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  • Posted on: 4 October, 2012 Deadline: 19 October, 2012
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  • Redwood Consulting seeks applications for the aforementioned positions on behalf of a fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) global corporation that has recently entered the West African market.

    Our Client leads the world in essentials for better life with well-known global family and personal care brands that are sold in more than 150 countries with nearly 56,000 employees worldwide. High calibre talents are required at middle management level to be nurtured for future Senior level positions and fast track career progression, as the company establishes a strong foot print in Sub-Saharan Africa. The work environment is designed to foster personal and professional growth, reflecting a sense of community that nurtures innovation.

    Redwood Consulting seeks to recruit the following key Middle management positions in the Nigeria and the West Africa regional offices:

    Marketing Activation Manager (Ref MAM)

    Job Purpose: Accountable for developing, managing and sustaining profitable brand growth.


        Developing and implementing annual marketing/brand activation plans
        Implementing the Integrated Marketing Plan (IMP) and new product introduction (NPI) activities
        Manages the research process and ensures shopper insights, channel and POP strategies and plans
        Develops internal and external category reviews, analyses category data, highlights opportunities and recommends courses of action
        Manages interactions with agencies and assists with evaluation


        Strategy and plan implementation
        Innovation & POP targets by channel & customer
        Group brand activation volume, NSV, profit targets and A & P budget adherence

    Bachelors Degree, minimum 5 years job experience, including excellent understanding of or experience in Marketing & Category management.

    Customer Managers

    a. Customer Manager - Anglophone West Africa (Ref: CMAWA)    
    b. Customer Manager - Francophone West Africa (Ref: CMFWA)

    To develop and implement customer and/or distributor business plans that will deliver budgeted turnover, profit, growth, share and innovation targets by category and /or brand within the region.


        Develop and implement a customer and /or distributor business plan that is aligned to the customer's and/or distributors needs, Region business & West Africa objectives, marketing and category plans and will deliver budgeted growth targets by category.
        Implement, monitor and evaluate agreed POP (pricing, promotions, ranging, and merchandising) plans.
        Input and co-ordination of periodic demand forecast including liaison with logistics, planning, debtors and field sales /distributors
        Follows through the implementations of packaging innovation and new product introduction.
        Manages the Promotional Material development for assigned brands to ensure timely placement of orders and receipts from Suppliers, proper storage and deployment.
        Re-define geographic territories as required and seek channel innovation.

    Achieve the following business targets:

        Achieve Volume, Net Sales and Share targets by category and by customer.
        Achieve supply chain KPI's (forecast accuracy, case fill, order fill etc.)
        Achieve POP targets by customer for existing and new SKU's
        Achieve personal development & teams development targets (where appropriate)


        Bachelor's Degree with at least 5 years selling and/or marketing experience, 2 years must have involved senior management level interaction in the FMCG market.
        Ability to communicate in French language will be required for the Francophone Region
    Freight Manager (Ref: FO)

    Job Purpose: To provide timeous, efficient and accurate shipping coordination and administration support to the  regional unit.


    Coordinate all shipping - This to include:
        Coordinating Inspections&Import/Export documentation
        Update system when codes are Rolled Over and keep abreast of new products.
        Expected Time of Departure and Arrival (ETD and ETA)
        Manage the order flow and coordinate the issuing of Proforma invoices (in conjunction with the Export Customer Care Consultant)
        Assist in analyzing periodic ad-hoc statistical data and project reportsincluding the compilation of annual forecasts and budgets.


        Coordination with Distributors and Licensees to support sales objectives.
        Effective liaison with internal and external customers.
        Timeous shipping of orders.
        Minimize shipping costs.
        Maximize stock availability.


        Bachelor Degree or equivalent
        Knowledge of the export environment
        Good knowledge of Microsoft Office
        Knowledge of SAP an advantage
        Knowledge of French an advantage

    Deadline for submission of application is Friday, 19 October, 2012.
    All resumes should be submitted to recruitment@redwood-consulting.com
    Redwood Consultig Ltd, Suite 23, Block A, 2nd Floor, Alausa Shopping Mall,
    Awolowo Way, Alausa-Ikeja, Ikeja

    Please indicate the relevant references on applications.

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