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Marketing Manager in South Africa , South Africa

We are recruiting for one of South Africa's best-loved e-commerce destinations. Almost 20 years ago they launces and is South Africa’s leading e-commerce FMCG store, selling the widest range of their products across South Africa.

They are in need of a dynamic Marketing Manager to join the team.

The incumbent will be responsible for driving sales through effective management of all marketing channels; strategizing and execution of campaigns to drive customer acquisition and increased brand awareness. This individual will need to have an understanding of the customer requirements in order to define the goals for user experience; and work closely with merchandise and customer service to ensure customer satisfaction goals are met to ultimately improve brand loyalty.

The company is owned by a company that builds and invests in Internet-enabled businesses targeting South African and African consumers. We focus on rapid, disciplined and number-driven execution, with a strong operational focus, and implement global-proven business models that take advantage of technology.

About the Role
The role will include the following deliverables:

Plan and co-ordinate email marketing
• Manage the email marketing calendar and brief merchandisers on the offers required to drive sufficient revenue and desired brand perception
• Direct and oversee the design and coding of emailers
• Schedule emailers and manage the email database wrt list size and segmentation

Budgeting & Channel reporting
• Monitor margins and identify problems to relate to merchandise, operations, customer service or marketing spend
• Assess and Manage the efficiency of marketing spend per channel
• Monthly revision of marketing budget

Customer acquisition and retention
• Source new partnerships and campaigns to drive brand awareness and generate new leads
• Monitor email database size and interactions - list size, open rates, clicks and related customer service tickets
• Manage the wine club and curate monthly selections
• Soft marketing efforts to improve brand positioning, brand awareness and retain the various customer segments
Website Manage banners and promotions on the homepage
• Monitor sold out products, basket reservations and mixed cases and relate to merchandise to manage
• Creating and managing new campaign and category landing pages for promotions
• Front-end features to improve UX: Research, design & brief dev on long-term new front-end features & improvements.

Staff Management
• Manage the team/pool as to achieve set performance goals and effectively contribute to team performance
• Actively identify problem areas within workflow and improve processes where necessary
• Transfer knowledge and skill and encourage design-related learning outside the company

Key qualifications and skills:
• Relevant degree, qualification or recognition of prior learning based on minimum of 3-5 years in a Marketing or Brand manager role, in retail, beverages, FMCG or similar consumer-facing environment.
• Exceptional skills in the Digital Marketing space as well as in Traditional Marketing.
• Previous experience in an online/ecommerce environment highly beneficial.
• Understanding of South African retail consumers, and preferably an understanding of online consumers.
• Business acumen, data driven and numeric.
• Passion and interest in the wine industry.
• Initiative, enthusiasm, commitment to the role, and pro-activity.
• Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills.

Our Offer:
• Salary will be market-related and will depend on the candidate’s profile

Expiring: Jan 26, 2018
Founder and CEO in South Africa , South Africa

Our client is an investor in the tech business targeting African consumers.

Job description
Build a Silicon Valley-style startup in Africa! Are you a top-tier leader looking to build a disruptive business and create a lasting legacy, using technology and disciplined execution to change the way people do business across the continent?

We're looking for a FOUNDER and CEO to lead a new Pan-African service-focused startup, headquartered in Cape Town and aggressively rolling out a common model, proven elsewhere in the world, into leading African markets.
You need to be young and hungry to create something new and entrepreneurial, with a track record of leading people in frontier markets.

About the role:
The role is to drive the creation and growth of a B2B and B2B2C service-oriented startup into key African markets. Over coming months and years, the role will involve the following activities:
• Phase 1: Building on initial research, refine and detail the business model and go-to-market strategy for the startup, based on leading global examples but modified for relevance to Africa
• Phase 2: With the companies support, recruit the rest of the founding team and start the build-test-refine cycle for the business model
• Phase 3: Launch in key markets in South, West and East Africa, with headquarters and product team based in Cape Town, and sales, marketing and customer relationships teams to be recruited in each target market
• Phase 4: Drive disciplined execution and rapid growth across the continent, with frequent travel and careful talent management in each location.

Key qualifications and skills:

Required:
• Tertiary qualification of at least Bachelors level, and strong history of academic and personal accomplishment
• Experience in a frontier market (Africa, S/SE Asia, etc.) in market expansion, strategic or similar role
• Strong desire and willingness to travel to African countries frequently
• Strong people management skills, including recruiting and managing teams of varying profiles
• A thinker and innovator as well as an executor willing to get hands-on

Beneficial:
• Experience with new economy/internet
• African background and experience

Offer:
• As founder and owner, most of your long-term compensation will come from a large equity stake
• Salary will cover daily expenses and will depend on the candidate’s profile
• Some personal investment into the business is highly encouraged to get "skin in the game," but not necessarily required.

Are you interested in becoming a Founder and CEO in South Africa? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Jan 26, 2018
DSS, GIS, remote sensing specialist , Kenya

For an upcoming programme in Kenya, Mott MacDonald is currently proposing for, we are looking for a DSS, GIS, remote sensing specialist.

Background of the programme:
The Kenya Water Security and Climate Resilience Project aims to improve the water resources management of Kenya’s 6 main catchments. The current catchment plans require substantial revision, especially in relation to spatial information and strategic visioning.
The governmental agency, Kenya’s Water Resource Management Agency (WRMA), responsible for catchment plan development and implementation requires consultancy support to realise state-of-the-art knowledge and database management and to facilitate stakeholder processes for decision-making. The scope of the programme is thus to develop the capacity of WRMA in terms of tools, skills and infrastructure, to deliver on the core functions of project component “Strengthening Water Management and Planning”. This includes on-the-job development capacity building on the development of databases and new information systems, models, tools that will support WRMA’s work. The expected results of the programme are:
- A stronger WRMA institution that has strengthened capacity to carry out its core functions;
- Six integrated catchment management plans that outline the critical land and water resources development and management elements in a manner that is based on extensive knowledge-driven analysis and meets the expectations of all key-stakeholders.

Job Description
Tasks of the DSS, GIS, remote sensing specialist are, among others:
- Development of Decision Support Systems (DSS) and databases, including remote sensing and geographic information system (GIS) applications.
- Development of interactive knowledge products, like web portals with 3-D and animation visualizations and toolkits/atlases which enable users to explore catchments in a multi-dimensional perspective.
- Development of systems and applications in close consultation with various stakeholders.
- Building capacity of WRMA staff in DSS, GIS, remote sensing and interactive knowledge products.

Candidate Specification
Requirements:
- Post-graduate degree in Information DSS, remote sensing and/or GIS, or similar.
- At least 12 years of demonstrated experience with water sector data, information, knowledge and decision support bases and systems development and management, including remote sensing , GIS applications and interactive knowledge products.
- Experience in developed and developing countries.
- Experience in working in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams.
- Experience of working on International Development Agency (IDA) or bilateral funded projects is preferred.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.

The expected input for this role is [FULLTIME]. The total duration of this programme is 3 years. Employment will be on freelance basis.

Expiring: Jul 05, 2016
Head of Fintech in Uganda , Uganda

Motorcycle taxis are immensely popular and serve as the lifeblood of many cities in Africa, but they are extremely unsafe and disorganized. SafeBoda is a Ugandan-based startup on a mission to make motorcycle taxis (bodas) more safe, affordable, and convenient across Sub-Saharan Africa—while providing a more meaningful and lucrative career for drivers

At the click of a button, SafeBoda provides a safe, more convenient, mobile-first transportation platform for Africa’s booming young population. On the high-frequency use of our transportation service, SafeBoda is providing value to consumers, our drivers and passengers, with additional financial services, payments and other on-demand services to keep Africa moving forward.

What we are looking for
SafeBoda is looking for a Head of Fintech to lead all payments and financial services work at SafeBoda across East Africa. We believe our team can move quicker and smarter and build value in East Africa. The person will be responsible for the strategic vision of the fintech layer of SafeBoda’s service. In particular, you will be designing and implementing a range of financial products and services for our target consumer which are the SafeBoda drivers and passengers. This will require working with a range of actors. In addition, this will be an exciting and challenging role that enables the successful applicant to play a pivotal part in identifying, testing and scaling opportunities for SafeBoda to offer access to financial products and services to millions of underbanked East Africans.

Below are key responsibilities and qualifications.

Responsibilities:
- Lead the financial services and payments offering at SafeBoda
- Manage a series of partnerships with financial institutions and partners across multiple areas
- Develop highly scalable products and lead and inspire a high-performing cross-functional team across Product, Engineering and Operations.
- Scale a team rapidly to deliver on very ambitious targets
- Support the company to ensure SafeBoda becomes a leader in fintech in East Africa

You should have:
- +5 years leading in fintech, banking, payments, tech or a similar field
- Proven leadership and ability in scaling a team
- Experience in fintech/banking/microfinance in East Africa, Uganda is a plus
- Product development experience is a plus
- Familiarity with the financial regulatory environment in Africa
- Bachelor’s degree in a business or finance related field with academic excellence
- Pro-active ability to move fast, innovate and find creative solutions
- Solid analytical skills and advanced experience of Excel
- Passionate about financial services and financial inclusion
- Excellent communication skills with the flexibility to negotiate corporate partnerships one minute and explain financial concepts to SafeBoda riders the next
- Love our product and be curious about how it works
- Live the SafeBoda values, represent the company in everything you do and constantly fly the flag.

Ready?
The need for this role is urgent, and we’d like the right candidate.

Are you interested in becoming a Head of Fintech in Uganda? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Mar 02, 2019
Pre-Sales Head IMS in Kenya , Kenya

Direct Supervisor: Director - Solutions Business Unit
Supervision: Presales Consultant
Department/Group: Sales
Job Category: Senior Manager
Location: Kenya Travel Required: No
Position Type: Permanent

POSITION OVERVIEW
The position is responsible for responsible for driving solution development in Techno Brain Group through his/her team and supporting Sales teams in delivering value driven demos to customers. The ideal candidate has a strong propensity for technology, loves innovation and leading technical teams to success.

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Solution Development
- Oversee the design, development and improvement of solutions by liaising with product development team.
- Plan and implement the solution development life cycle based on market/client need.
- Tailor corporate solutions based on market trends, opportunities and competitor analysis.

2. Sales team support and Corporate Positioning
- Ensure effective production of responses to Requests for Information (RFI) and Requests for Proposal (RFP)
- Collaborate with Sales teams to provide product, business and technical knowledge in support of pre-sales activities.
- Understand the go to market strategy for each product/solution and appropriately execute a sales plan with the on ground sales team.
- Promote Techno Brain as a company in the market to ensure brand recognition and awareness.

3. Leadership
- Provide strong leadership to the team through engagement
- Promote Techno Brain as a company in the market to ensure brand recognition and awareness.
- Performance Management: Manage employee performance e.g. Weekly/monthly continuous performance discussions and provision of feedback. Translate strategy into executable plans while motivating your team with clear direction by setting clear goals and KPIs each quarter.
- Succession Planning: Develop the next leadership bench in your team through identifying and working with HR in developing your team’s talent potential e.g. coach, mentor and facilitate development of direct reports.
- Behavioural Role Model: Emulate Techno Brain corporate values through your behaviour through rewarding and voicing support for good behaviours as much as you reward technical competence.
- Team Engagement: Engage their employees and manage diversity within the workplace by encouraging and personally participating in employee engagement activities.

KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
- % of Customer satisfaction.
- % of new solutions developed
- % RFI/RFP responses
- Performance Management: Evidence of no. of performance conversations per week/month with individuals in team
- Succession Planning: % of high potential individuals identified for succession planning in team
- Behavioural Role Model: % of cases, warnings or issues arising from the team members
- Engagement: % of team-building activities and positive feedback received during HR Connect

PERSON SPECIFICATIONS

Academic Qualifications
- Master’s degree in related field from a recognised university;
- Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field

Professional Qualifications
- Relevant professional qualification;
- Member of a relevant professional body.

Experience
- Minimum of (8) years’ relevant experience in a similar organisation with six (2) at managerial level.
- Good market understanding of Identity Management business, exposure to trends in the African market.
- Experience in responding to Requests for information and Requests for pricing.
- Good experience in Conducting pre sales activities such as demo’s and presentations.
- Conduct regular competitor and price analysis in order to understand market trends and identify opportunities.

Are you interested in becoming a Pre-Sales Head in Kenya? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Mar 02, 2019
Account Executive in Morocco , Morocco

As an Account Executive your main task will be to provide support to new and existing accommodation partners, contacting, informing and advising them about how to meet the demands of the visitors on the Booking.com website. You will also build the accommodations webpages and training the new accommodations on how to use Booking.com’s extranet and how to use the systems that can improve their availability and supply. Furthermore you will offer support to the Account Managers with various tasks at the office.

Tasks:
- Day-to-day pro-active communication with partners in your region by telephone, by internal messaging and occasionally in person to assist with the development of the business;
- Building productive relationships with partners to ensure that they offer the best availability and rate structure;
- Discuss opportunities with partners that will help improve business by using Booking.com BV’s internal tool of priority setting;
- First point of contact for key local accommodation partners, answering questions and queries, taking action as needed;
- Participation in weekly team learning in your office;
- Advise accommodation partners regarding their (potential)webpages on the Booking.com website and how they can amend data with respect to supply, availability, specials, promotions;
- Liaison person for properties to contact when they have questions by phone and the Account Managers are unavailable;
- Providing support to properties or Booking.com BV in building the webpage for accommodations and/or maintaining property information on the Booking.com website;
- Verify that the website has accurate information on properties and pictures of newly registered accommodations;
- Delivering training by phone to new and or existing properties on how to use Booking.com’s extranet and rates & availability system;
- Providing properties with information and advice mainly by phone, including follow-ups;
- Looking after IT/administrative related tasks;
- In consultation with the Account Managers, provide information support to Booking.com BV for new and existing accommodations;
- Conduct daily/weekly rate and availability checks on various platforms;
- Assist in the preparation of market visits, operational planning and projects;
- Assisting in additional tasks and projects when needed
- You will also need to be versatile, flexible and adapt quickly to the latest guidelines/changes from Booking.com BV.

Qualifications:
- Great face-to-face and telephone communication skills;
- Fluent French, English and Arabic speaker and writer;
- Affinity/experience within e-travel and/or hotel/travel industry is a plus;
- Pro-active, sense of responsibility and can work independently;
- Ability to convince partners on the phone to implement suggestions;
- Quick and resourceful, flexible, accurate, strong analytical and an eye for detail;
- Team player, motivated and enjoys to work in e-travel and hospitality;
- Business focused;
- Positive attitude;
- Hotel School or University background preferred
- You already have a work permit to work in Morocco

Are you interested in becoming an Account Executive in Morocco? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Jan 11, 2019
Sr. Account Manager in Morocco , Morocco

As a Senior Account Manager you will be responsible for the account management team in the appointed market, managing and motivating people in your team. You will be responsible for the account management of some of the hotels in the area. You create quantity and quality reports on results and performance for information support to Booking.com BV. You advise hotels about information on the Booking.com website, and provide them the (initial) training on how to use Booking.com BV‘s system. You will be reporting to the Area Manager in improving hotel availability and supply and supporting Booking.com BV in meeting the demands of the visitors on the Booking.com website.

This full time position will be based in our Casablanca office office.

Main Responsibilities

- Manage a team of Account Managers Hotels in Casablanca;
- Provide constant feedback and support to your team members;
- Hold regular meetings, 1:1’s, performance and appraisal reviews;
- Direct account management for hotels in an appointed region
- Visit the important hotels;
- Responsible for area coverage;
- Support Booking.com BV’s-strategy for hotel availability and supply within appointed region
- Promote the Booking.com BV brand name and its online reservation services to hotels;
- Liaison person for hotels to contact when they have questions;
- Providing hotels with information and advice by mail and email, including follow-ups;
- Accompany and train hotels on how to use Booking.com BV’s extranet and rates & availability system;
- Support hotels with regards to Booking.com BV’s system;
- Liaise with hotels on allotment, availability and supply;
- Organize and coordinate Tourist Trade Fair visits to liaise with hotels;
- You will also need to be versatile and adapt quickly to the latest guidelines from Booking.com BV.

Required Skills

- 2-4 years of experience in a comparable management function;
- Fluent in French, English & Arabic;
- Affinity/experience within e-travel and/or hotel/travel industry;
- Pro-active, sense of responsibility, friendly and ability to work independently;
- Quick and resourceful, flexible, accurate, strong analytical skills and an eye for detail;
- Great face-to-face and telephone communication skills;
- Team player, motivated and enjoys to work in e-travel and hospitality;
- Business focused;
- Positive attitude;
- University background preferred;
- Driver’s license;
- Availability to travel 50% of the time;
- You are a Moroccan national.

Please note only English CVs and applications will be accepted.

Are you interested in becoming a Sr. Account Manager in Morocco? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Nov 22, 2018
Integration Developer in South Africa , South Africa

Job Description
 Candidate should be technically sound and hands-on, technology stack may differ from project to project but a general list of technology mentioned the end of the email.
 Candidate should be able to understand complex functional / business requirements, visualize architecture, solution and translate same into estimates and a technical delivery plan.
 Candidate should hold excellent technical communication to convince and drive best practices/approaches during planning and implementation with internal and customer stakeholders.
 Candidate should have work experience on project diverse in nature – software development, upgrade, migrations, tuning and improvisation, integration etc.
 Candidate should be able to plan and incorporate development and source code management best practices, ex-delivers reusable code and architecture.
 Candidate should be able to technically lead and mentor team 10 to 20 people and align individual and team tasks to towards final delivery.
 Candidate should understand project execution methodologies and dependency along project CSF - scope, budget, schedule etc.

Experience Details
- Overall of 6 + years of experience with the relevant experience of 5 years.

Mandatory skills/ knowledge:

Technology Components:
• IBM IIB - IBM Integration Bus/ WMB - Websphere Message Broker
• IBM MQ - Message Queue
• Exposure to SOAP services (WSDL, XML/XSL), REST API, JSON
• Exposure to Industry standard Integration Patterns
• Knowledge of SOA patterns, PUB-SUB patterns, API architecture.

Development/ Enhancement Components:

Development Tools:
• WebSphere Message Broker Toolkit 7.0/8.0 and IIB9
• Extended Structure Query Language (ESQL)
• Exposure to JSON, YAML or RAML
• JMS and Web Service Development
• Data Format Description Language (DFDL) for non-XML data
• XML data formats, structures, and schemas, XSL

Other Development Skills:
• Java/J2EE
• API Architecture, API economy/management
• No SQL / Mongo
• CI tools (Jenkins, Travis CI, TFS, etc.)

Are you interested in becoming an Integration Developer in South Africa? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Jun 03, 2018

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