Marketing Brand Manager - Mini Cans

Job Description

Auto req ID: 197262BR

Job Description

More than ever, Packaging is a key lever in generating brand love and winning consumers at the Moment of Choice. The Brand Manager, Mini Cans – will be a critical member within the team tasked with driving NAB growth by delivering disruptive, packaging-centric innovation within Core Minis and new mainstream mixers platform. Specifically, this individual will have the unique opportunity to drive the holistic (Communications, Innovation and Commercial) agenda including:

  • Developing and executing the year-long communications and engagement plans for mini cans including advertising, consumer promotions and earned/paid media
  • Leading the commercial agenda for mini cans to ensure flawless Customer and field execution as well as maximize consumer conversion in-store
  • Developing and execution the minis innovation pipeline to ensure the long term viability of the platform inclusive of highly incremental white space opportunity of Mixers
  • Creation and launch of new Mini Mixer brand proposition

This role is set within the flat, high performing Portfolio Solutions team as a part of the broader Innovation and Capabilities team under Emily Silver. The team moves at a fast pace and has implemented new agile ways of working to accomplish key objectives. The marketing manager would be part of a pilot program where 25% of the time may be spent advancing priority agendas within the larger I&C team exposing the person to different facets of the business and increasing senior level exposure.

  • Lead creative development and execution for all Mini Can, base and mixers, programming
  • Lead agencies to maximize creativity & consumer appeal​​
  • Collaborate with media team on media planning and buying through Agency 3rd party to distribute content
  • Lead the strategy and development of long-term and annual mini can plans including:
    • Problems to Solve (Consumer, Commercial, System)
    • Big Idea Development (Consumer advertising and promotion ideation, screening, testing)
    • Annual Operating Plan (AOP)
    • Innovation pipeline (flavors & pack configurations)
  • Collaborate with business counterparts and agency partners to craft a winning Mini Mixers proposition including brand, design, product profile, and commercialization approach to launch in early 2020
  • Collaborate with Brands on the communications/branding of the initiatives to ensure:
    • Represents accretive programming to individual Brand plans
    • Maintains equity guardrails
    • Leverages Brands’ existing assets, where appropriate
  • Collaborate with NAB Functional, Field org leads on the AOP to drive prioritization and commercial activation plans
  • Collaborate with Consumer Insights, Finance/Revenue Management, Field Operations, Sales Operations & Planning, Demand Xcelerator and Brand Marketing to:
    • Identify the unified Problems to Solve
    • Prioritize the NAB Big Bets
    • Develop system communications, including Sell Story
    • Develop holistic marketing programming (Media to Shelf)


  • Education/Certifications:
    • Minimum Qualification: Undergraduate Degree
    • Preferred: MBA with a concentration in Marketing
    • Work Experience:
    • A minimum of 5 years prior experience (if undergrad degree only) OR 2 years of prior Marketing experience (if Advanced degree)
    • Preferred: Prior Marketing experience within consumer packaged goods
  • Skills/Capabilities:
    • Executive presence and an ability to present to all levels of the organization
    • A sense of urgency, bias for action, and ability to ruthlessly prioritize
    • Culturally connected; engaged with disruptive categories
    • Insatiable intellectual curiosity and a drive to understand people
    • Transformational thinking and comfort with risk taking
    • Demonstrated ability to develop and cultivate relationships to effectively communicate and influence in matrix environment
    • Ability to demonstrate resilience and agility in an environment of change
    • Proven track record of identifying rich consumer insights and translating them into effective marketing programs, effectively coaching creative development
    • Ability to read and analyze financials, consumer research, and syndicated data and trends
    • Creative thinking and problem solving skills
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Relocation Eligible: Not Eligible for Relocation
Job Type: Regular

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