Marketing Manager

Marketing/Brand Management Oakland, California


Hybrid Oakland Head Quarters close to BART

Competitive Compensation and Total Rewards

Bonus and Benefits Eligible role

Marketing Manager 

Are you looking to catapult your career by transforming household brands? Do you crave an entrepreneurial, fast-paced and engaging growth assignment working with incredible people from across the globe?

At Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream, we are excited to start a new chapter of accelerated growth as part of Froneri – a global pure-play ice cream leader. Come help us transform DGIC into the #1 ice cream brand! With nearly 100 years of winning experience in the U.S, a robust portfolio of powerhouse brands that consumers know and love such as Häagen-Dazs, Drumstick, Dreyer’s & Edy’s, and the backing and coaching of European-based ice cream experts, we know we have the winning recipe.

Headquartered in Oakland, the Bay Area’s hub for up-and-coming food trends, our teams across our offices and factories are raising the bar on all things ice cream. We are investing in significant capital expansions to grow our Operations and Supply Chain and are transforming how we work at every level to become agile, accelerate growth and elevate our quality. With a renewed focus on frozen treats, our tight-knit team of ambitious innovators are fully immersed in the business and encouraged to flex and make decisions quickly. We are committed to pursuing every great idea and delivering the best ice cream experience for our consumers, when and where they want it.

Unleash your potential at Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream and discover what a sweet career we have in store for you.

Main Purpose of Job:

Be the brand champion for a $2.5 billion organization and drive key activities in support of profitable brand sales and market share growth with a multi-year perspective. Demonstrate proactive leadership and ownership end-to-end with a business owner mindset across every aspect of the job; exhibit a generalist/strategic mindset in every project and interaction.

  • Own and lead brand activities across all facets of the business as an advocate for the consumer.
  • Partner cross functionally on the development and execution of strong category sales stories and retailer partnerships for Research and Development/New Product Development.
  • Oversee execution & optimization of commercial plan. Responsibility for leading quality benchmarking across commercial team.


  1. Deliver brand sales / margin targets
  2. Achieve brand share targets
  3. Brand Health through relevant scorecard
  4. Deep segment understanding
  5. NPD Launch performance/ Consumer acceptance
  6. Budget spend/management
  7. Benchmarking
  8. Financial acumen related to the product
  9. Product quality – complaint levels, ratings and reviews, repeats, customer feedback
  10. Ice cream knowledge

Levels of responsibility

  1. Ownership of brand business KPIs
  2. New Product Development Launch Acceptance
  3. Communication execution
  4. Executional oversight of budget

Role and Activity

Brand Stewardship

  1. Partner with Brand Director to develop and drive brand strategy to achieve budget sales & market share
  2. Partner with sales to optimize the trade & pricing strategy and recommend the launch support program for new items
  3. Relentlessly examine performance, optimize and prioritize all demand generation levers to support short term and long-term business success
  4. Lead and own deep understanding of weekly brand KPIs with a focus on action/course correction
  5. Develop deep understanding of key competitors in our segment & their actions (year-round). Recommend plan optimizations based on learnings
  6. Oversee brand with deep understanding, spending savvy, attention to detail and optimization mindset
  7. Deep understanding of brand and shopper
  8. Lead and sell-in aspects of the brand plan to management, cross-functional partners and external stakeholders


  1. Regular focus on quality benchmarking against competitors with total commercial team - with a bias for action
  2. Advocate and act on quality opportunities across all parts of the consumer experience, collaborating with factory and NPD teams. Factory in-person visits and collaboration as needed.
  3. Advocate and drive constant support of CRQS across all consumer product experiences. Have deep understanding of quality complaints and drive required actions
  4. Drive new product ideation and development in line with brand strategy & relevant consumer insights
  5. Partner cross functionally to create strong category / retailer story to sell in New Products
  6. Partner with key cross-functional teams to lead & commercialize key New Product projects on time


  1. Embrace the consumer and ensure our brands are resonating in the market
  2. Work with lead agencies to develop and implement communication plans across all touchpoints. Own day-to-day agency and cross-functional team management, strategy, planning, execution and results measurement. Ensure brand consistency across all communication areas.
  3. Relentlessly examine campaign performance and optimize to ensure we achieve sales and share goals
  4. Practice benchmarking across all areas of marketing (vendors, packaging agencies, printing, etc.) with buy better mindset
  5. Lead packaging design and implementation as needed for renovation, innovation, quality improvements with Omni-channel team to support brand activities in key retailer programs


  1. Ensure your team members are appropriately informed to do their jobs. Know your people to optimize work for performance.
  2. Develop direct report to ensure strong performance and capabilities for a generalist mindset – with a focus on deeper product understanding, costing and quality standards.
  3. Have the mindset of continuous improvement for yourself, your direct reports and broader team
  4. Be proactive in driving complexity out of processes / ways of working to drive for quicker/better decision making.



We passionately look beyond accepted practices to find new ways to improve our business and excite the market.


We understand what drives value in our business and strive to be the best we can whilst upholding high ethical standards.


We know who our consumers are, what they want and we provide the best experience.


We commit to do what we say we will do. We are encouraged to express our opinions and we are proactive and accountable for our own actions.


We recognize the greater value created by people working together to deliver superior results for the whole company. We treat each other with respect

Key Experiences: What experiences are key to success in this job?

  • 2+ years of experience as Marketing Manager preferred
  • Experience leading base business initiatives and long-term innovation
  • Traditional CPG experience Preferred including familiarity with IRI / Nielsen data and New Product Development
  • People Management experience strongly preferred
  • MBA is not required and not preferred
  • Undergrad in a relevant field preferred

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.