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The Kraft Heinz Company is one of the largest food and beverage companies in the world, with eight $1 billion+ brands and global sales of approximately $25 billion. We’re a globally trusted producer of high-quality, great-tasting, and nutritious foods for over 150 years. Our brands are truly global, with products produced and marketed in over 40 countries. These beloved products include condiments and sauces, cheese and dairy, meals, meats, refreshment beverages, coffee, infant and nutrition products, and numerous other grocery products in a portfolio of more than 200 legacy and emerging brands.

No matter the brand, we’re united under one vision: To sustainably grow by delighting more consumers globally. Bringing this vision to life is our team of 39,000+ food lovers, creative thinkers, and high performers worldwide. Together, we help provide meals to those in need through our global partnership with Rise Against Hunger. We also stand committed to responsible, sustainable practices that extend to every facet of our business, our consumers, and our communities. Every day, we’re transforming the food industry with bold thinking and unprecedented results. If you share our passion – and are ready to create the future, build a legacy, and lead as a global citizen – there’s only one thing to do: join our table and let’s make life delicious!

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As part of Kraft Heinz, you're supported to grow and achieve. You’re expected to bring your authentic self to work every day, to lead with humility, and drive outstanding performance at every level – and you’ll be rewarded. You’re given opportunities to leave a mark and build a legacy. But you won’t do it alone. You’re supported by passionate teammates along the way, and our collective, collaborative spirit fuels our incredible progress.

General information

All posting locations: Don Mills, Ontario, Canada

Job Function: 05 - Marketing

Department: 05 - 06 - Product / Brand Management

Date Published: 29-Mar-2021

Job Type: Regular

Description & Requirements

Position Summary

The Senior Brand Manager - Brand Build & Innovation; will be accountable for developing the platform brand strategies- creative plans- and innovation programs from idea to execution. This position owns identification of powerful consumer insights and pain points to unlock future growth- whitespace opportunities- new product concepts- impactful communications along with establishing the 5 year strategic growth roadmap. This includes broad exposure to all functional activities on the brand- including Consumer Insights- Advertising- New Products development- R&D- Operations- and Finance- resulting in strengthened marketing fundamentals and a holistic approach to driving business growth.

Key Components of the Role

  • Lead the creation and execution of the portfolio and brand’s 3-5 year platform strategy including creative communications & innovation plans for Canada.  
  • Drive strategic partnership and leadership with creative- media and PR agencies through integrated brand communications- inspiring them to deliver courageous creative and media plans that build brand love- loyalty & modernize the portfolio.
  • Bring the power of insights- analytics and brand together to deliver innovation strategies and ideas across the portfolio of brands with the aim of growing relevancy and profitable growth
  • Oversee the ideation and execution of innovation agenda to balance consumer relevance- revenue and profit targets. Manage the development of innovation and renovation plans from insight to strategy- to concept to commercialization.
  • Collaborate with Global counterparts- Brand & Category- Product and Packaging R&D- Consumer Insights- Sales- Supply Chain and Finance to deliver sustainable innovation & communications ideas to market.
  • Identify new innovation/renovation opportunities that address consumer pain points through understanding of competitive- category and consumer insights. Establish productive plans for novel ideas --- need to be comfortable with ambiguity and thrive on change.
  • Participate in building & improving strong innovation process culture through adherence to key innovation routines and rituals; Innovation Stage Gate Process- lead cross functional project teams & leadership team updates
  • Manage annual marketing & innovation spend driving tradeoffs and ongoing tracking/reporting for the platform Drive budget planning in partnership with the category team through annual planning cycle
  • Coach- engage- inspire and motivate direct report to deliver plans and drive career development growth

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business- Marketing- or related field; MBA with Marketing emphasis strongly preferred
  • 7+ years of cumulative business experience including strong Marketing experience (e.g. creation of brand plans- new product launches- providing creative direction- building and executing consumer promotions)
  • Proven experience turning new product ideas into reality- working with multiple fluid team structures which requires passion- resilience & a solutions-oriented mindset
  • Prior experience managing/understanding the P&L
  • Ability to influence leadership team- lead cross functional teams- handle simultaneous projects- and work through others
  • Strong strategic and analytical skills (gathers critical data- translates analysis of an opportunity to resulting volume and financial goals- develops POV and recommendation)
  • Outstanding verbal- written and interpersonal communications skills
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills
  • Strong people leadership skills with ability to inspire and engage teams (cross functional- agency and Direct report)

Kraft Heinz is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified candidates will be considered for our opportunities- regardless of race- religion- faith- creed- age- ethnicity- marital status- gender identity- sexual orientation- or disability. Job seekers with disabilities who require accommodation during the recruitment process or would like more details about accessibility should contact: accessibility@kraftheinzcompany.com.

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