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Associate Product Development Marketing Lead

Oak Brook, IL
We are seeking an Associate Product Development Marketing Manager to join our marketing team. Could be you.
The ideal superstar will have a background in beauty, pharmaceuticals, CPG, or food & beverage.
If that’s you, we’d love to talk with you. Experience with discretionary goods is what we need.
As the Brand Development Project manager you are responsible for managing the departments of R & D, purchasing, procurement, and packaging. You will also provide assistance to all Marketing Managers and the VP of  Marketing.

You will perform in a primary leadership role on designated projects:
  • New product development, working with internal resources including R&D from concept through commercialization – may include initiatives for Canadian market.
  • Reformulations, re-stages, and run-outs.
  • Packaging development, including graphic and structure changes on new and/or existing items, working with internal resources including Design, Tech. Packaging and Purchasing.
  • Advertising and Promotion development.
  • Consumer research and analysis.
  • Leads new item launch post-audits.
  • Develops ROI analyses prior to project launches.
  • Leads all aspects of on-going content management of one of more brand/category websites and/or social media sites.
  • Secures on-going input, commitment, etc. from various constituencies/partners (Sales, IT, Design, Category Associates, agencies, HR, and International) and motivates/ensures timely discharge of each of their assignments.
  • Directs, executes, and/or devises processes for timely, consistent refreshment of website content based on changing retailer information, new products/promotions, or updated positioning/public relations materials.
  • Contribute to new idea generation in all product categories and department processes.
  • Strengthen the Marketing Department by contributing your expertise, knowledge, high professional standards, team spirit, and pride in the Company.
A broad knowledge of a specialized discipline, such as Marketing or Business Administration (A Master’s Degree is preferred, but not a deal breaker) or equivalent experience in education and training (e.g., a college degree with experience in market research, consumer behavior, advertising, statistical analysis and marketing planning and strategy).
  • Experience in designing and analyzing quantitative research and financials.
  • Play nice with others: you will be working with many internal and external personnel, vendors and customers. On occasion, we may provide direction, so if you’re good with taking constructive criticism on occasion, you’ll do well here and pretty much well anywhere in life. 
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