Marketing Assistant: Health & FMCG Sector (463 views)

Cape Town, South Africa
May 19, 2017

A leading FMCG brand in the healthcare sector has a lovely opening for a junior to mid-weight Marketing Assistant. We’re looking for a confident, talented, creative & energetic Marketer with a passion for brands to support the Marketing of a portfolio of healthcare brands through the professional channel. The position requires a strategically minded, hands-on approach with strong multitasking & problem-solving ability. It requires a split focus between managing a portfolio of up-and-coming brands and offering general support to the greater marketing team. This role is admin-heavy. This is a super opportunity to work for a dynamic, growing company offering great growth opportunities for an ambitious individual.



Brand Management:

  • Work within a cross-functional team to develop brand strategy, marketing plan & budget
  • Implementation of marketing plan & management of budget allocation
  • Ongoing competitor research
  • Relationship management on a brand level: internal and external stakeholders
  • Develop, produce and distribute all marketing material
  • Arrange training to all internal and external stakeholders
  • Prepare & drive promo specials (in collaboration with Sales)
  • Manage expectations and help resolve challenges around delivery

General Marketing Support:

  • Assist the marketing & sales team with all marketing related activities and projects
  • Assist in production & distribution of all marketing material (incl. other brand portfolios)
  • Assist with all marketing activities on retail brand ranges through healthcare professionals: Managing in-practice display stands, distributing marketing materials to sales force, driving sales & promo initiatives
  • Arrange logistics for all prof. channel roadshows & event (in collaboration with Marketing & Brand Managers)
  • Assist with consignment management
  • Assist preparation & send-out of newsletters (in collaboration with Brand Managers)


The successful candidate must have/be:

  • Business or Marketing-related Degree or equivalent professional qualification
  • 2-3 years’ Marketing experience
  • Experience with relevant software applications (proficient in MS Office)
  • Excellent written, verbal & presentation skills
  • Positive, can-do attitude
  • Team player with a strong sense of accountability
  • Self-motivated, hardworking & tenacious
  • Creative flair
  • Proactive approach to relationship management and new opportunities
  • Down-to-earth personality
  • Confident
  • Own transport – essential

Should you not receive a response within 10 days, please consider your application unsuccessful.


Salary: Negotiable