Marketing and Communications Manager Job Opportunity - Living Goods (LG)

Job Title:           Marketing and Communications Manager
Organisation: Living Goods (LG)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Deputy Country Director

About US:
Living Goods supports networks of ‘Avon-like’ micro-entrepreneurs who go door-to-door teaching families how to improve their health and wealth while selling affordable, high-impact products like basic medicines, fortified foods, water filters, clean cook stoves, and solar lights. Living Goods seeks nothing less than a disruptive reinvention of distribution in emerging markets, through networks of franchised micro-entrepreneurs who leverage Living Goods’ brand, buying power and mobile marketing tools to deliver vital products at accessible prices to the people who need them most. By combining the best practices from the worlds of micro-enterprise, franchising and public health, Living Goods is creating a fully sustainable system to improve the health, and wealth, of underserved communities.

Job Summary: The Marketing and Communications Manager will lead the development and delivery of the marketing and communications strategy in line with LG goals. The ideal candidate will be innovative, capable of managing multiple priorities and have a track record of delivering results in a fast-paced environment.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:   
Marketing:
  • Formulate and drive the LG Uganda Marketing strategy
  • Own the design and implementation of marketing plans.  Create innovative programs, events and campaigns including promotions to agents, new product launches and consumer marketing campaigns to drive sales and improve the lives of customers and their families.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of new initiatives to increase cost efficiency and health impact, such as agent incentives, recognition programs, product delivery innovations, mobile payments, credit offerings. 
  • Keenly monitor performance and return on investment of each activity.
Product:
  • Develop and maintain a competitive product portfolio through regular market reviews and product mix assessment.
  • Organize test of new products and make recommendations based on learnings.
  • Develop and design private label products.
Communication:
  • Develop in-country communication tools to support the efforts of stakeholders across LG, e.g. Advocacy, meetings, conference, etc.
  • Support Head Office Communication team with local stories.
  • Work closely with the Deputy Country Director to budget, monitor and control costs. Ensure adherence to internal control procedures.
  • Provide line management, mentorship and support to Marketing and Communications team, Marketing and Communication Coordinator and Communication Intern 
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Living Goods Marketing and Communications Manager job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in marketing, communications or related field.  Possession of a Master’s degree is preferred. 
  • At least seven years of related work experience in marketing and communication
  • Exceptional written and verbal communications
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Computer literacy skills
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and drive for results
  • Fluent in English
Compensation:  A competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience including health insurance and bonus opportunity

How to Apply:
All candidates are strongly encouraged to Apply Online at the web link below.


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