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Vacancy: Marketing & Communications Supervisor

LightBox is looking for an experienced Marketing & Communications Supervisor. 

The ideal candidate must live the products in their category; are experts in their field know their customers and have a fundamental understanding of where the market and film industry is going. 

They will understand, love and will be truly passionate about marketing. 

Its all about strategy, execution and follow-through. From initial concepts to launch campaigns, sales and distribution– it starts and lives with the Marketing Supervisor. 


Marketing Supervisors utilizes all of the P’s of marketing to develop a mind-blowing product strategy, rally the company around a launch and distribution campaign and build momentum that plows through the competition.

We’re looking for individuals that show they can do whatever it reasonably takes to get a product to market and are passionate about a product’s success. 

The right person for this position will be able to demonstrate their creative energy and passion for shaping successful campaigns. This is not a cookie-cutter job and we are not looking for cookie-cutter people.        

Job Purpose Summary:
 The Marketing and Communications Supervisor’s role is to ensure that effective marketing and communication strategies are developed and implemented in alignment with organizational priorities and client needs within the company’s framework.

Core Job Responsibilities:
 Service Delivery responsibilities include working together with the creative teams (people, process, technology) to build client and/or audience satisfaction, increase efficiency, meet established quarterly metrics, and grow the business by looking for new opportunities to build and develop new audio-visual content for audiences. 
 
Solution & Implementation Development responsibilities align with sales efforts to advance new prospects by providing marketing operations and decoupling expertise to advance new prospects to audiences, clients and markets. 

This involves assessing the current situation, determining how our service offerings match their needs, defining the specific delivery model and leading the implementation of solutions with them through continuous engagement.

Champion the company brand identity across all developed materials and digital platforms. Act as a brand steward, upholding brand, standards and consistency in all projects.

Qualifications Skills and abilities
 
To be successful in this position you must have the following skills and abilities:
  • Degree in marketing, communications, business or related field with an in-depth of combined marketing communications, professional services, or agency business development experience.
  • 3+ years of relevant work experience. Experience in the film industry is an added advantage.
  • Excellent project management and organizational skills; ability to prioritize and balance multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Experience in a business development or account management role in an agency, corporate or consulting environment.
  • Expertise in marketing operations, agency management, or decoupling marketing solutions.
  • Demonstrate strategic understanding of emerging channels like social media, mobile, and digital.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Comfortable with web-based project management tools and collaboration technologies.
  • Proven ability to make a professional and positive impression with senior management within potential client organizations.
  • Successful track record at building and presenting concepts/programs for clients and new business opportunities.
  • Proven track record of showing improvement in cost, quality and cycle time metrics in a creative environment.
  • Understands components, cycle times and production and distribution requirements of web and video/multimedia deliverables.
  • Common sense is a MUST.
Behavioral competencies
  • Results driven, proactive & able to work autonomously
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Problem solving attitude
  • Flexible, change embracing in rapidly evolving work and market environment
  • Ability to relate to and work with a wide variety of stakeholders
The ideal Marketing Supervisor
  • has a colorful background.
  • has unparalleled expertise and passion within the categories that they have managed
  • has a vision about the future of the film industry and the creative economy
  • is resourceful and hates to miss deadlines
  • is assertive and takes initiative
  • has a strong work ethic
  • is passionate about the user experience above all else.

Research & Development Officer.

Job Purpose Summary:
 The incumbent should work towards the introduction, innovation, and improvement of products and processes within the company.

Core Job Responsibilities:
 
 
Product research and development
  • Working knowledge in conducting a thorough study to support in-house productions. The research phase includes determining production specifications, production costs and production time line.
  • Come up with new production designs based on the requirements and ideas created during the research phase.
  • Evaluate the production services offered by the company to ensure they are still functional, identify potential changes or upgrades and make recommendations where needed.
  • Continuous research on social media effectiveness and give recommendations where appropriate to assist the company advertise its products to a wider audience.
  • Designing research methods and materials, sampling, conducting literature searches, conducting interviews, analyzing qualitative and quantitative data, contributing to reports and presentations for production.
  • Fulfil a range of research administration tasks including; organizing fieldwork, booking interviews and focus groups, preparing reports, maintain accurate records of experiments and investigations, data inputting and supporting general production administration.
  • Engage different audiences for the different products to be created and provide feedback that is beneficial in both pre and post developmental phases.
  • To aid the company in staying competitive with others in the industry by researching and analyzing the production other businesses are creating, as well as the new trends within the industry. This research will guide the department in developing and updating the productions created by the company.
Qualifications & Skills:
  • Bachelor’s degree in any field from a recognized University.
  • 3+ years of experience in a similar position.
  • Excellent computer skills including data input and analysis packages – SPSS, STATA
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to multitask.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook and PowerPoint and advanced Excel skills.
  • Strong organizational, analytical and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Self motivated to learn new concepts and participate in new projects.
If you wish to start an exciting career opportunity in a film production company and are up to the task, kindly send a detailed resume with three referees, current e-mail address and telephone contacts indicating the job title on the subject line to people@lightbox.co.ke to reach us not later than 30th November, 2015 by close of business 5:00pm. 

Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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