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Associate Brand Manager Global - Ole Henriksen

Brand Management | San Francisco, CA | Full Time

Job Description

ABOUT KENDO

Kendo Holdings, Inc. is a San Francisco-based beauty brand developer and wholesaler owned by LVMH Moët Hennessy - Louis Vuitton, the world’s largest luxury group.  A play on the words “can do”, Kendo has become the hub of creativity and next generation beauty product development for global Sephora channels and selective retailers outside of Sephora.

Through original development, collaborations and acquisitions the Kendo stable of brands will always be creative, inspiring and innovative. A dynamic engine of speed, expertise and market-savvy, the Kendo team continues to redefine the beauty industry through great product, great storytelling, great retail and direct-to-consumer partnerships.  This shows up in everything we do and in what we stand for:

  • ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT:  We seek creative ways to get things done
  • PERSEVERANCE:  We are moved by Winston Churchill’s words, ‘never, never, never give up’ 
  • GENEROSITY:  The power of giving
  • STORYTELLING:  Creating authentic stories to inspire
  • QUALITY OBSESSION:  Our product quality is a reflection of ourselves
  • FUN:   Work, life, and fun are woven of a single fabric

The Kendo house of brands currently includes: Bite Beauty, KVD Vegan Beauty, Marc Jacobs Beauty, Ole Henriksen, Fenty Beauty and Fenty Skin.


POSITION SUMMARY

The Associate Global Brand Manager is responsible for driving the brand strategy in partnership with the Sr. Manager in order to guide product development and asset creation for the brand while implementing and building global processes.

The Associate Brand Manager is responsible for the day to day business management responsibilities, executing product strategy and marketing plans and providing analytics to deliver and exceed the financial goals of the department. Additionally, the Associate Brand Manager maintains brand relationships, both globally and with cross-functional partners.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Global Brand Management & Brand Advocacy
  • Global Product Pipeline, Product Calendar and Product Assortment
  • Global Product Briefs
  • Day to Day Business Management

Global Brand Management & Brand Advocacy

  • Partner with Sr. Global Brand Manager to develop short and long term brand strategies to exceed company objectives; work with cross-functional partners to successfully execute
  • Establish and maintain effective cross-functional relationships with internal partners
  • Act as brand liaison for internal teams supporting packaging, inventory planning, creative, product development, dotcom and operations
  • Prepare and support management meetings

Global Product Pipeline, Product Calendar, & Product Assortment

  • Manage global product calendar and distribution of monthly updates
  • Develop new product briefs to build global product pipeline, work with cross-functional partners to gather all necessary information to ensure that retail/cost of goods/margin targets/objectives are met
  • Help build global product strategy by leading development of compelling and unique product concepts that fit within franchise positioning, leveraging consumer insights, understanding of gaps in market and portfolio
  • Partner with inventory planning team and markets to build global product forecast
  • Work closely with North America and International teams on market needs, serve as brand advocate to push initiatives forward

Reporting & Research

  • Strategically analyze the brand's strengths and opportunities vs. category trends/key competitors and identify growth areas for core franchises or missing assortment
  • Maintain brand margin, conduct cost of good analysis
  • Provide key initiatives performance and ad-hoc reporting and analysis as needed
  • Make recommendations based on research and sales trends


REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Beauty Junkie A MUST!
  • 3-5 years of related business experience, Beauty or Retail industry preferred
  • Must demonstrate strong analytical, creative, interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills
  • Thrives in an environment that is fast-paced, rapidly changing, and customer service-oriented
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Able to build collaborative relationships and work cross functionally with operations, marketing, creative, retail partners, demand planning and supply chain
  • Able to handle multiple priorities while meeting objectives
  • Team player who builds strong, effective partnerships