Senior Brand Manager
Location:
Solana Beach , California
Posted:
December 29, 2017
Reference:
MAR001627
Kashi? Hey, that's a funny name. Thanks! We like it too. Our name stands for wholesome foods made with real, plant-based nutrition. Inspired by our founders' dream of healthier living for all, we create real foods from great ingredients made by incredible people. And we want you to join us - to help share our story and our food. Help us create positive change in ourselves and in the world by joining as a {Job title} supporting all of our categories, including cereal, snack bars, nutrition bars, cookies, crackers, fruit snacks, frozen entrees, frozen waffles, and more.

WHAT WILL I BE DOING?
In your role as a Senior Manager, Brand Marketing at Kashi, you will be part of our success by:

Business Planning
• Create and deliver compelling, positive impact and results driving commercial plans for the Kashi brand Snacks portfolio

Brand Management
• Building enduring, consistent and powerful relationships with our consumers
• Competent in foundational Marketing tools: Equity Wheel, Brand Dashboard, Stage Gate Process, Activation Brief, Creative Brief, and Experience Plan
• Competent with brand dashboard, which includes the equity wheel, essence, communication strategy, food innovation strategy (including culinary, nutrition and sustainability), and identity system.
• Creating brand advertising and communications
• Creating brand identity, package structure and graphic development for new products

Budget Management
• Achieving quarterly NSV$ and OP% targets
• Managing budgets

North American Alignment
• Sharing and aligning on category strategies and needing segmentation with Morning Foods and Snacks Brand Marketing Groups
• Managing brand marketing initiatives with Specialty, Canadian and Frozen foods Business Units
• Instilling a genuine passion for the development of our brands and marketing excellence

Natural Lifestyle
• Desiring to develop thought leadership in natural, healthy lifestyle subject matter
• Participating in the Kashi Purpose of Enabling Powerful, Uplifting Health through Plant-Based Foods
Qualifications:
WHAT DO I NEED TO DEMONSTRATE?
As well as a hunger to learn and succeed in Marketing, to be considered for this position you must be able to meet the following requirements:

Required:
• Bachelor's Degree in Related Field
• Experience in new product development, creating marketing, sales, or communication strategy
• Fully proficient in PC and MS Office Suite: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook calendar
• Business analysis skills, including custom market research and syndicated data tools. Must be versed in interpreting data to develop insights into ideas. Must be able to create strategy to turn ideas into brand creation, expansion, innovation, and renovation to create an engaged and enduring relationship with our consumers. Must be able to manage the innovation process through the stage gate process, insights to platforms to ideas
• Developed Communications Skills, informal and formal, including interpersonal, high performance teaming skills and conflict management skills
• Experience with P&L Management, Project Management and Agency Management
• Ability to work in conditions that include multiple and sometimes conflicting priorities, extended work schedules, and specific time constraints

Preferred:
• MBA or Master's Degree in Marketing Business Management or Related Field
• Previous experience with both natural food industry and mainstream food CPG marketing
• Previous supervisory experience

WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO KNOW?

Estimate travel up to 25% is a requirement of this position. Includes business planning visits to customer meetings nationally, market research, and Battle Creek, MI.

Kashi is an independent business unit within the Kellogg Company and is the leading natural foods company in the US and the largest in the world. Kashi's dream is to make it possible for people everywhere to embrace natural healthy living by being firmly rooted in plant powered passion. Our dynamic portfolio of brands includes Kashi, Bear Naked, Stretch Island, and Pure Organic. Behind these brands, we have products in ten grocery categories. We love ingredients, taste and the undeniable fact that good food makes you feel, well, good. And that fuels our relentless desire to make a difference in everything we do.

The ability to work a full shift, come to work on time, work overtime as needed and the ability to work according to the necessary schedule to meet job requirements with or without reasonable accommodation is an essential function of this position.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, disability, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, age, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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