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Market Insights Analyst- Africa, Consumer Biosolutions, South Africa

Novozymes A/S

Rethink your Impact
Are you passionate about insights Then you might be our new Market Insights Analyst, Food & Beverages, Africa

Work for a cause, not just a company
Novozymes is the world’s leading provider of industrial enzymes and microorganisms. Together with our customers, partners, and the global community, we use our innovative thinking and passion for science to boost industries and make everyday products more sustainable for the good of the planet. Our biological solutions enable higher agricultural yields, healthy food consumption, low-temperature washing, energy-efficient production, renewable fuel, and many other biological solutions that the world can benefit from – both today and in years to come. We need people who are eager to try new things, motivated by challenge, and not afraid to fail but driven to try again. And again. We know that original thinking happens when we’re given the flexibility to focus and the freedom to fully unfold our individual strengths. This is key to our innovation power. We call it Rethink Tomorrow.

Join us as our new Market Insights Analyst, Food & Beverages Africa
We are looking for a highly skilled Market Insight Analyst who can work closely with the Regional Marketing team, our global market insight teams and 3rd party agencies to look for scoping, gathering, analyzing, and concluding on market, consumer and customer insights and trends for the household, baking and food & beverage packaged products. You will be an important sparring partner for insights generation and utilization with commercial and technical colleagues and join a team with lots of energy and drive.

Welcome to Consumer Biosolutions
Consumer Biosolutions unites consumer-facing industries at the front of the value chain, covering Household Care, Baking, Dairy, Beverages, Protein and Food. The starting point is an improved understanding of our customers' needs. Then we offer biosolutions that fulfill those needs. BioSolutions combine existing products, new technology, digital solutions and a comprehensive service package. The goal is to create a customer pull for our biosolutions, while protecting what we have.

In this role you’ll make an impact by:

  • Transforming insights to support and guide local plans and activities (utilizing regional/local insights market/consumer/customer/competitor/trends/global studies, global subscriptions and tools etc.).
  • Providing regional input to global marketing and market insight teams to ensure knowledge is well anchored and used to inform decisions.
  • Carrying out regional/local customer and market research.
  • Actively participating and contributing to enterprise-wide insight community and capability program led by our global market insight team.
  • Working with the regional team to set up local panels for quick turnaround for specific customer opportunities.
  • Capturing future-oriented consumer trends in regions and feeding it into the new product development pipeline.
  • Working with Communications to identify elements of consumer research which can be amplified by Communications to be a part of Novozymes value proposition.

Potentially relevant experience:

  • Have minimum 5 years of experience in the customer insights/market research space working with consumer goods companies (either in-house or at an agency)
  • Have at least 3 years of exposure in 1 segment (household care, baking and/or food & beverage)
  • Be analytical and structured in your approach to problem solving. Documented experience with both quantitative and qualitative consumer and market research methods is a must
  • Have experience from working on the ground in one of the major Africa markets (e.g South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Egypt)
  • Have the ability to negotiate with agency partners for customized proposals relevant to Novozymes’ business model and the ability to navigate the internal organization structure & work with stakeholders across regions & cultures.
  • Be fluent in English.
  • Be a self-driven personality and have the ability to ideate and scope your own deliverables.

This job will be located at Johannesburg, South Africa

Are you passionate about making a sustainable impact, and do you see yourself in this position? Then unlock your passion and apply today!

Application deadline: June 15th, 2023

At Novozymes we commit to an inclusive recruitment process and equality of opportunity for all our job applicants. We recommend you not to attach a cover letter to your application. Instead, please include a few sentences in your resume/CV about why you are applying. To ensure a fair recruitment process, please refrain from adding a photo in your resume/CV.

Novozymes is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All employment decisions are based on business needs without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, age, disability, or veteran status.

Want to learn more?
Did you know that every year our products help cut global CO2 emissions by around 90 million tons? Learn more about Novozymes, our purpose, and your career opportunities at novozymes.com.

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