Cape Town, South Africa





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At PMI, we’ve chosen to do something incredible. We’re transforming our business and building our future on one clear purpose – to deliver a smoke-free future. With the huge change, comes huge opportunity. So, wherever you join us, you’ll enjoy the freedom to dream up and deliver better, brighter solutions and the space to move your career forward in endlessly different directions. Sales and Marketing at PMI feel like building a new business – but with the accumulated expertise of a global brand behind you. Bring us your curiosity and capacity to engage people and you can be part of the digital, one-channel team that’s driving our huge commercial transformation. If you’re a forecaster and forward-thinker, you can make a huge impact, creating sales strategies across all markets. But, here, your innovation will do more than just improve sales. Your ‘day to day Junior Brand Manager supports the Brand Manager in setting the long-term brand vision and leading the portfolio and successful implementation of the marketing plans aimed at growing volume, share growth, and OCI in line with the company objectives. The Junior Brand Manager assists in developing the annual brand plan built from market performance, trends, and consumer insights to define a clear business problem and articulate product or image solutions, opportunities, communication strategies across Omni-channels and consumer engagement plans in compliance with the PMI Marketing Code and government regulations. As a brand champion, the Junior Brand Manager engages with key cross-functional internal teams, stakeholders, and third-party agencies by: BRAND STRATEGY AND MARKETING PLAN Assist the Brand Manager in developing the marketing strategy for the portfolio categories and brand(s) in line with the organization's long-term business objectives and growth strategy. The strategy should cover all aspects of the marketing mix and be aligned to the latest PMI Toolboxes, PMI Marketing Code, and government regulations. The Junior Brand Manager will be required to present a brand strategy to the senior management team, collaborators, and project team members, as well as work cross-functionally, to achieve objectives. BRAND/PRODUCT INNOVATION Responsible for assisting the Brand Manager in the development of product and packaging initiatives by coordinating with OC Marketing and Global Brand teams, PPMD Cluster team, legal, market research, operations, finance, sales, and distribution to ensure a successful consumer adoption and market launch. Responsible for preparing the appropriate supporting presentations and artwork materials for submission to the PMI Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) system approval process via OC committee meetings. BRAND MANAGEMENT Responsible for the accurate coordination of the Commercial Plan implementation using a project management approach to ensure that turning point deadlines are respected and at all times supervise the development status of projects in line with the PMO process. Junior Brand Manager needs to establish and maintain a professional relationship with internal partners, agencies, and third parties to achieve the agreed strategic plan. Collaborate closely with internal partners to ensure correct support material quantities are produced and coordinate timeous delivery of materials to the regions for implementation of sales cycles with Trade Marketing. Supervise that materials are applied and that all marketing activities are carried out in line with PMI Policies and Procedures. Market research & intelligence Must have a deeper understanding of and regularly track the market performance by applying market research, volume, and market-relevant data reports to identify the implications of brand performance to develop strategic or tactical solutions to achieve growth objectives. In doing this, the Junior Brand Manager will need to prepare relevant analysis reports to draw insights and conclusions through to the marketing plan development BUDGET MANAGEMENT Responsible for the accurate tracking of all Direct Marketing Expenses and Trade and Selling Expenses spend related to approved project budgets to improve return on investment. Accurately monitor and control spending compared to billings in line with PMI Auditing Policies and requirements. Responsible for preparing OB and RF budget submissions to ensure that each brand activity receives enough financial resources to fulfill its purpose and chip into the business growth strategy. Who we’re looking for: - College or University Business or Marketing Degree / Diploma - 2-4 years’ brand management experience in the FMCG sector is critical Other Skills required: - Communication Skills (advanced) - Presentation Skills - Project Management Skills (advanced) - Action Oriented - Creative problem solver - Integrity and Trust - Customer Focus - Planning and Priority Setting - Learning on the Fly - Drive for Results - Inspirational - Functional/Technical Skills - Peer Relationships - Negotiation Skills - Resolving conflicts/Problem-solving skills - Strong level of Numeracy and analytical ability - Advanced MS Office skills What we offer: Our success depends on our dedicated employees who come to work here every single day with a sense of purpose and an appetite for progress. Join PMI and you too can: - Seize the freedom to define your future and ours. We’ll empower you to do things differently, experiment, and explore. - Be part of an expansive, diverse culture, where everyone’s contribution is respected; collaborate with some of the world’s best people and feel like you belong. - Pursue your ambitions and develop your skills with a global business – our staggering size and scale provide endless opportunities to progress. - Take pride in delivering our promise to society: to deliver a smoke-free future.