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Manager, Visual Merchandising

Department: Sales - Corporate
Location: Chattanooga, TN

Job Title:          Manager, Visual Merchandising 

Reports To:      Head of Sales Planning & Trade Development                                                                                   

Department:     Sales 

Location:          Chattanooga, TN  

Sanofi CHC, a leading manufacturer and marketer of healthcare (OTC), personal care, and skin care products is searching for a career minded, energetic, and organized sales professional to join our team as a Manager, Visual Merchandising.  Sanofi CHCís extensive portfolio of brands include Allegra, Nasacort, Xyzal, Icy Hot, Zantac, ACT, Gold Bond and Selsun Blue.  

Sanofi CHC is a global business unit of Sanofi, a multinational pharmaceutical company based in Paris, France.  www.chattem.com/careers.asp  

Job Summary 

The Manager, Visual Merchandising, will lead all aspects of the display development process across all Categories, Brands and Customers.  This role will lead the development of our display strategy including; structure and design optimization, impactful imagery and integration of insights and messaging, measuring effectiveness and continuous improvement including cost efficiencies and the identification of best practices.  The Manager will lead a direct team including Project Managers and Analysts.  The Manager will have a high level of collaboration across cross-functional groups including; Field Sales, Marketing, Shopper Marketing, Trade Marketing, Operations, Planning, Finance, Procurement and third party suppliers.  The candidate must be a strong communicator, highly collaborative with strong analytic skills and comfortable working in a team environment.  The Candidate will report to the Head of Sales Planning and Trade Development  

Role Specific Responsibilities 

Preferred Background, Experience, and Knowledge 

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:  Bachelorís degree from an accredited college in Engineering or Business Management required. 

Experience:  5 years project management experience required.  Experience in the printing & packaging field working with custom corrugated POP displays, chip board containers, permanent and semi-permanent displays, club packs, folding carton and related packaging.  Experience pricing and managing change orders. 

Professional Skills:  Negotiation skills; proven ability to negotiate with suppliers and internal stakeholders.  Conflict management and resolution skills.  The ability to problem solve.  Excellent written, oral communication, interpersonal and presentation skills.

Role Specific Competencies:   Ability to identify cost-drivers during the quoting process and guide suppliers to adjust board types/print processes/materials usage/assembly for better overall outcomes.  Familiar with CAD drawings and ability to identify design flaws, manufacturing challenges.  Ability to develop thorough project briefs.  The ability to drive cost savings at the project level, as well as, at the total system level.  Familiarity with industry-standard SOPs, including ISTA ship test protocols. This position requires extensive use of computer equipment. Must have a demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft business software to include Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook. Proficiency with Nielsen or IRI programs is required. Strong analytical, organizational, and time management skills. Highly motivated, independent worker and thinker, and team oriented.

Special Requirements:  Position is located in Chattanooga, TN.  Overnight travel is required 10-15%.

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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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