Brand and Communication Manager

Short Job Description: 

A Christian Foundation and investment group, aimed at bringing lasting change to the lives of people across Africa seeks a senior Brand and Communications expert to lead the brand strategic direction and communications implementation across the entire group. The incumbent will have 7+ years of experience in strategic brand development and report directly to the CEO.

Where will the candidate work from, if not home based? (Town/Suburb or state work-from-home): 
Helderberg/Somerset West/Stellenbosch area, office
Select which one of these best describes the role: 
Full time - with flexibility
Main area of expertise for this position: 
Brand & Product Management
Brand Development
Marketing Communications
Required Qualification: 
Degree Marketing or Brand Communication Degree or similar
Required computer program skills: 
Internet, Ms Office
Estimated hours (state hours per day or week): 
40 hours per week (flexible work hours)
Remuneration in ZAR: 
Negotiable dependent on experience and qualification
Remuneration term: 
Job posting date: 
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Full Job Description: 

This values-based organization is a high-performance entity where each person is required to take initiative and has the opportunity to thrive. The brand and communications manager will be responsible for:

  • Leading the development and growth of the overarching brand
  • Be the brand custodian and curate the brand on an ongoing basis
  • Digital marketing communication e.g. newsletters, blogs, websites, content etc
  • Bringing about alignment between multiple branded projects within the group
  • Growing the awareness of the organization and it’s functional parts/products
  • Writing a variety of brand communications and stories
  • Developing conceptual ideas
  • Coordinating and managing various marketing, design and communication activities
  • with other outsourced agencies and professionals
  • Reporting to the CEO on progress and recommendations

Skills required:

  • High level of experience in having led strategic development within a multi-level marketing team
  • Excellent team management (360 references will be required) and the ability to coordinate projects between different teams and outsourced service providers
  • Deep understanding and formal training in brand development
  • Communication execution experience
  • Graphic design capability would be advantageous but not essential
  • Exceptional project management skills so as to deliver results in a timely manner
  • Excellent written English and proficiency one other SA language
  • Ability to work across various sectors, and business professionals, the Christian NPO/ministry space as well as CSI practitioners

Characteristics required:

  • Solutions focused individual who is able to problem-solve.
  • Team player with an excellent leadership track record.
  • Self-starter with truck-loads of initiative
  • Must have a passion and desire to see positive change
  • Passion for nation-building and making a difference
  • Exceptional integrity
Application process:
Before applying check that your CV is comprehensive and that the roles and responsibilities demonstrate your capabilities and experience rather than a list of tasks. Always write in full sentences. You have up to 12 places of previous employment to demonstrate your skills, use as many as you feel are required but always include more than one. Write a motivational email explaining why you should be considered for the role. The motivational email will be seen before the CV and is submitted to the client with the CV. If you have not heard back within 14-21 days please assume the application was not successful.

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