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  Latin American Brand / Category Manager
 
  Company Type: Consumer Products
  Location: Broward County, FL
  Compensation: Excellent Compensation - Full Benefits
  Languages: Fluent English/Spanish - Portuguese a plus!
  Job Code: MK/1428
  Date Posted: Pending
  Description:
 
    The client is a rapidly growing, global, diversified, market-driven consumer products company.
    The opportunity leading and managing the Strategic Marketing Agenda throughout Latin America will be ideal for someone looking to get in on the ground floor of pioneering a prominent brand into a new market. Having the chance to truly affect the way the business vision and direction grows, as well as an opportunity to feel like you have truly made a difference. At the same time enjoying the strength and security of a Multi-National, Multi-Billion dollar company as a foundation.
    The core competencies are as follows:
  • 7+ years of hands-on brand/product marketing experience with Consumer Goods
  • Experience marketing in Major Latin American markets (i.e. Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil and Mexico).
  • Experience and proven relationships with Latin American Mass Merchants (i.e. Wal-Mart, Casino, Carrefour, etc.).
The successful candidate will be conscience of the cultural idiosyncrasies on a per country basis and be able to exert influence in a diverse team environment. Primary Tasks:
  • Lead the development of annual strategic product plans
  • Execute Marketing Plans through the extended regional brand teams
  • Aid in preparation of country specific Marketing plans, consolidating a Regional Marketing Plan for LA
  • Create and establish clear marketing guidelines for the LA business units
  • Execute an effective integration of the entire product related marketing mix
  • Responsible for overlooking and agreeing on local Marketing Budgets, as well as for Division held funds related to brand.
  • Spend effective time in-market, assuring the brand satisfies consumer/customer demanded needs.
  • Implement smooth Forecasting, Supply Chain and other related logistical and commercial tasks to assure product found in right place at right time.
      Organization:
    • This is a new position reporting to the VP Sales & Marketing LA
    • Primary interaction is with local Marketing Managers
    • Regular interaction with product sources, and all stakeholders in value chain
    • Position requires working closely with US & Europe Brand/Category Managers to maximize product resources.
  •   Requirements:
     
    • 7 + years sales and product management/marketing experience in multinational mass-market companies (required).
    • Hands-on marketing experience in at least three Latin American countries (required).
    • Demonstrated familiarity with the Latin America region as a whole.
    • Knowledge of marketing data resources available in territory.
    • Experience with planning and implementing marketing strategies.
    • Preferably with experience in Consumer related products.
    • Spanish and/or Portuguese language fluency
    • Bachelor's degree in Marketing required. Masters degree/MBA preferred.
    • U.S. Citizen or Green Card (required)


      Cover Letter: Please include cover letter with salary requirements when responding.

      Work Authorization: Must have legal residency.
      For consideration include resume as a Microsoft Word attachment or as text and submit to Margaret Kurtzman and reference the job title and reference number.
     
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