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Regional General Managers Jobs in South Africa, Kenya and Senegal

Company: Double A International Network (aka DIN)

Job Title: 
Regional General Manager

Job Category: Marketing and Channel Development

Job Location: South Africa (1 Post), East Africa (Based in Kenya, 1 Post) and West Africa (Based in Senegal, 1 Post)

Job Descriptions:
  • Responsible for Tanzania and cover other assigned countries in East Africa
  • To set up operation office in Target country. South Africa, East Africa (Tanzania) and West Africa (Senegal).
  • Strong distributor and be able to manage their sales force.
  • Build up brand awareness
  • Channel penetration and expansion
  • Effective marketing campaign to the right channel
  • Promotion to develop channel and the end user database
  • Fully responsible for growing & expanding Double A brand and business & other products lines/categories in the country.
  • Target and expand distribution channels, ensure product availability at these channels. Development of innovative branding strategies across all respective channels.
  • Gather collate, analyze and translate market information into implementable strategies and action plan with control monitoring, feedback loop and follow ups.
  • Prepare monthly and ad hoc reports to Headquarter on financial, marketing, operating, and human resources performance as and when required.
  • Collect and analyze market trends, competitors activities, pricing and industry development and feedback the such information on a regular basis to Double A Headquarter.
  • Co-ordinate & co-operate with distributors to identify and expand distribution channels/network with the view to increase visibility and availability of our brand. Build and maintain excellent relationship with our existing & potential new customers.
  • Design, organize and execute appropriate BTL programs and activities to support distributors and trade to increase consumption of Double A paper.
  • Undertake market research, surveys and related studies requested by Double A Headquarter and to make recommendations on next course of action.
  • Make proposals and gain approval to execute PR and event related activities to create and build brand awareness in support of other ATL efforts.
  • Lead, manage and motivate the local team to achieve the goals and objectives of Double A. Play the leadership and coaching role for the team. Leadership role not limited to sales and marketing but includes support to administration, HR, finance and operations.
Profile of Incumbent: Pre-requisite
  • A must to obtain Bachelor Degree in Marketing, Business Administration, Management or other fields from a target reputable university in each country.
  • Local with age range of late 30s to early 40s.
  • Minimum of 10-15 years in sales and marketing management position with 5 years or more at a senior role with P/L responsibility. Have managed a sales & marketing team in FMCG..
  • General management experience of running a business entity and Company Set up will be an advantage.
  • Not from Competitors
  • Demonstrate experience in business planning, financial, operations management, people management leadership skills and results oriented.
  • Excellent management reporting and presentation skills.
  • Highly adaptable and flexible to be able to work with people from HQ and across different cultures.
  • Good leadership skills and team player.
  • Passionate about the business & brand, Ability to translate information into action
  • Good listener and communicator, able to handle communications effectively with all levels, internally and externally.
  • Can manage work pressure well, mature and seek challenges
  • Good understanding of FMCG marketing strategies from a business perspective.
  • Hands on experience in distribution channel development with good track record of channel management achievements in FMCG industry would be an essential competency.
Note all applications should be sent to

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