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Manager, Assistant Brand (Temporary) in Mississauga at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 4/16/2019

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Job Description

Here at Scotts Miracle-Gro there is no such thing as a typical day.  Our culture is constantly energized by new and exciting growth opportunities and at a rapid pace.  Every Associate plays an important role in providing innovative solutions for today’s gardeners and growers and contributing new ideas to improve operations. In our company you need grit, it is what we were founded on over 150 years ago and is what keeps us growing. Regardless of your level in the organization there is a platform for your voice to be heard and the ability to influence change. Family, community and hard working values are weaved into all that we do. Come grow with us, where we develop and nurture the next generation of leaders. ​

The Assistant Brand Manager is responsible for assisting and supporting the development and coordination of brand marketing programs and consumer promotional projects to ensure the achievement of corporate sales and profit and market share goals.

This is a Temporary position, one-year contract (maternity leave replacement).

Key Work Performed:
Support Brand Managers in the strategic development and execution of annual Marketing plans including new products, advertising, consumer promotions merchandising, digital and social media and public relations
Complete key business analyses including: product and category sales /profitability, marketplace/share, competitive assessment, volume builds, promotion evaluation, SKU rationalization, pricing/sizing analysis and market research analysis and implications
Work with internal and external creative and technical resources to develop and execute new products, packaging, advertising, promotional materials point of sale and sales collateral materials that support key marketing initiatives
Establish and maintain marketing budget reconciliation and spend tracking on a monthly basis
Manage and update digital assets including image bank, website, email newsletters and Facebook page, search and blogger influencers
Liaise between the sales and marketing teams to assist in delivering tools such as product images, samples and mock ups, line review information, product specs etc.
Establish and maintain regular and frequent dialogue with global marketing colleagues to ensure brand and project harmonization

Job Specifications (Minimum Requirements)
Skill Factors (education, experience, communication, technical, etc.)
Post-secondary Degree in Business or Marketing
Minimum 1 year experience as Assistant Brand Manager or Brand Manager in a Tier 1 consumer packaged goods environment

Proven experience in Sales/Marketing and Brand Management which includes:
Financial acumen, P&L understanding
A.C.N. expertise
Strong sense of urgency and achievement
Flexible and ability to adapt and respond under pressure
Ability to influence others
Strategic thinker with excellent analytical skills
Excellent organizational and follow-up skills
Ability to work and manage projects independently with little or no supervision
Effective time management – ability to manage self, time and priorities
Excellent presentation skills
Proficiency in Microsoft 2010 Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Photoshop
Fluency in English reflecting ability to communicate professionally (in writing and orally using proper grammar and spelling) and ability to work effectively and cross-functionally within the organization (internally & externally)
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
Effort Factors (physical and mental demands)
Ability to gather, interpret, analyze and provide recommendations on Sales trends and go-forward initiatives
Superior time and organizational skills – ability to manage self, time and priorities and ensure all deadlines are met
Ability to work independently with little or no supervision
Must exhibit original thinking, creativity and initiative
Physical is limited to those normally associated with other support positions in the company e.g. standing, walking and sitting, often for long durations at the computer

Working Conditions
Works the standard schedule of 37.5 hours per week; however, job requirements will include additional and/or extended work time as the business dictates
Works in a well-ventilated modern office with natural and artificial light exposure
Travel required for Sales & Marketing conferences and as dictated by the Company (approximately 6 times per year to World HQ in Marysville, Ohio)

Complies with all Scotts policies and procedures including Health & Safety_x000D_

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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.