Cookie Jar is the celebrated gourmet bakery that produces rich cookies, luxurious cupcakes, fine cakes, original pastries and inspired desserts. We apply unique creativity when fusing choice ingredients and pristine preparation to create these rich and famous goodies. Our creations have graced and continue to excite the palette of the discerning sweet-tooth’s, creating excitement and momentary bliss. Sensual flavours, bold designs, artisan texture, these some of our favourite things.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Head of Sales and MarketingLocation: LagosJob DescriptionsDeliver sales presentations/proposals to prospective clients with a minimum of 80% successful closing rateNegotiate contracts with distributors and vendors in managing product distributionDevelop distribution strategies and setting up distribution networksCoordinate and participate in trade shows and promotional activitiesDevelop market analysis to identify customer needs, price schedules, and discount ratesStay current with client needs, competition, and industry trendsDevelop and manage client & Cookie Jar Bakery relationshipsManage client orders to make sure that they get completed in a timely mannerResponsible for assisting with sales/marketing and advertising campaignsUndertake market analysis to include details on the market characteristics (market size and growth - market trends and market attractiveness); competitor characteristics (product characteristics, competitor marketing strategies, sales force activities, pricing analysis).Undertake strategic market planning analysis by identifying foreseeable threats to avoid and opportunities to pursue, environmental analysis, customers to serve, competitors to challenge, product characteristics on which the business will compete, market segmentation and product positioning analysis.Conduct research on new and established markets, forecast changes in the market environment, seek and develop areas of business opportunities.Analyse customer questions, identify trends and recommend appropriate follow-up actionsWork with Regulatory agencies to ensure that content of all promotional material is fully supported by the product Information and literature, and in accordance with the guidance offered by local and international codes of conduct.Assist with development of advertising, public relations and all marketing communications to meet product objectives.Support project teams on products development from inception to commercialization.Support project team to define product vision.Support sale and project teams in developing and defining business requirements for retention products.Participate in cross-functional teams to execute product development plan.Identify media outlets for press releases and promotions.Enforce brand marketing guidelines in trademarks, logos, and publications.Support development and tracking of marketing budgets.Measure success of various marketing campaigns.Support project team with organising promotional eventsHelp drive online traffic with web-related campaigns; Ensure that the Cookie Jar website content is relevant and up-to-date to reach out to new and existing audiences, providing meaningful information and services. Ensure that all social media communication and connections are up to date and making the desired impact.