Overview

Associate/Assistant Brand Manager – Innovation  Ocean Spray believes that our employees are our best assets and we offer an environment where you can work with exceptionally smart, innovative, passionate teams that are motivated to deliver Ocean Spray products around the world. We offer an onsite gym with weekly fitness classes, a cafeteria committed to delivering healthy meals to our employees, a 37.5 hour work week and half day Fridays in the summer. If you are looking for a rewarding career where you can add value every day, Ocean Spray is for you! The position is located at our Corporate Office in Lakeville, MA. Full relocation assistance will be provided.  In this role, the Associate Brand Manager will work with an experienced Senior Brand Manager to create andlead strategic innovation projects that are grounded in consumer and/or customer insights, will produce a competitive advantage in the marketplace, and deliver against organizational revenue, profit, and fruit utilization goals.  The focus will be on enhancing the brand’s current product platforms as well as identifying new white space opportunities.  The Associate BrandManager will actively lead teams comprised of marketing, consumer insights, product development, finance, packaging, commercialization, procurement, sales, and other cross-functional colleagues, and manage their projects through aninternal new product and packaging stage-gate process.  This position requires a strong combination of strategic thinking, analytical skills to identify and size growth opportunities, collaborative partnering to define and guide teams through project roadmaps, and creative problem-solving to bring new product innovations to market. Principal Duties and Responsibilities: Assess consumer, competitive, and marketplace trends and conduct in-depth analysis to identify innovation hunting grounds and new product opportunities Brainstorm and draft new product concepts for consumer qualitative and quantitative feedback Lead cross-functional teams through established internal New Product & Packaging Stage-Gate process to develop, assess, and commercialize new products Work closely with Brand Marketing colleagues to help develop new product consumer communications and retail sell-in tools Assess new product innovation performance to identify key learnings that can be applied to future product launches Knowledge, Skill, and Ability Requirements: An MBA in Marketing or Business is required for this position Candidate must have 1-2 years of work experience in CPG brand management or with a marketing / strategic management consultancy Candidates must possess basic knowledge of marketing practices and principles Individual should possess strong interpersonal, analytical, organization, and communication skills Candidates should be self-starters who have demonstrated personal and thought leadership capabilities in priorresponsibilities