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Recruitment at Spotlight Publishers Kenya

Spotlight Publishers (East Africa) Limited is among the top 5 Kenyan publishers in terms of market share and product visibility.

Its flagship brands include Spotlight, Kurunzi, KCPE Mirror, KCSE Mirror and TORCH Encyclopedia series.

Headquartered in Nairobi with subsidiaries in both Uganda and Tanzania, 70% of its publications are approved by KICD while in Uganda its Kiswahili, English and Science P5-P7 coursebooks were recently approved for use in all Ugandan public schools.

The company wishes to fill the following positions:

1. Regional Business Development Manager

Reporting to the CEO, the job holder will lead a team of Business Development Managers & Business Executives in formulating business strategies for the regional book market.

Key Responsibilities
  • Formulating budgets and setting sales targets to meet company goals and objectives.
  • Managing operations of the Marketing & Sales Team and evaluating performance standards to improve efficiency.

  • At least a first degree (Second Class Upper Division) in Education, Marketing or Information Science from a reputable University.
  • A Masters degree – preferably MBA – will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in managing sales teams in a book publishing or FMCG business environment.

 2. Business Executives

Reporting to the Business Development Manager, the job holders will be responsible for formulating marketing activities and budgets for their assigned regions.

Key Responsibilities
  • Generating regional budgets and sales targets to meet company goals and objectives.
  • Developing and monitoring field marketing programmes to optimise performance and meet set targets.
  • Visiting schools, bookshops and other institutions to display, market and gather product feedback.

  • At least a first degree (Second Class Upper Division) in Education, Marketing, Information Science or any other relevant subject from a reputable University.
  • At least 2 years’ experience in marketing and selling of books or Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG).

Remuneration: Competitive salary and comprehensive medical cover for self and family, company maintained vehicle and operational facilitation for the two posts.

3. Assistant Business Executives (Renewable Contract)

Reporting to the Business Executives, the job holders will visit schools, bookshops and other institutions to market company products and gather product feedback.

  • Minimum KCSE C+ with post-secondary training in marketing and/or experience in marketing books or FMCG.

Remuneration: Attractive and competitive salary and allowances.


If you fully meet these requirements send your application letter together with your current CV, cellphone number, current salary and copies of certificates and testimonials (to be received by January 17, 2014) to:

The Human Resources Manager
Spotlight Publishers (EA) Ltd,
P.O. Box 13433-00800,


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