South Africa Marketing Manager (remote friendly)

With over a million customers trusting PayJoy, it’s increasingly important that our apps and services operate with integrity and high availability while keeping our customers' data confidential.

This role will be responsible for all marketing aspects of the business, as well as being an active team member of the management team.

PayJoy is hiring a Marketing Manager in South Africa who can help us scale the business.  The right candidate will be a talented and ambitious leader, looking for a high-growth opportunity at a high-impact startup, while also deeply motivated by and aligned with PayJoy’s mission to empower the next billion smartphone users.

As Marketing Manager, you will be responsible for developing, implementing and executing strategic marketing plans to attract potential customers, retain existing ones and help with the cross-selling strategy for the smartphone financing business and the PayJoy cash business. Managing and coordinating marketing campaigns (digital, online and offline), leading market research efforts to uncover the viability of current and existing products/services, and liaising with media organizations and advertising agencies.

While we value on-site collaboration, applicants available to work remotely will be considered.


  • Provide in-depth localized and contextual information on everything from seasonality to market-specifics for South Africa
  • Own the marketing relationship with the local salesforce
  • Own the relationship and negotiations with local suppliers of marketing services such as print of in-store materials
  • Own the effective distribution of in-store marketing materials
  • Help us customize marketing efforts both online and offline for the ZA specificities, setting our team up for success
  • Contribute to the Test&Learn strategies both South Africa -specific as well as global
  • Leverage the accumulated industry-experience to collaborate to overall planning efforts
  • Identify and track key KPIs to ensure ROI, high conversion ratios, low CAC, etc
  • Take a data driven approach to analyze and optimize customer activation, engagement, and retainment of customers
  • Attract more customers and raise brand awareness through the creation of marketing campaigns
  • Researching and analyzing market trends and competitors
  • Tracking effectiveness of marketing campaigns and reporting findings to the executive team
  • Negotiating and liaising with third-party marketing agencies
  • Looking after the budget of the marketing department and making sure the budget spend is delivering a return on investment
  • Work closely with the commercial team to identify new opportunities and efficiency improvements
  • Required qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree/Master's degree: Marketing, Communication, Advertising or similar field
  • Fluency in English
  • Results oriented digital marketing, branding, and media expertise, with a strong bias for action
  • Knowledge and analysis of commercial KPIs for example, customer lifetime value, CAC, ROI, etc
  • Benefits

  • Medical insurance: May expense up to R9,360 per month (on condition that you have a medical plan in place)
  • Retirement: 3% of monthly salary (on condition that you have a retirement plan in place)
  • Company holidays; 15 days of vacation (20 at 3rd year); statutory sick leave
  • Annual fitness benefit (R7,500); professional development benefit (R30,000); and international travel benefit (R30,000)
  • About PayJoy
    PayJoy's mission is to deliver access to credit to the next billion people in emerging markets worldwide. Our unique mobile locking technology gives customers the ability to afford their first smartphone on credit, using the phone itself as collateral, and then provides further access to credit to help weather life's unexpected financial surprises and climb the ladder of economic well-being.

    Founded in 2015, today PayJoy has reached millions of customers in a dozen countries around the globe, including Mexico, Brazil, India, Kenya, and South Africa, and is on a strong growth path with support from major industry partners to bring credit to millions in the near future.

    PayJoy is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and we welcome and encourage people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

    PayJoy Principles
    Finance for the next billion * Ownership * Break Through Walls * High-Bandwidth Communication * Transparency & Directness * Focus on Scale * Work-Life Balance * Embrace Diversity

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