Commercial Brand Manager

Job description

Salary: £55-60k depending on experience.


Who we are

Insanity Group is a rapidly growing media company operating in the music, broadcast, live and digital markets across the UK and USA. Insanity represents top tier digital, broadcast and music talent, and operate a record label in partnership with Sony Music. Due to Insanity’s expansion, our team is growing, and we are seeking an efficient, organised and enthusiastic all rounder to join us on our journey leading on business ventures for our high profile clients.

What are we looking for?

We are seeking an experienced Commercial Brand Manager, with a demonstrated history of working in the eCommerce industry. Ideally, you will be a data-driven marketer with a true passion for building brands, creating meaningful connections with consumers, leading cross-functional teams, and developing and executing integrated consumer marketing campaigns. That said, this is a hybrid role that will require a the skillset of a management executive comfortable with responsibility for managing budgets alongside our finance team and in accordance approved expenditure limits; and the ability to take a 360 degree business view to ensure that projects are economically viable and commercially successful. You will demonstrate skills in Partnerships, Collaborations and Licensing, Brand Identity, Influencer Marketing, Events, Experiential, PR, Campaign Management, International Growth, Marketing Strategy and Social Media. We are seeking someone with exemplary communication skills with the ability to influence key stakeholders, together with a minimum of 5 years’ professional experience.

Why you?

We know some companies may say no two days are the same to lure you in and then reality sets in. That’s not the case with us, so you’ll need to be able to think fast on your feet and actively tackle those inevitable last-minute surprises with a degree of confidence and pragmatism.

We are looking for an exceptional team player with the ability to work collaboratively in a close-knit team and the capacity to effectively work across various areas of our ever-expanding business.

We are looking for someone who is willing to roll up their sleeves and get involved in growing our clients’ brand businesses. This is a demanding and fast-paced position that provides a great opportunity to be part of a dynamic entertainment company.

Why us?

You’ll be firmly at the coalface in a senior position within the company, working closely with select high profile digital and broadcast talent. You’ll be part of a dynamic company that is always looking to the future and for bold ways that we can best service our clients and expand our business; while maintaining the warmth of a boutique business. We offer a flat organisational structure with a highly collaborative team who are constantly sharing ideas and upskilling themselves.

If you’re someone who is deeply passionate about what you do and would love to work with likeminded individuals in a business which advocates autonomy and individual responsibility in order to foster out of the box thinking, please get in touch with us.

Job requirements

Duties and responsibilities

  • Devise project plans for each client business, identifying key ‘responsible persons’ for tasks and generally ensuring that milestones are met.
  • Working with the wider team in assisting to devise and implement business plans.
  • Responding to problems and seeking to proactively avoid them.
  • Bringing together all of the moving parts to ensure that the business streams run smoothly and professionally.
  • Long term strategy, brand building and objective setting across three - four key Client brands.
  • Identifying more immediate ‘quick wins’ drawing on your experience in the sector.
  • Working alongside our Business Affairs, Legal & Finance team to oversee the brand’s budgets and protecting the brand equity. Tracking and managing complex marketing budgets to ensure that gross margin and marketing margin objectives are met.
  • Collaborating with our in-house marketing team and external consultants to produce global marketing plans to develop the brand including brand strategies, pricing, media planning and sampling strategies.
  • Ensuring the successful launch of new products. Maximise brand opportunities through finding creative solutions.
  • Make strong recommendations for pricing through analysis of competitors’ prices, company pricing policy and gross margins, thereby ensuring correct price positioning and profitability within the market.
  • Analyse brand sales history, shares and marketing investment and derive future strategies.
  • Ensuring consistent messaging, guidelines and tone of voice.
  • Pitching for new exploitation opportunities.
  • Preparing accurate reporting.

Specifications

Required:

  • Strong organisational and time management skills
  • Demonstrable experience of launching product lines from idea stage to inception.
  • Experience managing e-commerce delivery platform strategies
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Desire and willingness to take ownership and control of tasks and projects
  • Strong analytical (strategic and creative) capabilities and judgment
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively cross‐functionally, think pragmatically, proactively and be solution‐oriented
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Diligent and dependable with a strong work ethic
  • Business acumen with the ability to manage P&L responsibility,
  • An understanding of Insanity’s business and the wider entertainment industry
  • Professional with the ability to build trust and rapport with stakeholders
  • Ability to work well independently and contribute to the team
  • Demonstrated ability to think clearly and quickly under pressure in fast-paced entertainment environment
  • Ability to solve problems
  • Experience of working with high profile, high net worth individuals

Qualifications:

  • An honours degree in a vocational qualification is preferred. We will consider candidates without a degree but with exceptional experience.

Working conditions

The role is usually carried out during normal business hours. Location can be a blend of working remotely (from home) and from the company’s head office situated within Sony Music Entertainment’s offices close to High Street Kensington (we are willing to be flexible for the right candidate). On occasion, the job may require evening or weekend work, remote working or work-related travel for new business opportunities.

The typical working day will be eight hours with an hour for lunch. Start time allows for flexibility within core business hours. May offer flexible working hours at the discretion of the Directors.

The job may involve working with challenging stakeholders or clients, from time to time.

Insanity is committed to equality of opportunity for all and is committed to hiring a diverse workforce and creating an inclusive environment for all employees.