Senior Engagement Manager 380 views0 applications

Do you want autonomy within your role as well as creative freedom? 

Do you thrive in a collaborative environment and strive to be an innovator?

Do you dare to dream and aren’t shy of failure every once in a while?

Are you a trailblazer who is energized by charting your own path?

If you answered yes to one or more of these questions then RodeoCPG could be the perfect opportunity for you!

Who We Are

Rodeo is a services & advisory firm serving Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) brands as they look to launch and grow. Our expertise in R&D, Operations and Sales and deep knowledge of the CPG food industry allows us to support brands by commercializing new products, crafting exciting new products for our clients, providing solutions and partnership for ongoing operations, and providing sales strategy and management. We are continually innovating our service offerings to better serve our growing portfolio of clients more effectively and efficiently. You will have the chance to work with some of the most exciting brands in the industry – visit our website to find out more about who we are as well as some of the brands we have already worked with!

Job Description

RodoeCPG is seeking a Senior Engagement Manager which will be a dynamic role requiring you to manage the client, the cross-functional team, and the project. You will work with the internal Rodeo and client team to achieve the client’s goals on timeline and budget. You will lead commercialization engagements from start to finish working with members of our R&D, Operations & Sales teams. The role requires the ability to build strong relationships both with the client team and with our internal team and to navigate the challenges of the innovation process. While you will own more complex engagements completely, you will also manage and coach Engagement Managers as they run less-complex engagements, with your support. You will be instrumental as we look to grow our Engagement Management department to serve a growing list of clients even more effectively.

Key Elements of Role:

  • Lead engagements with brands from kickoff to product launch managing the multiple workstreams of the commercialization process simultaneously (R&D, Marketing, Data & Consumer Research, Operations & Sales +)

  • Direct Product Strategy: Act as a thought partner to the client to define their product vision, synthesize market data and client preferences to set a strategy and execute it

  • Manage the client: Build and manage relationships with client counterparts; Keep projects on scope while balancing client needs through the ups and downs of the innovation process; negotiate scope & pricing changes as needed

  • Staff the Project: Work with cross-functional counterparts internally (R&D, OPS, Sales Directors) to staff projects appropriately, creating the best roster for client & team

  • Manage a Cross-functional Team: Manage Rodeo’s cross-functional team assigned to the project, keeping everyone to task, and maintain all internal project management tools

  • Guide Decision-making: Synthesize cross-functional information to direct the internal project team into and guide the client in decision making

  • Run Internal & External Meetings, Maintain Communication & Tools: Run external meetings and create and share all client facing correspondence and materials; Run internal meetings and maintain all project management tools

  • Anticipate & Navigate Hurdles: Constantly review the status of the project to anticipate hurdles, seek out information from the client and internal team and problem-solve to get to a solution

  • Leadership Visibility: Keeping track of all projects and key milestones and providing visibility to senior management

  • Managing and coaching Engagement Managers: on some clients your work will be limited to strategic advisory and navigating hurdles and you will support Engagement Managers as they manage projects helping them prioritize, navigate hurdles, make decisions, and improve upon relationship building, presentation skills +

  • Innovate & Improve: identify and share opportunities and solutions to improve Rodeo’s approach to client engagements

Qualifications/Experience/Skills

  •  5+ years of commercialization experience in CPG

  • Track record of running multiple projects and managing competing priorities

  •  Experience leading cross-functional teams through successful projects

  •  Experience managing external agencies, clients, or other relevant experience

  •  Self-starter comfortable working autonomously and with teams in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment

  •  Strong collaborator, problem-solver and innovator with experience building processes and tools to improve efficiency

  •  Experience influencing stakeholders and navigating the organization

  •  Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  •  Proficiency in Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Excel, Word +)

 Nice To Haves

  • Passion for the food industry – brands & trends, natural products, chefs & restaurants

  • Understanding of, or experience in R&D, Operations, or Sales functions

  • Experience working with syndicated consumption data (SPINS, IRI, Nielsen)

Benefits

  • Health Insurance 

  • Life Insurance 

  • 401(k) Plan 

  • Advancement potential – You are not bound by your specific role. In a rapidly-growing business the sky is truly the limit!

  • Opportunity for remote working

  • Flexible paid vacation policy – We all need an extra day of rest sometimes!

  • A supportive workgroup dedicated to uplifting one another

  • Work-life flexibility – Family and friends are important to us too!

Disclaimer:

If you were excited by any portion of this description but may not think you meet every qualification, that is okay! Don’t disqualify yourself because our team would still love the opportunity to get to know you better. Rodeo is all about growth and development! 

Equal Opportunity Employer

RodeoCPG LLC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, or veteran status. We celebrate, support, and thrive on our differences, backgrounds, and the qualities that make us unique. RodeoCPG LLC provides employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. RodeoCPG LLC is a collaborative environment where exploring and understanding our differences is a core piece of how we continually build a healthier and more inclusive business.

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Rodeo is a services & advisory firm serving Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) brands as they look to launch and grow. Our expertise in R&D, Operations and Sales and deep knowledge of the CPG food industry allows us to support brands by commercializing new products, crafting exciting new products for our clients, providing solutions and partnership for ongoing operations, and providing sales strategy and management. We are continually innovating our service offerings to better serve our growing portfolio of clients more effectively and efficiently. You will have the chance to work with some of the most exciting brands in the industry – visit our website to find out more about who we are as well as some of the brands we have already worked with!
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