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Energizer Brand Activation Manager in Erkath, Germany

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At Energizer Holdings, we are passionate about bringing our brands and products to the world better than anyone else. It’s our passion and drive that makes us proud stewards of iconic brands including AC/Pro, Armor All, Energizer, Rayovac and STP, part of our broad portfolio of products that millions of consumers know, trust, and rely on every day.

When you come to work here, you’ll quickly see that we love what we do, we care about each other, and we continuously learn and improve to meet the needs of our customers and consumers around the world.

We have talented colleagues around the world with varied skillsets, backgrounds, and experiences, and we embrace this diversity because it’s a big part of what helps us deliver results to grow the company. Whatever your specialty, you'll find that excelling at Energizer provides opportunities to grow in ways you never expected.

Come join our team!

Position Summary

The Brand Activation Manager (BAM) is part of an engaged team and assists in the development of annual brand plans for the markets Germany, Switzerland, and Austria. The BAM manages execution of agreed plans to drive business growth consistent with the International marketing cycle plan and global direction. Besides the BAM co-ordinates and implements in-store execution of the marketing cycle plan targeted to retailers and shoppers as well as champions and communicates brand activation plans to local sales teams. Overall, the BAM manages product portfolio execution.

Accountabilities

  • Provides input to strategy development and annual marketing cycle plan to meet business objectives in line with global direction

  • Manages the local market product portfolio and all product- related executional elements, in conjunction with International Marketing.

  • Manages all consumer activations, in conjunction with International Marketing.

  • Co-ordinates and executes in-store marketing plan locally to meet business objectives in line with global direction.

  • Maintains a portfolio of permanent and temporary display vehicles.

Specific Accountabilities

  • Develops a detailed understanding of all aspects of the market using global insights plus local category, trade, shopper and consumer and competitor data that provides competitive advantage.

  • Builds a winning program of activities and initiatives in line with global direction and International marketing cycle plan that drives consumer and shopper interest to meet agreed sales and margin targets.

  • Delivers a winning activation program that drives shopper interest and maximized sales performance from brand initiatives. May include retailer events, POS and visibility, in-store demos etc. to drive existing brands and new product launches.

  • Working closely with the local sales teams to maximize opportunities and ensure effective implementation of strategies and plans within major channels and customers.

  • Coordinates with and manages local creative/activation agencies as required

  • Manages all aspects of product range execution, including core range, promotional packs and NPD.

  • Liaises with Supply Chain and Finance to ensure seamless execution of in-market initiatives (e.g. forecasting, inventory management, IMF maintenance).

  • Adapts and leverages central Visibility tools and assets to provide best in class retail presence and in-store communication.

  • Sets up temporary display SKU's (Stock Keeping Units) and manages any promotional artwork production

Required Skills and Experience

  • University Degree in Business, Marketing or a similar discipline

  • Solid track record of working in consumer goods marketing and sales

  • Exposure of working directly with customers and sales teams

  • High level of computer skills in Microsoft Office

  • Experience of analysing and utilizing trade audit data

  • Demonstrated competencies in collaboration, influence, customer focus, critical thinking and achieving results in alignment with business goals

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Self-Starter with the ability to work autonomously

  • Demonstrated commercial acumen

  • Key customer knowledge

  • Agency management experience

Come join us!

Energizer offers a competitive total rewards package and many opportunities to learn, develop and grow. At Energizer, you’ll have the opportunity to contribute and make an impact every single day.

Energizer is an equal opportunity employer, and we prohibit discrimination based on age, color, disability, marital or parental status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

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