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NAM Merchandise & Display Mgr

Location: 

Shelton, CT, US

Req ID:  3250
Job Type: 
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.

 

The Manager, M&D will be an integral member of the Sales organization and will provide thought leadership in the development, implementation, and evaluation of merchandising activities to improve sales performance. In support of the brand & sales teams, this role will influence cross-functional teams in the strategy and flawless execution of displays and special packs and will work closely with the commercial team to identify innovative and cost- efficient merchandising and shopper strategies to drive both top line and profitability targets.  As a member of the larger Customer Engagement & Operations team, the M &D Manager will play a critical role in improving the way EPC shows up to the Customer & Consumer.

 

 

Accountabilities

 

 

o Manage all promotional and secondary packaging programs and activities (special packs, displays, racks & POP) including, but not limited to:

    • Participate in all required annual, monthly, weekly, and ad-hoc planning and reporting to develop and align on the Menu of National Displays, Account Specific Displays, Racks, Special Packs and POP for each year.
    • Provide leadership to the cross-functional team to execute the M&D Menu on time and within budget.  Lead the weekly co-packer Project Review Meeting.  Ensure all special packs and displays are legally approved and meet or exceed all internal quality standards. Support the process of evaluating and approving opportunities during the year.
    • Partner with Brand/Sales teams to understand and apply brand/customer strategies, especially each brand’s Creative Strategy, Merchandising Strategy, and Brand Positioning Statement.  Apply latest approved iterations of brand graphics and key copy points; interface with creative agencies to aid in developing graphics.  Understand account style guides to make solid display recommendations to drive impulse purchase
    • Proactively identify cost effectiveness and process improvement opportunities to drive synergies across LOBS. Work directly with internal operations teams and external partners (co-packers, suppliers, agencies) to foster positive working relationships and drive positive change
    • Leverage retail/competitive insights/industry trends to support recommendations and drive out of the box solutions.  Demonstrate comprehensive understanding of retail merchandising trends and share this knowledge and strategic implications across the organization; perform regular retail visits as needed.

o Cost Management/Budget - actively identify opportunities to reduce display costs and increase display effectiveness

 

o Create budget rigor by leading monthly budget meetings with finance and brand partners to provide budget reporting/reconciliation. Meetings include Sr. M &D manager, Sr. Marketing Manager, and Sr. Finance manager.  Actively communicate budget risks/favorability in support of overall P &L impact.

o Showcase strategic thinking a to make financial decisions on budget allocations among customer teams to best support company goals.

 

o Serve as expert for inline merchandising solutions to drive category/brand share gains

 

Required Education, Skills and Experience

 

o Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with a concentration in Business or Marketing related discipline.

o 3+ years having managed complex project projects for a large CPG organization with strong analytical responsibilities.

 

Desirable Education, Skills and Experience

 

o Strong project management skills: demonstrated ability to prioritize and handle several projects simultaneously while meeting tight deadlines.

o Ability to influence without direct authority.

o Decisive and action oriented.

o Creative problem solver.

o Self-motivated and goal-oriented; ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

o Strong interpersonal skills: ability to work in a highly collaborative environment and work effectively with team members and various key stakeholders.

o Detail-oriented with strong analytical and strategic thinking skills.

o Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

o Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, ability to articulate in a clear and concise manner across various levels of the organization.

o 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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