Building a Better Plant-Based Future together

Assistant Channel & Category Development/Trade Marketing Manager (Southern Africa)

Assistant Channel & Category Development/Trade Marketing Manager (Southern Africa)

Based in Mozambique/ Zambia/Malawi/ Zimbabwe

Reports to Channel & Category Development/Trade Marketing Manager (ESA)


Want to make an impact where it matters?

At Upfield our purpose is clear: we make people healthier and happier with nutritious and delicious, natural, plant-based products that are good for you, our planet; and with packaging that’s free from plastic.

We are the largest plant-based company in the world, and we believe in doing what’s right for our people, our customers and the planet.

We’ve got iconic brands like Rama, Country Crock, Blue Band and Flora that people all over the world know and love. We’ve been a trusted category leader since 1871 and yet we feel like we’re only just getting started. 

Performance, Passion and Care define who we are as a company, how we work every day, and the responsibility we feel toward our Associates, our consumers, our business partners and our world.

We have big ambitions to grow this business and we want to attract the right people – those that love what they do, thrive on responsibility and are looking for limitless career defining opportunities.

You’ll have to enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and it will take hard work and determination; we will give you the ownership you need to make an impact. 

You’ll have to deliver on the commitments you make. And we’ll give you the freedom and flexibility to do your job and build your own career. 

If you want to make an impact where it matters apply now!

#upfielders #upfielder #upfieldglobal

Your Role

The purpose of the Assistant CCD Manager role is to develop and execute channel and shopper activity plans in the Southern Africa market place to deliver the targets for the year.

Main Responsibilities

  • Lead a consolidated CD input into the SOP process, Drive channel /Customer input.
  • Drive business performance 0-3 months gap closing activities.
  • Develop monthly assortment, planograms, promotional activities, price positions for the channel focusing on the shopper.
  • Input into innovation/ renovation business case, volumes forecast, trade margins, distribution targets, volumes forecast per channel.
  • Channel margins and customer profitability, Guide trade investment, Support for new product listing.

Skills, Experience and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, Administration or related field.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years working experience within the Customer Development function having worked in Trade Marketing for minimum 2 years.
  • Data driven, Strong Analytical skills, Creative individual with ability to land World Class execution in the market
  • Strong Excel Skills
  • Experience in business planning, project management and a customer facing role