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Chief Marketing Officer

Remuneration:negotiable cost-to-company 
Benefits:Within the cost to company package
Location:Cape Town
Education level:Degree
Job level:Senior
Company:VGP Recruitment

Maestro of Marketing? It’s your lucky day because you have just stumbled upon the most exciting position of the year, if not the decade! We have an exhilarating job opportunity for a ‘hot-shot’ Chief Marketing Officer at a well-loved, popular South African hospitality Group’s Cape Town HQ. Thrillingly, as CMO you will be mandated to “pivot these brands,” moving them into the new era of South Africa. Upholding and advancing a portfolio of admired brands that together make up an indisputable part of the South African hospitality landscape is an enviable role and calls for an innovator who understands the target audiences and takes full ownership of the business strategies and values, while driving the marketing plans in the right direction. In this role you will be responsible for building an exceptional team. As a ‘leader in your field,’ you will be tasked with developing strong Marketing strategies that deliver profitable turnover and growth. We are looking for someone dynamic who balances day-to-day management and leadership skills with ease. Your healthy stakeholder management skills and ability to nurture a passionate team are key. If you are a ‘hands on’ leader who fully understands each Marketing function rather than delegating it, if you are driven and charismatic with experience and a keen interest in the evolution of the Marketing function then this is an unmissable opportunity. Don’t miss out!



Brand Value: Finance
  • Building and growing sustainable brands delivering profitable turnover and growth
  • Growing Turnover, EBIT% and ZAR, Profit Margin, % and ZAR
  • Achieve required ROI - (All media and marketing plans, Digital channel development, Events, sponsorships)
  • Growing market share

Brand Positioning
  • Building organisational sustainability through brand specific innovation and a customer centered approach
  • Growing customer base through understanding customer audiences across multiple brands and customised user-friendly loyalty programs
  • Provide customer engagement/satisfaction analyses and recommendations to stimulate innovation and change
  • Provide evidence-based solutions that focus on customer experience, growth and retention
  • Execute a media plan that increases share of voice and differentiates the various brands from competitors in similar markets

Brand Strategy and Plans Development
  • Develop and manage strategy execution and lead the full marketing function to deliver on organisational growth plans
  • Ensure the execution of Brand strategies by Brand managers
  • Building and maintaining an innovative easy to use marketplace platform frontend that focus on customer experience, growth and retention
  • Develop a strong media plan that increases share of voice and differentiates the various brands from competitors in similar markets
  • Develop and execute a Brand sponsorship strategy through events and sponsorships that delivers on organisational growth plans

Brand Governance
  • Develop & ensure Implementation of Marketing Control & Governance Systems relating to policies, business processes & management processes
  • EXCO member/Chairing Marketing Review Committee/IT Steering Committee member/Transformation and Social and Ethics committee and the company foundation (Founding Trustee)
  • Organisational representation with regards to GDPR/POPI/Advertising standards of SA

Brand Execution: People, Growth and Development
  • Instill a culture of performance, learning and development, building a strong, proactive, and agile team that delivers on organisational strategies
  • Clarifying and setting individual and team expectations that determines attention to detail and delivery on the execution of marketing plans
  • Implement a process that navigates and guides performance through feedback and measurement where required
  • Implementation of Personal Development Plans to ensure teams are skilled and competent to deliver on organisational expectations

Brand Attitude: Self
  • Displaying a positive attitude aligned with company culture and values
  • Following instructions and delivering results
  • Personal Development and training
  • Adherence to organisational policies and procedures i.e. Time and attendance, delivering on work requirements, confidentiality etc.
  • Lead, guide, attend and participate in Team meetings
  • Contribute to work as a value adding team member display a positive attitude in the workplace that fosters teamwork

The successful candidate must have/be:
  • Tertiary qualification (3-year Degree or higher) and 10 to 15 years’ experience
  • Excellent communication skills (Written, verbal and modern marketing platforms)
  • MS Office Suite including Advanced Excel skills                    
  • Use of technology (Zoom, MS Teams, Magnetic, etc.)                       
  • Analytical and Problem solving with regards to Business intelligence                     
  • Evidence based decision making                   
  • Management and Leadership            
  • Organisational level thinking and facilitation skills to influence and inform EXCO/Steering committees and other structures of governance              
  • FMCG and Food Service industry experience
  • Knowledge of and experience in Marketing and Corporate Communications strategies
  • Knowledge of and experience in Brand Building, PR and reputation management strategies
  • Knowledge of and experience in Market data and trend analyses including customer insights
  • Knowledge of and experience in Governance, regulatory, risk and compliance
  • Knowledge of and experience in Budgeting, Finance and Operational expenditure control
  • Knowledge of and experience in CRM and SEO tools like Google Analytics, Google AdWords, HubSpot, WebTrends etc.
  • Able to manage and Direct a full marketing function and large teams
  • Media management skills (Written, Radio, TV, Web etc.)
  • Service provider management experience (legal agreement management)
  • Understanding of Franchisee relationships
  • Experience with design briefs, concepts, and processes
  • Experience with agency management/traffic control/billing/reconciliation (Franchisees)
  • Grit/determination and resilience                
  • Having a degree of patience - Leading the organisation into adapting to new, modern, societal ideas and concepts              
  • Understanding societal challenges in the South African context                  
  • The ability to deal with media at a high level           
  • Financial and Business acumen/understanding and ownership of Profit & Loss
  • Entrepreneurial and Commercial thinking                
  • Critical thinking and active listening skills                 
  • Service orientated, committed, caring and respecting others                      
  • Display a high level of working with integrity           
  • The ability to foster a culture of lighthearted pleasure and fun.

Company Description

VGP Recruitment is a specialist recruitment agency in the advertising, marketing, media, creative, digital, PR/communications and publishing industries.

Posted on 01 Sep 05:30, Closing date 31 Oct


Viv Gordon
+27 21 422 1037

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VGP is a specialist Recruitment Agency focusing on the exciting field of communications. Passionate about the industry in which we operate, our portfolio covers all personnel who work in the Advertising, Marketing, Publishing and Public Relations arenas.

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