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BRAND MANAGER - (INTERMEDIATE) - 324493
BRAND MANAGER - (INTERMEDIATE)
Marketing / Advertising / Public Relations / Media / Research
Wage / Salary:
R - Market Related - P/M (Per Month)
Cape Town, Western Cape
Brand Manager - (Intermediate)
Within our highly motivated Marketing Team in Cape Town, we currently have one opening for a young professional.
Completed relevant Bachelor / Master Degree or equivalent
2-3 years of brand marketing experience in a junior position in a leading FMCG company
Team player with drive and effective communication skills who is willing to learn and grow into a senior position
Very good analytical, logical and conceptual capabilities
Fluent in English (written and spoken)
The primary objective of this role is to develop plans and execute projects to support both the short and long-term marketing strategy for a dedicated brand portfolio.
Brand planning and execution in conjunction with line manager
Translate international guidelines into a local strategy and develop 3+ year marketing vision and plan for your dedicated brand portfolio.
Develop, implement and monitor strong (and smart) A&P plans and create excitement around the brands with uncompromised focus on supporting the premium equity of Client. Mobilize the company and work closely with International Marketing and external partners (agencies, printers, brand partners) to execute timely and with high attention to detail.
Do trade visits and conduct consumer research as needed to build consumer knowledge and to support decision making process.
Partner with Trade Marketing and Key Account Management to bring initiatives into stores and to guarantee aligned campaign look and feel.
Presentations to key stakeholders on new projects / product lines / marketing initiatives in order to get buy in and commitment (incl. South African management team and international managers and directors)
Management of product P&L’s in conjunction with line manager
Take ownership of the product P&L’s to meet growth and profit targets
Drive your dedicated brand portfolio by evaluating, developing and recommending new product and marketing initiatives based on consumer and customer insights
Develop new aspects to the product line (packaging, price point, SKU rationalization) with focus on product profitability
Work in conjunction with the Trade Marketing, Controlling and Key Account teams to analyze business results and to translate the brand strategy into customer marketing objectives and commercial strategies.
Generate market insights and screen international marketing plans to identify new growth opportunities for South African business
Work and lead within a highly motivated Marketing Team and in cross-functional teams to leverage business potential and to help improve processes for the Client
Entrepreneurial spirit with good communication, negotiation and project management skills
Confident, assertive self-starter with a drive for results and highly motivated to deliver over expectations
Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines with attention to detail
Ideas and solutions driven
Strategic thinking ability and sharp analytic and data interpretation skills
Solid financial and commercial/sales acumen
Organized and with attention to accuracy. Ability to plan, manage and lead multiple projects simultaneously
Strong formal presentation skills
Ability to work independently and within a team to foster collaboration in a fast-paced environment
Knowledge of and proficiency in Microsoft Office and relevant software applications used (IRI/Nielsen)