Brand Marketing Specialist (PT) - G&S - GWW - US

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Job Details

  • Location: Plainfield, NJ, 07063
  • Date Posted: 2023-01-13
  • Employment Type: Part Time
  • Category: Marketing
  • Req Number: R94240
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US2160 Sysco Guest Supply, LLC

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Minimum Level of Education:
Bachelor's Degree

Minimum Years of Experience:
5 Years

Employment Type:
Part Time

Travel Percentage:

Compensation Range:
$101,200.00 - $151,700.00

The compensation range provided is in compliance with state specific laws. Factors that may be used to determine your actual rate of pay include your specific skills, years of experience and other factors.

You may be eligible to participate in the Company's Incentive Plan.

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Who We Are- Gilchrist & Soames

Gilchrist & Soames is a leading personal care manufacturer of innovative bath products with an unwavering commitment to environmental stewardship and clean, skin-friendly formulations. Gilchrist & Soames specializes in packaging design & engineering as well as formulation development.

Position Purpose:

Brand Marketing Specialist is responsible for hunting and bringing new licensed retail brand partnerships to Gilchrist & Soames. This role reports directly into the G&S Global Brands Director. Core responsibilities include working with Global Marketing and Brands Directors on key target list of brand partnerships, pursuing and closing contracted licensing agreements. The role will also be the matchmaker between our hotel brand partnerships with our license retail brands.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Measurable Goal: Secure at least 2 new licensed retail brands within a 12-month cycle with a signed legal contract agreement
  • Set Licensed Retail Brand Targets based on market needs and place them within the Strategic Brand Marketing Annual Plan
  • Produce a monthly written report to be provided back to Global Brand and Marketing Directors on the progress on the first of every month

  • Measurable Goal: Produce a well-defined and comprehensive annual new brand target plan within the first 60 days of employment and refine the target plan quarterly
  • Plan to contain market trend analysis, SWOT analysis, and licensed brand attack plan with the provided template
  • Keep a pulse on new packaging innovation, social causes, brand expansions/acquisitions
  • Continually monitor competitors and their portfolios - assess their relevance to market trends and identify gaps that we may exploit via new brand licensing or marketing positioning of current license brands
  • Work with Global Sales Corporate Account Directors on Brand Matching Matrix during Annual Business Planning Process
  • Plan to be reviewed and approved by Global Brand and Marketing Directors
  • Results to be provided in monthly report and Strategic Brand Marketing Plan Template

  • Measurable Goal: Manage correspondence between licensed retail brands and G&S Teams during the pre-contract process
  • Contribute to building the relationship and trust between both the licensed brand and G&S Team by assisting with needed setup and information to the licensed brand and internal G&S teams
  • Assist G&S Global Brand and Marketing Directors to execute the Strategic Marketing Business Plan linking the right licensed brand with the right hotel brand customer

  • Measurable Goal: Provide feedback on new program launch to keep process on track
  • Support brief in & kick-off new collection development with PD, Design, Manufacturing and R&D teams
  • Engage marketing and sales to develop successful launch plans for new license retail brands
  • Support Regional Brand Managers on all licensor inputs, reviews and approvals for product formulations, designs and marketing materials
  • Proactively solve for roadblocks between licensed retail brand and hotel brand relationships


Bachelor's degree - Preferred area of study is Licensing, Marketing or General Business

  • Minimum of 5 years of work experience in a relevant function.
  • Knowledge of hospitality industry and personal care or market is preferred.

  • Excellent communication (verbal and written), interpersonal and professional interactive skills.
  • Extraordinary relationship and people skills that builds trust with our business partners.
  • Proficient contract negotiation skills and legal contract understanding.
  • Excellent time management and project management skills, including the ability to multi-task and work well under deadline.
  • Understands team dynamics and works well within a team structure. Capable of working with peers and associates from other departments and shifts in a proactive and constructive manner.
  • Ability to take the heat in challenging internal or external communications and leave discussions with all parties positively advancing mutual initiatives.
  • Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlooks, Access, and Publisher)
  • PeopleSoft experience preferred.

Physical Demands and Work Conditions

The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk and use hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, and telephone to talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to sit and reach with hands and arms. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


COVID-19 Precaution(s):
  • Personal protective equipment and masks provided
  • Temperature screenings
  • Social distancing guidelines in place
  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, and cleaning procedures in place


Sysco is the global leader in foodservice distribution. With over 57,000 associates and a fleet of over 13,000 vehicles, Sysco operates approximately 326 distribution facilities worldwide and serves more than 625,000 customer locations.

We offer our associates the opportunity to grow personally and professionally, to contribute to the success of a dynamic organization, and to serve others in a manner that exceeds their expectations. We're looking for talented, hard-working individuals to join our team. Come grow with us and let us show you why Sysco is at the heart of food and service.


Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.

This opportunity is available through Sysco Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates.