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Brand Manager – Fresh Raw Every Day Turkey in Garner, NC at Butterball

Date Posted: 12/16/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Garner, NC
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    12/16/2018
  • Shift:
    Day

Job Description


The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of what is required of personnel so classified. They do not imply or establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.  

Incumbents in this position are expected to perform the essential functions, tasks, duties, responsibilities, and physical requirements of this role with or without reasonable accommodation within the described work environment.  

Butterball, LLC is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the fair and impartial treatment of all employees and applicants for employment without regard to gender, age, race, religion, color, national origin, physical or mental disability, military/veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, marital status, parental status, pregnancy, or any other status protected by law.

 

Job Summary:

The Brand Manager will be responsible for working with the Sr. Director of Marketing to develop, recommend and execute the core business strategies and plans for the Every Day Fresh Raw Every Day Turkey business. This business is a significant growth area for the corporation and strategically important for the Butterball and Farm to Family brands. Specific responsibilities include management of key marketing mix elements, defining and refining our product offering, identifying sales opportunities, developing fact-based selling stories using secondary and custom research as well as syndicated data, and leading multiple project teams concurrently. This role requires strong collaboration with cross-functional partners and strong business analysis skills.

Essential Functions:

  • Develop, recommend, and implement annual marketing plans for Butterball and Farm to Family Brands, ensuring they contribute to corporate objectives—to maximize our profitability and grow our brands.
  • Ensure all fresh raw turkey products are designed to brand standard, consistently living up to the brand promise.
  • Evaluate syndicated data monthly to predict trends, understand implication to strategies, and influence new product development. Lead and collaborate with R&D and other cross functional teams on the development of line extensions and continuous improvement of current items.
  • Direct category management efforts in collaboration with Retail Insights to find opportunities and assess threats, supporting Butterball as a protein thought leader.
  • Set the strategic direction via brief of activities including media planning, custom research, PR, packaging and promotions as it pertains to the fresh raw turkey business segment within the overall brand positioning.
  • Collaborate and align with other team members to ensure all category consumer communications are efficient and effective while fitting to the needs of the target and enhancing master brand communication plans.
  • Evaluate creative and media against strategic direction provided by brief and manage execution.
  • Foster relationship with business management and sales by:
    • Preparing effective sales presentations
    • Attending sales calls
    • Enabling open dialog to enhance problem solving
  • Analyze sales and financial reports in conjunction with Business Managers and Finance to identify customer issues/opportunities and to stay abreast of overall business health.
  • Help define private label opportunities, leading development for all private label initiatives.
  • Manage A&P budget, maximizing short term and long term business growth with strategic investments.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  1. Strategic & critical thinking. The Brand Manager will have strategic thinking skills to advocate initiatives that align with corporate growth strategies and Butterball’s brand equities. He/she must be able to synthesize many separate pieces of information to draw conclusions relevant to the category and overall brand initiatives, making recommendations that drive new projects through the organization

  2. Financial acumen & analytics. He/she will have experience with P&L analysis and management. He/she must also have the ability to analyze data (experience with IRI, FreshLook, ShopperSights preferred) to draw conclusions and make recommendations. Strong Excel skills are required

  3. Presentation skills. He/she will have experience building professional presentations. He/she will attend sales calls and present directly to Butterball leadership and ownership. Strong PowerPoint skills are required

  4. Consumer research. He/she will have experience building consumer research projects and have familiarity with consumer research methodologies. He/she will have the ability to draw insightful conclusions from research and to translate learnings into successful new initiatives.

  5. Budget management. He/she will have the competency to manage the consumer budget to wisely invest the funds, maximizing returns

  6. Influence and advocacy. He/she will be able to advocate new initiatives through the organization, achieving buy-in necessary to get full organizational support

  7. Project leadership. He/she will have experience with project management and cross-functional leadership

  8. Creative evaluation. He/she will have experience evaluating creative concepts and executions based on creativity, strategic alignment and consumer impact

Education and Experience:

  • Undergraduate business degree required. MBA preferred.
  • Four or more years of relevant experience required.

Working Conditions:

  • Corporate

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