Junior Brand Manager

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Junior Brand Manager – 4 months contract

JOB PURPOSE: To support to the team for the planning, co-ordination and implementation of marketing activities, strategies, plans and budgets.


Product Management

  • Support the development and implementation of new product launches
  • Support the updating and upgrading of product packaging and artwork
  • Manage ad hoc projects where required

Brand Management

  • Support the roll out and implementation of brand plans relating to a specific portfolio; including co-ordinating the activities of agencies
  • Provide support to the team for all the “Below the line” activity, including sampling and activations, Point of Sale, and launches
  • Support day-to-day brand management, Senior Brand Managers, and Marketing Managers


  • Manage cross functional relationships to deliver marketing objectives including R&D, Commercial, Finance, Production, Supply Chain and sales
  • Support trade marketing in the successful implementation of brand plans, relaunches, packaging changes, and other marketing initiatives
  • Understand the Industrial processes related to the Brand Portfolio


  • Support the S&I Team in all their research requirements including U&A, qualitative and quantitative research, and taste tests
  • Evaluate market trends and AC Nielsen Data
  • Evaluate data, marketing and competitor information from various sources; including sales performance, promotion performance, and market analyses

Marketing Expense

  • Manage the daily monitoring and processing of marketing-related expenses
  • Control and report on monthly and annual marketing budget and expenses
  • Create purchase orders for marketing spend
  • Co-ordinate with the marketing team to phase marketing spend appropriately
  • Support Finance where required by communicating directly with providers on required documentation, and invoice and payment queries
  • Reconcile invoices and PO’s to ensure that all Finance requirements are met
  • Attend the monthly meeting to give feedback against the budget tracker


  • Relevant R&D Team Member
  • Marketing Team
  • Relevant Trade Marketing Team Member
  • Relevant Procurement Team Member


  • 3-year Marketing or Business-related degree


  • 1-year general marketing experience, or related fields
  • Brand experience is an advantage
  • Knowledge of FMCG is an advantage
  • Can navigate and work independently in a highly competitive market
  • Thinking on your feet and working in an agile fast paced environment
  • Creates a Meaningful future by challenging, driving transformation & co-building a compelling Vision
  • Opens connections inside and outside by building, influencing and aligning stakeholders through own convictions and ideas
  • Drives for sustainable results by delivering value for Danone, customers & communities with high standards, taking accountability and making the right decisions
  • Empowers self & diverse teams by fostering collective impact through teamwork & diversity, assessing fairly, caring and developing people
  • Self-ware by maintain self- balance and understanding self and strive for development

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