Brand Manager Job Opportunity – Longhorn Publishers

Job
Title:  Brand Manager
Organisation: Longhorn Publishers
Duty
Station:
  Kampala, Uganda
About
US:
Longhorn Publishers, a leading firm with
a strong presence in Eastern Africa region whose core business is publishing
and distributing educational and leisure publications.
Key
Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • In charge
    of preparing budgets and sales forecast for the brand to meet company
    goals and objectives.
  • Responsible
    for the development and implementation of sales promotion strategies for
    the brand to ensure growth in revenue and market share.
  • In charge
    of scouting for diversification and innovative investment projects that
    support and ensuring growth of the brand.
  • Overseeing and
    supervising the Regional Sales coordinators to ensure optimal market and
    sales coverage.
  • In charge
    of identifying and developing new markets for the brand products so as to
    increase the brand’s market share and sales volume.
  • Responsible
    for supervising credit management and debt collection.
  • Setting and
    assessing standards of sales teams’ performance to improve efficiency.
  • In charge of
    preparing and monitoring the execution of sales promotion and marketing
    plans in Uganda.
  • Determining,
    in consultation with others the selling price of products to ensure
    competitiveness and profitability.
  • In charge
    of recording and transmitting information of customer complaints and
    resolving disputes regarding sales and service.
  • Requisitioning
    for promotional materials, new book information and support activities to
    enhance product and corporate brand.
  • Appraising
    the direct reports as per the company’s policy and guidelines
  • In charge
    of collecting and analysing market trends and customer behaviour to inform
    decision making.  
Qualifications,
Skills and Experience:  
  • The applicant
    should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree in Education or a Business
    related field. A Diploma in Sales and Marketing will be an added
    advantage.
  • At least five
    years’ experience in the Publishing industry or teaching service.
  • Outstanding
    needs analysis, positioning, business justification and closing skills.
  • Superior presentation
    skills
  • Excellent oral
    and written communication skills.
  • High
    business acumen
  • Excellent negotiation
    skills.  
How
to Apply:
If you are the right candidate for the
above position and possess the necessary job credentials, should please send
your application including an application letter, updated CV and certificates in
pdf clearly indicating the job title on the subject to: jobs@longhornpublishers.com. The applicants
must include three referees, who must be current and previous employers where
one has worked for more than one employer  
Deadline:
13th July 2015

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