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Associate Brand Manager, Grooming Strategy

Location: 

Shelton, CT, US

Req ID:  2706
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Edgewell is a global team of over 6,000 visionaries, doers and makers. Our secret is people, and we have an inspiring and collaborative global force of them. Our portfolio of over 25 brands touches lives in more than 50 countries by making useful things joyful. Together, we reimagine good mornings and endless summers, strive for more sustainable ways to beautify and bond, and do it all with not only confidence but determination.

 

Position Summary:

 

The Associate Brand Manager will be an integral member of the North America Brand Marketing team to help drive the strategy and brand communication in support of building strong brands. This role will assist in the planning, development, and implementation of all strategic and tactical consumer-marketing activities to enhance the growth and profitability of the brand.  Primary responsibilities will include supporting the Brand Manager to develop, recommend and lead the execution of marketing plans and manage the effective deployment of the marketing budget.  Responsibilities will also include designing mixed media campaigns with a strong focus on digital and social media marketing, trade spend management, forecasting, analysis and reporting. 

 

The brands that comprise Edgewell Grooming – Cremo, Jack Black, Bulldog and Edge - are some of the fastest growing brands in the company.  With the #1 Prestige Men’s Grooming Brand (Jack Black), the #1 Masstige Grooming Brand (Cremo), the #1 Shave Prep Brand (Edge), and a global leader in the natural-focused grooming segment (Bulldog), this business unit is uniquely positioned in the category to address a broad range of grooming consumer segments.  Cremo, Jack Black and Bulldog are all recent acquisitions and maintain their “disruptor”, entrepreneurial cultures while benefiting from the resources of a larger company. 

 

Accountabilities:

 

  • Assist in the development of detailed marketing plans to achieve stated objectives with a focus on digital platforms; support the creation of a full digital strategy to enhance brands in the digital space;
  • Develop brand communications including digital video content, paid social, social influencer content, trial programs and in-store programming;
  • Assist in developing and executing promotional initiatives to profitably increase consumption within budget parameters;
  • Support the annual strategic and business planning processes by assessing the market, evaluating past program performance, building marketing plans and identifying key goals and objectives;
  • Develop and manage A&P budget; provide regular updates of spending versus budget and ensure P&L is accurate and reflects any significant deviances from plan;  
  • Closely monitor and analyze sales volumes, market share trends and competitive activity; manage SKU level forecasting, volume bridges and ship/share model to drive forecast accuracy;
  • Measure and evaluate marketing activities to determine ROI and effectiveness of activity; identify key issues impacting brand volume performance and recommend potential solutions;
  • Initiate market research projects to deliver powerful consumer and customer insights as the basis for long-term brand growth; develop these insights into achievable plans;
  • Identify and apply key consumer insights to support business opportunities and anticipate competitive response to brand actions and effectively analyze Nielsen data to identify business issues and trends;
  • Partner closely with Sales to identify opportunities to expand the business in existing channels of trade;
  • Provide accurate and timely performance updates including in-depth analysis of variances along with recommendations;
  • Support the creation of TV, print and digital advertising;
  • Stay abreast of industry best practices and emerging technology opportunities in all areas related to digital marketing and social media;

 

 

Required Education, Skills and Experience

 

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a concentration in Business or Marketing related discipline;
  • 3+ years CPG experience having directly supported a brand in a global or commercial organization with strong analytical responsibilities;
  • 1+ years of experience planning and executing digital marketing campaigns;

 

Desirable Education, Skills and Experience

 

  • MBA preferred;
  • Strong commercial awareness and familiarity with latest marketing trends and best practices;
  • Demonstrated working experience in digital marketing; driving results through paid and organic social media campaigns;
  • Ability to conduct competitive analysis that identifies competitor strategies, strengths and weaknesses;
  • Savvy digital marketer with the ability to quickly understand and leverage the dynamic technology to maximize sales;
  • SEO experience (i.e., title tags, meta descriptions, key word density);
  • Self-motivated and goal-oriented; ability to work independently with minimal supervision;
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work in a highly collaborative environment and work effectively with team members and various key stakeholders;
  • Ability to recognize opportunities for improvements and proactively offer ideas for how to improve;
  • Excellent organizational skills; ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects autonomously in a challenging, fast-paced environment while consistently meeting time sensitive deadlines;
  • Ability to influence without direct authority;
  • Detail-oriented with strong analytical and strategic thinking skills;
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and highly matrixed environment;
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, ability to articulate in a clear and concise manner across various levels of the organization;
  • Proficiency using 3rd party technical and Social tools and platforms (Hootsuite, Buffer, Nuvi, TweetDeck Sprout Social, Sprinklr, Radian 6, Mail Chimp, Javascript, Word Press, CSS, etc).,
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

 

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Edgewell is an equal opportunity employer. We do all we can to create a collaborative and diverse global team, where good ideas can thrive, and our colleagues can learn and lead. We prohibit discrimination based on age, color, disability, marital or parental status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or any legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. We listen deeply and speak directly to create an environment that’s open to difference. We aim to bring joy to not only the products we create and the people we serve, but our colleagues across the globe too.


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