Fresher Research and Product Development Executive Job Vacancies – Mukwano Group

Job Title:    Research and Product Development Executive

Organisation: Mukwano Group of Companies

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: General Manager – Management Services


About US:

The Mukwano Group of Companies is the leading manufacturer of Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) in the Great Lakes region, producing a wide range of market leader brands in soaps, edible cooking oils and fats, detergents, beverages, personal care products and plastics.


Key Duties and Responsibilities: Reporting To The Marketing Manager / Gm Sales And Marketing, The Successful Candidate

  • Consulting with various process stake holders in regard to design requirements and regulations
  • Coordinating the process of creating and developing new products.
  • Research and develop new ideas and processes to improve the performance and design for new or existing products/ Brands.
  • Brand labeling and packaging coordination from development, verification, Approach and Execution
  • Through qualitative and validated Research and Market information, Determines customers’ needs and desires.
  • Coordinate and participate in new product development process and requirements, implement agreed action plans.
  • Conduct ‘Customer Satisfaction Survey’. Make recommendations for present and future products
  • Assesses competitors’ products on market share, draft analysis and comparative reports.
  • Be part in sales strategy team to set short-term and long-term product sales forecasts.
  • Allocate, file and maintain Bar Coding for respective Brands and their specific key units.
  • Do market research and make share findings on competitor products specifications, pricing imbalances.
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies, Trade Fairs ,etc.
  • Part of team participating in promotions, exhibitions, trade fairs, new product launches etc where brand recognition and visibility is boosted.
  • Develop and submit many data analysis, qualitative and critical reports for all products performance records, future recommendations, change in sales strategy, market behaviors etc.
  • Compliant to laid company policy procedures, SOP under ISO system. Participate in all internal and external qualitative audits, customers audits etc.
  • Any other duties assigned by your supervisor

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Business Administration or any other related field.
  • A post Graduate Diploma or Master’s Degree in Business Administration with a specialty in marketing is an added advantage.
  • Two years of relevant experience in a marketing field in FMCGs is required
  • Reasonable knowledge on MS Office, Excel and Power Point.
  • Self-motivated with excellent personnel management skills
  • Knowledge of different Computer programs, particularly MS Office, Excel, Advanced Excel, and MS Word.
  • Ability to handle multi-task and work effectively in a fast paced working environment
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent team player and has the ability to manage time in an efficient manner
  • Skills and Competences: Product Management, People Management, Good Customer Care skills, Product Development, Pricing, Planning, Competitive Analysis, Sales Planning, Inventory Control, Financial Planning and Strategy


How to Apply:

All those interested in working with Mukwano Group should send their applications online at the link below.


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Deadline: 10th June 2021


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