Advertising Specialist

Full-time
Advertising Specialist
Dis-Chem Pharmacies Limited
Midrand, Gauteng
Permanent

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Posted 30 November 2021 – Closing Date 28 December 2021

Job Details

Job Description

Dis-Chem Pharmacies has an opportunity available for a Advertising Specialist to join the team based in Midrand. The main purpose of this role will be to effectively execute Dis-Chem’s promotional activities. The role will also be required to liaise with Buyers and Suppliers to ensure all promotional deadlines are adhered to.

Minimum Requirements:

Essential:

  • Grade 12 / Matric or Senior Certificate
  • 2 – 3 years relevant working experience in the retail industry (Knowledge of Marketing Practices and Principles. In depth knowledge of the Retail, Beauty, FMCG, Health & Pharmacy industry in SA)

Advantageous:

  • Diploma or Degree in Marketing
  • Agency experience in Retail.
  • SAP and Clickview experience

Job Specification…

  • Effectively communicate with suppliers regarding relevant marketing activities.
  • Assist the Advertising Team Leader with adhering to the promotional plan
  • Be responsible for advertising proof reading.
  • Assist with broadsheet advertising from start to finish.
  • Ensure that deals are given on time to be loaded on the IT System.
  • Assist with the billings on marketing by vendor, including broadsheets, TV, Gondola and all other promotional activities necessary.
  • Assist with the tallies on promotional activity to be billed to vendor and passed back to stores timeously.
  • Ensure stores execute promotional activities timeously.
  • Assist the Advertising Team Leader with ad agencies to get all marketing material completed in time.
  • Assist Advertising Manager with any adhoc promotional marketing requirements.
  • Assist with communication between Dis-Chem and advertising agencies.
  • Accurately perform duties using Dis-Chem`s internal systems SAP, BI, Qlikview.
  • Complete a brief sheet for all promotions to be used for billing, advertising briefing, and PO`s.
  • Ensure all promotional items are signed off both by the Head of the Beauty Department and respective suppliers before print date.
  • Follow set process set by the Advertising Team Leader and Manager
  • Develop draft advertising layouts and text as campaign materials and present to management for approval and review.
  • Assist with the layout and design of communications such as presentations, support materials, research papers, and brochures.
  • Ensure that promotional plans are in line with the Dis-Chem standard operating procedures.
  • Collaborate with agencies to create a creative look and feel elements for the point of sale.
  • Administrate and ensure the implementation of the look and feel in the beauty department in the store.
  • Ensure all tasks are done in accordance with the set deadlines.


Competencies

Essential:

  • English – Read, write, and speak well. Superior communication and presentation skills.  Be able to proof read documents.
  • Ability to interact effectively with all levels of management
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong organisational, time and project management skills
  • Good problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet critical deadlines.
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Deadline driven

 

Special conditions of employment:

  • South African citizen
  • MIE, clear criminal and credit
  • Driver’s license and/or own reliable transport

Remuneration and benefits:

  • Market-related salary
  • Medical aid
  • Provident fund
  • Staff account

 

ONLY SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS WILL BE CONTACTED. IF YOU HAVEN`T BEEN CONTACTED WITHIN TWO WEEKS AFTER THE CLOSING DATE CONSIDER YOUR APPLICATION AS UNSUCCESSFUL.

 

Dis-Chem Pharmacies is an equal opportunity employer. Dis-Chem’s approved Employment Equity Plan and targets will be considered as part of the recruitment process aligned to Dis-Chem’s Employment Equity & Transformation Strategy. Dis-Chem actively supports the recruitment of People with Disabilities.