Brown-Forman Jack Daniel’s Trademark Junior POSM Manager Europe/IMEA in Prague, Czech Republic

Job Description:

Scope:

Use management, influencing & planning skills to effectively support the development of Point of Sale Material (POSM) across all Europe/IMEA markets for the Jack Daniel’s Trademark. Primary responsibility is to meet or exceed the expectations of the Europe/IMEA stakeholders community with regards to their BTL promotional needs of POSM and Value Add/Gift packs. Connects and Collaborates with multiple internal constituencies/stakeholders, including Marketing, Trade Marketing & Sales across Europe/IMEA, becoming an extended member of those stakeholder groups. Also with multiple external business partners and contacts including Suppliers, Agencies & atDistributors.

Embrace & execute the European Strategy, to ensure all output is of the highest calibre & strategically aligned to brand & company goals.

Basic Function:

  • Put the consumer in the middle of everything we do, gaining insights from all available internal & external sources. Ensuring all touch points are relevant, premium & enhancing the consumer's experience

  • Support Best Practice Sharing with meaningful insights & analysis

  • Demonstrate financial acumen. Understand B-F systems and information resources to ensure timely and accurate reporting and explanation of:

  • Inventory management

  • Purchasing evaluation – scale vs. cost of capital & storage

  • Responsible for working within financial empowerment guidelines

  • Operates as an extension to the stakeholder groups & thereby regularly & consistently interacts with local marketing & trade marketing teams.

  • Attend & participate in as many relevant Europe/IMEA marketing team meetings and calls, as possible

  • Support development of POSM activity designed to grow Visibility and Rate-of- Sale.

  • Support the development of a centralized, extensive, relevant, premium & affordable range of POSM, for all channels, that will provide a BTL platform for all Europe/IMEA markets to Win at the Point of Purchase.

  • Lead regional Gifting & Value Add initiatives from sourcing to logistics.

  • Lead global ‘direct to market’ gifting sourcing & logistics

  • Meet or exceed BFC guidelines on Responsibility Messaging on all POSM & secondary packaging initiatives .

  • Ensure all medium-high risk items have established AQL’s & are being quality tested, by LVL QA where appropriate (glassware, flasks etc,)

  • Ensure Legal sign off prior to production on all POSM & secondary packaging

  • Ensure BF owns design rights on all proprietary items that are either developed in Europe/IMEA or are being replicated in Europe/IMEA from another source

  • Recommend actions to adapt to changes on a pro-active basis.

  • Ensures POSM budget and allocated timelines are met

Must Experience:

  • 3 or more years of trade or marketing service experience

  • Must possess a passion for our brands and have the ability to inspire and motivate others.

  • Fluent in English

  • Proficiency in Microsoft programs (at least Intermediate level) – Excel, Word, & Powerpoint

  • Experience in working with SAP, Business Warehouse or similar software

  • Basic orientation in US GAAP, IAS/IFRS

  • Experience in wine and spirits or luxury FMCG industries

Preferred Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing

  • Individual must be a visionary to bring long-term, strategic insight; be innovative (think out of the box) to Good interpersonal skills. Persuasive, able to put across a point of view convincingly

  • Proficiency in SAP & Advanced level in Microsoft programs​

  • Fluent in Czech ​

  • Experience in international marketing services of FMCG, or luxury products, particularly in Europe/IMEA, will be highly regarded

  • DTP skills & expertise in graphical programs – Photoshop etc

Skills:

  • Intelligent, self-motivated, high-energy, and capable of handling multiple tasks and getting things done on time and within budget.

  • Displays adaptability and cultural sensitivity​

  • Ability to build strong, long-term relationships within Brown-Forman, as well as with distributors, promotional agencies, suppliers and other key third-party constituencies

  • Must be a high calibre individual with a proven track record of success

  • Ability & willingness to work beyond normal business hours when required

  • Ready to part of a small team, must be hands on & flexible

About Brown-Forman:

Brown-Forman, founded in 1870, is a diversified producer and marketer of fine quality beverage alcohol brands. Headquartered in Louisville, KY, Brown-Forman currently employs about 4,000 people and has offices or facilities in 30 cities across the globe. Starting in the mid-1950s, the company began a series of acquisitions that would place it among the top 10 largest spirits companies in the world, selling its brands in more than 135 countries across the globe. These include many of the most well-known and best-loved wines and spirits brands, including Jack Daniel’s, Finlandia Vodka, Old Forester, Woodford Reserve, Herradura and el Jimador Tequilas, and Korbel champagnes. For more information about the company, please visit http://www.brown-forman.com.

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Brown-Forman Corporation is committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. It is the policy of Brown-Forman Corporation to provide full and equal employment opportunities to all employees and potential employees without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability or any other legally protected status.

Business Area: Europe

City: Prague

State: Int'l

Country: Czech Republic

Req Type: Exempt

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