BIC Corporation Senior Brand Manager in Shelton, Connecticut
Senior Brand Manager
Shelton, CT 06484, USA
BIC® products are recognized all over the world for their quality, safety, affordability and ease of use. The ballpoint pen, the pocket lighter, and the shaver are all part of the daily lives of millions of consumers. These products make BIC® an iconic international brand, present in more than 4 million retail outlets in more than 160 countries around the world.
BIC’s founder, Marcel Bich, understood that to succeed, BIC needed hands-on team members who were willing to take measured risks and assume responsibility for their role in a team. Today, we provide our more than 15,000 team members in 61 countries with the opportunity to invent BIC’s future – together – while honoring our past achievements. We are committed to our team members’ development and empower those who wish to discover different areas of our business or acquire international experiences.
The Senior Brand Manager leads the delivery of the in-year commercial P&L and market share objectives. This role is responsible for developing brand growth strategy, creating engaging brand content, launching key innovation initiatives, and optimizing the marketing mix. This role is responsible for leading a cross-functional team to achieve aligned brand objectives.
Main Responsibilities :
Develops, leads and executes strategic marketing plans to deliver against annual brand targets. Monitors progress and provides proactive recommendations to course correct if off-track.
Develops disruptive creative campaigns to be executed across multiple touch points including traditional, digital, social, and in-store.
Builds and protects the equity of the BIC brand.
Manages agency partnerships to ensure all work is on-strategy, on-budget, and on-time.
Ensures smooth operation of the day-to-day functions of the brand, including ROI measurement, budget management, invoicing, licenses, custom item development, and SKU management.
Partners with Global COEs to develop and execute aligned innovation projects on existing items.
Supports sales materials development, category selling stories, and presentations.
Provides strategic input to the overall short and long-term new product development agenda.
Leads cross-functional brand teams to prioritize projects and resources to deliver against brand goals. Manages direct report(s) and ensures their individual development and growth.
Bachelor’s Degree required
MBA in Marketing strongly preferred
7-10 years of experience in Consumer Packaged Goods
Experience as Brand Manager
Experience working with syndicated data (IRI or Nielsen Scantrak, Panel, etc)
Solid MS Office skills – PowerPoint, Excel, Word
Demonstrated project and product management expertise
Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
Strong analytical and creative problem solving skills
Ability to effectively organize, analyze, and present data with solutions
Ability to work independently and demonstrate solid leadership qualities
Ability to lead cross-functional teams and influence without authority
BIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly commit to hiring people with different backgrounds and experiences to help us build better products, make better decisions, and better serve our customers. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability status, or similar characteristics. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.
BIC is not seeking assistance or accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms for this employment opportunity. Regardless of past practice, all resumes submitted by search firms to any team member at BIC via email, or directly to a BIC team member in any form without a valid written search agreement in place for that position will be deemed the sole property of BIC, and no fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by BIC as a result of the referral or through other means.
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