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Brand Manager Kinder Maxi, Kinder Country and SchokoBons

Job Location: ​Luxembourg

Company description

Ferrero is a family-owned company with a truly progressive and global outlook and iconic brands such as Nutella®, Tic Tac®, Ferrero Rocher®, Raffaello®, Kinder Bueno® and Kinder Surprise®. As the love for our brands continues to grow, so too does our global reach. Represented in more than 50 countries, with products sold in more than 170, the Ferrero Group is loved by generations around the world. The secret to our global success? 38,767  dedicated employees who celebrate care and quality to craft a business, careers and brands we are proud of. Join us, and you could be one of them.

Diversity Statement

Ferrero is committed to building a diverse and inclusive culture in which all employees feel welcomed and appreciated and have the same opportunities. We believe all of our people are equally talented in their own way. In nurturing the curiosity and natural abilities of our employees, we provide them, generation after generation, the means to succeed personally and professionally, enabling them to craft their journey at Ferrero. The diversity of our talents is what makes our work environment multicultural, innovative and highly rewarding.

About the Role:

For our HQ in Luxembourg, we are currently looking for a Brand Manager who will support the Senior BM and the Marketing Manager in growing Kinder Maxi, Kinder Country and SchokoBons. The BM will be responsible for the development and Innovation of the brands. Sustain the deliver brands in the core countries and plan further growth through roll-out activations

The position is based in Luxembourg.

Main Responsibilities:

Global Brand Strategy and Innovation
•    Support the Senior Brand Manager in the strategic process of global guideline settings and definition of performance objectives entering the company’s 5 years plan
•    Translate brand strategies into brand plans being active part to the strategic process of medium-term innovation
•    Active contribution to the industrialization phase with impact on full marketing mix
•    Monitoring performance against key performance indicators (market share, consumer and shopper data) and tracks competitors and brand performance (sell-in & sell-out data, market share, kpi shopper, etc.) in order to identify challenges and opportunities within the market.
•    Develops a deep understanding of consumer behaviors and consumption trends in each channel to enable consumer-centric brand growth

Project Development

•    Align and coordinate all the key stakeholders (EC Staff, R&D, Quality, Finance, Packaging, Technical Departments (such as Operations Planning, Operations Development, Procurement & Customs Operative Support), Sales Business Development, Nutritionists, Area Marketing, Marketing BUs, Legal Department, CSU Media & Digital Teams, BSR and IA&CC), engaging colleagues to get their full commitment and agreement to ensure the implementation of the actions
•    Monitor the whole process to ensure the achievement of the goals within the scheduled timing

Cross Country Coordination 
•    Depending on launch phasing of the strategic plan, the Brand Manager will collaborate with Area Marketing and BU colleagues to define together a successful launch plan or to evaluate new roll-out opportunities via market test and research.
•    Support the SBM in developing a global activity grid by coordinating with Area Marketing, monitor implementation and performance

Consumer Research 
•    Brief the Research Department (CSU).
•    Prepare and take part to the research field activities (Quali and Quant).
•    Deeply analyze research results, in order to identify and propose opportunities of marketing mix fine-tuning.

ADV & Packaging design  
•    Support the SBM in the coordination of the global brand campaign development (ADV, Digital & Consumers/Shopper Activations)
•    Create packaging design, participate in the evaluation of the works to select the winning ones and finally ensure the completion of the activities.
•    Coordinate the activities carried out by external suppliers (mockups, artworks, shooting, etc.)

Competition monitoring 
•    Conduct global marketplace analysis, monitoring new launches, looking for input and new trends

Budget Management 
•    Monitor the costs versus budget and, if necessary, implement corrective actions.
•    Create requisitions for goods and services acquired and ensure the completion of the process (SAP).

Who we are looking for:

• 2-4 years of experience in Marketing (a Degree in Marketing is considered as a plus)
• Expertise of FMCG and Brand Marketing environment
• Multi markets and culture understanding
• Strong communication and influencing skills
• Analytical and financial skills
• Result oriented
• Project management
• Dynamic, flexible, proactive approach and ability to work effectively in high - pressure situations within strict deadlines;

IT Skills
• Excellent PC command (Excel, PowerPoint)
• Excellent knowledge of Nielsen/IRI/Euromonitor DBs
• Familiarity with SAP Architecture is considered as a plus

• Fluent English
• Any other language is considered a plus 

How to be successful in the role and at Ferrero:

Consumers, quality and care are at the heart of everything we do. So, to be successful at Ferrero, you’ll need to be just as consumer and product centric as we are - dedicated to crafting brilliant results for consumers around the world. 

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