FMCG Buyer
Africa
1 day ago

Matric or Diploma: Purchasing Supply Chain or Logistics (Advantageous)Minimum of 5 year of experience in fmcg Supply Chain and Buying BackgroundMust possess UMF

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FMCG Sales Representative - Mpumalanga
Nelspruit
1 day ago

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Retail Sales Associate – Firgrove - Industry FMCG
Capetown
1 day ago

Salary: Salary R 15 000.00 pm

Retail Sales Associate – Firgrove - Industry fmcg

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Jnr Demand Planner - FMCG
Johannesburg
2 days ago

Salary: R25 000 to R28 000 per month

fmcg Demand Planner

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Marketing Manager: East and Southern Africa - Agribusiness or FMCG
Johannesburg
2 days ago

My client, an international agricultural company is seeking to employ a Marketing Manager to manage Eastern and Southern African countries.Previous experience in Africa in agribusiness or fmcg is essential for this role.

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Sales Executive FMCG
Port Elizabeth
2 days ago

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Group Financial Manager (CIMA) - FMCG - Kempton Park
Kempton Park
5 days ago

Group Financial Manager (CIMA) - fmcg - Kempton ParkSalary: R800 000 - R1.2mil Annually

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Senior Brand Marketing Manager - FMCG
Johannesburg
7 days ago

Senior Brand Marketing Manager - fmcg– Johannesburg - North 1.2 million An international brand in the fmcg space is looking to hire a seasoned Senior Brand Marketing Manager - fmcg to join their team. The successful incumbent will be responsible for driving integrated consumer-centric brand activation through superior execution.

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Marketing Manager (Activations) FMCG
Johannesburg
7 days ago

Marketing Manager - Activations - fmcg– Johannesburg - North 1.2 million An international brand in the fmcg space is looking to hire a seasoned Marketing Manager to join their team. The successful incumbent will be responsible for driving integrated consumer-centric brand activation through superior execution.

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National Key Accounts Manager (FMCG)
Johannesburg
7 days ago

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The complete guide to FMCG jobs

Popular, easily accessible, and reasonably priced products are known as fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) or consumer packaged goods (CPG). Fast-moving goods are those that are frequently purchased by customers and quickly disappear from the shelves of a store or supermarket.

We’ve compiled the ultimate guide to FMCG jobs in South Africa.

What does a FMCG job entail?

You can do a wide variety of things in the FMCG industry, from being a brand manager to planner to warehouse manager to production manager. Typical categorization of fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) depends on the market in which they are offered.

FMCG products include both food and non-food items, including household cleaners, laundry detergents, cosmetics, and over-the-counter medications. However, the term is broadly applied, and hence also include pharmaceuticals, stationary, chemical products, and electronic goods.

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What career opportunities are there for FMCG jobs?

This sector is well-known for its high levels of originality, inventiveness, and dynamism. The fast-moving consumer goods industry offers a wide variety of career paths, from sales to procurement to project management to marketing to finance to production to customer service, and more.

How to get a FMCG job

The fast-moving consumer goods sector is so varied and dynamic that it can accommodate people with training, experience and expertise in any of a company’s areas of work. Big businesses may produce a wide range of goods, or just one, but the list of fast-moving consumer goods includes anything from perfume to pet food, providing plenty of challenges and opportunities.

How to become an FMCG employee?

First of all one should be passionate about working in this industry as the FMCG industry is extremely competitive.  As there are so many varying roles in this industry from marketing, sales, business development, product development one needs to assess their skills carefully and even decide if they want to be part of the manufacturing, logistics or retail side of it.

Whatever one chooses they should upload there CV into a job portal such as Executive Placements which is one of the leading job portals in South Africa. One can also see what jobs are available on this portal and apply for the ones where you feel they are the best fit.

Pros and cons of a FMCG job in South Africa
  • One of the best things about the fast moving consumer goods sector is that it is home to many of the world's most well-known brands. Accordingly, this is a fantastic opportunity to join one of the top corporations in the world.
  • The fast-moving consumer goods industry is a global one.
  • Success in the FMCG industry can come swiftly to those that put in the effort, making rapid career advancement conceivable.
  • The retail sector as a whole was already transitioning to an online-first business model before the epidemic hit. Keeping up with technological advances is essential.
  • Working hours may be lengthy and unpredictable, and you may be required to do a lot of travelling, possibly internationally.
  • Dealing with disappointment and disapproval is a skill you'll need.
Frequently asked questions

Is a FMCG job a good career?

FMCG is the finest area for entry-level marketers to start their careers since it gives them a good foundation and experience in in marketing  and working with household brands. However even out of marketing it is a very creative and progressive industry so will have its challenges but will be an excellent career choice.

Is a FMCG job in demand?

Yes. The fast-moving consumer products business is so dynamic that it can accommodate many expertise.