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Title:  Field Marketing Specialist Key Account (North)

Job ID:  55101
Country:  Vietnam
City:  Ha Noi
Professional area:  Marketing
Contract type:  Permanent
Professional level:  Experienced
Location: 

Ha Noi, 64, VN, 100000

 

We’re JTI, Japan Tobacco International and we believe in freedom. We think that the possibilities are limitless when you’re free to choose. In fact, we’ve spent the last 20 years innovating, creating new and better products for our consumers to choose from. It’s how we’ve grown to be present in 130 countries.

But our business isn’t just business. Our business is our people. Their talent. Their potential. We believe when they’re free to be themselves, grow, travel and develop, amazing things can happen for our business

That’s why our employees, from around the world, choose to be a part of JTI. It’s why 9 out of 10 would recommend us to a friend. And why we’ve been awarded Global Top Employer status, six years running

So when you’re ready to choose a career you’ll love, in a company you’ll love, feel free to #JoinTheIdea. 

Learn more: jti.com

 

WHAT THIS POSITION IS ABOUT - PURPOSE

Having one of the most exciting responsibilities in the Marketing department, as a Field Marketing Specialist - Key Account (KA) channel, you will be the CEO of Modern Trade channel in your own territory (South or North - including metropolitan cities & satellite cities) and together with your partners from Sales team, be accountable for driving its growth, developing & implementing all Marketing activities behind under the allocated resources, and fully empowered to drive bottom-up business proposals, making continuous learnings & improvements for your Key Account chains & outlets in very close collaboration & receiving strong supports from with Brand, Sales, Brand Ambassadors team, and Analysis functions across the business.

 

In order to succeed in this role, you will need to have (1) a strong entrepreneur, commercial & analytical mindset, (2) advanced consumer-centric appreciation & deep understanding of your Key Account chain to engage with the targeted consumers through impactful Marketing activities in your area to build brand growth - outclassing competitors (3) strong leadership & team-player quality to effectively collaborate with cross-functions to achieve common goals and successes, and (4) good communication and relationship management skills to negotiate offtake program with Key Account partners.

 

The responsibilities consist through-the-line territorial commercial, chain & consumer understandings; participation in the development & implementation of marketing programs/activations/visibility; management of resources; performance review & making corrective actions for continuous improvements to achieve the business objectives of your own Key Account territory.
You will embark on a highly rewarding journey where you can grow your leadership, commercial & analytical capabilities, and marketing experience with huge opportunities for career development within and outside of Vietnam in JTI.

 

WHAT WILL YOU DO - RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Proactively integrate & embed in overall business understandings to obtain knowledge and be a part of translating business, commercial, and brand objectives into territorial objectives and KPIs.
  • Be on top of own Key Account in territory: always understand its commercial context & trade landscape, its consumers' behaviors and journey; its performance gainst the objectives/KPIs, and the resources available to drive corrective actions and new initiatives to drive continuous improvement & growth.
  • Leverage available cross-function supports to fulfil this empowered ownership.
  • Engage closely with internal stakeholders to ensure your Key Account is well supported across levels and functions.
  • Be the agent of changes & Lead your Key Account unit consisting Sales partners (Regional Key Account Lead & Key Account Supervisor), Merchandising and Brand team in coordination with line manager (Regional Field Marketing Assistant Manager) and back-office cross-functions in collecting and providing busines, competitive & performance understandings; facilitating relevant business proposals & driving marketing activities development (360 degree from offtake program, activation to visibility, either adaptation/customization from central programs or new initiatives); briefing and driving quality execution of the activities; tracking performance for continuous improvement to ensure strong collaboration of all the teams in your Key Account territory.
  • Engage closely with the Key Account buyers, store staffs & stores across territory, with the targeted consumers to understand the market & competitors, current performance, consumers' wants & needs, new trends & opportunities to drive growth & innovation.
  • Proactively & periodically conduct stores visits in coordination with leveraging analytical supports & insights to provide sound bottom-up business proposals for your region.
  • Be accountable with allocated resources (budget, people, POSM) in ensuring optimal usage with desireable returns on investments and proactively flag up demands of additional supports through sound business proposals.
  • Collaborate, learn from, and share successes and failures alike with stakeholders, especially with your peers who manages other territories to contribute to common learning curve & growth.
  • Actively engage with back office (Brand, Merchandising) and search from company's intranet to gain knowledge from best practices of Key Account innitiative globally to apply for market.

 

WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR - REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business or any related field of study.
  • 2-3 years of experience in Trade Marketing or Sales - preferably FMCG with proven track record or high potentials of leadership, commercial/entrepreneur mindset, and project management/coordination.
  • Experience in Modern Trade/Key Account is a big plus
  • Knowledge & practical experience in Trade/Field Marketing in Tobacco/FMCG is a big plus.
  • Fluency in oral and written English communication is a plus 
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office applications 

Functional skill:

  • Strong commercial, analytical, and entrepreneur mindset with ability to analyze and understand contextual business objectives & situation to develop relevant business plans/proposals with sound commercial and logical thinking.
  • Strong communication & influetial skills with systematic way of working to collaborate with dynamic stakeholders (within the company and with Key Account partners) effectively (open, respectful, professional, and confident).
  • Out-of-the-box thinking and with excelent observation skill to identify opportunity on field, from mass scale program to tactical display ideas to drive growth.

 

WHAT ARE THE NEXT STEPS - RECRUITMENT PROCESS:

  • Thank you very much for your interest in the role. You are welcome to apply.
  • We will make sure every candidate will receive a reply within 2 weeks after the application deadline.

 


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