Marketing Communications Manager – Financial Services job, Cape Town

Remuneration: negotiable cost for the company
Advantages: In the cost package for the company
Location: The cap
Level of education: Diploma
Job level: Medium/Senior
Type: Permanent
Reference: #Tam578
Company: VGP Recruitment

Previously disadvantaged applicants will be given preference.

Are you a senior marketing communications manager with previous experience in financial services and copywriting? We have a tremendous job opportunity for a dynamic individual with these skills in the Cape Town office of a leading financial services company. This exciting middle-to-senior executive 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 contribute to overall business strategy and operational priorities. This position supervises a staff member and reports to the Chief Marketing Officer. We are looking for someone with experience in developing a quality marketing communications strategy. The ideal candidate should come from a marketing/communications background and have managed internal and external communications within a marketing department. If your experience meets these criteria, we would like to see your relevant writing portfolio. Apply today!

Include, but not limited to:

  • Overall responsibility for Asset Management messaging
  • Produce monthly and quarterly communications with clients, plan and schedule authors and topics
  • Operational communications (pricing, product, service, administration, rewards and internal) and internal staff newsletter
  • Liaison with investment team on investment commentary and articles
  • Management of video projects and communication projects to deliver on time
  • Messaging for events
  • Contribution to the institutional value proposition
  • Pitch packs, due diligences, presentations and sales aids
  • Public relations support for the Asset Management division
  • Asset Management website content maintenance
  • Approval of Asset Management ad creative and media calendar
  • Contribution to strategy and messaging for group projects – examples could include reviewing forms, reviewing fund fact sheets, digital content and webinars
  • Line management of a resource based within the asset management department including: quality control of deliverables including annual report, monthly fund/private label factsheets, forms and communications
  • Group public relations and liaison with journalists – as required
  • Wealth Advisor related projects – as needed
  • Group communications support e.g. HR, Transformation Forum, general policies, regulatory submissions, crisis communications, etc. – if necessary.

The successful candidate must have/be:

  • Relevant degree/diploma in marketing
  • Minimum 6-8 years of experience in the financial services industry
  • Previous experience in a highly beneficial PR agency environment
  • Writing ability, strong communication experience and ability to write content (not just edit and proofread)
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English
  • Computer skills: MS Office (MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Bulk communication systems, e.g. Everlytic or SendGrid
  • Project management skills
  • Good knowledge of investments
  • Strong Writing Skills – Plain Language or Writing/Communications or Editorial
  • Analytical thinker
  • Ability to exercise good judgment in accordance with overall marketing strategy
  • Attention to detail and consistency
  • Able to build internal and external relationships and network
  • communication skills
  • creative thinker
  • Abundant personality and patience
  • Resilience, hard worker, brand loyalty and prioritization skills
  • Bilingual is advantageous
  • Writing portfolio – essential
  • Practical and pragmatic.

Please submit a relevant writing portfolio with your CV when applying.

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

Company Description

VGP Recruitment is a recruitment agency specializing in the advertising, marketing, media, creative, digital, public relations/communications and publishing sectors.

Posted May 12 3:44 PM, Closing date Jul 11


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