Brand Manager

Remuneration:negotiable Market related 
Location:Johannesburg, Fourways
Education level:Degree
Job level:Mid/Senior
Company:Candi Solar SA

Job description

Company Profile: candi is a dedicated rooftop solar company for SMEs across Asia and Africa. We bring together international capital, through our Swiss-based platform, and local expertise in order to provide a unique offering to this underserved sector. In doing so, candi aims to have a big social impact, reduce carbon emissions, create jobs, increase energy access, and save money for small businesses in emerging markets. 

Job Summary: The company is looking to recruit an ambitious and energetic brand owner who will help candi to lead the revolution of solar for SMEs across emerging markets. Given that candi is taking solar into a new realm with a new set of tools, the role will require creativity, innovation and a new way of thinking. This position is an amazing opportunity for an experienced candidate who would prefer to work part time (or fewer hours each day). 

Specifically, the job requires taking ownership of the following for the global operations of candi:
  • Acting as the custodian for the candi brand, overseeing all marketing/advertising, branding and PR activities.
  • Developing and executing an annual marketing strategy and related budget to grow the brand, based on the business objectives.
  • Establishing, tracking and reporting on marketing KPIs/goals.
  • Signing off all marketing and brand communication to ensure consistency and alignment with the defined candi brand.
  • Managing external marketing/branding/advertising service provider relationships and output.
  • Overseeing the activities of the junior marketing manager.
  • Compiling and presenting regular marketing reports.
Location: Johannesburg/Cape Town, with flexibility with working from home.

Hours: More experienced candidates may be considered for a part-time position, but candidates who would like to work full time will also be considered.

candi is unique because...
  • We focus on helping SMEs in emerging markets get access to cheap, clean rooftop solar energy.
  • We have a strong emphasis on a client-centric and innovation-driven working culture.
  • We are an international team where remote working is commonplace, where we trust our team members to actively carve out a role for themselves according to their skillset.
Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

Job Requirements:
  • Relevant marketing/branding qualification
  • Five+ years of experience in running brand communication activities (agency or client side)
  • Ability to take initiative and self-manage
  • Ability to build up marketing activities from a relatively low base
  • High attention to detail 
  • Ability to engage with, and communicate, fairly technical concepts
  • MS Office / Google Docs proficiency
  • Knowledge and experience working on Salesforce and Zoho advantageous
Working Culture Requirements:
  • You agree to live out the candi values every day of your employment: this includes empathy before ego, being authentic - no matter what, working as one, and following the candi principle of less is more.
  • A dynamic, cross-functional team player, willing to take initiative on projects in the context of a multicultural scale-up trying to execute big, bold ideas.
  • Having experience working for an international company, or having studied or worked abroad, considered a plus.
  • You must be open, honest, trustworthy, a strong communicator, and understand that what we get done as a team surpasses what we get done individually.
  • candi is an equal opportunities employer.

Posted on 02 Mar 12:02

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