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Brand Manager in Allendale, NJ at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 12/3/2018

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Job Description

The Brand Manager will leverage expertise in marketing, creative, project management, strategic planning and leadership to help manage Stryker’s brand and support corporate marketing initiatives. The Brand Manager works with business units to implement our brand standards and to drive a more consistent brand experience across marketing operations. Reports directly to the Director, Corporate Marketing.

What You'll Do:

  • Collaborates with upstream company and business strategy process owners to develop downstream brand management processes for company-wide execution
  • Develops and maintains brand management processes across a variety of global businesses and mediums
  • Articulates brand messages, positions, value proposition and processes with credibility and confidence to employees worldwide
  • Assesses and gives direction on visual and verbal brand implementations
  • Helps maintain, evolve and educate others on the brand guidelines
  • Records and manages brand metrics; provides quarterly reports and makes recommendations for continuous improvement
  • Manages/develops relationships with businesses and professional service organizations—including digital, social and creative—to ensure our brand is successfully implemented
  • Partners with Marketing Operations, Communications, Public Affairs and other teams to advance corporate marketing objectives
  • Manages assigned project budgets, negotiates with vendors and measures results with a high degree of financial acumen
  • Uses exceptional organizational and project management skills to manage complex, multi-phased initiatives
  • Executes in a variety of modes; comfortable leading, influencing or supporting projects depending on the assignment
  • Actively listens and then synthesizes diverse inputs into process development and actionable improvements
  • Drives execution and achieves business results

What You'll Need:

  • 5+ years of marketing experience in brand management, communications and/or digital media
  • 2+ years marketing experience in healthcare or related field
  • BA/BS in relevant field required, masters or related work experience preferred
  • Relevant relationship-building experience in a role that required strong consultative, collaborative, interpersonal, problem-solving and project management skills
  • Experience developing and managing centralized processes in decentralized organizations
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and create process and structure where it does not currently exist
  • Ability to demonstrate learning agility and critical thinking skills to apply concepts in new situations
  • Ability to recognize uncharted issues as they arise and escalate to the appropriate level
  • Skilled at maintaining cooperative working relationships with all levels of management
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to work accurately and meet deadlines with frequent interruptions
  • Ability to both strategically plan for the future and respond with temporary solutions to address immediate business needs
  • Deep understanding of web, digital and social platforms with the ability to manage or consult on projects with internal and external resources
  • Strong communication skills: verbal, written and presentation
  • Ability to brainstorm and refine ideas as a team/group to support a strategic imperative

Work From Home: No

Travel Percentage: Up to 50%

Stryker Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Stryker is an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability.

Stryker Corporation will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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