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Date:  Jul 9, 2024
Job Req ID:  19184
Category:  Marketing and Innovation
Country/Region:  US
State:  IL
City:  Chicago
Workplace:  Hybrid

Title:  Senior Brand Manager


Come join the Cheez-It brand team as a Senior Brand Manager. You’ll be focused on driving commercial plans that deliver results through the full innovation cycle, all while representing this iconic billion-dollar brand. This hybrid role can be located in greater Chicago, IL or Battle Creek, MI regions with the expectation to be in the office Tuesday through Thursday. You’ll be working with team members spread across Chicago and Battle Creek while managing one direct report.


Did you see the viral Cheez-In Diner? Or try one of our limited edition Big Cheez-It menu items at Taco Bell? Not only would you be on the team that brought these ideas to life, but you’d be proposing those kinds of bold ideas yourself!


 A Taste of What You’ll Be Doing


  • Managing and Developing Ideas  We’ll look to you for insights related to packaging, public relations, media, and creative agency management throughout the innovation cycle – from inception to in-market execution and activation.
  • Strategic Planning  Manage the annual planning process for a brand or portfolio, including strategic plan development and tactical plan development.
  • Managing the Business  You’ll share a data-driven vision by owning the tracking and effectiveness tools (Marketing Mix Modeling), budgeting, tracking, reporting and P&L management. 
  • Implementing Solutions – Leverage the 4 P’s of marketing to diagnose problems, recommend solutions and execute successful plans to remedy them.


 We’re Looking for Someone With


  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Marketing or a related field
  • Substantial experience in brand management with a proven track record to demonstrate success in different brand portfolios
  • Demonstrated strength in marketing competencies, including positioning, brand development, innovation, and project leadership
  • Experience in the consumer-packaged goods industry
  • Brand marketing experience with a knack for marketing innovation


What’s Next

After you apply, your application will be reviewed by a real recruiter, so it may take us a few weeks to get back with you by email or phone. Visit our How We Hire page to get insights into our hiring process and more about what we offer.


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If you join our team, you’ll be rewarded for the difference you make. Our comprehensive benefits offer you the support you need through your life events, big or small. Visit our benefits page & be sure to ask your recruiter for more specific information.


Get to Know Us

At Kellanova, we are driven by our vision to be the world’s best-performing snacks-led powerhouse, unleashing the full potential of our differentiated brands and our passionate people. Our portfolio of iconic, world-class brands includes Pringles, Cheez-It, Pop-Tarts, MorningStar Farms, Special K, Krave, Zucaritas, Crunchy Nut, among others.


Kellanova’s Culture of Best means we bring our best to all that we do in pursuit of our vision to be the world’s best performing snacks-led powerhouse. Our culture celebrates boldness and empowers our people to challenge the status quo, achieve results, and win together.


Our focus on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (ED&I) enables us to build a culture of belonging where all employees have a place at the table and are inspired to share their passion, talents and ideas to work.


We’re on a journey to be the best. You coming?


Kellanova is an Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to provide an inclusive work environment, a seat for everyone at the table, and embraces the diverse talent of its people. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, disability, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, age, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information regarding our efforts to advance Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, please visit our website here.   


Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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