Brand Manager

High 12 Brands is a cannabis-focused Consumer Packaged Goods company. Our goal is to build and operate premier global cannabis brands. We are creative, we are collaborative, and we are hyper-focused on delivering products that are beloved by cannabis consumers.

We are hiring a Brand Manager to research, develop, execute, and analyze marketing activities for High 12 branded products from conception through to sales. Reporting to the VP, Marketing, the Brand Manager will be a key leader and decision maker within High 12’s Marketing Department.

In this job you will...

  • Manage the full marketing lifecycle of assigned portfolio, including overall brand strategy, core marketing initiatives, campaigns, and tactical day-to-day activities.

  • Conduct market and consumer research in order to specify customer requirements for existing/upcoming products and gain insight into new opportunities and selling channels.

  • Lead the product launch process including defining and tracking promotions and other related deliverables.

  • Analyze marketing programs and recommend improvements to strategic plans.

  • Establish brand positioning statements and value proposition(s) for assigned product line(s).

  • Establish brand guidelines and standards; ensure they are followed by internal and external stakeholders.

  • Manage interactions with public relations staff, media personnel, and external agencies to increase brand awareness among customers.

  • Select, implement, and use tracking and reporting tools for monitoring the performance of brand initiatives.

  • Integrate branding efforts with other business units such as Sales, Creative, Digital, Trade, Product Development, and Customer Service.

  • Conduct competitive analysis to monitor the activities and developments of competing organizations; identify threats and opportunities based on findings.

  • Communicate brand awareness plans and programs to senior management.

  • Assist in the creation of product design, packaging, labelling, and other tasks.

  • Build and maintain a network of market contacts, industry associates, and other key relationships in order to remain current with emerging market trends.

  • Identify and forecast market shifts and threats.

  • Track and report on brand and marketing activity KPIs.

  • Create financial models, benchmarks, budgets, and data analysis methods.

  • Where necessary, prepare and deliver product presentations, white papers, press releases, customer briefings, and other sales tools.

  • Assist in the creation of product training plans and channel partner collateral for sales representatives.

  • Manage a team that may include Associate Brand Managers, Business Analysts, and Product Developers.

We are looking for someone with...

  • University degree in business related field.

  • Minimum 3 years of direct work experience in marketing or brand management.

  • Demonstrated success in consumer-centric brand strategies, including go-to-market strategies, product launches, and execution of sales and marketing efforts.

  • Robust understanding of marketing channels and data-driven approach to budgeting and optimization.

  • Experience writing clear and concise market-driven positioning statements, value propositions, and product requirements and specifications.

  • Excellent negotiation and interpersonal skills, with a high degree of tact and diplomacy.

  • Proven relationship building and leadership across internal departments, key business partners, and customers.

  • Collaborative, team-first approach.

  • Strong communication skills, including presentation experience to large and diverse audiences.

  • Strong quantitative analysis ability (Excel, Tableau).

  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail.

  • Strong sense of aesthetic, high taste level, and a passion for great branding and design.

  • Knowledge of retail and/or wholesale sales principles, methods, practices, and techniques.

  • Strong problem identification and problem resolution skills.

  • Ability to create and edit sales materials and presentations.

  • Knowledge of the cannabis industry (or similar regulated industry) is an asset.

This is a full-time position based out of Toronto.
We thank all applicants for their interest in our current opportunities but will only be in contact with those we feel meet our hiring needs at this time.
The chosen applicant may be required to successfully complete reference and/or background checks.
We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that is reflective of Canadian society.

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter at the link below.