Head of Category – Personal Hygiene at PZ Cussons Nigeria Plc

Head of Category – Personal Hygiene at PZ Cussons Nigeria Plc


We are PZ CUSSONS, an international consumer goods business that champions the wellbeing of people, families, and communities everywhere. We build brands that our consumers trust and love and we have a clear strategy to return to sustainable, profitable revenue growth. We have a clear focus on the leading brands in our core categories of Hygiene, Baby and Beauty within our priority markets. On this page you can find information about our performance as a listed company and our financial and regulatory disclosures.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Head of Category – Personal Hygiene

Job Requisition ID: JR000560
Location: Nigeria Head Office
Job type: Full time
Department: Marketing
Level: G4
Reports to: Head of Marketing, Family Care

Job Purpose

  • Utilise a thorough understanding of the African consumer, customer and competitor environment to develop compelling category/brand strategies, aligned to group brand strategies.

Significant  Relationships
(Internal & external):

  • Regional Marketing team
  • Brand Activation team
  • Cross-functional teams from Finance, Commercial, Supply Chain, HR, NPD, Consumer Insight, Digital
  • Advertising agencies & Service providers.

Key Accountabilities

  • Create and develop category/brand strategies to grow the category/brands market share volume/value and profitability
  • Support the delivery of overall budgeted profitability of the Category by developing solid brand strategies that grow and sustain brand performance
  • Monitor and report the regional category performance through brand health indicators (NNS, GM, MC) and key consumer KPIs (awareness, trial, attribute rating etc.)
  • Explore & exploit new growth opportunities for the category.
  • Define pricing policy for products within the category/brand portfolio in the Region
  • Ensure development of regional communication material aligned to the category/brand strategy and that support the delivery of CBU brand plans
  • Participate actively in company-wide initiatives as required – e.g. Margin Improvement
  • Proactively identify sources and resource needs to support brand growth.
  • Lead the NPD process ensuring that its requirements are managed and delivered according to targets with clear hand over to CBUs at Gate 2
  • Collate regional consumer insights and output from research plans to feed into the development of the brand strategy

Job Context & Special Features
May require:

  • Significant in-country and regional travel
  • International travel
  • Flexibility to work on weekends.

Qualification , Experience & Competencies

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Post graduate degree is desirable
  • IT savvy including the use of MS Office Suite of Applications.
  • Over 7 years demonstrated experience in Brand Management
  • Professional Qualification in Marketing is essential

Capabilities / Technical skills:
Consumer Champion:

  • Insight generation (Proven strength)
  • Communication (Mastery)
  • Digital (Proven strength).

Brand Champion:

  • Brand propositions (Proven strength)
  • Strategy (Proven strength).

Profit and Growth Champion:

  • Commercial delivery (Mastery)
  • RTM (Mastery).

Innovation Champion:

  • Innovation (Proven strength)
  • NPD and PLM (Mastery).

Business Leader:

  • Personal leadership (Proven strength)
  • Personal drive (Proven strength)
  • Talent development (Proven strength).

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

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