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Connections Planning Manager at a Leading Brewing Company

Guinness Nigeria PLC is a major market for Diageo: Guinness Nigeria operates in the unique and fast growing alcohol industry of over 15mhl beer potential. It is the only company that does Total Beverage Alcohol (TBA) in Nigeria. It’s an on trade dominated market but with a fast growing off trade channel.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Connections Planning Manager

ID: JR1099422
Location: Ikeja, Lagos
Employment Type: Full-time
Start Date: 2024-06-24

Purpose of Role

  • The role of the Consumer Planning team is to proactively provide a holistic, end-to-end view of the growth opportunities in our market and to guide the development of interventions to harness these opportunities from a culture, consumer and shopper point of view.
  • This team is expected to uncover deep penetrating insights about occasions, purchasing and consumption behaviours and use these insights to inspire marketing strategies and plans which ensure we drive purchase through all channels.
  • This role is responsible for transforming how our brands connect with consumers efficiently and effectively. The role will implement the key principles of the Connections Planning Model and deliver world class data-driven connection plans for our brands that are activated brilliantly working seamlessly with the category brand teams

Top Accountabilities

  • Provide leadership to the connections planning process (with media agency and brands) and delivery of key outputs i.e. A fully integrated connection plan that marries creative and media placement and operates 100%, ‘no dead ends’ across the consumer journey.
  • Ensure appropriate use of data, & insight as part of the connections planning process, to understand local business challenges and opportunities and translate them into briefs, as well as predict trends and campaign impact
  • Influencing and building capability in order to drive effective media strategy that delivers category and brand growth.
  • Work in collaboration with senior stakeholders to influence media investments decisions.
  • Lead continuous measurement, evaluation and improvement of the connections plans for all strategic brands with quarterly reviews with the Marketing Leadership Team

Qualifications, Experience, and Leadership

  • 4 years of integrated media or connections planning experience, with strong social and digital media experience
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically, stay on the pulse of competitive and market activities,  as well as industry trends
  • Successful and productive relationship management with agency partners
  • Strong drive and determination.
  • A track record of beta testing & optimization.
  • Expert at dealing with ambiguity and complexity and proactively uses these moments to display leadership and take control
  • A master at influencing skills across all levels of the organization to build belief in others and drive action

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online