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Global Associate Brand Manager

Location: 

Shelton, CT, US

Req ID:  471
Job Type: 

We are a global team of 6000 visionaries, doers, and makers. Our portfolio of over 25 brands touches lives in more than 50 countries. Together, we reimagine good mornings and endless summers, beauty and bonding, confidence and determination.

 

Position Summary:

 

The Global Associate Brand Manager will serve a critical role in helping drive global strategy, brand communication and new product development initiatives in support of the business.  Primary responsibilities will include support the new product development process from consumer insight ideation to product delivery, generating creative assets to support the brand, managing the overhead budget, and supporting the annual strategic planning process.  This role will report to the Global Senior Brand Manager. 

 

Accountabilities:

  • New Product Development
    • Work collaboratively with Program Management to lead product launches from inception to launch, managing the stage gate process proactively
    • Work closely with the Product Development team responsible for the design, qualification and delivery of new products
    • Partner with Global Consumer and Product Insights (CPI) to proactively uncover consumer insights and emerging trends
    • Develop and qualify new product concepts and packaging designs
    • Initiate packaging briefs and manage packaging implementation
  • Commercial Innovation
    • Evaluate regional marketing team requests for new items and provide launch recommendations
    • Support regional teams in delivering approved requests; provide guidance on brand strategy
  • Brand Communication
    • Support Global Brand Team in developing communication briefs for new product launches or new equity project
    • Provide support on advertising asset creation as needed
  • Budget Management
    • Maintain the packaging & research budget tracking documents
    • Provide monthly updates of spending versus budgets and informing SBM of any significant deviances from plan
  • Business Analytics
    • Collaborate with Regional Marketing Teams to provide an in-depth Global assessment of brand performance every quarter
    • Facilitate sharing of best practices to Area Marketing Teams
    • Support annual strategic planning process

 

  • Special Projects
    • Periodically, may be assigned special projects in support of brand, segment, or business needs;

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 and project management responsibilities;
  • 1+ years of experience planning and executing digital and social 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;
  • Experience drafting consumer concepts and agency briefs
  • Ability to conduct competitive analysis that identifies competitor strategies, strengths and weaknesses;
  • 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;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Edgewell is an equal opportunity employer, and 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 other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

 

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