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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