Marketing Operations Specialist

Job Locations ZA-Cape Town
Job ID
Marketing & Strategy
Position Type
Full Time
Reports To
General Manager South Africa

Business Overview

Genus is an agricultural biotechnology pioneer. We are a global FTSE 250 company headquartered in the UK and listed on the London Stock Exchange. Genus PLC has a presence in over 70 countries and a global workforce of more than 3,000 workers. We are a worldwide leader in porcine and bovine animal genetics, partnering with farmers to transform how we nourish the world. This mission is essential to a sustainable future. 


Food consumption is expected to rise by 60% in 20 years. Our challenge is to affordably and sustainably meet that escalating demand while global resources diminish. Our vision is clear: Pioneering animal genetic improvement to help nourish the world.

Role Overview

Are you looking for a role that will provide autonomy and variety? Genus ABS South Africa is recruiting a full-time permanent Marketing Operations Specialist to support the General Manager in Marketing, Administration, Stocks and Supply. Reporting directly to the General Manager, this opportunity will enable you to develop skills in a range of diverse business areas to enable to continuous growth of the Genus ABS brand.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities


  • Prepare and deliver the annual marketing plan and budget.
    • Coordinate the writing of technical articles about Genus ABS products and services
    • Prepare and publish advertisements, presentations, newsletters and leaflets for internal and external promotions
    • Maintain and manage the Genus ABS South Africa webpage and social media pages; analyse performance and engagement
    • Identify and explore new and efficient ways to promote Genus ABS products and services through participation in shows and exhibitions
  • Collaborate with the General Manager, Genetic Consultants and the EMEA Marketing team to implement the marketing strategy and promote genetic products and services
    • Participate in meetings and gather information to support internal and external communications
  • Maintain knowledge of the competitive landscape and publish quarterly internal updates
  • Translate and update different marketing and product presentations as needed


  • Support the administrative team to 
    • Prepare correspondence, reports, presentations and agendas
    • Maintain data records
    • Organise diaries and calendars
  • Arrange business travel, coordinate meeting arrangements, and/or track expenses

Stocks and Supply: 

  • Check and manage goods' efficient and economical movement across the border following organisational policies and compliance with relevant local and international customs laws and processes
  • Prepare, review, approve, and maintain files for import/export documents required for the lawful completion of import/export activities
  • Control various types of inventories
    • Manage physical stock count by sales team and reconciliation of stock
    • Reconcile results with physical inventory counts & inventory records
  • Ensure that the quantity of incoming and outgoing shipments is correct, conducts inventory levels analyses, and coordinate with production and sales requirements
    • Ensure commercial and sales invoices are accurate


  • Knowledge of the dairy and beef market, buying behaviour, and factors influencing customer perception
  • Digital marketing skills and experience
  • Proven experience of coordinating projects remotely
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; the ability to communicate with people at every level; English language at a professional

Equal Employment Opportunities

Genus is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with anti-discrimination law, it is the purpose of this policy to effectuate these principles and mandates. Genus prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Genus conforms to the spirit as well as to the letter of all applicable laws and regulations.


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