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First Katalyst Marketing - We commenced business in 2012 and within that time, and with a highly experienced staff, we have demonstrated our capability as a go-to agency for top-notch marketing solutions. we have driven business growth for many businesses across Nigeria, West Africa, the UAE and the uk.

SENIOR ACCOUNT MANAGER

JOB DESCRIPTION

We are looking for a versatile individual with a proven track record of at least five years of marketing successes, preferably in an agency environment (BTL Marketing).
As the Senior Account Manager (SAM) you will maximize client brands and achieve measurable marketing results by working with client contacts and agency team members to create and execute integrated marketing communications programs for clients.
The SAM provides effective strategy and planning from writing marketing communications and PR plans to developing and presenting new business proposals.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Develops strategic marketing communications and PR plans and provides counsel to clients
Effectively presents agency work/proposals to clients and supports other team members in same
Directs activity on assigned accounts, keeping clients informed of account direction and maintaining forward momentum on projects
Writes press releases, backgrounders, feature articles, brochure and website copy
Develops media lists and opportunity calendars
Executes media relations, social media, community relations and event planning
Keeps apprised of clients’ brands/products/services/marketing developments – their key issues, competitive situation and industry trends
Coordinates project timing and budgets with all relevant agency personnel and provides clients with timeline and budget updates
Checks and approves creative/production materials, copy, layouts and production art to ensure they are in line with client and agency expectations and coordinates approval of same
Provides effective management of agency resources to ensure projects are delivered to appropriate standards on time and on budget
Writes proposals for clients’ marketing initiatives and coordinates quotations/estimates for client approval
Leads and participates in client meetings and completes conference reports for client meetings
Provides client reporting and results analysis of key programs and initiatives
Tracks agency and vendor costs to help ensure profitability and assists in preparation of client invoices
Handles other paperwork associated with account and job functions
Actively identifies and develops new business opportunities within existing accounts and support other new business efforts/sales team
Displays marketing curiosity and a willingness to push thinking in new directions
Responsible for performing other agency related tasks as assigned

REQUIREMENTS

Excellent writing, client service and media relations skills
5 to 10 years of experience in marketing communications/PR, preferably in an agency setting
Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, Communications, Journalism or Marketing and related courses.
Broad knowledge of the marketing communications field with a focus on accountability
Recognize quality in marketing communications and have a strong drive to achieve nothing less
Ability to multitask and maintain order in the face of chaos.
A “can-do” temperament. Commitment to meeting deadlines and doing whatever it takes
A self-starter who is energetic, enthusiastic, persistent, creative and motivated to work in a fast-paced, team environment
Strong people skills; ability to interact with a wide range of personalities
Trustworthy; honest and reliable.

ACCOUNT/BRAND MANAGER

JOB DESCRIPTION

We are looking for an experienced Account/Brand Manager who is passionate about uncovering consumer insights and delivering innovative marketing campaigns.
You will join a dynamic and fast-paced environment and you will generate strategies that grow market share and brand’s reputation, improve customer experience and drive growth

RESPONSIBILITIES
Analyze how our brand is positioned in the market and crystalize targeted consumers insights
Translate brand strategies into brand plans, brand positioning and go-to-market strategies
Lead creative development and create motivating stimulus to get targeted population to “take action”
Coach the team and get the best from everyone
Monitor market trends, research consumer markets and competitors’ activities to identify opportunities and key issues
Monitor product distribution and consumer reactions
Brainstorm new and innovative growth strategies
Align the company around the brand’s direction, choices and tactics

REQUIREMENTS
Minimum of 3 years working experience as brand manager or associate brand manager. (Preferably in BTL Marketing)
Drive for results and leaderships skills
Excellent Numerical and report writing skills.
Highly creative with ability to think out of box
Experience in identifying target audiences and devising campaigns that engage, inform and motivate
Proven ability to develop brand and marketing strategies and effectively communicate recommendations to executive management
Advanced communication and interpersonal skills
Up-to-date with latest trends and marketing best practices
BS/MS Degree in Marketing, Communications, Public Relations or related Field.

GROUP HEAD (CLIENT SERVICE)

JOB DESCRIPTION

We Urgently Require qualified and competent Candidate to fill in the position of Group Head (Client Service) who will be responsible for Developing and implementing marketing communications plans that drive the demand for company products and responsible for the overall management of the Company’s Corporate Communications department.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Direct the development and execution of global marketing communications initiatives including product launches, sales collateral, tradeshows, campaigns, social site presence, company website, public relations, internal communication, regulatory communications and corporate events.
Establish, own and drive a strategic internal and external communications strategy that positively affects employees’ and customers’ understanding, engagement and commitment with the result of an even stronger connection to the company and leads to a return on investment.
Ensure new communication campaigns and programs are aimed at reaching sales targets.
Manage brand delivery and consistency across all markets for all product lines.
Build and manage the corporate communications budget.
Actively lead, build and manage the Corporate Communications team including graphics designers, corporate communications spe...ts, media spe...ts and copy writers to produce high quality publications and materials on time and within budget.
Determine projects which should be completed internally and externally. Manage relationships with outside vendors as necessary.
Drive continual process improvements and implement best practices to manage projects efficiently.
Collaborate closely with managers in Marketing, Business Development and Sales.
Be the driving force in the development of the work ethic, culture and values of the Corporate Communications group. Through personal example, establish the style and approach which meets overall company values and expectations.
Develop and maintain effective relationships with key reporters/editors from health trade and media.
Manage complex contract negotiation and work with legal counsel as required.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
Master's or Bachelor's Degree in Communications, Journalism, Marketing or Business related field
Minimum of 8 years experience in marketing communications in high tech and managing a Marketing Communications team (Preferably in BTL Marketing)
Experience successfully building, coaching, and motivating high performing teams
Demonstrates creative and critical thinking skills
Strong business analytics, relationship management, strategy development, project management, problem solving and change management skills.
Professional and positive approach, self-motivated, team player, dynamic, creative with the ability to work on own initiative.
Excellent communicator with ability to influence and persuade across all levels of the organization
Exercises a high degree of tact and diplomacy
Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills including the ability to clearly present recommendations and ideas to summarize complex issues.
Business related computer skills including knowledge with PowerPoint, Excel and Word.

TO APPLY
Applicants should send their Resume and Cover Letter to: yinka@firstkatalystmarketing.com using the job title as the Subject of the mail.

DUE DATE: 20 August, 2017

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