Marketing and Sales Analyst x1 – First Line Management

Website Zambia Sugar

a subsidiary of Illovo Sugar Africa (Pty)

Zambia Sugar Plc. is a subsidiary of Illovo Sugar Africa (Pty) Ltd Group and is the leading sugar producer in Zambia.  Its main activities are the growing of sugar cane, the production and marketing of sugar and other sugar downstream products.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the position of Marketing and Sales Analyst in the Commercial Department, in Lusaka.

This position reports to the Trade Marketing Manager. The successful incumbent will be responsible for developing commercial performance reports and dashboards on a weekly and monthly basis, gathering market intelligence and tracking competitor activities.

Key Performance Areas

  • Build internal trade reports in support of key account management.
  • Use commercial effectiveness system reports to track and monitor sales effectiveness and provide recommendations to Trade Marketing Manager.
  • Assist the Trade Marketing Manager and Group Marketing in development of brand activity plans and creation of communication and brand assets.
  • Analyze marketing investment by category spend (post investment)
  • System price input as guided by Trade Marketing Manager
  • Assist with packaging changes and rollout as per Group Packaging process.
  • Assist with creation and development of written brand communication, working with internal communications team for writing of articles, social media management etc.
  • Collaborate with the Finance Business Partner and manage / reconcile the Trade marketing budget.
  • Collaborate with the sales team to provide support in the execution of trade marketing activities.
  • Develop practical and effective POSM and trade support collateral in line with set budget.
  • Co-ordinate & represent the brand where needed at all internal & external events e.g., trade fairs, community projects, sponsorship events, internal communication forums.
  • Collaborate with external relevant service providers to execute against marketing plan.
  • Collate feedback reports from third-party providers and external audits aligned to in-trade activities.
  • Assist in co-ordination and production of all elements required for successful roll-out of CPMs.
  • Support Trade Marketing Manager with all administration, including budget tracking, purchase orders.
  • Collaborate with S & OP master planner in developing and updating the demand plan.
  • Assist Trade Marketing Manager in the delivery of innovation projects.
  • Promote and adhere to Illovo’s procedures, policies, and guidelines, including, without limitation, those relating to SHERQ, Competition Law and Anti-Bribery and Corruption (ABC).

Minimum specifications / Requirements areas

  • Full Grade 12 Certificate
  • Bachelors’ Degree in Business Management/Administration/Marketing or equivalent.
  • 5+ years’ experience in Marketing or Sales.
  • Sound business and marketing knowledge, with a good understanding of the local market dynamics and trade environment, strong analytical ability and skills in relevant software packages, attention to detail, sound communication skills and written communication.
  • Analytical skills or experience.
  • Must be a paid-up member of the Zambia Institute of Marketing (ZIM)

Should you be interested in applying for this role, please submit your detailed CV, copies of relevant qualifications, registrations and ID/Passport for the attention of HR Business Partner

Email:  [email protected] indicating “Application – Marketing and Sales Analyst” in the subject line.

Closing date for applications is 31st May 2024.

Applicants may be required to complete pre-employment checks (qualification, credit, security, background, and medical assessments) as part of the recruitment process where applicable.

Should you not hear from us within 4 weeks after the closing date, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.

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