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Sep 29, 2017

FMCG Sales & Marketing Director Job in Nairobi

Our client, involved in the processing and selling of Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) in Kenya is seeking to recruit a highly competent and outstanding individual to fill the position of Sales & Marketing Director.

Category: Senior Management
 
Location: Nairobi. Frequent Travels within Kenya
 
Schedule: Full-Time
 
 
Reporting To: Chief Executive Officer
 
Starting Date: As Soon As Possible

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Develop and implement strategic marketing plans, sales plans and forecasts to achieve the Company’s overall objectives for its products.
  • Develop and manage sales and marketing operating budgets.
  • Plan and oversee advertising and promotion activities of the Company.
  • Develop and recommend product positioning, packaging and pricing strategy geared to achieve the highest possible long-term market share.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with industry influencers and key strategic partners.
  • Ensure effective control of sales and marketing results and take corrective actions so as to ensure that the sales and marketing objectives fall within designated budgets.
  • Establish and maintain a consistent corporate image for all product lines, promotional materials and events.
  • Direct sales forecasting activities, set and monitor performance goals for the sales and marketing team.
  • Handle staffing, training and performance evaluations geared to develop and control sales and marketing programs.
  • Oversee and evaluate market research so as to adjust the marketing strategy in line with the changing market and competitive conditions.
  • Monitor competitors’ products, sales and marketing activities.
  • Achieve satisfactory profit/loss ratio and market share in relation to the prevailing standards, industry and economic trends.
Qualifications required:
  • Graduate level in Marketing, Business Studies or related qualification from a reputable university. A Masters degree in Business or related field will be an added advantage.
  • Possession of professional marketing/sales qualification (e.g. CIM and membership to Marketing Society of Kenya (MSK) will be an added advantage.)
  • Must be at least 35 years old with a minimum lo years’ relevant and continuous experience at senior management level in a highly dynamic FMCG environment.
  • Computer literate with strong competence ¡n Microsoft Office tools to include Excel, Word and Power point, XP Professional. He /she must have the ability to use the Company’s ERP.
Leadership qualities
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Strategic, operational and Situational leadership skills.
  • Result oriented and goal oriented.
  • Thinking conceptually, abstractly, sales negotiations, problem solving and presentation skills crucial to achieve objective and strategic achievements.
  • Networking skills and ability to create & maintain good rapport with partners / stakeholders.
  • Be commercially astute with a solid understanding of the company’s commercial revenue drivers.
  • Have a proven track record of successfully building and leading sales teams to achieve their sales targets
  • Have travelled widely in Kenya in sales drive activities.
Application Information
 
If you believe you have the required competency in line with the stated criteria for the above position, please submit your application with a detailed CV and copies of certificates, stating email and telephone contacts on your application letter to 

Maonga Ndonye Associates, 
P.O Box 73248 - 00200 
Nairobi 

or email to [email protected]ndonye.com such that it reaches by 13th October 2017.

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