Oct 30

Vacancy – Sales & Marketing Manager for African Distributor Markets – Cape Town

Sales & Marketing Manager for African Distributor Markets


Cape Town Area, South Africa

Job description

Keys Duties & Responsibilities

We are looking for a dynamic “can-do” manager to take full commercial responsibility for its rapidly growing battery business across Sub-Saharan Africa (excluding South Africa). The successful candidate will manage the brand via a network of full-service distributors and his/her measures will include:

1) sales and profit growth;

2) development of brand equity/share in key focus markets;

3) development and implementation of appropriate marketing strategies and materials;

4) expansion of the brand into new territories and channels.


The role will report to the Category Leader (Marketing Director) and will work closely with the Sub-Saharan GM as well as Finance and Supply Chain teams, together with the EIMEA brand team.

Key Requirements:

  • Excellent thinking and problem-solving skills
  • A marketer or sales professional with a strong commercial track record
  • Experience of working in African markets, ideally in the consumer goods industry
  • A track record of showing leadership and initiative
  • A strong sense of resilience and the ability to improve systems and processes to help manage the complexity of multiple markets/distributors
  • Ability to develop beyond this role to becoming a sales/commericial or marketing leader
  • A history of working effectively with others
  • A strong history of ownership or results and drive of stewardship

Ideally supported with:

  • A strong degree, ideally in Commerce/Business or Marketing
  • Experience in brand management (including media planning, trial building, point of sale material development, brand training)
  • Experience, or exposure to, in distributor management
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • The ability to speak French would be of some assistance


Based at Duracell’s offices in Sea Point, Cape Town – but with the expectation of extensive travel into market (estimated on average 25% of time, but could at times be longer).

Only applications that meet the above key requirements will be considered.



Consumer Goods

Employment type



Mid-Senior level

Job function


Consumer Goods · 1001-5000 employees · Privately Held