Brand Specialist

Heaven Hill Brands - Louisville, KY (30+ days ago)4.0


Position Summary:
This position is responsible for promotion development and project management related to sourcing a wide range of point of sale (POS) materials. This includes working with a portfolio of vendors, analyzing and negotiating quotes, handling print material production, developing special packaging, development of POS & product allocations, assisting with special events, initiating purchase orders and tracking timelines, and project milestones. In conjunction, one will also manage (POS) inventories, monitors POS usage, and catalogs key brand and competitive information.

The Brand Specialist will be aligned with a Heaven Hill marketing team. Additionally, this position will work closely with different marketing team members, sales team, agencies, accounts payable and receivable, production and customer service representatives to support various projects/brands. Duties will also include budget management as well as purchase order and invoice management.

Role Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Management or related field, or equivalent years of relevant work experience

3-4 years’ work-related experience

Position Responsibilities:
Manage POS sourcing process from end-to-end including idea development, negotiation, artwork development & approval, shipping timelines and budget mgmt.

Manage POS & special pack budgets on behalf of brand team

Initiate and manage purchase orders and invoice processing for all brand activity

Assist in the creative development of POS, displays, special packs, rebates, etc. working with graphics team

Manage and coordinate special packs and print material production

Regularly obtain feedback from the field sales on quality, design and effectiveness of POS

Stay up to speed on new and innovative ways to merchandise the brand through POS

Manage point of sale (POS) inventories and usage working with fulfillment company

Analyze and use sales data for POS and special pack allocation management

Work closely with Regional & Area Sales Managers on the execution of local market POS program needs

Manage vendor relationships including new vendor procurement and vendor compliance

Work collaboratively/coordinate with all brand specialists on vendors, processes, best practices as they relate to purchasing

Work cross-functionally with all departments including operations, sales, accounts payable, creative services, communications and corporate events

Essential Skills and Experience:
Ability to work in a team and be a self-starter

Strong project management and organizational/time management skills

Able to prioritize and juggle multiple and competing priorities at once

Strong attention to detail

Ability of learn quickly and apply learnings to tasks

Strong analytical thinking and problem-solving skills

Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with both internal and external contacts

Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services

Comfortable expressing ideas in a group setting

Creative thinking as it pertains to new point of sale ideas

High proficiency using Excel as well as expertise in using software such as Word, PowerPoint and Google websites

Possess quality oral and written communication skills

Familiarity with print production and design terminology is a plus

3+ Years’ experience with POS Fulfillment and Procurement

Capacity to travel as needed (approximately 5-10% of time)

Valued but not Required Skills and Experience:
Experience in a distilled spirits industry

Understanding of social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat

Reporting to this Position:
No Direct Reports

Founded in 1935, Bardstown, KY-based Heaven Hill Brands (www.heavenhill.com) is the nation's largest independent, family-owned and operated spirits producer and marketer and the world's second-largest holder of Kentucky Bourbon. Heaven Hill's diversified portfolio of brands includes Evan Williams Bourbon; Larceny, Elijah Craig and Henry McKenna Bourbons, Burnett's Vodkas and Gin; Admiral Nelson's and Blackheart Rums; HPNOTIQ Liqueur; The Christian Brothers Brandies; PAMA Pomegranate Liqueur; Domaine de Canton Ginger Liqueur; Lunazul Tequila; Cinerator Hot Cinnamon Flavored Whiskey and Rittenhouse Rye Whiskey.

Screenings: Drug Screen, Criminal Background Check, Physical Exam

Heaven Hill Brands is an Equal Opportunity Employer