PepsiCo PepsiCo in Purchase, New York

The Senior Manager role will act as a strategic partner to our global marketing & category leadership teams, providing insight-driven thought leadership on how to build and grow our brands, enabling them to cut through in a highly competitive & fragmented media environment.

This role will be responsible for brand planning across some of our key global beverages brands, leveraging insight to drive the development of groundbreaking positioning, communication & engagement programs as well as support the creation of new visual identity systems and innovation strategy.

In addition to in-depth experience of brand planning, candidates will be expected to exhibit two specific skills: an instinctual understanding of how to build brands in a digital-first, multi-platform marketing environment; and experience of pioneering new approaches to insight, such as social listening, implicit methodologies, online qualitative etc.

The successful candidate will be a "decision change agent" who is adept at driving insights into the business, able to advocate for their recommendations and successfully influence critical business decisions.

Accountabilities:

Responsible for driving the global insights agenda for some of our biggest global beverage brands
Partnering closely with the marketing & content center teams, responsible for leading global brand planning for these brands, driving the development of insights-driven brand strategy, brand positioning, brand architecture and communication/engagement programs
Partner closely with marketing to validate & evaluate the performance of our global brand marketing campaigns across key metrics: copy quality, consumer engagement, brand impact, sales impact/ROI
Partner with design & innovation teams to develop & validate new insight-driven visual identity systems and innovation pipelines for the brands
Drive thought leadership on brand planning within the wider global insights & marketing community, helping to advance the way that PepsiCo approaches brand strategy, brand positioning, brand architecture and communications planning
Partner with our global insights community to pioneer new approaches to insight that help us get under the surface of consumer behavior, go further faster and/or tap into new sources of insight
Build strong, two-way relationships with marketing & insight leads in each region, ensuring a truly collaborative approach to working together
Effectively and efficiently manage a multimillion dollar insight budget, delivering strong ROI

Qualifications:

Minimum 6-8 years in a strategic insights/planning role
Minimum Bachelor's Degree. Advanced Degree preferred
Ability to speak a foreign language preferred, but not required

Core Competencies:

A decision change agent, able to identify the key decisions that will drive growth, advocate for their recommendations and effectively influence senior management
A deep empathy for consumers and a passion for understanding the role brands play in people's lives
An analytical mindset, with a passion for deconstructing and reframing questions and an ability to distill disparate datasets into clear & meaningful recommendations
An out-of-the-box thinker, able to think creatively, imaginatively and holistically
A team player, who thrives on working collaboratively, inspiring others and bringing out the best in the wider team
A clear communicator, able to deliver finding in an engaging, fresh and impactful manner, cutting through the complex to tell a simple, compelling narrative
An effective networker, who is able to build strong relationships with global counterparts
A deep understanding of how to turn insights into action and impact the commercial agenda
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