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  • Posted: Aug 1, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • Vodacom Group Limited (Vodacom) is an African mobile communications company providing voice, messaging, data and converged services to over 61 million customers. From its roots in South Africa, Vodacom has grown its operations to include networks in Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique, and Lesotho and provides business services to customer...
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    Specialist Network Engineer

    Job Description :

    To drive recruitment and build strong mental and physical availability amongst consumers and shoppers, thereby delivering profitable growth for Diageo and our partners. 

    The Senior Brand Manager will be accountable for the execution of the brand strategy for the designated brand(s).  Senior Brand Managers will be responsible for managing brand(s) with higher volume, value and/or strategic importance than those managed by Brand Managers.    

    • Champion the relevant brand amongst internal and external stakeholders and ensure volume, profit and market share delivery.
    • Long term brand strategy, architecture and positioning development in alignment with portfolio strategy. 
    • Drive the highest standards of execution in the brand team, and in particular ensure excellence in the development and execution of brand communication and activation strategies.
    • Lead cross functional team (marketing, commercial, supply, finance) working on brand to ensure brilliant holistic execution of brands plans. Ensure strong working relationships which are critical to delivery.
    • Convert local insights into value generating propositions for the brand.
    • Lead the development of the marketing plans on the brand with input from the global teams.
    • Collaboration with commercial team to translate brand strategy into channel plan and strategy with clear activity grid by channel.
    • Development & implementation of brand pricing strategy working in collaboration with Net Revenue Management team.
    • Input to the development of brand innovation & renovation plans, including line extensions, working with innovation project managers to deliver timeously.
    • Ensure all activity plans based on a clear understanding through marketing effectiveness analysis of what works and what doesn’t.
    • Maintain strong relationships with agency partners, providing written briefs and de-briefs to enable best in class work.
    • Monthly submission of brand performance (rationale & commentary of brand volume, brand health, brand share) and key drivers of performance.
    • Provide meaningful input into the volume forecasting process.
    • Support the portfolio manager in the development and coaching of Assistant Brand Managers.
    • Own the culture of compliance in the marketing team; ensuring full compliance to all relevant processes, codes & regulations.  

     Qualifications

    • Appropriate tertiary marketing qualification – degree / diploma
    • Suitable Post Graduate Qualification is desirable

    Experience

    1. Minimum 6 years’ experience in marketing and innovation
    2. Experience in other Commercially-oriented roles is desirable
    3. Track record of success in highly demanding organisations
    4. Proven ability to operate within the context of an extensive business network with accountability for key brand owner contact points
    5. Experience of operating in complex multi-dimensional consumer and channel landscapes
    6. The SBM is responsible for demonstrating these skills:

    BUILD PURPOSEFUL WINNING BRANDS.  Expected Level = Essential / Advanced

    1. Builds purposeful and distinctive brands, identifying strategic growth opportunities and translating them in to a competitive GAME plan that drives growth and makes our brands beacons within culture

    2. USING INSIGHT TO SELL  MORE:  Expected Level = Essential 
    3. Uncovers deep, penetrating insights about occasions, purchasing and consumption behaviours, and uses this insight to inspire marketing strategies and plans which ensure we drive purchase through all channels.

    4. FORGING POWERFUL PARTNERSHIPS: Expected Level = Essential 
    5. Leads and inspires and team comprising a broad range of contributors including other functions, agency partners and external experts, individuals and organisations who influence culture.  Combines our skills with theirs to create outstanding content which can drive greater cultural traction for our brands and create value efficiently and effectively.

    6. DRIVING MARKETING PERFORMANCE:  Expected Level = Essential 
    7. Fully understands the way in which Diageo operates in the context of their market and uses this knowledge and data analytics to manage all levers of value creation to ensure profitable brand growth for Diageo and our partners.

    8. DELIVERING INTERGRATED EXECUTION: Expected Level = Essential / Advanced
    9. Develops holistic and integrated culturally relevant Marketing programmes       that reflect brand purpose in a meaningful way for consumers.  Then executes in a timely manner, and with creative flair, through multi-channel media encompassing traditional, experiential and digital communications.

    Win through execution

    1. Sets and pursues direction without guidance and takes a wide view of their accountabilities
    2. High energy and ambition to achieve successful outcomes and high standards
    3. Balances analysis and execution and adjusts thinking in the face of new information
    4. Actively spots opportunities or issues and identifies which are urgent and important
    5. Generates a range of workable solutions, decides what should be done and takes action
    6. Shape the future
    7. Sees the big picture and possibility from multiple angles and through a creative lens
    8. Frames issues in a way that creates clarity and incorporates others' best thinking
    9. Accurately digests large amounts of information and breaks down complex problems thoroughly
    10. Challenges themselves and others to take on new or unfamiliar tasks and ways of working
    11. Inspire through purpose
    12. Finds broader meaning in their work and aspires to make a significant difference
    13. Reads their environment and understands how culture and context influences people's perspectives
    14. Is actively aware of the impact they have on others and tunes in to the needs of individuals around them
    15. Communicates in a compelling, persuasive and impactful way
    16. Draws on a variety of influencing styles to engage different audiences
    17. Invest in talent
    18. Displays confidence in their ability to meet challenges and succeed
    19. Maintains belief and optimism and bounces back quickly from setbacks or failures
    20. Demonstrates a realistic and thoughtful awareness of their own capabilities
    21. Proactively seeks feedback and development for growth and takes action

    Ability to:

    1. Grasp complexity of market (multiple channels, languages, cultural differences, norms and practices)
    2. Balance multiple priorities and work to a series of tight deadlines
    3. Make rapid decisions and respond quickly to organization change
    4. Self-motivate 
    5. Work effectively with technology

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Vodacom on diageo.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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