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Job Summary

Responsible for developing and executing brand strategies for the specific product segment to build brand equity drive revenue and increase market share.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description/Requirements

Department: Commercial

Reporting to:Marketing Manager

Location: Ruiru  



Brief on Client

Our client is an established beverage manufacturing company based in Kenya dealing with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

Key Responsibilities:

Area 1: Brand Management

  • In collaboration with the Marketing Manager, develop and execute successful 3-year Brand Strategies, Annual Brand Plans as well as Activity Recommendations aligned to the overall organizational objectives.
  • Develop through-the-line execution guidelines to ensure the plans are brought to life at the outlet level.
  • Lead in the execution of the approved cycle activities by ensuring all cycle activities are well communicated to the Sales and Marketing Operations Teams.
  • Be the Brand/Category Ambassador in the business to positively drive the respective Category Agenda to internal and external stakeholders

Area 2: Marketing Campaigns Development & Execution Management

  • Develop and support the brilliant execution of marketing campaigns for the assigned Brands within then  targeted consumer/channel segment to enhance brand visibility and drive growth in sales.
  • Oversee the creation and management of Through the Line Marketing mix in line with approved Brand plans; this include all appropriate ATL, BTL and Digital solutions that generate leads and facilitate the selling process while being consistent with the branding strategy
  • Drive the rigour of measurement and evaluation of the approved cycle initiatives to ensure brilliant execution and course correction of any concepts to ensure a positive return to the business.
  • Work closely with the Marketing Operations Manager and Sales Managers to embed correct channel focus and PICOS (picture of success) across the wider sales team in line with the respective Brand Plans and consumer typologies

Area 3: New Product Development

  • Responsible for mapping and developing new innovation and renovation projects for the current portfolio in line with potential new consumer segments
  • Managing the Innovation process for the existing portfolio using the Stage-Gate Process from Conceptualization to Commercialization.
  • Identifying, assessing, and developing the marketing mix elements that will successfully commercialize the innovation projects.
  • Adopt the New to World brands post successful handover from the Innovation team 12 months after launch

Area 5: Marketing Resource Management

  • A&P management in line with planned Business deliverables
  • Analyze and report on the return on investment of marketing campaigns and use this information to enhance returns on investment for all marketing initiatives.
  • COGs management of existing portfolio of brands to ensure sustained delivery within the desired business GM targets

Qualifications & Experience

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a business-related field.
  • Membership in a relevant professional body will be an added advantage.
  • A least five (5) years experience in an FMCG marketing firm, advertising agency, or within any similar organization.
  • Practical experience in the use of MS packages and ERP systems.

Competencies & Attributes

  • A creative mind with a drive for the execution of ideas and concepts for the benefit of the organization.
  • Developed project and event management skills.
  • A marketer who is a team player with hands-on experience with trade execution/marketing operations.
  • Self-starter, motivated and energetic able to lead the marketing agenda within the organization.
  •  Ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced, demanding environment.
  • Proficient in the following computer software applications: Microsoft Office.
  •  Ability to effectively communicate both internally and externally. 
  • High level of integrity.

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