Corporate communications and events specialist
Johannesburg, South Africa
4d ago

Looking for the next step in your career? Enjoy a challenge? Do you have an ambition for innovation? Want to make a difference?

With over 35 years’ experience in managing contact centre operations across the globe, we are proud of our ability to deliver real business value through our exceptional people, best practice models, process and leading technologies.

We are also backed by Dimension Data - a global IT service specialist and solution provider, and NTT - one of the world's largest telecommunication companies in the world.

Our purpose is to make every person we come in contact with experience the exceptional and we believe in creating sustainable futures for our people, by driving a culture of continuous learning through the many skills and development programmes we offer, which are designed to develop talent and fulfil potential.

Want to be part of our team?

The role is responsible for creating, developing, refine and executing internal / external communications, campaigns and events in line with overall business strategy and ensures that the appropriate messages are developed, via appropriate communications channels

What you'll be doing

What would make you a good fit for this role?

  • Event & Campaign Management
  • Manages and executes all external marketing events in relation to clients, prospects, industry bodies and all external people.
  • Supports and enables each specific Business Unit to deliver events appropriate to Merchants brand.
  • Delivers against required elements to support various campaigns and measures the ROI based on agreed metrics.
  • Awards management
  • Vendor Relationship Management
  • Engages with marketing suppliers such as Advertising, Promotional and Events Agencies with respect to marketing activity deliverables
  • Manages agencies deliverables to meet deadlines
  • Budget management
  • Communications and Marketing tools
  • Develop communication plans and communications for distribution internally and externally
  • Develops marketing tools to enable where appropriate self sufficiency and efficiencies.
  • Responsible for the execution of the Merchants brand within the operations; campaigns, facilities and systems.
  • Ensure the client brand is represented to the client brand CI, liaising with the client where necessary.
  • Define brand governance and policies in collaboration with the content and brand manager and ensures the standardised application thereof.
  • Draft, create, implement and coordinate required brand experiences across all Merchants internal and external touch points.
  • Demonstrates proficiency on company’s communications systems, including the intranet, website and marketing automation tools.
  • Creates written communications that effectively communicate and sell the developed marketing concepts both internally and externally.
  • Develops content with key stakeholders in the business to draft announcements and other internal communications content
  • Co-ordinates the execution of internal communications to employees, ensuring the most effective and appropriate channels are used and that messages are aligned and consistent
  • Reporting

  • Extracts and compiles regular reports, including readership information from all internal communication regardless of media channel and providing compiled data to the Head of Marketing and the Content and Brand Manager.
  • Reports monthly on all marketing tasks and status updates allocated to the team
  • Project Management

  • Manages and organizes multiple jobs and projects on a daily basis
  • Keeps team members, clients / stakeholders informed of all relevant issues as they arise.
  • Monitors and tracks allocated project tasks to relevant specialist within the team and provides feedback to internal stakeholders on progress status
  • Works with marketing co-ordinator to ensure the content reaches target audiences through appropriate channels
  • Ensures efficiency and effectiveness in content communication.
  • Practice Management

  • Formulates the guidelines for content development to ensure that the organisation’s objectives are conveyed according to the standards
  • Provides input in refining the Writing Style Guide and develops templates and approaches to all areas of content development and brand language
  • Researches key technologies and trends, such as webinars, podcasts, white papers, industry analyst reports and related data in order to remain current on topics relevant to business positioning.
  • Remains current with copywriting best practice and apply these principles in the development and editing of content
  • Knowledge

  • Marketing Diploma or degree
  • Minimum 4 years in a marketing solutions / services within a B2B, Customer Management industry or related industries
  • Proven track record in delivering successful marketing campaigns
  • MS Office - Word, Excel & PowerPoint essential
  • MS SharePoint
  • Marketing Automation tool such as Eloqua
  • Skills

  • Attention to detail
  • Collaboration
  • Oral and written communication (L4)
  • Planning & Organising (L4)
  • Problem Solving (L3)
  • Technical Expertise (L4)
  • Customer Service orientation (L3)
  • Resilient
  • We want people like you! The passionate kind. People who live, think and deliver exceptional. If you're ready to take the next step in your career, then look no further!

    Diversity in Merchants

    Merchants is an equal opportunity employer with a global culture that embraces diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be unfairly discriminated against on any arbitrary ground including race, colour, sex, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, or other protected category.

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