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Senior Brand Experience & Development Marketing Associate- NIDO

Senior Brand Experience & Development Marketing Associate- NIDO

 

As the world leader in nutrition, health and wellness for children from birth to preschool, Gerber Products Company is committed to creating a strong future. We joined the Nestlé Nutrition family in 2007, and have been a partner in parenthood ever since. Our Anything for Baby team works closely with experts to create products that enrich and establish healthy habits for children, and are good for the planet as well. A career at Gerber provides meaningful opportunities to develop professionally, and nurture generations to come. Now is the time to define your future, and ours too.

 

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

 

 

As a Brand Experience and Development Sr. Associate, you are responsible for developing the strategy (<18 months) and executing annual commercialization plans to deliver profitable growth and key near-term operations for NIDO. In this role, you leverage actionable insights to drive end-to-end optimization, identify and drive innovation, lead communications, and unlock consumer & customer value. In collaboration with cross-functional teams including Sales, Operations, and Finance will ensure executional excellence of our annual business plans.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

Consumer & Customer Intimacy

  • Develop a deep understanding of the demographics, psychographics, occasions, path to purchase and behavioral drivers of the brand’s consumer through data and research
  • Understand, validate and/or develop the consumer’s hidden universal truths to drive relevant communications 
  • Analyzes data and synthesizes learning into insights to optimize plan and commercial investment decisions to deliver business results
  • Experience leveraging data and trends to generate insights and transforming them into marketing innovation, brand building (communications) and retail programs

Business Planning

  • P&L ownership to ensure that key business KPI’s are met—revenue, profit, market share and brand health.
  • Lead the monthly operating process to deliver business performance and ensure accurate forecasting to mitigate supply challenges as well as key demand fluctuations. Track sales, consumption, and consumer trends to identify gaps / opportunities
  • Project end to end impact of business plan and prepare cross-functional teams to deliver (procurement, T&P, ensure supply, etc.)
  • Manage brand’s consumer marketing budget and demonstrate efficient and effective investment approach
  • Lead the development of strategic revenue management strategies to drive long-term profitable growth for the business including pricing, promo, and price pack architecture (PPA)
  • Manufacturing & distribution capabilities / Long Term Sourcing & Procurement Strategy
  • Strategically chart a course for the category, portfolio, and brand using data-driven decision-making; uses the various business planning cycles to build compelling stories to rally internal teams and customers; prioritized rewarding sensorial experience like superior taste, alluring packaging, and breakthrough communications
  • Explore and incorporate new approaches to brand innovation in the brand’s innovation strategy including licensing agreements and strategic partnership

Brand and Product Experience

  • Works with the internal teams and external creative / media agencies to develop marketing strategies and plans that increase awareness, penetration and / or purchase frequency
  • Identifies optimal engagement strategy and campaign structure to reach consumers when and where they are most receptive
  • Strong understanding of brand foundational tools and ensures the cultural relevance of the brand’s identity, essence, and activations across all touchpoints
  • Activate brand’s nutrition health and wellness proposition in consumer communication
  • Works to produce continuous growth out of total demand generation dollars; manages brand’s consumer marketing budget and demonstrate efficient and effective investment approach 
  • Management of budget, as well as evaluate share, sales and profit for the brand 
  • Support packaging changes due to product, graphic and/or formula changes
  • Within the context of the division's Innovation / Renovation strategy, support I&R pipeline development based on key consumer, shopper and marketplace data 
  • In collaboration with cross-functional and external experts, lead innovation projects in support of the brand’s innovation strategy 

Commercial Excellence

  • Partners with Sales and Customers to execute strategy and win the sale in an omni-channel environment; understands how to maximize the business at retail and collaborates to execute 
  • Analyze promotional programs to maximize effectiveness/efficiency and make on-going recommendations for improvement / investment 
  • Support packaging changes due to product, graphic and/or formula changes 
  • Translate 3-year strategic plan into an annual commercial plan to drive sales and marketing tactics through retailer channels and partners.  Ensure solutions are differentiated, creating brand value and influencing purchase behavior 
  • Lead the development and execution of annual marketing plans to address all aspects of the marketing mix - product, price, place & promotion.  This includes leading the Integrated Commercial Planning (ICP) process working with key stakeholders to develop annual brand plan that delivers on the 3-year strategic plan.  


QUALIFICATIONS / CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Typically has a University Degree (BA/BS) in Marketing or related business field; or equivalent experience 
  • MBA preferred
  • Knowledge of budget control methods, policies and procedures
  • Strong negotiation and relationship building skills
  • Strong research and strategic analysis skills
  • Ability to work independently, autonomously and adapt quickly to change to deliver results
  • Must have strong problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • Excellent communication (both verbal and written) and interpersonal skills.
  • Basic financial acumen and the understanding of calculating risk/return on business decisions.
  • Ability to prioritize workload and self-manage projects, handle multiple tasks and meet strict deadlines.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Applications

 

CRITICAL EXPERIENCES:

  • At least 3-5 years of work experience in marketing or brand management
  • Experience leading and influencing cross-functional teams and or agency partners utilizing strong negotiation and relationship building skills
  • Experience leading marketing communication projects including digital and media strategies
  • Experience leveraging data, research and trends to generate insights to understand consumer behavior (IRI or Nielsen knowledge strongly recommended)
  • Demonstrated problem-solving and analytical capabilities, with the ability to develop creative/non-traditional solutions for challenging, undefined problems

 

Requisiiton ID: 299072 

It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.

 

To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestlé. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role.  In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities.  Nestlé seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you’ll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestlé home.

 

The Nestlé Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer* seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, gender, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, perceived disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status, as defined by applicable law. Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at accommodations@nestle.com or please dial 711 and provide this number to the operator: 1-800-321-6467

 

*Note: Nespresso is not a federal contractor and does not maintain affirmative action programs

 

Review our applicant privacy notice before applying at https://www.nestlejobs.com/privacy

 

 

As the world leader in nutrition, health and wellness for children from birth to preschool, Gerber Products Company is committed to creating a strong future. We joined the Nestlé Nutrition family in 2007, and have been a partner in parenthood ever since. Our Anything for Baby team works closely with experts to create products that enrich and establish healthy habits for children, and are good for the planet as well. A career at Gerber provides meaningful opportunities to develop professionally, and nurture generations to come. Now is the time to define your future, and ours too.

 

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

 

 

As a Brand Experience and Development Sr. Associate, you are responsible for developing the strategy (<18 months) and executing annual commercialization plans to deliver profitable growth and key near-term operations for NIDO. In this role, you leverage actionable insights to drive end-to-end optimization, identify and drive innovation, lead communications, and unlock consumer & customer value. In collaboration with cross-functional teams including Sales, Operations, and Finance will ensure executional excellence of our annual business plans.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

Consumer & Customer Intimacy

  • Develop a deep understanding of the demographics, psychographics, occasions, path to purchase and behavioral drivers of the brand’s consumer through data and research
  • Understand, validate and/or develop the consumer’s hidden universal truths to drive relevant communications 
  • Analyzes data and synthesizes learning into insights to optimize plan and commercial investment decisions to deliver business results
  • Experience leveraging data and trends to generate insights and transforming them into marketing innovation, brand building (communications) and retail programs

Business Planning

  • P&L ownership to ensure that key business KPI’s are met—revenue, profit, market share and brand health.
  • Lead the monthly operating process to deliver business performance and ensure accurate forecasting to mitigate supply challenges as well as key demand fluctuations. Track sales, consumption, and consumer trends to identify gaps / opportunities
  • Project end to end impact of business plan and prepare cross-functional teams to deliver (procurement, T&P, ensure supply, etc.)
  • Manage brand’s consumer marketing budget and demonstrate efficient and effective investment approach
  • Lead the development of strategic revenue management strategies to drive long-term profitable growth for the business including pricing, promo, and price pack architecture (PPA)
  • Manufacturing & distribution capabilities / Long Term Sourcing & Procurement Strategy
  • Strategically chart a course for the category, portfolio, and brand using data-driven decision-making; uses the various business planning cycles to build compelling stories to rally internal teams and customers; prioritized rewarding sensorial experience like superior taste, alluring packaging, and breakthrough communications
  • Explore and incorporate new approaches to brand innovation in the brand’s innovation strategy including licensing agreements and strategic partnership

Brand and Product Experience

  • Works with the internal teams and external creative / media agencies to develop marketing strategies and plans that increase awareness, penetration and / or purchase frequency
  • Identifies optimal engagement strategy and campaign structure to reach consumers when and where they are most receptive
  • Strong understanding of brand foundational tools and ensures the cultural relevance of the brand’s identity, essence, and activations across all touchpoints
  • Activate brand’s nutrition health and wellness proposition in consumer communication
  • Works to produce continuous growth out of total demand generation dollars; manages brand’s consumer marketing budget and demonstrate efficient and effective investment approach 
  • Management of budget, as well as evaluate share, sales and profit for the brand 
  • Support packaging changes due to product, graphic and/or formula changes
  • Within the context of the division's Innovation / Renovation strategy, support I&R pipeline development based on key consumer, shopper and marketplace data 
  • In collaboration with cross-functional and external experts, lead innovation projects in support of the brand’s innovation strategy 

Commercial Excellence

  • Partners with Sales and Customers to execute strategy and win the sale in an omni-channel environment; understands how to maximize the business at retail and collaborates to execute 
  • Analyze promotional programs to maximize effectiveness/efficiency and make on-going recommendations for improvement / investment 
  • Support packaging changes due to product, graphic and/or formula changes 
  • Translate 3-year strategic plan into an annual commercial plan to drive sales and marketing tactics through retailer channels and partners.  Ensure solutions are differentiated, creating brand value and influencing purchase behavior 
  • Lead the development and execution of annual marketing plans to address all aspects of the marketing mix - product, price, place & promotion.  This includes leading the Integrated Commercial Planning (ICP) process working with key stakeholders to develop annual brand plan that delivers on the 3-year strategic plan.  


QUALIFICATIONS / CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Typically has a University Degree (BA/BS) in Marketing or related business field; or equivalent experience 
  • MBA preferred
  • Knowledge of budget control methods, policies and procedures
  • Strong negotiation and relationship building skills
  • Strong research and strategic analysis skills
  • Ability to work independently, autonomously and adapt quickly to change to deliver results
  • Must have strong problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • Excellent communication (both verbal and written) and interpersonal skills.
  • Basic financial acumen and the understanding of calculating risk/return on business decisions.
  • Ability to prioritize workload and self-manage projects, handle multiple tasks and meet strict deadlines.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Applications

 

CRITICAL EXPERIENCES:

  • At least 3-5 years of work experience in marketing or brand management
  • Experience leading and influencing cross-functional teams and or agency partners utilizing strong negotiation and relationship building skills
  • Experience leading marketing communication projects including digital and media strategies
  • Experience leveraging data, research and trends to generate insights to understand consumer behavior (IRI or Nielsen knowledge strongly recommended)
  • Demonstrated problem-solving and analytical capabilities, with the ability to develop creative/non-traditional solutions for challenging, undefined problems

 

Requisiiton ID: 299072 

It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.

 

To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestlé. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role.  In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities.  Nestlé seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you’ll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestlé home.

 

The Nestlé Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer* seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, gender, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, perceived disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status, as defined by applicable law. Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at accommodations@nestle.com or please dial 711 and provide this number to the operator: 1-800-321-6467

 

*Note: Nespresso is not a federal contractor and does not maintain affirmative action programs

 

Review our applicant privacy notice before applying at https://www.nestlejobs.com/privacy

 

Arlington, VA, US, 22209

Arlington, VA, US, 22209


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