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Marketing Communications Manager: Financial Services

Remuneration:negotiable cost-to-company 
Benefits:Within the cost to company package
Location:Cape Town
Education level:Diploma
Job level:Mid/Senior
Type:Permanent
Reference:#Tam578
Company:VGP Recruitment


Previously disadvantaged candidates will be given preference.

Are you a senior Marketing Communications Manager with previous financial services and writing experience? We have a terrific job opportunity for a dynamic individual with these skill sets at a leading financial services company’s Cape Town office. This exciting mid - senior management role is very hands on, and the Marketing Communications Manager will be expected to write content. In this role you will be a member of the Asset Management Executive Committee and will have input into overall business strategy and operational priorities. This position oversees a staff member and reports to the Head of Marketing. We’re looking for someone with experience compiling a quality Marketing Communications Strategy. The ideal candidate must come from a Marketing background and have handled both internal and external communications within a Marketing department. If your experience meets these criteria, we’d love to see your relevant writing portfolio. Apply today!

Responsibilities
Include but are not limited to:
  • Overall accountability for Asset Management messaging
  • Producing monthly and quarterly client comms, planning and scheduling of authors and topics
  • Operational comms (pricing, product, service, admin, awards and internal) and internal staff newsletter
  • Liaison with investment team on investment commentary and articles
  • Project management of videos and communications projects to deliver on deadline
  • Messaging for events
  • Input into institutional value proposition
  • Pitch packs, due diligences, presentations and sales aids
  • Public relations support for the Asset Management division
  • Maintenance of Asset Management website content
  • Approval of Asset Management advertising creative and media schedule
  • Strategy and messaging input to group projects- examples could include forms review, fund fact sheets review, digital content and webinars
  • Line management of one resource based within the Asset Management dept including: Quality control of deliverables including annual report, Monthly fund fact sheets/MDDs, forms and communications
  • Group public relations and journalist liaison – when required
  • Wealth adviser related projects – when required
  • Group communications support e.g. HR, Transformation Forum, General policies, regulatory submissions, crisis comms, etc. – when required.

Requirements
The successful candidate must have/be:
  • Relevant Diploma/Degree in Marketing
  • Minimum 6-8 years’ experience within the financial services industry
  • Writing ability, strong communications background and ability to draft content (not just edit and proof-read)
  • Proficient in both spoken and written English
  • Computer literacy: MS Office (MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Bulk communications systems e.g. Everlytic or SendGrid
  • Project management skills
  • Sound knowledge of investments
  • Solid writing skills - Plain language or writing/communications or editorial
  • Analytical thinker
  • Ability to exercise sound judgement in line with overall Marketing strategy
  • Attention to detail and consistency
  • Able to build internal and external relationships and network
  • Communication skills
  • Creative thinker
  • Personality and patience in abundance
  • Resilience, hard worker, brand-loyal and prioritisation skills
  • Bilingual is advantageous
  • Writing portfolio – essential
  • Practical and pragmatic.

Please submit a relevant writing portfolio along with your CV on application.

Should you not receive a response within one week, please consider your application unsuccessful.

Company Description

VGP Recruitment is a specialist recruitment agency in the advertising, marketing, media, creative, digital, PR/communications and publishing industries.

Posted on 23 Nov 16:17, Closing date 22 Jan

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Tamara Wolpert
tamara@vgp.co.za
+27 21 422 1037

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VGP Recruitment
VGP is a specialist Recruitment Agency focusing on the exciting field of communications. Passionate about the industry in which we operate, our portfolio covers all personnel who work in the Advertising, Marketing, Publishing and Public Relations arenas.
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