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Head of Marketing Job at Metropol Uganda Limited ( MUL ) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Head of Marketing

Jobs at:
Metropol Uganda Limited ( MUL )

Deadline of this Job:
15th August, 2017

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

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Job details:
Metropol Uganda Limited ( MUL ) is a Credit Reference Bureau licensed by the Bank of Uganda to provide credit reference services to the market in Uganda. MUL is currently looking for qualified personnel to fill the following position for a fixed term period;
PARTICULARS OF THE POSITION
Position; Head of Marketing
Classification: Middle Management
Reports to: General Manager
Job Profile
Summary/Objective
Head of Marketing will be responsible for domestic sales of Credit Bureau products to new Subscribers and Data Providers. Will act as ambassador to existing clients for sale of new and existing products.
The Head of Marketing will also fill the role of ‘trainer’ and will be responsible for training of new Subscribers. As volume dictates, and new sales activity increases, consideration should be given to adding another person with the title of 'Trainer' to report to the Head of Marketing.
Duties & Responsibilities
  • Supports Managing Director in determining strategies
  • Responsible for new client enrollments
  •  Responsible for new products and services ideas
  • Reports on sales activities
  • Prepares marketing and sales plans
  • Responsible for daily monitoring of newspapers for new prospects and analysis on market trends.
  • Responsible for carrying out marketing program
  • Responsible for obtaining all necessary contract information required from clients and potential clients
  • Responsible for investigating client complaints
  • Responsible for membership of the company in various associations and clubs.
  •  Responsible for marketing campaigns and for defining sales and promotion strategies.
  • Responsible for daily contact with main clients and users.
Other roles
  •  Analyzing Consumer markets
  • Developing and targeting market segments
  • Setting product and pricing strategy
  • Designing and managing marketing services
  • Developing marketing channels and networks
  • Introducing new market offerings
  •  Manage retail networks
  • Designing and managing marketing services
  • Develop service components for each product.
     Determine break even points for each product
  • Create a mechanism to track market prices from competition
  •  Manage the New Product Development process.
  •  Any other duties as may be assigned by management.
Supervisory Responsibility
This role manages and directs staff management in sales, marketing, customer service and Client Relationship Management. The role is responsible for the overall direction, coordination and evaluation of direct reports and for carrying out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.
Job Specifications
Academic Qualifications
  • Master's degree in Business Administration with specialization in Sales and Marketing.
  • Diploma in Sales and marketing is an added Advantage
Knowledge and Experience
  •  Experienced sales or marketing in information industry
  • Requires working knowledge of credit reporting
  • At least 5 years’ experience in B-2-B sales and marketing either in Banking, FinTech or IT.
  •  At least 3 years in a senior management role, Desired Skills and proficiency;
  •  Strong negotiation skills
  •  Good presentation skills and dynamic personal skills
  •  Strong communication skills
  • Proficiency in windows packages i.e. MS Word, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint
Position Type/ Expected Hours of Work;
This is a full-time position. Standard days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Travel
Occasional local travel is expected with this position.
Job application procedure
Qualified and interested candidates are invited to submit their application to the HR@metropol.co.ke  by or before 15th August, 2017 midday.