Product Manager (Sub Saharan Africa)
The Estee Lauder Companies
Johannesburg, Gauteng
1d ago
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Location field must contain 'city, state' or a zip code to perform a radius search (e.g., Denver, CO or ). City and state must be separated by a comma followed by a space (e.

g., Houston, TX )The Estee Lauder Companies Product Manager (Sub Saharan Africa) Johannesburg , South Africa Apply Now Assume responsibility for development, co-ordination and implementation of all-encompassing brand activities for allocated brands to achieve sales and profit targets, and drive market share gains across Sub Saharan Africa.

Defines the marketing strategy for the brands, builds and drives the degree consumer and trade marketing plans for each brand, leads and orchestrates paid, owned and earned activities as well as drives virtual selling activities, and other special projects initiated in the affiliate (launch and brand events)Derives and adapts the Global / Regional marketing strategy to maximize local relevancy : Set up of yearly launch, campaign, consumer and promotional calendars for each brand and for relevance for each market in conjunction with BDMPlan & implement promotional programs / special events in conjunction with BDM, in line with sales plan & marketing objectivesDevelop and conceptualise new promotional / special offers and proposed sell-in units relevant to each retailer.

Control, co-ordinate and monitor P&L on any program within budgetsEnsure promotional and collateral allocations are communicated to distributors, sales, training and education teams as well as to retailersEnsure collateral and promotional orders are timeously processed, shipped and communicated to meet agreed OCDsWork closely with corporate DCM functions for SSA implementationsManage the requests and bookings of retail space for promotional / special event activities and oversees the executionReview market and competitive trends and provide feedback to BDM and teamPrepare & Analyse data relevant to promotional activity and implement programs to maintain and grow category mix of business % and to grow market shareWork in conjunction with the BDM on advertising requirements, ensuring schedules and material deadlines are adhered to and metIn conjunction with the BDM, set price guidelines for the offers in relation to the competition & in line with required COG targets.

Communicate to relevant departments, suppliers, retailers as and when requiredAnalyse, update monthly : sell through reports, category reports and provide corrective action / feedback where needed and communicate feedback to BDM and DPWork closely with distributor partners and retailers to build forecast demand plans that are aligned to Net Sales targetsSell-thru & activity report to be sent to BDM 8 weeks after promotion has ended with final outcomes, and feedback for future promotions.

Liaise with forecasting and planning departments to establish flow of stock, offer codesCoordinate and attend monthly Demand Planning meeting to establish / monitor shipping & lead times for programs / promotionsFollow through and monitor shipping status in conjunction with forecasting department on all programs and take corrective measuresMonitor expenses monthly to ensure they stay within brand objective and budgetsIdentify opportunities utilizing new creative approaches, external suppliers to seek market growthContributes to Visual Merchandising decision-making (quantities, regional vs local production) and monitoring (budget, quality, delay), in particular regarding launches, in coordination with Corporate Visual Merchandising teamsReview obsolescence monthly and set action plans to reduce excess / obsolete inventory within budget levelsConduct annual promotional range review and provide recommendations for pricing, rationalisation and range enhancement.

Ensure correct pricing rules, codes and systems are loaded correctly 3 months prior to OCDEnsure all elements for special events / promotional activity is secured 3-6 months in advance, and co-ordinate deliverables and setups to meet OCDPrepare, present marketing program to distributors, retailers and negotiate and follow-up input confirmations and co-op supportPrepare monthly briefs for distributors and retailer teams on all related promotions, advertising support and execution plansCommunicate with distributor and retailer teams with regard to collateral allocations, gift allocations, changes in promotional programs, sell in grids and all other details relevant to the marketing departmentEnsure on counter dates are met to execute with excellence and that all projects are seen through to completionSetup promotional program to be in line with international guidelineEnsure regional approval on all locally produced elementsDetermine trade relevant retailer programs, communicate and executeMaintain and manage P&L statements and control of expenditureMonitor, review and action Reports - SKU, Price, Promotional reportsPrepare for, present and attend weekly / monthly marketing & sales meetingsTravel to Sub Sahara African markets as and when requiredCollectively with the BDM ensure all programs and launches are aligned to effectively execute the marketing objectivesQualificationsGrade 12Marketing Degree / DiplomaFull, unrestricted Drivers license2-5 years experience in category / brand / product managementAdvanced MS Office Word, Excel and PowerPointSAPJob : MarketingPrimary Location : Europe, Middle East, Africa-ZA-GT-JohannesburgJob Type : StandardSchedule : Full-timeJob Number : All applications will be considered in accordance to the terms of the Estee Lauder Companies South Africa Employment Equity Plan.

Preference will be given but not limited to candidates from previously disadvantaged backgrounds provided they meet the inherent requirements of the job.

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