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Vital Proteins Associate Brand Manager in Chicago, Illinois

Company Overview:

Vital Proteins is an emerging, dynamic brand consisting of a team of passionate individuals who believe whole-food-based nutrition is essential for overall health, fitness, and wellbeing. Our team, where job titles and hierarchy are meaningless, is comprised of intelligent and innovative individuals who have grit, a passion, and perseverance to achieve goals, who work collaboratively and with speed to ensure creativity, success, and global growth. Vital Proteins seeks to develop and support the right people, with the right attitude, who continually ask questions, who challenge the status quo, who drive change, and who develop and tactically execute good ideas. We are looking for individuals to help us think smarter and put a lot of ideas on the table in a short amount of time. Building a great company is our goal. Quality individuals and getting the team right is our business plan


Vital Proteins is looking to hire a driven Associate Brand Manager (ABM) for the Vital Protein brand. This individual is a key contributor to the overall brand team, responsible for leading cross-functional teams in the planning, execution, and analysis of various business initiatives. The ABM role will have P&L responsibility and development of strategic business and marketing plans to achieve corporate and brand volume, profit, and share objectives. The role will work out of our West Loop (Chicago, IL) office and be reporting to the Associate Director of Brand Management.

What you will be responsible for:

  • Develop business objectives and marketing plans for assigned brand/categories, reflecting overall corporate goals

  • Seamlessly execute marketing plans to deliver against brand, financial, and share objectives

  • Monitor performance measurements to ensure the brand is tracking against goals - recommends and implements corrective actions

  • Analyze data to identify insights and translate into business initiatives and/or actionable tasks to drive results

  • Lead/participate in the development and execution of marketing strategies including brand positioning and communication strategies.

  • Lead/participate in development and execution of product and packaging innovation plans including concept development, validation, product and packaging R&D, communication strategy, and tracking of in-market performance

  • Work hand-in-hand with the sales organization to understand and integrate customer strategies in business and brand plans.

Who you are:

  • Bachelors degree required; MBA preferred

  • 2-4 years of experience preferred in brand marketing

  • Prior CPG preferred

  • Interpersonal communication skills, written and verbal communication, organizational skills, project management skills must all be strong

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to manage cross-functional projects and processes with multiple stakeholders

  • Must have attention to detail and possess critical thinking skills

  • Advanced analytical tools (e.g. IRI/ Nielsen) experience

  • Self-starter who is comfortable working in a fast-paced and environment

  • Strong time management and organization skills; able to prioritize and manage multiple projects

  • Must be able to read write and understand English

Vital Proteins is proud to be an equal employment opportunity employer