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Date Posted: 04/Feb/2014
Deadline: Not Specified

Regional market manager - West Africa - Based in Nigeria

Job description

Description

  MARKETS

Markets’ strategic goal is to maximize the sale of Nokia’s products, services and software, with a best-in-class demand supply model.  The Markets team manages our supply chain, sales channels, communications and marketing initiatives, and is responsible for delivering our mobile solution offerings to the emerging markets, with a focus on opening new markets in West and Central Africa.

  SALES

Sales’ mission is to maximize the sales of devices, services and software worldwide. Our highly professional Sales force operates on a truly global basis and is supported by a best-in-class Sales support function.  The Sales unit strives to offer the consumer the best value across a wide range of markets. Sales is characterized by people with market-leading business insight, who are eager to be number one while achieving results in a sustainable manner.

 

If you are passionate about making a difference to new and existing Nokia users while growing your career, there has never been a better time to join us.

  IN MARKET SALES

Team goal is to drive the sell-through and sell-out optimization in the local market through various trade and channel partners, as well as through multiple channels. The team objective is to ensure the best range, availability and coverage of Nokia products in the defined territory.

  REGIONAL MARKET MANAGER 
 

Nokia is committed to connecting people to what matters to them, giving them the power to make the most of every moment, everywhere, anytime.  At Nokia, you have a personal opportunity in an inspiring environment to make a global difference.  Build a career that you will be proud of. Go on an adventure everyday.  Help shape a new era in the mobile industry.  It’s your world.  This is your moment to shape it.

  Key responsibilities and team descriptions  

Nokia is looking at further developing our in-market capabilities in addressing channel and consumer needs. As a result, an opportunity has arisen to recruit a Regional Market Manager who would be able to provide leadership and direction to a team of Field Force Sales Representatives in order to better service our market. The person will report directly to the Business Manager West and Central Africa.

  The primary responsibilities of the position are as follows:  

1)    The person works in close cooperation with the Nokia Distribution Partner, while setting up entire new sales channels from scratch, for mobile phone, smart devices and accessories.

2)    Full management responsibility for sell-through and sell out for the country across our serviced channels.

3)    Rolling out and cascading sales targets in line with company objectives and goals

4)    Optimisation of stock levels, range, and availability throughout defined territory

5)    Ensure execution of Retail blueprints according to Sales Operations guidelines in and through the sales teams on the ground. Take full responsibility for the quality of execution at Retail in the defined territory.

6)    Execution of channel guidelines in line with Nokia policy.

7)    Build sustainable channel growth for Mobile Phones, Smart Devices, as well as Gear and Accessories in the country from scratch.

8)    Deployment of trade and consumer field marketing activities in line with Nokia policy and guidelines. Manage field communications and feedback to maximize success of Nokia initiatives.

9)    The person is expected to develop a strong business relationship with the Telecom Operators, and create leads for consumer and coporate channels.

10) Execution of hourly/daily/weekly and monthly reporting mechanisms to ensure adequate communication flow from field to Head Office.

Desired Skills and Experience

Qualifications

      Requirements

1)    The candidate must be a self starter, being able to work independently and remotely in a self motivated and self disciplined way.

2)    The candidate is able to ‘execute effectively’, and has a proven track record in delivering solid and sustainable sales growth in a prior sales/retail role.

3)    Candidates should have experience in managing small teams of people and setting tasks.

4)    Candidates should have the ability to work on a granular level, getting involved in day to day operations and resolving escalated issues from the Field Force.

5)    Candidates would need to have effective communication skills, as well as the ability to clearly articulate facts, tactics and strategies to senior management.

6)    We are looking for candidates who have a strong “follow through” skill set, and track, monitor and close pending items.

7)    The candidate should be prepared to travel within the country, as well as on occasion to Nokia Nigeria West and Central Africa Head Office (at least monthly).

8)    The candidate would be expected to build solid relationships at both wholesale and retail level.

9)    Candidate should have a strong reporting focus, both in terms of managing information from the field, as well as interpretation and onward consolidation into regular management reviews.

10) Fluency in French and English is a mandatory requirement.

   

Our culture is founded on openness, collaboration and honesty, with colleagues who are brilliant in their field, resilient, and above all, strive for the best. 

We are driven by a better tomorrow, not just by past success. We make great products and services for millions of people, positively improving their daily lives. We are on a path where simplicity and “thinking big” can lead to great things.

 

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Marketing Campaign manager - Based in Nigeria

Job description

Job DescriptionWe are looking for a Campaign Marketing Manager based in Lagos, Nigeria to drive the market share and brand equity of the mobile brand portfolio by developing compelling TTL campaigns. This person will responsible for leading the campaign development, aligning regional, global and local stakeholders and ensure implementation of campaign to ensure that campaign objectives such as increased market share, Net Sales, activations, awareness, preference & purchase are met.

 

A key part if this role is driving stakeholder alignment across the business as well as managing multiple agencies to develop the creative idea or amend global creative through to on ground implementation phase.  Collaboration with the sales team(incl. the distributor, Midcom), retail marketing, consumer engagement &consumer insights is critical as well as building a strong relationship with region (Dubai) and global.The incumbent will need to be able to utilize consumer insights and integrate all elements to provide strategic direction and operational execution.  This will ensure consumer connection at all consumer touch points as well as a fully integrated TTL campaign. 

 

A key part of the role will also be interacting the operator team and app team to fully merge these areas into the campaign idea and execution. Critical to this role is to drive sharing and alignment across the area to ensure campaigns are executed across all countries that have been allocated budget.  These countries include Ghana, DRC, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Senegal, Gabon etc. The individual will be expected to show strong leadership,strategic thinking, mental agility, business acumen and project planning and implementation ability.

 

MainResponsibility Areas:
 

  • ·         Leading area strategy and development of marketing plans for the Mobile Phone portfolio while driving alignment across functions regarding all consumer touch points ie: retail marketing, consumer engagement, operator etc.
  • ·         Build understanding of consumer insights for the Area in on order to incorporate clear strength in consumer needs, wants, attitudes and behaviors leading to more relevant, consumer connectivity and more effective marketing strategy.
  • ·         Execution of exceptional locally relevant campaigns ATL, BTL and in activation
  • ·         Ensure that Marketing needs (brand image) and Sales needs (business growth, key account business, sell-in, sell-out) are well balanced and supported in the strategies
  • ·         Drive creative excellence by driving the agency process around creative channel development executions to final sign-off stage
  • ·         Leads Go-to-Market planning and execution
  • ·         Develops and leads local customer marketing and promotional activities to include operator and app marketing
  • ·         Is the guardian of the brand locally and ensures the full marketing mix comes together in a coherent story
  • ·         Ensure all initiatives across countries are measured, tracked and analyzed with clear post implementation review to understand what worked, what didn’t etc. Tracks ROI on local marketing activities
  • ·         Manages budget
  • ·         Drive collaboration across the business with regards to operator, retail, neighboring countries strategies & implementation plans

Desired Skills and Experience

  • ·         At least 5+ years of relevant previous work experience in consumer marketing roles and evidence of a consumer driven marketing mind-set
  • ·         Excellent presentation, process and project management skills, maturity and demonstrated track record to interface with senior leadership and senior customer audiences
  • ·         Excellent collaboration skills and ability to network strongly across organization and key stakeholders
  • ·         Bachelors or Master’s degree in Business Administration, Marketing, or equivalent

 

 

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Retail and channel marketing manager - West Africa

Job description

Ideas. Energy. Excitement. Opportunities. In today's mobile world, it feels like anything is possible - and that's what inspires us to get out of bed and work for Nokia each day.

 

Our goal is to build great mobile products that help billions of people worldwide to enjoy more of what life has to offer. Not only that, innovations from people like you has made our brand one of the most recognized in the world.  At Nokia, you will be part of shaping a new era for the mobile industry. And we want you to build a career which will inspire you and inspire others around the world.

General Purpose

Retail / Shopper marketing management for French Speaking WCA markets including Ivory Coast, Senegal, Cameroon, Gabon, DRC, Niger, Sierra Leone, Guinea etc.

Develop strategies to initiate retail marketing in the countries mentioned above in order to make connections directly with the consumer

Main Responsibility Areas

·         Development of plans and strategies to connect directly with the consumer at retail in Countries where Nokia is currently not present on the ground.

·         Development of ALL creative elements in alignment with the Retail Marketing team, to support Go To Market executions in the Channel.

·         Development and deployment of locally relevant retail Brand campaigns for WCA by aligning with the global retail brand management teams.

·         Closely collaborating with the WCA Sales Unit teams including digital, activations, product and services marketing in order to achieve market relevant, well rounded retail campaigns.

·         Execution of exceptional locally- relevant retail campaigns and in activation in all LSUs, working in partnership with LSU marketing teams.

Desired Skills and Experience

Requirements:

Bachelors or masters in marketing or related subject.

5+ Years Experience Preferably in Retail or Retail marketing

French Speaking(must have)

Currently based in Nigeria(preferred)

 

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