Brand Manager in Vancouver, WA at Hawthorne Gardening Co.

Date Posted: 9/27/2018

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Job Description

At the Hawthorne Gardening Company (HGC) we want our people to empower more people to garden no matter where and how they choose to grow. We accomplish this by encouraging people to live happier, healthier lives through gardening. If you also feel this way then you’d fit in great with us!

We are looking for a Brand Manager  who will grow at our Vancouver, WA office.

The Hawthorne Gardening Co. is seeking an insightful brand marketer with demonstrated functional excellence in strategic thinking, marketing plan development, and execution. New product launches, annual strategic and operating plans, brand stewardship, special projects, and reporting out to functional leaders are just the beginning of the key responsibilities. The selected candidate will have the opportunity to drive strategic brand decisions, own tactical execution, and collaborate with internal and external partners to ultimately spur brand revenue and share growth.

In this role you will:

  • Support the development of marketing strategies, objectives, and initiatives as part of an annual brand planning process
  • Drive day-to-day execution of multichannel initiatives and ad hoc support projects--delivering on time, on brand, on budget, and meeting technical requirements
  • Document quantitative and qualitative post implementation results (PIR) for campaigns, launches and key projects. Share and socialize results cross functionally to inform future plans and upskill colleagues.
  • Proactively identify incremental revenue and share opportunities in alignment with business objectives
  • Co-create and support the development of brand positioning refinements for assigned brands with an eye towards multiple customer targets and the competitive set--achieving buy in from category managers along the way
  • Steer creative team partners and external support agencies in the development of packaging, digital, sales/retail collateral, web, social content, print, video, etc.--serving as the brand identity steward and shepherd from start to finish
  • Develop, manage and execute new product launch plans. Collaborate with Sales and Category Managers to develop precise, informed plans and communications that optimize budget spend. Report out to stakeholders on progress, opportunities and wins.
  • Oversee development of brand manuals and style guides, as needed
  • Manage multichannel budget and spending for assigned brands and projects. Partner with and inform finance ongoing.
  • Support Sales org ad hoc projects to achieve market-specific goals in the US and Canada
  • Expand knowledge base and challenge assumptions through creative problem solving, data analysis, trends research, and benchmarking. Suggest results-oriented action plans.
  • Contribute to the development of talent in the marketing function; support colleagues, share learning and “give back” to the group to elevate total team contributions to the business.

The perfect person will have:

  • MBA or equivalent/experience is required.
  • Minimum of 4 years classical brand management experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of ROI measurement
  • Ability to influence; proactively strengthens relationships across the business ongoing
  • Demonstrate strength in strategic thinking across B2B and B2C targets
  • Proficiency in managing multiple projects with conflicting timelines
  • High attention to detail
  • Articulate and fluid communication

This is what we will bring to the table:

  • Extremely competitive benefits including: Health, Dental and Vision coverage
  • Discounted gym memberships across the U.S.
  • A highly energetic and fast paced environment at a rapidly growing company
  • Unbelievable 401K match and discounted stock purchasing program
  • Generous vacation day policy in addition to 11 holidays

Not interested in this role? Check out our other career opportunities and learn more about what it’s like to work at Hawthorne Gardening Company by accessing our Talent Network: HGC Talent Network

The Hawthorne Gardening Company is a start-up company focused on hydroponic gardening. Dedicated to creating high quality products founded in social and environmental responsibility. Backed by the largest lawn and garden company in the U.S. (Scotts Miracle-Gro, NYSE: SMG) we bring new ideas, values, and culture to our endeavors without the constraints of a large corporation. We are an energetic, progressive-minded, sustainability-focused group of highly-motivated individuals, eager to share our love of gardening with the world.

The brands and products within our portfolio include: General Hydroponics, General Organics, Vermicrop, Botanicare, AeroGarden, CanFilters and Gavita Lighting.

Hawthorne Gardening Company is an EEO Employer, dedicated to a culturally diverse, drug free workplace.

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Notification to Agencies:

Please note that the Hawthorne Gardening Company does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement, and specific approval to submit resumes to an approved requisition, the Hawthorne Gardening Company will not consider or approve payment regarding recruiter fees or referral compensations.

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