British American Tobacco is all about freedom of choice - whether it’s our people or our products. Combined with our entrepreneurial spirit, it’s what’s driven our phenomenal success. We started trading tobacco over a hundred years ago. Today, we’re a multibillion dollar company with more than 200 brands in our portfolio. With robust positions in each of our regional markets, our future looks equally bright too.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title:  MerchandiserJob Number: 16188Location: KanoFunction: Marketing & SalesLevel: Non-managementAppointment Type: PermanentJob DescriptionBritish American Tobacco is looking to hire wonderful colleagues to join us as Merchandiser in the Northern Nigeria.The dynamism of this role is represented by its main tasks, like implementing brand and trade programmes according to cycle plan in outlets located primarily within the rural market, ensure the effective and efficient execution of marketing activities in the defined territory and extended coverage areaRole also serves as part of a ‘Tactical Response Team’, positioned to address situations arising within the market, as well as business needs. In this regard, direction to be provided by Area Manager or Regional ManagerPrincipal AccountabilitiesOperational/ Technical/ Professional Accountabilities:Execute basic TM&D activities in the outlets located within the territory in order to meet company objectives as described in the cycle plan (visibility, availability, freshness, consumer contacting etc)Develop and adhere to a well-defined work programme and route plan as agreed with Area ManagerAchieve volume and distribution targets through direct selling (Top-up stock) and monitoring of van sales.Leadership Accountabilities:Execute rural related business development projects (e.g. Rural Stockist, Rural Storm etc.)Ensure attendance of all approved training programmes and show visible application of acquired knowledgeManagement Accountabilities:Ensure objectives in terms of availability, visibility, volume, stock quality and RRP -Recommended Retail Price compliance of products are achieved for the territoryDevelop and maintain an up-to-date detailed database of all customers (including phone numbers and home addresses)Provide data and maintain accurate records on competitor’s activities, sales and distribution performance in order to guarantee that Area Manager is fully informed at all timesManage all assigned funds, materials and equipment in a secure and efficient manner in order to maximise the use of organisation assetsMonitor brand performance in outlets within rural markets (BAT’s and competitors’)Relationship Accountabilities:Engage local government officials, transport/ traffic agencies and other stakeholders to avoid disruption of BAT operations in the defined rural territoryImprove the company’s corporate image by operating at the highest business ethics, environmental, health and safety standards using the IMS as a guideSupport Van Reps to achieve high performance by developing new routes and giving TM&D support to existing outlets.Innovation Accountabilities:Gather/ provide ideas on how to develop retail Touch-points (Retail clusters, redistribution hubs, etc) in the rural markets 

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