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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
Country Head Investment , Ghana

For our client, who is an impact investor active in Africa, we are looking for a Country Head in Ghana. The candidate should be an experienced manager and investor in agribusiness.

Job description
The Country Head is responsible for managing the Ghana operations including staff, budgets and activities and, working with other Directors, and has investment responsibility for all investments in Ghana.
• Management of investment origination process with the aim of maintaining a continuous pipeline of promising investments.
• Leading the development, appraisal and negotiation of new subordinated debt and equity agribusiness investments. This involves:
1. doing or overseeing initial screening of opportunities (including KYC) and obtaining “clearance in principle” to proceed from an internal ‘Executive Committee’ of peer directors.
2. leading the commercial negotiations on the structure and terms of any investment
3. carrying out or overseeing the full appraisal and due diligence of investment opportunities (including commercial, legal, regulatory, financial modelling) and preparation and writing of required internal investment approval papers.
4. overseeing commercial aspects of the execution, working closely with internal or external legal counsel.
• Oversight of portfolio of existing (and new) investments including managing or providing regular monitoring; carrying out investment reviews and providing (or procuring from within the compmany or externally) management support to help investees achieve their business targets.
• Development and management of greenfield ‘project development’ investments; where the company is principal developer as well as the financier.
• Development of key strategic commercial relationships and alliances; including relationship with key donor funders.
• Responsibility for regulatory compliance for Ghana.
• Responsibility for supplier and contractor relationships.
• Line management of all in country employees.
• Budget responsibility for Ghana.

The candidate reports to the West Africa Regional Director and ensures that the members of the Executive Committee, Investment Committee and Board of the company are kept informed of business activities through regular updates.

The successful candidate will have:
• Strong experience (not less than 7-10 years) in a relevant investment business (e.g. private equity, DFI, Impact Investor, investment banking);
• Experience of operating in Africa and ideally in agribusiness and in West Africa;
• Excellent commercial negotiation skills and experience (including familiarity with debt and equity documentation) ;
• Strong experience in corporate finance, and financial modelling of project finance or equity investments;
• Excellent oral and written skills;
• Collegiate working style with a strong management capability;
• Ideally understanding and experience of donor funding and development priorities in Africa; and their reporting requirements.

The package provided is depending on experience. Good secondary benefits provided.

Expiring: Dec 16, 2016

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