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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

PZ Cussons Nigeria Jobs: Vacancy for Marketing Manager-Commercial SBU Recruitment March 2011

PZ Cussons Nigeria Plc, the largest subsidiary of PZ Cussons, has enjoyed tremendous business success in Nigeria for over a century. No other consumer goods company possesses PZ Cussons Nigeria Plc heritage in Nigeria or understands its customers better than we do. PZ Cussons Nigeria Plc approach to Nigeria, PZ Cussons Nigeria Plc customers, PZ Cussons Nigeria Plc consumers and to PZ Cussons Nigeria Plc business is designed to sustain us far into the future. PZ Cussons Nigeria Plc prime business objective in Nigeria is sustainable and profitable growth and our drive to be world-class in every aspect of our business life will be relentless. To achieve this, PZ Cussons Nigeria Plc has adopted a Strategic Business Unit (SBU) structure, in which each SBU has clear focus on its markets; developing a deep understanding of the needs and aspirations of its consumers and the dynamics of the marketplace, which it can exploit to deliver its objectives.

PZ Cussons Nigeria Plc Job Vacancies
Job Title: Marketing Manager-Commercial SBU
Health and Beauty - Lagos

The successful candidate will be required to:
• Formulate and ensure the implementation of world class marketing strategies to maximize brand visibility and profitability.
• Drive New Product Development strategies to achieve a diversified and competitive portfolio of brands to ensure consumer preferences are fully entertained invariably for revenue generation.
• Create a competitive edge for PZ products in the FCMG industry.
• Drive the increase in gross margin growth.
• Plan the annual and 5 year budget plan and coordinate delivery.
• Manage all elements of the marketing mix.
• Increase market share of PZ products to agreed targets.
• Achieve and deliver overall budgeted profitability by growing and sustaining brand management.
• Explore and exploit new markets opportunities for PZ brands.
• Develop, build and maintain business relationships with key partners and departments.
• Manage team and individual performance through regular reviews, monitoring objectives and ensuring developmental needs are identified and actioned.

The Person:
The ideal candidate for this job must:
• Possess a B.A. Honours degree in any commercial field with a minimum of second class lower division.
• Possess an MBA or professional qualification as a added advantage.
• Have between 8 - 10 years minimum marketing or Brand Management experience gained in blue chip FMCG companies.
• Possess strong analytical and presentation skills.
• Be an outstanding communicator with clear interpersonal and leadership skills.
• Be an outstanding leader with the ability to build teams and gather support across business functions.
• Be competitive, pushy and have a "want to win" mentality.
• Be organized, energetic and self-motivated.
• Be willing to make tough decisions and provide leadership on projects
• Be willing to challenge status quo and engage in debate at Board Level.
• Possess good Analytical and People management skills.

Have a CAN DO attitude, exhibiting our core values - COURAGE, ACCOUNTABILITY, NETWORKING, DRIVE and ONENESS

Please note that only shortlisted candidates would be contacted

Deadline: 11 March 2011.

For online application: PZ Cussons.

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