Marketing, Research and Development Manager Job Placement - Profiles International Uganda Limited (PIUL)

Organization: Profiles International Uganda Limited (PIUL)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: General Manager

About US:
Profiles International Uganda Limited (PIUL) is a franchisee of Profiles International Inc. (PII), a Waco, Texas, USA-based firm that provides solutions to a wide range of Human Resource challenges. PII is the recognised world leader in employee evaluation and human resource solutions. PIUL is a private limited liability company registered in Uganda. It started business in March 2005. It is franchisee of Profiles International Inc. (PII), a Waco, Texas, USA-based firm that provides solutions to a wide range of Human Resource challenges. PII is the recognised world leader in employee evaluation and human resource solutions. They would like to recruit for a valuable client, one of the leading Insurance Companies in Uganda and has been in operation for several years duly licensed by the Insurance Regulatory Authority.

Job Summary: The Marketing, Research and Development Manager will provide overall leadership, guidance, planning controlling and monitoring of all marketers and sales force; and coordinate with both internal and external stake holders.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • The incumbent will actively contribute to the development and refinement of Company’s vision and strategy. Support the overall process of management and company decision-making to ensure the organization maximizes its short, medium, and long-term profitability and shareholder returns.
  • Work closely with other executive heads on the implementation of the company’s strategic and operational plans.
  • Develop, review, and report on the business development division’s strategy, ensuring the strategic objectives are well understood and executed by the sales and marketing team.
  • Responsible for the management of the overall business development function including:
  • Impact positively the profitability of the company through ensuring strategic and tactical management decisions and new business development results through sales and marketing.
  • Carry out competition and market analysis trends through research and development
  • Develop and lead the business development team in sourcing, managing and implementing new business opportunities
  • Works closely with Public Relations to ensure efficient and effective marketing, advertising and promotional planning
  • Presents plans and budget for Board approval and prudently manage resources within those budgetary guidelines according to company policy and within ethical company governance guidelines
  • Develop, establish, and maintain marketing strategies to meet organizational objectives.
  • Effective management of the marketing, sales, advertising and promotional activities of the organization where the main responsibilities under marketing will include the following:
  • Carry out market research to determine market requirements for existing and future products
  • Manage and coordinate all marketing, advertising and promotional staff and activities
  • Conduct analysis of customer research, current market conditions and competitor information
  • Responsible for the effective supervision of branch offices and management of the set target
  • Responsible for effective planning and management of the expansion strategy
  • Formulate and implement marketing plans and projects for new and existing products
  • Manage the productivity of the marketing plans and projects
  • Keenly monitor, review and report on all marketing activity and results
  • Determine and manage the marketing budget and targets
  • Deliver marketing activity within agreed budget framework
  • Develop pricing strategy
  • Work closely with media and advertising

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should hold a University Degree in Marketing or Social Sciences /Arts; professional qualifications in insurance certificate CII or diploma CII or its equivalent.
  • Possession of a Post Graduate Diploma in Economics, Marketing or related discipline will be an added advantage
  • At least ten years’ experience in Insurance industry or financial institution, or Marketing field at a senior level
  • Possession of knowledge in management information systems and Insurance industry is a must whereas financial management will be of an added advantage
  • Excellent computer skills, communications skills, report writing skills, negotiations, analytical, problem solving skills and interpersonal /people skills.
  • Teamwork, time management and mobilization, innovation /creativity with ability to work under minimum supervision and for long hours.
  • High level of integrity, being accountable with commitment to quality and thoroughness
  • Excellent command of the English language, fluent in local languages and Swahili will be added advantage 
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send the applications and detailed CVs, copies of academic and professional certificates/ testimonials, postal address, daytime telephone contacts and names of three referees to the National Director using the address below.

Apply to: The National Director, Profiles International Uganda Limited,
P. O. Box 3024, Kampala Uganda

OR hand deliver your application from 8.00 a.m to 5.00 pm, to our offices located on Plot 26B, Tufnell Drive-Kamwokya, Kampala.

NB: For any inquiries, please call this number: +256 751 423 176

Deadline: 30th June, 2016.

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