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Insights & Category Data Manager



Location: Brea HQ 

Exemption: Exempt 



Ventura Foods is a leading global manufacturer of branded and custom food products that can be found at national and regional restaurants, hospitals and universities, movie theatres and major retailers in the U.S. and in more than 60 countries. At 15 manufacturing sites across North America, Ventura Foods creates dressings and sauces, mayonnaises, margarines, and oils that help our customers create great-tasting flavors with high-quality ingredients. Those same high-quality ingredients go into our own set of branded products, such as: Marie’s® dressings, LouAna® oils, Dean’s® dips and Gold n’ Soft® spreads. Our company is headquartered in Brea, California with operations across the U.S, Canada, Mexico, the Philippines and Singapore. Regardless of your role, function or location, at Ventura Foods, you'll be part of a supportive team dedicated to helping our customers delight their customers.

Position Summary:

The primary purpose of this role is to support strategic Ventura Foods customers by providing guiding insights and category management expertise by leveraging available data, including customer portals, third party data syndication and internal Ventura Foods systems. This information is used to partner with the Ventura Foods sales organization and strategic customers to review performance metrics and identify business development opportunities.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide insight guidance and recommendation for strategic internal and external customers to maximize Ventura Foods' volume and further deepen our relationships with key customers.Management of multiple customer datasets, IRI & NPD syndicated industry data, and Ventura shipment data.
  • Working with data solution partners on linkage of multiple data sources for development of total portfolio scorecards and business performance metrics.
  • Oversee creation & maintenance of data tables and ensure data integrity.
  • Maintain controls for data security and ensure usage practices meet data usage policies.
  • Implementation and automation of performance scorecards for Ventura Foods & broker network.
  • Lead technical resource for insights & selling teams utilizing databases, BI tools, and reporting.
Education and Experience:
  • BA/BS in Marketing, Economics, or Statistics
  • MBA or MA preferred
  • 5+ years CPG &/or Foodservice experience analyzing data and building reporting templates
  • 5+ years experience in data analyst role developing data visualization with BI tools
  • Experience utilizing several data mining & BI tools linked to multiple data sets from distinct sources
  • Ability to communicate complicated technical & data management processes to non-technical stakeholders
Knowledge and Skills:
  • Expert in utilizing & analyzing multiple data sources
  • Excel & business intelligence tool expertise (ex. Oracle BI, 1010data, MicroStrategy, Tableau, or Qlikview)
  • BI tool expertise to include linking of data, visualization, ad-hoc reporting, and dashboard development
  • Functional/Technical Skills (database management, analytics, scorecarding, metrics)
  • Time management/Priority setting
  • Strong communication and relationship development with internal/external stakeholders
  • Dealing with Ambiguity


Ventura Foods is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Orange County
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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