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  • Posted: Jun 8, 2023
    Deadline: Jun 15, 2023
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    Safaricom is the leading provider of converged communication solutions in Kenya. In addition to providing a broad range of first-class products and services for Telephony, Broadband Internet and Financial services, Safaricom seeks to uplift the welfare of Kenyans through value-added services and support for community projects.
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    Senior Manager- Market Analysis, Research and Planning


    • We are pleased to announce the vacancy for Senior Manager- Market Analysis, Research and Planning within Research Planning and Design Department within CEO's Office.  In keeping in line with our current business needs, we are looking for a person who meets the criteria below.

    Brief Description

    • Reporting to the COE HOD – Research, planning and design, the role holder will be responsible for;
    •  Leading and provide market research and customer insights expertise within the Research & Customer Insights team.
    • Being a critical player in terms of input to brand/products ensure brand/product decisions are driven by consumer insights in an effort to maximize effectiveness and profitability.
    • Being champion of ‘consumer focus’ and ‘customer insights’ within the business.
    • Leading long term opportunity development for innovation projects and their fit with business strategy for portfolio and Safaricom brand development.
    • Leading Marketing Research and Customer insights policy in decision making.
    • Leading, guiding and responsible for problematic/special projects.
    • Overall leadership for the various research needs to develop, commercialize, and evaluate to life Innovations projects.
    • Actively shaping the future pipeline, size the opportunities, and develop a clear and robust 5Ws for every Innovation project.
    • Creating focus and ownership for shaping business' future ambitions.
    • Ensuring Granular understanding of consumption and purchase behavior by occasion, channel and outlet type - Who is consuming, what, Where, When and Why as well as providing Motivation and other drivers of behavior by occasion & brand, e.g. equity, brand associations.
    • Proactively participating in squads, tribes or set-ups that explore new growth areas by helping provide facts that build business cases, implement, and sustain growth areas.

    Key Responsibilities

    Identify opportunities for growth.

    • Embed and drive the understanding of consumer motivation and identification of opportunities that will unlock growth for the business.

    Driving consumer-led brand/product building

    • Champion and drive world class consumer understanding and insights that will drive growth using a variety of best practice and processes.
    • Putting the consumers at the heart of everything, actively inspire and influence Research and product teams to ensure they ingrain consumer feedback/insights in the brand/product strategy and marketing activities to maximize effectiveness and profitability.
    • Push planning, insights as opposed to data management.
    • Global & Kenya liaison for Research and customer insights
    • Develop and manage research budget for the department.

    Driving learning into action from measurement and evaluation (M&E)

    • Understand the value of M&E to the research agenda and to the brand/products’ performance and it’s fit into the brand/product planning process. Identify and address any barriers to the implementation of M&E, ensure learning and experiences are shared and applied after each activity to drive growth.
    • Champion the search and spin of knowledge, information and ideas that will make M&E a creative process that appeals to brand/product teams.
    • Drive customer centric culture both with internal and external customers
    • Continually challenge the processes and procedures for current supply service levels/ challenging convention


    • Bachelor’s degree.
    • Master’s degree preferable.
    • 8 years research experience, preferably in FMCG environment or lead role in Research Agency providing consulting / Specialist Support, establishing Strategic direction For Specialist Area, pursuing Innovation and managing the research portfolio.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Safaricom Kenya on to apply

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