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Category Manager

Remuneration:Basic salary 
Location:Cape Town, Muizenberg
Education level:Diploma
Job level:Mid/Senior
Own transport required:Yes
Travel requirement:Occasional

An exciting new opportunity has opened up at TOWER Cape Town. Tower is a privately owned South African company that develops and manufactures a broad range of branded self-adhesive products that makes consumers lives easier in businesses, homes and schools. The brand dominates its chosen market categories in Southern Africa (eight countries) and is now turning its attention to growing its brand story around the world.

TOWER currently seeking the services of creative, innovative and experienced Brand/Category Manager with a proven track record of to lead the Towers largest categories of products, and lead the growth and expansion of the category into the future. The successful candidate will need to possess the skills to lead the business in the execution of the current category strategy, whilst also gathering consumer and customer insight to inform the development of future growth strategies and profitable new product innovation needed to take the category to the next level.

  • Tertiary qualification – degree/diploma in marketing is essential – post-graduate (advantageous)
  • Three to five years’ experience in brand and/or category management and Business development
  • FMCG product market experience
  • Solid knowledge of Category Management, Marketing and Sales principles.
  • Understanding of data analysis and forecasting methods.
  • Excellent communication and people skills
  • International marketing experience – advantageous
  • Join a passionate team of marketing and sales professionals and lead the development of the category, from strategy to execution including new product development so as to achieve the growth ambitions of the business
  • Through the interaction with consumers, customer and analysing of data, identify industry/category trends and consumer/customer insights so as to inform category strategy and optimise brand performance and product sales
  • Successfully source/develop new product innovation and lead the successful introduction and management of new products into market.
  • Key focus on setting targets and KPI’s for activities, setting up tracking against defined KPI’s, taking the learnings and disseminating them back into the business for the betterment of all future initiatives
  • Work closely with TOWER Logistics and Management to manage stock levels, striking the balance between meeting demand and minimising unnecessary stock holding
  • Demonstrate strong leadership skills, driving the category forward through aligned annual plans, uniting cross-functional teams behind common goals so as to achieve the category growth required            
Skills and attributes:
  • Assertiveness/drive
  • Planning, organising and accuracy
  • Analytical skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Financial acumen skills
  • Self-motivated and entrepreneurial
  • Cost analysis abilities
  • Ability to identify market trends
  • Project Management skills
  • Creativity
  • Attention to detail
  • Insight generation
  • Experience in new product development                          
Should you feel that you are the ideal candidate, please email your CV to .When applying please quote the job title and reference number TOWER010B in the subject line. Should you not quote the reference number, your application will not be viewed.

Should you not hear from us within two weeks of submitting your CV, please consider your application unsuccessful.

Please only apply for this position if you meet all of the above criteria

Posted on 27 May 14:37

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