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Brand Manager

Location:Cape Town, Milnerton
Job level:Junior/Mid
Own transport required:Yes
Travel requirement:Occasional

Job description

Global pharmaceutical company is seeking a junior to mid-level experienced brand manager to join our Cape Town team. This is a varied role and as part of a small but focused team working in a deadline-driven environment, you will need to be highly organised and efficient. You will have approximately five years experience working in a marketing/brand management environment and have a solid understanding of what is required to execute a marketing strategy and to manage a marketing budget. This role is ideal for someone looking to move up to the next level in their career into an entry-level management position. 

You will be responsible for assisting with the development and implementation of marketing strategies for our local and global sales channels and overseeing marketing communication initiatives such as digital and print media campaigns, radio, TV, website content management and development of promotional marketing materials. You will be responsible for managing and implementing marketing budgets for all brands, as well as assisting in the development of local and global marketing strategies and budgets. With our ever-expanding international customer base and distribution footprint, the position offers excellent growth opportunities.

  • Tertiary qualification preferably marketing or business-related.
  • You will have approximately three to five years' experience working in a marketing/brand management environment.
  • Experience in pharmaceutical (OTC) and/or FMCG Consumer health products would be an advantage

Functional and technical competencies:
  • Market and environment,
  • Product knowledge,
  • Commercial strategy,
  • Results orientation,
  • Negotiation techniques,
  • Promotion,
  • Merchandising,
  • Evaluation of commercial activities,
  • Customer relationship management.
  • Finance coordination
  • Budgets managed effectively
  • Forecast annual operational expenses
  • Accurate forecasts made
  • Budget compiled and approved in line with policy guidelines
  • Manage costs against approved budget
  • Potential areas of saving and optimisation highlighted
  • Expenditure aligns with budget
  • Meaningful variance analysis reports provided
  • Bottom line results optimised
  • Functional travel and expenses (T and E) budget monitored and
Behavioural competencies:
  • Effective decision making,
  • Planning and organising,
  • Team Work,
  • Communication,
  • Technical expertise,
  • Presentation skills,
  • Influencing and negotiation,
  • Big Picture thinking,
  • Innovation,
  • Change management,
  • Making things happen,
  • Initiative,
  • Strategic thinking
  • Marketing strategies - together with Head of Marketing, develop and implement internal marketing strategies, including advertising and promotional initiatives for multiple distrbution channels such as FMCG, Pharmaceutical trade, doctors and online/digital and international markets.
  • Business development – develop and maintain relationships, write proposals and prepare quotes, attend business development meetings and contribute ideas to clients when pitching for new markets/channels
  • Marketing communication - oversee marketing communication for various channels including writing advertising content and marketing material copy

Personal Skills/attributes
  • Highly organised
  • Ambitious
  • Dependable
  • Good interpersonal skills


  • Excellent computer skills,
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skils: Excel, Word, Powerpoint 
  • Adobe suite 
  • In-design (advantage)
  • Wordpress

Posted on 07 Jan 12:05, Closing date 8 Mar

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