Senior Brand Manager, Strategic Brands - CPG 9/1/2016
Susan Rosenstein Executive Search
JOB DESCRIPTIONAPPLY Our client, a consumer packaged goods manufacturer with a portfolio of major brands, is seeking a Senior Brand Manager with a general manager perspective and the entrepreneurial drive to manage the wide range of activities that grow a business--from the strategic planning that drives brand sales to the operational minutia that insures tactical success.
This is an opportunity to manage a $460M portfolio of products, to collect category management insights that support growth and development platforms, identify gaps and opportunities in the market and develop new product offerings that exploit these opportunities, and to manage media plan elements, e-commerce strategy and brand partnerships for a growing brand with over 50years of brand equity.
The position will be responsible for a business comprised of both branded and private label products. She/he will manage the branded business at the company's largest customer and will run the private label business for the category, which has been growing significantly. In addition, she/he will participate in brand communications activities and will lead a variety of projects in this arena throughout the year.
The company is located in the northern suburbs of Chicago and has a collaborative and family-friendly culture.
QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS plus MBA, strongly preferred, 6-10years of proven success in brand management at classical CPG companies and/or consumer durables companies selling to the grocery, drug and mass channels and a desire for general management experience, managing internal and external teams, managing strategy and tactics, in a fast-paced and entrepreneurial environment. Additional qualifications include strong strategic skills, a keen understanding of marketing mix fundamentals and the ability to execute against those fundamentals, excellent presentation and communications skills, and a high energy level.