Senior Marketing and Innovation Manager

30.06.2022 permanent Full time

Lesters has been at the heart of Quebecers’ special occasions for over 90 years. Are you a fan of smoked meat? Well, Lesters’ wonderful team makes the best smoked meat there is. Since we are a small business, we take good care of our people. At Lesters, you will be working with the nicest colleagues in a clean and professional environment that will, no doubt, whet your appetite because it always smells so good here! If you have an appetite for a well garnished job with all kinds of benefits, you will be well served at Lesters. And if you have a taste for advancement, we will make sure to acknowledge your full potential and offer every opportunity to propel your career froward. Lesters is truly a great place to work!

We are currently looking for someone who is ambitious, who does not like routine, who enjoys juggling multiple projects at once, who is driven by innovation and communication, who is creative, who knows how to find information in an original way, who is autonomous and who takes a lot of initiative. If you recognize yourself, you’ll have a great time with us!




Monday to Friday

It’s Great Working at Lesters!

  • This is a permanent position, with a 40-hour work week. If you are looking for stability, this one’s for you;
  • Shifts are from Monday to Friday: because we feel you deserve to rest on the weekend;
  • We offer group insurance (medical and dental) because we want to keep you healthy;
  • We also provide a pension plan so that you will be well provided for when you leave us for your retirement;
  • You will be given employee discount on all our products;
  • We also provide floating personal days so that you can take time off when you need it;
  • Here, parking is not a problem like at many downtown locations; there’s enough space for everyone;
  • But If public transport is more your thing, know that it will take you to our door.

We would love to have you on board if you recognize yourself in these elements:

  • You have a Bachelor’s degree in administration, marketing option or equivalent;
  • You have a minimum of ten (10) years of relevant experience in the agri-food processing sector;
  • You are a marketing generalist having worked in both product development and consumer communication;
  • You are bilingual (French/English spoken and written).

Here’s a look at your future responsibilities:

  • Contribute to sales growth by launching new innovative products;
  • Prepare and lead the Stage Gate Committee which includes senior management;
  • Actively participate in innovation planning through data analysis, market monitoring of new products, consumer studies, brainstorming sessions and consumer trends;
  • Participate in brand strategy thinking for each innovation;
  • Prepare consumer research briefs or client consultations when required by innovation projects;
  • Write packaging design briefs;
  • Manage all phases of the product development process ensuring that key priorities and objectives are met;
  • Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams (R&D, Sales, Finance, Purchasing, Operations) in the success of innovation projects;
  • Prepare innovative marketing strategies and communication plans for retail and foodservice product launches;
  • Prepare presentations to customers in collaboration with the Sales team;

 NB: The use of the masculine gender is intended to lighten the text and make it easier to read.

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