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  • Posted: May 13, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Givaudan is the global leader in the creation of flavours and fragrances. In close collaboration with food, beverage, consumer product and fragrance partners, Givaudan develops tastes and scents that delight consumers the world over. With a passion to understand consumers’ preferences and a relentless drive to innovate, Givaudan is at the forefront of ...
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    Fragrance SSA Sr Consumer Market Insights Manager

    In this exciting role, you will be responsible for:

    Leadership and Project Management of regional and cross-regional market research projects - 

    • Identification of methodology for consumer market research studies and projects.
    • Commissioning and set up. 
    • Cost Management
    • Management and quality control of the field.
    • Management of data analysis.

    Consumer Market Insights (CMI) business partnering - 

    • Partner with the fragrance Evaluation, Perfumers, Sales, Marketing and Technical teams and work closely on active & proactive regional and cross-regional market research projects throughout the fragrance development cycle
    • Provide in-depth interpretation of results to guide fragrance development and selection, and help to build the rationale to support our brief submissions to customers.

    Be our customers’ research expert -

    • Act as a market research expert in direct contact with our customers, when appropriate, to discuss and review CMI strategies, methodologies and results.
    • Discuss and review CMI needs, help draw olfactive hypotheses, discuss test methodologies to generate the most actionable information and present results through olfactive recommendations to internal and external customers.
    • Ensure we store centrally CMI data and are accessible for future reference

    Collaborate for category development - 

    • Collaborate with our Personal Care, Fabric and Home & Air Care category teams, to provide CMI leadership and expertise to improve ways of working and support strategic proactive category plans. 
    • Identify opportunities and gaps in knowledge, and translate insights from consumer behaviours to potential fragrance solutions to anticipate future market needs.

    People management and development - 

    • Manage, mentor, and coach 2 junior CMI team members.
    • Create an environment for high performance through sound leadership. 

    Your professional profile includes:

    • A Bachelor's or University Degree in Marketing, business management or a relevant discipline.
    • 10+ years of relevant and progressive work experience in market research, ideally with a good mix of industry and market research agency environments. 
    • Preference will be given to South African nationals and candidates from designated groups to be compliant with the local regulations in South Africa.
    • Experience in consumer insights for the fragrance industry or with market research companies focussing on the FMCG/CPG space will be ideal, but not mandatory.
    • A successful leadership track record with proven people management experience of at least 2 years in successfully leading, developing, and building small to mid-sized performing teams.
    • Hands-on experience with consumer testing techniques (both quantitative and qualitative), methodologies, design, statistical approaches and modelling, is preferred. 
    • Understanding of inferential & multivariate statistics and experimental design will be advantageous. 
    • Strong project management and excellent presentations skills.
    • Comfortable in working and collaborating with diverse teams and cultures. 
    • Excellent oral and written proficiency in the English language. Knowledge of additional languages will be advantageous. 
    • Able to travel within South Africa and other SSA countries as required (~20% of the time).

    Method of Application

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