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Sr Mgr, Brand Marketing & Activation

Houston, Texas
Sales & Marketing

Job Description

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Company: CORP Enclave
Location: US-TX-Houston
Zip Code: 77077
Minimum Level of Education: Bachelor's Degree
Minimum Years of Experience: 10 +
Position Type: Exempt
Travel Percentage: 0

More information about this job:  

At Sysco, we offer our associates the opportunity to grow personally and professionally, to contribute to the success of a dynamic organization, and to serve others in a manner that exceeds their expectations. We are looking for talented, hard-working individuals to join our team. Come grow with us and let us show you why good things really do come from Sysco.



Team member, leader within the Product Marketing department who works cross-functionally across Merchandising, Sales, Finance, Training Suppliers, Brokers and Marketing to create and communicate product value propositions in the form of training, learning materials, sales education, and promotions. Specializes in Branding and product lifecycle management. Leads the activation side of Sysco’s $13B brand portfolio. Establishes and executes brand activation annual plans, delivering growth in equity and brand sales. Leads creative agencies and influences the supplier and SMS relationships in order to direct accurate and engaging brand communications. Manages enterprise risks related to brand marketing.


  • Develops, gains alignment on, and executes annual brand plans. Leads the product marketing team to deliver brand development programs and platforms for the enterprise. Works with commercial team, various departments, creative agencies, operating companies, and specialty companies to activate Sysco brands with sales teams and customers. Establishes sound metrics and measures success of brand plans. Adjusts plan direction as needed to optimize brand programming and sales performance.
  • Work with Category Managers and provide market requirements and appropriate marketing strategy for current and future products by using market research supported by Customer and Market insights, competitor analysis, and on-going visits to customers and non-customers. Leads cross functional teams across our operating company’s Sales, Marketing and Merchandising groups to help develop and optimize our proprietary brand portfolio and its’ activation. Manages branding and execution for other Sysco entities and platforms, as needed.
  • Maintains constant and concise communication with merchandising, field sales and key suppliers personnel in executing and evaluating the effectiveness of all product related branding, packaging, and programs at the corporate and field levels.
  • Identify and maintain high-level internal leadership, executional managers, and supplier relationships to create and implement joint strategies that will drive profitable growth of Sysco Brand.
  • Manage all documentation about Sysco Brand products and programs and related applications (brochures, promotional leaflets, recipes, specification sheets, presentations, etc.) in collaboration with the Marketing team, Merchandising team and suppliers. Supports the overall marketing team(s) in brand development and execution.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Education and / or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Master’s degree preferred
  • 10+ years of B2C or B2B Sales, Merchandising and/or Marketing
  • 5+ years related Food & Beverage, Food Services or Consumer Goods industry experience required including branding and packaging

Professional Skills:

  • Strong team leadership ability
  • Strong operational discipline skills and able to handle multiple jobs and deadlines.
  • Detail-oriented and highly organized
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to identify and resolve problems
  • Strong understanding of Brand management, portfolio management, product lifecycle management and P&L management of Brands
  • Drive for results
  • Ability to manage multiple projects according to team capacity
  • Ability to analyze and act , through the interpretation of data in support of marketing operations
  • Work cross functionally in analyzing, designing and improving marketing solutions
  • Develop and provide presentations to various levels of management
  • Working with matrix teams to drive effective results
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Excel experience with macros, filters, etc. highly desirable
  • Results orientated
  • Ability to document and track project progress

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk and use hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, and telephone to talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to sit and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

Working Conditions:
NOTICE: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of the environment and level of work being performed by this job. This job description in no way states or implies that the duties and responsibilities listed are the only tasks to be performed by the employee in this job. The employeewill be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other job related duties requested by his or her supervisor.

Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This job description supersedes prior job descriptions. When duties and responsibilities change and develop the job description will be reviewed and subject to changes of business necessity.


Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.

Sysco is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and considers qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.

This opportunity is available through Sysco Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates.

Employment Type: Full Time

ReqID: 65473