Head of Marketing Job in Nigeria

 Arla Foods is a dairy cooperative, owned by over 13,500 farmers. Our philosophy of producing natural, healthy and high quality dairy products for Nigerian consumers dates back to the 1880s when dairy farmers in Denmark and Sweden joined forces with one common goal – to produce and provide the best dairy products.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Head of Marketing

Ref.: 94328

Location: Lagos
Job Function: Marketing


  • Nigeria is a key growth market for Arla Foods. We have built a position as the second largest brand in milk powder and have the ambition to enter more categories to become the #1 dairy company in Nigeria.
  • We are also pioneering Arla’s International Dairy Development work by investing in the local dairy sector and have built the first and only Arla owned Dairy Farm in Northern Nigeria.
  • This project is an important part of our sustainability agenda and a central part of our business in Nigeria.
  • As Head of Marketing, you will have a seat on the country leadership team. You will be right hand to the Managing Director Nigeria, and instrumental in driving the commercial agenda and profitability.
  • You will be responsible for executing marketing strategies to drive brand awareness, increase market share, and achieve business objectives.
  • You will lead a team of five marketing professionals and work closely with cross-functional teams to ensure the successful implementation of marketing initiatives.
  • With your strong commercial acumen and experience you will provide insights, analysis and decision papers that enable our business to grow and become more robust.

Key Responsibilities

  • Execute Marketing plans: Create comprehensive marketing plans that align with the company's objectives and target market. Identify key marketing opportunities and implement execution plans to capitalize on them.
  • Brand management: Oversee the management of the Arla brand in Nigeria. Ensure brand consistency across all marketing channels and touchpoints in collaboration and alignment with the Regional team
  • Market research and analysis: Interpret and utilize market data to make informed decisions and drive marketing strategies.
  • Campaign execution: Lead the execution of marketing campaigns across various channels, including digital, traditional media, and experiential marketing. Monitor campaign performance and make necessary adjustments to optimize results.
  • Food service: Manage and expand our Food service business.
    Sales and Distribution: Manage the sales and distribution of our Yoghurt and Fresh milk category.
  • Team leadership and development: Build and lead a high-performing marketing team. Provide guidance, support, and mentorship to team members to foster their growth and development.
  • P & L: Manage local P&L, driving initiatives to deliver profitability targets
    Budget management: Manage country marketing budgets effectively, ensuring optimal allocation of resources and cost efficiency.
  • Cross-functional collaboration: Collaborate with internal teams, such as sales, product development, and finance, to ensure alignment and integration of marketing efforts. Foster strong relationships with external partners, agencies, and vendors
  • Stakeholder management: Manage external agency/supplier relationship, as well as internal stakeholders (including JV partner)

Your track record:

  • As a person you have great leadership and can set direction for your team.
  • You have a robust and collaborative nature across cultures and execute a solid and structured follow-through on priorities and relationship management.

Specifically, you have:

  • Bachelor's Degree in any discipline. Master's Degree in Business Administration and/or Management, Economics, Accounting or similar is a plus
  • 10+ years proven experience in marketing leadership roles within the FMCG Industry
  • Strong understanding of the Nigerian market and consumer behavior.
  • Excellent strategic thinking and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and execute successful marketing campaigns.
  • Strong leadership and team management abilities.
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to build positive relationships in a multicultural environment

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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