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Brand Manager Kinder Travel Market

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 Global Presidency team, we are looking for a Brand Manager that will work for Kinder Eggs & Gifting in the Travel Market channel and will be responsible for its Strategic Plan. 

You will develop and propose the Marketing Mix and Plan Definition, including positioning, planning and budgeting process for the category from a BU perspective. 
Moreover, you will supervise and perform Brand Management activities and Category projects to achieve the given targets (P&L, Market Share / Competitive position objectives) within budget constraints in full alignment with the Global Presidency guidelines.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Travel Market Category Strategic Plan and Implementation: you will support Kinder Category Manager in strategic plan preparation, providing inputs and brand marketing strategy, analysing and building channel-specific expertise of the category, defining the category’s marketing plan and providing input to the long-term strategic plan
  • Portfolio Management and Innovation: you will support the development of innovation initiatives and their deployment in Travel Market, in alignment with Brand guidelines and portfolio strategy, leveraging market opportunities and expertise, in coordination and full alignment with key relevant internal and external stakeholders. Moreover, you will propose opportunities such as new SKUs launch or dismiss, coordinating the its creation, including documentation and creative development process, according to defined Global Brand Catalogue process, set Golden Rules and Travel Market strategy
  • Various Operations and Business Follow-up: you will be involved in periodic monitoring of category performance, presentations, budget management including purchase orders management and invoicing tracking, B2B Trade-fairs preparation support including concept development and trade argumentation (3 times per year), Brand Book release/update according to new SKUs and in-store POS material concept and digital eContents.

Who we are looking for:

You will bring your 2-5 years of experience in operational and strategic marketing together with your multi-markets and multicultural understanding, developed after a Master’s Degree in Marketing, Business administration, Supply Chain or any other relevant fields.  

Being a dynamic, flexible, proactive and results oriented person, you will contribute to the Group achievements using your strong communication and influencing skills, together with your project management capability. 
Last but not least, you have an analytical mindset and a financial understanding, and an excellent knowledge of Excel, PowerPoint. PDP and SAP portals, Nielsen/IRI/Euromonitor DBs will be considered as a plus.
Are you able to carry on this new challenge in a fluent English? Then, apply to this great opportunity and become part of the Travel Market team!

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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