Brand Manager

21 May, 2024
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Job Description

Our Client’s is proudly Africa’s largest listed manufacturer of fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG). They impact lives every day with their iconic, award-winning brands. Their core business is the manufacture, market and distribute everyday branded food and beverages. Their products are relevant across every meal occasion and are well positioned to grow.

Being a food company means they’re an intimate part of everybody’s daily lives and that’s why they get loud and proud about exploring further, roaring louder and growing together.

As the Brand Manager, you will report into a Marketing Manager or Marketing Director. You execute brand plans while trying to achieve sustainable, profitable growth for your brand. You will achieve this by leveraging consumer and shopper insights to craft brand/s that consumers love, and by executing compelling brand plans that are delivered through exceptional brand experiences in terms of innovation, communication and activation. On a daily basis this involves articulating and delivering the full marketing mix for your brand. You will work with the Marketing centres of excellence, leveraging their expertise to optimise pricing, promotions, product innovation, packaging and marketing mix.

You will

  • Translate marketing insights and analysis of key issues and opportunities into
    clear & compelling Brand Plans – detailing execution of Category Strategy, Pricing & Channel Strategy, Promotions Plan and Innovation Plan to deliver agreed
    growth agenda (volume, value, profit)
  • Identify, define, develop, deliver & track insight-driven innovation and renovation that is accretive to the brand and category (volume, value, profit). This includes defining the product & packaging solution, for customer team the trade solution, and for consumers compelling communication
  • Partner with the Consumer Insights team to generate brand-relevant insights from all touch-points; including market & internal analytics, competitive intelligence, consumer behaviour, trend data and other appropriate sources
  • Lead creative agency through the Communication Strategy process for your
    brand(s), culminating in the deliver of a Communication Strategy sign off and campaign judging and sign off of above-the-line and below-the-line campaigns vs the agreed brand blueprint
  • Ensure key day-to-day Brand Management tasks are executed fully and to a high level of quality including S&OP forecasting, media planning, customer promotion tracking, Marketing Investment spend and management, quality tracking, brand health and share tracking and range management

You have

  • 5+ years brand and marketing experience with a proven track record of working across functions to deliver marketing excellence and brand growth
  • BBusSc/BCom  preferable
  • Proven record of successful brand development and Idea to Market strategies
  • Demonstrated ability to develop innovative consumer goods propositions based on rich consumer insights
  • Well-rounded consumer goods experience – spanning Marketing and preferably Customer roles
  • Consumer obsession and insights-driven – a thirst for understanding how consumers operate within your category and use that to drive strategy and decision making
  • Strategic savviness and financial acumen – with the ability to shape a plan to grow your category, drive its execution, and understand the trade offs involved in pulling various levers
  • Route to market know how – a robust understanding of both modern and general trade
  • Fluency in English both oral and written (B2-C1)

*Note: By submitting your application, you accept that iWIA will conduct pre-employment screening such as reference and screening checks.Senior