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Posted February 24th

Trade/Customer Marketing Manager – Alberta & Midwest Canada

Calgary, AB

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Employer

Bacardi U.S.A., Inc.

Industry

Importer and Production and Manufacturing

Founded

1862-01-01

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Posted February 24th

Trade/Customer Marketing Manager – Alberta & Midwest Canada

Calgary, AB

Function

Marketing

Experience

Mid-Level

Type

Full Time

About The Position
This role has the main responsibility for integrating, developing and executing Customer Marketing & Brand execution initiatives across total portfolio within Alberta, Sakatchewan and Manitoba. It is responsible for executing all brand...
About the Role
This role has the main responsibility for integrating, developing and executing Customer Marketing & Brand execution initiatives across total portfolio within Alberta, Sakatchewan and Manitoba. It is responsible for executing all brand activities primarily across the Retail channel; and requires effective project management to collaborate with: Marketing, Sales, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits (SGWS).  

The role is located in Calgary, Alberta Canada. Must be legally entitled to work in Canada as per Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) guidelines. 

Responsibilities
  • Responsibility to support planning and activation of National marketing programs for entire Bacardi Canada portfolio of brands across key customers in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
  • Working in direct collaboration with Key Account sales managers primarily focused on Retail Liquor store chains such as Liquor Depot, Sobeys, RCLS, SLGA, MBLL and others. 
  • Customize and adapt strategies & programs into key Customer thematics/programs, and leverage shopper/brand insights for effectiveness.
  • Strategic leader to champion brand strategy through sales team while supporting commercial opportunities.
  • Manages tactical planning and activation for designated  brands.
  • Regular Customer interaction to present quarterly programming in partnership with Key account Manager.
  • Regular interface with Distributor (Bacardí Operations Manager) who is responsible for ensuring support and executional excellence of field sales team.
  • Responsible for innovation commercialization including customer submissions and sell-in.
  • Adapt or develop effective, strategic brand point-of-sale material. 
  • Support POS planning and allocation process 
  • Develop channel strategies, channel merchandising standards, KPIs and national brand objectives.
  • Key liaison and communication lead between internal key account team, head office, and SGWS operation team.
  • Provide Southern Glazer Wine & Spirits (SGWS) third party sales execution team direction re: programming / assets.
  • Supports in Risk & Opportunity identification & execution
Skills and Experience
  • 5+ years’ experience in developing and executing to trade marketing strategy in a consumer goods environment, preferably in a company recognized for its successful product leadership and execution of CM marketing programs.  Equivalent/combined experience in Brand Marketing will be considered.
  • Direct involvement in the strategic, as well as tactical aspects of Marketing, with experience successfully partnering with Sales and Marketing in development and execution of annual plans.
  • Proven track record of creating compelling and successful BLT activations tailored to customers as well as internal Commercial & Marketing stakeholders.
  • Proven track record of partnering with customers related to collaborative planning. 
  • Proven Insights experience related to: Trade/Customer Marketing (CM) Below the Line (BLT) activation within a packaged goods consumer product environment. i.e Experience leveraging insights to support strategic consumer or customer decisions and opportunities.
  • Brand management experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to work and thrive cross- functionally with marketing and sales team. 
  • Experience dealing regularly with a remote head office and as part of a team – with regionally based experience/responsibilities. 
  • Tactical responsibility for POS planning, allocations, creative approvals. 
  • Proven Project Management skills where customer deadlines are front and center. 
  • Aptitude to think creatively and strategically, and translate strategy into operational tactics.  An independent mindset, valuing collaborative decision making, capable of championing ideas with confidence.
  • Ability to lead, influence and motivate others at all levels.
  • Good verbal, written and presentation skills including excellent analytical and organizational skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite applications.
  • Highly skilled in complex negotiations, influencing, conflict resolution. 
  • Proven P&L/analytical  diagnostics capability.
  • Knowledge of the beverage alcohol industry and experience in the industry an asset.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Marketing as a major is preferred.
  • Business travel required
  • Bacardi is an equal opportunity employer that values workforce diversity. Diversity is core to our business: by embedding diversity into all aspects of our culture, we maximize the opportunity to achieve sustainable business success and growth.
Our Culture
We share the passion and entrepreneurial flair of our founder and are guided by our three culture pillars - Fearless, Family and Founders, they inspire our Primos to be the best they can be and drive us forward in all we do. 

But what does this mean?
  • Being Fearless; means adopting an agile mindset, being comfortable trying new things and taking risks. We are empowered to question, challenge and innovate.
  • Family; We treat each other, and our communities, like Family. Always.
  • Founders; The spirit of entrepreneurship is at the heart of everything we do. We see the business as if it’s our own. We do the right thing for the business and we all take accountability for our work.
When you join Bacardi, you become part of our family and gain more than just a job.
Location
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Calgary, AB