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Portfolio Manager Cat – Full-time – Veghel, the Netherlands

Mars Nederland BV | Veghel | WO | Fulltime | Sluit 2017-12-11

Pets make the world better for us, so we make A Better World for Pets. Are you ready to become part of our pet-friendly community? Join our Cat brands.

Portfolio Manager Cat – Full-time – Veghel, the Netherlands

Pets make the world better for us, so we make A Better World for Pets. Are you ready to become part of our pet-friendly community? Join our Cat brands.

Mars operates in 180 countries, with an annual turnover of $33 billion, and is the ambassador for our biggest global chocolate, gum and confection brands. But we are also the global leader in petcare: we make millions of pets’ lives better by creating foods that pets love and by bringing them closer to their owners. Our top cat brands include WHISKAS®, SHEBA®, and KITEKAT®. Our new Portfolio Manager will contribute a great deal to this tasty universe by realizing category growth and market share protection.

Striving for growth: the job
As a Portfolio Manager Cat you’ll constantly identify our growth levers in all areas. From brand and segment reviews to market reports and segment growth plans; you’ll know where to find the possibilities for growth. It is your job to deliver and deploy a clear brand strategy for WHISKAS® and KITEKAT®, while monitoring the direction of main competitors. For optimal results, you’ll manage the activities in the local program in a timely fashion. You’ll implement these local growth plans in collaboration with all local partners and report to the Category Director Petcare.

Corresponding responsibilities are:

  • Optimising media investment by creating efficient media plans.
  • Adapting media communication tools based on EU brand campaigns, as well as activating the global advertising campaign in the areas of POS, PR and online.
  • Being responsible for the local brand/segment P&L, pricing strategies and measures to improve the profitability of the brand.
  • Initiating pack changes, renovations or innovations in line with midterm strategy.
  • Defining local critical success factors and brand guidance for the execution of brand activations.

Ambitious portfolio builder; this is who you are
Your drive for results and communication skills make you a motivating factor for colleagues as well as customers. While going for the best result possible, you know how to deal with ambiguity and create perspective. After all, you can work under stressful conditions due to your organizational and strategic agility. No need for stress; you possess knowledge of consumer insights, strategic development and deployment, branding and trade marketing.

Our ideal Portfolio Manager:

  • holds a University degree in a related discipline, preferably enriched with specific marketing related courses.
  • has at least 6 years of work experience in a marketing environment;
  • possesses excellent verbal and written communication skills in English;
  • is ambitious and eager to grow within the division and eventually become the Category Director Petcare.

An adventure without borders
Are you up for the journey? Because that is what a job at Mars is. More than just a job; it’s an adventure without borders. You will not be blindly following orders from others. Working here is all about rewriting the rules, building new solutions and creating new successes. We bring a smile to your face and add fun to your journey. Therefore, we offer extra support like mentoring and coaching.

What we offer you:

  • Above-average wages (€58,000,- / €75,000,- excl. variable bonuses)
  • A wide range of benefits designed to make your life easier, including our own company pension scheme, life insurance and corporate gym memberships
  • Development programs, provided by our award-winning Mars University

Are you up for the challenge and can you enable sustainable growth within Mars Netherlands? Join our adventure and use the 'Apply' button to apply.

For more information, you can contact us via +31 (0) 413 383730.

Impact the world at Mars
Since its founding in 1911, Mars has become a market leader in the global food industry. Bringing the largest confectionary brands to our consumers; that’s our goal. We are a family; we value our ‘Five Principles’ to guide us in the daily choices we make and the way we do business. They unite us across geographies, languages, cultures and generations. We can make them so much more than just words on a wall. They have stood the test of time and are a bridge into our future.

Agency calls are not appreciated.

Keywords: Vacancy, Full-time, Noord-Brabant, Veghel, Portfolio Manager, Brandmanagement, Media Communications, Portfolio Builder, Trade Marketeer, Marketing Communications, Business Development.

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