This individual will be will be responsible for managing a team of approximately 5 team members responsible for a portfolio of approximately 20 standalone brands.
Role responsibilities as follows:
Lead annual and strategic plan development for brand and category portfolios.
The building of a strong integrated and cohesive through the line plan, especially in areas of brand equity, digitalization and end-consumer.
Provide strategic leadership in the prioritization and allocation of portfolio resources and channels.
Actively manage P & L and ROI for brand portfolio to ensure margin integrity and objectives. Delivering the company’s top line and bottom line targets.
Manage the development and execution of profitable sales and marketing related programs for brand/category portfolio.
Pricing model management.
Competitor analysis & research | Opportunity mapping.
Social media marketing strategies and content marketing
Develop and execute promotion and channel strategies.
Channel activation and management thereof.
Collaborate with internal and external teams to manage NPD funnel. NPD will include market research and studies – board presentations.
The establishment of a collaborative relationship with sales teams to deliver results on designated brands, categories and channels. The taking of an active leadership role in cross functional teams.
Manage 3rd party contracts related to marketing | Group sponsorship negotiations & management thereof.
Lead and develop your direct reports.
Strong thought leadership /strategic marketing skills.
Highly developed results orientation/initiative.
Ability to lead/partner with customers/brands.
Strong negotiation/persuasion skills.
Ability to drive accountability through our organization.
Strong analytical skills with the ability to draw insights from multiple data sources.
Ability to work cross functionally to form productive relationships, resolving conflicts effectively.
Mindset of ‘’keep seeking, never settle, stay curious, always two steps ahead of the game.’’
Exceptional time management, project management, and organizational skills.
Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills.
Digital and social marketing. (Proven experience)
Strong computer skills.
Ability to travel (Associated Businesses in Zimbabwe, Zambia & Botswana).