Wednesday, June 6, 2012

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AT EQUITY BANK KENYA

Career Opportunities at Equity Bank

Equity Bank is the region’s leading Bank whose purpose is to transform the lives and livelihoods of the people of Africa socially and economically by availing them modern, inclusive financial services that maximize their opportunities.

With a strong footprint in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Southern Sudan, Equity Bank is now home to 7.7 million customers - the largest customer base in African.

Currently the Bank is seeking additional talent to serve in the roles outlined below:

1. Marketing Communications Officer

The Position

The role holder will be responsible for supporting the Communications department in marketing, promotion, event management activities and other related roles as shall be assigned.

Key Responsibilities

Coordinate sponsorships and events and promotional activities involving the Bank
Liaise with service providers to ensure proper preparation and execution of events including brand visibility in such events through branding opportunities

Identify opportunities, sponsorships, promotions for marketing and sales
Manage vendor contracts; exercise diligence in tracking expenses to meet expense/ budget goals
Monitor vendor performance by ensuring alignment with market value for services rendered
Interface with all Equity Bank teams and offices to optimize event and associated campaign’s effectiveness
Manage promotional items for the company
Offer support to the branches, departments and subsidiaries in regards to marketing, promotion and communication requirements
Liaise with the creative agency to follow up on execution of tasks
Ensure timely execution and production of key deliverables

Qualifications, Knowledge and Experience

Degree or equivalent in Marketing or a business related field
Professional training in Communications, public relations and event management
Over 3 years relevant experience in marketing or event management in a large media organization or in communication function in an established organization

Desired Skills and Ability

Good negotiation skills
Excellent communications, organizational and interpersonal skills
Strong analytical ability
Able to work well with minimum supervision
Flexible, ability to identify and resolve problems quickly
Creative thinker and fast learner, ability to communicate ideas effectively
Team player
Computer proficiency

2. Marketing Communications Officer - Media Management & Advertising

The Position

The role holder will be responsible for supporting the Communications department in media management and advertising activities and other related roles as shall be assigned.

Key Responsibilities

Identify and pursue unique media buying opportunities and added-value programs via media partnerships
Advise marketing management on emerging media trends to ensure maximum effectiveness
Provide support in media planning and media buying processes • Focal point in the execution of authorized media plans, purchase orders and media payments
Build annual media plans and make subsequent plan revisions for multiple brands, marketing programs and new initiatives
Provide significant input into all media mix discussions and analysis
Analyze results of media efforts and develop measures of success
Build relationship with media vendors, contractual agreements and other relevant partnerships

Qualifications, Knowledge and Experience

A degree in Communications or a business related field
Professional training in Marketing or Public relations
Over 3 years experience in media management and advertising

Desired Skills and Ability

Good negotiation skills
Excellent communication skills
Strong analytical ability.
Able to work well with minimum supervision
Team player with excellent interpersonal skills
Computer Proficiency

If you meet the above requirements, submit your application quoting the job you are applying for to the email address below by 15th June, 2012.

Please include detailed Curriculum Vitae, copies of the relevant certificates, current pay, testimonials, and daytime telephone contact and email address.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Email to: jobs@equitybank.co.ke

Equity Bank is an equal opportunity employer.

We value the diversity of individuals, ideas, perspectives, insights and values, and what they bring to the workplace.

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