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Senior Brand Manager - France

Date: May 26, 2021

Location: Paris, 75, FR

Company: Beam Suntory

Beam Suntory is Crafting the Spirits that Stir the World. Rooted in two centuries of family heritage, Beam Suntory has evolved into the world's third largest leading premium spirits company ... where each employee is treated like family and trusted with legacy. With our greatest assets - our premium spirits and our people - we're driving growth through impactful marketing, innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit. Beam Suntory is a place where you can come Unleash your Spirit by making an impact each and every day.



Senior Brand Manager - France  


The following position is based in Paris, 60% office based / 40% home office.


What makes this a great opportunity?


Strategic and operational leadership of a portfolio of Beam Suntory brands, achieving defined Marketing- as well as agreed volume, net sales, profit and growth objectives.


Role Responsibilities


Main responsibilities
• Development and implementation of long-term growth strategies for the defined brands aligned with the VIA objectives (where to play and how to win) and defined objectives and targets
• Development, implementation and tracking of the multi-year growth plan
• Development, implementation and tracking of the annual Activity Grid
• Design & development of annual media plans
• Development, implementation and tracking of consumer and brand activations
• Management and Control of the annual Marketing Budget
• Definition and tracking of brand KPIs
• Close cooperation with the Beam Suntory France team
• Cross functional working with key departments to achieve annual targets and objectives (Global Brand teams, International marketing, Sales, Finance, Supply Chain...)
• Be lead country and partner for international projects
• Provide thought leadership to the marketing team on distributor side for France


Qualifications & Experience


Min 5 years of Brand Marketing experience in an international FMCG company in France preferably in Spirits.
• Master’s degree with focus Marketing or related subjects
• Experience in running Marketing agenda across International markets
• Proven experience in leading and developing a team of min 3-5 direct reports as an advantage
• Proven track record in managing a Masterbrand with multiple categories or a portfolio of brands
• Proven experience in the areas of media planning, BTL, PR, Social and Digital media
• Ability to understand sales fundamentals and interest to develop close Marketing/sales relationship to achieve business goals
• Knowledge of on-trade & Cavists is a must



• Strong leadership skills
• Strategic and visionary thinking combined with strong analytical skills
• Strong business sense
• High communication and strategic influencing skills
• Flexible self-starter able to set priorities and to manage multiple tasks at the same time
• Team player with the ability to listen, cultural sensitivity and the proven skill to work in an inter-cultural environment
• Can-do mentality
• Fluent in French and English


At Beam Suntory, people are our number one priority, and we believe our people grow together in diverse and inclusive environments where their unique insights, experiences and backgrounds are valued and respected. Beam Suntory is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, military veteran status and all other characteristics, attributes or choices protected by law. All recruitment and hiring decisions are based on an applicant’s skills and experience.