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Senior Brand Manager

Key Responsibilities:

  • Understand category dynamics and identify ways to improve Brand performance in short, medium and long term.
  • Collaborate with Functional teams to implement Brand strategy
  • Develop brand plans, with specific focus on the next year aligning with Business Unit on activity grids for planned new products and key promotional initiatives.
  • Work cross functionally to develop the specific parts of the budgeted plan, including and new product timelines, trade activities, volumes, pricing, promotion, media support and A&P spend.
  • Provide input to finance to develop the category and brand P&L for the Budget and manage the business via a monthly in-depth review of the P&L.
  • Present an overview of the category, as well as plans to drive Category share performance and financial KPI’s at least twice per year to the Business Executive Manager
  • Manage the business in respect of the monthly CBPE discipline, anticipating gaps and opportunities and proposing actions to address them.
  • Manage the detail of new product introductions, and transitions on existing products via cross functional collaboration in various meetings.
  • Develop high impact consumer communications, by integrating all media options to achieve brand and business goals which maximize our Return on Investment.
  • Based on brand strategy, competitive and internal financial analysis review pricing strategy and make recommendations for periodic price increases.

Key Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing or Marketing related focus / Honours preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years brand manager / 3 years Senior brand Manager experience (preferably in a FMCG environment) with a reasonable amount of exposure to the core Marketing competencies: consumer insight, strategy, budget & planning, promotions management, business & financial management, new product development, Digital media, advertising development & an understanding of the trade

Key Personal Attributes

  • Ingenious - An innovative yet objective thinker
  • Explorer - Demonstrates a ‘can do’ / entrepreneurial & commercial acumen
  • Shrewd - Ability to deliver projects in full, on time and to the highest quality
  • Fighter – Driven to get the best result and win, Challenges themselves and others
  • Architect- A leader; sets direction, provides clarity, sets standards, measures, motivates and inspires
  • Must have strong analytical skills i.e. use research, factual information when solving problems and come up with well thought through solutions
  • Numerate with good attention to detail
  • Ability to work well under time pressure / stressful conditions
  • Influence/Negotiation Skills
  • Computer Literacy (SAP, Nielsen, Microsoft office, Word, Excel and PowerPoint)

If you feel you fit the criteria kindly send your CV to the email below:

Application deadline
14 Aug 15:00
Email applications to
mlumbwe@priconsultants.com
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