KIK Custom Products

VP Marketing- Prestone

Job Location US-IL-Rosemont
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2/5/2018 11:06 AM)
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COMPANY: As one of North America’s largest independent manufacturers of consumer packaged goods (“CPG”), KIK helps a large portfolio of brands and retailers bring their products to life. With leading positions in the multibillion dollar household and personal care (“HPC”), over-the-counter (“OTC”), pool additives and automotive aftermarket categories, we serve over 100 CPG companies and several major North American HPC and automotive aftermarket retailers, including many of the leading players in their respective categories. We have full-service capabilities covering end-to-end contract manufacturing, including project management, innovation and R&D, sourcing and procurement, blending and compounding, filling and packaging, supply chain and distribution, and quality control. Our manufacturing model is highly flexible and we consistently add value to our customers by leveraging our range of services and expertise.

KIK has over 5,000 employees and operates 19 manufacturing facilities strategically located throughout North America and over $1 billion in sales; KCP (operating as KIK Custom Products) is one of North America's largest custom manufacturers of both National Brand and Retailer Brand consumer products. KCP's product lines include Laundry, Household Cleaners, OTC Medicated, Pharmaceutical and Health & Beauty Care, all supported by KCP's in-house technical expertise and value-added services.

KIK Consumer Brands – Automotive Division

Our Automotive business is comprised of the Prestone® and Holts® businesses. We develop, manufacture and market antifreeze/coolant and other automotive functional fluids and car appearance products in North America and key international markets. Prestone® is the number one branded consumer choice for antifreeze/coolant in North America. Other brands in our Automotive Care business include Holts®, Redex® and Simoniz® (outside North America).


Position location: Rosemont, IL Corporate office.

Essential Job Functions


  • Establishes vision, strategic direction, and leadership for the market segment and brand
  • Leadership of integrated business and marketing plan development and redirection
  • Effectively execute Business and Marketing Plan
  • Lead and develop a top graded marketing team that passionately supports accomplishment of goals in a manner consistent with our Core Principles
  • Leader of marketing strategy (segmentation, targeting, positioning (STP)) including decisions on brand, new products, marketing initiatives, etc.
  • Guide development of Annual Marketing Plan for Prestone (initiatives, spend allocation, etc.)
  • Recommends direction of Marketing and Research
  • Drive creation and application of consumer insight activity
  • Drive growth and brand maintenance projects within authorized spending
  • Develop people through management and coaching
  • Ensure line of sight to all goals and objectives – overall corporate to individual
  • Establish effective communication strategies within marketing and with internal and external partners
  • Align the marketing department with regard to structure, metrics, compensation and rewards to maximize employee morale and retention


Bachelor’s Degree: Marketing/ or related field

10 years comparable work experience in Marketing

7 years in a leadership role

7 years Marketing/Brand Management in consumer packaged goods

Understanding of aftermarket products

Experience in multiple business channels


Capabilities Required:

  • Advertising/promotional materials
  • Consumer
  • Customer
  • Competition
  • Aftermarket Automotive experince a plus
  • Marketing Planning
  • Pricing
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Product Development
  • Product Management
  • Public Relations


A Career with KIK Offers:


KIK offers very competitive salary and comprehensive benefits including health, wellness, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance. You can plan for your future with KIK's retirement savings options including employer match. KIK also recognizes the importance of continuing education and offers Education Assistance to our employees to encourage continued personal development and growth.


Thank you for your interest and consideration of a position with KIK Custom Products. 


KIK is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, color, age, religion, sex, or national origin.

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