Marketing Director Career Vacancy – Airtel Uganda

Job Title:    Marketing Director
Organisation: Airtel
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Chief Commercial
About Airtel:
Airtel was launched in
Uganda in 1995 and is Uganda’s most innovative mobile phone operator, which has
introduced many “firsts” in the telecommunication sector such as: Pre-paid
plans, Post-paid plans, International roaming, Dedicated customer care, One
rate to all networks, Fax and Data, Call forwarding, Per second billing,
Freedom Forever and Mobile Top up. 
Airtel in Uganda is a great success story in Uganda. Our customer base
has grown tremendously – so has our coverage – and our service quality is
unsurpassed in the market.
The Marketing
Director will be responsible for perceiving, developing and deploying the
country-level marketing strategy for delivering revenue and ensuring a strong
and well positioned product portfolio.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Formulate
    marketing strategies for the country to ensure superior visibility and
    superior customer intimacy of the brand compared to competition. This will
    be in conjunction with Uganda Chief Operating Officer and Group Chief
    Marketing Officer.
  • The
    incumbent will develop and implement acquisition strategies for the
    various sales verticals across retail and corporate businesses
  • Constantly
    monitor all indices to ensure performance against set targets while
    ensuring remedial action for all under-performing initiatives completion.
  • Identify
    opportunities and develop roadmaps for maximizing revenue from all revenue
  • Derive
    synergies across customer segments for overall revenue enhancement
  • Develop
    and implement a marketing communication strategy that will ensure superior
    visibility and superior customer intimacy of the Brand.
  • The
    incumbent will also ensure the functions objectives are delivered through
    a highly motivated and engaged team.
  • Develop
    an enterprise solutions strategy that will deliver incremental revenues
    from corporate clients.
  • Take
    charge of the production of regular dashboard reports and distribute to
    executive management with analysis of major trends.

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The
    ideal candidate should hold a Bachelor’s degree in marketing and
    management or like discipline; an MBA with focus on Marketing.
  • Certifications
    or additional qualifications in Advertising, Business Administration,
    communications and management will be an added advantage.
  • A
    minimum of fifteen years working experience with seven years or more in a
    senior management role in FMCG industry, and at least five years in
    Telecoms Marketing.
  • Strong
    people skills – Building collaborative relationships, empowering and
    developing people Risk taking appetite.
  • Business
    and commercial acumen.
  • Excellent
    understanding of corporate governance standards.
  • Should
    thrive in challenging situations.
  • Ability
    to network with global players.
  • Strong
    analytical skills and problem solving skills.
  • Entrepreneurial
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested Candidates are invited to send their updated CVs, academic
qualifications with a day phone contact, address and an email address to – The
Resourcing Team via Email to:
Deadline: 12th August, 2016
  • Attach
    copies of all academic documents.
  • Soliciting
    of influence of any nature will lead to an automatic disqualification.
  • We
    regret that only short listed candidates will be contacted. Applicants who
    do not hear from us 2 weeks from the closing date should consider their
    applications unsuccessful.

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