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Philips Marketing Assistant Consumer & Trade Shopper Marketing (Personal Health) in South Africa - Home Based, South Africa


In this role, you have the opportunity to support the marketing function for Personal Health in South Africa, particularly on Consumer Promotions, Trade Shopper Marketing and take the ownership of digital marketing support, such like website updates and consumer improvements to the web journey. This is in line with the refocused strategy for South Africa - to win in store and online.

Your responsibilities

  • Performs, as a specialized worker, general Marketing assignments that require consultation of specialists, including specifically trade shopper management and digital support.

  • Business Administration Processes: assist with all Marketing related administration tasks:

  • Cost estimates and purchase orders

  • Processing invoices

  • Samples

  • Assist with month end reporting

  • Assist with preparation of presentations, as and when required

  • Category and Project Involvement: assist across the team with marketing activities related to all categories with specific duties related to:

  • New Product Introduction Process - support with insight development, analytical tasks including analysing and reporting on product sales performance, competitor analysis and market trends, in order to identify and further develop with current/new product ranges.

  • Annual Category Marketing Plan - Support the team in the preparation of annual category marketing plans. Assist in sourcing of relevant category , consumer insights that will be used as input into the category marketing plan

  • Managing & implementing agreed Cross Category Consumer Promotions - full implementation with project management and reporting of all elements

  • Coordinate and implement the critical Trade Shopper Marketing initiatives through planning and full execution, with regular maintenance checks and adjustments.

  • Website & Digital Support- Support the team in sourcing of relevant category, consumer insights that will drive the digital journey on our own channels and through customer vehicles, and implementation of this.

You are a part of the Marketing Team for Personal Health business in South Africa and you will work closely with the full marketing and sales teams, and be a pillar for operational excellence and execution in the trade with our customers, and instore and online with our consumers.

This position will be reporting to the Marketing Manager, Personal Health South Africa.

To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience

  • Degree in marketing

  • Extensive knowledge of the South African retail landscape, and preferably small appliance or electronics industry in South Africa.

  • Strong ability to evaluate or resolve tasks and projects on a timely manner.

  • Experience in managing multiple agencies and stakeholders internally & externally

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office

  • Attention to detail

  • Positive attitude and performance under high pressure

  • Interactive, self-motivated, open to changes, performing towards targets

  • Results focused and performance driven

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and continually meet deadlines

  • Excellent communication skills-interpersonal, verbal, and written

  • Fluent in English (both verbal and written) and able to communicate on all levels

  • Ability to work successfully with different cultures across organization boundaries

In return, we offer you

A path towards your most rewarding career. Philips is growing its marketing capability enterprise wide. Succeeding in this market-based role in a complex environment will open many doors for your long term career, in other areas in Philips or otherwise. We also believe that we are at our best as a company when you are at yours as a person. Thus, we offer competitive health benefits, a flexible work schedule and access to local well-being focused activities.

Employment Equity

The Company’s approved Employment Equity Plan and Targets will be considered as part of the recruitment process. As an Equal Opportunities employer, we actively encourage and welcome people with various disabilities to apply. Only apply for this role if you are a South African Citizen by birth or Naturalization prior to the 27 April 1994.

Why should you join Philips?

Working at Philips is more than a job. It’s a calling to create a healthier society through meaningful work, focused on improving 3 billion lives a year by delivering innovative solutions across the health continuum at . Life at Philips is an opportunity for personal and professional growth. And a journey into the unexpected; our people often experience moments when their lives and careers come together in meaningful ways .

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