PZ Cussons East Africa Group Brand Manager and Assistant Brand Managers Jobs in Kenya

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PZ Cussons East Africa is a leading Global Manufacturer and Marketer of leading Personal Care and Household quality brands that include, Imperial Leather, Flamingo, Carex, Venus, Cussons Baby, Ushindi, Morning Fresh and Robb

In line with our ambitious growth agenda, we wish to enhance our marketing team by hiring for the position of Group Brand Manager (1) and Assistant Brand Manager (2)

Group Brand Manager
 

Job Purpose
 
The position is responsible for developing compelling long term brand strategies and managing the road map to their smooth implementation with view to achieving the long term brand plans in Top line numbers & Market share, Margin, Media & Consumer Spend  and Marketing Contribution to the business.

This position reports to the Head of Marketing.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Develop long term brand strategy and plan – both annual and with a 5-year horizon that focuses on growing the brand
  • Define a clear road map for the smooth implementation of the brand strategies and plan, managing the effective implementation of the same
  • Conduct insights programs on Category that defines the route of action for the brand strategies
  • Manage the New Product Development process inline with market trends and consumer needs
  • Effectively manage Media & Consumer spend
  • Managing team and individual performance through regular reviews, monitoring objectives and ensuring development needs are identified and actioned
  • Networking with other Marketing Representatives in the Group’s Operating Units
Knowledge, Skills & Experience
 
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferably in Commerce, Marketing Option
  • Minimum three (3) years experience in Brand Management in a FMCG
  • Proven expertise to develop brand plans
  • Strong understanding of market dynamics and consumer requirements
  • Superior oral and written communication skills with highly acquired interpersonal skills
  • Flexible and ability to prioritize and manage tasks within short deadlines
  • Innovative, stress tolerant and decisive
Assistant Brand Manager
 
Job Purpose
 
The position is responsible for implementing the annual brand strategies so at to achieve the brand targeted Top line numbers & Market share, Margin, Media & Consumer Spend  and Marketing Contribution to the business.

This position reports to the Group Brand Manager or Brand Manager

Principal Accountabilities

  • Effectively implement the annual brand strategy and plan with focus on growing the brand
  • Translate output from insights programs with actionable short term plans that build on achieving the brand objectives
  • Plan and execute launch plans for New Products
  • Develop and effectively utilize the Media & Consumer spend with view to establishing a sustained market presence of the brand by nurturing a strong and consistent foothold  in the consumer’s consciousness of the brand
  • Monitor and report Category vis a vis Brand Performance through regular updates on brand health indicators such as Top line numbers, Margins, Media & Consumer on a regular basis e.g. monthly marketing reports
  • Actively participate in Margin Improvement Initiatives.
  • Managing individual performance through regular reviews, monitoring objectives and ensuring development needs are identified and actioned
  • Networking with other Marketing representatives in the Group’s Operating Units
Knowledge, Skills & Experience
 
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferably in Commerce, Marketing or related
  • Minimum two (2) years experience in Brand Management
  • Proven expertise to implement strategic plans and tactics
  • Strong understanding of market dynamics and consumer requirements
  • Superior oral and written communication skills with highly acquired interpersonal skills
  • Flexible and ability to prioritize and manage tasks within short deadlines
  • Innovative, stress tolerant and decisive
How to Apply

If you meet the requirements for this position, please send your application and CV to Jobs.Kenya@pzcussons.com.  

Also clearly indicate the current salary and expected salary.
 
This vacancy remains open until close of business on 9th November, 2012.

PZ Cussons is an equal opportunity employer



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