Job Title
Marketing Operations Manager
Employment Type
Full Time
10 to 15 years
Job Published
15 March 2022
Job Reference No.

Job Description

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manage and direct formal annual category, brand and product plans to achieve financial and growth and profitability/GP
  • Create, plan, manage and execute campaigns to achieve category and brand plans
  • New Product Development
  • Drive the research and monitoring of market trends and competitor strategies
  • Identify and introduce innovative ingredients, packaging, technologies, products, concepts and ideas that are commercially viable
  • Direct and ensure efficient stock planning and stock movement in collaboration with Procurement and Operations
  • Department including:
  • 1. Manage and guide annual growth targets and forecasts by brand and SKU
  • 2. Ensure sufficient promotional activity and innovation to drive required stock turn
  • 3. Ensure stock is cleared prior to ageing / expiry
  • Manage product costing effectively within required purchasing and packaging parameters and partner and communicate/negotiate with manufacturers and suppliers
  • Manage supplier relationships with regards to Agreements, Processes and Business requirements
  • Ensure all products are legal, compliant and appropriate for Exports and CAMS, focusing on labels and ingredients
  • Project management
  • Lead, manage and develop people within the Department
  • Improve and implement efficient systems and processes

Desired Experience & Qualification

  • Strategic approach
  • Creative problem solving
  • A post Grade 12 (Degree or similar) qualification is a requisite and RPL will be taken into account
  • A proven track record of at least 5 years in a similar role
  • Strong negotiating, organisational and time management skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Able to coach, manage and grow people.
  • Ability to deal with variety of people in a customer orientated, friendly manner
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong computer skills on office administrative packages (incl. Outlook, MS Word, Excel) and ERP system
  • Ability to agree and achieve deadlines and function in stressful environment
  • Ability to prioritise tasks and deadlines
  • Flexibility in respect of time and mobility
  • Valid driver’s license