Brand Manager (Toys and Games)

Recruiter
Manpower UK Ltd
Location
Buckinghamshire
Posted
12 Nov 2017
Closes
17 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Not often does a role come through where you can combine your career and your passion. If you are an avid board gamer, and really understand the markets and where the best products sit, as an experienced marketer, this is a unique and exciting opportunity

Working with one of the top 5 UK toy and games suppliers, we are looking for a Brand Manager who will sit in the board games category

You will manage own brands to exceed annual corporate goals - e.g. revenue, margin, market share, consumer demand and lead the development of a UK plan to present to trade and retail partners, through previews and Toy Fairs, to secure necessary levels and breadth of retail support.

As Brand Manager you will develop long term brand equity for your key brands through a hands-on approach to managing your brands' forecasting, sku management, retail activity and TV placement (where appropriate). Using all tools available (e.g. POS, NPD, brand health checks, mix management)

This is an opportunity not to be missed, to apply you must be able to demonstrate the following;

*Strong marketing skills - experience of developing and delivering strong marketing plans. Marketing plans that stand out against the competition, are best in class internally, plans that deliver on a commercial level.
*Experience of managing dynamic games brands in the toy industry. Evidence to show that you have the experience and knowledge of how to build a games business, with a games appropriate marketing plan.
*Degree Educated with marketing/business qualifications (preferably). Marketing qualifications could include Degree, Diploma in Marketing (DipM) or other recognised marketing qualifications from the UK or overseas.
*More than 2 years relevant experience - in the Toy Industry at Marketing Manager or Senior Brand Manager level. Ideally with Games experience.