[Vacancy]: Brand Marketing Manager Needed at Ascentech Services Limited

June 10, 2024

Job Description


  • To define brand strategy and architecture, analyze market/ customer trends and competition, provide inputs into developing new products within the limits of category business plan with the objective of enhancing brand market share, sales volume and profitability. End-to-end responsibility for the brand.

Areas of Responsibility:

Brand Planning: 

  • Prepare brand architecture (target markets/ group, products, launch and phase out support);
  • Conduct competition analysis for market practices in supporting brand (promotions/ activations);
  • Plan for brand initiatives based on growth prospects and gaps in current portfolio;
  • Share plan with Media/ MR team and seek inputs on related activities/ cost/ calendar;
  • Conduct overall analysis on marketing spends for the brand in order to ensure achievement of brand market share and health index.

Brand Communication, Development and Execution:

  • Provide briefs to agency based on brand architecture (consumer/ product attributes, differentiation, competition etc.);
  • Review concept/ routes options prepared by agency; Coordinate for research of identified route options;
  • Analyze feedback and shortlist route; Review scripts prepared by agency; Conduct script/ animations research; Analyze feedback;
  • Select production house for ad creation; Participate in pre-production meetings to provide insights; Monitor and review ad production;
  • Monitor effectiveness of brand communicate post deployment in order to ensure effective brand awareness and recall.

Portfolio Planning:

  • Conduct industry analysis on products, competition players, growth segments, emerging segments etc.;
  • Identify gaps and white spaces in current portfolio;
  • Plan for introduction of new products in portfolio/ initiatives for products in current portfolio in order to ensure portfolio meets the requirements of market/customers.

Packaging Development:

  • Prepare packaging brief with inputs on target group, market, competition, differentiation etc. to develop superior packaging structures in design.
  • Pack test with consumers on likability and purchase intent. Projects to adhere to benchmark costs.

Trade Promotion:

  • Coordination with trade promotion & Sales vertical for brand schemes.

Brand Plan Review:

  • Monitor and review progress of brand against defined plan (using Research Agency data, Brand track etc.);
  • Analyze competition performance; Discuss findings with HO and identify actions/ initiatives for market, manufacturing and product development in order to ensure performance of brand as per plan.

Consumer Promotion:

  • Monitor and review implementation in order to create effective pull for products by the consumer in the market.

Market Research Conceptualization, Execution & Findings Implementation:

  • Analyze data and identify key trends/ correlations from the MR report prepared by agency; Identify key action points and share with relevant functions (PD/ Packaging etc.);
  • Share findings with marketing head and finalize initiatives to be taken up for alignment of initiatives with consumer/ market requirements.

Media Implementation:

  • Discuss brief with media team/ agency and explain script; In cases interact with media partners and review media innovation if any;
  • Evaluate initiatives with Media Team performance and identify reason for success/ failure in order to ensure effective brand awareness and recall.

New Product/ Product Extension Planning, Development and Launch:

  • Gather input on new product from usage and attribute study for the category/ products;
  • Identify new product positioning/ story and directional product/ emotional attributes;
  • Prepare and provide new product brief (market size, competition, flavors, grammages, differentiation etc.) to PD;
  • Test prototype samples and provide inputs to PD team during development phase; Coordinate for CPT with MR/ PD team; Analyze CPT results;
  • Evaluate financials and discuss with PD/ Manufacturing in case of issues;
  • Present product for approval to HOD & Leadership; In Order to ensure successful launch of new product/ extensions in the market.
  • Operating Network
  • External: Creative agency; Packaging agency; Activation agency; Media agency; Research agency
  • Internal: Marketing, Manufacturing, Finance, Procurement, Research, Product Development, Quality, R&D, Legal, TM, Sales & Logistics team

Education & Relevant Experience 

  • MBA in marketing from Tier I Top Management Institute with experience in FMCG business. Experience in Brand Management/Category management is must.
  • Knowledge and Business Understanding-
  • Experience in Food & Beverage – Consumer Brands is a plus.
  • Experience in Sales, managing agencies is a plus.
  • Strong Experience in Brand Management (product, price, promotion, placement) managing a brand and showing demonstrated success growing the brand, market share, equity. 
  • Knowledge of statutory compliance related to the category products (legal declarations/ implications);
  • Basic knowledge of category/ product specific manufacturing process and technology;
  • Basic knowledge of finance (overhead/ revenue apportionment, budgeting, product pricing etc.)

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