Category Development and Trade Marketing Manager
 
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Ad title: Category Development and Trade Marketing Manager
Provided By: Pepsico
Published: 20 May / Deadline: 01 July
PepsiCo is a global food and beverage leader operating in more than 200 countries with a product portfolio that includes 22 world-famous, billion-dollar brands.

PepsiCo thrives where business connects with culture. We capture the spirit of now, creating unexpected experiences consumers love. You get the best of both worlds: an entrepreneur`s mindset plus reach and resources—your platform to be daring on a global scale. Our diverse family of brands creates a stream of new opportunities to define the future and propel your life`s work. Bring ingenuity. Bring curiosity. Bring drive. You`ll learn twice as much in half the time.
Our culture is driven by our employees. No two days are the same; we`re dynamic and full of passionate teams embracing new ideas through our collaborative spirit.

We pride ourselves on being a Top Employer 2020 in Georgia and Europe for the 3rd year in a row, certified by the Top Employers Institute.

We are looking for motivated professionals to take over the position of Category Development and Trade Marketing Manager Caucasus with duty station in Tbilisi.

Main purpose of the role:

** Effectively develop and execute Trade Marketing agenda according to annual marketing plan and trade marketing budget, contribute to bring PEPSICO brands as much closer to the end consumer as possible by cooperation with strategic sales channels
** Set-up and lead Category Management agenda in Caucasus, activate Category Visions with top Caucasus Customers

Main accountabilities:

** Establish Category Development & Shopper Marketing function as indispensable business partner for sales, that proactively supports Business Growth and drives translation of brand plans into executable & inspiring channel plans
** Drive commercial and actionable business solutions through fact-based Selling Stories; Increase sales team`s selling with insights capability
** Drive shopper and category thinkings across the organization, build Category Development and Shopper Marketing capabilities
** Lead Trade Activation Calendar for Caucasus, create strategies for category growth via trade marketing initiatives and platforms across all channels.
** Lead Trade marketing annual operation plan preparation including Retail objectives, Equipment, Commercial calendars, budgets, trade marketing programs.
** Lead Category Development projects with the Customers with specific focus on range and space effectiveness, shopper-centric pack-price-promo initiatives
** Develop and deploy new effective Trade Equipment to constantly improving PEPSICO brands position in retail. In the meantime ensure efficient purchase of all Trade equipment and promotional items
** Build effective monthly and annual cycle of Tracking/Evaluation, Planning and Execution of POP materials and equipment;
** Partner with Trade Marketing on Bottler`s side to leverage common trade marketing resources (e.g. equipment, sales tool, etc.)
** Track Category Development within the market and top Customers. Fuel bottom up Category Vision development with key learnings and Voice of the Customers

Candidate profile:

** 6+ years of experience in related areas (category development, trade marketing, marketing, sales, insight, commercial etc.)
** Significant Track record of setting strategic agenda and vision, and aligning resources/ taking broad set of stakeholders in a highly complex & matrixed environment
** Broad-based business acumen and commercially savvy
** Experience in building a high performing and highly engaged team
** Ability to build deep trusting, collaborative relationships and create strong interdependencies
** High drive and results oriented spirit
** Experimental set of mind, `pragmatic creativity`, desire to test & learn in-store interventions
** PC & software skills required (Excel, PowerPoint, Word) and experience with advanced analytical Tools
** English and Russian languages required B2+

What We Offer:

PepsiCo is a business built on iconic brands, an international reach, but above all incredible people. We empower our employees to act like owners, encourage them to voice their opinions fearlessly and to show appreciation for each other`s contributions - big or small. We`re always focused on what matters and we`re committed to celebrating diversity, acting with integrity, and constantly innovating to put smiles on consumers` faces all over the world.

In tough times like these, we`re there for each other. We might be apart, but we`re staying connected, collaborating virtually, and supporting each other just as we always do.

Salary & benefits:

** Competitive compensation package
** Competitive health insurance package
** Unlimited access to online educational resources of PepsiCo

If you are loyal with a strong work ethic and hunger to learn and progress through your career, we`d love to hear from you at: career.caucasus@pepsico.com no later than July 1, 2020.

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