Top 10 List of Available Job Openings in Fast-Moving Consumer Goods Industry Today
Monroe Consulting Group’s hottest new job available in the fast-moving consumer goods industry in Indonesia today is a Sales Director for a personal-care product company, with the job opening offering a monthly salary of Rp 70 million and an excellent package of additional benefits, executive recruitment company Monroe Consulting Group Indonesia says.
Andreas Saputra, a highly experienced recruitment consultant who heads up Monroe Indonesia’s Consumer Goods Division, said the second and third most exciting openings in Monroe’s Top 10 List were a Vice President Lubricants for a lubricants company (Rp 70 million) and a Business Development Manager for a confectionary company (Rp 50 million).
Here is the complete Top 10 list of new jobs available in Indonesia now:
• Marketing Manager, Nutrition, FMCG (Rp 70 million)
• Vice President Lubricants, Lubricants Company (Rp 70 million)
• Business Development Manager, Confectionary (Rp 50 million)
• Sales Director, Personal Care, FMCG, (Rp 70 million)
• Human Resources (HR)-Business Partner, Nutrition, FMCG (Rp 65 million)
• General Manager Operations, Food and Beverages (F&B) Retail Chain (Rp 50 million)
• Regional Sales Manager-Jakarta, Consumer Healthcare, FMCG (Rp 70 million)
• Vice President Supply Chain, Lubricants Company (Rp 60 million)
• Sales Director, Consumer Electronics (Rp 70 million)
• Trade Marketing Manager, Consumer Healthcare, FMCG (Rp 70 million)
Andreas said the Marketing Manager job was the second most senior position in the nutrition company’s marketing division, with the job-holder responsible for the development of their biggest brand, a market leader in the high calcium milk category in Indonesia. “This is indeed a very challenging position as this job-holder will be expected to cement the brand’s No. 1 status against its competitors,” he said. “Somebody who has the ability to think outside the box, is very creative, proactive and passionate in the development of the brand would be ideal.”
The Vice President Lubricants job was the second-highest position in the lubricants company, after the Indonesia Country Manager, Andreas said. “It’s considered one of the most crucial positions to determine the sales portfolio and sales strategy, and was also responsible for the health of the profit and loss of the lubricant product,” he said. “The main challenge is to seize and grow the Indonesian market share, which is currently dominated by multinational and local players. This is an interesting opportunity as the successful applicant will have full authority to make any adjustments necessary, and full control of the internal sales team.”
Andreas said the Business Development Manager job with a newly established European-based multinational was a senior sales position with Indonesia-wide responsibility. “This is an exciting yet challenging opportunity as the winning candidate will be responsible for opening new modern-trade channels throughout Indonesia. The job-holder will have to set a benchmark for the company as they will be the first person it recruits.” He said the role was perfect for someone with a background in key accounts and trade management with a multinational food and beverages (F&B) company who “has a passion to develop new markets and is not afraid to roll up their sleeves.”
Speaking generally, Andreas said there were mixed reviews about the overall state of the consumer goods industry in Indonesia – for some it was an exciting and innovative area to be involved in, for others, it was confusing and old-fashioned. Andreas said regardless of the differing viewpoints, data showed that the industry had suffered this year compared to previous years but it still remained a dynamic and interesting area in which to work.
The industry had been marked by a number of recent mergers and acquisitions, such as Danone Dairy and Indomilk combining to become Indokuat, while GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) had strengthened its over-the-counter (OTC) line of products by merging with Novartis. And though a number of multinationals were downsizing their operations, “we know that a number of major multinational FMCG players will enter the Indonesian market in the very near future.” Asked to elaborate, he said he could not be specific but some were involved in confectionary, and others in frozen food. “This will provide a shot in the arm for the FMCG & retail sectors in Indonesia.”
Andreas, who has more than 6 years’ experience as a recruitment consultant in Indonesia, said the recruitment market was “still hot.” “There has been no negative effect on the demand for qualified, capable and experienced executives in FMCG and the talent war is continuing,” he said. “This is clearly reflected in the number of senior-level placements we have made. Many multinational and local corporations trust us to supply the very best talent available, yet manage the sometimes often unreasonable salary expectations."