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Marketing Leader - Animal Care Expansion

Marketing Leader - Animal Care Expansion
United States
North America
Elanco is a global animal health company that develops products and knowledge services to prevent and treat disease in food animals and pets in more than 90 countries. With a 64-year heritage, we rigorously innovate to improve the health of animals and benefit our customers, while fostering an inclusive, cause-driven culture for more than 5,800 employees. At Elanco, we’re driven by our vision of food and companionship enriching life – all to advance the health of animals, people and the planet. Learn more at (Elanco only)
Position Description:

The Elanco Animal Care Expansion division has been established to enable broader access to Elanco's innovative Animal medicine and wellness products worldwide.

Our products are distributed in multiple retail channels, including; Pet specialty stores, Online, Mass & Grocery and other channels.
The US Marketing Leader for ACE has responsibility for developing and implementing the strategy of key brand(s) in the Animal Care Expansion (ACE) business and support the growth of key Rx brands in alternate sales channels in the US.

You will be responsible for providing guidance to our ACE customer marketing team by evaluating and developing retailer specific marketing activities aligned with brand strategy, planning and coordinating marketing efforts, communicating the marketing plans to those involved. You will also be working closely with our Key Account Management team to develop pricing strategies to maximize profits and market share while balancing customer satisfaction.

  • Work closely with colleagues to deliver operational excellence that will achieve optimal long-term performance across the Animal Care portfolio in the US
  • Collaborate with global marketing team and respective brand marketers to develop retailer specific US Animal Care marketing strategy
  • Influence key opinion leaders inside and outside the organization to ensure that effective working relationships are in place to obtain input to plans/programs and to obtain ownership to implement plans as required
  • Coordinate the retailer promotional planning process for the Animal Care business in the US, working with Animal Care colleagues and US marketers for implementation of brand strategy
  • Manage external agencies to develop clear and compelling brand strategy implementation and campaigns
  • Provide accurate and timely forecasts for operations planning. Ensure budgets are managed within agreed “Advertising and Promotions” budget and resources are allocated effectively.
  • Maintain customer relationships and communication; solicit and exchange information; encourage partnership to achieve organizational objectives.
  • Be fully conversant with the customer/marketplace, key dynamics and policies in addition to collecting market intelligence regarding competitor activity and local/global issues then developing the appropriate tactics to respond to varied threats or opportunities.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in marketing or business
  • Minimum 10 years marketing experience
  • 5 years experience in e-commerce retail marketing with companies such as Amazon, Chewy, Jet, etc.
  • Minimum 5 years of people management experience
  • Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Elanco does not anticipate providing sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this employment position.
  • MBA
  • Animal Health experience in a retail environment preferred
  • Experience in organizations operating in multi-channel markets
  • Analytical and creative thinking
  • Up to speed with current and online marketing techniques and ecommerce best practices
  • Customer-oriented approach with aptitude
  • Effective time management skills and the ability to multitask.
  • Professional and proactive work ethic.
  • People leadership & influence
  • Strong understanding of marketing in a consumer environment.
  • Positive attitude and fits well with Elanco Cultural Pillars
  • Demonstrated experience in working effectively with teams and various functional areas such as research, development, marketing services, finance, customer service, and business development
  • Strong understanding of customer requirements and be able to articulate these requirements into valuable, defensible product positions.
  • Strong analytical skills with attention to detail, commitment to excellence, and drive to achieve positive results
  • Ability to set priorities and manage multiple tasks
  • Excellent planning and leadership skills
  • A results driven team player able to work in and with a proactive team with a high degree of customer focus
  • Excellent organizational and implementation skills
  • Strong Communication skills: verbal, written and interpersonal
  • Mastery of and compliance with project approval requirements, Elanco policies and procedures
  • Constant curiosity in marketing innovation backed by a strong external network
  • Stamina, ability to handle shifting priorities
  • Innovative problem solving
Elanco is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.