Wine Portfolio Manager

  • Location: Toronto
  • Posting Date: November 27, 2018
  • Job Order ID: 169256
  • Consultant: Ryan Vanjoff
  • Industry: Beverage Alcohol
Wine Portfolio Manager

Job Summary
Based in Mississauga and reporting to the Vice President – Ontario, this position is responsible for the brand management of a significant portfolio of wine and spirits brands in Ontario.

Skills and qualifications:
A candidate with a successful track record in brand management in the beverage alcohol industry would be ideal to this role. Successful candidates will bring a strong skill set in strategic marketing, communication, process/planning management, plus advertising and retail promotional experience. Analytical thinking capabilities coupled with problem-solving skills plus a hands-on attitude and a positive team orientated attitude are additional key attributes for this position. This role requires a genuine demonstrated passion for the brands that are being managed.

WSET 2 or 3 is required

Key responsibilities include:
  • Building sound brand plans, forecasts, and budgets for all the brands in their portfolio - working closely with the Ontario Sales Management team, to achieve provincial sales targets.
  • Develop, present and sell-in strategic marketing plans that will facilitate product portfolio growth;
  • Manage supplier relationships to analyze brand performance and create innovative and result-driven promotional programs. Ensure that all programs are properly tracked to evaluate and revisit effectiveness, constant A&P budget management;
  • Gain an excellent understanding of the product categories and their respective competitive and retail environments to anticipate market changes and develop strategies to offset the changes;
  • Work closely with key internal contacts and customers to ensure goals are attained and programs are executed to plan. Maintain congruence between regional plans and national brand strategies (pricing, promotion, image, trademarks, consumer communication, POS, etc.);

The successful candidate must possess at least a bachelor degree within a business-related field and has already worked for a minimum of 3 years within a strategic brand management role. In addition advanced computer skills, strong PowerPoint and excellent Excel ability (pivot tables), web based research experience, as well as experience with current social media culture, are required.

Excellent salary plus incentive bonus and benefits commensurate with experience. Business related expenses are also covered.