Head of Marketing Employment Opportunity – DFCU Bank

Job Title:  Head of Marketing    

Organisation: DFCU Bank

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Chief – Business and Marketing Officer


About Organisation:

DFCU Bank is a fast growing commercial bank offering a variety of innovative products and services. DFCU Limited was started by the Commonwealth Development Corporation (CDC) of the United Kingdom and the Government of Uganda through the Uganda Development Corporation (UDC) under the name of Development Finance Company of Uganda Limited. Later restructuring brought in DEG (of Germany) and International Finance Corporation (IFC) as equal partners with CDC and UDC, each having a 25% stake in the company. Its objective was to support long-term development projects whose financing needs and risk did not appeal to the then existing financial commercial lending institutions.


Job Summary:  Reporting to the Chief- Business & Marketing Officer, the Head of Marketing will be responsible for dfcu’s brand performance, brand awareness and consideration, and the alignment of commercial growth objectives across the Retail, Corporate, and Institutional Banking business units, with enabling marketing strategies.

This role will lead the brand and business marketing teams, differentiate the brand from its competitors, and drive consideration through creative storytelling, the brand’s visual identity and campaigns, brand assets, sponsorships, and activation. The role holder will drive product, solutions, and segment marketing strategy across dfcu’s portfolio, with accountability for creating strategic positioning, go-to-market plans, competitive intelligence, and relevant collaterals/campaigns.

The ideal candidate will be a high-energy individual who can motivate, cultivate and mentor a high-performance team through the dfcu lens.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Articulate and refine the dfcu brand through consumer-focused insights, helping clarify and reinforce our identity and voice while ensuring alignment with the company’s overall strategic goals and vision, and creating synergies across the product portfolio.
  • Oversee the management of dfcu’s brand identity and standards across all customer and stakeholder touchpoints, for consistent brand representation.
  • Direct and approve the design of all branding and creative assets, including all offline channels (TV, Radio, OOH, ambient media, product collaterals and BTL touchpoints, digital/online channels (digital paid marketing, social media content, email and direct marketing, website user interface (UI) and user experience (UX), branch and points of representation branding and representation, as well as physical products (as applicable).
  • Collaborate with product, segment, and sector leadership/teams in the development of go-to-market strategies and annual marketing plans spanning all stages of our customers’ lifecycle; from prospect identification to acquisition, growing our share of wallet and retention.
  • Manage and execute marketing calendars (annual, 30-day, 90 days, weekly) with a high degree of collaboration, transparency, and cross-functional communication.
  • Strategically organize and prioritize marketing efforts throughout the year across all channels.
  • Craft comprehensive multi-channel and platform marketing strategies to bolster key initiatives for each of our segments, sectors, and brands (where applicable).
  • Embed data-driven insights into each marketing strategy for targeted outreach and optimal return on investment.
  • Proactively identify market opportunities to meet and exceed company Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
  • Deeply understand customer lifecycle marketing, especially within the CRM context, to enhance customer engagement and loyalty.
  • Stay at the forefront of marketing innovation, exploring new channels and strategies to grow and maintain dfcu’s competitive edge.
  • Lead the development and execution of a comprehensive digital marketing strategy, focusing on customer acquisition and engagement.
  • Drive digital performance, website, email, and SMS marketing strategy/execution.
  • Oversee social media brand and product strategy, executed at individual product and segment levels.
  • Lead digital-first marketing campaign planning for key seasonal campaign cycles.
  • Build and manage assigned marketing budget(s) to drive optimized investment and ROI.
  • Responsible for strategic planning and resource allocation decisions across all demand-generation activities.
  • Develop, track, and achieve key performance indicators that drive improved pipeline velocity and campaign effectiveness.
  • Select and manage external agencies.
  • Manage cross-functional teams, including non-marketing participants.
  • Responsible for effective demonstration of managerial practices to include: the identification and recruitment of key strategic talent, providing day-to-day leadership to the brand and business marketing team, establishing clear roles, responsibilities, and lines of business support for team members, as well as the overall coaching and performance management of a high performing team.

Qualifications Skills and Experience:

  • University Degree with Marketing qualifications and relevant Marketing experience.
  • A relevant Master’s Degree will be of added advantage.
  • Professional Marketing qualification, such as CIM.
  • Industry and market knowledge with holistic business acumen.
  • Finance and Accounting is a requirement.
  • Product and Financial Management training.
  • At least twelve years of marketing experience, in a relevant industry.
  • Strong brand advertising creative expertise.
  • Deep experience in developing and executing large, multi-national 360 marketing campaigns.
  • Innovative, creative, and strategic thinker, with the ability to leverage partners to deliver exceptional creative work.
  • Strategic thought leader with the ability to closely connect creative decisions to data-backed audience insights.
  • Excellent collaborator with the ability to operate successfully in a highly matrixed organization.
  • Natural curiosity and advanced ability to develop, communicate, implement, and evangelize results-based strategies and vision.
  • Deep knowledge of the rapidly evolving digital landscape and digital marketer tools to successfully execute customer acquisition, retention, and engagement campaigns.
  • Influencing, partnering, and negotiating skills with senior business and marketing executives to create and manage strong relationships.
  • Strong analytical skill set with the ability to develop and maintain robust measurement framework, as well as develop keen customer insights to inform marketing platforms.
  • Must have an entrepreneurial spirit and be a self-starter.
  • Business Acumen: Defines a clear picture of the future direction of the organization and develops comprehensive execution and implementation plans.
  • Customer Mindset: Ability to understand customer needs and wants.
  • Strong Leadership Skills: Has led organizations through significant change, demonstrating leadership through inspiration and influence, developing, and fostering a high-performance environment, balanced with high levels of employee engagement.
  • Strong Communicator: Applies excellent verbal and written communication skills to translate the vision and strategy into clear priorities and direction, both internally and externally – and engages at all levels of the organization and with key stakeholders.
  • External Credibility: Strong external network in the marketing and media landscape. A proven executive with a strong track record of success. Demonstrated ability and experience to credibly engage a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Flawless Integrity and Judgement: Proven champion for the highest workplace integrity, respect, diversity, equity, and inclusion.


How to Apply:

If you believe you meet the requirements as noted above, please forward your application with a detailed CV including your present position and copies of relevant professional/academic certificates, to the email address indicated below:




Deadline: 20th June 2024


Disclaimer: dfcu Bank does not solicit/accept payment in cash/kind from prospective candidates in exchange for shortlisting or job placement. Any candidate who engages in this kind of transaction is aiding and abetting fraud and will be automatically disqualified.


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Date Posted 2024-06-11T12:59
Valid Through 2024-06-21T00:00
Employment Type FULL_TIME
Hiring Organization DFCU Bank
Job Location Kampala, Kampala, Kampala , 0256, Uganda

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