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  • Posted: Jan 11, 2017
    Deadline: Not specified
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    Duracell is the world’s leading manufacturer of high performance alkaline batteries, specialty cells and rechargeables. Since its foundation in the early 1940s, the company has become an iconic personal power brand, trusted for compact and longer-lasting batteries. And at the heart of it all has been the Duracell Bunny. As the leader in the personal po...
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    Sales & Marketing Manager

    Job description

    Keys Duties & Responsibilities

    We are looking for a dynamic “can-do” manager to take full commercial responsibility for its rapidly growing battery business across Sub-Saharan Africa (excluding South Africa). The successful candidate will manage the brand via a network of full-service distributors and his/her measures will include:

    • sales and profit growth;
    • development of brand equity/share in key focus markets;
    • development and implementation of appropriate marketing strategies and materials;
    • expansion of the brand into new territories and channels.

    The role will report to the Category Leader (Marketing Director) and will work closely with the Sub-Saharan GM as well as Finance and Supply Chain teams, together with the EIMEA brand team.

    Key Requirements:

    • Excellent thinking and problem-solving skills
    • A marketer or sales professional with a strong commercial track record
    • Experience of working in African markets, ideally in the consumer goods industry
    • A track record of showing leadership and initiative
    • A strong sense of resilience and the ability to improve systems and processes to help manage the complexity of multiple markets/distributors
    • Ability to develop beyond this role to becoming a sales/commericial or marketing leader
    • A history of working effectively with others
    • A strong history of ownership or results and drive of stewardship

    Ideally supported with:

    • A strong degree, ideally in Commerce/Business or Marketing
    • Experience in brand management (including media planning, trial building, point of sale material development, brand training)
    • Experience, or exposure to, in distributor management
    • Strong negotiation skills
    • The ability to speak French would be of some assistance

    Location:

    Based at Duracell’s offices in Sea Point, Cape Town – but with the expectation of extensive travel into market (estimated on average 25% of time, but could at times be longer)

    Method of Application

    Only applications that meet the above key requirements will be considered.

    Interested and qualified? Go to Duracell on www.linkedin.com to apply

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