Friday, November 26, 2010

Jobs at PZ Cussons Nigeria Plc: Customer/Trade Marketing Manager

Customer/Trade Marketing Manager

All Business Units - Lagos

The Role:  Customer/Trade Marketing Manager 
The successful candidates will be required to: 
  • Support the overall sales function to deliver agreed sales, profit and distribution levels. 
  • Align brand and customer strategies to deliver the company’s brand objectives through customers.
  • Work with the commercial team to convert insights into actions that deliver a competitive advantage & optimal in market execution to maximise business potential.
  •   Develop effective promotional brand strategic plan by channel and drive the improvement in visibility through the deployment of the right POS materials. 
  • Co-ordinate and facilitate NPD launches and re-launches of brands. 
  • Drive the use of data in the business (Nielsen, etc.). 
  • Communicate & manage successful in-market execution for the responsible brands (or channels) through driving the sales force & continuous on the field health checks.
  • Be an expert in understanding trade channels & be able to advise sales/business of changes in trends/promotional mechanics/customer, trade & competitor activities. 
The Person: The right candidates must: 
  • Possess a good university degree in any discipline. 
  • Have three to five (3 to 5) years relevant working experience FMCG sales.
  • Possess first class numeric and communication skills. 
  • Have membership of the Nigerian Institute of Marketing (CIMN). 
  • Have computer expertise especially in MS Word, MS Excel and PowerPoint. 
  • Have excellent customer relations skills.
  • Have excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Typically have progressed through a broad business with exposure to Sales, Consumer & Trade Marketing. 
  • Experience of working in & influencing cross functional teams.
  • Have a CAN DO attitude, exhibiting our core values – COURAGE, ACCOUNTABILITY, NETWORKING, DRIVE and ONENESS.
 Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Closing date: 03 Dec 2010

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