This is an exciting time to join our growing organisation in Africa and take responsibility for the management of our expanding product portfolio and grow our marketing department. Be part of an international group with exposure to international markets and the opportunity to grow marketing skills across geographies. Product range includes both large international IT vendors and local training materials from the South African accreditation education market. We have an international website currently which can be found online for more information, our headquarters are in Europe. The South African operations opened in 2009 and are based in Bryanston.
– Manage the full marketing mix;
– Prepare annual marketing plans and execute so as to translate to targeted results;
– Define and manage pricing strategies;
– Optimise product mix aligned to GP targets;
– Apply well targeted positioning strategies for the market;
– Launch products and attend events
– Manage IMC which is currently being developed thus you won’t find a local presence online for us yet;
– Train and enable the sales team to take products to market according to how you have aligned the marketing mix;
– Run the annual sales conference
– Work with operations to ensure their course delivery aligns to marketing plans;
– Manage the Income Statement to GP level and mix the product range to optimise results.
Marketing degree or IMM and a minimum of 2 years experience in a corporate marketing team possibly as a Junior Product Manager
Alert, energetic individual with strategic vision, ability to read markets effectively and craft strategy.
Use initiative, manage and lead self, working without supervision
Decision maker and action driver
Able to negotiate contracts with training material suppliers
Excellent communication skills, verbal, non-verbal and written
Able to communicate at senior levels in customer meetings
Experience in business-to-business and education environment would be useful but not essential.
Proven track record of applying marketing skills translating to results