• Associate Marketing Manager

    Location US-IL-Schaumburg
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Experience (Years)
    Sales/Customer Service - Category Management
  • Overview

    It’s the people who make the difference. Our four-generation family business built on our founding values and principles delivers best-in-class quality products with a growing Fellowes family of employees. If you are leading your own career and want to work with brands committed to helping you be your best, we want to meet you.


    Our Team


    Our culture encourages initiative and integrity. Our work environment is based on respect for individuals in an atmosphere of collaboration with a focus on results. The Fellowes Mobile team is passionate about creating and delivering high quality, user-friendly products for our customers and their consumers. This team lives by the “work hard, play hard” mantra, putting in the extra hours to achieve our goals, supporting each other during crunch time and always coming together to celebrate our wins. If you love working in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment with colleagues you also call your friends, this is the team for you!


    The Role


    The Associate Marketing Manager will support the development and implementation of customer, brand, category and product strategies. You will be a critical component when it comes to bringing our products to life - from gleaning insights from several data points in order to jump-start the product innovation process, to working cross functionally with product development and supply chain to create our products. You are there every step of the way, offering opportunities for exposure not found in many other organizations.


    You Will:


    • Manage multiple customer-related projects by coordinating a cross-functional, multi-disciplinary team to execute on time, on quality and on budget
    • Pull and analyze point of sales (POS) data from NPD Group in order to understand category and product trends to help inform the new product development process and customer presentations
    • Develop high quality customer presentations with strong articulation of ideas that address customer and consumer needs and leverage data to support fact-based selling and product sell-in strategies
    • Help develop initiatives to win new business and strategic customers through product selection, assortment strategies and promotional ideas as well as articulation of the Fellowes Mobile unique selling proposition
    • Help interpret and glean customer/consumer insight to support the development and implementation of category strategies that grow profit and volume, including category direction, new product development, and product entries into new segments, pricing, and merchandizing and distribution strategies
    • Support strategy by working with internal graphic designers and external agencies to ensure all marketing elements enhance and leverage the brand equity with all constituents
    • Deliver on time results for projects involving packaging and communications through the execution and management of all details from start to finish
    • Maintain and constantly update competitive analysis of key competitors' activities and their impact on the total business
    • Demonstrate strong leadership and persuasion skills in all aspects of managing the customer, category and team members
    • Promote teamwork, show initiative and act independently to successfully manage customer and category issues to a timely close
    • Track and analyze volume, profit and returns of new products and report with observations and appropriate plans to the Marketing Manager
    • Work with Sales to analyze promotion and product efficiencies and effectiveness that lead to the development and execution of sales priorities for category
    • Assist the Marketing Manager in managing new device launches and related assortment planning
    • Put in extra time beyond a 40-hour work week (to include evenings and weekends) in support of key projects and conference calls with our overseas partners 


    What You Bring to the Team 


    • A bachelor’s degree in marketing or related degree, and/or a combination of education and equivalent work experience
    • A minimum of two (2) years of marketing, brand or channel management experience, to include:
      • A minimum of one (1) year of experience working with category data (i.e., NPD Group, IRI, Nielsen)
    • A category management mindset
    • The ability utilize analysis for insights and action
    • Cross-functional team player experience
    • Experience working with innovation / product development
    • The ability to evaluate projects that are best for company, consumer and customer
    • A driven, hard-working and positive attitude
    • A high level of detail orientation and organization
    • Leadership skills and the ability to motivate/influence without authority
    • The capability to work well with and without processes
    • A strong project management orientation
    • Excellent business acumen / savvy
    • Exceptional problem-solving abilities
    • Strong written and oral presentation skills


    You May Also Have 


    • A category management background, ideally in CPG
    • Experience with sales reporting
    • An interest in learning retail and supporting a large, well-known customer


    About Fellowes Brands


    Founded on a rich 100-year history, our reputation, passion for excellence and Fellowes values - a belief in people, integrity, innovation and continuous improvement - live in every product we make, and inspire best-in-class design, quality and performance in all we do. Our four core values drive our behavior, approach and response to the world around us. Initiative. Integrity. Teamwork. Passion. These values are steeped in the character of our founder, Harry Fellowes, who established a value-based culture at Fellowes over a century ago.


    Equal Opportunity Employer: disability/veteran


    Fellowes, Inc. does not accept unsolicited resumes from any agencies that have not signed a mutual service agreement. All unsolicited resumes will be considered Fellowes' property, and Fellowes will not be obligated to pay a referral fee. This includes resumes submitted directly to hiring managers without contacting the Talent Acquisition Department.

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