Overview

Industry Offer Manager

Reports To:

Offer Marketing Manager & Prescription Leader

Job Purpose

The mission of this role is to develop and manage the Industry offer in addition to providing first line of technical support Schneider Electric’s Industry partners, acting as the primary point of contact for all aspects of the Marketing mix, Product, Price, Promotion & Place. The holder will provide strong technical and commercial support for their offers to the Schneider Electric sales/commercial teams and the Schneider Electrics’ Partners, maximizing the competitive advantage their offer delivers.

The person must possess in-depth technical knowledge of Industry technologies and should have a strong understanding of the commercial environment for the building automation business. They will work closely with Business Unit contacts in the Line of Business contributing to product development and enriching and sharing analysis of the local market environment and sales performance.

Principle Accountabilities

Define, develop and manage the offer strategy for Industry business unit in the East Africa region

Get a clear and updated understanding of the Offer’s environment:

  • Evaluate periodically the market & the competition landscape.
  • Identify the trends impacting the market.
  • Feed the Annual sales & Marketing Plan.
  • Meet end users and channels in their day to day lives.

Get a clear and updated understanding of our Offers’ performance:

 

  • Monitor our business (turnover, volume, profitability, market shares …….)
  • Review the offers’ quality level & contribute to global quality improvement

Define and manage the marketing mix of the offer:

  • Product (Offer):Define with the LOB the offer road-map evolution according to the gaps in: Features, quality, availability….
  • Ensure compliance with standards, profitability targets, quality.
  • Manage and up-date all data (new ref, OPS, O2….)
  • Optimize stock keeping.Price (Cost/value):Define and release the discount matrix.
  • Set, Monitor & review price positioning
  • Continually monitor and review strategic references and delta prices.
  • Place (End Users & Channels):Work with all Channel Managers to maximize availability of the Offer through all available channels.
  • Constantly evaluate the effectiveness of the existing channels and scan the marketplace for new channels (E-Commerce, consumer retail…..)
  • Work with end user and specifier teams to secure specification.
  • Promotion (Communication):Define and up-date the killer phrases, USP’s, Value Propositions.
  • Co-work with the communication team to up-date strategies, tools, promotions, messages…

Support Operational Marketing in the growth action deployment:​​​​​​​

  • Define and realise all material for sales and promotions (documentation, training, content, …)​​​​​​​
  • Manage the global commercial forecast (SIOP process)
  • Give all required support for key equipment and solutions tenders.

Optimize stock keeping (O² process):

Specific Processes​​​​​​​

PEP: Product Evolution Process
PWP: Product Withdrawable Process
Pricing: Price Management Process
O²: Offer Optimization Process
Education

Essential

Desirable

Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering

Essential

Experience

Desirable

1-3years
Experience in working with channel Go-To-Market a plus.
Knowledge and Skills

Essential

Desirable

Knowledge of the East African market, especially Industry equipment business
Knowledge of business operations and process operations.
Access software knowledge (pivot file).
Knowledge of CRM databases, Network, Windows, etc.
Knowledge of Schneider Electric Business (customers, products, etc.) is advantageous.
Essential

Qualifications

Desirable

1-2years
Experience in working with channel Go-To-Market a plus.
Essential

Desirable

  • Knowledge of the East African market, especially Industrial equipment business
  • Knowledge of business operations and process operations.
  • Access software knowledge (pivot file).
  • Knowledge of CRM databases, Network, Windows, etc.
  • Knowledge of Schneider Electric Business (customers, products, etc.) is advantageous.

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About Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric is the global specialist in energy management and automation. With revenues of €26.6 billion in FY2015, our 185,000 employees serve customers in over 100 countries, helping them to manage their energy and process in ways that are safe, reliable, efficient and sustainable. From the simplest of switches to complex operational systems, our technology, software and services improve the way our customers manage and automate their operations. Our connected technologies will reshape industries, transform cities and enrich lives. At Schneider Electric, we call this Life Is On.