Weâre the producers, creators and marketers of beer, wine and spirits brands that people love. At Constellation Brands, weâre driven to push boundaries and think beyond today to deliver products and experiences that resonate now, tomorrow and well into the future. Because of this approach, weâre the fastest-growing large CPG company in the U.S. at retail, with operations in the U.S., Mexico, New Zealand and Italy. Our premium portfolio of iconic brands like Corona Extra, Modelo Especial, Kim Crawford, Robert Mondavi, Meiomi, The Prisoner, SVEDKA Vodka, High West Whiskey, and more drive industry-leading growth for us today. But weâre just getting started. Our ability to stay on the forefront of consumer trends has fueled our success since our founding in 1945 and will guide us in creating the next generation of products and experiences Worth Reaching For.
Constellations Brands, Inc. is seeking an individual to support the Wine & Spirits Trade Marketing Team in sourcing and procuring eye-catching retail displays, print signage, and branded merchandise for execution by our sales team.Â Leveraging their merchandising knowledge and negotiating skills, this role will focus on taking the art designs from our creative agencies, and effectively managing our vendor partners in translating those concepts into best-in-class display pieces and point-of-sale (POS) tools.
The ideal candidate is both an artist and engineer at heart, where your creative recommendations will elevate our designs, while your business skill will navigate cost and timing constraints.Â You must be a superb communicator, be comfortable with multitasking and variable deadlines, have extreme organization skills, and most of all, have a passion for what we do. Our team measures success in how best we support the needs of our sales team by delivering POS on time, on specification, and on budget, and this role directly influences all these measures of success.Â
Acts as a functional expert and project manager on display and POS projects, keeping the team apprised of project status, deliverables required, due dates, and risks.
Primary point of contact for POS vendor partners, overseeing sourcing, design/prototyping, price negotiation, maintaining specifications, and timeline adherence.
Collaborate closely with peer stakeholders and outside creative agencies to ensure art concepts translate effectively to production output.
Effectively manages agencies and vendors to elevate the quality and effectiveness of the POS we have produced and challenges them to deliver on performance and efficiency KPIâs.Â
Partners with our fulfillment vendor ensuring inbound and outbound inventory is delivered on-time and works to resolve quality and conformance issues with originating vendors.
Implements process improvements and executes initiatives on cost and time savings through peer training, acting as an in-house expert, and challenging vendors on cost-savings initiatives.
Responsible for the creation of vendor POâs through SAP Ariba system, and in preparing reporting as needed.
Engages in procurement support of our National Account Marketing Team, and with other marketing activation or new business development projects as needed.
Builds strong relationships with other functional areas to recommend and implement solutions to potential issues and opportunities.
Bachelorâs degree, including 5+ yearsâ experience in marketing, merchandising, publishing, procurement, as a buyer, with creative design agencies, or equivalent.
An eye for detail, style, and composition, as well as the ability to visualize completed projects based on schematics and renders.
Self-driven and able to expertly communicate creative ideas and collaborate in a team environment.
Excellent project management skills with a meticulous attention to detail.
Ability to multi-task, demonstrate a sense of urgency and ability to get things done in a fluid and ever-changing environment.
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite tools and an expert in Excel; experience working with ERP systems (SAP, JDE, etc.).
Results-driven focus and tenacious work ethic, with the drive, resolve, and urgency to do âwhatever it takesâ to accomplish specific goals.
Retail Merchandising, CPG or Beverage Alcohol experience strongly preferred.
Previous experience in print/publishing, or in the design and engineering of fixtures and displays.
Offshore production and import freight management.
Physical Requirements/Work Environment
Must be able to sit and/or stand for long periods of time and work on a computer for extended periods. Lifting may be required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Canandaigua, New York, San Francisco, California
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If you have taken a moment to unwind with a bottle of beer, toast with glass of wine, or celebrate with a cocktail, chances are that you have shared that moment with Constellation Brands. We are passionate producers of iconic beer, wine and spirits brands that consumers love. From Corona Extra, to Robert Mondavi Wines, to SVEKDA Vodka, we produce over 100 premium brands with sales in nearly 100 countries, making us the number one multi-category beverage alcohol company in the U.S.