Jobs & Opportunities
Vodacom to launch app development workshop
Vodacom is planning to launch South Africa’s first multiplatform mobile application development workshop aimed at strengthening the mobile app eco-system in South Africa. This workshop will be launched in partnership with some of the best and leading ICT players in South Africa, including BlackBerry, CSIR, Google, Microsoft, mLab, Nokia, Qualcomm, Samsung, Technology Innovation Agency and The Innovation Hub.
The workshop, which will take place from 03 to 05 October 2012 at The Innovation Hub in Pretoria, forms part of the Vodacom Developer Programme which aims to encourage local developers to design apps that are relevant to the South African market as well as the global market.
Below is a preview of topics that will be discussed during day one of the workshop:
Vodacom Developer Programme as a vehicle to drive mobile app ecosystem in South Africa by Prins Mhlanga, Managing Executive at Vodacom.
The enterprise development opportunities in the mobile space by Paulo Ferreira, Head of Enterprise Mobility at Samsung. Opportunities for mobile applications in government by McLean Sibanda, CEO at The Innovation Hub.
Developing windows phone games and introduction to developing for Windows 8 by Dave Russell, Technical Developer Evangelist at Microsoft.
Android, HTML5 and mobile web development by Ato Ulzen-Appiah the Developer Outreach Programme Manager of Sub-Saharan Africa at Google and Toby Kurien, the Android Development Freelancer.
For full program details and workshop registration, visit www.vodacom.co.za/developer
Africa's Talking Ltd
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Deadline: 01 Oct, 2012
TITLE: HIRE OF SALES & MARKETING HEAD, AFRICA'S TALKING
REPORTS TO: CEO, AFRICA'S TALKING LTD
JOB DESCRIPTION: Africa's Talking is a Kenyan IT company that provides a wide variety of mobile communication services such as SMS Short Codes, USSD, IVR, SMS Polling/Surveys, Bulk SMS, dynamic SMS systems as well as an SMS/USSD API for developers. In addition, Africa's Talking runs two SMS applications – SMSLeopard and SMSVoices. Africa's Talking would like to invite job applications for the post of Head of Sales and Marketing. The Head of Sales and Marketing will be responsible for developing and implementing a Marketing and Sales Strategy for Africa's Talking Ltd while leading a team of Marketing Executives and Interns in the Sales and Marketing department.
Senior sales manager in charge of all sales activities, departments and personnel involved in Sales and Marketing for the Company.
Provides leadership to the day-to-day operations of the sales department, while maintaining focus on the company’s strategic goals.
Member of the Company’s Senior Executive Staff.
Reports to the Chief Executive Officer/President.
Analyze sales statistics to determine business growth potential.
Establishes performance goals for all sales department employees, and monitors performance on a continual basis.
Oversees all hiring, training and firing of personnel involved in Sales and Marketing.
Develops, or participates with the Senior Staff, in the development of the Strategic Marketing Plan for the Company.
Directs department(s) to achieve objectives established in the Company’s Strategic Plan.
Coordinates sales operations with all other departments/divisions of the Company.
Develops and/or maintains and improves business relations with all customers of the Company.
Seeks out and targets new customers and new sales opportunities, initiates action plan to approach and secure new business for the Company.
Senior responsibility for all Trade Accounts Receivables. Monitors A/R aging on a proactive basis with his personnel, coordinates with Credit Manager and Accounts Receivable Manager/Controller.
Bachelors degree in a business related field
A proven ability of “making the sale”
Experience in Telecommunications Industry or Software Sales is desirable
Results focused person with high individual standards
Proven leadership ability to influence, develop, and empower employees to achieve objectives with a team approach.
Apply for this position:
Submit your Resume/CV to firstname.lastname@example.org with a paragraph on why you are the best person for the job