Molson Coors Brewing Company Channel Manager - West in Vancouver or Calgary, Canada

A Career in Beer:

Our purpose at Molson Coors is to delight the world’s beer drinkers. We are the world’s family brewer, brewing and selling our beer for over 350 years around the world. We’re TalentBrewers - we believe in our brands and our people, we believe that a truly inspiring and diverse place to work is a must. We want you to join our team of passionate self-starters who believe the world is full of untapped opportunities. So, if you get fired up about making a real difference as part of a winning team like we do, we want to hear from you.

The Headlines:

In the role of Channel Manager working in Vancouver or Calgary you will be part of the Channel Development team. This position reports to Scott Riegert, Senior Manager - Channel Development, and will work closely with the brand and program development teams in order to ensure seamless execution of all program activities for our customers.

The Responsibilities:

Market / Customer Expertise:

  • Work with the Channel Development and Program Development teams nationally to gain an in depth understanding of what is important to (BC/AB) independent retail and Key account customers when it comes to in store retail programming

  • Gather and consolidate qualitative feedback from Sales Teams on the effectiveness of market-wide programs and initiative

  • Develop and enhance market knowledge through regular field visits and interaction with Sales team, market managers and sales representatives

  • Collaborate with BC Retail Key Account Managers (KAMs), BC/AB Market Managers and Program Development teams to help build, evaluate and shape trade and customer retail programs, customizing where appropriate, able and sensible.

  • Work closely with the BCLS KAM to develop exclusive programming, provide / update KAM on innovation details / presentations and manage all BC liquor board deadlines to ensure all deliverables are met

Sampling / Point of Sale:

  • Coordinate with alternate Channel Manager (West) and market managers, the management and delivery of regional sampling activities including execution, budget alignment and reconciliation.

  • Build and create all in market POS, signage and vouchers working with the MCC creative studio, legal and brand teams to deliver the appropriate marketplace tools for BC Government, BC LSG and Indy channel for BC/AB.

  • Work with external suppliers from ideation / creation through to distribution of POS / Merchandise solutions for above noted customers where required

  • Manage internal POS budget management / reconciliation and distribution list creation / management.

Innovation / Packaging:

  • Collaborating with key stakeholders in the sales (KAM, Mkt Mgr.), Channel, Brand and Innovation functionalities to deliver flawless execution of product innovation including creation of customer and market retail sell sheets and delivery of product samples.

  • Channel lead participation for select national innovation and program launches, representing interests / needs of the CD team with other functional stakeholders and ensuring consistent communication amongst all constituents.

  • Manage communication and provide all required information / tools to the selling organization on packaging changes to ensure BC, AB Liquor Board and BC customer approvals

The Other Qualifications –

  • You love a challenge. You complete complex projects quickly and adeptly with your understanding of the business priorities. You act with appropriate urgency to various market events and trends that require a quick turnaround in plans and strategy

  • You have exceptional project management skills, including planning, problem solving, and organizational skills

  • You are deadly serious about results, and take pride in a proven track record in delivering.

  • You exhibit our core values and demonstrate our Molson Coors Success Factors

  • You have a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Marketing or other relevant field;

  • You have a minimum of 5 years progressive experience, preferably multi-functional (Sales, Marketing)

  • As part of the recruitment process, the candidates will be required to provide consent to complete a criminal background check.

Work Perks that You Need to Know About:

  • We’re one of Canada's Most Attractive Employers

  • As the world’s family brewer we have the scale to make big things happen and still get to know colleagues on a first name basis across the globe

  • We play our part to make a difference – from charitable donations to hitting the streets together to build parks – giving back to the community is part of our culture and who we are.

  • Flexible work programs like working from home, no meetings after 1pm on Fridays, year-long summer hours and flexible start and end times

  • You can become a Certified Beer Enthusiast through in-house training that includes everything from brewing techniques to beer tasting and food pairings

  • Access to cool brand clothing and swag, top events, beer allotment, an Employee Assistance Program and discount plans

  • Participation in our Total Rewards program with a competitive base salary, incentive plans, parental leave, health, dental and pension benefits

  • Work within a fast paced and innovative company, meeting passionate colleagues and partners with diverse backgrounds and experiences

Molson Coors: Building Careers in Beer

Molson Coors Canada is an Equal Opportunity Employer; we are dedicated to providing our employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Molson Coors Canada are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications. Our employees are our greatest asset, we have accommodation process in place, by supporting our employee’s ability to work effectively and providing them with the tools they need to succeed, we are ensuring that Molson Coors Canada is the kind of company where talented people of all backgrounds want to work. We take pride in celebrating our unique brew.

External Job Title: Channel Manager - West

Requisition #: 2016-7671