Sales Jobs – Marketing Assistant at Uchumi

Job Title: Marketing Assistant
Job Code (USUL/HR/MA 01/13)
Reports to: Country Manager
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About Uchumi:
Uchumi Supermarkets is a leading retail chain with a presence in East Africa and continues to experience tremendous business growth. In line with the growing business needs in Uganda, we are seeking highly competent professionals who possess a passion for excellence, strong work ethic, are results oriented and are committed to continual improvement to fill the following position: The position will be based in Kampala with frequent travel within the region.
Key Duties & Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will be responsible for the following amongst others:
·         Formulate, coordinate and implement the marketing strategy
·         Allocate resources per objectives and manage the cost of the marketing budget
·         Select the appropriate channels of promotion and communication
·         Lead in marketing concept creation, with management team and advertising agencies
·         Develop and position the Uchumi brand to achieve the highest level of customer preference and satisfaction
·         Formulate and ensure implementation of competitive market intelligence strategies
·         Drive Marketing innovations
·         Initiate training and development of staff
·         Keep staff updated on targets and provide guidelines on how to achieve them.
·         Ensure successful and profitable specialty partnerships
·         Maintain mutual supplier and stake holder relationships
·         Organizing corporate marketing and CSR events
Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
·         University degree in Marketing or a related course.
·         Additional graphic qualifications will be an added advantage
·         Excellent communication and analytical skills.
·         Good decision making skills
·         Proven leadership capability
·         Customer service skills.
·         At least 3 years experience in mass market sales.
How to Apply:
If you meet the above criteria and have a passion to serve in a retail environment send your application letter, detailed CV and testimonials, including 3 referees and daytime telephone contact to:
The Human Resources Manager
Uchumi Supermarkets (U) Ltd;
Garden City Mall,
P.O. Box 33230, Kampala.
All email correspondence must have the Position Title and Job Code on the subject line.
Applications should reach us not later than 5.00pm, Wednesday, 20th March, 2013.
NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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