Brand Development Marketing Associate – Stouffers


Foods people love. Brands people trust. And a career that nourishes your future like no other.

If youre driven by the passion to do something meaningful that changes lives, Nestlé is the place for you. Nestlé USA is one of seven operating companies that make up Nestlé’s presence in the United States. Were in 97% of American homes, and as the leading food and beverage company, our goals are to continue to deliver quality food and beverage products, strengthen our local communities, and reduce our environmental and climate impact.

We’re determined to challenge the status quo and be better tomorrow than we are today. As individuals and teams, we embrace our entrepreneurial culture and have created a workplace where collaboration is essential, courage is rewarded, speed is expected, and agility is the norm to delight our consumers every single day. Here, you will find limitless opportunities to learn and advance your career and feel empowered to succeed in the workplace and beyond. Because our focus is not only on nourishing our customers, but also about enriching you.

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

As a Brand Development Associate, you will play a central role in creating the strategy for near-term profitable brand growth (<18 months), leading portfolio management including renovation & innovation, price package architecture (PPA) and pricing strategy. Responsible for leveraging actionable insights to drive end-to-end optimization, I&R, and unlock consumer & customer value as well as leading the Integrated Commercial Planning (ICP) process. This role is accountable for championing the category, brand and consumer strategy in the near-term plan.


Consumer & Customer Intimacy

Develop a deep understanding of the demographics, psychographics, occasions, path to purchase and behavioral drivers of the brand’s consumer through data and research to prioritize growth opportunities.

Experience leveraging data and trends to generate insights and transforming them into marketing innovation, brand building (communications) and retail programs

Business Planning

P&L ownership to ensure that key business KPI’s are met—revenue, profit, market share and Brand Health

End-to-end cross functional leadership to drive optimized portfolio & value chain

Lead the development of strategic revenue management strategies to drive long-term profitable growth for the business including pricing, promo, and price pack architecture (PPA)

Project end to end impact of business plan and prepare cross-functional teams to deliver (procurement, T&P, ensure supply, etc.)

Manufacturing & distribution capabilities / Long Term Sourcing & Procurement Strategy

Strategically chart a course for the category, portfolio, and brand using data-driven decision-making; uses the various business planning cycles to build compelling stories to rally internal teams and customers; prioritized rewarding sensorial experience like superior taste, alluring packaging, and breakthrough communications

Explore and incorporate new approaches to brand innovation in the brand’s innovation strategy including licensing agreements and strategic partnership

Define the brand’s NHW strategy and incorporate into innovation strategy

Brand & Product Experience

Within the context of the divisions Innovation / Renovation strategy, support I&R pipeline development based on key consumer, shopper and marketplace data

In collaboration with cross-functional and external experts, lead innovation projects in support of the brand’s innovation strategy

Commercial Excellence

Translate 3-year strategic plan into an annual commercial plan to drive sales and marketing tactics through retailer channels and partners. Ensure solutions are differentiated, creating brand value and influencing purchase behavior

Lead the development and execution of annual marketing plans to address all aspects of the marketing mix – product, price, place & promotion. This includes leading the Integrated Commercial Planning (ICP) process working with key stakeholders to develop annual brand plan that delivers on the 3-year strategic plan.

Partner closely with sales to develop and communicate portfolio plans to the sales organization


Typically has a University Degree (BA/BS) in Marketing or related business field; or equivalent experience

MBA preferred

Knowledge of budget control methods, policies and procedures

Strong negotiation and relationship building skills

Strong research and strategic analysis skills

Ability to work independently, autonomously and adapt quickly to change to deliver results

Must have strong problem-solving and decision-making skills.

Excellent communication (both verbal and written) and interpersonal skills.

Basic financial acumen and the understanding of calculating risk/return on business decisions.

Ability to prioritize workload and self-manage projects, handle multiple tasks and meet strict deadlines.

Proficient in Microsoft Office Applications


At least 3-5 years of work experience in product or brand management

Demonstrated ability and initiative to drive cross-functional teams and agencies to deliver on collective brand goals

Experience developing strategic plans and budgets, such as communication campaigns or commercialization strategies

Requisition ID: 295266

It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.

To our veterans and separated service members, youre at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestlé. The skills youve gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role. In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities. Nestlé seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you’ll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestlé home.

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