Commercialization Manager wanted Asap: APPLY NOW
18 September 2019
Nedbank Retail Card, Payments & Transactions
Nedbank serves millions of customers ranging various segments, products and channels. With a key focus on growing the digital platforms of the bank, specifically acquiring clients digitally, growing the level of digitally active clients within the client base as well as the volume of digital activity, we are currently seeking a high caliber professional to join our team as Commercialisation Manager: CPT Emerging Payments.
Facilitate the development of a commercial launch plan for each product introduction or packaging transition
Build project timelines and collaborate with the cross-functional teams on meeting the execution timing on key project activities.
Refine processes to ensure key steps are completed to avoid surprises or start-up issues
Lead internal communications around key dates, deliverables, and accountabilities
Be a liaison between cross-functional teams from Sales, Sourcing, Marketing, Finance, etc., to guide alignment on key decisions and coordination
Conduct regularly scheduled project task force meetings with a detailed agenda highlighting key action steps
For packaging transitions, analyze on-hand inventories of finished goods and raw materials to guide new material due dates and minimize write-offs
Appropriately balance process discipline with the need for process flexibility to capture growth opportunities in a dynamic, fast-paced consumer product marketplace.
Identify areas of improvement in the process and the end-to-end development of innovation to drive better decision making on resource prioritization & investment
Essential Qualifications – NQF Level
Advanced Diplomas/National 1st Degrees
Postgraduate Degree or equivalent in a business or technical field such as Marketing, Economics, Finance, Business Administration, Information Technology, Computer Science.
Minimum Experience Level
3-5 years of relevant experience in product development and management, product commercialization.
Strong product management background with a proven track record of defining product strategies, launching new products
Technical / Professional Knowledge
Governance, Risk and Controls
Company/Division/Cluster/Business Unit specific business knowledge
Understanding of branding & brand building principles and techniques as drivers of marketing strateg
Writing of briefs and verbal articulation thereof to internal and external stakeholders
Development and implementaion of marketing plans in support of the marketing and business strategies
Type of Exposure
Strategic thinking skills – the ability to think beyond the immediate and tactical.
Understanding of market strategy principles incl. market segmentation; target markets; positioning principles; branding principles; media & channel planning; social & digital platforms
Marketing Mix Optimisation skills – the ability to understand and apply all the elements of the marketing mix to successfully impact the marketing of a product or service
Ability to understand and apply knowledge of customer insights; CVP frameworks and products and services features & benefits to ensure effective marketing campaigns
Analytical skills – ability to process information/insights resulting in plans/interventions/campaigns that are effective
Creative evaluation skills – ability to judge creativity in the context of briefs; effective business solutions; & marketplace impact and dynamics
Influencing stakeholders to obtain buy-in for concepts and ideas
Sharing information in different ways to increase stakeholders’ understanding.
Brainstorming ways of improving a product or situation
Working with a group to identify alternative solutions to a problem.
Interacting with diverse people
Building and maintaining effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders
Preference will be given to candidates from the underrepresented groups
Please contact the Nedbank Recruiting Team at +27 860 555 566