Exciting Career Opportunity at GBfoods
ROLE: Category Manager, Africa
GBfoods provides culinary solutions in numerous European and African nations through prominent leading local brands such as Jumbo, Gallina Blanca, Erasco, Gino, Liebig, Star, Bama, D&L, Grand’Italia, and Bl Band, among others.
Our mission is to empower and care for each of the local communities to which we belong, as well as to bring out their authentic flavors. Some of our local products have been in consumers’ kitchens for over a century and have established themselves as both authentically loved brands and deeply ingrained components of the local culture.
We are now the chosen choice of millions of customers, with a turnover of over 14 billion euros and a team of approximately 3,300 people.
We are looking for an energetic Category Manager to join our Africa Regional team.
This role’s mission is to drive project management excellence, actively contribute to the growth of our product innovation pipeline, and establish a comprehensive brand strategy that corresponds with our broader goals.
Responsibilities and Role:
- Guide the development and execution of the Africa product innovation pipeline, as well as interact with business divisions to drive initiatives from ideation to launch.
- Create a consumer-driven innovation pipeline and product propositions with key cross-functional teams (insights, analytics, R&D) collaboration.
- Create business cases (in coordination with R&D, operations, sales, finance, supply chain, procurement, and others) that give key performance metrics such as cost estimates, pricing, and capex.
- Lead project commercialization, taking projects from inception to completion in partnership with key cross-functional teams (product development, operations, regulatory, legal, finance, sales, and so on) – covers product and packaging development, production paths, and marketing mix.
- Analyze industry and consumer trends to create long-term plans for product categories that will optimize customer appeal.
What can you anticipate from us?
You will contribute to the success of our rapidly developing and sustainable worldwide business, which is devoted to investing in Africa, while also benefiting from a unique employee experience.
What do we anticipate from you?
We expect you to bring your own personality and experience in culinary brand category management with you.
Experiences and Knowledge
- A bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, or a similar field. A graduate degree is preferred.
- At least 5 years of relevant consumer goods leadership experience is required.
- Entrepreneurial with a grasp of actual ownership of a firm or category – the capacity to think rapidly and pivot depending on a changing story.
- Ability to create creative consumer-driven product plans and commercialize them successfully
- Extensive experience creating and delivering customer value propositions.
- Consumer passion combined with creative thinking and problem-solving abilities
- Prior commercialization experience involving new product development
- Knowledge of the French language is advantageous.
- Willingness to travel on a regular basis
Attitudes and Skills
- Team player with a proven track record of completing cross-functional initiatives.
- The ability to think beyond the box and drive innovative solutions.
- Ability to define an agenda and design a way ahead in a small team setting.
- Excellent written and spoken communication abilities, as well as a strong process orientation
- Adaptation to a changing environment for strategy and transformation
- Reading and analyzing consumer research, syndicated data, and trends.
- Understanding and interpreting financial statements.
- Project Management abilities
How to Apply for this Career Opportunity at GBfoods
Closing Date: 31st October, 2023
- FIRSTLY, MASSIVE JOB RECRUITMENT AT LMI HOLDINGS
- SECONDLY, THE JOB ADVERTISEMENT AT STERLING INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL
- THIRDLY, JOB OPENING AT CUMMINS AFRICA MIDDLE EAST
- MOREOVER, PWC CAREERS AFRICA INVITES JOB APPLICATIONS
- FURTHERMORE, MASSIVE JOB RECRUITMENT AT GHANA CHRISTIAN INTERNATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL
- THEN, JOB OPENING AT COMPETENCY SCHOOL OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
- ALSO, JOB ADVERTISEMENT AT WEST AFRICA CIVIL SOCIETY INSTITUTE (WACSI)
- ADDITIONALLY, JOB VACANCY AT KINTAMPO HEALTH RESEARCH CENTRE (KHRC)
- AFTERWARD, EXCITING CAREER OPPORTUNITY AT ABSA BANK
- FINALLY, JOB OPENING AT GIU INTERNATIONAL CHRISTIAN
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