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Brand Manager: Whisky, Rebel Brands & Bacardi

Job Name

Brand Manager: Whisky, Rebel Brands & Bacardi

Country:

Portugal

City:

Lisbon

Function:

Marketing - Communication - PR

Reporting Line:

Cluster Brand Director

Job type:

Full time

Lead recruiter:

Andreia Filipa Pereira Nunes

About the role

Your Opportunity

This role will take leadership of Whisky, Rebel Brands and Bacardi in Portugal with specific responsibility of developing and deploying annual marketing plans that deliver integrated customer and consumer programs to drive healthy brand growth for now and the future of the brand. A focus will be resetting the brands business, diversifying the channel and occasion mix post Covid. 

In this role you will engage and influence senior leadership and the wider business in the strategy for those brands in Portugal. In addition, you will be accountable for delivering Brand performance targets in the country, and driving value creation for our Company. 

Specific responsibilities include:

  • You will input to the situation assessment of your Brand in the Country, contributing to defining the “Jobs to be Done” each year as part of the annual Integrated Activity Planning (IAP) process 
  • You will extend the Global IAP into a robust Country brand plan, coordinating with your local Customer Marketing team to deliver maximum impact in-market and deliver annual Brand financial and commercial targets
  • You will manage an A&P budget for your brand as assigned to you by the cluster Brand Director 
  • You will lead the in-market delivery of all consumer-facing Brand activities and partner with Customer Marketing on all trade-facing activities, as defined in the IAP, ensuring executional excellence
  • You will ensure we measure and evaluate the performance of all Brand activities in your Country to optimize A&P spend

This role is based in Lisbon and may require some traveling to meet with customers and third parties. 

Responsibilities

With our Consumer at the heart, your key focus will be:
  • Building annual plans and programming that puts the consumer at the heart of everything we do 
  • Working closely with CPA & Commercial Teams to ensure full TTL deliver of programming to drive sales and equity gains.
  • Development of comms in partnership with the Global team
  • Leading local media, PR, experiential agencies to ensure we deliver innovative activities that deliver against CCGC and CJTBD to drive brand equity & desire  
  • Build effective relationships and excitement within the organization with all stakeholders to ensure engagement leading to project delivery and always maximizing the innovation opportunity. 
  • Actively monitor Brands KPIs and provide guidance on corrective action to achieve agreed objectives
  • Ensuring clear M&E for 80% of plans and programming
  • Full P&L responsibility ensuring it is delivered to budget
Creating a winning team
  • Actively support effective matrix working across Global, Cluster and Country
Strong relationship across the business with the PLT.

Skills and Experience

The Skills & Experiences needed to create your legacy
  • Brand management experience in progressive roles, leading different Marketing projects (but required minimum of 5 years experience as Brand Manager) 
  • Experience multiple specialty areas: digital, innovation, promotions, events, media, etc. 
  • Degree and/or professional Marketing qualifications
  • Fluent command in English
  • Great at communicating and motivating cross-functional teams, vendors, agencies to deliver. Ability to generate meaningful presentations
  • Analytical skills with a demonstrated aptitude turning data and information into actionable insights. 
  • Demonstrated leading the development and execution of annual brand strategy 
  • Demonstrated excellence in execution in previous roles 
  • Comfortable in working with ambiguity and change 
  • High personal ownership, passion to perform & win 
The following experiences are preferred:
  • Drinks and Luxury Category experience is an advantage 
  • Experience in additional functions beyond the ones listed above 
Leadership Excellence
  • Living our Values and demonstrating high Learning Agility will be fundamental not only for success in this role, but also for potential growth to other roles across Bacardi in the future.
Personal qualities

You are passionate and self-motivated to make a positive impact on brands, markets, and teams, always having fun along the way. People gravitate to your positive, motivating and caring personality, helping you to carve out excellent relationships, winning teams with people who want to work with/for you, and enables you to influence and deliver via others regardless of reporting line.

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.


Disclaimer: 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. The duties and responsibilities described in the role profile might not be a comprehensive list.