Brand Manager - DULUX
Slough SL2 5DS
All around the planet we’re using the power of colour and technology to make the places in which we live, work, learn and play more fun, uplifting, sustainable and beautiful. We are world leaders in colour expertise, trend forecasting and product innovation with a portfolio of market leading global brands including Dulux Trade and Cuprinol. Awarded Top Employer status, we offer careers with breadth, depth of scope and impact. We are a company that builds successful partnerships with customers and are now recruiting Brand Managers to deliver customer and brand plans and reach market share targets for specific client sectors. Dulux has been one of the UK’s favourite brands for more than 70 years and we continue to build on our heritage to deliver products and services that delight homeowners and professional customers. In 2020, Dulux was once again named within the Top 50 UK most valuable brands as reported by Kantar’s BrandZ study.
As Brand Manager working with our Trade paint Brands and channels, you will develop annual brand plans for your specific portfolio as well as collaborate with colleagues to implement them successfully. This will involve spending time with customers and building an in-depth understanding of their business and marketing guidelines, and use this market-led insight to collaborate with R&D colleagues to develop a strong innovation pipeline. You will also help create marketing communication plans that deliver a seamless online and offline consumer journey as well as monitor and assess performance against KPI’s. You will take responsibility for overseeing budgets too. Important will be the ability to use your commercial acumen to balance brand and customer objectives. This is a unique opportunity to take ownership, drive change and make a difference to high profile brands. This role will expose you to mix of strategy and planning, innovation, product and portfolio as well as communications.
Of graduate calibre you will have experience of brand planning in a high performing business in the FMCG, Retail or DIY industries, and ideally, a relevant marketing qualification. Used to working on brand and product strategy, you will be happy managing P&L and able to develop work across multiple channels. Important will be the ability to thinks creatively and work with stakeholders to overcome challenging situations. Comfortable operating within a matrix organisation structure, you will possess excellent project management and interpersonal skills. Results driven, you will be a champion of the consumer and an effective communicator who excels at multi-tasking.
Who are AkzoNobel?
Customers around the world use our trusted brands and products. Some of them are household names, others are more specialist products, but everything we make is likely to play an essential role in your daily routine. We are experts in the proud craft of making paints and coatings, setting the standard in colour and protection since 1792. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. Our products transform homes and interiors, make buildings better, keep transport moving, and the wheels of industry turning. We have four clear and simple values: Customer Focused, Deliver on Commitments, Passion for Excellence and Winning Together. These values provide the ‘how’ for successful strategy implementation.
If you want to be part of an organisation that is truly passionate about what they do and how they do it then we would love to hear from you.
Please note: In the event of a high candidate response to this vacancy we may close the application period earlier than the date shown.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.
We may consider flexible working for this role.