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Brand Manager, Global Categories Innovation

Department: Marketing
Location: Chattanooga, TN

Job Title:          Brand Manager, Global Categories Innovation 

Reports To:      Marketing Head Global Categories                                                                                   

Department:     Marketing 

Location:          Headquarters, Chattanooga TN  

Job Summary 

Provide leadership for innovation in the US for all brands within Global Categories.  This role will be accountable for the conception, development, and validation of innovation road maps for key Global Categories:  allergy, pain, and digestive health. The Manager of Innovation will partner with brand teams to understand business issues, brand priorities, market gaps, and unmet consumer needs to establish the basis of interest for innovation.  The coordination of cross-functional teams such as R&D, Market Research, Manufacturing, Sales, and external agencies to support innovation road map development is also within scope.  

Role Specific Responsibilities 

This description is representative but not inclusive of all position responsibilities.  Associate may be asked from time to time to complete tasks not listed within the contents of this document, but that are relative to the goals of the business.  

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Qualifications 

Education:  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college required, MBA preferred. 

Experience:  Four to six years of total brand management experience required; 2 years at the brand manager/senior brand level preferred.  

Professional Skills:  Must have demonstrated the ability to lead people and achieve results through others.  The capacity to manage multiple priorities within a matrixed organization to a successful outcome through leadership & influencing skills is necessary for this role.

Role Specific Competencies:   This position requires extensive use of computer equipment.  Must have a demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft business software to include Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook.  Familiarity with Nielsen or IRI programs is preferred.  Strong verbal and written communication skills are required.  Experiences in the following industries are desired:  OTC, consumer health care, or consumer packaged goods.  Knowledge of IRI/Nielsen data software and products are a plus.

Special Requirements:  Position is based in Chattanooga, Tennessee at Chattem’s corporate office.  This position requires the ability to travel (20%). 

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Regulatory Compliance 

American with Disabilities Act 

The company recognizes its responsibility to ensure that all qualified candidates (defined as individuals who can perform all essential job functions), are considered equally for employment and is prepared to make reasonable accommodations to ensure that disabled employees or candidates are not disadvantaged in the candidate selection process.  

Civil Rights Act of 1964 Title VII 

The company recognizes its responsibility to ensure that all qualified candidates receive equal employment opportunity in the role regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or national origin.  

Fair Labor Standards Act (as amended in 2004) 

This role has been classified as exempt from consideration under current FLSA overtime requirements.  

Relocation 

Relocation assistance is provided.

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