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Aptamil Senior Brand Manager Innovation Packaging formats & sustainability

02/08/2019 Hoofddorp, Noord-Holland, NL

For global HQ at Hoofddorp, we are looking for a: Senior Brand Manager Innovation Liquid, Pack & Sustainability

Responsible for the short- and long-term development of the Aptamil packaging and formats innovation pipeline to drive growth and consumer value while driving our sustainability promise through new consumer propositions

Packaging and format innovation pipeline

  • Develop and validate a 3/5-year innovation pipeline based on identified consumer needs.
  • Re-invent consumer value creation through packaging and formats stemming from unmet consumer needs.
  • Pioneer innovation solutions who understands consumer needs before they know to create relevant and commercially viable innovations
  • Develop appealing consumer story in-sink with consumer need, brand essence and HCP story

Validate and land propositions

  • Drive with cross functional global teams and lead CBUs implementation of concepts
  • Exert strong influencing skills through cross functional teams and CBUS to advance global projects in-line with the packaging / formats strategy
  • Develop clear guidelines on implementation of global value proposition in markets, cascade to CBUs and ensure high quality execution. 

Embed the Sustainability POV of the brand in all propositions

  • Develop a POV on sustainability for Aptamil brand that aligns with the brand’s manifesto.
  • Leverage sustainability as a driver of business - we believe that doing well and doing good goes hand in hand. Your plans and strategies will help to drive growth.

Needed for Success

  • A hybrid personality; strategically strong and operationally thorou
  • Educational background in marketing
  • Min. of 8 years’ experience in blue-chip FMCG marketing organization with relevant work experiences in packaging
  • Senior Brand marketing, Innovation or Consumer Insight manager with relevant experience in FMCG/ consumer/ healthcare environment
  • Fluent English
  • A great mix of technical & strategic skills, the ability to perform while dealing with ambiguity & have an entrepreneurial mindset.

Skills & Competencies

  • Brand management: knowledge of core marketing concepts (i.e. Brand positioning, Brand Architecture, swot analysis, etc) to build brand equity
  • Creative development & evaluation: ability to develop project/creative briefs and assess creative concepts and executions based on the alignment to the brand communication strategy & consumer relevance
  • Curious: Keep seeking, never settle.  Staying curious about what is outside, and two steps ahead inspires us to challenge the status quo. Having the courage to look and leap is the way we grow. Because asking “what if?” pushes us to the next level as people and as a company.
  • Consumer Expertise: Ability to understand today’s consumer and project where they are going via consumer research, macro-force/future considerations, and in-market/business assessments, to ensure development of impactful strategies.
  • Influence, Leadership and Cross Functional Teams: proven ability to influence, lead and ‘get things done’ without direct lineal authority.
  • Empowered: Make it happen.  True empowerment is the result of taking responsibility.   This means giving yourself permission to see it, say it, do it, and own the outcome. Because we move forward faster when we all take action.
  • Passion to make a change. Persistent and unwavering that we can create a better planet

About Us

Danone’s mission is bringing health through food to as many people as possible and we want to invite people to join the movement for a healthier world. We recognize the power people have to impact the world through their daily choices. Healthy food needs a healthy planet, and this is what our new signature One Planet One Health embodies.

What's next?

Hit the “apply now” button. To comply with GDPR regulations, we cannot process your personal data without given consent. Therefore, we strongly recommend applying directly via our careers website.

Need more information? Please contact me Esther van Aalst, Talent Manager via esther.van-aalst@danone.com or via whatsapp.

Esther van Aalst
Senior Talent Manager esther.van-aalst@danone.com +31 (0) 6 525 492 30
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