Kansas City, Missouri

Brand Manager – Retail

Job Description

The Brand Manager is the day-to-day team contact with clients and is also the key contact for others in the agency when working on the client’s business. This person will be responsible for learning the client’s business and educating the team on what makes the client successful. The Brand Manager is successful when the client relationship is strong and the team supporting the client is equally strong. This person understands and fully utilizes all established SHS processes in accomplishing the projects under her or his direction. The Brand Manager has strong written, verbal and presentation skills.


  • Maintain client relationships on a day-to-day level
  • Collaborate with brand strategists on brand and project strategy development
  • Collaborate with creative team members for copy, design and thought leadership
  • Collaborate with project managers on production timelines and project details
  • Share client feedback and utilize all pertinent agency functions to develop solutions to feedback
  • Proactively bring client solutions/thinking to forward client business
  • Be a go-to agency partner for the client — a vital part of the team


  • Possess superior knowledge and understanding of client’s products and messaging formats in a retail setting
  • Understand the industry competitive environment, including positioning and retail marketing programs
  • Understand how to maximize shelf-space for client brands and how to utilize that shelf space to drive brand awareness and sales


  • Communicate with the client and team in an efficient, effective and collaborative manner
  • Review work based on proper product mentions, client mandatories, brand standards, production specs, legal requirements or other details
  • Interact with the team and client to create the most unsheeplike work possible
  • Be a multi-discipline point person for all questions about retail strategy
  • Manage multiple projects that require a heightened attention to detail and subtle nuances. Past experience working with retail management and buyers a plus.


  • Four to five years of experience in retail marketing; preferably in an agency setting
  • Bachelor’s degree required; marketing preferred
  • CPG marketing and/or Ag retail experience
  • Available for occasional travel

HR Stuff

  • Salary commensurate with experience; 401k plan with employer matching
  • Great health insurance plans, wellness incentives and many other fun perks
  • SHS is an equal opportunity employer, of course

This position is located in our Kansas City office and will include travel (10 – 25%).

If interested, please submit a cover letter, resume and your desired annual salary range.

Sullivan Higdon and Sink is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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— 11.08.17 —

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