Senior Brand Director - Grocery, Food & Beverage

  • Solomon Page
  • New York, New York
  • Nov 20, 2021
Full time

Job Description

Our client, a successful brand, is seeking a Brand Director to lead Grocery, Food & Beverage, and Hospitality.


Responsibilities:

  • Create the assortment line plan by department, class, and retailer in order to achieve financial targets and optimal brand experience
  • Build a Distribution Strategy across all channels
  • Work with Licensees, Retailers, or DTC partners to develop and implement category business plans
  • Establish strong relationships along with an understanding of the customer and/or consumers to maximize potential
  • Collaborate with Licensees and/or suppliers for assortment development, development calendars, and product approvals; ensure all associate deliverables are completed on time
  • Create an annual assortment line plan by department, class, and retailer in order to achieve financial targets and brand experience for customers and visitors
  • Conduct effective negotiations with vendors on availability, product specs, distribution, delivery deadlines, and cost geared towards maximizing the company, retail partner or direct profits and margin goals
  • Partner with the Culinary team on product strategies and requirements to ensure customer needs are met, while remaining innovative
  • Leverage data and insights to analyze performance and understand trends to drive assortment and business decision making
  • Develop and execute category lines to improve assortments, merchandising standards and execution
  • Onboard and train new Licensees on key brand strategies and initiatives
  • Maintain strong working relationships with vendors
  • Analyze history and current business to strategically forecast future opportunities
  • Establish successful and collaborative cross-functional partnerships with Marketing, Culinary, Production & Sourcing, Design, Planning, CRM, and broader Merchandising teams


Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Merchandising, Business Administration, or a related field
  • A minimum of 8-10 years of merchandising, brand management or comparable experience in a multi-channel environment in Food, Beverage, Grocery
  • Experience working with national multi grocery such as Kroeger, Albertson's, Alhold Delhaize, etc.
  • History of managing a team successfully
  • Excellent oral, written, and presentation skills with prior experience working with senior management
  • Proficiency in Excel
  • Comfort working within data-rich software platforms - Product Information/Catalog Management System for SKUs, Products, Categories and Navigation - Shopify (preferred, PIM - Salsify or similar platform, ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning)


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About Solomon Page

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