Brand Manager in Chicago, IL at Tyson Foods

Date Posted: 6/3/2018

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    Chicago, IL
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Career Description

SUMMARY: The Brand Manager is responsible for management of the business activities for the brand and has total responsibility to manage budget and P&L to meet company objectives for Annual Operating Plan and Long Range Planning process. This role develops long and short-term strategies, marketing plans, new products, packaging, advertising, and sales promotion programs that will achieve corporate profit, volume, and share objectives. The role also directs the activities of advertising agencies. Other responsibilities include: Develop and implement the marketing objectives, strategies, and the long range and annual plans for assigned categories reflecting overall corporate goals; manage budget and MAP spending for assigned product responsibility; monitor performance measurements to ensure sales volume, share and profit objectives are accomplished - recommends and implements corrective actions; act as liaison with all other corporate functions to ensure business initiatives receive necessary focus; creatively identify opportunity areas for growth by effectively using consumption data, market research and competitive intelligence; develop meaningful consumer positioning for all assigned product lines that creates added value versus competitive and effectively communicate product advantages to consumers; develop brand strategies that create consumer, customer, shopper engagement and loyalty; manage the development and introduction of new products in cooperation with New Business Development group and R &D to provide a full line of differentiated products, each meeting target consumer needs and offering the highest competitive value; work hand-in-hand with the sales organization to ensure corporate objectives are met and that our strategies and programs are effectively implemented; direct advertising agencies and other suppliers in the development and implementation of marketing strategies and programs, gaining maximum value from MAP expenditures
EDUCATION: An MBA or equivalent education/experience is required.
EXPERIENCE: Minimum of 3 years CPG brand management experience.
SPECIAL SKILLS (if applicable): Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of marketing and finance; Demonstrated strength in strategic thinking with a consumer lens is required; Proven track record in managing and meeting volume and profit targets through creative marketing of existing lines; Strong analytical skills a must; Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
SUPERVISORY: Typically manages at least one direct report.
TRAVEL: 6-10 trips per year

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