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LBN Brand Management Inc. - Assistant Brand Manager

Vancouver, BC

On August 1, 2018

LBN is a service-forward natural products brokerage, representing the most disruptive and emerging brands in the industry. We work with like-minded brands and people who share our values and our great taste in food!

The Opportunity:

We are seeking a positive, passionate, and detail-oriented Assistant Brand Manager located in the Vancouver area. The Assistant Brand Manager contributes to the continued growth of LBN Brands by assisting in brand building and strategy. This is a cross-functional role that requires excellent relationship building skills, written presentation skills, and project management skills. This position will work from home.

The best of the best assistant brand managers are:

  • Creative – you see problems as challenges and immediately brainstorm solutions.
  • Teachable – you’re a passionate learner. You absorb new information, synthesize it and are excited to put it into action.
  • Great Communicator – you understand that our brands are our customers and need to feel heard and you always have their best interest in mind.
  • Driven – you don’t leave success to chance. You’re the person who makes that extra phone call, sends the follow-up email, goes to the training, asks “How can I help?”

Primary Duties:

  • Support Brand Managers with implementation of Brand Strategies
  • Responsible for Brand on-boarding (completing intake and new item files, gathering images, certificates, packaging flats etc); act as the distributor point person
  • Develop introduction communication for new brands, line extensions, changes etc to distributors
  • Create and/or gather sales and marketing materials when needed, including sell sheets, presentations, and product samples
  • Support Brand Managers with ad hoc projects, including sales and data analysis, distribution gap analysis, and more
  • Manage all Brand Assets ensuring they are current and accessible
  • Manage Shipper/Sell Sheet Calendar; communicating annual Promo Plans and Shipper activity with appropriate distributor point person
  • Participate in weekly team calls, brand trainings and tradeshows
  • Utilize MS Office applications, especially Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint
  • Other duties as required

Skills you’ll need:

  • Work with Brand Mangers and Sales Team to provide support for new listings, line extensions, brand changes
  • Anticipate future business needs and proactively prepare and execute with Brand Managers and Sales Team
  • Deliver consistently strong customer service; work in a professional, courteous and friendly manner
  • Align business processes, drive priorities, and initiatives across brands and sales team
  • Seek opportunities for, create and develop LBN Social Media presence
  • Be an LBN “ambassador”, who exemplifies our culture in all internal and external communications and interactions
  • Demonstrate excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Work independently
  • Strong math skills
  • Skilled aptitude for developing strategic and tactical thinking

The Candidate:

Education and Experience

  • 3 years + related assistant brand, sales or marketing experience within natural/organic Industry is essential
  • University or College Degree in Business, Marketing, or equivalent experience is an asset
  • Previous retail experience within the organic / natural sector is an asset

Skills and Abilities

  • Communicate in an honest, transparent and authentic way
  • Take ownership and responsibility for your actions, behaviors, and contributions
  • Ability to self-manage and work autonomously within a group/team environment
  • Ability to manage a high level of detail
  • Manage changing priorities
  • Highly organized
  • A sound understanding of financial fundamentals
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Driver’s license in good standing with good driving record

Job Type: Full-time

Job Location: Metro Vancouver, BC

In addition to a flexible schedule and an excellent company culture working with a passionate team of industry professionals that truly walk the talk, LBN offers allowances for mileage, phone and internet as well as excellent benefits and Health Spending Account after a qualifying period.

Submission:

Please send resume with cover letter to HR@LBNbrands.com. We thank everyone for their interest but only those being considered will be contacted. Please visit our website at: www.LBNbrands.com to learn more about us!