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Sep 4, 2017

Longhorn Publishers Marketing Manager Job in Kenya

Longhorn Publishers Limited, a leading firm with a strong presence in East Africa region, whose core business is publishing and distributing educational and leisure publications, wishes to recruit a dynamic and results oriented individual to fill the following post:
 
Position: Marketing Manager

(1 Post) 
 
Terms: Permanent and pensionable
 
Reporting to the Chief Commercial Officer


Job Description: The holder of this role will be accountable for managing all strategic marketing activities and campaigns across the segments.

He/she will lead, motivate and develop capabilities of the marketing team and provide strategic marketing leadership and consultancy.

Specific duties and responsibilities will entail;
 
A. BUSINESS STRATEGY
  • Develop, manage and ensure the marketing strategy for both the parent company and the subsidiaries are in place.
  • Review regularly the marketing practices in the organization and enforce best practices in the industry.
  • Analyze the effectiveness of all marketing efforts including their contribution to the effectiveness of sales campaigns.
  • Develop and grow the Longhorn Brand.
  • Participate in price fixing, developing sales offers, and reward scheme for best customers.
  • Develop and implement guidelines for sponsorship of events and activities of business partners.
  • Ensure efficient and optimal use of promotional materials.
B. RESEARCH
  • Monitor, review and present marketing research and market intelligence reports.
  • Monitor, review and report all marketing activities.
  • Managing launch campaigns for new products
  • Develop linkages with strategic partners to gain competitive advantage
C. BUDGETS
  • Financial management of the marketing programs, including budget planning and resource allocation.
  • Prepare the Marketing budget and forecasts for the fiscal year and ensure optimal use of the funds.
D. BUILD AND MAINTAIN RELATIONSHIPS
  • Participate in stakeholder forums to build sustainable relationships for long term business growth.
  • Work together with the Sales Managers of Primary and Post Primary to achieve the sales target.
Minimum requirements
 
Qualifications:
  • Master Degree in Marketing or any related course.
  • Certification from Chartered Institute of Marketing.
  • Five (5) years marketing experience of which 3 years leading a Marketing Department.
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills with demonstrated competencies in championing customer focus.
  • Demonstrated capacity to lead, coach and supervise team members effectively to deliver on business targets.
  • Demonstrate the personal qualities of being a self-starter, organized, results oriented and a team player.
Desired skills and competencies
  • Leadership Skills.
  • Relationship Management Skills.
  • Analytical Skills – Marketing.
  • Basic computer skills.         
  • Excellent negotiation skills.
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills
How to Apply

If you are the right candidate for any of the above positions and can clearly demonstrate your ability to meet the qualifications given, submit your application letter, current CV and Certificates in pdf, indicating the job title on the subject line; 


or send hard copies to:

The Head of Human Resource and Administration
Longhorn Publishers Limited
P.O Box 18033-00500 
Nairobi
 
To reach us not later than 7th September 2017.
 
Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

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