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Communication Manager and Retail Marketing Manager Job Vacancies

Career Opportunities at Kenya Shell Ltd

We are looking for talented individuals to fill the following exciting roles within Kenya Shell:

East Africa Communication Manager

Reporting to the Government Relations and Communication Manager for Shell South Africa, the East Africa Communication Manager will be responsible for strengthening and enhancing Shell’s reputation by adapting and implementing global business communications strategies in Kenya and Uganda.

Key Performance areas for the role:

  • Lead the development and implementation of local communications strategies and plans to achieve local business goals in line with the Shell Group’s business communication strategies.
  • Provide communication counsel on areas of reputation opportunity and risk at a country level.
  • Work closely with relevant stakeholders to identify and mitigate potential risks and issues that could potentially harm Shell’s reputation.
  • Act as focal point on crisis management.
  • Strengthen and enhance business reputation through effective communications support to key Shell projects.
  • Lead development of communication strategy and stakeholder engagement plans to support successful project stages from start up to execution.
  • Lead social performance across both Kenya and Uganda, focusing on business objectives and maintaining social license to operate, with specific regard to strategy, planning and strategic social investment opportunities.
  • Develop a comprehensive government relations engagement programme.
Minimum requirements/competencies 
  • Degree in communication related field with with over 10 years’ experience in communication preferably in the media/ energy Industry
  • Able to think strategically and translate business objectives into multi channel strategies / plans;
  • Strong communications background with track record experience in external affairs and/or media management;
  • Self-starter with high degree of personal initiative, drive, and desire to come up with new creative solutions;
  • Proven skills to deliver under time pressure
  • Very good English writing skills
  • Working knowledge of crisis management framework and standard on preparedness, activation & resolution.
Retail Marketing Manager

Reporting to the East Africa Retail Manager, the Retail Marketing Manager will be responsible for managing & driving the implementation of Retail marketing programs in Kenya & Uganda to ensure timely delivery and within budget.

Key Performance areas for the role:
  • Implement the annual retail-marketing plans for fuels, convenience retailing, and lubricants in Kenya & Uganda.
  • Interface with the Regional Marketing team and provide local input into annual marketing plans.
  • Assist the marketing managers in translating Regional marketing plans into local plans and fully own implementation of the plans within Kenya and Uganda including timelines, budget and overall integration and efficiency.
  • Continuously monitor and report on implementation of plans and intervene when necessary.
  • In consultation with the Regional marketing team, develop and implement local programs as appropriate to improve Shell’s competitive position and advantage on both fuels, convenience retailing and lubricants in Kenya & Uganda.
  • Lead marketing research activities, evaluate findings and develop action plans from the results for both Kenya & Uganda.
  • Conduct Post Implementation Reviews for marketing campaigns.
Minimum requirements/competencies
  • Degree in Marketing or related field with over 5 years’ work experience in Marketing.
  • Must have hands on experience in brand building, concept development, financial accountability, development and implementation of big marketing programs.
  • Working knowledge of project management with ability to handle multiple projects at same time.
  • Able to think strategically and translate Marketing objectives into plans.
  • Good communications skills, methodical with an eye for details.

If you are up to the challenge and possess the necessary qualification and experience please send your detailed resume with your cell phone contact via email to or to the address below.

Deadline for application is 24th April 2012.

The Human Resource Manager
Kenya Shell
P.O Box 43561, 00100

Only short-listed applicants would be contacted.

Kenya Shell is an equal opportunity employer!

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