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  • Posted: Aug 22, 2019
    Deadline: Not specified
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    Manager - Manager & Innovations

    Job Position Summary

    • This individual will play a key role as the member of the management team tasked with scaling up and rapidly growing the frozen food business.
    • The individual will be responsible for developing and executing the marketing strategy, identifying consumer/ customer needs, launching new products and implementing marketing and promotional programs in order to drive profitable sales growth across all channels of business – Foodservice (HORECA), International Quick Service Restaurant (QSRs) and Retail.

    Role and Responsibilities

    • Develop the country marketing strategy and marketing plan underpinned on deep insights and sharp brand positioning in partnership with company leadershipFocus on category development with benefits accruing across these channels – Foodservice, International QSR channels.
    • Participate in the annual sales budgeting exercise and lead development of marketing plansExecute the plan to the highest possible standard meeting set targets.
    • Select and on-board marketing support partners for Creative, Activation, Media, PR, ensuring effective and integrated delivery of the marketing plan to the highest possible standards and maximizing results.
    • Plan and conduct market researches with consumers/customers for insights gathering, new product development etc.
    • Build a robust new product pipeline and drive product development through R&D and manufacturing for successful launch.
    • Work closely with Sales for successful implementation of marketing & promotional programs across Retail and Foodservice channelsChannelize ideas and market/ customer feedback from sales to improvise and launch new programs.
    • Plan and execute consumer/ customer out-reach programs and events (food shows, festivals, consumer engagement etc.)
    • Develop marketing capability by hiring, training and supporting team members.

    Required Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent is a must.
    • MBA in Marketing or an equivalent professional qualification would be a plus.
    • Minimum 8-10 years of marketing experience preferably in FMCG or Retail industry
    • Strong understanding of the Nigerian customer and FMCG market dynamics
    • Language Skills: Fluent in English, knowledge of French a bonus

    Skills:

    • Excellent oral and written communication skills demonstrated by the ability to communicate across all levels within and outside the organizationStrong professional presentation skills.
    • Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail.
    • Collaborative approach to problem-solving.
    • Aptitude for technical understanding of products and manufacturing processes
    • Works well under deadline pressures; ability to prioritize and manage multiple and conflicting priorities.
    • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office products.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV in MS Word to: cv@ascentech.com.ng using the "Job title" as the subject of the email.

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