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Brown-Forman Marketing & Communications Manager in Sydney, Australia

Do you have a passion for long term brand building? Are you a well honed media professional looking for an opportunity to make your mark client side? Have you ever wanted to spearhead the communications and media agenda for one of the World’s most iconic drinks brands; Jack Daniels? If so, then this could be the job for you.

Brown-Forman ANZPI (Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands) owner of some of the world's most iconic drinks brands including Jack Daniels, Woodford Reserve, Tequila El Jimador and Herradura is on the hunt for a local first, Marketing and Communications Manager to lead the media planning and communications agenda across the Brown Forman portfolio.

With a sizable ATL budget, you will work hand in hand with some of the best marketers in the business to further grow awareness of the portfolio, deliver future growth and support best in class innovation launches into the ANZPI markets.

Leading a small team, this position is pivotal in setting direction, communicating best practice and optimizing the overall communications planning process for the ANZPI region. Critical to this position is a “hands on” leader who works in partnership with the wider marketing team.

What you will experience

ANZPI Communications Excellence:

  • Together with the ANZPI Marketing Director and brand teams “Joins the dots” across communication disciplines including media, social, on-line video, CRM, search, website, data and analytics, content and e-commerce across the consumer and shopper journey.

  • Act as a thought partner to the wider marketing team on how best to formulate and communicate brand and portfolio communication strategy

  • Facilitate integrated communication trainings within the internal business, to enhance capability

  • Manage, update and leverage “owned” platforms (where needed) such as web-sites, social media and CRM databases.

  • Work closely with Insights on understanding and measuring campaign effectiveness

  • An expert in content, adapting global assets and creating locally as required to maximize brand cut through

  • Network closely with the Global Center of Excellence on implementation of the overall ANZPI Integrated Marketing Communications planning process sharing and seeking out best practice from markets around the world

  • Support Brand marketing & key account sales teams in development of ANZPI Brand communication and e-commerce plans to deliver on brand strategy.

Your Profile

  • 8+ years working client and/ or agency side in media and marketing disciplines.

  • Significant experience working across the Australian media landscape and strong knowledge of media channels.

  • Significant ‘hands on” media planning and buying experience gained either at client or agency or ideally both.

  • Managing communications budgets ($5M+)

  • Extensive Consumer brand experience in this field

  • Experience within FMCG or luxury brand companies is highly regarded

  • Demonstrated strategic thinking across media, social, on-line video, CRM, search, website, data and analytics, content and e-commerce.

  • Strong understanding of marketing principles and brand growth strategy.

  • Evidence of impactful strategic thinking and complex project management within a communications environment.

  • Experience managing media agency teams including media briefing and managing significant agency projects.

  • Degree qualification and broad based business education (eg, MBA)

Enriching life, Enriching careers

Brown-Forman believes that everyone should be their authentic selves in our workplace. We strive to create an inclusive culture that empowers individuals to contribute their uniqueness. Together, our diversity is what makes our business great.


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: Emerging International Division

City: Sydney

State: New South Wales

Country: AUS

Req ID: JR-00003480