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Nestle Sr. Brand Manager (Arlington, VA) in Arlington, Virginia

Position summary:

Nestlé USA and Gerber have always been committed to offering healthy foods and products in people's lives. Now more than ever, in our new Arlington, VA headquarters, we are dedicated to bringing even more quality ingredients and nutritious products. Nestlé USA and Gerber are redefining what we do, how we do it, and how we work to enrich healthy lives.

Our new home in Arlington VA, directly across from Washington, D.C., offers close proximity to extraordinary restaurants, shopping, and museums. You are steps away from the renowned national landmarks such as the Washington Monument and the world's largest museum complex, the Smithsonian Museums.

Now is the time to define your future, and ours, too! Find your fulfilling personal and professional life, matched with our competitive benefits, and focus on innovation and limitless opportunities to learn and advance your career. Discover the ways that Nestlé USA & Gerber values and supports our employees and community.

Main Purpose of Job

We have an exciting opportunity on our Marketing team for a Senior Brand Manager, Supplements & Complements. The Senior Manager will generate a vision for his or her segments portfolio and an action plan to drive growth, with bold innovation, detailed execution, and excellent day to day brand management basics. This person will be responsible for establishing the US Supplements & Complements portfolio as a strong pillar of growth emerging to supply 12% for the Infant Formula & Supplements business by:

  • Co-create a vision and develop 3-year plan and strategies for Gerber's Supplements & Complements portfolio to drive balanced business growth.

  • Accelerate innovation and launch approved I&R - Pipeline, this includes brand asset development, packaging design, route-to-market and agency, management, as well as business model optimization and ongoing analysis in new launch segments/categories.

  • Accountable for driving year-on-year growth through the activation of a coordinated D2C, digital, shopper and medical of multiple brands in multiple categories, with key focus on core business (Infant & Kids Probiotics).

  • Identify, test and develop business opportunities from business case to viable and balanced commercial propositions for additional white space benefit platforms.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop annual marketing plan and implement integrated marketing campaigns & programs, spanning from digital, shopper, medical and CRM

  • Drive HCP recommendation for Gerber Probiotic Supplements, in close collaboration with the Medical Marketing, Medical Sales & Operations, in order to drive relevance and share growth in the segment

  • Activate PFME against strong D2C with Medical Sales pull-through

Accelerate innovation and launch planned I&R pipeline

  • Develop strong and compelling claims.

  • Responsible for analyzing information to support the development of a 12 -18 month sales & operations planning product forecast at the category level for new and existing products.

Implementation of the communication & customer acquisition strategy

  • Participation in the workshops, development and implementation of BEP process for Gerber Good Start with all relevant partners.

  • Support Customer Line Reviews and New Item Presentations with a successful marketing selling story

Talent & culture development:

  • Management of activities for direct report: assigning project's, ensure prioritization of workload to deliver results on time and within budget.

  • Development and career path for direct report: mentor, feedback, functional training, recognition and rewards, providing visibility of the team to Sr. management.

  • Promotion of a collaborative and inclusive culture.

  • Advocacy for our company purpose (proudly committed to babies) and values (we care, trust, empower, driven to win)


Requirements and minimum education level:

  • EDUCATION: Minimum Bachelor's Degree. MBA preferred.

  • EXPERIENCE: 7 to 10 years marketing experience in increasingly responsible positions working on FMCG or Healthcare brands

  • VITAMINS, MINERALS and/or NUTRITION CATEGORY: understanding of the focus, benefits, consumer/HCPs insights and commercial insights that drive the strategy of a Nutrition/functional benefit driven business

  • MEDICAL MARKETING: Solid understanding and working knowledge to influence strategy and execution.

  • LEADERSHIP: Experience in committing to results through management of cross-functional internal and external teams

  • OTHER proficiencies: Experience working with Co-mans, Knowledge Financial / P&L Management; Knowledge Supply Chain & Commercial Operations


EOE M/F/D/V Nestle is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is looking for diversity in candidates for employment. All candidates must apply online at