Monday, September 16, 2013

Standard Group: Distribution Assistants

The Standard Group comprises, The Standard Newspapers, Game Yetu, The County Weekly, The Nairobian, KTN, Radio Maisha, PDS, Standard Digital and Think Outdoor Services. 

The Group is looking for highly motivated, qualified, experienced and reputable team players to fill the following position:

Distribution Assistants

The job holder will report to the Sales Executive & Team Leader and will carry out Sales & Distribution activities for the Group’s newspapers and magazines within the assigned sales territories.


Key Responsibilities


  • To work with the appointed vendors to ensure that they get the newspaper on time each day and to collect all revenues realized from newspaper sales
  • To maintain close contact and effective liaison with vendors and to report any problems encountered to the Sales Executive or Team Leader for immediate action
  • To identify opportunities for market expansion in the area/territory, and to identify potential vendors and report to the Sales Executive.
  • To monitor arrival time of vendors to the various drop off points against the time the delivery van arrives and report any problems to the Sales Executive for appropriate corrective action by the Transport Offi cer
  • To recommend any alternative transport routes and/or drop off points to the Sales Executive
  • To monitor the trend of sales and returns by vendors, to determine required adjustments and to communicate those adjustments to the Sales Executive
  • To liaise with vendors to ensure that The Standard Limited publications and magazines get prominent display/exposure
Qualifications & Experience
  • Diploma in Sales & Marketing or Business Administration
  • Minimum of 1 year experience in sales & marketing including laying strategy for market expansion and penetration
  • Experience in field selling
  • High degree of integrity
  • Good communication skills and ability to deal with diverse peoples
  • Valid Riding License
Business Executives

The Business Executives will be charged with selling advertising for Radio Maisha, KTN and The Standard, providing effective services to clients so as to maximize advertising sales volumes.

Key Responsibilities
  • Achieving set annual and monthly targets for multimedia advertising sales
  • To increase advertising opportunities within Standard Group’s products which will translate to higher revenues
  • To deliver high quality customer service to clients
  • To support, maintain and grow business contacts with both the existing and potential advertising clients and agents.
  • Develop strategy to increase sales volumes and market share
Qualifications & Experience
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Business related field.
  • Professional diploma qualification in Marketing
  • Full competence in presentation skills is required
  • Experience of 2 years preferably in media sales
  • Verbal and written communication skills
If you possess the above qualifications and the drive to meet the challenges, visit our websitehttp://www.standardmedia.co.ke/recruitment to browse through the current Openings / Vacancies and apply not later than 26th September 2013.

The Standard Group is an equal opportunity employer and as such, canvassing of any form
will lead to automatic disqualification.