Job Details

Requisition Number 18-0027
Post Date 4/24/2018
Title Trade Marketing Manager
City Minneapolis
State MN
Employment Type Full Time
Work Hours M-F 8a - 5p
Description Trade Marketing Manager

Since 1912, Phillips Distilling Company (PDC) has produced high-quality spirits and popular brands. As one of America's oldest family-owned spirits companies, we pride ourselves on our independent spirit and our commitment to innovation, quality and community. This is an opportunity to be part of a movement where you will be the steward of an amazing portfolio of Phillips brands, such as UV Vodka, Prairie Organic Spirits, Revel Stoke Canadian Whiskey, Tomatin Single Malt Scotch, Hell Cat Maggie Irish Whiskey, Centinela & Cabrito Tequilas, Marca Negra Mezcal, and La Hechicera Rum. Our passion for quality and craft is evident in our expansive and diverse portfolio of premium brands.

The Trade Marketing Manager will manage and provide strategy plus oversight of key growth channels, such as NABCA, National Accounts (NA), Regional Accounts and On-Premise channels of the Phillips core spirit brands portfolio. Leading and developing the strategic direction and implementation of the overall trade calendar and sales team collaboration to drive the overall growth agenda . The successful candidate will manage the implementation of trade programming within channels directing and cascading the channel initiatives, programs and setting KPIs to meet commercial objectives in an entrepreneurial, team-oriented environment.
Requirements Essential Duties

 Develop, own and execute brand programming within key channels to deliver market growth, specifically NABCA marketing plan. Collaborating closely with the NABCA sales team to identify key opportunities; supporting with trade related activities.
 Establish, own and execute the National Accounts (on/off premise) and Regional Chain channel marketing plan. Partnering closely with NA and sales team to identify, define, and establish key brand programming within the key channels.
 Partner to develop priority Calendar Program and channel activities which effectively and efficiently drive programs to meet department, business and brand objectives and competitive strategy.
 Collaborate with the Brand team to develop integrated programs and partnerships to help support the brand portfolio at retail.
 Guide agency partnerships to ensure programs are timely and successful; providing deliberate oversight and feedback ensuring successful programs that realize return on investment
 Set program KPIs and monitor progress with key channel stakeholders to ensure follow through of programs, attend meetings, markets visits and additional meetings as needed.
 Work with executive team to develop and execute dynamic campaigns that drive growth and accelerate customer adoption.
 Be an ambassador for the company and its brands, and consistently support company values.

Minimum Job Requirements
 Bachelor’s degree in marketing, business or related field preferred; with 5+ years’ consumer- focused marketing experience in the food or beverage industry, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
 Demonstrated results in trade programs with channel management.
 Experience managing agency partner relationships.
 Self-motivated with the ability, and initiative, to actively learn and adapt in a growing organization.
 Excellent verbal and written communications; exceptional interpersonal and collaborative skills; ability to work with “team first” approach.
 Strong analytical, communication, negotiation, and presentation skills.
 Proficient computer skills including E-Mail, Spreadsheets, Word, PowerPoint, etc.
 Occasional travel required: +/- 25%; attendance at evening and weekend work events, may be required.
 Valid driver’s license.

Reports To: Director of Trade Marketing

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