Trade Marketing Management Trainee

Lusaka, Zambia, Full Time Salary:

Closing Date: 2021/02/03
Reference Number: CCB210129-14
Job Title: Trade Marketing Management Trainee
Function: Marketing & Sales
Company: Coca-Cola Beverages Zambia
Job Type: Graduate In Training
Location – Country: Zambia
Location – Province: Not Applicable
Location – Town / City: Lusaka
Job Description
Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) is the eighth largest Coca-Cola bottling partner worldwide and the biggest on the African continent, serving 13 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. We boast a diverse pan-African footprint with more than 36 bottling plants serving over 600,000 outlets across the continent. We aim to be the leading Coca-Cola bottler in Africa, delivering profitable and sustained growth through increased availability and access to Coca-Cola beverages across Southern and East Africa. Coca-Cola Beverages Zambia represents the world’s most cherished trademark and invests in the most exciting events. We are inviting applications from young ambitious and highly motivated graduates to undergo an intensive graduate training program.
POSITION: Trade Marketing Management Trainee (1)
LOCATION: Lusaka – Zambia
The Graduate Trainee Program is designed to give the successful graduates hands-on training in the Sales and Marketing unit. The candidates will be exposed to learning opportunities with an aim of building their competencies, skills and knowledge in the sales and marketing department with the ultimate view of preparing them for future roles in the business based on performance. The graduate trainees will be required to undergo intensive Development programs for 18 months.
Key Duties & Responsibilities
To Develop and deploy marketing plans on an annual basis
To develop weekly and monthly activation reports
To scan the environment for trends (Pricing, New Products and promotions).
To develop and execute marketing and business strategies and integrated programs that maximize profitable recurring volume growth and increase the long term value of our brands.
Support the development and deployment of marketing communication and lead the development of Below the Line communication objectives ensuring alignment with overall Coca Cola marketing communications.
Support the collection of quantitative and qualitative feedback on Point Of Sale Material placements from the sales teams for analysis
Support the timely distribution of Point Of Sale Materials and assets; ensuring that the mandatory quantity and quality conditions are met.
To ensure that the Point Of Sale Materials quality and quantity claims are resolved on time.
To ensure that data about CCBZ and competitors Point of Sale Materials and assets are collected and reported to the marketing Manager.
To ensure Point of sale materials and assets functionalities are aligned with channel and brand strategy prior to production processes.
Ensure that purchase orders for Point Of Sale Materials and Traded Marketing assets are launched to suppliers in good time to enable enough delivery time for an opportune market placement.
To support the designing and implementation of promotional plans and strategies by channel and regions
Carry out marketing intelligence such as price surveys, competitor’s activities and identifying opportunities
Skills, Experience & Education
Must have a Degree in either one of the following disciplines with a Merit or better in Sales and Marketing, Business Administration or its equivalent.
Must be a recent graduate from the University within the past 3 years (2018 – 2020)
GCE O Level certificate holder with a merit in both English and Mathematics
Excellent analytical skills with sound understanding and application of business concepts
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Must be highly adaptable and a team player
Must not be more than 30 years old
Must Be enthusiastic and willing to learn
Must have strong levels of analytical skills and be computer literate.
Experience in working in FMCG is an added advantage

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