Post Holdings Shopper Marketing Assoc. Mgr - Bentonville in Bentonville, Arkansas

Post Consumer Brands is hiring an Associate Shopper Marketing Manager to lead Shopper Marketing programs at Walmart. The purpose of this role is to foster a deeper relationship with the retailer by building robust brand plans and focusing on how to strategically build brand equity.

Candidate must be comfortable working with cross-functional teams in brand marketing, shopper marketing, sales and consumer insights and externally, with partners and agencies on concurrent projects. Candidate needs to be driven with a high bias for action. Most importantly, the candidate should feel comfortable working independently and navigating through ambiguity.

JOB ACTIVITIES/DUTIES

  • Lead strategic planning of annual shopper marketing programs to achieve brand and channel growth targets

  • Collaborate with brand, sales/customers, and agencies to integrate shopper efforts with other activation types

  • Manage agencies, 3rd party vendor relationships, and strategic partnerships to flawlessly execute approved programs

  • Communicate shopper programming plans and impact, primarily via program sell in with customers, integrated marketing calendars, and post program reporting

  • Flawlessly execute shopper programs, including measuring and analyzing program effectiveness

  • Manage shopper budgets, test-and-learn opportunities, and contingency plans

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Education: BA required

Experience: Minimum of 3 years of experience, Marketing, Brand or Retailer preferred

Required Skills:

  • Strong ability to work independently

  • Ability to de-code and interpret quantitative data

  • Motivated and results-oriented

  • Ability to be flexible and work with ambiguity; self-directed

  • Strategic thinker

  • Ability to communicate effectively

  • Strong organizational skills and detail orientation

  • Ability to organize and prioritize

  • Ability to work along cross-functional teams with strong project management skills

  • Knowledge of consumer-packaged goods industry and account specific marketing

  • Experience in digital marketing and understanding of consumer behavior in this space

  • Creative thinking

Preferred Skills:

  • Knowledge of consumer path to purchase

  • Shopper Marketing vehicle familiarity

  • Project Management

  • Ability to effectively manage third-party (supplier) resources

  • Prior experience developing strategic shopper marketing plans brick and mortar and e-com is preferred

  • Prior experience with 3rd party providers, including Kroger 84.51, Quotient, Inmar, Ibotta, Catalina, and the News America suite is a plus

JOB COMPLEXITY

  • Work Structure: Reports to and takes work direction from the Shopper Marketing Manager.

  • Internal: Contact with numerous functional areas in corporate offices

  • External: Primary external contact is with retailer and third party vendors.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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