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Ad Programme Manager USA

Ad Programme Manager USA

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JOB ADVERTISEMENTPROGRAMME MANAGER: USA
Brand South Africa is looking for a Programme Manager: USA to support the Country Manager in theUSA. The Programme Manager’s will work with the Country Manager to manage and influencerelationships with key stakeholders prioritised in the strategic plan to promote Brand South Africa’sbranding and communications objectives in partnership with these stakeholders, to external audiences.The mandate of the Brand South Africa is to build South Africa’s Nation Brand reputation in order toimprove SA’s global competitiveness.Below please see the Job Profile for the position of Programme Manager: USA.Applications must be forwarded toRecruitment@brandsouthafrica.com. This position is open to SouthAfricans who reside in the USA.Brand South Africa is committed to ensuring and maintaining workplace diversity and the attainment ofemployment equity, having due regard to qualifications and appropriate experience. Brand South Africawelcomes applications from people with disabilitiesThe closing date for applications 20 March 2012
 
 
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PROGRAMME MANAGER: USAJOB DETAILJOB TITLE :
Programme Manager: USA
REPORTS TO :
Country Manager: USA
STREAM :
Delivery Arm
FUNCTIONALCLUSTER:
AMERICAS
GEOGRAPHICLOCATION:
New York
CONTRACT :
Three year fixed term contract
SALARY RANGE :
$66 529 - $84 043
JOB PURPOSE
This role is a support role to the Country Manager in New York.The Programme Manager must beable to represent the Country Manager at all official stakeholder meetings and press briefings andmust be able to influence relationships with key stakeholders prioritised in the strategic plan topromote Brand South Africa’s branding and communications objectives. In addition, the ProgrammeManager is a support role to the Country Manager role when delivering projects as planned throughthe marketing and communications strategy and in accordance with project management protocols,processes and systems. This support role also includes supporting the Country Manager inidentifying, monitoring and analysing news and events in the country and articulating andmotivating necessary intervention on behalf of Brand South Africa. Programme Manager is theCountry Manager’s eyes and ears on the ground’ as well as aid in providing a sounding board forpress statements, briefings or stakeholder meetings.
 
 
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KEY COMPETENCIES REQUIRED
 
Minimum Education / QualificationsKnowledge and skills(in the form of training)Minimum Experience(be specific to the post)
Bachelors Degree in PoliticalScience / Economics / Marketing / Journalism
FUNCTIONAL KNOWLEDGE:
5+ years combined experience inmarketing, communications, publicrelations, stakeholder relationsPreferred: Postgraduate degreein Political Science / Economics / Marketing / JournalismComprehensive understanding of thepolitical and legislative environment(domestic and international)Track record of successfullynegotiating collaborations and jointventures in a highly political / pressured environmentThorough knowledge of the workingsof the business, macro-economicand the media environment(domestic and international)Contacts in media and businessWorking knowledge of systems andprocesses and how they contributeto organisational performanceExperience in a digital mediaenvironmentAdvanced knowledge of how todetermine value from a customerperspectiveExperience in writing media releasesand preparing pitches
TECHNICAL SKILLS:Strategic ability
to position and sellthe IMC mandate and initiatives inresponse to emerging political,business and environmental trendsImpressive communication skillsExcellent writing skillsExcellent
presentation skills
, i.e.the ability to use the rightpresentation techniques andemphasise the right content toinfluence and persuade
Very good digital media skillsMarketing skills
, i.e. the ability toidentify and capture a target marketor audience’s needs and sell amessage branded with the identifiedneedAdvanced MS Office (Word, Excel,PowerPoint)
MANAGERIAL SKILL:
Competent in
stakeholdermanagement
and lateral leadership,i.e. ability to get things donethrough co-ordinating different roleplayers in working together withoutformally being in charge of them.Excellent proposal and account / portfolio
planning ability
 
Self-management
, i.e. welldeveloped skills to structure ownwork, work independently and takeinitiative to get what is needed

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