Brand Manager at Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Posted in General Business 8 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Chicago, Illinois

Job Description:

Brand Manager

Job Description

This role is a skilled marketer accountable for driving business planning and marketing execution for one of our iconic brands in the US.  The desired outcome is sustainable organic growth with a clear foundation of consumer insights, brand positioning and innovation and marketing plans that result in sales, profit, share and equity gain.  This position must focus on the consumer and put them at the center of everything you do.  Provides work direction to Associate Brand Managers while also influencing cross-functional partners in a matrix organization to include R&E, Supply Chain, Finance, Insights & Analytics, and Sales. This role reports to the Senior Brand Manager.

A unique opportunity to work on one of the leading brands and a key driver of Kimberly-Clark’s future growth.

Ideal Candidate / Accountabilities:

  • Understands the all levers of the P&L, proactive in identifying marketing line-item opportunities

  • Demonstrated ability to build strong commercial plans to help the business grow and win with the consumer

  • Strong marketing execution skills including development of consumer-inspired marketing plans executed across traditional media, digital and retail channels

  • Demonstrated experience in leveraging digital trends, tools, and technology to build winning marketing plans that resonate with consumers in digital channels.

  • Demonstrated ability transitioning facts into inspiring insights

  • Strong understanding of customer activation skills across the Distribution, Pricing, Shelving, Merchandising and eCommerce levers (content, ratings / reviews, incentives, search, pricing)

  • Integrates the key marketing levers including Marketing, Innovation, Digital, IME, RGM

  • Earns full trust from the leaders, peers, teams, and customers by always doing the right thing for the company, brand, consumer, and customer

  • Inspires and motivates the team (across functions) to achieve project goals

  • Mobilizes a cross functional team, generates commitment, and raises performance

  • Consistent track record of successfully delivering against marketing objectives, delivering transformational results (step change improvement in capabilities/performance with urgency)

  • Ability to transform a business by aiming high and setting a compelling vision

  • Track record and mindset of improving own performance and performance of others with urgency

  • Sets stretching goals, drives fact-based decisions, anticipates external opportunities and/or threats and acts on them, self solves problems

  • Provides regular coaching and supports development of Sr ABM / ABM

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.

When we collaborate, we all succeed

Group effort wins championships here. Motivated team members pitch in, thinking and working together to solve problems and reach goals. You’ll be valued as an important part of your team’s success. The diversity of our staff creates a varied and vibrant community that makes so much success possible. We welcome, include, and look to promote all.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing/Business related field; MBA preferred

  • Minimum of 7 years prior marketing experience in brand management

  • High familiarity with brand development planning, innovation, and creative ideation processes

  • Experience developing digital marketing strategy and activation plans to deliver effective personalization

  • Demonstrated capability of building a strong, positive, winning, and caring team culture and build talent

  • Strong analytical, decision making, influence, and compelling communication skills

  • Demonstrated capability to make tough, informed decisions quickly to keep performance on track.

  • Entrepreneur can-do attitude to find ways to break down growth barriers and navigate and perform in changing circumstances

  • Demonstrated positive energy to effectively represent brand internally and externally

  • Previous team leadership and/or formal coaching/mentoring accountability

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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