Recruitment Matters Brand Manager/Category Lead Jobs in Zambia

Recruitment Matters Brand Manager/Category Lead Jobs in Zambia


  • Our Client is looking for an experienced Brand Manager / Category Lead to join their team based in Lusaka.

    Responsibilities and Duties

  • Implementation of brand strategy in line with that set out by senior management and functional head
    Participates in annual brand planning process to set a fully integrated marketing plan and programming utilizing the full marketing mix of advertising, promotions, and trade in collaboration with the functional heads and in line with defined business objectives by market and country

  • Planning and execution of all communications and media actions on all channels, including online and social media - Portfolio planning including analysis of industry trends, market competitiveness of products and SKU’s, consumer needs /requirements etc. to identify gaps and opportunities within the current category related brand/ product portfolio.

  • Assisting with product development, pricing and new product launches as well as developing new business opportunities

  • Build medium term innovation pipeline

  • Creating and managing promotional collateral to establish and maintain product branding across all channels

  • Set and managing the budget for advertising, brand activation and promotional items

  • Competitor, customer and consumer insights analysis

  • Analysis of sales, forecasts and relevant financials and reporting on product sales - Identify and address supply chain bottle necks such as sales order non-fulfilment to minimize related penalties and KPI impact

  • Maintain brand integrity across all company marketing initiatives and communications

  • Work closely with functional / business heads to prepare align category requirements with over arching brand and media strategies.

  • Drive brand / category business planning comprised of analysis of macro environmental trends, consumer behaviours, internal business imperatives and industry scenario planning to develop volume projections by regional operating markets

  • Plan and execute integrated, multi-channel marketing plans with focus on awareness building, lead generation and consumer conversion.

  • Brand plan development and review including evaluation of the effectiveness of brand communication as well as trade and consumer promotions as it pertains to overall brand health and return on investment / volume objectives

  • Manage marketing mix the 7Ps (Product, Place, Price, Promotion, Packaging, Positioning & People) in consultation with functional heads and senior management.

  • Compile, analyse and interpret data to create marketing strategies and campaigns for category related brands and products

  • Monitor brand health KPI’s and potential brand positioning opportunities or corrections

  • Work in collaboration
    with and under the guidance of functional heads in the development of brand communication planning including alignment with specialist departments such as media, production and design.

  • Ensure alignment between sales and marketing functions

  • Provide input, in collaboration with respective functional head and team, in relation to artwork, packaging, manufacturing readiness and go to market processes

  • Planning, oversee and implement trade and channel marketing activities

  • Manage, develop and implements all marketing activities to maximize sales of related brands / products.

  • Provide inputs to support demand planning basis on established volume and related KPI’s

  • Conduct ITOS (In Trade Observational Surveys) to gauge implementation and compliance

  • Ensure and monitoring trade availability for related portfolio

  • Ensure the standardization of in store representation (planograms) by channel and store format

  • Coordinate and drive data collection, analysis and insight generation to inform trade marketing, product /promotional strategies and executive decision making

  • Align and coordinate all digital marketing, including SEO/SEM, marketing database, email, social media and display advertising campaigns with assigned agency and functional heads

  • Design, build and maintain our social media presence as it relates to applicable brands

  • Measure and report performance of all digital marketing campaigns, and assess against goals (ROI and KPIs)

    Key Skills

  • Excellent commercial acumen

  • Strong analytical ability and ability to synthesising large amounts of data into actionable objectives, planning and outcomes

  • Good understanding of market research process

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Strong technical knowledge of and experience with digital marketing specifically including social media, SEO and display advertising

  • Good fundamental understanding of analytical tools (such as Google suite and social media Insights across platforms)

  • Strong channel/category insights experience, with the ability to generate and present actionable recommendations to a diverse range of stakeholders (at all levels)

  • Capable of managing and executing complex project management tasks

  • Data-driven thinking

  • Highly creative and innovative

  • Predisposition for strategic thinking

  • Strong growth mindset

  • Results driven

  • Collaborative

    Required Skills

  • 5 Years of Experience

    Qualifications

  • Minimum 5 years of management experience

  • Minimum requirement of graduate degree in related field preferably marketing specialisation

  • Post graduate qualifications beneficial

  • Proven experience in a brand management/ marketing /trade marketing management roles essential

  • Qualifications in digital marketing or equated experience required

  • Strong knowledge of or experience in related geographies beneficial

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Recruitment Matters Brand Manager/Category Lead Jobs in Zambia

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