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Manager - Marketing & Communications - Mat Cover

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Summary of Role
Formulate the strategy and vision to lead a marketing and communications team to promote and increase CIMA’s profile within the region.
Accountabilities and Responsibilities
  • Raise CIMA’s profile and brand awareness across the region.
  • Improve CIMA’s positioning against local professional accounting bodies.
  • Generate prospects and increase student recruitment.
  • Enhance the member value proposition.
  • Enhance progression and retention.
  • Increase membership and maintain membership retention.
  • Promote CIMA’s qualification, products and services.
  • Select and manage third party supplier relationships.
  • Oversee PR agency / In house representative to ensure that CIMA is profiled appropriately and AVE achieved across key channels.
  • Increase brand awareness through multiple-distribution channels.
  • Responsible for brand guardianship across the region and developing and approving brand collateral.
  • Work with regional director and management teams to ensure there are sufficient resources to deliver high performance marketing, PR and communications.
  • Liaise with marketing and communications colleagues across all markets within the continent and globally to share best practices and drive continuous improvement.
  • Promote events as needed in designated markets.
  • Formulate the marketing and communication strategy, tactical plan and develop the budget accordingly
  • Enable a high performance team culture.
Supervisory Responsibilities
  • Specialist – Events & Marketing (2)
  • Specialist – Marketing & Communications
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required
  • Self-starter and able to manage self and others including suppliers; Team player;
  • Strong writing skills;
  • Solid understanding of media processes; design and production
  • Strong planning and organisational skills;
  • Computer literate ( Word, Excel, internet, emails)
  • Strong administrative skills;
  • Able to work under pressure;
  • Good listening, communication and presentation skills;
  • Creative and innovative; Agile and receptive to new ideas
  • A conceptual thinker
  • Ability to understand the needs of Africa and respond to such needs in Africa
Required Experience, Qualifications & Education
  • Matric or equivalent high school diploma;
  • Tertiary education – Communication degree/PR diploma or Public Relations Practice Course (PRISA) or other relevant qualification;
  • 5-7 year’ related experience including:
  • taking a project from concept to completion;
  • Media liaison experience;
  • Strong Operations marketing experience essential
  • Writing and editing experience;
  • Budgeting exposure;
Preferred Experience, Qualifications & Education
  • Member of PRISA – PRP or CPRP level; i.e. 5-8 years’ experience at an executive level
  • Corporate publishing experience

Equal Employment Opportunity

The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All employment decisions are based on business needs without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status or any other applicable legally protected status. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

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