Brand Manager

Hans Just

If you want to know more about the job
you can contact:

Matilda Stål
+45 3172 7747
matilda@marchermarkholt.com

Brand Manager at Hans Just

Are you experienced in brand management with a solid FMCG background and marketing expertise in premium brands? Have you previously worked as a Brand Manager, Category Manager, or similar within the FMCG industry, and do you have a deep understanding of product branding? If so, an exciting opportunity awaits you at Hans Just A/S - one of the leading companies in premium spirits in the country.
 

About Hans Just

Hans Just A/S is a leading player in the premium spirits sector, with approximately 90 dedicated employees working with brands such as Aperol, Campari, Hendrick’s, Jägermeister, Cointreau, Licor 43, and Rémy Martin. Established in Denmark in 1867, Hans Just A/S has been passed down through generations and is currently managed by the fifth and sixth generations. Hans Just A/S is part of the Hans Just Group, which also includes Nigab AB in Sweden, Robert Prizelius AS in Norway, and Beverage Partners Finland OY. The Hans Just Group holds the position as the leading independent, family-owned distributor of spirits and wine in the Nordic region, dealing with everything related to import, sales, distribution, and marketing of these products. The company is passionate about their brands, which they are proud to represent in any context. They strive to be the best in their markets, to create value for their partners, and to excite their customers.
 

The Position

As a Brand Manager, you will be responsible for building and maintaining a segment of the company's brand portfolio in the Danish market. You will play a key role in planning and activating marketing plans, in close cooperation with the regional marketing team. This includes managing marketing activities, including brand activation in retail, the on-trade segment, and festivals. 

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Managing the marketing strategy for multiple Brand Owners and their portfolio of spirit products.
  • Ensuring that the brand DNA is followed in all marketing activities and having a clear understanding of the primary target audience per category and brand.
  • Managing potential agency relationships within Brand Activation, Trade Marketing, and tastings.
  • Implementing the marketing plan to the highest level of execution on time and within budget.
  • Planning, organizing, executing, and participating in consumer and on-trade events.
  • Planning and executing trade materials for the commercial department and motivating the sales force.
  • Managing and controlling the A&P budget.
  • Taking ownership and driving Consumer Excellence in relation to brand strategy and specific channel strategies and objectives.

As the new Brand Manager at Hans Just, you will be responsible for brand building for a portfolio of spirit products from among others, two of the largest suppliers, Borco and Zamora Company (Sierre Tequila, Licor 43, Villa Massa, etc.), as well as Hans Just’s own mixer brand Shake-it Mixer and Ready-To-Drink brand The Cocktail Factory. You will be part of a marketing team consisting of 14 colleagues, reporting to the Marketing Director. Depending on the activity, there will be around 20-30 travel days a year.

At Hans Just A/S, you become part of an extremely innovative company that has always emphasized entrepreneurship, supported by a strong culture in a family-owned firm. The company highly values social relations and has a strong set of values that are lived by and respected throughout the company. The head office is located in Copenhagen.

Your Profile

The ideal candidate is commercial and creative, as well as strategic and execution-oriented by nature, and has experience in building a brand at a high level. You have a relevant education in marketing and communication and are fluent in Danish and English, both orally and in writing. Practical experience is a key factor for this position, and you are expected to have at least two years of experience from the FMCG industry as a Brand Manager, Category Manager, or similar. You have experience with various marketing activities, having managed to create visibility, increase revenue, and high demand through marketing strategies aligned with consumer insights and global brand guidelines.

You have experience in implementing and executing high-quality marketing plans, managing to meet deadlines and budgets. Additionally, you have experience in planning, organizing, executing, and participating in consumer events and on-trade events. Moreover, you have knowledge about planning and executing for the commercial department and motivating the sales force. Your experience also includes managing and controlling the advertising and promotions budget, interpreting data, and translating these into concrete action plans.

You also have a strong drive and passion. You are independent but also enjoy the community within the organization. You have strong interpersonal skills, solid communication and presentation skills, and a solid commercial understanding.

Interested?

The position is a full-time freelance employment for 2-3 months, where you will be working from Hans Just's office in Østerbro, Copenhagen; the start is as soon as possible. If you would like to know more or have questions about the position, feel free to contact Malene Friis Bentzen on email: malene@marchermarkholt.com or Matilda Stål on email: matilda@marchermarkholt.com