Brand Manager
Job Details
Management
Minneapolis Office - Minneapolis, MN
Full Time
Day
Functions/Qualifications

The Company:

ANA is part of the Asmodee Group, a global corporation headquartered in France and a worldwide leader in the creation, manufacturing, and distribution of games. Our games tell immersive stories that inspire people to push the boundaries of their imagination and include top tier titles such as, “CATAN,” “Ticket to Ride,” and “Spot It” among others. Our global success has come from our publishing studios and distribution networks where we transform high-potential stories into iconic consumer products. ANA believes in the power of ideas, leads with equality and universality, and strives to empower employees in our overarching effort to consistently create great games and tell amazing stories. We base our success on our three core values both internally and in the wider market; honesty, integrity, and fairness drives everything we do. 

Summary

The Brand Manager will develop brand strategies, promote brand growth and expansion, and implement brand plans in the mass channel. This role will be instrumental in leveraging a variety of data, consumer insights, and compelling storytelling to drive volume and profitability for Asmodee.

Essential Functions

  • Set brand planning calendar, coordinate cross-functional activities and planning processes, manage timelines, and ensure timely completion of all deliverables.

  • Lead the development of strategies and objectives for building and executing year-round brand engagement through partnerships, digital, in-store, and other marketing vehicles.

  • Utilize category and consumer insights to identify growth opportunities and drive innovation in marketing initiatives.

  • Collaborate with Studio Marketing and other cross functional teams to translate brand elements into go-to-market strategies

  • Lead cross-functional projects using data modeling and analysis techniques to discover insights that will guide strategic decisions and uncover optimization opportunities.

  • Function as a storyteller, thrive using a variety of multimedia platforms to showcase our products and promote Asmodee as the company of choice

  • Build and maintain data models, reporting systems, dashboards and performance metrics that support key business decisions.

  • Measure and report performance of all brand campaigns, assess ROI and KPIs, and make recommendations to optimize

  • Research and fully understand Asmodoee products and product lines in order to develop clear positioning for them in the mass channel.

  • Research product performance across retailers and make recommendations for optimization

  • Provide reporting to allow proper measurement of marketing activities and strategic recommendations based on analysis of ongoing consumer promotion programs.

  • Identify research needs, execute research studies and projects, and analyze research in order to identify opportunities

  • Conduct data pulls from market research partners, analyze trends within the board game category and provide omnichannel insights

  • Monitor market trends, research consumer markets and competitors activities

  • Communicate with the assigned Studios on a regular basis to develop creative assets for new items, marketing plans, sales initiatives and results. Prepare and present a quarterly report to Studios, including sales and major promotional activities.

Qualifications

  • If you enjoy digging into the data, finding a story to tell, and creating powerful presentations, this job is for you.

  • Must demonstrate knowledge about market research and consumer behavior

  • Excellent understanding of the full marketing mix

  • Data-driven thinking and an affinity for numbers

  • Strong problem solving, quantitative and analytical abilities

  • Proven ability to develop brand strategies and communicate recommendations

  • Experience in identifying target audiences and devising effective campaigns

  • Ability to manage multiple simultaneous projects with different deadlines

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong attention to detail and organization skills

  • Ability to collaborate effectively with other teams and individuals

  • Experience working with and creating dashboards using all relevant data to inform decisions

 

Education/Experience

Education/Experience

  • Bachelors degree in marketing or related field

  • MBA Preferred

  • 5-7 years of experience in marketing

  • General brand management experience

  • POS syndicated data background preferred

  • Consumer research knowledge preferred

  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Excel/Power Point/Word

 

Asmodee is an equal opportunity employer. We strive for and celebrate a diverse team in our effort to carry out our company values of honesty, integrity, and fairness.

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