King Arthur Baking Company

Brand Manager | Full Time

Category: Advertising/Marketing/PR

Location: 58 Billings Farm Road, White River Junction, VT, USA


Meet Us: King Arthur Baking Company is an award-winning, audience-leading baking company with a strategic vision to be the resource for baking education and inspiration.  Through traditional and new media, in-person and virtual education, we strive to be a leader in helping novice and expert bakers alike.  We’re not going anywhere – we’ve been part of the family since 1790. We work to build stronger communities and increase access and the connection to real foods. We take pride in our responsible sourcing and our “never bleached” guarantee. And we work closely with farmers, millers, and suppliers in a continued commitment toward sustainability. Our wheat flour is grown and milled right here in the United States. Flour this good uses only the purest ingredients, free from GMOs.  As a founding B Corporation, we are committed to using the power of business as a force for social and environmental good. We believe every employee’s contributions make our company what it is: vibrant, successful, and committed to spreading the joy of baking. We are a welcoming and inclusive 100% employee-owned company.

The Position:  The Brand Manager is responsible for driving the development and execution of brand strategy, product line sales performance, financial management, marketing planning, and tactical execution of marketing plans. The brand team is responsible for delivering profitable sales growth for assigned product lines.

The Benefits:  Yes, we have the regular “stuff” – medical, dental, vision, company paid short- and long-term disability, life insurance, paid time off to rest, paid holidays to have fun, a 401(K) with a company match. But here’s what makes us different: 40 paid volunteer hours a year, profit sharing*, participation in the Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)* and knowing that those working with you are dedicated and engaged co-employee owners that believe in you and your extraordinary abilities to move us all forward.

Reports to: Brand Director

Location: White River Junction, VT (flexibility for hybrid with occasional onsite work)

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

   Strategy:

  • Develop annual brand plan, including forecasting, marketing and product line strategy
  • Implement brand strategy and annual plans, including advertising and content, promotions, and product line optimizations
  • Collaborate with the Digital and Editorial teams to develop content and campaigns that support customer engagement and overall product line growth
  • Develop a deep understanding of our consumers through panel data and market research
  • Partner with Innovation to inform a 2-3 year strategic product pipeline

   Drive Business Results:

  • Lead regularly scheduled review of business results, highlighting key findings and business implications
  • Manage product line budget and marketing spend
  • Execute marketing plans in coordination with Digital, Editorial, Shopper teams and outside vendors/agencies
  • Manage cross-functional project teams and direct reports by setting clear objectives
  • Lead brand-led initiatives including advertising, creative, packaging changes, and product line extensions

   Data-led Decision-Making:

  • Drive data and insight-driven business decisions, including analyzing Nielsen and Numerator data for sales trends
  • Assist with annual volume bridge and own product line forecast for monthly S&OP meetings
  • Set and track metrics and KPIs, offering recommendations for optimization

Team Management/Leadership 

The most important job of a leader is to develop their team and create an environment where all can succeed.

  • Openly communicates team and individual expectations and concerns
  • Is readily accessible, willing to listen and seeking to understand
  • Engages their team: motivating, directing, inspiring and involving them in decisions
  • Nurtures growth in others by supporting their passions, strengths and work styles
  • Maintains employee attitude and morale by recognizing outstanding performance and managing performance issues

This should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties and responsibilities. There may be some variation and/or development of the above duties and responsibilities without changing the general nature of the job.

Minimum job requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required, MBA strongly preferred
  • 4+ years of experience in CPG or brand marketing
  • Proficiency in IRI or Nielsen

Success factors/competencies for this role

  • Experience managing others preferred
  • Entrepreneurial self-starter comfortable with ambiguity and adaptable to new/changing processes
  • Proven project manager
  • Experience with robust analysis and problem-solving
  • Strong collaborator with people across disciplines
  • Strong desire to learn and be able to apply new concepts quickly and effectively
  • Ability to prioritize multiple demands, often on short timelines
  • Open to change, recommends actions for continuous improvement
  • Thinks and acts strategically, understands how role contributes to larger outcome
  • Provides exemplary customer service to both internal and external customers
  • Sets high standards for oneself, meets deadlines
  • Learns from mistakes, receptive to feedback
  • Effective communicator, listens and respects others’ points of view
  • Participates in team problem solving and decision making
  • Maintains a positive attitude
  • Community minded – gets involved, volunteers
  • Genuine enthusiasm for the King Arthur Baking mission and products, commitment to living our values

Physical requirements/work environment

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  • Physical requirements: Ability to work at a desk for long periods of time.
  • Work environment: Open office setting and/or remote work environment

Safety

  • Understands that safety is the responsibility of everyone at the organization
  • Responsible for providing a safe and ergonomically sound work environment, identifying unsafe conditions and correcting these conditions immediately
  • Engages in safety and compliance training programs and encourage 100% team participation in same

Environment

  • Adheres to company-wide green norms, looks for ways to reduce, reuse, recycle
  • Educates oneself on KAB environmental campaigns
  • Strives to continually improve and implement new processes to reduce our environmental impact

It is the responsibility of every employee to contribute to a positive work environment through cooperative and professional interactions with co-workers, customers and vendors.

There’s room at our table for you!  Apply today.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other factors protected by law. King Arthur Flour provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities to allow them to participate in both the application process and during employment. Such individuals are encouraged to seek accommodations to allow them to apply for a position, participate in the application process, and meet the essential functions and requirements of the position.

*Amounts vary based achievement of financial targets. Participation based on hire date and program entry date.

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To Apply:

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