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Specialist, Marketing Operations

Posted Date:  Mar 22, 2023
Requisition Number:  117450

Job Location: Hershey, PA

Position Description:
The Marketing Operations Specialist plays a key role in supporting product and packaging execution efforts, while also providing top tier DME budget management support. This position works in multiple systems (SAP, Accolade, WebCenter, Impact Analysis) and partners with internal commercial teams and cross-functional partners to execute item level setup on new product and packaging projects. This position oversees all DME spending activity for assigned teams, and works directly with Budget Owners, Finance, and the Controller's team to correctly plan, spend, and accrue money according to company policy.


Key Activities / Responsibilities:
• Project Management w/ Internal Teams and External Vendors / Agencies
• Vendor / Agency Engagement
• Marketing Vehicle Setup & Execution
• Budget Entry and Project Financial Tracking
• PR/PO Management
• SOW Management
• System Entry & Update
• Embed KPIs into key processes
• KPI Support / Enablement (Near Term)

Skills / Competencies
• Superior project management skills and ability to drive projects to completion 
• Strong financial acumen to manage budgets, represent financial liabilities, and track expenses
• Proficiency in MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, and ability to learn new systems
• Ability to collaborate with cross-functional business units, seek common ground and establish alignment on common goals 
• Functional marketing knowledge in product and packaging design / development
• Experience working with product / packaging vendors / agencies (e.g., tactical design agencies, POS design/production agencies, fulfillment agencies, comp vendors…etc.)
• Overall business knowledge and holistic general management approach
• Strong knowledge of procurement policies and procedures
• Strong communication, negotiating, and organization skills
• Bonus if you have prior experience or knowledge of SAP financial systems or any background in IS, but not required to fill specialist position 

Key Interactions:
•Report to:  Associate Manager of Marketing Operations
•Internal: Seasons/Occasions Team, Brands, Innovation, Merch COE, PLM, Packaging, Supply Chain, Finance, Sourcing/Procurement
•External: Vendors, agencies
•Education: Bachelor's degree required
•2-3+ years of related work experience, preferably in CPG on a Commercial Team or in a Commercial Support function





Nearest Major Market: Harrisburg

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