Branded: Marlon Carr

Brand Manager, Sunshine Cereals

Thursday, March 21, 2013    

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How did you land this Job?:

I have been working in marketing and sales since 2006 in various industries including retail, media and financial services. Along the way, I have secretly always wanted to enter into the fast moving consumer goods market, which is where I believe my real strength lies. I was made aware of the position through a close friend of mine and I applied. I was interviewed by the current General Manager of the company who described the brand as " one which needed someone to bat for". I was definitely interested in becoming the brands ambassador and so I put my best foot forward. The rest as they say is history.

How long have you been in this Job?:

At one year and three months into the job I am pretty new but have learned and applied so much. I am looking forward to contributing and learning much more in the coming years for Sunshine Cereals to make it number one!

What's great about your job?:

A very fulfilling part of the job is seeing the results of your work in both the company and the consumer when you gain positive feedback about the product and see upward movement in sales. You also get to see various parts of the country you never saw before through various trips. Occasionally the job will be unpredictable, which I believe removes monotony.

Tell us something we might not know about Confectionery & Snacks Ltd...

Starting from as early as 1995, the company also distributes Charles Chocolates, Sunshine Snacks and Devon Biscuits and has two operations, one in Naggos Head St Catherine and also in Montego Bay. The company distributes products islandwide to large scale supermarkets, wholesale stores, schools, mini marts etc.

Why are Confectionery & Snack Ltd products attractive options for customers?:

Customers will always love our products because they are of high quality and are geared towards the entire family at extremely affordable prices. We strive to emphasise taste as well as health which we believe all consumers value. There is something for everyone.

Where can consumers find out more about your brand?:

You can find out more about Sunshine Cereals on facebook at or on the official international website at where you can learn much more about our entire product range.


Sunshine Cereal Brand Manager Marlon Carr has six gift baskets stocked with a wide variety of Sunshine Cereals for six lucky Thursday Life readers. To win, simply answer the following question:

Name three products that ... (See question in today's printed Thursday Food section, pg 3)

The first six Thursday Life readers to send the correct answer by e-mail to marketingpromotion@jamaicaobserver by noon today Thursday, March 21, will win a gift basket from Confectionery & Snacks Ltd.

Please include your full name, occupation and contact number.

Winners MUST come in to accept their prize on the afternoon advised





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