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The primary role of the Marketing Director (SSA) is to drive business growth by positioning JCDecaux as a leading media and services company in Africa 

Key Area Of Responsibilities 
  • Grow JCDecaux share of Advertising spend in every market that we operate in
  • Work hand in hand with the Sales Heads to support the JCDecaux brand and relevant product yields
  • Support the Development and Patrimony departments to grow and enhance our inventory for relevant content and context 
  • Provide proactive input to Sales teams across SSA for the support of top line revenue generation
  • Take a leadership role in promoting the efficacy of OOH in aiding delivery of Audience Measurement across Africa  
  • Be an active member of the OMC and Geopoll research initiatives working closely with the various Sub Saharan Media Managers
  • Be the JCDecaux Brand Ambassador- Deliver at international standards at every touchpoint – Internal and External 
  • Lead role for CRM and Client Events 
  • Develop ongoing thought leadership pieces to be published in various industry channels (Digital & Print) ~ managed/disseminated through a quarterly newsletter (for example) 
  • Proactively manage content and design for the media calendar (including Media Loop, various industry publications)
  • Develop and nurture key CSI partners in line with the Sustainable Development Policy ~ and drive Client participation and PR 
  • Foster relationships with Key clients and agencies

  • Manage and direct the Marketing team and subordinates
  • Be an active ambassador for the JCDecaux brand -  Responsible for all printed and digital collateral used within the business throughout Africa (internal and external use)
  • Research and input required on international trends that will deliver strategic input required for Sales and Development needs
  • Ensure the highest performance of lateral, creative, innovation and strategic thinking to the outdoor medium is applied
  • Provide support to the Sales & Marketing Director on all strategic business requirements
  • Manage PR and other promotional and trade advertising channels in a professional manner
  • Develop and promote case studies using global and proprietary research to grow OOH Share of Spend 
  • (Work with the Media and Business Analyst Heads) 
  • Proactivity required on systems and software that will support the business (ie SMARTBRICs, Créaction, Automated Buying tools, Quantum, Fusion, etc.) 
  • Be familiar with media research tools
  • Be the BEE (global intranet) ambassador for JCDecaux Africa
  • Foster a team spirit of high performance
  • Participate in industry related associations (AMASA, OMC, PAMRO) 
  • Develop and update presentation material to support sales from brief through to presentation stage;
  • Category presentations, 
  • Brand specific presentations, 
  • Network presentations
  • Strategic Pitches for new business
  • Generic
  • Creative

Manage and develop marketing tools required to support sales
  • DNA of Sites on Fusion
  • Presentation collateral 
  • Support on Outdoor strategies 
  • GIS and media planning systems 
  • Creative input

Relationship Management
  • Develop relationships internally and externally with the key stakeholders.
  • Assisting the Sales Heads to identify opportunities for maximising Adspend.
  • To attend regular team meetings and action issues raised by acting upon minutes taken.
  • To conduct monthly performance reviews with all key suppliers
  • Utilise Bee (global intranet) to share best practice and lessons learnt
  • Respond quickly to any enquiry from other subsidiaries
  • Deliver quarterly KPI’s for direct reports

  • Apply responsible administration to Media Contract approval process
  • Manage supplier costs and constant evaluation of cost saving initiatives 
  • Attention to detail, appreciate cost control and budgets.

Key Contacts 
Sales and Marketing Director (SSA), Sales Head (s), Group Media Manager (SSA), Media Managers (SSA), International Marketing Heads, JCDecaux One World

Advertising Agencies, Marketers and CEO’s

Skills and  Qualifications 
  • Relevant tertiary diploma in Media Studies  
  • At least 5 years’ experience in a marketing leadership role, ideally within the media industry
  • Sound knowledge on international Media Research and Creative Tools
  • Process agreeable - Understand the value of process & how it benefits all.
  • Fully conversant with Microsoft Office – Word, PowerPoint and Excel

Person Specification 
•    Professional and strong communicator - both written and spoken; good presentation skills
•    A flexible approach as travel will be required.
•    Innovative and self-motivated; good time-management
•    Thought leadership skills
•    A clean current full driving licence

Now what do you want to do?

Riyaadh Hassein Talent and Acquisition Officer