Brand Marketing Manager

Location Portland, OR (Hybrid)
Starts Within a Couple Weeks
Duration 12+ Months
Status Freelance
Rate Up to $42/hr
Our sports apparel retail client seeks a Brand Marketing Manager who has experience with multicultural programs to join their team in this 12+ month role!

This role will be hybrid onsite (3 days onsite/2 remote) in Portland with domestic travel up to 20% of the time.

This Brand Marketing Manager will:
- Drive overall integrated marketing communications planning for key concepts and category initiatives, setting high level communications goals and leading a cross functional team, including PR and paid media
- Coordinate campaign/activation recaps and post mortems, identifying and sharing key learnings, analytics delivery against KPIs and best practice sharing
- Work with outside agencies, create briefs, SOWs and manage budgets
- Support in strategic planning phase of the key Brand level program initiatives for the US in close collaboration with US teams
- Assist in the development of execution plans and comprehensive program calendars to inform and align all brand and horizontal category activities
- Responsible for the daily management of internal and external resources (agencies) in campaign briefings and execution
- Maintain a deep operational relationship with U.S. Communication Category leads, Global Brand Communications and channel heads to ensure full coordination of multicultural program activities and compliance with comprehensive brand activation calendar
- In partnership with relevant U.S. Brand Comms category leads, drive cross functional team process with Newsroom, digital, retail and event marketing specialists to ensure a consistent, consumer relevant message is brought to life across all key touchpoints
- Manage consumer knowledge and competition knowledge tools and processes with internal and external partners
- Partner with Account Marketing to understand and exploit retail opportunities and ensure Brand Marketing toolkits are relevant, actionable, impactful

This Brand Marketing Manager must:
- Have 4+ years of sports or other product marketing or related experience in the Sporting Goods Industry
- Have experience and/or an understanding of brand marketing
- Have experience with multicultural, BIPOC or DEI initiatives
- Be a self starter. Can independently initiate, prioritize and manage workload
- Be an effective influencer and have the ability to drive consensus across multiple teams and stakeholders
- Be able to partner with internal and external teams
- Be an effective communicator to both internal and external stakeholders
- Have the ability to take complex + ambiguous information and provide clarity + direction
BONUS: Paid media experience

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