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Brand Marketing Associate - Life Cuisine

Brand Marketing Associate - Life Cuisine

 

Foods people love. Brands people trust. And a career that nourishes your future like no other.

 

If you're driven by the passion to do something meaningful that changes lives, Nestlé is the place for you. Nestlé USA is one of seven operating companies that make up Nestlé’s presence in the United States. We're in 97% of American homes, and as the leading food and beverage company, our goals are to continue to deliver quality food and beverage products, strengthen our local communities, and reduce our environmental and climate impact.

 

We’re determined to challenge the status quo and be better tomorrow than we are today. As individuals and teams, we embrace our entrepreneurial culture and have created a workplace where collaboration is essential, courage is rewarded, speed is expected, and agility is the norm to delight our consumers every single day. Here, you will find limitless opportunities to learn and advance your career and feel empowered to succeed in the workplace and beyond. Because our focus is not only on nourishing our customers, but also about enriching you.

 

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

 

 

Nestlé Marketing is on a mission to deliver explosive, profitable growth by engaging consumers through winning brand experiences. With consumer obsession at our core, our brand marketers and Center for Marketing Excellence (CME) team work as One Marketing function across iconic brands like Coffee-mate, Stouffers, Starbucks, Nestlé Toll House, S. Pellegrino, Essentia, and many more to deliver seamless, convenient and elevated experiences. Marketers are given immense responsibility and decision-making autonomy as business leaders managing core marketing activities as well as the full brand lifecycle while our CME delivers cutting edge analytics, insights and next-gen capability building across our teams. With innovation embedded in our Marketing function, we embrace experimentation and practice a continuous culture of test and learn, always evolving for consumer needs now, and in the future. As a Nestlé marketer, you have the opportunity to build relationships across brands and businesses and cross-functional partners in manufacturing and sales to influence decision-making across the entire value chain. With a relentless focus on developing our talent, we empower you to grow through an investment in development that focuses on where we need to thrive and stay ahead as a Marketing function. This is your opportunity to join a team that embraces agility and moves at speed to act on culture, technology and channel trends that drive relevance for consumers and enable Nestlé to win.   

 

As a Brand Experience and Development 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 a specific brand(s).  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.

 

Summary of Key Responsibilities:

  • Identifies and implements initiatives to improve consumer relevance and financial delivery of existing products through cost and portfolio optimization, product performance, packaging, or price-pack architecture.
  • Drives product strategy and commercialization against operating plans and budgets by analyzing product performance vs. expectations and providing meaningful action plans to address variances in performance against the annual plan.
  • Execute day-to-day tactical Product Marketing plans for the brands. Manage external agency partners.  Manage and control brands’ budgets. Leverage and use key insights to identify new opportunities. 
  • Prepares annual business plans and business review and assists in the on the mid and long-term strategic business planning.
  • Leads regular updates on initiative performance and makes recommendations to optimize. This includes annual & monthly reviews of category performance, weekly Seasonal promotion performance, and ad-hoc analysis supporting relevant brand teams.
  • Provides forecast planning support for Brand, Supply Chain, Commercial Development, and Demand Planning teams.
  • Sustains a high level of relationship management with cross functional partners, including product & project management.  Utilize strong strategic and communication skills and ability to assemble and motivate cross-functional teams including product development, R&D, sales, finance, regulatory and supply chain to accomplish aggressive new product plans, influence mix and profitable grow of the overall portfolio.  Proven ability for multi-project management.
  • Manage the marketing communication assets of a portfolio including digital shelf asset development, website and product web pages, sales tools (brochures, sell sheets, creative assets) and training.
  • Coordinate with Sales and Sales support teams on lead generation process including follow-up, communication with leads, end-to-end ROI
  • Participates in cross-functional teams in the ideation, creation, and development of new products and product-related marketing opportunities from concept to commercialization.
  • Leads the set-up of new products, including system input, project management, and image development.


Qualifications - Summary of Experience 

  • At least 5+ years of progressive experience in product or brand management.
  • 3-5+ years of experience influencing cross-functional teams.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization, particularly with Sales, Product Development and cross functional teams
  • Bachelor's degree or 4+ years of US military experience required, MBA preferred
  • Up to 30% travel required 
  • Analytical thinker who can confidently present insights-based and financial-backed recommendations to leadership and cross-functional teams.
  • Ability to balance multiple priorities and meet deadlines, working both independently and as a collaborator.
  • Solid understanding of financial planning, product forecasting, assortment planning, and inventory management.
  • CPG or Foodservice experience not required but preferred.
  • P&L experience and strong planning skills.

 

 

Requisition ID: 283220 

 

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.

 

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

 

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

 

Foods people love. Brands people trust. And a career that nourishes your future like no other.

 

If you're driven by the passion to do something meaningful that changes lives, Nestlé is the place for you. Nestlé USA is one of seven operating companies that make up Nestlé’s presence in the United States. We're in 97% of American homes, and as the leading food and beverage company, our goals are to continue to deliver quality food and beverage products, strengthen our local communities, and reduce our environmental and climate impact.

 

We’re determined to challenge the status quo and be better tomorrow than we are today. As individuals and teams, we embrace our entrepreneurial culture and have created a workplace where collaboration is essential, courage is rewarded, speed is expected, and agility is the norm to delight our consumers every single day. Here, you will find limitless opportunities to learn and advance your career and feel empowered to succeed in the workplace and beyond. Because our focus is not only on nourishing our customers, but also about enriching you.

 

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

 

 

Nestlé Marketing is on a mission to deliver explosive, profitable growth by engaging consumers through winning brand experiences. With consumer obsession at our core, our brand marketers and Center for Marketing Excellence (CME) team work as One Marketing function across iconic brands like Coffee-mate, Stouffers, Starbucks, Nestlé Toll House, S. Pellegrino, Essentia, and many more to deliver seamless, convenient and elevated experiences. Marketers are given immense responsibility and decision-making autonomy as business leaders managing core marketing activities as well as the full brand lifecycle while our CME delivers cutting edge analytics, insights and next-gen capability building across our teams. With innovation embedded in our Marketing function, we embrace experimentation and practice a continuous culture of test and learn, always evolving for consumer needs now, and in the future. As a Nestlé marketer, you have the opportunity to build relationships across brands and businesses and cross-functional partners in manufacturing and sales to influence decision-making across the entire value chain. With a relentless focus on developing our talent, we empower you to grow through an investment in development that focuses on where we need to thrive and stay ahead as a Marketing function. This is your opportunity to join a team that embraces agility and moves at speed to act on culture, technology and channel trends that drive relevance for consumers and enable Nestlé to win.   

 

As a Brand Experience and Development 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 a specific brand(s).  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.

 

Summary of Key Responsibilities:

  • Identifies and implements initiatives to improve consumer relevance and financial delivery of existing products through cost and portfolio optimization, product performance, packaging, or price-pack architecture.
  • Drives product strategy and commercialization against operating plans and budgets by analyzing product performance vs. expectations and providing meaningful action plans to address variances in performance against the annual plan.
  • Execute day-to-day tactical Product Marketing plans for the brands. Manage external agency partners.  Manage and control brands’ budgets. Leverage and use key insights to identify new opportunities. 
  • Prepares annual business plans and business review and assists in the on the mid and long-term strategic business planning.
  • Leads regular updates on initiative performance and makes recommendations to optimize. This includes annual & monthly reviews of category performance, weekly Seasonal promotion performance, and ad-hoc analysis supporting relevant brand teams.
  • Provides forecast planning support for Brand, Supply Chain, Commercial Development, and Demand Planning teams.
  • Sustains a high level of relationship management with cross functional partners, including product & project management.  Utilize strong strategic and communication skills and ability to assemble and motivate cross-functional teams including product development, R&D, sales, finance, regulatory and supply chain to accomplish aggressive new product plans, influence mix and profitable grow of the overall portfolio.  Proven ability for multi-project management.
  • Manage the marketing communication assets of a portfolio including digital shelf asset development, website and product web pages, sales tools (brochures, sell sheets, creative assets) and training.
  • Coordinate with Sales and Sales support teams on lead generation process including follow-up, communication with leads, end-to-end ROI
  • Participates in cross-functional teams in the ideation, creation, and development of new products and product-related marketing opportunities from concept to commercialization.
  • Leads the set-up of new products, including system input, project management, and image development.


Qualifications - Summary of Experience 

  • At least 5+ years of progressive experience in product or brand management.
  • 3-5+ years of experience influencing cross-functional teams.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization, particularly with Sales, Product Development and cross functional teams
  • Bachelor's degree or 4+ years of US military experience required, MBA preferred
  • Up to 30% travel required 
  • Analytical thinker who can confidently present insights-based and financial-backed recommendations to leadership and cross-functional teams.
  • Ability to balance multiple priorities and meet deadlines, working both independently and as a collaborator.
  • Solid understanding of financial planning, product forecasting, assortment planning, and inventory management.
  • CPG or Foodservice experience not required but preferred.
  • P&L experience and strong planning skills.

 

 

Requisition ID: 283220 

 

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.

 

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

 

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

Solon, OH, US, 44139

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