We have an exciting permanent opportunity for a motivated and agile Brand Manager to join our Vegetables category team based at our Mentone head office.
Reporting into the Marketing Manager – Birds Eye Frozen Vegetables and Edgell Shelf Vegetables, you will lead the Edgell brand, while also providing support across the wider portfolio as required. You will drive your category to ensure achievement of relevant targets for profitability, growth and innovation and will act as the champion of the portfolio within the broader business. In addition, you will lead the development and execution of category and brand strategies, working closely with cross-functional teams to execute a defined set of strategic initiatives. You will be the face of the brand for our key customers, creating strong relationships based on strategic alignment and consumer expertise.
As Brand Manager, you will play an integral role in the Shelf Vegetable team, developing and executing business plans and product innovation plans to ensure the delivery of profitable brand growth.
You will understand the demands of the grocery retail channel and display a high level of initiative, personal drive and motivation. Proven experience in managing multiple projects in a cross functional environment is a must, as are strong strategic planning and organising skills. You will also have excellent communication and innovation management skills.
Your drive for results will ensure you actively:
- Develop and launch new products & packaging innovation to market leveraging qualitative and quantitative research where appropriate
- Lead the development and implementation of the communication plan – including ATL and digital
- Support the category management and sales team for key brand initiatives
- Lead the brand planning process
- Actively lead development of in-store & customer marketing initiatives
The successful candidate will have experience at Brand Manager Level within FMCG. You will have experience managing a portfolio of products and A&P budget, with a degree qualification in Marketing or equivalent. You will already be proficient in the use of insights, creation of presentations and briefs, with specific experience across NPD. You will have strong commercial acumen and be an energetic, enthusiastic and proactive team player.
This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to develop their career in FMCG Marketing within a dynamic and supportive team.
Simplot Australia is leading provider of quality, sustainable food for the ever-changing needs of consumers and customers in Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia. Simplot Australia is part of the family owned JR. Simplot Company that has grown to become a multinational agriculture and food business with annual sales of more than $US6 billion.
Our purpose is to “contribute to feeding our world”, by “bringing earth’s resources to life” and we pride ourselves on our Passion for People, our Spirit of Innovation and our Respect for Resources. We have built long term partnerships with Australian farmers and our unique and diverse product portfolio includes vegetable, meals and seafood manufacturing operations that supply chilled, frozen and shelf stable products to Australia's major supermarkets, hotels, restaurants, quick service restaurant customers. Our portfolio includes some of Australia’s most trusted and well-known brands including Birds Eye, Edgell, Leggos, John West, Chiko, I&J, Chicken Tonight, Five Brothers and Five Tastes.
Benefits and Culture
- Option to purchase additional Annual Leave
- A Generous Parental Leave policy for Primary Careers
- Access to EAP
- A Variety of Flexible Work Arrangements
- Awards recognising long serving and high achieving employees
- Short Term Incentive Benefits for Employees
- Offerings including Financial, Novated Leasing and Discounted Products and Services.
If this sounds like you, please apply online!