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Associate manager, Customer marketing (Midrand, South Africa)

Fairland, South Africa

Category: Marketing Job ID: 26964


SC Johnson is a family business, leader in the consumer goods sector in cleaning products, and with strong brands such as Glade®, Duck®, Pliz®, Raid®, Autan®, Baygon®, and Pyrel ®. The company is present in more than 70 countries and its brands are sold throughout the world.

For 125 years, we have strived to provide our consumers with the best products while committing to contributing to their well-being and reducing our environmental footprint.

We are committed to providing our 13,000 employees with a stimulating and fulfilling working environment to achieve our ambitious objectives. We are also proud to regularly appear in the list of French companies where it is good to work and have been certified Great Place to Work 2023 and Best Workplace for Women 2023!

About the role:

Reporting into the Customer Marketing Manager for Africa Cluster, you will play a local role in developing the Customer Marketing strategy for the assigned categories.  You will be in close collaboration with Marketing, Sales and Supply Chain Teams. You will do deep analyses of the market, customers, and shopper dynamics, and will come up with insights to be converted into action plans across the channels.


Lead development of Category Development Strategy to achieve defined business objectives for category in charge by designing in-store strategy covering multiple pillars, i.e., BTL communication and in-store materials, price architecture, category assortment, planogram and consumer promotions

Lead market execution of new launches, define quarterly cycle priorities and cascade the plans on channel basis to the field team through meetings and quarterly distributor meetings

Lead cross-functional relations with key stakeholders, Marketing, Sales and Supply Chain Teams

Manage the budget in charge while overviewing Trade Money initiatives

Responsible for management of shopper/channel initiatives and investments for the category

Utilize Nielsen reports on monthly basis to understand the market on region basis as well as define opportunities for market share and distribution across

Work on defined processes to develop promotional packs, performance trackers for sales, shares, distribution and initiative ROI

Takes an active role in S&OP process ensuring the connection between marketing plans and market execution and sales

Required Experience and Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in marketing or related field

Commercial FMCG background with at a solid practical experience

At least 5+ years and plus of experience with preferably 2 years in customer/trade marketing

Strong command of English (written and verbal)

Understanding and knowledge of the FMCG dynamics

Strong use of MS Office and Nielsen data

Highly organized with the ability to multi-task and prioritize

Strong communication and team working skills

Strategic mind set, understands the strategic & tactical nature of the business

Analytical skills

About us:

SC Johnson is a fifth-generation family company built on a spirit of adventure and winning the right way. We have been leading with purpose for over 130 years, building top brands such as Raid®, Glade®, Kiwi®, OFF!®, Windex®, Ziploc® and more, in virtually every country. Through these household names, we are making a positive difference to the world around us. But we only succeed with the combined vitality and strength of our 13,000 people who we truly value and support in their pursuit of individual and shared goals.

Together, we are creating a better future – for the planet, for future generations and for every SCJ team member. Come join us and make an impact through iconic global brands. GO FURTHER WITH OUR FAMILY™


Inclusion & Diversity 

We’re a global business, with people from every culture, ethnicity, race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, and ability. We recognize the breadth of human experience, and we work to celebrate it. It is our goal to build a diverse, inclusive, and supportive work environment where all people can thrive.  

We’re committed to ongoing efforts that help us attract, hire, and retain diverse talent who want to build a positive, inclusive environment. Read more about our ongoing initiatives at  


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