Sales and Marketing Manager (Pretoria) - South Africa
- Harare, Zimbabwe
|Job Location||South Africa|
|Company Type||Financial Technologies|
|Job Role||Sales and Marketing Manager (Pretoria)|
|Employment Type||Full Time|
|Monthly Salary||R40 000 pm plus benefits|
|Career Level||Senior Management|
|Years of Experience||7|
|Residence Location||South Africa|
|Nationality||South African work permits or residency.|
|Degree||Relevant Degree or Diploma|
People/Human Resources (HR):
Ensure the recruitment of high caliber talent to drive a high-performance culture and enable continued high performance, future leadership and management cover.
Ensure all new appointments are always strictly approved by the CEO or designate in accordance with the latest company titles, salary bands, and budgets.
Ensure all permanent and temporary staff have up to date employment contracts as per the company policy and/or the applicable local legislation as a minimum.
Proactively provide input into sales and marketing resourcing and effectively manage the team and align the Sales and Marketing objectives across all regions and territories.
Develop and implement a proper induction, onboarding and on the job training program including all company policies for all local roles to set all-new temporary and permanent staff up for success.
Implement and drive a high-performance culture to enable pay for performance culture in line with Company standards and as directed by the CEO.
Ensure all non-performance, non-compliance and misconduct issues are addressed formally and timeously according to company policy and/or local legislation as a minimum.
Proactively train and develop within the sales and marketing functions to ensure that all employees within these functions reach competence as soon as possible.
Planning and Strategy:
With the CEO, plan and align the Company strategy with strategic brand plans giving direct input into the development of the expansion strategy for all Corridors, products, and services.
Actively participate and contribute to the development and implementation of new Corridors (Business Development), effectively managing team resources in the process.
Monitor the regional rollout of the sales and marketing strategies ensuring that these are consistent and aligned across all regions and in all territories.
Using marketing information gathered by the team from the industry, customers, suppliers, and market data, ensure that all sales and marketing activities are best placed to meet market needs and stay ahead of market trends.
Actively identify opportunities for growth within the required portfolio.
Corridor Development and Product Management:
Provide support and input into the development/design of the initial new corridor development, taking accountability for monitoring and reporting on the successful implementation.
Proactively support the fast and efficient rollout of the corridor development plans post the initial set-up.
Identify and actively pursue new business (product and service) development opportunities prioritized by ROI within both new and existing corridors.
Create products and concepts that are tailor-made for specific target markets, applying specific focus on enabling the conversion of both new and existing products to be fully automated financial technology/online payment solutions.
Develop and implement new product launches.
Assist the Junior Brand Manager where (or if) required to write briefs and brief agencies, negotiating the best possible rates for the best possible quality.
Monitor product profitability and actively implement cost-saving where possible, taking advantage of identified growth opportunities.
Manage ad hoc projects where required, including ensuring the profitability of the project.
Operations and IT:
Provide support and input into the development and design of best-operating practices, processes, procedures, policies, stock planning and service levels KPI’s, as well as floor layout and look and feel.
Ensure adherence and compliance to business best-operating practices, processes, procedures, policies, health, safety and environmental requirements.
Provide support and input into both the development/design of all new software and hardware development by the IT Department and prioritize according to Return on Investment.
Manage as required for both new and existing products and services/integration.
Develop and implement brand plans relating to a specific portfolio; including supporting the team to manage the activities of agencies.
Project manage the creative development process for all “Above the line” communication and all “Below the line” activities together with the team.
Approve all media, communication and brand activities before implementation by the Junior Brand Manager.
Manage all research requirements, qualitative and quantitative research for current and new products, assimilating the information and disseminating it appropriately in the Company.
Evaluate data, marketing and competitor information from various sources; including sales performance, promotion performance, and market analyses.
Test and report on the response of the market to new and test products and services.<b
Previous working experience with or within other African countries is an advantage
Exposure to and understanding of P&L and ROI management is critical
Entrepreneurial skills or mindset (ability to spot and take and advantage of opportunities)
Previous experience in working within a cross-functional team is an advantage
Experience developing and implementing business plans and goals
Proven history of sales target & margins management to maximize GP
Experience monitoring marketplace to identify business opportunities
Experience in the Logistics, Financial Services, Financial Technology or Consumer Financial Services is preferred
Demonstrated effectiveness in all the areas outlined in the roles and responsibilities
Strong communication skills (verbal and written)
Comprehensive Product knowledge (overall and specific products)
Strong negotiating skills
Strong commercial acumen, and proven ability to maintain tight budget contr
MBA is preferred
Valid Driver’s License and Passport
Minimum 7 years of experience in a fast-paced and high-performance environment
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