Marketing Manager
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Start Date: Immediately


We’re on a mission to elevate the careers and livelihoods of millions of blue collar professionals, artisans, and other informal workers through the use of technology. Join us.

ABOUT LYNK:

Lynk is a startup which builds technology to connect blue collar workers in Kenya - from carpenters to cleaners - to jobs. Our suite of products seeks to satisfy a breadth of consumer needs, which provide multiple channels to increase incomes for workers in our system:


  • Lynk: A marketplace product enabling customers to request services or order ready-to-buy services in over 50 categories from cleaners, to masseuses, to plumbers, and tailors.

  • Lynk Projects: A turnkey construction firm, providing design and management services in fitout and construction projects, delivered by Pros on the Lynk platform

  • Lynk for Business: Maintenance, facilities management, and project management services for business clients delivered by Lynk Pros


Lynk is consistently regarded is one of the most exciting and socially impactful start-ups in Africa:

  • (2018) Africa regional winner of the MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge for global technology solutions that improve livelihoods

  • (2018) Selected into the prestigious MIT 2018 SOLVER class of solutions that are changing the world, in the subcategory of “work of the future”

  • (2018) Named one of East Africa’s top 10 startups to watch by I-Dev international

  • (2017) Grand winner of the Ford Foundation and the Global Center for Youth Employment Ideathon for initiatives that can bring disruptive change to youth employment

  • (2017) Selected to the inaugural XL Africa fellowship put on by the World Bank for high potential startups in Africa


A bit about the role:

The Marketing Manager is responsible for making sure that people are obsessed with our products and that Lynk grows into a trusted household brand. To do this, s/he is responsible for designing and implementing a comprehensive and multi-channel strategy and the means to measure its effectiveness.


A bit about you:

You have an intuitive understanding of how people work and what makes them tick. You think strategically, and can be disciplined in your implementation of creative ideas.You have excellent organization and planning skills and are excited by the idea to build something from scratch. You are creative as well as analytical and use both of these traits to create, implement, and refine campaigns that enhance the image of Lynk and improve its bottom line.



You’ll be responsible for:


Strategy, Measurement & Management

  • Developing overarching strategy for the brand

  • Designing and planning marketing strategy with individual teams or business units

  • Measuring the effectiveness of all marketing campaigns or customer facing properties

  • Acting as the steward of our brand and keeping a constant ear to the ground

  • Working with internal and external partners as needed such as design, product, sales, and others

  • Building and managing a team capable of scaling these efforts exponentially, including a creative function

  • Getting your hands dirty - whenever there are holes or gaps, you will be the one to fill it and whenever there is a new need you are the type that wants to dive in first to learn


Digital Marketing

  • Digital Advertising - Creating highly effective digital campaigns across facebook, google, etc

  • Social Media - Building unique and exciting campaigns that our audiences love

  • Email Marketing -  Engaging our customers with relevant and beautifully designed content

  • Content development - oversee content development team, from video development to graphics

ATL Marketing & Sales

  • Sales activations - Managing activation agencies to drive sales and brand awareness

  • Channel Partnerships - Creating partnerships that help us drive sales and acquire customers

  • ATL marketing - Leading media buys across strategic channels to drive maximum impact

Successful candidates will have all or most of these qualifications:

  • Passionate about our mission to transform the informal sector and have tons of ideas on how we can do it better

  • Degree in business, marketing, design, communications or related field

  • 5+ years of experience in ecommerce, marketplace, mobile technology, or related business

  • Demonstrated track record for driving strong user growth

  • Able to work across a variety of functions, and for things you don’t know you’re eager to get your hands dirty and figure it out.

  • Strong analytical skills and deep understanding of Microsoft excel

  • Excellent copywriting skills

  • An insatiable hunger to build, grow, and scale products

  • Experience in the Kenyan Market strongly preferred

To apply: please send a CV, and cover letter. To differentiate yourself, please in your email share a paragraph on what your favorite marketing campaign is and why. Applications should be sent to: jobs@lynk.co.ke


More about us:

At Lynk we make it easier for households and businesses to connect with high quality professionals. Currently we have verified professionals in over 140 categories ranging from cleaners, to masseuses, to plumbers, and tailors. Through the use of technology we unlock important career tools such as digital profiles, product galleries, customer reviews, and more.

As a company, we’re a tight-knit and highly-collaborative team of developers, hustlers, planners, and doers. We provide the freedom and tools necessary for people to be comfortable and successful in their work and in return expect high performance and a culture of excellence. We value ambition, curiosity, candor and most of all an uncontrollable desire to create amazing things.

To Apply: Please send your application and relevant supporting materials to jobs@lynk.co.ke