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Directories Project Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya

Job title: Project Manager – Directories
Reports to: VP E-Commerce   

Subordinates: Yes    

Start date: May, 2013
Work schedule: Full time   
Work location: Nairobi   

Major Purpose   
  • Oversee collection of business information based on locations and suburbs
  • Work hand in hand with the Project Manager – Deals & VP E-Commerce in product development and improvement of Rupu’s location based products including group buying at localized levels
  • Identify, approach and close potential partners
  • Oversee recruitment training of on the ground field agents
  • Develop and implement data collection strategy and methodology
  • Develop initiatives to grow stick-ability of the directories to both merchants and customers
  • Develop quality control measures to ensure accuracy and relevance of data
  • Establish a baseline of data analysis and metric reporting to drive decision making across the business
  • Oversee growth beyond the borders of Nairobi especially into major cities and towns
  • Drive sales efforts in upselling product specific features as well as cross-selling other Rupu products
  • Contribute to broad strategic initiatives e.g email and online marketing, monitoring and reporting competitor’s activities and numbers
  • Research and identify opportunities for Ringier to further distinguish its offering
  • Take over any duties assigned
Working Relationships (Internally & Externally)    
  • Technical department to fix bugs, implement new features and ensure smooth running of the platform
  • General Manager Kenya – Coordination and collaboration in the execution of tasks critical in the delivery of the KPIs as per budgeted figures and targets
  • Project Manager – Deals to figure out ways to upsell and cross-sell products
  • VP E-Commerce for issue escalations and reporting
  • Marketing team for SEO & SEM optimization
  • Customer Service to ensure customer satisfaction and effective social marketing
Qualification and Experience
  • Natural Sales Ability
  • Attention to detail is critical and a self-starter approach is essential
  • Team player, self-motivated, entrepreneurial and very comfortable working in a fast-paced, start-up environment
  • Strong ability to communicate effectively and efficiently, via written and oral formats, to all levels of the organization
  • Exceptional MS Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Prior experience in marketing and on the ground marketing activations
  • Degree in Marketing and or Communications or IT would be an added advantage
Personal and Managerial Attributes
  • Smart, creative and innovative
  • Honest and strong work ethics and integrity
  • Self-disciplined, able to work to deadlines
  • Well-organized; can multi-task
  • Excellent time-management skills
In order to be considered for an interview, email your application to

Deadline for applications is 1st May 2013

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