Associate Brand Manager, Turtles?? Gifting

Oct 06, 2016
Oct 19, 2016
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time

pladis is the fourth largest biscuit company in the world. The company, formed in January 2016, is part of the Yildiz Holding, the largest company in CEEMEA. In establishing pladis, Yildiz Holding has united its internationally recognized biscuits and confectionary businesses, Godiva Chocolatier, United Biscuits, ??lker, and DeMet's Candy Company. Together they form a $US52 billion company confirming Yildiz Holding's leading global position in the category.

pladis is named after the Pleiades' constellation, a group of seven stars visible from anywhere on earth. We chose this name because we are dedicated to bringing our products to every corner of the world, spreading joy along the way.


The Associate Brand Manager is responsible for promoting the growth of Turtles?? Gifting portfolio through excellent project management and execution. You will be a key contributor to the brand's business planning that will allow us to win in the marketplace based on a deep understanding of the consumer, customer and market. You will be accountable for leading new product development for year round gifting and seasonal collections (Valentine's Day, Easter and Holiday) in partnership with internal multi-discipline teams and external partners. In addition, you will work closely with the BM to develop the strategic direction for the Gifting category, including new product and platform opportunities and consumer and category trends.

Reports to: Brand Manager, Turtles??

Key Cross Functional Partners: Sales, Finance, Consumer Insights, Innovation, Supply Chain

Travel requirements [% of time]: 5-10%


* Support the development of strategic business plans for the Turtles?? Gifting segment in alignment with the total Turtles?? and chocolate category strategy

* Partner with the Innovation team and Brand Manager to create strategic opportunities to build offerings for the gifting segment

* Lead development and execution of core gifting and seasonal product launches, manage cross functional team meetings to review project updates, and partner with cross-functional team to ensure key deadlines are met

* Develop seasonal gifting portfolio based on trends and previous year's performance assessment

* In close co-operation with the Customer Marketing function, identify customer needs / opportunities, develop pricing and distribution strategies in line with trade promotions across chocolate category brands

* Working with Customer Marketing, Sales and Brand Manager execute and launch new offerings that fulfil customer specific strategies

* Provide regular brand tracking information to monitor market performance, brand performance against KPI's, budget tracking

* Assess new consumer and product opportunities via trend and competitive analyses

* Support delivery of the segment's P&L goals and the creation and delivery of the financials of your initiatives


* Minimum education: MBA required

* Consumer packaged goods experience, including understanding of promotions and trade spending, experience in business analysis (using IRI, Nielson, or comparable tools) is strongly preferred

* Food industry experience is preferred

* Prior project management experience a plus

* Must be able to demonstrate outstanding Marketing skills and potential

* Excellent analytical and problem solving skills

* Possess can-do attitude and has a bias for action

* Builds relationships and collaborates effectively

* Strives for continuous improvement

* Strong communication skills (written and verbal)

* Able to manage multiple (and often accelerated) projects simultaneously

* Comfortable with ambiguity, agile, business-savvy and resourceful

* Detail oriented and comfortable with computer systems

* Strong spreadsheet and presentation development skills (Microsoft Office)

* Skilled in leading team members and giving clear direction

* Eagerness to understand the innovation process

pladis appreciates your interest and consideration of our company. We regret that we will not be able to respond to every resume submission. Only those candidates who best meet our needs shall be contacted. Again, thank you for your consideration.

pladis is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/Disability/Veterans.

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