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Regional Marketing Manager, Patron - Central Region

Job Name

Regional Marketing Manager, Patron - Central Region

Country:

United States of America

City:

Chicago, IL

Function:

Commercial

Reporting Line:

Director, Marketing Programs

Job type:

Full time

Lead recruiter:

Jonathan Rodriguez

About the role

Your Opportunity

As a regional marketing manager, this position works in close collaboration with the Marketing Program team and the Regional Sales Director and senior sales leads within the assigned region and is responsible for the implementation and execution of national marketing programs as well as the identification of local opportunities to leverage and optimize national marketing initiatives and maximize resources to drive the sales plan.

About You
  • You are member of the Patrón marketing program team and a key partner to the regional commercial team.  
  • You have a strong understanding of the brand and business priorities.
  • You are intimately familiar with the on and off-premise and understand how to program in multiple channels – chain and independent.
  • You are a strategic thinker and planner and assist the region with national, regional and local initiatives and with budget management. 

Responsibilities

With our Consumer at the heart, your key focus will be to:
  • Drive execution of nationally designed programs, localizing content and tactics where appropriate to suit regional conditions and opportunities.
  • Support in the development of national programs and VAP initiatives by providing feedback on previously implemented programs.
  • Continually take the pulse of market realities through retail visits to see competitive activity and identify local opportunities; share findings with the retail program team and broader marketing organization where appropriate
  • Work closely with Regional Director to manage activation budget: assist with implementing national marketing initiatives as well as build customized regional/local programs from ideation to execution to maximize resources
  • Analysis or ROI of marketing programs as it relates to sales.
  • Regularly communicate with assigned regional sales force via market visits, sales meetings, etc. to gain feedback on market conditions, challenges, etc. and to communicate marketing information with sales.
  • In major markets, work in close partnership with distributor marketing teams to ensure we are leading communication and execution of all national programming and initiatives.
  • Actively participate with the retail marketing team through consistent sharing of information via weekly status calls, attending meetings, and engaging with the broader marketing organization where appropriate.

Skills and Experience

The Skills & Experience needed to create your legacy
  • 3-5+ years sales experience in a leading FMCG company at a state or channel level within the beverage industry preferred
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or equivalent preferred
  • Ability to conduct oneself in an ethical and professional manner, communicating and interacting effectively with executives, employees, vendors and customers (both internal and external) at all levels of the organization, in person, via telephone and email or other written correspondence. 
  • Ability to develop new and creatively innovative ideas for bespoke local programming that keeps the consumer at the heart by elevating their moments that matter.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and to meet aggressive deadlines.
  • Independent and strategic thinking with the ability to see the big picture. 
Personal Qualities
  • You are a highly motivated and passionate individual with desire to drive results.
  • You are highly organized and dependable, can work equally well with a team or by yourself to reach a collective goal.
  • You are not afraid to make mistakes and learn from those on your team.
  • You are adaptable as market conditions and consumer trends change.
  • Belonging: You have a strong capacity to create a culture of ‘Belonging’, where people feel appreciated for who they are, what they do, and who they can become
  • Self-Awareness: You have high levels of self-awareness, are reflective and know yourself well, understanding both your own strengths and weaknesses and your impact on others
  • People Agility: You bring a deep ability to understand and relate to people and navigate through tough situations to harness and multiply collective performance
  • Results Agility: You demonstrate consistent delivery of results in first-time situations by inspiring teams, exhibiting a presence that builds confidence in yourself and others. 
  • Mental Agility: You can think critically to penetrate complex problems and expand the possibilities by making fresh connections. You think strategically whilst being execution focused and bring creativity to the challenges you’re presented with
  • Change Agility: You have a deep natural curiosity, desire to experiment and ability to effectively deal with the heat of change. You have a growth and learning mindset: ready to test, stumble, learn and apply from experience

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.