Entry Level Jobs – Marketing Officer at Living Goods

Job Title:   Marketing
Officer
Organisation: Living Goods
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About US
Living Goods supports networks of ‘Avon-like’ micro-entrepreneurs who
go door-to-door teaching families how to improve their health and wealth while
selling affordable, high-impact products like basic medicines, fortified foods,
water filters, clean cook stoves, and solar lights. Living Goods seeks nothing
less than a disruptive reinvention of distribution in emerging markets, through
networks of franchised micro-entrepreneurs who leverage Living Goods’ brand,
buying power and mobile marketing tools to deliver vital products at accessible
prices to the people who need them most. By combining the best practices from
the worlds of micro-enterprise, franchising and public health, Living Goods is
creating a fully sustainable system to improve the health, and wealth, of
underserved communities.
Job Summary:  The Living
Goods Marketing Officer will support the development and implement strong
marketing plans both at the branch level and at the community health worker
level. The incumbent should be a self-starter who will develop and implement
all point of sales displays, marketing activities and product support for
Uganda. Reporting to the Uganda Field Operations Director, you will be a key
contributor to drive sales and health impact in Uganda. This position is based
in Kampala, Uganda.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Point of Sales Branding and
Marketing Activities:
  • Ensure great Living Goods visibility
    including developing and implementing relevant merchandising at Ugandan
    branches and CHP level.
  • Develop successful marketing activities
    throughout the year to support CHP work and sales: promotions, SMS
    campaigns, outdoor events, launch plan, etc.
  • Ensure timely and flawless execution of
    the activities on the ground including support to branch team and training
    team.
  • Works closely with 3rd party when needed
    and ensure the quality and creation of all editorial design, production and
    distribution of all LG marketing materials generated in Uganda.
  • Measure success of activities both on
    performance and return on investment.
2. Products and Analysis:
  • Support analytics to measure success of
    our ranges and marketing activities.
  • Support the product team to improve our
    portfolio performance: help develop testing in Uganda and support launch
    of any innovation.
3. Partnerships: Build,
strengthen and maintain marketing partnerships with suppliers/NGOs, including
on the ground implementation.
4. Testing: Implement,
coordinate and evaluate innovative marketing tests quickly and cheaply based on
LG’s objectives.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The Marketing Officer should preferably
    hold an Undergraduate degree in sales, marketing or communications.
  • At least two years’ work experience in
    marketing and/or trade marketing.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and drive for
    results.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Good design eye.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
    skills, both in English and Luganda.
  • Computer literate, including PowerPoint.
Compensation: A highly competitive salary and benefits package
commensurate with experience including health insurance and bonus
opportunity.  The opportunity to be your
best while making lives better for those in need.
How to Apply: 
To apply for this position, please visit our career page and apply for  Marketing Officer through our
applicant tracking system. In lieu of a cover letter you will be asked to
answer a few short questions that will help us learn a little bit more about
you and your interest in working with Living Goods.
Deadline: 30th April, 2015
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