British American Tobacco BAT Careers – Head of Trade

Job Title:  Head of Trade
Organisation: British American Tobacco Uganda (BAT Uganda)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About US:
The British American Tobacco
is the only International tobacco group with a significant interest in tobacco
leaf growing which works with thousands of farmers internationally. BAT runs
leaf programmes providing direct agronomy support to famer from aspects of crop
production and environmental best practice. British American Tobacco is a
market leading, global organisation with a long, established history and a
bright and dynamic future.
Job Summary: The Head of Trade (H.O.T), Uganda will
provide leadership through planning, objective setting, implementation,
evaluation, control and management of both internal and external stakeholders.
He/she will take full ownership of infrastructure & processes aimed at
Trade Marketing and Distribution (TM&D) Excellence within Uganda. The Head
of Trade will significantly contribute to the overall marketing strategy and
plan by integrating the brand & consumer segment strategies into the
TM&D strategy with an overall objective of driving GROWTH in commercial
(volume & profit) results (short and long term) and maintain alignment with
the overall marketing strategy.
Key Duties and
  • With
    the objective of Growth , the H.O.T is responsible for driving sustainable
    volume and value growth through optimizing TM&D fundamentals (i.e.
    availability, visibility, merchandising, pricing, product freshness and
    out of stock).
  • Proactively
    supporting the Productivity, Sustainability and Winning Organization
    initiatives by ensuring that the entire Uganda marketing team is aligned
    and embeds the desired behavior.
  • Supporting
    the assigned Distributor(s) to achieve volume and distribution targets in
    order to maximize brand availability and visibility, through the execution
    of essential Trade and Consumer Marketing activities.
  • Actively
    facilitating people development agenda through both on-the-job and
    off-the-job training to ensure that sufficient succession planning is
  • Responsible
    for driving enthusiasm, change, motivation and passion to build a winning
  • Leveraging
    the leadership position of BAT to gain competitive advantage amongst
    tobacco companies and other FMCG companies in line with Corporate and
    Regulatory Affairs guidelines and BAT marketing principles.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The
    ideal candidate should hold a Business degree in Business
    Administration/Marketing, MBA or any other relevant qualifications
  • A
    minimum of six or more years’ experience in a multinational and/or FMCG
  • Good
    knowledge and understanding of Supply Chain & excise/duty regimes.
  • Understanding
    of Marketing Research tools and information analysis.
  • Possess
    the ability to engage with high level internal & external
  • Proven
    people leadership skills with ability to motivate and energizes team.
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified
candidates should visit the web link below and create a profile on the NFT
Consult website by entering their e-mail addresses. Please visit web link below
and click Apply now if convinced you have the job requirements. The applications/CVs
should be prepared in English and submitted in either MS Word or PDF format
will be considered.

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