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  • Posted: Jul 28, 2020
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    Danone is Dedicated to bringing health through food to as many people as possible, Danone is a leading global food company built on four business lines: Fresh Dairy Products, Early Life Nutrition, Waters and Medical Nutrition. Through its mission and dual commitment to business success and social progress, the company aims to build a healthier future, thanks...
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    Danone IS/IT Graduate


    Danone Southern Africa (Pty)in CBU AFRICA is looking for young graduates to join the Danone family as part of our Graduate programme based in Bryanston and Boksburg. This programme will provide an introduction to the working world of Danone, as well as a strong foundation and further career development.

    With our global presence, brands, and business within our mission of "bringing health through food to as many people as possible", at Danone we believe that people growth is a key asset to reach a sustainable business performance. We value our employees and you can consider our Graduate program as a stepping stone to growing a bigger career with us!

    What does the programme entail?

    • During this 1-year programme (department specific) you will have the opportunity to demonstrate your potential by working on live assignments and projects that are important to the company, whilst at the same time gaining necessary business skills.
    • To enhance exposure and build cross-functional competency, you may be required to rotate to various roles within the department. This opportunity will allow you to gain exposure and in-depth knowledge of our operations.
    • As part of the programme, you will have set KPI's to monitor your performance which will be reviewed regularly
    • You will also receive guidance and continuous development throughout the programme

    Who are we looking for?
    We are looking for young, energietic go-getters, who have recently graduated in the following fields
    BSc/BCom in Information Systems/Information Technology/ Computer Science.

    The potential candidate will need to have the following attributes

    • Needs to be driven,
    • Eager to learn multiple aspects of the various departments
    • Organised and punctual
    • Attentive to detail
    • Hands on - not afraid of admin
    • Committed to deadlines and quick turnaround times
    • Good communication skills
    • Well-developed problem-solving and analytical capabilities
    • Strong numerical ability
    • Proficient in MS Office Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint

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    Junior Brand Manager - 4 months contract

    Job Purpose 

    To support to the team for the planning, co-ordination and implementation of marketing activities, strategies, plans and budgets.

    Key Areas of Responsibilities
    Product Management

    • Support the development and implementation of new product launches
    • Support the updating and upgrading of product packaging and artwork
    • Manage ad hoc projects where required

    Brand Management

    • Support the roll out and implementation of brand plans relating to a specific portfolio; including co-ordinating the activities of agencies
    • Provide support to the team for all the "Below the line" activity, including sampling and activations, Point of Sale, and launches
    • Support day-to-day brand management, Senior Brand Managers, and Marketing Managers


    • Manage cross functional relationships to deliver marketing objectives including R&D, Commercial, Finance, Production, Supply Chain and sales
    • Support trade marketing in the successful implementation of brand plans, relaunches, packaging changes, and other marketing initiatives
    • Understand the Industrial processes related to the Brand Portfolio


    • Support the S&I Team in all their research requirements including U&A, qualitative and quantitative research, and taste tests
    • Evaluate market trends and AC Nielsen Data
    • Evaluate data, marketing and competitor information from various sources; including sales performance, promotion performance, and market analyses

    Marketing Expense

    • Manage the daily monitoring and processing of marketing-related expenses
    • Control and report on monthly and annual marketing budget and expenses
    • Create purchase orders for marketing spend
    • Co-ordinate with the marketing team to phase marketing spend appropriately
    • Support Finance where required by communicating directly with providers on required documentation, and invoice and payment queries
    • Reconcile invoices and PO's to ensure that all Finance requirements are met
    • Attend the monthly meeting to give feedback against the budget tracker

    Internal Contacts

    • Relevant R&D Team Member
    • Marketing Team
    • Relevant Trade Marketing Team Member
    • Relevant Procurement Team Member

    Academic And Trade Qualifications

    • 3-year Marketing or Business-related degree

    Work Experience And Skills

    • 1-year general marketing experience, or related fields
    • Brand experience is an advantage
    • Knowledge of FMCG is an advantage
    • Can navigate and work independently in a highly competitive market
    • Thinking on your feet and working in an agile fast paced environment
    • Creates a Meaningful future by challenging, driving transformation & co-building a compelling Vision
    • Opens connections inside and outside by building, influencing and aligning stakeholders through own convictions and ideas
    • Drives for sustainable results by delivering value for Danone, customers & communities with high standards, taking accountability and making the right decisions
    • Empowers self & diverse teams by fostering collective impact through teamwork & diversity, assessing fairly, caring and developing people
    • Self-ware by maintain self- balance and understanding self and strive for development


    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.


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