Marketing & Sales Officer Jobs – Latitude Trade Co

Job Title:  Marketing & Sales Officer

Organization: Latitude Trade Co

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About US:

Latitude Trade Company (LTC) is a rapidly growing social
enterprise in Uganda sourcing specialty cacao for export and producing bean to
bar chocolate at origin. Working with over 1,000 certified organic smallholder
farmers, our mission is to sustainably increase incomes and reduce risk for our
suppliers while positively impacting the community and environment surrounding
our operations. We aim to provide chocolate makers and consumers in East Africa
and around the world with the highest quality, transparently sourced and fully
traceable Ugandan cocoa products.

Job Summary:  The Marketing & Sales Officer will be
implementing marketing, advertising and distribution strategies for Latitude
chocolate within Uganda, East Africa and overseas.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Contributing to development of marketing,
branding, packaging and distribution strategies

·       
Implementing sales and distribution strategies
via retail, wholesale, and online

·       
Implementing strategies for customer acquisition
and customer care

·       
Liaising with production staff to plan and
coordinate monthly schedule of orders

·       
Implement social media and online advertising
strategies

·       
Coordinate packaging, media, and advertising
requirements

·       
Support implementation of chocolate education
and tours programs

·       
Organize and carry out events, tours and
tastings

·       
Support logistics of distribution channels for
all chocolate products

·       
Participate in product development and ongoing
market research

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s and/or
Master’s degree from reputable university in related field

·       
Prior experience in marketing, sales, and
distribution of food products in Sub-Saharan Africa

·       
Knowledge of or previous experience in
hospitality, food and beverage, food manufacturing, confectionery, bakery
supply-chain, and/or specialty product distribution

·       
High degree of organization and communication
skills

·       
Fluent spoken and written English

·       
Ability and willingness to learn on the job

·       
Outgoing personality with an interest in quality
products made in Africa

·       
Positive attitude and sense of humor

Benefits &
Compensation:

·       
Competitive monthly salary

·       
Communications allowance

·       
Reimbursement of health related expenses

·       
21 days of annual leave plus public holidays

·       
Coverage of all work-related travel

·       
Candidates hired from outside of Uganda will be
provided with relocation support

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates please
submit CV, cover letter, and references to jobs@latitudetrade.co

Please note, this position is open to East African citizens
only

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