Shell and Vivo Lubricants (SVL) Job in Kenya 2013

Shell and Vivo Lubricants (SVL) is the Pan African joint venture between Shell, Vitol and Helios Investment Partners for the blending, packaging and regional sales of Shell branded lubricants.
Product Manager (Lubricants) 
REF: PM/05/13
Shell and Vivo Lubricants is seeking a highly energetic and self-driven individual to fill the position of Product Manager (Lubricants).
Reporting to the Regional Marketing Manager, the Product Manager (Lubricants) will be a creative and results oriented individual with the ability to create opportunities and networks that increase Shell’s lubricants visibility in the market.
Key responsibilities will include the following:
  • Conducting local market analysis and contributing to development and implementation of the overall marketing/sales plan;
  • Supporting the sales team in implementation of the marketing strategy in priority sectors and channels to deliver the customer value propositions effectively;
  • Outlining business opportunities and recommending tangible action plans and communication plans based on external and internal insights;
  • Achieving a deep and objective understanding of customer perspectives, needs and behaviors;
  • Developing innovative marketing strategies to achieve competitive advantage;
  • Developing distinctive offers to customers through integration of all elements of the marketing mix including product, pricing, brand and promotion;
  • Ensuring implementation of plans is managed and enacted effectively, efficiently and in a timely manner;
  • Executing plans that deliver excellence and drive continuous improvement through evaluating, monitoring and using feedback mechanisms to ensure success; and
  • Conducting pricing activities in the commercial businesses.
Skills and Attributes
  • A Bachelors degree in Engineering or a business related field;
  • A Masters degree will be an added advantage;
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in consumer/trade marketing;
  • Excellent MS Office proficiency;
  • Creative thinker with demonstrated awareness of the market;
  • Excellent selling and negotiation skills; and
  • Excellent supervisory skills.
If you believe your career objectives match this challenging and exciting role, please e-mail your application with a detailed CV stating your current position, remuneration, names and contact details of three referees by 24 May 2013 to:
The Director
Executive Selection Division
Deloitte Consulting Limited
Deloitte Place, Waiyaki Way, Muthangari
P O Box 40092 00100 Nairobi
E-mail: esd@deloitte.co.ke



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