Brand Manager at a Sophisticated Lifestyle Brand

Global Profilers is a Recruitment & HR Services firm specialized in recruitment in Africa; we are currently looking for a Brand Manager for our client who is a sophisticated lifestyle brand.Responsibility:Brand Manager is to Reports to General Manager and CEO. He/ She is responsible for the creation, planning, development and implementation of business development strategy and ideas. Brand managers are concerned with creating a lasting impression among consumers and improving product sales and market share. A brand manager monitors market trends and oversees advertising and marketing activities to ensure the right message is delivered for their product or service. This role is a support function covering all business units which include but not limited to; Fashion, home goods and lifestyle, Arts and Interiors Businesses.·         Create, organize and host internal events to boost brand awareness·         Collaborate with external bodies and/or organization to host events·         Manage inquiry with regards event hosting·         Delivering events on time, within budget, that meet (and hopefully exceed) expectations.·         Setting, communicating and maintaining timelines and priorities on every project·         Communicating, maintaining and developing client relationships·         Travelling to on-site inspections and project managing events·         Being responsible for all project budgets from start to finish.·         Create and execute campaigns to boost brand awareness locally and internationally.·          Ensure the brand is strategically positioned in the Local and International market·          Ensure that products, services and product lines are very familiar to current and potential customers·          Observe and monitor marketing trends and keep a close eye on competitive products in the marketplace.·         Collaborate and manage agencies which include but not limited to; Graphic, Media and advertising agencies·         Manage all public communication media·         Design, compile and publish monthly bulletin·         Manage the development and design of all websites and social media platforms·         Coordination and organize digital marketing campaigns ·         Translate brand strategies into brand plans, brand positioning and go-to-market strategies·          Measure and report performance of all marketing campaigns, and assess against goals (ROI and KPIs)·         Monitor market trends, research consumer markets and competitors’ activities to identify opportunities and key issues·         Oversee marketing and advertising activities to ensure consistency with product line strategy·         Monitor and track product distribution and consumer reactions·          Brainstorm, create, develop and implement new and innovative growth strategies·         Proposes potential business deals by contacting potential partners; discovering and exploring opportunities.·          Close new business deals by coordinating requirements; developing and negotiating contracts; integrating contract requirements with business operations·         Plan, strategize and implement media publications·         Manage, train and track performance of marketing associates·         Create, Develop, plan and execute a strong CRM program.·          Promote the interior and art business unit through B2B and B2C marketing and salesResearch and development value propositions for that would attract sponsorships and investors.  Supervisory Responsibility: This position has direct supervisory responsibilities and serves as a coach and mentor for retail team (supervisors and associates) and buying assistant of the department. Work Environment: This job operates in a retail environment with merchandise displays and items available for purchase in inventory. Position Type/Expected Hours of Work: This is a full-time position, and hours of work and days are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. This position regularly requires long hours and frequent weekend work. Hence requests may be made for weekend work as the business and events demand. Travel: This position requires up to 50% travel. N.B this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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