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Full-time Senior Manager - Events

at Safaricom in Nairobi

Senior Manager – Events at Safaricom in Nairobi – Kenya Jobs, Careers and Vacancies

Safaricom Limited is the leading mobile telecommunications company in Kenya. We are at the forefront of the industry and always seek to attract and retain talented, creative and innovative team players who are excited by the opportunity of pushing the frontiers of this evolving technology, growing our services, exciting our customers and contributing to our community. At Safaricom, we take pride in our talent and develop them to realize their maximum potential!

We are pleased to announce the following vacancy in the Events & Sponsorships Department within the Marketing Division. In keeping with our current business needs, we are looking for a person who meets the criteria indicated below: Reporting to the Head of Department-Events & Sponsorships, the position holder will oversee all Safaricom events. The job holder will also liaise with other departments, event organizers and other 3rd party suppliers to ensure quality corporate image during all brand activities and events.

The job holder’s key responsibilities will be to:

  • Management of all Safaricom events Portfolio (Internal & External) including Brand Assets, MJC and Sponsorship based events;
  • Drive continuous improvement in program efficiency and effectiveness through thoughtful event execution;
  • Management of agencies and 3rd party event suppliers;
  • Forecasting, budgeting and cost management monitoring and reporting on the performance of the partnerships we engage with;
  • Oversee all aspects of event production / end to end event management including but not limited to operations and quality control;
  • Oversee event risk management and crisis management;
  • Expenditure of the assigned budget to drive increasingly efficient ROI, with regards to Partner performance, productions and resourcing levels;
  • Submission of timely reports on activities within the section.

The ideal candidate should possess the following skills & competencies:

  • Bachelor Undergraduate degree;
  • Minimum 8-10 years’ experience in end to end event management;
  • Strong creative and conceptual skills;
  • Strong network of contacts to ensure that business benefits from the strategic partnerships;
  • Attention to detail with excellent interpersonal and communications skills;
  • An excellent planner and organizer;
  • A team player, attention to detail;
  • Keen ability to deliver to specifications and in a timely manner.

If you feel that you are up to the challenge and posses the necessary qualification and experience please send your resume and application letter indicating your experience and why you are the most suitable candidate for the role clearly quoting the job title to the address below. The deadline for application is Wednesday 4th December, 2013.

Head of Talent & Resourcing
Safaricom Ltd
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