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Brand Manager- Morgan Williams

THE ORGANIZATION

Since our incorporation in 2001, Morgan Williams International has been committed to importing the most recognizable British brands into Canada on a wholesale basis.

We continue to expand our product list in order to provide Canadian retailers with a wide selection of recognizable and innovative British goods and grocery.

Morgan-Williams currently carries over 135 recognizable British brands and offers over 724 SKU’s to our customers featuring confectionary, beverages, baking mixes, condiments and canned goods.

Canada is home to the third largest population of British citizens abroad, as well as over 10 million Canadians who claim shared British ancestry. Together, they continue to contribute to the demand of British grocery products in the Canadian retail market.

For more information on our products, please log in and  visit the product listing online here.

 

Job Title: Brand Manager

Reports to: Brand Manager / Senior Product Manager

Direct Reports: N/A

Location: Mississauga, Ontario

 

MANDATE

Morgan Williams International is expanding. The organization is experiencing 20% year over year growth and as such, is seeking a marketing specialist with experience in food distribution, preferably with knowledge of import specialty foods.  A newly created role, the Brand/Product Manager will be accountable for building and implementing disciplined marketing practices and processes that will drive growth and efficiencies in the business.  This individual will bring a proven track record of driving rapid brand growth in a highly entrepreneurial and dynamic environment and experience working with all major Channels – Chain supermarket, Independent Grocery, Ethnic Grocery, Drug, Club, and on-line.

 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

The position will include the following responsibilities:

  • Vendor Management – Responsible for managing a select group of vendors and will act as the primary conduit between those vendors and Morgan Williams
  • Product development
  • Management of retail pricing strategy and execution
  • Promotion and Product Placement in the overall Morgan Williams international “mix”
  • Communications and Issues Management
  • Liaise regularly with Sales management to ensure execution of programs and strategies
  • Market research and planning -understanding of Nielsen and Retailer data indexes
  • Work closely with Assistant Brand Associate in overall development and accomplishment of objectives
  • Digital Marketing expertise with knowledge of all the platforms and how to use them to attract/communicate with the consumer

Assist Marketing Manager with any other duties or responsibilities as may be assigned

 

 

CANDIDATE PROFILE

The successful candidate will have the following:

 Education:

  • University Degree in Business or a related field of study

Experience:

  • A minimum of 4-5+ years’ experience in marketing / brand management in Food Distribution and/or CPG organizations

Competencies & Attributes

  • Very comfortable in a highly dynamic entrepreneurial environment – roll up your sleeves and go with the flow to get things done
  • Strategic and tactical planning
  • Understanding brand activation at retail
  • Collaboration; working effectively both cross-functionally and with external stakeholders
  • Effective communication
  • Intellectual curiosity
  • Bias for action
  • Solid project management & organizational skills; ability to establish priorities, strong detailed execution and multi-task
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Understanding and use of informal networks to accomplish tasks
  • Analytical skills; ability to synthesize information to develop understanding of key insight

 

THE COMPENSATION

An excellent compensation package awaits the successful candidate.


How to Apply:

Please send your resume in Word or PDF format to: tosearch@optimumtalent.com . Copy and Paste the following job title and code and place it in the subject line of your email so we can identify the job and confirm receipt of your application:
AOJH-821387) Brand Manager- Morgan Williams - ON - Mississauga (OTIAPPLY)

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