Who we are…and what we do
With an annual turnover of around €2bn, ekaterra is the world’s largest tea business, with world-class, purpose-driven brands such as Lipton, Pukka, Tazo, T2 and PG Tips. ‘eka’ is a word taken from the Sanskrit language which means unity and one purpose, while ‘terra’ represents the earth and nature. As ekaterra we are truly united in one purpose: growing a world of wellbeing through the regenerative power of plants.
In July 2022, CVC Capital Partners Fund VIII took over the full ownership of the ekaterra business from its previous owner, Unilever. As a standalone entity with a dedicated single-category focus, ekaterra is even better positioned to lead the tea industry, delivering higher growth and value, and a greater impact on the wider world. With 11 production factories in four continents and tea growing estates in three countries, ekaterra is a profitable and growing business whose brands reach hundreds of millions of consumers. It has a presence in over 100 countries.
Under the ownership of CVC, ekaterra has an exciting future ahead with opportunities for increased investments in our iconic brands, our people, and our capabilities. Combining the strength and scale of our brands with a focus on speed and agility, ekaterra is brewing a corporate start-up mindset that’s opening-up new opportunities for its people to flourish every day.
At ekaterra, we put consumer love at the heart of every decision. We celebrate diverse thinkers who take personal ownership to connect ideas and make impactful things happen; people who share our values around humanity and courage and give their commitment to nurturing the wellbeing of all. In return, we offer a working culture that gives our people freedom and flexibility, and where they can grow both personally and professionally to master their field.
Be part of our amazing blend. Come and grow yourself and, in turn, help us to grow a world of wellbeing.
As a marketing lead for Malaysia and other distributor markets South East Asia (SEA) you will be responsible to lead the brand and trade marketing team to drive innovations, communications, execution and own the brand at the region.
You will be Interfacing with Market Unit (MU) & SEA Leadership Team plus cross functional business teams to drive sustainable business growth. The incumbent will be working closely with the market research team to mine local consumer insights and input into both global and local marketing programs.
Your Key Tasks
Competitive sustainable growth
Drive sustainable growth in South East Asia while increasing market share, awareness and other marketing KPIs across Lipton and other brands.
Drive core black tea
Malaysia being an important black tea market, with high penetration and consumption of black tea. it is essential to drive growth through, increasing Lipton market share and driving black tea market value growth. This includes ensuring product superiority and presence of the right SKU mix.
ekaterra being a market leader in the tea category. This role is responsible for increasing household penetration and consumption occasions to grow the entire tea category, beyond black tea in home consumption, managing different strategies according to the reality and potential for each country in Australasia.
Profit & Loss Management
Bring business acumen to balance marketing investments to drive topline growth with profit delivery. Influence the agenda to maximize return of investment. Work together with Customer Development (Sales) team in defining the promotional plans, in order to assure the correct Trade Term Spending and competitiveness.
Creating and driving marketing programs/campaigns across Out of Home (Hotel, Restaurant Café), Retail and e-commerce channel with both Above the Line & Below the Line strategies.
The Marketing Lead is responsible for local innovations including renovations which will ensure product and brand leadership. The role will also be responsible for disruptive innovations helping ekaterra be the first mover in new products which help expand the tea consumer base.
Leverage Expert team
The Marketing Lead needs to work with global and local experts in market research, media, and digital to build and execute the annual marketing calendar.
Partner with customer marketing and key account teams. Input into customer stories and customer development plans. Work with distributor markets to drive sales.
Multi-cultural, Multi country marketing
The Marketing Lead needs to work across multiple countries and factor local cultural differences to create communication and product mixes tailored to the country.
Stakeholder Management and key interfaces
Reporting to SEA General Manger
Dotted line reporting to Chief Marketing Officer
Global Brand custodians
Local Cross functional teams : supply chain, finance, Research & Development & Human Resource
Global Cross functional leadership team
Regional marketing expert team (Market research, Digital, etc.)
Customers across multiple channels
Creative and Media agencies
Skills and Experience
Marketing experience in FMCG industry
Leadership and management experience
Proven track record of delivering top line and marketing KPIs
Experience in partnering cross functional leadership team
Experience in managing creative & media agencies
Experience in managing digital channels and programs
Degree in relevant fields (e.g. Marketing, Business Management & etc.)
Nice to Have
Experience in managing tea/beverages category
Experience in Business to Business (B2B) channel such as Food Services
Experience of working in Malaysia & other markets in Southeast Asia
Who we are looking for
ekaterra is made up of a special blend of individuals which make our teams exciting and diverse. To be part of our tea family we are looking for individuals believe in and live the values of CHOICE (Connectivity, Humanity, Ownership, Integrity, Courage & Expertise); individuals who think Green and are environmentally conscious, who understand the power of simplicity and who are accountable for their actions. We want those who infuse mastery and passion in everything they do to create great products and unforgettable experiences for our consumers.
What we can offer you
We believe that growth is for everyone, we believe in growing leaders and making space to grow an owner’s mentality and like nature we adapt, we change and we grow. We believe in connections over hierarchies and (work)levels. We have a 'corporate start-up' approach; we act with speed and agility and we have the strength and scale of a large corporation. We are building a better world of wellbeing and a better you.
Excited about the Role?
Please apply online by clicking on “Apply” below. Your application will be reviewed against our requirements. Should you not meet our immediate requirements, your profile will be registered in our talent pool system and we will match your profile to suitable future vacancies.
You will be able to access your status update through the candidate tracking link.Thank you for your interest and application.
ekaterra is an organisation committed to equity, inclusion and diversity to drive our business results and create a better future, every day, for our employees, global consumers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business. We are interested in every individual bringing their whole self to work and this includes you! Therefore if you require any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of your application so that we can support you through your recruitment journey.
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