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Energizer North America Brand Activation Manager in Remote, Missouri

This is Energizer

Energizer Holdings is leading the charge to connect our brands, our people and the products we offer to the world more than anyone else. Together, we’re creating a game plan for the future – one that defines where and how we’ll play, and what it takes to win.

Our colleagues hail from all backgrounds, nationalities and walks of life, but our shared values and passion for winning make us one team. Whatever your specialty, you’ll find that excelling at Energizer Holdings provides opportunities to grow in ways you never expected. We support flexible working arrangements wherever possible.

Position Summary

Develops annual marketing plans and manages execution of agreed plans to drive business growth consistent with the global marketing cycle plan and direction. Champions and communicates marketing cycle plans to local commercial teams.

Enables Energizer to win @ retail by leading the team to provide insight-based category and shopper strategies and solutions based on business trends and category expertise. Develop insightful and actionable analysis, reports and presentations and participate in the annual planning process for key customers and channels.

Accountabilities

  • Leads and owns the development of annual marketing plan to meet business objectives in line with global direction

  • Leads, develops and implements the execution of consumer promotion & activation and new product launches in line with global direction

  • Ensures that brand pricing, sales and margin targets are agreed and met

  • Demonstrates category thought leadership and critical thinking.

Owns and manages the A&P budget within agreed limits.

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.

  • Develops (in collaboration with the Category team) and presents persuasive fact-based arguments using market and category dynamics and shopper insights that enable EHI and trade partners to benefit from profitable growth.

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

  • Recommends and gains approval for consumer communication budget and manages approved media planning under guidance of Global Media team.

  • Leverages any ATL spend in market plans, monitors media effectiveness and recommends adaptations.

  • Manages the local launch and price positioning of new products in line with global marketing cycle plan.

  • Develops and oversees implementation of local promotional and visibility programs for the portfolio, in collaboration with the Central Marketing Activation team.

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

  • Manages local adaptation of any global communication assets to be utilized in the market(s) under guidance from Global marketing. Coordinates with and manages local creative/activation agencies as required.

  • Analyses and evaluates implementation of key plans and activities on business and brand equity to maximize effectiveness and provide future improvement.

  • Provides intelligence and feedback on local needs to Global marketing team to influence strategic direction and cycle plan development.

  • Recommends annual A&P budget for the local market and manages expenditure in line with agreed limits

Required Skills and Experience

  • Degree or above in Business, Marketing or similar discipline.

  • 5+ years solid brand management experience of working in consumer goods marketing or category

  • Solid experience of working in consumer goods marketing and sales

  • Exposure to working directly with customers and sales teams

  • Strong verbal and written communication and presentation skills

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

  • Agency management experience

  • Commercial acumen

  • Project management skills

Behaviours

  • Results driven

  • Sense of urgency

  • Flexible and agile – ability to pivot with comfort as needed

  • Tenacious – able to persist with determination, especially under pressure situations

  • Curious – is willing to seek out information and opportunities to drive growth

  • Category Ambassador - Confident to speak up/ stand up and ensure lighting stays on the radar

  • Strong leadership – able to stand up and take charge as and when needed

  • Strong cross functional collaborator and team player

  • Ability to influence for results

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Knowledge and experience of North American retail landscape

  • Experience with EHI systems (Brandmaker, SAP, etc)

  • Leading annual brand and marketing plan development

  • Key customer knowledge

  • Media knowledge and experience

Working Relationships & Environment

Working Relationships

  • Reports to Category Leader, Lighting. Key relationships internally include the Shopper Activation Team, Trade Marketing Team, Commercial Sales team, Business Intelligence, Marketing Operations, Lighting Category team, Finance & Supply Chain

Work Environment

  • Flexible working environment – hybrid or work from home

  • May be required to attend calls outside of standard work hours

  • May be required to travel to markets of responsibility (up to 10%)

Come Join Us!

Energizer offers a competitive total rewards package which includes a range of health, wellness and retirement savings coverage, paid time off and holidays, 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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