Brand Manager

Recruiter
BUNZL
Location
Epsom
Posted
29 Mar 2018
Closes
25 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Brand Manager
Bunzl UK & Ireland
Can be based Langley (Slough), Epsom, Manchester or Armagh (Ireland)

Bunzl UK and Ireland is part of Bunzl plc, a growing and successful FTSE 100 company providing outsourcing solutions and value added distribution across the Americas, Europe, and Australasia. We support businesses all over the world with a variety of products that are essential for our customers in the successful operation of their businesses

The Benefits

• 33 days holiday (including bank holidays), with an option of buying up to 5 days extra per year
• Company Car
• Bunzl Save as you Earn Sharesave Scheme
• Enhanced Maternity and Paternity pay
• Bunzl Personal Pension Plan
• Personal benefits for Theme park discounts, Childcare vouchers, Cycle to work scheme, Gym membership, Cinema discounts etc.
• Performance Bonus

The Role

We are seeking an experienced Brand Manager to take responsibility for defining the brand strategy and building long-term plans for our Pristine, CleanWorks and Cleanline brands. Today, many of our customers trust these brands to deliver both high performance and exceptional value, complementing proprietary brands.
The brands are sold across multiple Bunzl UK & Ireland Operating Companies into numerous customer environments including the retail, hospitality, healthcare and construction sectors. We see significant opportunity to further professionalise the brands and to drive considerable growth of the brands across all our main market sectors.

Key Responsibilities

• Defining and executing the long-term local brand ambition, objectives and strategies for our Pristine, CleanWorks and Cleanline brands within target markets
• Delivering sales and profit growth in line with company targets for each three brands
• Delivering market share growth in line with company targets for each three brands
• Working closely alongside specialist Category Managers responsible for design and sourcing activity to develop the brands, and products, to bring further value to our customers
• Brand & logo design/positioning
• All above the line, below the line and digital marketing activities
• Develop an understanding of key customers and their markets, along with differences relative to proprietary brands, to ensure our product benefits and positioning are effectively communicated to
both our sales teams and our customers
• Delivering best in class new product development launch plans, ensuring maximum launch impact and continued post-launch support and evaluation.
• To gather and interpret detailed market data to support and assist with the successful delivery of key strategies.
• Ensure our brand trade pricing are aligned to channel needs and profit targets and that the product attributes are clearly and specifically oriented to the relevant markets
• Closely monitoring industry and competitor activity, to ensure plans are maintained and adapted in a constantly changing environment.
• Develop range and product presentations to meet requirements of B2B trading.

Skills Required

To be successful in this role you will already have some fantastic marketing experience under your belt, ideally within a Brand Manager or Assistant Brand Manager role previously. You will be passionate, tenacious; results focused and enjoy working in a highly energetic and exciting environment. Acting as an ambassador for the brand, you will have strong project management and analytical skills.
You will need to be highly organised, conscientious and a team player. Pro-activity and enthusiasm are essential elements for this role as is proven leadership capability and creative thinking. You’ll also:

• Experience of working within a B2B (preferable) or FMCG product environment
• Knowledge of away-from-home and/or cleaning & hygiene products an asset
• Be able to run sizable projects and work streams from concept to delivery
• Be able to demonstrate your experience of leading major new product development and launches
• Demonstrate in-depth understanding of customer research and engagement
• Demonstrate strong presentation skills, targeting a wide audience from customers to internal stakeholders
• Commercially astute with the ability to implement and manage pricing planning for both existing and new products
• Proven track record in dealing with external marketing agencies, relating to brand/design and insight.
This job was originally posted as www.totaljobs.com/job/80669896

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