Title:  RRP Category Development Specialist

Job ID:  94345
Country:  Philippines
City:  Taguig
Professional area:  Marketing
Contract type:  Permanent
Professional level:  Experienced

Taguig, PH, 00000


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That’s why our employees, from around the world, choose to be a part of JTI. It is why 80% of employees feel happy working at JTI. And why we’ve been awarded Global Top Employer status, ten years running

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Department: Marketing and Sales

Reporting to: RRP Category Development Manager



What this position is about:


The incumbent will be responsible in promoting and selling JTI RRP products, aligning with RRP Category strategies while building and maintaining relationships with unconventional and leisure accounts.

He/she must educate covered channels on RRP brands, product features and benefits, increase consumer awareness through activations and trials and expand distribution within the coverage area.  

Collaboration with RRP Team is essential for managing trade relationships and achieving KPIs. Close collaboration with the Field Marketing Team is necessary for campaign execution and acquiring more consumers.

Key reponsibilities include building RRP distribution to assigned channels, educating stores on brands & products, ensuring price standards, promoting trade and consumer campaigns and maintaining shelf display and merchandising quality execution.



What will you do:


•  Ensure comprehensive brand & product education for covered channels
•  Achieve RRP Distribution Objective
•  Achieve coverage, calls per day, strike rate targets.
•  Achieve consumer acquisition objectives through consumer activations and other campaigns on the assigned area
•  Work with RRP Category Development Manager to develop routing plans and other KPI objectives
•  Adherence to Steps of the Call and Daily Activity Guide
•  Develop relevant and potential new customers
•  Conducts proper decorum


- Devolopment of unconventional and leisure channel thru proper account management with the area of coverage
- Coverage area execution with pre-set minimum number of account visits per day that includes identified frequency of visits
- Negotiation and management of possible contracts 
- Execute possible consumer / trade campaigns within the area of coverage
- Build distribution network to achieve distribution in covered and possible expansion in non-covered universe


•  Build a strong customer relationships.
•  Manage cash collection and credit to covered stores
•  Manage trade stock levels to avoid OOS & FEFO
•  Negotiate & manage initiatives / contracts & check compliance 
•  Manage BO/trade returns through FEFO and stock rotation
•  Ensure all company funds and assets are accounted for 


•  Achieve product display and merchandising standards at trade level
•  Timely and proper execution of trade programs.
•  Ensure compliance to JTI RRP products pricing standards


•  Comply with JTI sales and information system.
•  Compliance to reporting standards.
•  Ensure proper management, monitoring and maintenance of assigned company assets.
•  Basic navigation and understanding of Eye Found It (EFI) and other enablers
•  Provide timely feedbacks from trade.
•  Regular monitoring of deliveries


• Provide support  in terms of Stocks Management (Good and Bad Stocks) to ensure 100% accuracy of inventory count both received and issued stocks
• Provide guidance in maintaining adequate inventory of stocks
• Provide support to account all promotional items and POSM received and issued


Who are we looking for:

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • 2-3 years of experience in Sales, Account Management, and Customer Development with a proven track record in commercial, sales, and negotiation skills
  • Fluent in written and spoken Tagalog and English


  • Insightful and analytical with the ability to execute effective trade and consumer programs
  • Proficient in Account/Channel Management, route planning, and preparation
  • Strong negotiation and objection-handling skills
  • Excellent relationship management capabilities
  • Strong numerical and communication skills
  • Team player with the ability to work independently
  • Capable of providing effective feedback
  • Basic financial acumen
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Adaptable, flexible, and open to change
  • Proficient driving skills


What are the next steps:

Thank you for applying! We will make sure to provide you feedback within the next two weeks.


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