Nestle WIC Associate Manager in Arlington, Virginia
Gerber Products Company dba Nestle Infant Nutrition is seeking a WIC Associate Manager to join its Marketing team. This role can be located remotely or in the Arlington, VA location.
The WIC Associate Manager is responsible for supporting the WIC state execution to enable the achievement of the company’s commercial objectives and leading the logistics of the contract bid process.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
WIC State Execution: Primary point of contact for all brand-choice and Gerber contract states. Via direct engagement with WIC state decision makers, secure infant food WIC eligible new item authorizations and communicate packaging/product changes for both infant food and infant formula. This execution is applicable for all brand-choice states and should align with commercialized launch windows. Track and communicate status.
WIC Contract Bid Process: Manage the logistics of the WIC contract bid process for infant formula and infant foods. With oversight from the WIC Director, lead the ITB procurement notification, bid package submissions and contract maintenance.
WIC State Engagement: Participate in National WIC Association (NWA) annual conferences and WIC state conferences. Represent Gerber Products Company exhibiting and educating WIC personnel on Gerber infant foods portfolio. Networking and identifying WIC state key decision makers.
WIC Intelligence: Create and maintain 51 WIC state product authorization for infant foods, GGS infant formulas and food list databases in support of retail sales schematic planning, competitive intelligence and authorization priority setting. Analyze trends and results and propose/implement business and commercial recommendation with functional teams to quantify WIC business impact.
WIC Contracts: Partner with WIC Director in new Gerber Good Start contract activation with WIC-IN task team (Medical Sales, Retail Sales, Marketing, Medical Affairs). Attend WIC contract meetings to provide WIC State Nutritionist staff with Gerber Good Start educational assets and support (materials, webinars, etc.).
Minimum Bachelor's Degree is required; Registered Dietician or Food Nutrition credential is preferred. Minimum of 5 years experience on behalf of a food, pharmaceutical manufacturer or distributor is required. Experience with WIC state, local agency or businesses is preferred. Travel is approximately 25% if located in Arlington, VA office or 40% if located in a remote location.
Job: Marketing/Brand Management
Organization: Nestle Nutrition
Title: WIC Associate Manager
Requisition ID: 19000091
The Nestlé Companies are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in qualified candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran.