Sales Channel Director (Social Marketing)

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International | Technical Services Department
United Kingdom - London (Global Support Office)
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Marie Stopes International (MSI) is a global organisation providing client-centred contraception and safe abortion/post abortion care services to women and girls. Our local teams of 13,000 professionals are passionate about the work they do in communities across 37 countries. The services we provide give a woman the power to choose when she has children so that she is free to pursue her plans and dreams for herself and her family.

We take our services to where people need them through our different MSI channels

  • Pharmacies
  • MS Ladies
  • Social Franchising
  • Community Health Workers
  • Outreach
  • Hospitals/public facilities
  • Clinics
  • Contact centre/digital

About you

You are not just good at what you do, you are an EXCEPTIONAL sales manager, able to motivate teams, spot new ideas and exploit opportunities.

  • Being driven isn’t enough; instead you are TENACIOUS and thrive on being able to INSPIRE and SHAPE CHANGE
  • You don’t just manage from sales figures, you INSPIRE and ENGAGE team with a clear vision of success.
  • You are a GAME CHANGER, not afraid to speak your mind and make things happen
  • You are DRIVEN by success and want to ACHIEVE more
  • So, do you want to make a DIFFERENCE to millions of lives worldwide?

What are we looking for?

  • Someone with a track record of success in driving consumer sales through distributer and wholesale channels
  • You understand selling and what sales teams need to be effective in their product selling & detailing arguments
  • In depth understanding of the personal healthcare/pharmaceutical markets
  • Proven experience of new brand/product development and launch.
  • You should have experience managing sales in countries outside of the Western context – ideally Africa and Asia.
  • Ultimately, we’re looking for someone with the passion and creativity to take hold of our social marketing and take it to the next level.


What does the Social Marketing team do?

Our Social Marketing team is responsible for selling and distributing our range of medical abortion/post abortion care and sexual reproductive health (SRH). This team operates to the standards, processes and tools you expect to find in any commercial brand building business.  In this role, you will be responsible for driving commercially-oriented social marketing strategies to ensure the success and sustainability of our programmes, ultimately to double the number of MSI enabled safe medical abortions/Post Abortion Care to 6M women by 2020. You will be key in making our operations financially self-supporting and become a recognised income driver. You will be expected to spend a significant time in-country, working the with Country Directors and their teams in formulating & implementing social marketing building blocks and driving forward the overall strategy. 

This is a role that really gives you the opportunity to drive forward MSI’s goals of making people’s lives better by having children by Choice, Not Chance.


MSI people

Our team members come from a range of sectors and are all passionate, focused, intelligent, high-achieving and talented. What unites us all is an absolute dedication to delivering our mission. Every day our team members around the world focus on one aim: delivering contraception and safe abortion services to women who need them.

Our impact is global

  • By listening to, and meeting, the needs of individual women, we are increasing our health impact year on year
  • In a single year, our teams now help prevent over 7.6 million unintended pregnancies and avert over 21,600 maternal deaths
  • Our services save families and health systems more than £311 million a year

For more information about the role, please view the job framework on our website.

You will be pro-choice on children by choice & not chance

Location: London                               

Closing date:  19-March-2019 (midnight GMT). Interviews may take place before this date for exceptional candidates.

 Salary: £80-100k depending on experience and ability.

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