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Associate Brand Manager at Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Posted in General Business 18 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Chicago, Illinois

Job Description:

Associate Brand Manager

Job Description

Summary of Position:

Support future growth opportunities on the Kimberly Clark North America brand marketing team.  This position will report to the Senior Brand Manager and take day to day work direction from a Brand Manager. Key customers include sector and business unit management, product development, sales, and marketing support teams.

Essential Accountabilities:

  • Conducting in-depth analysis to identify problems, find trends, make hypothesis, create compelling stories and make sound recommendations about the brand, competitive, category, customer or consumer trends to enhance the brand’s equity and market performance.

  • Development and implementation of packaging and consumption strategies and plans.

  • Using strong general manager business insight in conjunction with marketing competency to influence and lead projects cross-functionally.

  • Coordinate, implement, and track progress on projects.

  • Identify gaps and recommend solutions that improve performance of current marketing and innovation programs.

Working Conditions:

  • Travel up to 10% of the work time. Travel may also include business travels via aircrafts and motor vehicles to various locations.

  • Role is based at the K-C location in Chicago, IL

Basic Qualifications:

  • BA with an emphasis in marketing.

  • 2 to 3 years previous business experience.

  • Solid knowledge of PC based applications (Windows, Word, Excel, Power Point).

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Passionate about driving brand growth by better meeting consumer needs.

  • Must be self-driven, not deadline driven.

  • Experience working with cross-functional groups (e.g finance, operations, planning).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA with emphasis in Marketing.

  • Previous marketing internship experience at a Fortune 500 CPG company.

Kimberly-Clark makes the essentials for a better life with well-known brands that matter every day – at home, school, work and on the go. Throughout our 148 years, we have challenged conventional wisdom to innovate products that better meet the needs of consumers. We have created new categories with top brands like Kleenex®, and redefined categories with Huggies® and U by Kotex®. While growing our $18+ billion global business, we help build careers through collaborative teams that push boundaries and endless opportunities to work with some of the world’s most recognized brands. Our 43,000 employees are changing the world for the better, too, generously giving back to communities and causes around the globe.

For Kimberly-Clark to grow and prosper, we must be an inclusive organization that applies the diverse experiences and passions of its team members to brands that make life better for people all around the world.  We actively seek to build a workforce that reflects the experiences of our consumers.  When you bring your original thinking to Kimberly-Clark, you fuel the continued success of our enterprise. We are a committed equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, pregnancy, genetic information, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. Statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for this position.

This position may require a post-offer/pre-hire Physical Abilities Test (PAT) to confirm that individuals are able to perform the essential functions of the job.

K-C requires that an employee have authorization to work in the country in which the role is based.  In the event an applicant does not have current work authorization, K-C will determine, in its sole discretion, whether to sponsor an individual for work authorization.  However, based on immigration requirements, not all roles are suitable for sponsorship. This position is subject to drug and alcohol testing, including pre-employment testing.

Global VISA and Relocation Specifications:

K-C will support in-country relocation for the chosen candidate for the role, including assistance to obtain proper work authorization. The benefits provided will be per the terms of K-C’s applicable mobility policies. The benefits/policy provided will decided in K-C’s sole discretion.

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