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Junior Brand Manager

Ferrero is a family-owned company with a truly progressive and global outlook and iconic brands such as Nutella®, Tic Tac®, Ferrero Rocher®, Raffaello®, Kinder Bueno® and Kinder Surprise®. As the love for our brands continues to grow, so too does our global reach. Represented in 55 countries, with products sold in more than 170, the Ferrero Group is loved by generations around the world. The secret to our global success? Nearly 35,000 dedicated employees who celebrate care and quality to craft a business, careers and brands we are proud of. Join us, and you could be one of them. 


About the Role:

If you are crazy about our Brands and products, understanding the mission of bringing the joy and indulgence to our consumers and want to be part of this incredible process, this role can be interesting for you! As a Junior Brand Manager you will support Marketing Team in projects related to market share growth and strengthening the competitive position of the Brands. 


Main Responsibilities:

Brand Strategy:

  • Supports the implementation and achievement of objectives, goals, strategies and measurements (marketing mix, consumer target groups, pricing) in order to meet/exceed volumes and profit targets
  • Market Analysis
  • Develops and maintains consumer, competitors, brands, trends and drivers’ knowledge
  • Cooperates with the Market Research function to track performances of assigned products (sell-out data, pricing, stock levels, market share, etc.) and on consumer behaviour (consumer preferences and changing tastes) in order to identify challenges and recommend corrective actions


    Communication and advertising strategy:

  • Supports the definition of communication and advertising strategies, briefing the advertising agencies with all the information needed to produce effective commercials and advertisements
  • Verifies the effectiveness of the advertisement including media plan by means of quantitative and qualitative research

    Budget and sales planning:

  • Participates in definition budget for costs associated with the product lines, i.e. advertising, promotional costs, and costs associated with market research and analysis, also monitoring compliance with the budgeted figures and ongoing economic performance
  • Participates in drawing up the sales plans for the various products in their different forms and presentations, detailing the promotional activities to be carried out during the various phases 


Who we are looking for:

  • Master's Degree with minimum score 105/110
  • Experience in Marketing
  • Experience in the FMCG market would be a plus 
  • Understanding of different markets and cultures
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Fluency in English
  • Good skills in MS-Office applications (PowerPoint, Word) 
  • Advanced proficiency in Excel (i.e. pivot table, v-look up) 

How to be successful in the role and at Ferrero:

Consumers, quality and care are at the heart of everything we do. So, to be successful at Ferrero, you’ll need to be just as consumer and product centric as we are - dedicated to crafting brilliant results for consumers around the world. 

You will be part of innovative and ground-breaking initiatives. With an open mind, proactive approach and flexibility, you will be an invaluable resource.  By focusing on targets and thriving in a dynamic and fast-moving environment, you will contribute towards your own as well as your team's goals.  Employee contribution and engagement at Ferrero is individual, team and organizational based, so you should have the ability to work independently, as part of a team and build good relations with stakeholders at all levels.