Marketing Manager / Head of Marketing

  • aikan HR Consultants
  • Jul 25, 2019
Full time Marketing & Sales Banking Business Development

Job Description

Department:        Marketing Communications    
Reports To:         Executive Director

Our Client a Player in the banking sector is seeking to recruit a Head of Marketing who will be responsible for developing and implementing marketing and communications strategies to drive top and bottom-line growth. This marketing leader will be responsible for public affairs and delivering greater exposure for the institution, for internal and external audiences, through all communications channels, including earned and placed media, social media and digital. The effective management of marketing components such as pricing, promotion, distribution, and product/service offerings/features as well as the overall customer experience shall be strengthened to impact the institution’s performance.  This position will be responsible for market research through analysis, interpretation, and implementation of customer research into effective marketing strategies.  

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

 

Marketing

  • Responsible for the development and implementation of offline and digital lead generation campaigns
  • Define the business plan and marketing plan for the corporate brand and for each product and service in the
  • Define and support each product and service of the institution based on institution priority and develop appropriate marketing tactics to achieve strategic objectives.
  • Monitor the performance of product/services and facilitate the process for improvement, adaptation or change to meet strategic objectives and performance targets
  • Monitor the achievement of the objectives defined in the marketing plan in both market share, margin, commercial positioning, customer satisfaction, etc.
  • Formulate, direct and coordinate marketing activities and policies to promote product/services
  • Responsible for driving social media, website and search strategy.

 

Brand

  • Track and monitor the health of the brand within this market.
  • Work cross-functionally to craft a coherent brand experience and strengthen a corporate image
  • Ensure the brand essence and values are communicated and exemplified through every customer touchpoint and communication vehicles (website, printed materials, loan officer scripts, product features, etc.) in a standardized way.  
  • Lead internal brand engagement efforts for engaging the employees/staff on the Brand
  • Ensure compliance with the institution’s global brand standards (visual identity and design), responsible for local administration of digital asset management system, Ensure brand consistency in the development of marketing communications and messaging

 

Customer Service Management

  • Manage the Customer Services unit.
  • Develop and implement competitive strategies of managing customer 
  • Train the staff to align with Customer service during the delivery of digital banking services.

 

Lead Generations and Conversions

  • Develops and implements strategic lead generation and conversion plans and forecasts to achieve corporate objectives for products and services.
  • Overseas the direct sales forecasting activities and sets performance goals accordingly.
  • Reviews and analyzes sales performances against programs quotes and plans to determine effectiveness.

 

Research

  • Collaborate with management and internal departments (Product Development, IT, Customer Service, etc.) to frame the key business challenges to inform the agenda for customer and market intelligence research /data gathering.
  • Advise on the appropriate research methodology for providing data needed for management decisions. Develop and present the research plans to collect customer and market intelligence data that identify customer key touchpoints, pain-points, challenges, and hurdles through primary and secondary research.
  • Conduct or oversee implementation of research initiatives (qualitative and quantitative) to help inform marketing and operations strategy and objectives.
  • Distill main takeaways - research findings and customer insights - for management.
  • Advocate for focus on the customer experience research, advising management and stakeholders on the voice of the customer (VOC) and their journey with the institution.
  • Support (by providing research insights) various departments with integrating the VOC to improve customer interactions.
  • Manage and, when needed, train resources to execute research on client and market intelligence data. Provide subject matter expertise (marketing and research) to the team members and external resources (interviewers, moderators, consultants, etc.).

 

Communications

  • Lead and oversees PR and communications activities, including developing communications plans, strategy memos, press releases, talking points, interview preparation material, website content, social media, newsletters and other communications deliverables as needed.
  • Pitch, brief, staff and monitor media; develop story ideas, angles and narratives; build and maintain media and stakeholder lists.
  • Design strategic, engaging and cutting advanced presentations.
  • Coordinating logistics and promotions for public events; Create supporting materials, including fact sheets, briefs, event summaries, speaker bios, and other handouts for large public events.
  • Write and edit a range of communications, including reports, articles, op-eds, proposals, briefs, and others needed to communicate with a broad range of audiences, internal and external.
  • Media and campaign monitoring and creation of dashboards and reports.
  • Provide education/training on products and services as well as topics related to marketing to promote products/services to customers in a uniform and feature-driven manner.
  • Develop web and social media strategies for local communications as well as ensure compliance with international web standards. Also, Responsible for the deployment and ongoing maintenance of the content of websites using a CMS.
  • Ability to manage (digital) marketing deliverables including initial planning, implementation, monitoring, optimization, analysis, and reporting.
  • Work with external communications and marketing agencies as needed

 

Budget

  • Establish a marketing budget nationally according to requirements and according to the strategic objectives of the institution
  • Evaluate financial aspects of product development such as budgets, expenditures, research, and profit/loss projections
  • Negotiate contracts with vendors/partners as needed

 

 Supervision

Supervise processes, personnel and or vendors as required to perform duties

Application Instructions

  • To apply, click on the ‘Apply Now’ button and follow the instructions on a date not later than 5:00 pm on the 08th of August 2019.
  • Your application and CV/Resume must be uploaded in either PDF or Microsoft Word format and must include your contact information, academic certificates, nationality, and 3 work-related references.
  • Only candidates who meet the requirements should apply and only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

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Key Requirements

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing), Bachelor of Business Administration (Marketing), Bsc. In Marketing or other Business related degree.
  • Masters Degree in Marketing or Business Administration
  • 7 to 10 years of experience in marketing or communications in consumer marketing and or financial sector
  • Membership to  the Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK) and local professional bodies (Uganda Marketers Society, Public Relations Association of Uganda or Uganda Advertising Association)

Application Deadline

Aug 08, 2019

Knowledge & Skills

Specific technical knowledge:

 

Digital marketing – Knowledge of SEO, SEM, Marketing Automation, Google Analytics, Social Media marketing,

Sales and Marketing - Knowledge of principles and methods for developing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes the development of business plans and marketing plans/strategy and tactics as well as CRM

Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.

Communications and Media - Knowledge of various types of communications and media tactics & distribution. Digital Marketing experience is a plus.

Ability to work with marketing/communications agencies through the brief development and evaluation of creative work.

Marketing Research – knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research methodologies and concepts.  Experience in data collection and research reporting as well as implementation of findings into relevant insights and strategies.

Budget and Pricing – Knowledge of budget development and management as well as pricing development and strategy

Collateral Development - Knowledge of branding and design techniques, tools, and guidelines involved in the production of marketing materials.

Web administration: Basic skills with image-editing software. Web content management experience, basic HTML and WordPress skills is a plus.

 

Language Skills

English - 100% fluency in speaking and writing and local language as applicable

 

Computer Skills   

Microsoft Suite – Intermediate knowledge or higher                                                

Design programs – Preferred (Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Corel, advanced Flash animation, Dreamweaver)

Web administration - Basic skills with image-editing software. Web content management experience, basic HTML, Digital asset management and WordPress skills is a plus

 

Travel Requirements

Availability to travel 40% of the time