Brand Executive Job Careers – Strategic Engagement

Job Title:       Brand Executive
Organisation: Strategic
Engagement
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Head of Sales
About US:
Strategic Engagement is a Human Resources consultancy firm in Uganda
that offers simple and cost-effective Human Resource solution to our clients.
We have a rich experience in several industries ranging from Oil and Gas,
Insurance and financial services among others. They would like to recruit for a
valuable client, a distributor of premier and international personal care products
and confectionery brands and products such as Colgate, SC Johnson, glade, Mr.
Muscle, Cadbury chocolate, Axion, Protex, Palm Olive, Sta Soft, Tang among
others and that her client is into the distribution of premier wines and
spirits but on a low scale that it would like to scale up this product segment;
Her client deals with dealers and distributors for upcountry markets, direct
distribution in Kampala via direct distribution to retailers,
hyper-supermarkets and A & B class supermarkets.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
  • The Brand Executive will gain a clear
    understanding of clients’ individual consumption needs, business needs and
    requirements for effective business growth and development of the Company
    products.
  • Keenly monitor and analyze market trends,
    research consumer markets as well as targeted consumers insights and
    competitors’ activities to identify opportunities and key issues for brand
    growth and future buying and selling trends in the market for long-term
    competitive advantage.
  • Advise on new and innovative growth
    strategies to drive sale of stock through various promotional activities
    translate brand strategies into brand plans, brand positioning and
    go-to-market strategies, evaluating alternate marketing plans,
    product/portfolio strategies, pricing/trade promotion plans, and
    distribution/channels strategies. Network with key stakeholders throughout
    the organization to both manage the work and ensure effective buy-in and
    deliver optimum enterprise value.
  • Key contact person to represent the company
    at brand events such as exhibitions, activations, tradeshows, launches,
    demonstrations and key client events and any other related events
  • Update clients and distributors on new
    product, product activations, promotions and other key activities that are
    in line with stakeholder management and business development.
  • Negotiating on price and placement with
    direct clients, outlets and distributors.
  • Key contact person for stock level
    confirmations, client orders, follow up on stock deliveries, returns, payment
    collections and reconciliations of client accounts with all internal
    processes.
  • Contribution to the continuous learning
    and development of colleagues through sharing best practices, development
    and facilitation of trainings and upskilling sessions.
  • Maintaining well managed client database
    for proper communication management
  • Performing any other duty or task assigned
    to him or her.
Key Performance Indicators:
  • Number of new and maintained active client
    portfolio
  • Increased of sales and market infiltration
    level
  • Consistent product delivery and timely
    payment reconciliation
  • Consistent product information reporting
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should preferably hold
    a Bachelor’s degree in Sales & Marketing or a Business related field;
  • At least four years of professional
    background in sales, marketing and brand management with two years’
    experience in sales and marketing of wines and spirits.
  • Skills in relationship and stakeholder
    management with service orientation
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of
    consumer activation principles and demonstrate strong experience of
    organizing large scale brand experiential events
  • High degree of creativity, innovation,
    pro-activism and dynamism
  • Good negotiation, problem solving and
    decision making skills
  • Acts with high degree of ownership,
    personal accountability, ethics and integrity
  • Excellent communication and records
    management skills
  • Ability to handle sales related pressure
    and discipline and capacity to work alone for long periods
  • Passionate and knowledgeable about wines
    and spirits and up to date with the trending foods and beverage trends
    that can drive CU growth and development;
  • Should have a track record for meeting
    sales and business development goals.
  • Willingness to travel and work flexible
    hours as required in brand management activities.
  • Fluent in spoken & written English and
    knowledge of local language is essential.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their
updated resumes directly to info@strategicengagement.biz. Please kindly state
the role you are applying for in your email subject. Only shortlisted
candidates shall be contacted.
Deadline: 14th April 2017 by 5.00PM.
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