Senior Brand Manager
Kimberly-Clark Corporation
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
9d ago

SENIOR BRAND MANAGER

From diapers and facial tissues to workplace solutions, Kimberly-Clark makes the essentials for a better life. Throughout our 140-

year history, we have pushed the boundaries innovating products to better meet the needs of our consumers. We have given birth to new categories with brands like Kleenex® and redefined categories with our Huggies® and U by Kotex® brands.

We’re not just changing diapers here. Our 57,000 global employees are also changing the world for the better, generously giving back to communities and causes around the globe.

And, while building our $20 billion business, we’re also building careers through first-class education, engaging experiences and exposure to some of the world’s most recognized brands.

In Canada, we are in every room, helping families at all stages of life, from the moment they are born to giving confidence as people age.

We wipe up messes, bottoms, and tears, supporting millions of Canadians along the way. At Kimberly-Clark Canada, we consistently bring home the results and pride ourselves in achieving them.

We bring it home to our retail partners through consumer insights, innovation, and category building initiatives. As unique individuals, a CPG company, and a country, we bring it home together.

In the spirit of family, Kimberly-Clark Canada brings it home every day.

This is an exciting time for our Canadian organization! We are a strong and growing business, making significant organizational and resource investments in order to accelerate growth and win with the Canadian consumer.

One of the cornerstones of these investments is to expand our Marketing team. Our marketing professionals are empowered to drive brand vision and strategy with P&L ownership and direct accountability to the Canadian business.

This is an ideal opportunity for an individual who is excited about working on iconic brands and who is passionate about being part of a team of high performing professionals leading our organization through transformational change.

If fresh thinking and a passion to win inspire you, come Unleash Your Power at Kimberly-Clark.

SUMMARY OF POSITION :

Reporting to the Director, Marketing & Sales Strategy, Senior Brand Managers own their Canadian brands, business and lead their teams.

They create and execute brand operating plans, all commercial programs and manage the delivery of annual business objectives for their brands.

In addition, the Senior Brand Manager provides coaching and leadership to other Marketing Professionals within their applicable sector and cross functional team leadership to other Sales, Finance, and Market Research Professionals.

ORGANIZATION :

  • Key customers include brand, sector and business unit management, R&D, Sales, agency partners, and product supply teams.
  • KEY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES :

  • Drives the delivery of business objectives for the brand including net sales, operating profit, gross margin, and market share.
  • Owns the long-range vision and plans for the brand.
  • Leads the development of the 3-year Strategic Brand Plan, commercial programs and annual plan delivery.
  • Acts as the key marketing contact on cross-functional team interacting regularly with R&D, Product Supply, Business Analysis, Business Planning, and Marketing Research.
  • Serves as the key contact for all advertising / integrated marketing agency relationships.
  • Provides project and / or marketing leadership on innovation projects relative to Canada.
  • Engages strategic customer teams & sales strategy team to ensure delivery of plan.
  • Consults on the long term innovation plan for the brand through North American collaboration.
  • Identifies and develops relevant consumer and / or shopper insights.
  • Collaborates across relevant brand categories, to identify and proactively drive efficient brand building.
  • Provide leadership to the Canadian brand portfolio team.
  • Defines strategic category and brand learning plan needs.
  • Effectively sets & manages Advertising & Consumer Promotion & Canada Trade budgets.
  • Effectively leads the implementation of Innovation Summits and long-term business building sessions with the customer.
  • Leads ad hoc projects as required by the business.
  • Serves as a Team Leader for reports (including all performance management responsibilities, coaching, and skill development in conjunction with the Director of Marketing & Sales Strategy)
  • MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS (Education; Experience & Critical Skills / Competencies) :

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business / related field and 6+ years prior CPG marketing experience
  • History of demonstrated success in the development / execution of brand marketing plans
  • Strong analytical, decision-making, influence, communication and presentation skills
  • Able to inspire, motivate, and lead multifunctional teams to achieve outstanding results
  • Ability to craft vision and strategy and make it come to life with actionable plans
  • Passionate about driving brand growth by better meeting consumer needs
  • Entrepreneur can-do attitude to find ways to break down growth barriers
  • Demonstrated positive energy to effectively represent brand internally and externally
  • Motivated by challenges and possessing a robust sense of curiosity
  • Strong skills and experience with diagnosing and resolving complex problems and opportunities
  • High familiarity with leading brand development planning, innovation and creative ideation processes
  • Experience with financial data and analysis
  • Ability to communicate precise innovation brand strategy to key customers that results in new strategy execution
  • Able to lead and inspire cross functional teams to deliver strong innovation plans
  • Experience with commercial program development and execution including digital, social, and eCommerce marketing experience
  • Highly capable of writing / evaluating initiative and communications briefs
  • Ability to work independently (self-motivated) and complete projects within required timeframes.
  • Able to make tough, informed decisions quickly to keep performance on track
  • Strong knowledge and demonstrated use of data access tools (Nielsen Answers Desktop), key data sources (Nielsen Market track, Homescan Panel, etc.
  • and advanced PC based applications (Windows, Word, Excel and PowerPoint).

  • Ability to travel 10-15% of the time
  • PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS :

  • Graduate degree in Marketing / Business Administration or MBA
  • Demonstrated success in bringing innovation to market
  • Experience coaching, mentoring and managing performance of others
  • Experience supporting organizational change
  • Able to work in a matrix organization driving collaboration across functions, geographies and businesses
  • Kimberly-Clark and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 175 countries.

    Every day, 1.3 billion people - nearly a quarter of the world's population - trust K-C brands and the solutions they provide to enhance their health, hygiene, and well-

    being. With brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex, and Depend, Kimberly-Clark holds No.1 or No. 2 share positions in more than 80 countries.

    With more than 140 years of history of innovation, we believe in recruiting the best people and empowering them do their best work.

    If fresh thinking and a passion to win inspire you, come Unleash Your Power at Kimberly-Clark.

    Kimberly-Clark is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, pregnancy, genetic information, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification.

    Statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for this position.

    K-C requires that an employee have authorization to work in the country in which the role is based. In the event an applicant does not have current work authorization, K-

    C will determine, in its sole discretion, whether to sponsor an individual for work authorization. However, based on immigration requirements, not all roles are suitable for sponsorship.

    This position is subject to drug and alcohol testing, including pre-employment testing.

    Global VISA and Relocation Specifications :

    This role is available for local candidates already authorized to work in the role’s country only. K-C will not provide relocation support for this role outside of country, this role is available for in-country relocation only.

    Primary Location

    Canada-Ontario-Mississauga

    Full time

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