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Assistant Sales & Marketing Manager - Commercial (Based in Uganda)

Graphics Systems Limited.


1 month ago

Job Summary

Minimum 7 years of experience in sales & marketing of commercial printing goods or promotional giveaway items.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelors
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 7 years

Job Description/Requirements


Graphic Systems is the largest printing and packaging company in Kenya. It supplies indoor and outdoor print advertising collateral, commercial printing, cartons, labels and promotional items. In addition the company manufactures corporate wear and garments.

Department: Sales & Marketing

Reports to: Business Unit Head - Commercial

Qualification: MBA/MA/MSc in Sales & Marketing (preferred), BA in Sales Marketing, Management.

Linguistic skills: English: Written (Fluent) Spoken (Fluent).

Experience: - Minimum 7 years of experience in sales & marketing of commercial printing goods or promotional giveaway items

- Minimum 3 years’ experience of managing a sales & marketing team of at least 10 individuals.

- Exposure to several technologies including: sheet fed offset, large format printing, digital printing, screen printing

- Serving at least 50 clients, and selling a minimum of 100 SKU’s

- Managing sales of at least 1,000,000 USD per annum

Age: Minimum 30 years old - Maximum 45 years old.

Product line: Commercial Printing (books, posters, flyers, carnets), Large Format printing (billboards, pull up banners, tear drops), Garmenting (corporate uniforms, customized t-shirts, polos, overalls) and promotional giveaway items (USBs, mugs, agendas, etc.)

Key Skills: In order to achieve success, some of the Key Skills that the Sales Manager is expected to have include:

Sales & Marketing:

1. Strong analytical, problem solving & PR skills

2. Strong organizational skills

3. Ability to identify opportunities to increase margin & sales

4. Ability to use market information to increase market share

5. Ability to create strong relationship with clients

6. Ability to cross sell & up sell

7. Ability to identify & develop new product categories


1. Strong understanding of production processes (offset printing, large format, garment manufacturing)

Human Resources:

1. Ability to manage, monitor & inspire a team of 10+ individuals

2. Goal setting for subordinates and subsequent productivity and target monitoring

3. Staff recruitment & induction

Administrative Skills:

1. Must be proficient with Microsoft Excel

2. Experience with working on SAP (ideally)

Key Responsibilities:


Achieving the sales targets as per the annual budget

Public Relations:

  • Maintaining the strong reputation of the firm with clients
  • Developing department specific marketing collateral & campaigns

Human Resources:

  • Managing Commercial Department sales & marketing team and related administrative tasks, alongside the other Sales & Marketing Manager – Commercial Department
  • Ensuring security of assets directly allocated to Commercial Department sales & marketing team
  • Induction process & recruitment for new staff
  • Ensuring a safe, collaborative, and professional workspace, that is in line with Company values 
  • Staff productivity analysis



  • Record keeping (sample approvals, contracts, etc.)
  • QMS/Environmental audit participation, if required


Coordinate with production team to ensure orders are delivered as per client requirements

If you would like to apply please send your CV/Resume to jobs@graphicsystems-ea.com not later than 10th May, 2024. Hard copies will not be accepted. All applicants must attach soft copies of academic transcripts, certificates, etc. All applicants must follow the below link and do the assessment test therein in order to qualify for the next interview phase: https://app.testgorilla.com/s/11wm4m3g

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