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Friday, 12 April 2013

Sales and Marketing Executives - Marie Stopes Uganda

Job title: Sales and Marketing Executives

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: 4 years
Required languages: English
Minimum degree: Diploma
Closing date: May 8, 2013 - 6pm
Base Location: Kampala with frequent travel up country
Reporting To: National Sales and Marketing Manager
Duration of Contract: Two Years
No. of Vacancies: 3
Job Role
To be responsible for marketing and distribution of MSU's non - pharmaceutical products and meet set objectives.
Key Responsibilities:
Identifies potential clients and builds a rich prospect base of would-be buyers who have the resources and the desire to purchase MSU products so as to ensure that achieved sales meet set targets for the week, the month and the quarter.
Meets set periodic targets regularly.
Trains clients and traders on the use of MSI-Uganda's products.
Gathers information relating to market performance of MSI-Uganda products against competitive products, including consumers and traders perception and attitudes, consolidates the findings and submits a report to the National Sales and Marketing Manager.
Distributes Point of Purchase Materials to various vendors.
Implements promotional programmes as made by the Sales Manager and Marketing Manager.
Maintains customer relations through courtesy calls and other after sales services.
Carries out any other duties that may from time to time be assigned by the Sales and Marketing Manager.
Qualifications and Experience:
A minimum of a College Diploma in Commerce or in Business Administration with a Specialisation in Marketing.
A minimum of four (4) years' post qualification experience in Selling and Marketing fast moving consumer goods.
Must have had a prior training in Professional Selling Skills and in Customer Care
Skills and Abilities
Hard working and persuasive
Quick decision making and highly intelligent
Good interpersonal skills
Flair for sales
Excellent communication skills
Enjoy travelling and outdoor work
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.