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Manager, Product Management

Petaling Jaya SGR
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DKSH is the leading Market Expansion Services Group with a focus on Asia. DKSH helps other companies and brands to actively grow their business in new or existing markets. Publicly listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange since March 2012, DKSH is a global company headquartered in Zurich. With 770 business locations in 36 countries – 740 of them in Asia – and 28,300 specialized staff, DKSH generated net sales of CHF 10.1 billion in 2015. The company offers a tailor-made, integrated portfolio of sourcing, marketing, sales, distribution, and after-sales services. It provides business partners with expertise as well as on-the-ground logistics based on a comprehensive network of unique size and depth.

Job Responsibilities

  • Manage departmental operating budgets and costs according to annual allocation to ensure efficient usage of resources, where applicable
  • Oversee development of marketing plans and critically evaluate implementation effectiveness to achieve business objectives and marketing strategies
  • Lead development of marketing budgets and ensure alignment to clients' needs and marketing plans. Evaluate key marketing expenditures and budget-to-actual variances
  • Manage analysis and evaluation of market trends, consumer behavior, competitor activities, etc. Guide prioritization of marketing plans according to changing markets and competitive conditions
  • Define overall promotion objectives, strategize choice of media and oversee promotion activation to ensure effective execution of advertising and promotion activities
  • Strategize product communication activities, launches, exhibitions, media relations activities, etc. to drive awareness of products/services
  • Oversee the preparation of marketing reports/updates/analysis for management presentation and decision-making
  • Lead business planning with internal/external stakeholders (e.g. sales) in budgeting, marketing strategy development, etc. to align to business priorities. Advise stakeholders on market sentiments
  • Manage ongoing relationships with external vendors and agencies (e.g. event organizers, advertising agencies, etc.) to ensure smooth execution of marketing activities

Job Requirements

  • Degree or professional qualification in Marketing/Economics/Business Administration or a related discipline
  • Master's in Marketing/Economics/Business Administration will be an added advantage
  • Minimum five to eight years’ experience in a similar role
  • Minimum two to three years’ experience in a managerial capacity 
  • Demonstrate sound knowledge and understanding of the business and industry
  • Demonstrate sound knowledge in the company's products/services and application of marketing principles/practices
  • Demonstrate advanced research and analytical skills
  • Demonstrate proficiencies in office productivity tools (e.g. Excel, Word and PowerPoint)
  • Demonstrate fluency in English (both written and spoken)

DKSH competency

  • Takes a broad view, sees ahead and translates strategy into action
  • Is self-driven and acts with a pioneering spirit
  • Works comfortably with concepts and complexity
  • Is hands-on and acts with common sense
  • Takes informed, well-founded and timely decisions based on sound analysis
  • Strives to satisfy our customers’ and clients’ needs to the highest level by providing creative solutions and driving their business
  • Communicates effectively and efficiently with empathy, authenticity and esteem
  • Leads oneself by striving to win and leads others by driving results in a tough yet fair manner
  • Wins others over by negotiating skillfully to achieve optimal results
  • Takes people seriously and acts with passion
  • Embraces, anticipates and drives change and makes the most out of it
  • Is optimistic and translates challenges into opportunities
  • Is dependable and acts in a straightforward way
  • Takes charge and acts in a results-oriented way

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