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  • Posted: Nov 20, 2020
    Deadline: Not specified
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    Armada Human Capital offers dynamic human capital management solutions engineered to ensure success through understanding unique needs, harnessing fresh talent and enhancing performance.
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    GIN Brand Ambassador

    JOB SUMMARY:

    To raise the profile of our clients Kenya strategic Gin brands to their targeted audience and provide rational reassurance to brand marketing in all East Africa

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    Brand Education:

    • PR sales force ensuring comprehensive understanding of the categories, brands' specificities and key differentiating qualities
    • Conducting tastings / education for groups of target consumers, opinion leaders, creative and PR agencies and media houses
    • Increasing share of mind for Gin brands among PR employees and key brand stakeholders
    • Conduct tastings and mentoring sessions for Bartenders and Bar managers on the Gin Hub portfolio
    • Pair with influential partners to offer new and exciting mentoring sessions for the market

    Business and Brand Development:

    • Recruit and convert Key influencers and target consumers to the brand through trial and brand education.
    • Nurturing business to consumer and business to business contacts building loyalty, advocacy and sales through regular provision of best practices
    • Optimize visibility and identify opportunities (e.g. in-store communication) for the brand in the off-trade; assist sales team with store merchandising, incorporating POS materials etc.
    • Maintain top of mind presence with Key brand stakeholders – Key accounts, PRK Sales, PRK Official distributors
    • Actively push listings of Beefeater, Inverroche, Malfy and Monkey 47
    • Engage with all RTM teams to assist in tackling GMA issues in Kenya
    • Assist heavily with regional PVA plan
    • Work with Trade Development team as a key asset to visibility and listing drive pan-Kenya
    • Work on own initiative to seek out new business opportunities in the market

    Digital / PR Support:

    • Identifying PR opportunities suitable for Gin Hub brands in line with their communication platform
    • Ensuring media coverage through brand ambassador presence
    • Actively self-promote on Instagram and twitter to display position of Gin connoisseur and social individual – in line with brand identities
    • Build social and professional network to be seen as a key individual in the alcohol industry/social scene

    Brand Advocacy:

    • Developing relationships with key media, industry, distributor, trade partners that can play a key role in building brand reputation, volume movement, listing drives, event attendance
    • Exploring opportunities within the Gin target audience in the market
    • Exploring the market for existing and new opportunities to increase share of mind and share of throat with a clear focus on enhancing brand image and equity
    • Explore results of consumer insights and implement brand activations based on findings

    Expansion of the Business in East Africa:

    • Organizing events and tastings in East African markets to drive sales and awareness of the Gin Portfolio
    • Mentoring key customers and influencers on taste and brand identity
    • Implementing Top of Mind practice for Pernod Ricard Gin portfolio amongst affiliates
    • Assisting East Africa teams in terms of drinks strategy, product/brand information, tastings, listing, overall business and brand development

    Reporting to Affiliate and Brand Owner:

    • Reporting Gin Hub brands and competition monthly activities with recommendation and best practices on a monthly and timely basis – Brand Owner & Affiliate
    • Weekly calendar and status report – Affiliate
    • Being the eye and the ear of the market by analyzing trade/consumer insights – Brand Owner and Affiliate
    • Following price analysis and sales performances and offering recommendations to affiliate – Affiliate
    • Tentative Monthly Brand Ambassador calendar to be shared with Brand Manager and Head of Commercial at end of previous month – Affiliate
    • Alignment of key objectives and KPIs with Brand Manager and Head of Commercial
    • Timely reporting of Brand Ambassador activities as and when requested
    • Clear monitoring of stock usage for mentoring sessions and activations

    KEY REQUIREMENTS:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant discipline
    • Sales and Marketing professional qualifications will be an added advantage
    • Three (3) years’ work experience in a Sales and Marketing dynamic environment/Hospitality experience managing premium On Trade outlets
    • A dynamic, entrepreneurial and enthusiastic ‘can do’ attitude
    • A flair to present with passion – demonstrating on target messaging and brings messaging to life through positioning a compelling story to engage audiences
    • A self-confident, outgoing individual who actively enjoys building strong relationships Working collaboratively with peers to achieve results together – a team player
    • A self-starter who takes initiative to make things happen
    • Respects the company and the brands positioning, key messaging and ways of working
    • Commitment to deliver quality executions on time – is reliable and hardworking
    • A passion for the bar scene and mixology, and therefore can inspire and connect with the bar community
    • Maturity and professionalism – strikes an appropriate balance between leveraging conviviality and representing the brands and company in an appropriate manner
    • A responsible attitude and approach towards alcohol
    • Strong social networking skills
    • Strong numeracy skills
    • Interest in bars/mixology

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Armada Human Capital on www.linkedin.com to apply

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