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Marketing Manager - Savanna

A career at Distell is truly a one-of-a-kind experience. It's more than working for a truly South African alcoholic beverage leader; it's an opportunity to be a Brandcrafter.

Are you able to further craft the world's third biggest cider brand, Savanna?

Develop, manage, grow and sustain Savanna globally in such a way that it delights consumers through the understanding, anticipation, creation and meeting of consumer needs in key markets. Bring to Distell, your proven strategy development capability. You will also have P&L ownership and take the lead on agency procedures and successful management thereof and participate in the NPD process.

Savanna premium cider, a uniquely South African concept that has elevated cider to an aspirational product amongst younger consumers, showing immense promise in international markets.

As the Marketing Manager - Savanna, you will:

  • Assist in compiling and agreeing the yearly global brand strategy with regional offices;
  • Development of:
    • Brand style guides and positioning
    • Brand communication and toolkits
    • Digital global i.e. web-sites; provide global guidelines
    • Innovation/Packaging development
  • Evaluate and agree global media initiatives;
  • Brand performance management;
  • Attend regional conferences to communicate brand positioning/guidelines, share learning and best practice.
  • Ensure alignment across regions and monitor brand creative executions and alignment;
  • Manage work partner agreements and deliverables;
  • Maintain and manage brand information;
  • Initiate Global PR/identify PR opportunities;
  • Leverage awards globally;
  • Set and manage A&P budgets for development work and give input to regional budget splits.
Essentially you need to bring with you: * An appropriate tertiary qualification - degree/diploma * Minimum five years brand marketing experience * Computer literacy - Word, Excel, PowerPoint; * sound presentation skills and time management * Proven strategy development experience.

To apply in confidence, please email your CV to by not later than 14 February 2014.

Distell is committed to diversity within its workforce and encourages applications from all suitably qualified persons.

Enquiries: 021 466 8900. Visit for more information.