Head of Marketing

Due Date: October 1, 2023

The SIRDC, a Research & Development and Technology Transfer organization, invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced individuals to fill in the position of Head of Marketing.

RESPONSIBILITY

The incumbent will report directly to the Chief Executive Officer.

KEY JOB PURPOSE

The Head of Marketing will be responsible for identifying, formulating and executing marketing plans, strategies and activities that position the Centre’s brands for dominance in the market.

PRINCIPAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Marketing the Centre’s research outputs and consultancy services to industry, commerce and other stakeholders.
  • Developing and implementing marketing plans and strategies, promotional programs and product concepts to increase revenue and market share.
  • Leading the strategic execution of marketing campaigns.
  • Developing brand-positioning plans, statements, advertising briefs, brand properties and specifications.
  • Developing marketing communication programs and campaigns for the Centre’s brands and evaluating their effectiveness.
  • Recommending appropriate pricing strategies based on market research studies and customer insights.
  • Evaluating marketing tactics and strategies in the acquisition of new consumers.
  • Developing and managing sales and marketing budgets.
  • Developing and managing appropriate media content to ensure consistent print and digital coverage of the Centre’s products and services.
  • Preparing and presenting regular sales and marketing reports to Executive Management.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Degree in Marketing or equivalent.
  • Relevant Master’s degree.
  • Professional qualification is an added advantage.
  • At least 3 years’ experience in a similar position.
  • Demonstrable interpersonal, analytical, conceptual and disruptive thinking skills.
  • Must be a MAZ member.

Salaries and Benefits

We offer a competitive package commensurate with qualifications and experience. Details will be disclosed to the successful candidate. Interested candidates should send a detailed C.V and application letter stating present salary, date of availability, names and addresses of three contactable referees, their contact telephone numbers or e-mail addresses to:

Post to:

THE DIRECTOR – HUMAN RESOURCE

SIRDC

P.O. Box 6640

HARARE

ZIMBABWE

Or email to: hr@sirdc.ac.zw and copy 2023sirdc@gmail.com

NB: (i) Applications should reach us not later than 1 October 2023.

(ii) We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Or hand deliver to:

THE DIRECTOR – HUMAN RESOURCE

SIRDC

1574 ALPES ROAD

HATCLIFFE

HARARE

ZIMBABWE