Country Manager Jobs in Kenya

Country Manager Jobs in Kenya


  • Our client a large network agency that offers services across the full spectrum of marketing domains including advertising (on and offline),
    Customer Engagement & Commerce, Digital Transformation, Shopper Marketing, Media, PR & Influence; all under one unified setup is recruiting a Country Manager to be based in Lusaka, Zambia.


  • The country manager is the owner of our ambitions, and the company, in the country. S(he) has the overall responsibility to build, manage and grow the agency in the country.

  • At our agency, we call them the 5 Ps

    People – build and mentor a world-class team

  • Bring the agency vision to life, in-country and champion it internally and externally.

  • Build a team with strong agency values and live those values as a role model.

  • Further, strengthen the employer brand as the hardest agency to get in, and the hardest to leave.

  • Conduct Performance Management Program and career conversations in partnership with the People Team.

  • Align individual goals with company goals, for every member of the team.

  • Collaborate with the regional hub in Nairobi, and with the wider agency and WPP global network.

  • Manage resource planning and allocations for the office.

  • Lead and inspire the team to deliver high levels of motivation and performance.

    Product – lead by example in being the champion of creative transformation

  • Partner with the strategy and creative teams towards creating a world-class creative product for the agency.

  • Be a champion of innovation and the intrapreneur within the team.

  • Build and manage an innovation funnel and a culture of pilots.

  • Be the subject-matter-expert in creating solutions that deliver measurable RoI for clients and helps them grow their business.

    Process – build and manage systems that are aligned to the agency’s global standards

  • Oversee compliance for the team across systems and processes including business, finance, HR, and admin.

  • Partner with WPP’s regional shared resources to drive process excellence in the market.

    Perception/ Reputation – build a blue-chip image for the agency in the country, amongst all stakeholders

  • Position the agency as the top partner-of-choice for leading clients in the country.

  • Be the
    face of the agency in the country and strengthen its position as a thought leader in the industry.

  • Support regional initiatives by promoting them in-market and drive visibility.

  • Build agency reputation as their strongest partner, amongst existing clients.

  • Build agency credentials, profile, media outreach, web/ social footprint.

    Profit/ Financials – deliver consistent profitable growth (organic, new business, and innovation-led)

  • Take ownership of the country’s financial targets.

  • Ensure the highest rate of client satisfaction by building relationships based on trust and mutual respect.

  • Own the financial targets for the country (net sales, growth, revenue, and costs).

  • Demonstrate the highest standards of ethics in all financial dealings.

  • Implement a long-term strategy for business growth, while delivering quarterly and annual


  • Must be educated to degree level or equivalent, preferably with some financial qualifications or training – a solid understanding of budgeting and sales/ revenue planning.

  • A deep appreciation of content-data-tech and how it impacts the marketing mix, with a keen eye for creativity.

    More Details on Experience

  • Extensive knowledge and experience of the sector the company operates within and full understanding of Working knowledge of the agency’s offerings across brand, media, PR & Influence, digital social, and tech.

  • A strong understanding of how a business operates. The successful candidate will have a proven track record demonstrating their understanding and business acumen.

  • Prior experience managing cross-functional teams.

    More Details on Skills

  • Excellent communication skills (spoken, written).

  • Ability to form long term partnerships through active networking.

    How to Apply

  • Kindly forward your application to

  • indicating the job title as the subject. Please also share your motivation for the role along with your updated CV before 12th April 2021.

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