Manager, Absolut, Strategy & Communications


: $134,440.00 - $127,870.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Advertising/Marketing/Public Relations

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Position Title: Manager, Absolut, Strategy & Communications

Position Location: New York City, NY

Position Summary

PRUSA brand marketing is composed by 3 main teams: brand management in charge of long term strategy and innovation, brand engagement leading consumer facing translation of that strategy (incl., social, content, media, ATL, Digital, Experiential), and brand activation managing the relationship with the US regions and key customers.

The role is part of the brand engagement team. It aims at creating the most culturally relevant, talked about brands focusing on social, digital and experiential.

The Manager will be responsible for ensuring that Absolut is at the forefront of culture with a long term view of our consumer facing activities planning, as well as creating bold and consumer centric content and activations.

In close collaboration with the Brand Management and Activation teams, the Manager will lead translation and execution of major tentpoles with a 12 months view, the planning for content creation in close collaboration with our global brand team, and experiential programs driving earned media.

This position requires an individual who is able to manage multiple stakeholders, from internal brand and activation partners, cross functional teams, agencies and senior leadership. She/he is a creative, high-energy team player who can think strategically as well as execute to create engaging brand content, shape 360 media plans with digital & social focus. She/he has a drive for analytics, passion for current digital and consumer trends, connections in the industry, and possesses strong business acumen.

Major Responsibilities / Accountabilities

Develop 12-month planning translating Brand plans into consumer facing activities Define Engagement tactics to align plans with the PRUSA marketing process Lead content streams to ensure that Absolut is boldly at the forefront of culture Translate plans and creative ideas into memorable experiences for consumers Connect the dots between brand engagement and overall brand plans

Nature & Scope: This position will work within the Absolut Vodka Brand Team at PRUSA. Work with multiple internal stakeholders, including internal PR USA colleagues, global Pernod Ricard Brand Companies and Digital counterparts outside of the US. In addition, manage relationships with third parties, such as agencies, and other service providers.

This position involves practical, hands-on delivery with a focus on tactical execution. Must be a skilled digital practitioner who can operate as a technical project manager and solve problems creatively - often for \"clients\" who are not well-versed in experiential and digital opportunities and solutions. Demonstrate a high degree of self-sufficiency and be able to work on individual projects, as well as those that require working with teams. Drawing on extensive practical experience, have a high level of technical knowledge in key digital disciplines, such as content development, creative design and web development - as well as good understanding of other areas, such as Data Management Platforms, APIs, CRM and database marketing.


* Bachelor's degree
* 5-7+ years' experience working on a leading / iconic brand.
* Experience leading the planning process for brand, managing creative workstreams, and launching 360 campaigns.
* Good understanding of CPG, lifestyle space and millennial consumers.

Preferred Skills

* Solid level of experience and technical understanding across digital marketing -including social, web, mobile, search, content, CRM, and data management. Comprehensive understanding of web design and development.
* Experience managing third party digital/social/mobile agencies or content creators.
* Excellent project management skills on large projects.
* Experience managing multiple stakeholders -- collaborative, consensus-building approach.
* Experience working on the digital publishing side or content development is a plus.
* Experience with Photoshop, basic HTML/CSS skills, Adobe Creative Suite or other video and photo editing skills for content creation are a plus.
* Understanding of how to take an idea and make it come to life on the right platforms, right formats and distribute to the right targets.
* Understanding of how to leverage data in modern marketing. Strong working knowledge of how content and advertising can be amplified using paid media, as well as a working knowledge of traditional media channels.
* Excellent storytelling skills (verbal and written) to be able to communicate approach clearly and cohesively
* Appetite to innovate on social, both through a cultural lens (commenting on brand-appropriate trends) and an activation focus (leveraging new ad units / platforms)

Travel: Frequent travel up to 30% of the time.

Who are we?

Pernod Ricard USA is a leading premium spirits and wine company in the U.S. The company's leading spirits and wines include such prestigious brands as ABSOLUT? Vodka, Chivas Regal? Scotch Whisky, The Glenlivet? Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Jameson? Irish Whiskey, Malibu?, Kahl?a? Liqueur, Beefeater? Gin, and Avi?n? Tequila; such superior wines as Jacob's Creek? and Brancott Estate?; and such exquisite champagnes and sparkling wines as Perrier-Jou?t? Champagne, G.H. Mumm? Champagne and Mumm Napa? sparkling wines. Learn more about our history, values, strategies and organization by visiting us at

Working at Pernod Ricard

Working for Pernod Ricard USA means working for the co-leader in the global wines and spirits industry - and having the opportunity to work with great people and great brands in diverse and challenging roles. Our success is the result of the passion and creativity of our people, our exceptional portfolio of leading premium brands, and a shared commitment to our values of entrepreneurship, mutual trust, and a strong sense of ethics. Pernod Ricard USA rewards both individual initiative and a spirit of collaboration, and encourages ongoing professional development. Pernod Ricard USA recognizes the importance of continuously building upon our diverse workforce and inclusive culture. We believe in championing an inclusive culture that embraces differences and encourages employees to challenge themselves and their colleagues.


Pernod Ricard USA offers competitive compensation, performance bonuses and domestic & international career development opportunities.

* Pernod Ricard USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.
* Offers will be subject to United States local terms.

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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