Head Contraceptive Social Marketing NGO Careers - Marie Stopes International

Organization: Marie Stopes International
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About US:
Marie Stopes International is a global organisation providing personalised contraception and safe abortion services to women and girls. Our local teams of professionals are passionate about the work they do in communities across 37 countries. The services they provide give a woman the power to choose when she has children so that she’s free pursue her plans and dreams for herself and her family.

Job Summary: The Head Contraceptive Social Marketing is responsible for the implementation / control of MSU national sales strategy, determining sales regions, establishing goals and quotes, overseeing sales training programs and ensuring that the sales force achieves set revenue and expense targets. Ultimately, s/he will be accountable for MSU’s sales performance.  It is particularly important that the post holder is able to sustain a close and collaborative partnership with operational staff in the support office and field, so that project deliverables remain a focus of operational activities. This post holder will be able work productively with the Research, Monitoring & Evaluation, Operations and Social Franchising teams to ensure that programme activities serve the indicators in MSU’s M&E framework.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
·         Develop brand strategies and marketing plans under the guidance of the Managing Director to whom s/he will report.
·         Recruit, train, motivate and manage a high quality marketing and sales team to successfully improve the marketing and sales functions.
·         Achieve agreed targets by providing hands on leadership, including developing detailing and marketing, organizing events for health providers, managing key client accounts and supervision to all medical representatives and sales staff.
·         Ensure the successful launch of new health products.
·         Develop positive relations with clients and partners to help objectives.
·         Establish and implement a monitoring and management information system, and use the data for analysis to improve strategy, planning and productivity
·         Manage and report on all marketing activities and sales targets on a monthly basis.
·         Ensure quality customer care and service is accorded to clients to provide for repeat business
·         Ensure that the percentage of sales justifies the cost of lead acquisition           


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·         The applicant must hold a University degree in the relevant field
·         Background in pharmaceutical marketing, management and/ or a pharmacist/doctor
·         A minimum of five years’ experience in pharmaceutical and sales, preferably in a managerial capacity
·         Previous experience and success in recruiting and retaining a high performance sales team
·         Computer literacy (MS Office)
·         Demonstrated ability to lead and manage a diverse sales team
·         Demonstrated ability to achieve sales plans
·         Demonstrated ability to professionally develop and coach team members
·         Strategy development, project management, problem solving and change management skills
·         Solid understanding of healthcare and regulatory requirements and issues
·         Exceptional negotiation skills and ability to build positive working relationships, both internally and externally.
·         Ability to effectively present information and negotiate with all levels of management
·         Demonstrated strong oral and written communication skills
·         Knowledge of Family Planning is added advantage

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the Marie Stopes International in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to Apply Online by clicking on the link below.


Deadline: 24th November 2017

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