Country Head Career Vacancy – Ipsos




Job Title:    Country Head
Organization: Ipsos
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Manager, East
Cluster
About US:
Ipsos is a
world-leading research company operating in more than 85 countries. It has
revenues in excess of £1Bn and employs over 16,000 staff worldwide. Ipsos
provides research services and strategic insights to the world’s largest
corporations and many public sector organisations. Ipsos is organized in each
country of operation across its global business lines and its functions, in a matrix
organization that is designed to achieve operational excellence, functional
expertise and client satisfaction.
Job Summary:  The Country Head serves as the senior face to
clients, employees and local authorities. The incumbent will also work closely with
the cluster manager to represent the interests of the Ipsos Uganda business, office,
employees and also the client needs.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1.
Sales & Marketing:
·        
The incumbent will identify and develop local
business opportunities for significant growth within Ipsos Uganda
·        
Leveraging and building on the global knowledge,
capabilities and resources in Ipsos global practices
·        
Implement and manage a client and sales oriented
focus in the business
2.
Clients & Positioning:
·        
Develops and maintains local client contacts as the
senior client representative of Ipsos in the country
·        
Understands the client needs regardless of Strategic
Business Lines and helps developing projects locally together with Business
Units and across Clusters
·        
External representation of the company, aligned with
global branding, positioning, marketing and communication to both the client
and talent market
3.
Leadership & People Management:
·        
In charge of strategic business planning for Ipsos
in Uganda aligned with Global and Sub Saharan Africa vision and SSA and
strategic business planning
·        
The incumbent will drive a performance based culture
that engages teams at all levels
·        
Manage the Executive team, including regularly
scheduled team management meetings and all other strategy, policy and
decision-making sessions as appropriate
·        
In charge of implementing Ipsos Group strategy,
policies and processes locally
·        
Carries out all statutory and legal responsibilities
for all legal entities of Ipsos in Uganda
Key Performance Indicators:
·        
Financial performance of Country (including both
P&L and balance sheet performance)
·        
Retention of key staff & Development of a
succession pipeline
·        
Client satisfaction
·        
Employee Engagement
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The applicant should hold a Bachelor’s degree,
preferably in Business, Marketing, or a related field
·        
Possession of an advanced degree such as an MBA
would be an added advantage
·        
At least ten years of market Research related
experience, with six years previous management experience
·        
Excellent track record of having run a successful
business, preferably in professional services or market research
·        
Previous experience working in a multinational
environment
How to Apply: 
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send a covering letter and updated CVs
detailing your experience for the post and include daytime telephone contacts
to: careers.uganda@ipsos.com.
Please clearly include “Country Head, Uganda” in the cover letter and email
subject header.
Deadline: Friday, 30th October,
2015

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