Assistant Brand Manager

Markwins Beauty Brands - Industry, CA3.0

Full-timeEstimated: $51,000 - $70,000 a year
Company Background

Markwins Beauty Brands is a global leader in beauty and cosmetics. The company, founded in 1984 by CEO Eric Chen, is distinguished by groundbreaking product innovation, reimagined go-to-market strategies, and leading-edge supply-chain dynamics. From humble, disruptive origins, the company - famous early as the pioneer of compact palettes and gift sets - stands today as the largest privately-held beauty company in North America and is recognized within the industry as top "brand builder." With a brand portfolio that includes wet n wild®, Physicians Formula®, Black Radiance®, Lip Smacker®, Bonne Bell®, and LORAC® the Markwins Beauty Brands are sold in retail outlets including Department, Specialty, Mass, Drug, and Food stores in over 80,000 doors in 80 countries.

Position Summary

The Assistant Brand Manager will play a vital role in the day-to-day management of Physicians Formula and will support the strategic brand management of the brand. This individual will develop marketing programs that maximize brand revenue and will also be a brand champion by supporting key retailers via trade marketing programs and compelling presentations to buyers. This position will report into a Brand/Senior Brand Manager on the team.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Brand Planning – develop and support brand and retailer marketing programs to maximize brand revenue and establish ownable positioning in a competitive marketplace
Marketing Plans– Develop and execute consumer-facing marketing plans inclusive of promotional offers, coupons, and breakthrough in-store displays/fixtures
Customer Marketing – lead the Visual Marketing and Creative teams in the development of all POG materials (fixturing, signage) and retailer specific promotional plans to ensure brand positioning is articulated and sales goals are met
Sell-in – Be the brand champion, travel with Sales team as required to present lines to key Retailers in an honest, compelling manner
Analytics – interpret internal sales data and IRI data to understand the effectiveness of each product, line, and promotion. Develop insights and recommendations based on category and competitor data analysis. Analyze and utilize that information promptly to inform decisions on promotions, pricing and product line-ups.
Competitive Awareness – Be the brand expert. Know the competition, capture best practices and put these learnings into place to enhance the brand’s sales
Trend - On top of relative fashion and social trends to the brand business, and have the ability to articulate these trends to cross-functional partners

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing or related field
1 to 3 years of work experience in Marketing, with at least 2 years of experience in the MASS Channel
CPG brand management experience and/or experience in the beauty category is preferred
Required Skill Sets

Leadership and Project Ownership– Takes ownership of multiple projects and drives the work forward to completion. Ability to independently organize and prioritize workload within a fast paced environment to meet deadlines. Creative problem solving by developing data analysis, demonstrating strong financial acumen, identifying trends, and suggesting result-oriented action plans
Relentless Attention to Detail – Well-organized, meticulous and precise to ensure flawless execution
Passion – Champions the brand and instills that passion in others
Speed – Acts with speed and confidence to deliver projects to completion and provide solutions as needed.
Analytics – Analyzes and interprets internal sales data and syndicated data (e.g., IRI) to inform business decisions
Working knowledge of beauty, fashion and social trends that are relevant to the continued evolution of the business
Excellent verbal and written communication
Strong interpersonal relationship and communication to build and foster trust across functional groups
Strong proficiency in Microsoft Excel/Power Point/Word is required
Salary: Pay commensurate with skill set and relevant experience level. Benefits: Comprehensive benefits package includes employer paid health benefits and 401k match. Benefits typically offered only to full-time employees.

Markwins Beauty Brands is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Markwins Beauty Brands does not discriminate in practices or employment opportunities on the basis of an individual's race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other proscribed category set forth in federal or state regulations.