Tuesday, 7 May 2019

TRACE is looking for a Marketing Coordinator: Events

TRACE Southern Africa is looking for a Marketing Coordinator: Events

·         Assisting in conceptualising, planning and executing the events and activations for the Southern African business units (South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia..)  with a core 16 – 35 audience demographic, ensuring that the marketing and sales business objectives for the group are met and exceeded
·         Ensuring that the events and activations strategy and plan is aligned with the broader marketing and communication strategy across the business units
·         Working with the Marketing team to make sure that the brand culture and personality is accurately represented at all events and activations
·         Supporting the marketing and communications team as well as the business development and activations team by coordinating and executing all events and activations
·         Measuring and tracking the budget, attendance, performance, ROI of all events and activations undertaken
·         Coordinating with the social media and brand team members to ensure a 360-degree marketing approach to all events
·         Maintain a required call frequency on assigned key venues (clubs etc.) to include developing and planning promotional activations, booking and installing point of sale materials, onboarding brand ambassadors and promoters etc.
·         Overseeing and developing event and activation staff/ ambassadors/ promoters – build rapport through interactions and develop a team for best breed promotional representation
·         Perform administrative duties as required such as tracking reports, promotional item stock keeping and replenishments, expense and budget reports etc.

·         A relevant 3-year tertiary qualification in Communications or Marketing e.g. IMM or Marketing/Communications degree will be beneficial
·         Proficient in Word, Excel and Outlook

·         At least 4 -5 years of experience in coordinating events and activations is essential including references
·         Proven experiences with activations, exhibitions, product launches, road shows, corporate events etc.
·         Project management experience combined with working knowledge of event and activation development process

·         Strong operational knowledge and experience of events and activations from A – Z
·         Event and activation agency processes and dynamics and knowledge of same to implement internally
·         Knowledge of local and international event and activation trends
·         Knowledge of GSM industry and, cellular telecommunications best practises
·         Knowledge of sales and service environment
·         General business acumen

·         Strong administration and project management skills – excellent organisation, attention to detail and follow through skills
·         Strong communication (verbal and written), negotiation, influencing and relationship building skills
·         Excellent attention to detail and multitasking skills are essential
·         Excellent time management skills and pressured delivery of deadlines and key milestones
·         Strong problem solving skills
·         Strong “can-do“ attitude combined with an ability to use minimum resources to get maximum outputs
·         Scanning, analytical and planning skills – to search for new ideas, trends and insights
·         Feedback and conflict reporting skills
·         Flexibility – the ability to adapt and change in the light of changing circumstances

·         Well groomed and well spoken
·         Must have a car and valid drivers license
·         Must be willing to work events and activations on weekends and when needed
·         Flexibility to travel (local / international)
·         Representing the team at functions after hours
·         Constant pressure to meet extremely tight deadlines

Deadline for submissions: 15 April 2019
Interested persons should forward their CVs & Cover letters to: vgaudin@trace.tv

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