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Brand Operations Manager

  • Levi Strauss & Co.
Zaventem, Belgium
Full-time
Published:
  • Levi Strauss & Co.
Zaventem, Belgium
Full-time
Published:

JOB DESCRIPTION:

You're an original. So are we.

We're a company of people who like to forge our own path. We invented the blue jean in 1873, and we reinvented khaki pants in 1986. We pioneered labor and environmental guidelines in manufacturing. And we work to build sustainability into everything we do. Our brands stand for freedom and self-expression around the world.

Where we lead, others follow. For more than 160 years, we've used the strength of our brands to lead with our values and make an outsized impact on the world. We employ more than 15,000 people globally to support our great brands: Levi's®, Dockers®, Denizen®, Signature by Levi Strauss & Co.™ and Beyond Yoga.

ABOUT THE JOB:

  • Drive executional excellence and consistency across key strategic brand & product projects for Europe;

  • Own the GTM and concept to market meetings cross functionally including meetings, calendar management in close collab with Merch and Marketing partners and global key stake holders;

  • Facilitate coordination within the European brand (marketing/Merchandising) team through tools and processes;

  • Identify ways to optimise operational marketing and Merchandising excellence and implement strategic processes in partnership with the Global Operations team, focusing on seasonal briefs, reporting and evaluation, managing critical timelines, and optimising x-functional ways of working;

  • Partner closely with Global Brand Operations to lead implementation (and change management) of new GTM process and calendars, and all associated Cluster milestones and deliverables. Actively surface and resolve issues to ensure success;

  • Manage the delivery of critical milestones;

  • Support in the optimisation of strategic processes across Taskforces including timelines, deliverables, report outs and KPIs;

  • Act as main point of contact with Corporate Affairs on internal communications and activations around key brand initiatives;

  • Ensure timely communication of information and understanding of global Brand strategies programs in the field;

  • Build cross-functional Brand calendar in close collaboration with all critical functions;

  • Lead GTM digitization with Global teams and implement new merchandising, marketing, and commercial platforms;

  • Drive annual planning calendar in collaboration with CM team and optimise alignment and ways of working across key agency partners;

  • Travel requirement: 0-15% of time.


ABOUT YOU:

  • University Degree in project management, communication, Marketing, or business;

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a global, branded consumer environment;

  • Fluency in verbal and written English is a must;

  • Experience in Marketing operations is a plus;

  • Project management, strategic thinking & activation experience;

  • A fast-paced, multi-tasker with cross-functional project management capabilities;

  • A high energy individual who is passionate about the brand;

  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office applications, particularly Word, Excel, PowerPoint;

  • Strong team player;

  • Previous experience in working in a global vs local set-up is a must;

  • Strong analytical, negotiating and influencing skills;

  • Knowledge of marketing and merchandising functions.


Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written) with all levels including executives;

  • Strong collaborative and negotiation skills;

  • Someone with both analytical skills and an ability to simplify the complex; Ability to take complex projects and processes, break them down into clear and simple tasks, calendars, and communication.

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