Posta HOD / Marketing & Strategy Job in Kenya

HOD – Marketing & Strategy
Department :  Marketing & Strategy
Grade: MG 3
Responsible To : Postmaster General
Supervision: Manager/ Marketing, Manager/ Strategy
Job Objective

Responsible for the development and review of marketing strategies, that meets the organization’s overall objectives. 

Organize, co-ordinate and control the strategic planning process, which entails preparation of corporate plans, monitoring implementation and evaluation of achievements in terms of business performance, strategy and objectives of the plan.

Key Responsibilities

The responsibility of the HOD is as follows:-

  • Development of annual marketing plan in conjunction with strategic business units (departments), which details activities to follow during the fiscal year, which will focus on attaining organizational objectives
  • Provide powerful leadership in the management of Marketing & Strategy Department
  • Manage the Marketing & Strategy Department annual budget. Delivery of all departmental activity within agreed budget
  • Develop new products tailored to meet customer needs
  • Liaise with other stakeholders on brand advertisements
  • Provide regular competition reports on products, pricing and market activities and recommend suggestions for product enhancement
  • Work with business units to develop and implement market strategies
  • Plan, monitor and evaluate the performance of staff against set objectives. This includes implementing development action plans aimed at building the capacity of individuals and multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Specifying market requirements for current and future products by conducting market research supported by on-going visits to customers and non-customers
  • Maintain professional internal and external relationships that meet PCK core values
  • Assist with managing the product development process from the concept phase to the post-launch analysis phase
  • To spearhead formulation of strategic corporate and business plans (short, medium and long term)
  • To participate in the development of policies and strategies that will help management achieve corporate goals and objectives as stipulated in the business and strategic plans
  • Co-ordination of the implementation of the plans, enhancing achievements through continuous monitoring and evaluation processes
  • Evaluation of the effectiveness, and efficiency appropriateness of service quality standards and targets, making broad recommendations for redressing  performance gaps
  • Develop measurable parameters for use in measuring strategy implementation and ensuring that business managers comply.
  • To carry out business research and analysis that has a bearing on postal services development
  • Carry out business research in an effort to improve the current products and introducing new products to expand the product portfolio
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Postmaster General.

The qualifications and experience of the manager is as follows:-

  • Be in possession of a University degree in Economics, Marketing or a relevant Business field.
  • A Diploma in Marketing or Project Management is an added advantage.
  • A Masters degree in Strategic Management will be an added advantage.
  • Should have 8 years relevant experience 3 years of which should be in a Senior Management position
  • Good communication, organization and interpersonal skills
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Be result oriented and team player
  • Be analytical, innovative and strategic thinker
  • Must be computer literate
  • Experience in Strategic Management or Marketing is essential.
Those who meet the minimum requirements should submit by POST, a written application attached with an updated curriculum vitae and copies of certificates and testimonials to:

The Postmaster General
P. O. Box 34567, GPO
NAIROBI, 00100

The closing date for receipt of applications is 26th November 2012. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification without any notice.

Posta is an Equal Opportunity Employer

This Job Posting expires on Monday, November 26, 2012

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