In this week’s edition of the Employee Spotlight, we will be featuring our Trade Marketing Manager – Amos Muhunde where he gives us a glimpse into his passion for Marketing and more.
What makes you passionate about your job?
As individuals, we should do things that make us stay happy at work, daily tasks and activities that also link to what is meaningful to us. That is the key to being passionate about what you do. Loving what you do reawakens your drive to excel and you bring 150% to every part of your job. What makes me love my job is the fact that while I am aware that thanks to my job I am growing financially and career-wise, I also know that what I am doing contributes to eradicating one of the biggest challenges our world is facing today – malnutrition.
What’s a day like in the life of a trade marketing manager?
Marketing is a multi-faceted job by nature, you get to work with many different stakeholders/people at all levels and that is one of the things that makes the job all the more interesting. It is also notorious for its unpredictable hours and schedule, so I might start off the day at the office and end it at the market with a team visit. Marketing is a reactive industry, and this often comes with its own challenges. But if you’re anything like me, you will find that motivating!
How do you ensure teamwork and cohesiveness within the team considering the sheer size of it?
Many teams work well together but true success comes from being on a cohesive team. Being part of a cohesive team means that group goals are met and that everyone feels like and has indeed contributed to the overall success of the team.
The first thing to do is to establish an overarching mission that unites your team, the next step is to foster teamwork through team building activities, the third thing that is very important is to evaluate the individual strengths of team members to better allocate key responsibilities and resources to ensure efficiency, last but definitely not least communication; it is the heartbeat of every successful team.