Frontline Marketing Director at the Coca-Cola Company

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The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is the world’s largest beverage company, refreshing consumers with more than 500 sparkling and still brands.

At The Coca-Cola Company you can cultivate your career in a challenging and dynamic environment. We are the largest manufacturer and distributor of nonalcoholic drinks in the world-selling more than 1 billion drinks a day. Unlock your full potential with a future-focused company that is known and respected throughout the world.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Frontline Marketing Director

Rq ID: R-59585
Location: Lagos
Employment Type: Full Time
Reports to: Frontline Marketing Senior Director

Focus, Scope, & Impact
OU Front-Line Marketing Region Lead will:

  • OU Front-Line Marketing Region Lead will:
    • Drive bottler alignment on the marketing agenda: portfolio priorities, consumer insights and category/brand strategies and plans (objectives, DME investments, execution and success metrics, activity calendars, including Innovation projects and IMX Campaigns) in partnership with C&CL and Franchise Leadership.
    • Provide input on OU-and Market-level portfolio strategy, brand plans (activities, calendars, execution of allocated DME) and local innovation opportunities
    • Provide market input for the development of OU- and market-level IMX campaigns and approve commercialization of Innovation projects and (as applicable)
    • Orchestrate localization and real-time amplification of IMX campaigns within the Franchise unit, providing input to OU IMX team
    • Review and approve the marketing plans and integration of plans in country/region with the relevant bottlers. Oversee plans at local level, including POSM activations, consumer promotions, experiential marketing and events (leveraging mkt assets)
    • Lead franchise marketing preparation and participation in key business System Review meetings. Show case Best Practice models that can scale to other Regions
    • Lead briefing of adhoc requests based on dynamic market needs and Bottler requests linked to key business priorities- working with Category Leads to decide on best response plan
  • OU Front-Line Marketing Region Lead will carry out duties through their team (including situational coaching and talent development) ; and interacting regularly with OU Frontline Marketing Lead and Franchise Leadership team to deliver the plan as measured by volume, share and profit.

Experience

  • Significant market and leadership experience (12-15 years), including leading large teams (20+ people)
  • Direct experience with marketing activation
  • Business and commercial acumen, including financial expertise
  • Experience working with TCCC external partners (bottlers and customers)
  • Experience working with marketing in large regions preferred
  • Experience working in cross-functional and cross-geographical teams is preferred.

Work Focus:

  • Ability to provide nuanced franchise unit-level input on marketing strategy and plans (e.g. consumer / shopper insights) and other key elements of broader OU / global strategy, as necessary
  • Ability to develop relationships with key bottlers and ensure alignment and buy-in on mkt agenda
  • Ability to coordinate full details (calendars, resources, metrics) of local activation with Bottlers
  • Ability to identify needs for campaign localization or customization as necessary
  • Ability to guide media buying (in partnership with Mkt procurement), as necessary.

Communication Focus:

  • Role will require frequent communication with OU Marketing Lead, OU Category Leads, OU IMX team, OU C&CL team, PACS/Legal team and Franchise Leadership Team
  • Role will also interact frequently with Bottlers and external parties (activation agencies, media).

Key Knowledge Requirements:

  • Marketing activation / execution
  • Pos and experiential marketing
  • Business / commercial acumen
  • Relationship management (internal & external stakeholders)
  • Team management & leadership
  • Market dynamics in franchise unit geo.

Application Closing Date
21st July, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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