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Brand Manager - Auto Group

Company: Rust-Oleum Corporation
Location: Vernon Hills
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Vernon Hills, IL, United StatesAs our Brand Manager, you bring products to market driving revenue, market share, category expansion and profit growth for the company. No two days are the same. You'll roll your sleeves up and work every day to move projects from idea to the shelves. That includes everything from insights and research, innovation, financials, or new product launch plans. To thrive in this role, you must be passionate about ideas and the possibility of transforming one of those into memorable consumer experiences through products you're proud to own. When we hire our next Brand Manager, here's what we are looking for. Product Marketing Experience. You've led a product development team before and understand the intricacies of supporting stakeholders across multiple functions, from sales to senior leadership. You have a thorough understanding of sales and project management principles. You know how to take a spark of an idea and translate it to an unmet consumer need. You are creative and a problem solver. Strategic Thinking. You will develop brand and product strategies for long-term growth. You treat your business - brand and products - like it's your own. You will analyze the business and financial measures. We work in an industry where speed to market matters. We need teammates who can think fast, trust their intuition, and work with limited resources while giving attention to the details. Our marketing team actively participates in the organization and community, supporting nonprofits like RO-Cares and other charities. We try to model leadership, so if there's a cause that needs a leader, we will volunteer and lead. With your project management experience, you'll be able to jump in on day one. You can rely on your team and they can rely on you. We help, trust and support each other. Brand Champion. You will be the champion for your brands ensuring all touchpoints are on target (communications, packaging, etc.) Marketing Education. You majored in marketing, and maybe even got your MBA. Required Experience: Four-year Marketing degree, MBA preferred. 5+ years of brand/product management experience in consumer packaged goods industry. Strong new product development and commercialization experience required. Cross-functional team leadership expertise. Exhibit understanding of retail, independent paint/hardware and distribution business models. Demonstrate working knowledge of DIY and professional end-user product requirements and buying patterns. DIY or related experience strongly preferred. Ability and desire to understand and clearly communicate technical features and benefits related to the brands. Exhibit understanding of the product commercialization process and documentation and information sharing needs and protocols. Must be an active listener, a critical thinker and a problem solver. Must be able to work well on cross-functional teams including Operations, Finance, Sales, Research & Development, Customer Service, etc. Strong communication skills including ability to deliver professional written and oral presentations. Travel is approximately 5% annually for customer presentations, trade shows, etc. Rust-Oleum is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color, or any other protected class. LI19Job Identification: 2786Job Category: MarketingPosting Date: 2022-05-09Job Schedule: Full timePosting Date: 2022-05-09PI177559691

Keywords: Rust-Oleum Corporation, Arlington Heights , Brand Manager - Auto Group, Executive , Vernon Hills, Illinois

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