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Assistant Brand Manager in Columbus, OH at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 12/1/2018

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Job Description

At Scotts Miracle-Gro we think people are like plants....in the right place you will grow and flourish. Are you an advocate of making the world a more beautiful place by inspiring others, championing new ideas and being intellectually curious? Are you not afraid to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty?  If so, then we want you as part of our Scotts family...the world's largest marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden care products!

We are looking for a Assistant Brand Manager who will grow at our corporate office in Marysville, Ohio.

This position will be based at The Scotts Miracle-Gro world headquarters in Marysville, a suburb of Columbus, OH.  Not familiar with Columbus? Visit columbusregion.com/columbus-2020/

The Assistant Brand Manager supports the development and implementation of annual marketing plans for assigned brand including new products, media/advertising, consumer promotions, merchandising and public relations.

In this role you will:

  • Lead brand project initiatives across all elements of the marketing mix, interacting with and managing/influencing other functions within Scotts to deliver against project objectives.
  • Assist brand with key areas that directly influence the success of the business, including forecasting, inventory levels, packaging, point of sale, and sales collateral materials.
  • Complete key business analyses including: marketplace/share, competitive assessment, volume builds, capacity assessment, promotion evaluation, SKU rationalization, pricing/sizing analysis, and market research analysis and implications.
  • Work with internal and external creative resources to develop packaging, and advertising & promotion plans and materials that support key marketing initiatives, delivered on time and on budget.
  • Manage product introduction process through Company's product life cycle system to ensure that SKUs are set up correctly and with appropriate lead time to meet committed ship-ready dates.
  • Liaise with operations on key product initiatives to ensure 100% product availability.
  • Manage project budgets to ensure delivery of brand EBITA.
  • Takes initiative and has a bias for action to drive for results.

The perfect person will have:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Marketing.
  • 1-3 years of experience in brand management at a consumer goods company.
  • Extensive project management experience and proven ability to multitask.
  • Experience in media planning, advertising, creative and concept development.
  • Compelling communications with the ability to clearly and succinctly convey information and ideas.
  • Critical thinking with the ability to analyze data, identify trends and recognizes the broader implications of issues.
  • Intellectual curiosity with the drive to always learn more.
  • Strong leadership with the ability to effectively influence others to advance shared goals.
  • Adaptability and ability to work in a fast-paced, ambiguous environment.

Some other nice to haves:

  • MBA with a concentration in Marketing.
  • 1-3 years with a combination of Sales/Marketing/Brand Management experience.

What we do for our associates (just to list a few cool ones):

  • Offer extremely competitive benefits including: Health, Dental and Vision coverage.
  • Onsite wellness center which includes: 2,400 sq. ft. fitness center, Walgreens pharmacy and Doctor’s office.
  • Beautiful campus and corporate offices designed like a log cabin offering free coffee, chef run cafe and the best crushed ice!
  • Unbelievable 401K match and discounted stock purchasing program.
  • Our commitment to diversity and inclusion includes four employee resource groups: Scotts Women’s Network, Scotts Black Employee Network, Scotts Veterans Network and Scotts Young Professionals.
  • Generous vacation day policy.
  • Various associate engagement activities throughout the year including intramural sports leagues.

COME GROW WITH US, WHERE THE GRASS REALLY IS GREENER!


Not interested in this role? Check out our other career opportunities and learn more about what it’s like to work at Scotts MiracleGro by accessing our Talent Network: SMG Talent Network

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE: SMG) is the world's largest marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden products, with a full range of products for professional horticulture as well. Scotts Miracle-Gro has helped to grow the nearly $7 billion global consumer lawn and garden market through product innovation, industry-leading advertising efforts and its trusted brands.

The brands and products within our portfolio include: Scotts, Miracle-Gro, TomCat, Ortho, RoundUp, Bonnie Plants, Osmocote, Earthgro and Fafard.

Scotts is an EEO Employer, dedicated to a culturally diverse, drug free workplace.

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Notification to Agencies:

Please note that the Scotts Miracle-Gro company does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement, and specific approval to submit resumes to an approved requisition, the Scotts Miracle-Gro company will not consider or approve payment regarding recruiter fees or referral compensations.