Marketing Projects Specialist - Kempton Park

Marketing Projects Specialist required by a well-established FMCG manufacturing company on the East Rand. The position leverages market trends and amends plans on an ongoing basis to maximize opportunities. The position is open to all candidates, forms part of the Management Team, and reports to the Sales Director SSA.

The successful candidate will be required to travel to various Sub-Saharan Territories on a regular basis. The position is involved with cosmetic, fragrance and scent industries.

Main Responsibilities:
Develop an in-depth understanding of customer, brand-insights and consumer trends while translating consumer needs into product concepts and customized creative marketing presentations
Collaborate and engage with Sensory & Consumer Insights Manager on projects and strategic growth opportunities
Create long term marketing concepts based on deep consumer and brand understanding for defined key customers in ESA
Development and execution of focused marketing programs, marketing tools and communication strategies (advertising, customer events, toolboxes, logos etc.)
Co-ordination and alignment of marketing activities with category, sales and Corporate positioning
Presentation of marketing concepts to key customers
Guide internal and external workshops
Manage the trend identification process and support Categories in translating trend insights into new concepts or products - in alignment with Category objectives
Initiate, develop and manage lasting senior management relationships in Marketing with key growth customers and identify best new project opportunities

You will need:
Sound understanding of classical marketing mix and focus on brand positioning and consumer understanding
Strategy Development
Have experience and exposure to consumer insights
Demonstrates knowledge and insights about consumers and brands and acts to fulfil our customers’ needs and exceed their expectations
Thinks in new ways about consumer and market trends
Champion's creativity and innovation to improve business performance
Demonstrates high level of ability to persuade individuals and groups
Creates and communicates a clear and compelling view
Passionate, curious about trends and consumer behaviour
Creative and innovative
Team player

Minimum Requirements:
Tertiary Marketing Qualification
Minimum 3 years marketing experience
B2B and B2C exposure preferable
Very good presentation skills
Very good communication skills
Ideally – Good networks in the industry
Salary is R600 000 CTC per annum negotiable, plus great benefits and 13th cheque.

Please submit your CV via the Jobvine website. Please ensure that you comply with the minimum requirements for the position when applying.

Please ensure that on applying you provide:
Start and end dates for all previous employment
Reasons for leaving previous employment

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

If you have not heard from us within 3 days, please consider your application for this position unsuccessful.

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