Brand Analyst at Ferrara Pan Candy Co., Inc.

Posted in Retail 5 days ago.

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Location: Chicago, Illinois

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Brand AnalystPosition Summary

Primary Purpose

The Brand Analyst (BA) position is responsible for partnering with Brand Manager in marketing strategy planning, development and implementation, portfolio and P&L management, communications, and commercialization for brands. The BA contributes to cross-functional teams working with Sales, Operations, Finance, R&D (InTech) and outside agency partners in order to execute brand initiatives.

Major Responsibilities

Marketing Strategy
  • Assist in development and execution of annual and multi-year brand strategic plans.
  • Support brand team in management of consumer and customer marketing programs that drive consumer engagement and profitable growth with key retailers.
  • Partner with Sales Strategy and Category Management teams to ensure Sales efforts are aligned with overall brand strategy, including creation of selling stories and communication / release of sales-related materials to field team.

Portfolio and P&L Management
  • Contribute to monthly business reporting and analysis by gathering consumption and shipment data and converting into insights and storytelling.
  • Manage brand budget, own purchase order creation and invoice processing.

  • Support brand team in execution of communications plan tactics to deliver on-budget, growth-driving tactics in packaging, promotions, advertising, PR, digital and social engagement.

  • Execute near-term commercialization projects (e.g., display commercialization, minor product and packaging updates, existing product into existing pack type) from ideation, to scope development through commercialization.
  • Support Associate Brand Manager and Innovation Brand Lead with submission of Item Proposal Forms (IPFs).

Team Leadership & Development
  • Support the cross-functional leadership role of Marketing in order to build a high performance cross-functional environment.
  • Demonstrate solid business acumen in project management, financials, forecasting, building a business case, customer relations and presentation skills.

Competencies/Skills/Knowledge Required

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
  • Strong project management skills; ability to cover multiple tasks and to leverage peer influence to drive projects to on-time completion
  • Strong oral/written communication skills
  • Strong analytical acumen
  • Strong creative & problem solving ability
  • Ability to learn quickly, and then act with agility
  • Comfort working independently & through ambiguity
  • Desire to operate in fast-paced, hands-on environment
  • Bias for action & passion for delivering results

Education and Experience
  • Bachelor's degree
  • 0-2 years of consumer marketing, brand management or product management experience preferred
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Proficiency with IRI or Nielsen a plus
  • Proficiency with SAP a plus


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