About Us We're ITG Brands, America's third-largest tobacco company and a member of the globally recognized Imperial Brands PLC family. ITG Brands is proud to offer some of the best-known cigarette, cigar and vape products in the world. This iconic portfolio of brands includes: Winston, Kool, Salem, Maverick and USA Gold cigarettes; Dutch Masters, Backwoods and Phillies cigars; and blu vape products. If you're looking for a responsible, innovative company that will invest in your development, encourage your ideas and appreciate your efforts, ITG Brands is a great place to build a career. We offer competitive wages, comprehensive benefits and encourage professional growth. At ITG Brands, you will feel confident that your potential will be recognized, rewarded and fulfilled. We are building a forward-looking business and seeking smart, diverse and driven professionals to work with us. We believe that creating great teams with a variety of backgrounds and experiences will set our employees and our organization on a course for success. Our entrepreneurial spirit creates exciting and rewarding career choices. Smart and driven, we believe that with great people, here you can create something better.
Job Description If working for a company that values its people and recognizes the importance of work/life balance is appealing to you, look no further than ITG Brands! WHO WE ARE
ITG Brands is the U.S. division of Imperial Brands. We are the nation's third-largest tobacco company with offerings of some of the most well-known cigarette, cigar, and vaping products. ITG Brands carries at its core, the mindset that, in order to succeed, a company must treat its people well and give them the tools they need to win. We are currently searching for a Manager, Customer Marketing - National Accounts at our Corporate Office located in Greensboro, North Carolina.
In this role, you will work with and report directly to the Senior Director, Marketing, and Planning to optimize ITG Brands' engagement with key customer channels by developing customer programs to support the overall commercial objectives of ITG Brands. In this highly visible role, the incumbent will work closely with stakeholders from Brand Marketing, National Accounts, Category Insights, and Business Intelligence. WHAT YOU WILL DO The Manager, Customer Marketing- National Accounts is responsible for optimizing ITGB's engagement with key customer channels by developing novel customer programs that support the overall commercial objectives of ITG Brands. The incumbent will work closely with a cross-functional matrix of stakeholders from Brand Marketing, National Accounts, Category Insights, and Business Intelligence functions to develop a customer roadmap that drives the brand strategies through our key National Accounts platform while influencing the shopper path to purchase. As Manager, Customer Marketing, you will work closely with key category insights leaders to define, develop and champion ITGB's shopper engagement and category story to enhance the company's customer engagement and Joint Business Planning process. This role requires strong experience working with key customer assets, development of compelling digital platforms, category insights development, and brand marketing. The Manager, Customer Marketing- National Accounts will report to the Senior Director- Customer Marketing and Planning.
Job Requirements RESPONSIBILITIES:
Partner with Brand Marketing to translate, adapt, and scale brand marketing programs into actionable customer programs rooted in shopper insights and addressing key dimensions around channel/customer/consumer (CCC) needs.
Partner with the National Accounts team to understand channel and account-specific challenges and work with internal stakeholders to develop novel customer engagement solutions, loyalty programs, unique trade incentives, digital tools, distribution incentives, pack offers, etc.
Own the ITG Brands strategic development of digital tools working closely with the National Account teams to achieve specific chain account needs that are aligned with ITG Brands' CCC engagement framework.
Liaise closely with the Category Insights leaders to define the ITG Brands category story and the shopper path to purchase across key channels.
Source and distill key trade insights, competitive programs, and multi-category contracts- with incisive recommendations to evolving ITG Brands trade programs to stay competitive across the value chain (wholesale/retail).
Develop the toolkit and drive the incorporation of innovative best in class CPG customer engagement strategies and consumer loyalty programs that address specific channel challenges.
Leverage insights and internal reports to identify high ROI customer-specific initiatives and programs that align with retailer strategies and shopper needs while meeting internal timelines.
Support the ITG Brands Joint Business Planning process and attend scheduled JBP meeting to provide specific customer solutions to address key chain account/channel challenges.
Scheduled customer visits working with key national and regional chain account managers.
Utilize enterprise insights and analytical tools to uncover key category, consumer, and customer opportunities. These include but not limited to, MSAi, IRI, Numerator, and insights from Shopper Segmentation platforms/Multi-Category Smoker Structure, etc.
Analyze post-program results, providing a thorough analysis of program performance vs. KPI's, and ensuring key learnings are implemented in go-live plans.
Manage the customer marketing program budget.
Role model the ITG Brands Leadership Expectations.
Bachelor's degree with 5+ years of experience in CPG sales and / or brand marketing.
Experience working within a National/Regional chain account and understanding of key customer assets is a plus for this role.
Experience building and executing shopper marketing solutions executed throughout the path to purchase, with a high focus on digital/pre-shop expertise
Experience with data analytics and development of incisive presentations.
Strong interpersonal and communications skills with the ability to navigate a highly matrixed cross-functional organization
OUR IDEAL CANDIDATE Our ideal candidate will be someone who loves the CPG Sales and Marketing space and excels in working closely with customers, as well as cross-functionally to develop, launch, and manage customer programs to deliver both brand and retailer objectives. Someone who has a passion for bringing brands to life to key customers exhibits strong project management skills and an analytical mind that feeds on data and the translation to insights. TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS
30% travel required for key customer accounts and field retail visits.
PERKS OF WORKING AT ITG BRANDS
Competitive benefits package that includes medical/dental/vision/life insurance/disability plans
Dollar for dollar 401k match up to 6% and 5% annual company contribution
14 Company-paid holidays
Generous paid time off
Casual dress policy Monday through Friday
Employee referral bonus program
Employee recognition programs
Employee discounts, including Verizon Wireless and select car manufacturers
The salary range for this position is $85,000 - $113,000
TO APPLY If you are a qualified candidate and interested in this position, we encourage you to apply by clicking the "apply" button above. You may also visit our website at www.itgbrands.com . Please reference the job code 000560-ITG-CORP. The job code must be included in the subject line of all emails received. All candidates must consent to an independent investigation of their background, references, past employment, education, motor vehicle record, criminal record, and drug screening. ITG Brands provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other protected class.