Marketing Activation Manager (Detroit-Minneapolis)

The Coca-Cola Company - Detroit, MI (30+ days ago)3.9

Why Join Coca-Cola North America?
It's an exciting time to work in The Coca-Cola Company's flagship market. We're accelerating our momentum as the fastest-growing large consumer goods company in North America by putting people at the heart of our business and everything we do - whether we're innovating to give consumers the drinks and packaging sizes they want, or building our eCommerce capabilities. People are our focus when we're collaborating with our diverse network of locally-connected bottling partners, and when we're returning every drop of water we use to communities and nature. And people - with the different backgrounds, skills and perspectives they bring to our workplace - are helping transform our business, one big idea at a time. We empower our employees to challenge the status quo, make bold recommendations, experiment and adapt, so we can grow together and make a great business even better.

Function Specific Activities:
This position is responsible for the business relationship and primary contact for each assigned asset. The primary focus is to ensure asset plans are consistent with national strategic asset and brand strategies. This includes in-venue activation consistent with Look of Success, building annual asset activation plan for each assigned asset, both customer and market specific and coordinating with local Ops and Sales teams.

Function Related Activities/Key Responsibilities

Coordinates regional promotions that incorporate the use of assets or inventory
Attends asset events as necessary to ensure activation execution
Manage and leverage all asset inventory
Accountable for directing all creative activation work relevant to asset or market activation
Manages agencies to develop all local market asset activation to take projects concepts and partner approval
Acts as subject matter expert to ensure all region POS, packaging, coupons etc, protect the company's rights, trademarks and investment while serving the best interest of our customers and assets
Develops program charters and manages project budgets
Completes program post analysis
Builds capability for region use of Coke channel, Design Machine and Kwikee
Serves as primary creative interface for local print shops
Serves as activation lead for leadership markets

Education Requirements:
Bachelor's Degree required

Related Work Experience:
5-7 years of experience, preferably with agencies who support the consumer goods/beverages industry
Knowledge of brand strategy and application across channel, including local marketing
Budget responsibility and management
Understands the key drivers of brand health across entire portfolio
Knowledge of key consumption occasions, shopper messaging, and methods of activation
Proven track record of achieving sustainable results

Functional Skills:
Knowledge of Agency capabilities
Planning and organizing experience; execution bias for action
Brand architecture/positioning
TM use, legal guidelines and Vis ID SME
Media (tags, scripts, print ads, program ads)
Rules development, legal approval process
Coupon codes
Prize fulfillment
Brand Acumen - positioning, role, occasions, vision
Collaboration (e.g. Region Commercial, Sales and Ops and Agencies)

Job Requirements:
Years of Experience:
5-7 Years Experience

Leadership Behaviors:
DRIVE INNOVATION: Generate new or unique solutions and embrace new ideas that help sustain our business(encompassing everything from continuous improvement to new product and package innovation).
COLLABORATE WITH SYSTEM, CUSTOMERS, AND OTHER STAKEHOLDERS: Develop and leverage relationships with stakeholders to approximately stretch and impact the System (Company and Bottler).
ACT LIKE AN OWNER: Deliver results, creating value for our Brands, our System, our customers, and key stakeholders.
INSPIRE OTHERS: Inspire people to deliver our mission and 2020 Vision, demonstrate passion for the business and give people a reason to believe anything is possible.
DEVELOP SELF AND OTHERS: Develop self and support others' development to achieve full potential.

Growth Behaviors:
GROWTH MINDSET: Demonstrates curiosity. Welcomes failure as a learning opportunity.
SMART RISK: Makes bold decisions/recommendations.
EXTERNALLY FOCUSED: Understands the upstream and downstream implications of his/her work. Tracks and shares external trends, best practices or ideas.
PERFORMANCE DRIVEN AND ACCOUNTABLE: Has high performance standards. Outperforms her/his peers.
FAST/AGILE: Removes barriers to move faster. Experiments and adapts. Thrives under pressure and fast pace.
EMPOWERED: Brings solutions instead of problems. Challenges the status quo. Has the courage to take an unpopular stance.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.