CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER - Sandton

Job Description:
Chief Marketing Officer
Introduction

Our client is growth and going places!
Description
Purpose of the Role:-

To provide strategic leadership and guidance to the marketing and sales teams located across South Africa and the SADC regions whilst improving brand positioning and increasing revenue through the creation, implementation and execution of innovative and tactical marketing objectives, methods, policies and activities.

Minimum Qualifications and Experience Required:-

Relevant Bachelor's Degree is essential.
10 years of marketing experience (FMCG industry is preferred).
3 years of leadership experience managing a team of direct reports.

You are required to:-

Manage all aspects of marketing planning, budgeting, metrics and reporting.
Create, implement and ensure the successful execution of high level marketing plans and brand strategies whilst aligning these to institutional plans and objectives.
Facilitate and drive the sales and marketing strategy to increase revenue, reduce costs and mitigate risks.
Guide marketing related activities to ensure brand building positioning and awareness across all aspects of the marketing mix.
Lead marketing communication across various channels and market segments.
Oversee the use of lead-tracking systems and management processes to ensure demand creation and lead generation.
Oversee and leverage brand building and positioning through digital and social media platforms.
Implement and leverage the latest marketing tools and technologies.
Engage in critical market and competitive research to segment and define target markets, refine and improve the product value proposition and implement the best market-penetration strategy.
Manage external agencies and relationships with marketing services and develop and maintain long-term relationships with industry thought-leaders, marketing associations and advisors.
Ensure that the content for Radio, TV campaigns, Social Media, Digital and Print for SA and SADC regions are within statutory and legislative boundaries and demonstrate precision.
Promote individual and departmental success and high performance through teamwork, motivation, professional development and leadership.
Encourage institutional growth through the use of strategic and creative leadership, financial acumen and strong business intellect.

Competencies:-

An extensive understanding of traditional and innovative marketing, sales and communication strategies and methods.
Competent in developing strategies in line with business requirements and identified targets.
Demonstrate proficiency in market research, trend analysis, interpretation and reporting.
You have excellent analytical and literacy skills as well as strong operational, project management and public-speaking skills.
You understand:
Changing market dynamics and are able to translate them into actionable strategies
All aspects of material production for Radio, TV campaigns, Social Media, Digital and Print
Development and implementation of social media plans
How to engage the press and other related media outlets and stakeholders
A proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office and desktop publishing programs.
A high level of ethics and integrity.
Target and deadline driven?
Work well under pressure?
Work in a dynamic environment and adapt to change?
Able and keen to travel internationally?
This is the career move you have been looking for.

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