Job Openings First Katalyst Marketing

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.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Senior Account Manager
Location:
 Lagos
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.
Job Title: Account/Brand Manager
Location:
 Lagos
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.
Job Title: Group Head (Client Service)
Location: Lagos
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.
  • 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.
  • Build and manage the corporate communications budget.
  • Actively lead, build and manage the Corporate Communications team including graphics designers, corporate communications specialists, media specialists and copy writers to produce high quality publications and materials on time and within budget.
  • 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)
  • 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
  • Experience successfully building, coaching, and motivating high performing teams
  • Demonstrates creative and critical thinking skills
  • 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.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Resume and Cover Letter to: yinka@firstkatalystmarketing.com using the job title as the Subject of the mail.

Application Deadline: 20th August, 2017.

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