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Global Confectionery Plus Category Marketing Manager

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Job ID 42821 Date posted 05/12/2021 Location : Schiphol, Netherlands

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 155,000 employees who use new technologies, dynamic insights and over 155 years of experience to connect farmers with markets, customers with ingredients, and people and animals with the food they need to thrive. 

Cargill’s global edible oil solutions business has more than 8,000 employees at more than 50 facilities in 20 countries. Fueled by our culture, values and strategy, we aspire to be the leading global provider of edible oils and nutrition for the world's growing population. Our vision: we will grow to be the most globally relevant and trusted partner in edible oil solutions. Our direction: we will win by building distinct capabilities and a culture that creates deep customer intimacy and value, enabling opportunities for healthier lives and sustainable growth. We offer a range of products and solutions to foodservice, retail, manufacturing and distribution customers around the world, touching the lives of billions of people every day. By understanding the world around us and listening intently to our customers, we are ready to solve their biggest challenges successfully and sustainably.

Job Purpose and Impact

The Global Confectionery Plus Category Marketing Manager will create value for the global category by providing thought leadership into identifying, developing and leading world class business to business marketing initiatives delivered through a cross functional, global, virtual team. In this role, you will develop and apply in depth knowledge of business drivers and category offerings and identify compelling value propositions that resonate with customers and deliver business goals.

Key Accountabilities

  • Provide marketing thought leadership into the development of the long term, global strategy and annual functional plans for the product category.
  • Understand and apply market dynamics, customer needs, competitor intelligence and consumer behaviors to identify opportunities for value capture.
  • Drive innovation by translating outside market and category trends and insights into tangible, value add business opportunities, ensuring the category project portfolio is balanced and spans both tactical and strategic timeframes.
  • Partner collaboratively with the regional marketing teams to create category specific marketing strategic, tactical and communications plans.
  • Partner collaboratively in the creation of launch materials and training, including full infrastructure for launch and develop strong engagement plans for initiatives, working globally across functions to deliver results, measured against key performance indicators.
  • Build and maintain critical relationships with key decision makers and stakeholders both internally and externally.
  • Provide marketing updates to key stakeholders to keep them apprised of major consumer trends and technical, regulatory and manufacturing influences on current and potential product ranges.
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Provide expert thought leadership in your field and work with limited direction, using additional research and interpretation to identify issues or problems. You may provide direction to supporting team members and be a strategic contributor.



  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of six years of related work experience


  • Master's degree or master of business administration in marketing
  • Minimum of eight years of related work experience
  • Food, business to business or business to customer industry experience
  • Digital and social media marketing experience

In return for your expertise and commitment, we will provide a fast paced stimulating international environment, which will stretch your abilities and channel your talents. We also offer competitive salary and benefits combined with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the largest and most solid private companies in the world. 

Interested? Then make sure to send us your CV and cover letter in English today.
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