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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.

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We believe the office is a critical driver of innovation, connection and development, but also realize providing more flexibility to our employees is critical in this new world. Starting in January 2022, the majority of our salaried employees will be able to work virtually for up to two days each week to create a more agile and modern workplace. Some jobs may be required to be performed fully in person depending a role’s responsibilities and requirements.

General information

All posting locations: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Job Function: 05 - Marketing

Department: 05 - 06 - Product / Brand Management

Date Published: 16-Jun-2022

Job Type: Regular

Description & Requirements

Marketing is at the core of our world and at the heart of where we make our decisions. Marketers understand the consumer… really understand the consumer. They ask questions. Find answers. They take the extra step to work towards a vision for future success- while driving revenue and profit. As a Sr. Brand Manager (Sr. BM)- you will be at the center for some of the biggest decisions we make.

Sr. Brand Managers are leaders in our brands and businesses: You unearth opportunity to drive impact and turn ideas into actions. Your responsibilities will span across strategy- advertising- media- and agency management. This position is best suited for someone who is creative- has a bias for action- a love for social media- and excellent communication skills. You should be comfortable working both horizontally and vertically across an organization to keep multiple projects and priorities moving forward to achieve goals.

The Sr. Brand Manager role will lead communications for our Beverages portfolio- bringing with it the opportunity to work on iconic brands like Capri Sun- MiO and Kool-Aid.  You will be responsible for partnering with incredible creative talent to find new ways for these brands to reach consumers.  You will be responsible for thinking differently about how we advertise- and for inspiring others to do the same. 

Key Components of the Role

  • Build breakthrough communications that will build brand equity and drive long-term growth for the business- including:
    • Own creative brief for external collaborators
    • Manage end to end creative strategy- and ensure alignment with your understanding of the consumer and culture
    • Identify best creative territory/big idea for development
    • Drive agency discussion- owner of feedback to lead agency
    • Think strategically and holistically across full marketing mix- with specific focus and passion on emerging platforms
    • Approve research framework for creative development
  • Drive strong collaboration with category marketing- central marketing- consumer insights- sales- finance- and agency partners to take creative ideas & activations from concept to reality
  • Lead discussions during presentations with business unit and marketing senior leadership- and champion bold and breakthrough ideas at the most senior levels of our organization  
  • Lead full cross-agency team (creative- social- media- PR) to bring ideas to life and extend campaign across relevant channels- including hands-on management of social media team- engaging the brand in culture.  Responsible for delivering creative work and activations on time and on budget
  • Develop a deep comprehension of the consumer and use consumer insights to drive brand and campaign strategy; identify areas of opportunity to deepen understanding and partner with insights leads to answer 
  • Analyze data to develop strategies and assess in market results to drive business objectives; develop learning agendas to drive continuous improvement in our advertising efforts 

Qualifications

  • Creative innovators with the courage to stand up for ideas and are passionate about the power of brand- design & consumer experience to impact strategic direction of business
  • Proven track record of drive for results and leadership
  • Operates with agility with solid problem solving and simplification skills
  • Strong communication- influence and relationship building skills in a cross-functional team environment
  • 7+ years of proven experience in marketing or experience supporting on the agency side (advertising- consulting- media)- social media specific experience a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Models resiliency in a dynamic- fast paced work environment that requires flexibility to manage multiple simultaneous projects

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