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Friday, 12 April 2013

National Sales and Marketing Manager - Marie Stopes Uganda

Job title: National Sales and Marketing Manager

Marie Stopes Uganda (MSU) is a marketing-focused, results-oriented social business that uses modern management and marketing techniques to provide family planning and reproductive healthcare across every district of Uganda. We aim to contribute 15 points to Uganda's contraceptive prevalence rate by 2015, saving and improving many thousands of Ugandan lives. MSU has 25% of the market share in modern contraceptives and, in 2010/2011, safely delivered 50,000 babies and contributed 4 points to Uganda's contraceptive prevalence rate. MSU has enjoyed 20% year on year growth since 2007. MSU is part of a global net work, Marie Stopes International (MSI), and subscribes to MSI goal and mission, to prevent unwanted births and to ensure individual's rights to Children by Choice not Chance.

Employment type: Full time
Country: Uganda
City / Location: Kampala
Job category: Marketing/Product
Min. years of experience: 5 years
Required languages: English
Minimum degree: Bachelors degree
Closing date: May 8, 2013 - 6pm
Base Location: Kampala with frequent travel up country
Reporting To: Business Development Manager
Duration of Contract: Two Years
Job Role
To manage the sales and marketing team and its functions.
Key Responsibilities
Develop brand strategies and marketing plans under the guidance of the Business Development Manager to whom s/he will report.
Recruit, train, motivate and manage a high quality marketing and sales team to successfully improve the marketing and sales functions.
Achieve agreed targets by providing hands on leadership, including developing detailing and marketing materials, organizing events for health providers, managing key client accounts and supervision to all medical representatives and sales staff.
Ensure the successful launch of new health products.
Develop positive relationships with clients and partners to help achieve objectives.
Establish and implement a monitoring and management information system, and use the data for analysis to improve strategy, planning and productivity.
Manage and report on all marketing activities and sales targets on a monthly basis.
Experience and Qualifications:
Background in pharmaceutical marketing, management and/or a pharmacist/doctor.
At least five years experience in pharmaceutical marketing and sales, preferably in a managerial capacity.
Experience and success in recruiting and retaining a high performance sales team
Skills and Abilities
Demonstrated ability to lead and manage a diverse sales team.
Demonstrated ability to achieve sales plans.
Demonstrated ability to professionally develop and coach team members.
Strategy development, project management, problem solving, and change management skills.
Solid understanding of healthcare and regulatory requirements and issues.
Exceptional negotiation skills.
Ability to build positive working relationships, both internally and externally.
Ability to effectively present information and negotiate with all levels of management
Demonstrated strong oral and written communication skills.
Business related computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite.
Contact/How to apply:
To apply: Please send a CV and Cover letter by email to jobs@mariestopes.or.ug or post to the Senior Manager, People and Development, Plot 1020, Kisugu-Muyenga, P.O Box 10431, Kampala-Uganda, quoting the position title by 6.pm on Wednesday 8th May, 2013. Marie Stopes Uganda is an equal opportunities employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Marie Stopes Uganda is thankful to all applicants for their interest but only candidates who meet all requisite criteria and are short listed will be contacted.