Kalombo Architecture & Developments Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Sep 21, 2017Permanent
About Kalombo Architecture & Developments (Pty) Ltd Kalombo Architecture and Developments (Pty) Ltd is a Johannesburg based property development and architectural design business that is not limited to but specializes in housing developments, targeting both the local and regional markets. It is a business that capitalizes on the need for development and social transformation in South African/African cities to provide efficient and sustainable living and working solutions. It has also undertaken the social responsibility to engage in inner city regeneration, housing delivery and Informal settlement upgrade. In addition, we offer architectural services such as architectural design, contract documentation and building contract management. The company is undergoing high levels of growth and is making strides in keeping up with market demands. Our team consist of young, creative and talented individuals. Job Description: As a member of the South African Council for The Architectural Profession Gauteng Institute For Architects, National Home Builder Registration Council, African Real Estates Society and South African Institute for Architects, we are seeking a Marketing Communications Manager will lead the planning, development, and implementation of marketing strategies and activities to support our business expansion across the country and Francophone Africa. We are looking for someone who is as passionate about our work as we are and has the skills and attitude to be successful. This position will be based in our Johannesburg Office Key Responsibilities: Develop annual marketing plans. Develop project budgets and revenue forecasts, and manage project budgets. Prepare monthly reports on activities and results of the marketing program. Establish marketing account representatives supporting the Central Africa (Congo DR and Cameroon), West Africa (Ivory Coast) and South African markets. Work with graphic designers to fulfil the development of on- and offline-marketing materials including advertising campaigns, web sites, direct mailers, brochures, testimonials, technical fact sheets, incentive applications forms, email and direct mail campaigns, trade ally newsletters, posters, display materials, etc. Manage the review and approval process for marketing materials, including working across the organization to deploy efforts (IT, program management, client, legal). Make use of data analytics and the media services teams to develop, propose, and implement vertical marketing and advertising campaigns, coordinating the deployment of integrated outreach campaigns across broadcast, print, online, social media, events, etc. Manage the execution of digital and interactive communication strategies. Provide media relations support, including writing press releases, working with client and media contacts, building relationships with local press, and monitoring and flagging important news stories, trends. Develop and execute business growth strategies, including marketing to potential clients. This includes capture activities such as meeting with prospective clients within region, gathering competitor intelligence, attending and presenting at conferences, and responding to RFPs, as requested. Basic Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree; advanced degree a benefit. Preferably 5+ years of working experience in marketing, advertising, social marketing, or related field, particularly experience working at a marketing or advertising agency Business-to-consumer marketing and/or energy marketing experience Preferred Skills/Experience: Experience working in an advertising agency Experience should include developing and implementing marketing communications plans, with the ability to manage and execute advertising, public relations, collateral development, digital and social media projects. Experience developing education and outreach materials Experience working in a multi-task environment Experience using content management systems (CMS) and email management systems Interest in and commitment to construction, architecture, and property development. Professional Skills: Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills in English & French. Creative thinker with a positive attitude who enjoys a challenge and finding solutions. Eager to learn, participate, and contribute however necessary with positive, “can-do” approach to assignments. Detail oriented with the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment, and to manage multiple projects, deadlines and priorities. Ability to work independently, seek help as needed and contribute to team and company culture. Strong command of financial management and ability to stretch a limited marketing budget for maximum effectiveness. Solid project management and account management skills. Working knowledge of computer and online tools, including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, KA&D offers a benefit package and fosters a young, highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce. KA&D is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels.