Associate Brand Manager

Wage Category: Exempt

Department:

Marketing

Location:

Burlington, VT

Reports To:

Senior Brand Manager

Date/Revision Date:

Fri, Dec. 07, 2012
OVERVIEW
Working with internal and external partners, the Associate Brand Manager is responsible for providing support in managing assigned products lines to drive business performance, in a way that delivers on Seventh Generation’s brand strategy and corporate mission.

PRIMARY JOB DUTIES

  • Participate in the development, management and implementation of marketing strategies and plans for assigned product lines.
  • Bring strategy to life by developing assigned initiatives within the full marketing mix - product, price, promotion, place & packaging.
  • Assist in the development consumer category insights need to determine market requirements for existing and future products, and to develop effective communication strategies.
  • Contribute to product positioning and key consumer messaging.
  • Contribute to our innovation and renovation agenda within assigned categories, through collaboration with senior marketing leadership and cross-functional areas.
  • Track and manage assigned product development initiatives through cross-functional development funnel.
  • Provide weekly/monthly dashboard to monitor performance and surface risks and opportunities.
    • Analyze consumer research, current market conditions (IRI, SPINS, Homescan, etc.) and competitor information to drive to effective recommendations and decisions.
    • Monitor, review and report on all marketing activity and results, and adjust as necessary to achieve desired business results.
    • Monitor and report on variances to product line P&Ls and associated budgets consistent with product/category/program objectives.
  • Coordinate with any external resources as needed (agencies, freelance, partnerships, etc).
  • Collaborate with Customer Marketing to develop supporting sales tools.
  • Help advance Seventh Generation’s mission by delivering effective products and consumer engagement programs that help people live healthier lives, through improvements in product/packaging sustainability, and also by personally demonstrating our shared values.

KNOWLEDGE & SKILL REQUIREMENTS

  • 1-3 years of brand management experience in consumer packaged goods setting.  Experience within Natural Products industry a strong plus.  Commitment to Natural Products industry and socially responsible business a must.
  • MBA preferred.
  • Proven ability to understand and consider financial scenarios (e.g. product P&Ls, ROI analyses, etc).
  • Exposure to a broad range of traditional and non-traditional consumer marketing techniques/vehicles (e.g., advertising, online marketing, community marketing, etc).
  • Demonstrated success leading cross-functional teams.
  • Experience working within data and interpreting results to drive decision-making – IRI or Neilsen, Spins, and customer-specific databases preferred.
  • Strong verbal, written, and presentation skills
  • Team player with “can do” attitude.
  • Desire to own decisions and take responsibility for outcomes.
  • Mature individual with capacity for rapid change and degree of ambiguity.
  • Desire to work in small, entrepreneurial environment and for a socially responsible business.
  • Willingness to travel when required.
  • Must exhibit a passion for the company’s vision, mission and values.

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Office environment – no special conditions
  • Travel up to 25% of the time.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.
Qualified applicants should send a current resume and cover letter to staffing@seventhgeneration.com.

Burlington, Vermont
2013-02-28
Seventh Generation
Human Resources



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