Brand Manager

Mississauga, ON

You’re not the person who will settle for just any role. Neither are we. Because we’re out to create Better Care for a Better World, and that takes a certain kind of person and teams who care about making a difference. Here, you’ll bring your professional expertise, talent, and drive to building and managing our portfolio of iconic, ground-breaking brands. In this role, you’ll help us deliver better care for billions of people around the world. It starts with YOU. 


Brand Managers own their Canadian brands. They create and execute brand operating plans, all commercial programs and manage the delivery of annual business objectives for their Brands.  In addition, the Brand Manager provides leadership to cross functional teams to other Sales, Marketing, and Finance Professionals within their applicable sector.   


In this role, you will:

  • Drive delivery of Brand business objectives including net sales, operating profit, gross margin & market share.
  • Own the long-range vision and plans for the brand.
  • Lead the development of the 3-year Brand Operating Plan, commercial programs and annual plan delivery.
  • Act as the key marketing contact on cross-functional team interacting regularly with R&D, Product Supply, Business Analysis, Business Planning, and Marketing Research.
  • Own Canadian Brand idea & serve as key contact for all advertising/integrated marketing agency relationships.
  • Provide project and/or marketing leadership on innovation projects relative to Canada.
  • Engage strategic customer teams & sales strategy team to ensure delivery of plan.
  • Consult on the long-term innovation plan for the brand through North American collaboration.
  • Identify and develop relevant consumer and/or shopper insights.
  • Collaborate across relevant brand categories, to identify and proactively drive efficient Brand building.
  • Provide leadership to the Canadian Brand portfolio team.
  • Define strategic category and Brand learning plan needs.
  • Effectively set & manage Brand Advertising, Consumer Promotion and Retail Media.
  • Effectively lead implementation of Innovation Summits & long-term business building sessions with customers.
  • Lead ad hoc projects as required by the business.


About Us

Huggies®. Kleenex®. Cottonelle®. Scott®. Kotex®. Poise®. Depend®. Kimberly-Clark Professional®. You already know our legendary brands—and so does the rest of the world. In fact, millions of people use Kimberly-Clark products every day. We know these amazing Kimberly-Clark products wouldn’t exist without talented professionals, like you.


At Kimberly-Clark, you’ll be part of the best team committed to driving innovation, growth and impact. We’re founded on more than 150 years of market leadership, and we’re always looking for new and better ways to perform – so there’s your open door of opportunity. It’s all here for you at Kimberly-Clark.


Led by Purpose. Driven by You.

About You

You perform at the highest level possible, and you appreciate a performance culture fueled by authentic caring.  You want to be part of a company actively dedicated to sustainability, inclusion, wellbeing, and career development.


You love what you do, especially when the work you do makes a difference. At Kimberly-Clark, we’re constantly exploring new ideas on how, when, and where we can best achieve results. When you join our team, you’ll experience Flex That Works: flexible (hybrid) work arrangements that empower you to have purposeful time in the office and partner with your leader to make flexibility work for both you and the business.


In one of our professional roles, you’ll focus on winning with consumers and the market, while putting safety, mutual respect, and human dignity at the center.


To succeed in this role, you will need the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or related field.
  • 5+ years prior Marketing experience, ideally in CPG.
  • Entrepreneur can-do attitude to find ways to break down growth barriers.
  • Demonstrated positive energy to effectively represent Brand internally & externally – robust presentation skills.
  • Passionate about driving Brand growth by better meeting consumer needs.
  • Strong analytical skills and experience with diagnosing and resolving complex problems and opportunities.
  • Ability to craft vision and strategy and make it come to life with actionable plans.
  • High familiarity with leading Brand development – planning, innovation and creative ideation processes
  • Highly capable of writing/evaluating initiative and communications briefs.
  • Able to make tough, informed decisions quickly to keep performance on track.
  • Experience with data & financial analysis.
  • Ability to work independently (self-motivated) and complete projects within required timeframes.
  • Able to lead and inspire cross functional teams to deliver strong innovation plans.
  • Ability to travel 10% of the time.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in Marketing/Business Administration or MBA.
  • Demonstrated success in bringing innovation to market.
  • Able to inspire, motivate, and lead project teams to achieve outstanding results.
  • History of demonstrated success in the development/execution of brand marketing plans.
  • Strong Nielsen experience.
  • Able to work in a matrix organization driving collaboration across functions, geographies and businesses.
  • Experience coaching & mentoring.
  • Experience supporting organizational change.
  • Commercial program development.


In this role, you’ll report to the Marketing Director


Total Benefits 

Here are just a few of the benefits you’d enjoy working in this role for Kimberly-Clark. For a complete overview, see https://www.mykcbenefits.com/ca/newhire 


Great support for good health with medical, dental, and vision coverage options with no waiting periods or pre-existing condition restrictions. Access to an on-site fitness center, occupational health nurse, and allowances for high-quality safety equipment.  

  

Flexible Savings and spending accounts to maximize health care options and stretch dollars when caring for yourself or dependents. 

  

Diverse income protection insurance options to protect yourself and your family in case of illness, injury, or other unexpected events. 

  

Hybrid Work Arrangements: You’re looking to make a difference. When and where it works best for you. And at Kimberly-Clark, we’re constantly exploring new ideas on how, when, and where we can best achieve results. When you join our team, you’ll experience Flex That Works, flexible work (hybrid) arrangements that empower you to have purposeful time in the office and partner with your leader to make flexibility work for both you and the business.


To Be Considered

Click the Apply button and complete the online application process. A member of our recruiting team will review your application and follow up if you seem like a great fit for this role.


In the meantime, please check out the careers website.


And finally, the fine print…

For Kimberly-Clark to grow and prosper, we must be an inclusive organization that applies the diverse experiences and passions of its team members to brands that make life better for people all around the world.  We actively seek to build a workforce that reflects the experiences of our consumers.  When you bring your original thinking to Kimberly-Clark, you fuel the continued success of our enterprise.


We are a committed equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, pregnancy, genetic information, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. Statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for this position.


Employment is subject to verification of pre-screening tests, which may include drug screening, background check, and DMV check.


Additional information about the compensation and benefits for this role are available upon request. You may contact 866-444-4516 – when prompted for employee ID, say “OTHER CALLER” – or – email: [email protected] for assistance.


You must include the six-digit Job # with your request. Total rewards at Kimberly-Clark includes pay and a full package of benefits that can be tailored to individual needs.


The anticipated pay range for this job has a range of $114,200-$190,400 in addition to bonus potential. Individual pay levels will be based on multiple factors including, but are not limited to, location, role, skill set and level of experience. 


Veterans and members of the Reserve and Guard are highly encouraged to apply.


This role is available for local candidates already authorized to work in the role’s country only. Kimberly-Clark will not provide relocation support for this role. 


Primary Location: Mississauga Office

Worker Type: Employee

Worker Sub-Type: Regular

Time Type: Full time

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