Marketing & Strategy Manager

A major player in the Egyptian cement market, becoming the only local producer equipped with an additional kiln with drying and grinding capabilities, the plant is poised to achieve significant progress in the Egyptian market. 

Currently, they are seeking a Marketing & Strategy Manager with the proven track record in the cement industry.

Job Purpose:

Reports to the Commercial Director, the Marketing & Strategy Manager is responsible to develop innovative marketing strategies, deliver creative solutions thus being able to pick the best way forward for clients and company in the short and long term.

Key Areas of Responsibilities but Not Limited to:

  • To create and design the marketing strategic plan to achieve the company strategic and business objectives
  • Build, train and manage the needed supporting teams for different functions with strong reliable systems and procedures to guarantee delivering the commercial targets and best customer service with the maximum benefits to the company
  • Develop and manage the sales and dispatch systems and procedures to optimize the customer service
  • Develop and manage the distribution fleet to maximize its performance and profitability
  • To achieve the business budget with a view to achieve the target profitability
  • To coordinate with all other departments to develop the customer service and to guarantee delivering customers’ requirements, in respect of loading, payment and all needed commercial services
  • Identify critical market trends and asses their potential impact on the BU business
  • Bench marking of performance using competition analysis and identify improvement opportunities.
  • Identify investment opportunities, lead the study & evaluation of the identified companies, prepare business case for proposed company and lead the needed due diligence
  • Lead the development of the BU strategic Business Plan
  • Lead innovation development, implement innovation process and evaluate innovation impact on BU growth
  • Participate in the relationship with professional unions and associations, specifiers, other decision makers in the industry

The Successful Applicant Must Have the Following:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related field
  • A minimum of 10 years of sales, marketing or trading experience in the cement sector
  • Proven experience in leading a successful sales team
  • Must be able to work independently, take initiative, anticipate the demands and needs of the team and prioritise workload effectively 
  • Excellent language skills in English and Arabic, fluent spoken and written (business language is English).
  • Effective planning and organizational skills
  • Strategic thinker with good attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with individuals from across all cultures
  • Excellent system skills with good exposure to the Microsoft Suite