Marketing Manager

South Africa
Aug 14, 2019
Sep 13, 2019
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time



In pursuit of the ideals of excellence and diversity, the University of Pretoria wishes to invite applications for the following vacancy. The University of Pretoria's commitment to quality makes us one of the top research Universities in the country and gives us a competitive advantage in international science and technology development.


The incumbent will be responsible for:
  • Planning, developing and implementing TuksSport marketing, communication, public relations strategies and activities, both externally and internally, in line with the University's policies and guidelines;
  • Overseeing the development and implementation of collateral materials and providing services required by the Department and the clubs in the areas of marketing, communication and public relations;
  • Directing the efforts of the marketing, communication and public relations staff;
  • Ensuring that Varsity Cup and Sport competitions are effectively advertised and profiled to all students and staff of the University, and
  • Co-ordinating all programmes and activities at strategic and tactical level with the other functions of TuksSport.
  • Propose and manage TuksSport's marketing budget
  • Identify branding/marketing opportunities for TuksSport to build on current brand image

  • Degree in Marketing and Communication, Public Relations, Sport Management or any related field;
  • At least three to five years' experience in a sport environment;
  • Experience in developing and managing budgets;
  • Experience working with online, social and electronic media;
  • Experience in overseeing the design and production of print materials and publications;
  • Demonstrating successful experience in writing press releases, presenting of presentations and negotiating with media;

  • Appropriate verbal and written language and communication skills;
  • Demonstrated skills, knowledge and experience in the design and execution of marketing and communication and public relations activities;
  • Strong creative, strategic, analytical, organisational and personal sales skills;
  • Training, developing, supervising and appraising personnel;
  • Computer literacy in word processing, database management and page layout;
  • Commitment to working with shared leadership and in cross-functional teams;
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at a time;
  • Able to ensure compliance with contract terms, policies and procedures.

  • Postgraduate degree in Marketing and Communication, Public Relations, Sport Management or any related field;
  • Sport event management experience.

PLEASE NOTE: All shortlisted candidates may be required to participate in relevant skills assessments as part of the selection process.

The annual remuneration package will be commensurate with the incumbent's level of appointment, as determined by UP policy guidelines. UP subscribes to the BESTMED and UMVUZO medical aid schemes and contributes 50% of the applicable monthly premium.

In applying for this post, please attach:
  • A comprehensive CV;
  • Certified copies of qualifications;
  • Names, e-mail addresses and telephone details of three referees whom we have permission to contact.

CLOSING DATE: 30 August 2019

No application will be considered after the closing date, or if it does not comply with at least the minimum requirements.

ENQUIRIES: Ms Karin Hartdegen, Tel: (012) 420 5955 for application related enquiries, and Ms Lydia Monyepao, Tel: (012) 420 6138 for enquiries related to the post content.

Should you not hear from the University of Pretoria by 31 October 2019, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful.

The University of Pretoria is committed to equality, employment equity and diversity. In accordance with the Employment Equity Plan of the University and its Employment Equity goals and targets, preference may be given, but is not limited to candidates from under-represented designated groups. All candidates who comply with the requirements for appointment are invited to apply. All candidates agree to undergo verification of personal credentials. The University of Pretoria reserves the right to not fill the advertised positions.

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