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Brand Manager Lucozade Sport At GlaxoSmithKline Plc

Date Posted: 25/Feb/2014
Deadline: 10/Mar/2014

Job Purpose/Scope 

This job exists to undertake the day-to-day and medium term strategic marketing of the Lucozade Sport brand in order to achieve growth-, profit- and marketing objectives, within a three year planning horizon.

Key Responsibilities 

1.Develops short and medium term marketing plans by:
•Utilising processes and formats as formulated in the Marketing Way.
•Liaising with aligned agencies and internal customers such as Sales and Category Teams to elicit constructive input.
•Thoroughly evaluating the current brand situation and developing proposals to counter potential threats and capitalise on potential opportunities.
•Drawing up a formal brand plan for approval by Marketing Director and General Manager.
In order that the overall company and strategic brand objectives are met.

2.Manages the marketing mix by:
•Initiating and co-ordinating the processes of advertising development, promotions, packaging development and other marketing activities laid out in the brand plan, within the framework of the Marketing Way Programme.
In order that agreed brand objectives are achieved.

3.Exercises control over the marketing process by:
•Initiating and controlling a detailed monthly expenditure budget drawn up to meet agreed fiscal plans.
•Monitoring and controlling current and future performance criteria such as sales units, sales value, marketing expenditure and profit from sales.
•Developing an accurate monthly forecast for each SKU within the parameters of the GSK processes.
In order to ensure achievement of sales and market share objectives.

4.Progress new product development by:
•Collaborating with Category Teams, external and internal customers in order to identify potential new product opportunities.
•Presenting for approval a formal evaluation of the new product opportunity.
•Managing and co-ordinating cross-functional activities required to launch product.
In order to meet category objectives and market needs.

5.Liaises with Sales Management by:
•Monitoring sales performance and collaborating with Sales Management in developing plans that will ensure brand performance in line with agreed budgets.
•Discussing future promotional and other marketing activities and opportunities.
•Providing adequate marketing support and information to achieve maximum listings for new products.
In order to achieve agreed sales and market share objectives.

6.Liaises with aligned advertising and promotional agencies by:
•Providing detailed written briefs & reverts for all activities undertaken.
•Co-ordinating the day-to-day activities required to effectively execute agreed advertising or promotional activity.
In order to achieve maximum exposure for the brands in question.

Qualifications, Experience 

•A good first degree as well as 3-5 years FMCG Brand Manager experience.
•Sound strategic marketing skills required as well as good general business and financial acumen.
•Strong inter-personal and communication skills. Strong inter-personal and communication skills.
Competencies  •Understanding of general business and marketing conditions within Nigeria to successfully co-ordinate and facilitate strategies within these constraints.
•Insight into and understanding of consumer attitudes, behaviour and motivations.
•Knowledge and understanding of the global GSK marketing processes as defined by the Marketing Way.
•Technical knowledge of the advertising, media and marketing research disciplines.
•Sound financial, strategic planning and project management skills required.

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