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06 August 2020
Job ID: BK-236533
Assistant Brand Manager/Brand Manager (Contract 4 Mth)

Position:  Assistant Brand Manager / Brand Manager (Oral Care - IndoChina)

Condition:  Contract 4 Mth (might renewable & become permanent employee)

Reports to:   Group Brand Manager – (Oral Care)

Location:   Bangkok, Thailand (Not connected to MRT/BTS)

Start working:  Immediately, ASAP (Urgent position)


Job Summary:

Overall, the Assistant Brand Manager/ Brand Manager is responsible for managing assigned subcategory /brand at the Indochina level to achieve the agreed market share and P&L/financial objectives, in line with the company strategies.

Estimated travels: 10% per month

Role & Responsibility:

  • Leverages local knowledge of consumers & shoppers, competitors, and local market dynamic to enhance competitiveness and accelerate business growth
  • Development & timely implementation of IMC Campaign, New product launch in cooperation with local countries.
  • Actively participates in the Commercial Business Planning (CBP) across markets to identify & provide solution to address business gaps and opportunities.
  • Lead & coordinate closely with cross functional teams e.g. Retail Marketing, Supply Chain, Packaging to develop promotion plans and new product launches, promotion bundles.
  • Cooperates with Division Category teams regarding Division/ Local campaigns implementation and results.


Marketing Strategy

  • Coordinates the implementation of the overall sub-category & brand strategies agreed with Division, including 5P guidelines to achieve/exceed market share & financial objectives. 
  • Actively participates in Division Go-to-Market teams.
  • Works with Insights & Research team on preparing the actionable recommendations to address ongoing business countries challenges.
  • Develops the regional new product launch plans.
  • Actively communicates with local markets, providing comments and feedback to specific plans developed by local Sales Manager:
  • Adaptation of  shopper marketing programs (Retail Environment & specific customers)
  • the new category demand program concepts including cross-category platforms
  • Retail Environment (RE) and customer collaboration specific program concepts
  • Cooperates with countries to work out the country pricing strategy based on the agreed regional strategy. 
  • Develops category & brand portfolio strategy & SKU management recommendations for the Indochina/Vietnam hub.


Media Management

  • Leads/develops and communicates media strategy guidelines & updates to countries and Media Agency for the subcategory.  
  • Approves and coordinates media priorities, media plan revisions and budget shifts/changes for subcategory by country.
  • Supervises and approves media planning & buying for subcategory by country.
  • Supervises and approves adaptations of media copies for all markets for the assigned subcategory.


Key Performance indicators and  financial  Accountabilities

Is responsible for driving the following at the country level:

  • Subcategory P&L
  • Subcategory Market Share
  • Key CS&L (Customer Service & Logistics) KPI’s for subcategory: DPA, SKU count, SLOB
  • Advertising subcategory budget
  • Effective & efficient spending management for subcategory taking into account brand and RM recommendations
  • SKU simplification


New Product Development

  • Develops master materials (key visuals, media support, master POP/KV) to support new product launches.
  • Works with countries the roll- out new product launches plans


Support for the Local Commercial Activation

  • Provide feedback to the final materials for overall country/category grid of commercial events & promotions customized by RM teams
  • Supports the process of identifying, sharing & integrating best practices, including external, Global, & Divisional and across countries best practices for potential application in other  markets
  • Provides expertise and consultations to the local markets to address the specific SOM issues, when applicable
  • Communicates regularly with local retail marketing teams. Actively participates in monthly meeting/call with regional and local retail marketing category teams to update on key activities: business results, NPD, event/material updates, A&P budget updates, country specific projects and business challenges


Marketing Budget Review & Mid-Year Review

  • Develops Budget Review strategies & plans for Division approval
  • Develops budgets / A&P (Advertising & promotion) by subcategory and brand
  • Supervises preparation of marketing charts for Budget Review in cooperation with Retail Marketing (SOM/SOV, Pricing, Distribution, Promo Flowcharts) and Media Agency (Media Flowcharts, Media Strategy). Coordinates with business analyst to use centralized & automated reporting tools where possible to prepare charts by country (e.g. SOM, pricing, etc).



  • Thai Nationality preferred
  • Minimum Bachelor degree in marketing, business or related areas
  • Min 3++ years of marketing experience preferably in Consumer Goods Industry
  • Good English communication skills
  • Able to travel (Indochina)
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Job Details:

  • Five-day work week
  • Performance bonus
  • Medical insurance
  • Life insurance

Colgate-Palmolive (Thailand) Limited
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