Relationship Consultant: Business (Ref.4)

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Department of Marketing and Communications


Salary: R585 192,00(TCTC per annum)


Minimum years experience needed:

5+

Valid From:

2020-03-13

To:

2020-03-27



Job Description:

To support the management of relationships with key stakeholders as identified and prioritised in the strategic plan to promote Brand South Africa’s strategic objectives in partnership with these stakeholders, to external audiences. To influence relationships with key stakeholders as identified and prioritised in the strategic plan to promote Brand South Africa’s branding and communications objectives in partnership with these stakeholders, to external audiences. To play a key programmatic role in the definition and delivery of projects through obtaining the brief from internal or external stakeholders, developing internal briefs where required, needs and expectations of the stakeholders and ensuring they are effectively addressed in the roll-out plan facilitated by Brand South Africa and through efficiently leveraging stakeholder resources. The Relationship Consultant is one of the main Brand South Africa custodians of the relationship with identified stakeholders and a key output is to ensure the effectiveness and sustainability of these collaborations.


List of skills needed:

Minimum Requirements:

 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science/ Economics/ Marketing/ Business Management/ Project Management.
  • 5+ years combined project management experience in Marketing, Communications, Public Relations, Stakeholder Relations at a mid-management level.
  • 5 years’ experience using systems such as Excel and or Microsoft Projects to deliver high level Gantt and Planning charts.

 

Key Performance Areas:

 

1.Development of programme specific projects and initiatives.

  • With reference to Brand South Africa business plan and signed MoU’s with priority stakeholders, unpack, research, workshop and develop implementation plans to activate the delivery of a project / initiative / campaign in line with the integrated marketing and communications programme and stakeholder expectations.
  • Maintain and manage relationships with the right decision-makers and influencers and canvass all input from geographic and stakeholder plans and target group information.

 

2.Sell the project / initiative / campaign plan for buy-in and approval (sign-off) with relevant stakeholder priority base (levels, locations, platforms, decision-makers, beneficiaries).

 

  • Sell the project/campaign/initiative to the relevant stakeholder bases and decision-makers/ beneficiaries to ensure buy-in in terms of the content, tone,roll –out mechanism(s), budget audience target(s),collaborative ownership, time lines and output.
  • Develop internal concept documents to sell the project / campaign / initiative to the internal units and decision-makers to ensure buy-in in terms of the content, tone, roll-out mechanism(s), budget, audience target(s), collaborative ownership, time lines and output.
  • Feedback stakeholder inputs, research, scanning of the environment, and other relevant information (budgets, changing priorities) back to Marketing and Communications for refinement and amendment in the activation plans to ensure sign-off. quarterly reporting in accordance with the contracted performance measurement and business plan scorecard of the organization.
  • Monitor resource spend and financial expenditure in accordance with the approved project plans.
  • Complete a variance report on a monthly basis and identify reconciliations where appropriate.

 

3.Compliance, monitoring and reporting.

  • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the stakeholder-implemented initiatives(including risks) and reflect this in the quarterly reporting in accordance with the contracted performance measurement and business plan scorecard of the organization.
  • To scan the wider public policy environment to identify and leverage opportunities for future work where supportive of the strategic aims of Brand South Africa, develop leads to establish relationships with public policy makers and influencers and identify opportunities for joint future work where appropriate. (E.g. new international relations strategy, diplomacy rules for sectors and geographic regions).
  • Ensure adherence to the project corporate identity, copy right, correct representation, referencing, necessary Brand South Africa support to affect the objectives of the stakeholder roll-out plans.
  • Ensure collateral is available at all Brand South Africa stakeholder activations.

 

  1. General administration.

 

  • Ensure all portfolio of evidence is correct, appropriate, accurate and uploaded onto Brand Base or an identified SharePoint portal.
  • Maintain all project documentation for retrieval.
  • Develop error-free submissions for presentation by the GM to EXCO.
  • Process submissions to effect the issue of purchase orders necessary payments, S&Ts, travel and other financial or SCM required transactions.
  • Monitor resource spend and financial expenditure in accordance with the approved project plans.
  • Develop ROI for increased stakeholder value.

 

Required Skills, Competencies and Attributes

  • Strategic ability.
  • Excellent Presentation skills
  • And excellent verbal and oratorical skills to ensure delivery of Brand South Africa content to high level audiences.
  • Above average interpersonal and communication skills to engage credibly with stakeholders at different levels and with different needs (public relations).
  • Excellent negotiation and “deal making “skills.
  • Marketing Skills.
  • Excellent fundraising and negotiating partnerships that will bring added value in financial and resource terms.
  • MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint SharePoint and MS CRM or any other CRM system).
  • Team Management skills:
  • Competent in Project Management and lateral leadership
  • Excellent proposal and account / portfolio planning ability as well as excellent strategic reporting.
  • Self-management.
  • Administrative Skills.
  • Administration and Procurement Management.
  • Document Management).
  • Media Management skills.
  • Manage diverse expectations and perceptions effectively and assertively.
  • Ability to pitch stories to top tier publications in response to developments in the South African communication environment.
  • Ability to develop content for media across various platforms – including print, broadcast and digital.
  • Ability to segment clients as well as contribute to a stakeholder strategy development process.
  • Results-oriented (output driven).
  • Thorough and excellent follow-through ability.
  • Willingness to work extended hours and travel substantively (within and across borders).
  • Above average level of perceptiveness and discernment i.e. know how to read situations correctly and respond accordingly to instil confidence and direction.
  • Networking ability,
  • Persuasiveness
  • Service orientated

 

    Brand South Africa is committed to ensuring and maintaining workplace diversity and the attainment of employment equity, having due regard to qualifications and appropriate experience. Please include certified copies of ID and qualifications not older than 6 months and contact details of at least 3 referees. Failure to provide the duly required certified documents, will result in your application being disqualified.

 

    Brand South Africa encourages applications from people living with disabilities , as well as African Males, Indian Males, Coloured Males and Females and White Males and Females.

 

    This position is subject to competency assessments. Brand South Africa retains the right not to employ.

 

    To apply for the above position, please forward a relevant CV in MS Word format, certified copies of ID and qualifications not older than six (6) months quoting the reference number to pinpoint one human resources via email.

 

    Ref.1 and Ref.2 to response6@pinpointone.co.za

    Ref.3 and Ref 4 to response4@pinpointone.co.za

    For enquiries contact: Lucia Mabasa on (011) 325 5101.

 

    The closing date and time: Friday 27th March 2020 at 16h00.

  To view the full job profile, please go to:www.brandsouthafrica.com

 

    If you have not heard from us in three months, please consider your application unsuccessful.

 

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