Philips Marketing Assistant in South Africa - Home Based, South Africa

Carries out general (administrative) Marketing activities. Stimulates and guides less complex world class Marketing processes.

Performs, as a skilled worker, non-repetitive marketing assignments, and decides on the method and sequence of work.

Operates relatively autonomous within procedures, methods and techniques.

Information on assignments is not always complete and leaves some scope for own interpretation;

makes own choice of approach and chooses from known solutions based upon technical knowledge on HOW to best carry out the assignment.

The existing procedures give direction on critical points and indicate a processing sequence.

Duration of assignments vary from a few days to a week. Completes work with some degree of supervision.

In this role, we are looking for a candidate that has general marketing & retail experience of 2-5 years

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

Your responsibilities

  • Carries out general (administrative) Marketing activities.

  • Stimulates and guides less complex world-class marketing processes.

  • Performs, as a skilled worker, non-repetitive marketing assignments, and decides on the method and sequence of work.

  • Operates relatively autonomous within procedures, methods and techniques.Information on assignments is not always complete and leaves some scope for own interpretation;

  • Makes own choice of approach and chooses from known solutions based upon technical knowledge on how to carry out the assignment in the best approach.

  • Supports implementation of instore promotions and events and managing of these

  • Processes of cost estimates and purchase orders within agreed budget

  • Relationship owner of regulatory applications with NRCS in South Africa

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

  • Degree level education or equivalent in marketing is preferable.

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

  • Experience in managing multiple agencies and stakeholders within promotions and events area

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

  • Knowledge and experience of product launch process.

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

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 http://www.philips.com/b-dam/corporate/corporateblog/2016/PhilipsChronicDisease_5.jpg . Our people experience a variety of unexpected moments when their lives and careers come together in meaningful ways. Learn more by watching this video .

To find out more about what it’s like working for Philips at a personal level, visit the Working at Philips page at http://www.philips.com/a-w/careers/healthtech/working-at-philips/working-at-philips.html on our career website, where you can read stories from our employee blog at http://www.usa.philips.com/a-w/our-people/life-at-philips.html . Once there, you can also learn about our recruitment process at http://www.philips.com/a-w/careers/healthtech.html , or find answers to some of the frequently asked questions at http://www.philips.com/a-w/careers/healthtech/faq.html .