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Senior Brand Manager, James B. B. Distilling Co. Portfolio

Beam Suntory
New York, NY 10007
  • Job Code
    788204200
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, James B. B. Distilling Co. Portfolio

The following position is is open in New York , United States .


What makes this a great opportunity?

  • The spirits industry is an exciting and fast-paced. Beam Suntory is a leading player in the industry and is focused on driving both category and brand growth. The NorthStar is anchored on building global premium brands of scale that consumers love.
  • The bourbon category has experienced explosive growth over the last 10 years and remains one of the fastest growing segments in the spirits industry - "we are living in the golden age of bourbon, America's only Native Spirit"
  • To keep pace with the growth, investment has been pouring into Kentucky at record pace -$2.3B in capital projects completed or planned for by 2022
  • The person in this role will have ability to prove their thought leadership, team development and have autonomy in a growing and exciting segment of the industry


Role Responsibilities
Outcome/Success Criteria:
  • Help elevate all the James B. Beam Distilling Co whiskey brands - from the most accessible to the most innovative
  • Enable the new brand house operating model to ensure organizational understanding and adherence to parent and specific brand promise, strategy and visual identity
Job Responsibilities:
  • Lead the overall portfolio strategy, working across all of James B Beam Distilling Co. (JBBDCo) to define the parent brand and supporting portfolio architecture
  • Manage the necessary quantitative and qualitative analysis to make optimal strategic recommendations on portfolio strategy - develop and maintain scorecard KPI tracking
  • Author the JBBDCo digital marketing strategy from concept to content amplification including how we recruit and integrate with the homeplace experience in Clermont
  • Lead Barreled and Boxed direct to consumer membership program including how JBBDCo expands eCommerce opportunities via seamless commerce
  • Assist in developing global approach to consumer need states, category segmentation and brand roles
  • Prioritize the Brand Market Combinations for JBBDCo to achieve premiumization objective and geographic footprint expansion
  • Work closely with supply chain to help decision making on maturing inventory liquid trade-offs
  • Work closely with innovation partners and R&D to craft long-term JBBDCo innovation strategy, outlining vision, objectives and guardrails
  • Work closely with finance to define the new brand investment allocation model
  • Lead Licensing initiative across the James B Beam house
  • Assist in the strategic plan development and brand planning process with a 1Y, 3Y and 10Y view
  • Coordinate across the portfolio to provide updates on JBBDCo through MBRs and ELTs
  • Work cross-functionally with insights, innovation, finance, supply chain, digital marketing, strategy, and with local markets


Qualifications & Experience
  • 7+ years of related marketing experience
  • Bachelor's degree in marketing, business or related field required and MBA preferred
  • Strong understanding of premium brand building in spirits
  • Strategic mindset
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative analytical skills and demonstrated ability to draw conclusions and extract meaningful insights
  • Strong understanding of strategic and financial implications of supply chain
  • Able to manage multiple projects simultaneously and complete projects in a timely manner
  • Able to work well in a fast paced, cross-functional environment
  • Team player with collaborative style and good listening skills. Culturally sensitive and proven ability to build credibility and excel in an international environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong intellectual ability with an organized analytical approach


In an effort to ensure the health and safety of our workforce while doing our part to protect those around us, Beam Suntory is requiring proof of full COVID vaccination for US salaried employees in our offices and commercial field roles as a condition of employment, subject to medical/religious exemptions.




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.





Posted: 2021-09-11 Expires: 2021-10-10
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