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Company Summary

An upcoming fintech company providing digital financial services and solutions. Based in Cape Town, forms part of a retail group.  Our goal is to become the favourite financial services provider for our customers by offering products and services that are affordable, transparent and easy to access. Part of making our products accessible is by cutting out the need for our customers to waste time in queues: by offering her an end-to-end digital experience that is convenient, quick and easy to understand.

Key Performance Areas (KPAs)Strategy and management

  • Achieve new customer acquisition, attrition and reactivation targets
  • Identify trends and insights, and optimize spend and performance based on the insights
  • Brainstorm new and creative growth strategies to exceed new customer numbers
  • Conceptualise go to marketing strategies for new product launches
  • Up-to-date with the latest trends and best practices in online marketing and measurement and identify other digital marketing channels to further generate traffic and revenue
  • Utilize strong analytical ability to evaluate end-to-end customer experience across multiple channels and customer touch points
  • Oversee all outsourced programs, vendors and partnerships to ensure performance goals and agreements are met, as well as incremental opportunities identified and captured
  • Manage and lead a team of internal marketing resources in a Player-Coach style of role

 Planning and campaign implementation

  • Establish monthly targets for marketing program; monitor & optimize campaigns to exceed plans
  • Responsible for the alignment of credit strategy with the business strategy for the company
  • Ensure that key forecasting variables are credible in the business plan and are assessed timeously
  • Ensure business plan projections are credible from an operational perspective
  • Reduce customer attrition rates through the development and implementation of effective retention / repurchase strategies
  • Create and execute marketing strategies across all channels, driving the digital agenda and focussing including SEO/SEM, email, display advertising, and social
  • Measure and report on the performance of all marketing campaigns
  • Collaborate with internal teams to create landing pages and optimize user experience
  • Lead the development and execution of web analytics reporting, tracking, and drive for insights to maximize conversion and site ROI and to inform key decisions
  • Optimize email performance, including timing, frequency, segmentation and triggers in conjunction marketing automation opportunities

Manage adspend budget

  • Manage adspend unit cost for the company in line with strategic objectives
  • Achieve campaign efficiency
  • Ensure adspend forecasts are credible and in line with strategic objectives
  • Manage the adspend process to ensure efficiency gains are achieved

Process management

  • Ensure campaigns are successfully implemented
  • Propose and implement improvements within existing reports to reduce the turnaround time on data reports


Qualifications & Accreditations

  • A Business Science / BComm / Marketing Degree / Humanities Degree

Experience & Skills

  • Minimum of 3 years’ digital marketing experience. Proven working experience in digital marketing.
  • Demonstrable experience leading and managing print, SEO/SEM, email, and display advertising campaigns
  • Highly creative with experience in identifying target audiences and devising digital campaigns that engage, inform and motivate
  • Experience in optimizing landing pages
  • Experience with A/B and multivariate experiments
  • Solid knowledge of website analytics tools (e.g., Google Analytics, Omniture)
  • Experience in setting up and optimizing Google Adwords campaigns
  • Strong understanding of ecommerce analytics and metrics
  • Ability to respond to continually changing priorities and coordinate multiple projects
  • Strong computer skills, specifically Excel
  • Previous experience managing, motivating and developing direct reports

Attributes & Behaviours

  • Passionate about customer experience, service and brand loyalty
  • Entrepreneurial and excited to take on new initiatives
  • Proven ability to handle multiple competing priorities and ability to adapt in flexible, fast paced environment
  • Ability to think big and deliver from concept to execution
  • Credible leadership skills for strong team and results orientated delivery
  • Ability to balance working independently with being a collaborative team member
  • Excellent verbal and written skills – demonstrated ability to influence audiences including those at senior leadership levels
  • Strong problem solving, attention to detail with solid organizational skills
  • Effective decision making ability based on data interpretation and business insights
  • Must be resilient, open to feedback and assertive


Position: Open
Location: Cape Town
Job Title: Digital Marketing Manager
Salary: To be discussed