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Chief Brand Officer - Krause Group

Job Location Des Moines, Iowa Req ID R41335

Are you a Chief Marketing Officer or Chief Brand Officer looking for a new challenge? Have you created an overall brand strategy for a diverse set of growing businesses? We are looking for a strong marketing leader who knows how to anchor a corporate brand in Corporate Social Responsibility & Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. If you enjoy working in multiple industries and building compelling brands in privately held company, this may be the opportunity for you. Our industries include wine, luxury hospitality, professional soccer, transportation, retail, and more.

What you’ll do

  • Define and create the brand vision & strategy for the Krause Group brand
  • Provide leadership and guidance to brand strategy behind each Krause Group business
  • Integrate Krause Group’s 4 Pillars of Corporate Social Responsibly (CSR): Purpose, People (including Diversity, Equity & Inclusion), Planet, & Philanthropy into the fabric of our businesses.
  • Provide leadership to CSR governance, strategy, metrics, and initiatives
  • Develop and implement communications strategies supporting our vision and purpose
  • Provide leadership to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) strategy and development of initiatives across the organization
  • Build and develop a team supporting Krause Brand & Marketing, CSR, DEI, and Communication
  • Join the Senior Leadership Team of Krause Group in leading its businesses

What we’re looking for

  • A marketing executive with significant experience building compelling brands
  • Strong business acumen
  • International experience – Italian and European experience is a plus
  • Experience using CSR as a foundation to build strong brands
  • A strong collaborator and influencer of senior business leaders
  • An agile leader who thrives in change
  • Luxury brand building a big plus
  • Ability to travel up to 25% internationally
  • Proficiency in a romance language such as: Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, or French AND English preferred
  • Relocation to the Des Moines, IA area required. This is not a remote role.

Leadership Competencies

  • Communication: Delivers clear, effective communication and listens to others
  • Conceptual/Systems Thinking:  Recognizes patterns, trends, themes, and connections in information to develop innovative ideas and solutions
  • Constructive Engagement:  Expresses ideas and disagreements, constructively resolves conflict, and encourages others to do the same
  • Customer Orientation: Meets the expectations and needs of internal and external customers
  • Decision Making:  Makes good decisions in a timely manner
  • Empowerment:  Takes initiative and solves problems
  • Talent Development:  Maximizes potential and improves overall performance
  • Influence:  Proactively builds relationships and influences others
  • Analytical Thinking/Problem Solving:  Accurately assesses problems and effectively and efficiently arrives at solutions
  • Strategic Thinking:  Understands the current state and can visualize the ideal state and how to achieve it.

About Krause Group

Krause Group is an Iowa-based company housing a diverse set of businesses with over 5,000 associates across the U.S. and Italy. These companies include Kum & Go, L.C., Solar Transport, Krause+, Pro Iowa, and the Des Moines Menace soccer team. Krause Group is also home to Italian wineries Vietti and Enrico Serafino, the historic soccer club Parma Calcio 1913, and boutique luxury hotel Casa di Langa, located in the Piedmont region of Italy.

Krause Group believes in People First. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer building a culture of equity and inclusion.

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