Associate Brand Manager

Buckingham Search - Chicago, IL

Buckingham Search is excited to announce a new partnership with a leading food production company!

This organization has asked us to find an enthusiastic and committed professional to join their team as an Associate Brand Manager. Snagging a spot on Forbes Best Employer for Women is just one of the many achievements for this company!

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop business objectives and marketing plans for assigned brand/categories, reflecting overall corporate goals; seamlessly execute marketing plans to deliver against brand, financial and share objectives
  • Monitor performance measurements to ensure brand is tracking against goals - recommends and implements corrective actions
  • Analyze data to identify insights and translate into business initiatives and/or actionable tasks to drive results
  • Lead/participate in development and execution of marketing strategies including brand positioning, communication strategies, advertising and consumer promotion initiatives
  • Direct agency partners as required to ensure effective and efficient translation of marketing strategies into activation plans
  • Lead/participate in development and execution of product and packaging innovation plans including concept development, feasibility validation, product and packaging R&D, business proposal and approval, project execution, customer sell in and tracking of in-market performance
  • Partner with short term and long term innovation, channels and customer business teams to develop and execute innovation plans including concept development, feasibility validation, product and packaging R&D, business proposal and approval, project execution, customer sell in and tracking of in-market performance
  • Work hand-in-hand with the sales organization to understand and integrate customer strategies in business and brand plans
  • Proactively work with Sales Strategy and Planning partners to ensure forecast accuracy, maximization of opportunities and development of plans to deliver against JBP objectives
  • Manage monthly volume forecast for assigned brand/categories, coordinating between demand and supply planning to deliver best-in-class forecast accuracy
  • Manage brand budget including MAP spending for assigned product responsibility


REQUIREMENTS:

  • An MBA or equivalent education/experience is required
  • A minimum 2 years of relevant marketing experience is required
  • Demonstrated strong analytical and strategic thinking skills are required; strong communication and presentation skills are required; strong collaborator with a demonstrated ability to lead cross functional teams; proven ability to effectively manage multiple projects in a dynamic environment is required
  • Experience with Nielsen and/or IRI is preferred
  • 6-10 trips per year


Posted On: Tuesday, August 6, 2019



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