Title:  Chain Activation Manager

Job ID:  93955
Country:  USA
City:  Raleigh, North Carolina
Professional area:  Marketing
Contract type:  Permanent
Professional level:  Experienced

Raleigh, North Carolina, US, 00000


We’re JTI, Japan Tobacco International and we believe in freedom. We think that the possibilities are limitless when you’re free to choose. In fact, we’ve spent the last 20 years innovating, creating new and better products for our consumers to choose from. It’s how we’ve grown to be present in 130 countries.

But our business isn’t just business. Our business is our people. Their talent. Their potential. We believe when they’re free to be themselves, grow, travel and develop, amazing things can happen for our business

That’s why our employees, from around the world, choose to be a part of JTI. It is why 80% of employees feel happy working at JTI. And why we’ve been awarded Global Top Employer status, ten years running

So when you’re ready to choose a career you’ll love, in a company you’ll love, feel free to #JoinTheIdea. 

Learn more: jti.com

Local Applicants Welcome. 


Department: Marketing & Sales

Location: Raleigh, North Carolina

Reporting to: Trade Marketing Manager

Role: Permanent, local contract



Chain Activation Manager


About the Role 

The Chain Activation Manager is responsible for building the details of all consumer and trade programs in Chain stores, with a focus in large Key Accounts, planning the resources, managing the external agencies, budget and execution details. This position is also responsible for Digital offers in Chain apps, Chain switching offers on POS screens, Key Account Execution Guidelines for 3rd Parties and Chain Loyalty Programs (3rd Party Digital Activation) in liaison with the Key Account Managers and Chains. The incumbent is also supporting the Trade Marketing Manager with strategic planning, programs ROI and budget management.



What you will do

  • Design trade and consumer programs for all product categories for Chains & Key Accounts. Ensure all programs are in line with the portfolio and corporate strategies;
  • Ensure constant information exchange with the Key Account and portfolio teams to build brand and trade programs addressing market challenges and opportunities;
  • Responsible for the design, building and producing the details of all trade and consumer programs (budgets, legal approvals, agency briefs, agency selection, KPI management);
  • Follow up timely and effective production of all program materials for trade and consumers in Chains for all consumer categories. Build the required communication materials for the field.;
  • Liase with legal, finance, brand and digital teams to build compliant and effective plans, supporting the Portfolio Manager and Marketing Director for ASP and LE plannings, reportings;
  • Recruit, motivate and guide the professional development of the team reporting directly and indirectly to the incumbent;
  • Manage various tasks and projects as they arise and upon manager’s request.



Who We Are Looking For

dynamic, passionate, and result-oriented person, with:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing or related field;
  • 3-6 years work experience in Trade & Consumer marketing (experience in promotional calendars activation with chains/key accounts);
  • Fluent English;
  • Strong initiative taking and planning, project management, organization, attention to detail, analytical and strategic skills are essential in this role. Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Stakeholder Management.


What We Offer


In JTI USA, we are proud to be recognized as Top Employer and awarded the Global Equality Standards certificate as we continue our dedication to equal pay and equal opportunities. 


Our culture is what makes JTI USA a fun and exciting environment to work in. We value integrity, trust, empowerment, and freedom - freedom of choice, freedom of thought, freedom of expression, and freedom to be yourself. 


We ask for accountability, ownership, results, and collaboration. 


And we care for our people's well-being - In addition to the salary, you might want to enjoy the following: 

  • Annual Performance based Bonus
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan 
  • Personal Development 
  • Medical/ Dental & Vision Plan for employee & family members.
  • Life insurance
  • Matching 401(K)
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Paid Family Leave of 20 Weeks
  • Short-Term & Long-Term Disability 
  • Education/ Tuition Assistance
  • Flexible Dress Code
  • Hybrid Work Setup 
  • Snacks & Drinks
  • Office Parties 
  • Volunteering Activities 
  • Employee Assistance Program - counseling, for employees & family members. 


In addition to other perks & benefits (i.e. fitness/ wellbeing activities, employee discounts, service awards, recognition program, etc.) 

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