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Brand Manager, Mars


Unique opportunity to work with brands like Wringley's® M&M’s® Hubba Bubba® and Snickers®.
As a Brand Manager Gum & Fruity (confectionary) your challenge is to catch the eye of consumers and travelers who are hungry for sweets. In order to do so, you will build insight driven plans to drive conversion and growth through Gum & Fruity Confections. This temporary role is located in Veghel, next to the world's largest chocolate factory.

  • 06-04-2020
  • Veghel
  • Temporary
  • Sales, Digital Marketing
  • Bachelor
  • 24 - 32 uur
  • Flexible working hours, Work from home, Education & Training, Participation, Vacation days, Pension benefits
  • Responsibility, Creative freedom, On-the-job feedback, Flexibility, Diverse

Job description

As a Brand Manager Gum & Fruity Confections you will be responsible for all activities regarding global and regional brand priorities for gifting and seasonal in international travel retail (ITR). Your key responsibilities are:

  • building insight driven plans to drive conversion through confectionary gifting and seasonals;
  • ensuring that all brand activities align with the respective brand compass and guidelines;
  • continuous tracking of activity KPI's;
  • ensuring spend and investment within assigned budget.

As a Brand Manager you will cooperate seamlessly with the ITR Category Team, Sales Team, and activity management team.

The offer

  • Temporary employment contract with SMS Intermediair
  • A salary ranging from €3500,- to €4200,- per month on a fulltime basis depending on experience
  • A unique opportunity to work with brands likes Hubba Bubba® Wringley's® Celebrations®
  • A very diverse role in an international team with global responsibility

Do you work as a freelancer? There are possibilitiess for you as well. Just give us a call.

About Mars

Mars is a family-owned business with more than a century of history making diverse products and offering services for people and the pets people love. With almost $35 billion in sales, the company is a global business that produces some of the world’s best-loved brands: M&M’s®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, MILKY WAY®, DOVE®, PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, EXTRA®, ORBIT®, 5™, SKITTLES®, UNCLE BEN’S®, MARS DRINKS and COCOAVIA®. Mars also provides veterinary health services that include BANFIELD® Pet Hospitals, Blue Pearl®, VCA® and Pet Partners™. Mars operates in more than 80 countries. The Mars Five Principles – Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom – inspire its more than 100,000 Associates to create value for all its partners and deliver growth they are proud of every day.

In the position of Brand Manager Gifting and Seasonals you will be working next to the chocolate factory in Veghel, the Netherlands. The location in Veghel is in fact the biggest chocolate factory in the world. Veghel is for Mars, both in Europe and globally, a top location, not just because of the volume it produces, but also because the innovations created in Veghel are appetizing.

Required profile

Mars' employees are more than just employees. That’s why they’d like you to be creative, customer-focused and action-oriented. You know how to manage different relationships in project teams and with external partners, and always look for creative solutions during problematic situations. Standing alone doesn’t make you nervous; it ensures you always aim to learn more and to grow within your division. In addition, you can positively influence others and direct them effectively.

The Brand Manager we are looking for:

  • had a higher vocational education or holds a university degree;
  • has a minimum of 3 years brand management experience in FMCG;
  • has an excellent command of English, both verbally and written;
  • is available from April to October for at least 24 hours or 32 hours per week;

In addition you are able to demonstrate:

  • the capability to build strong peer relationships to drive portfolio priorities within the organization;
  • the talent of motivating a wide selection of associates from across several functions;
  • strong capabilities to (de)prioritize to drive focus and efficiency.

Apply now

Since March 9, 2020, new measures have been announced to slow the spread of coronavirus in the Netherlands. As such, our team is working from home where possible. All interviews with SMS Consultants will be held via Skype. As a result, the interviews, which were intended to take place at MARS will be also held via Skype for the time being. 

Want to know more? Please feel free to contact Nesrin Tanriverdi Senior Recruitment Consultant at SMS Intermediair: 0031 (0)40 211 40 75 / nesrin@sms-intermediair.nl

SMS Intermediair is a recruitment agency based in Eindhoven. SMS Intermediair and has a long tradition as a one of Mars' suppliers, dating back to 1999.

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Nesrin Tanriverdi

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