Associate Brand Manager (BBBH11208) Plano, Texas

The mission of our client is to be the world's premier consumer products company focused on convenient foods and beverages. They seek to provide opportunities for growth and enrichment to our employees, our business partners and the communities in which they operate. And in everything they do, they strive for honesty, fairness and integrity.

Top 3 critical objectives:

  • Ensure the successful launch of the new brand in small format stores.
    o This includes developing launch materials for in store, out of store, outdoor media and grassroots.
    o More importantly this role will be expanding the launch to new channels – grocery stores, colleges and universities and food service.
    o The objective of this role is to surpass sales targets of $15.7M
    o This job will also require developing partnership opportunities with outside partners to develop increased distribution.
  • Grow our $2.3Billion dollar single serve salty business by over 5%.
    o This role will require new thinking to growing velocity of the entire Company portfolio.
    o This includes step changing growth and the rest of the portfolio.
    o Efforts in this area will require unique marketing and partnership programs with our Company and AB partners
  • This role will be critical to developing and executing our price/size architecture for our single serve business.
    o This role will require working with the Marketing CFO and his team to combine efforts around large and small format packaging design and messaging.
    o This will require experience working with a design agency and combining efforts with different teams.
    o Lastly this objective will require working with research partners to better understand the best way to communicate.
    o Other objectives will include working with IRI and SDW data to better understand our business position and 2014 opportunities.
    o There will also be numerous ad hoc marketing jobs that relate to the objectives above.
    Skill Sets:
    Required:
    BA/BS Degree
    Required Qualifications
    Minimum 3 years marketing experience – Company marketing or sales experience a PLUS
    At least 3 years CPG work experience
    At least 1 year experience working with an advertising or design agency. Skills needed include agency management, experience writing briefs and providing creative feedback
    At least 1 year experience working in sales and the ability to translate sales needs into marketing ideas
    Entrepreneurial Passion and Drive

    PREFERRED SKILLS
  • Excellent collaboration skills which will allow marketing and sales to work in partnership
  • Strategic thinking with the end goal of building a portfolio business
  • Experience on all key elements of marketing – branding, and clearly developing POS materials to ensure breakthrough in store
  • Critical design and marketing skills with the goal of ensuring proper simple design and ease of working with designers.
    Digital experience

    Approx. Duration: 4 months

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