Kimberly-Clark makes the essentials for a better life with well-known brands that matter every day – at home, school, work and on the go. Throughout our 144 years, we have challenged conventional wisdom to innovate products that better meet the needs of consumers. We have created new categories with top brands like Andrex, Kleenex®, and redefined categories with Huggies® and U by Kotex®. While growing our $18+ billion global business, we help build careers through collaborative teams that push boundaries and engaging experiences and endless opportunities to work with some of the world’s most recognized brands. Our 43,000 employees are changing the world for the better, too, generously giving back to communities and causes around the globe. If innovative thinking and a passion to win inspire you, come Unleash Your Power at Kimberly-Clark.
The key role of the assistant brand manager is to work alongside the client in a supportive role to initiate, organise, coordinate, and implement all aspects across varying channels. The role requires a broad understanding of how the Clients’ business operates and their expectations. We are looking for an accomplished senior account executive level candidate who is an effective administrator and looking for a career move in to the client side of the marketing industry. This is the foundation of the role and includes management, reporting, working to deadlines, developing a strong client relationship and supporting across ad-hoc tasks.
Key Responsibilities at KC
Support Brand managers (Kleenex & Andrex) in their day to day job that includes:
Looking after Brand Social Channels and Brand Website projects Coordinate eCommerce activities
Drive promotional campaigns with relevant CBM
Lead internal and external assets delivery with support from the relevant agencies
Draft activation briefs for the agencies
Admin: support Sarah if required (ad-hoc basis)
Liaise with some smaller retail partners and manage activations calendars
Client / Inter-Agency Relationships
Developing effective relationships with the key stakeholders on the client account, ensuring regular client contact and maintaining professional relationships with all levels that you are exposed to.
Be able to diplomatically challenge the client and the agency hubs with reasoned arguments and thinking.
Be an efficient, respected and reliable “interface” between agencies’ teams at all levels of the global network.
Actively foster respectful, productive and supportive working relationships at all levels within the organisation.
Follow the agency processes to ensure jobs are successfully managed.
Ensure effective briefs are created and signed off by the client and relevant teams are effectively briefed.
Work closely with Creative Services and other internal partners to ensure timescales/budgets are met on all jobs.
Maintaining a solid financial process ensuring efficient utilisation of time across departments.
Demonstrate cost awareness on jobs being managed and raise any concerns to line manager.
Have a strong understanding of the Client’s business and how it operates and be able to gather information effectively and quickly in support of the factual detail of each brief.
Keep up to date competitive reviews, both executional and strategic.
In addition to the above you will be a passionate, collaborative individual who is curious and driven to always go above and beyond. You strive to achieve excellence in everything that you do and you show initiative and a ‘can-do’ attitude. Highly motivated and a self starter you will also have:
Proven experience in a role with similar responsibilities.
Understanding of brand growth strategies, i.e. acquisition and retention.
Experience of developing an account and growing the business.
Passion for generating bright ideas and delivering work that sells.
Ability to think beyond execution and to offer solutions rather than problems.
Ability to remain calm under pressure whilst managing multiple projects.
Excellent communication skills – understands the importance attached to positive client relationships and demonstrates an engaging an open style of communication.
Experience and success establishing and maintaining effective working relations with internal and external stakeholders.
Excellent organisational skills – works in a time efficient and organised manner and seeks to streamline processes where appropriate as well as prioritises effectively.
Previous experience in managing a small team and/or supervising a network is desirable.
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Geometry is a global brand experience agency operating in 56 markets around the world. We help brands thrive in an omni-channel world by shaping and changing people’s behaviour at pivotal moments along the Purchase Decision Journey. Geometry has expertise in physical retail, ecommerce, experiential, branding & design and consultancy. Geometry Global is a WPP company (NYSE: WPP). Whilst you will be employed by Geometry the role will be based at the Kimberley Clark client offices in Kent.
For more information, visit www.geometry.com/uk