Marketing Manager

Dubai
Global – Consumer - Marketing /
Full-Time /
Hybrid
Kitopi is the world’s leading tech-powered multi-brand restaurant. With a mission to satisfy the world’s appetite, Kitopi operates a portfolio of both invested and franchised F&B brands, serving as enablers in the food market by helping brands to grow and scale, both in the delivery and dine-in space.

Launched in Dubai, UAE in January 2018, Kitopi has grown to become one of the greatest success stories in the cloud kitchen and food tech space. In July 2021, Kitopi announced its $415 million Series C funding round, led by the world’s largest technology-focused investment fund, Softbank Group Corp’s Vision Fund 2. This investment catapulted Kitopi to the prestigious Unicorn status, making it the fastest Unicorn to have emerged from the MENA region.

As a leading food-tech business, Kitopi’s growth has been largely fueled by its innovative and scalable software solutions. Kitopi’s kitchens are powered by its proprietary Smart Kitchen Operating System (SKOS) - an in-house suite of applications that optimizes cloud kitchen operations in real-time. As part of its growth roadmap, technological innovation, data science,  artificial intelligence, and robotics will take center stage as Kitopi continues to reinvent the food industry as we know it today.

With over 4,000 employees, Kitopi currently operates 200+ locations across the UAE, KSA, Kuwait, Bahrain, and Qatar, and runs its engineering hub in Krakow, Poland, its robotics hub in Denmark, and its global customer experience center in Dubai, UAE.

What You'll Do

    • Establish and identify a brand guidebook for your brand. Develop a brand vision and marketing communications strategies for your brand focused on building brand awareness and equity, as well as driving sales through various ordering channels.
    • Prepare annual marketing calendar including required marketing budgets and measure marketing initiatives against these budgets throughout the year. Marketing initiatives to also include offline/dine-in activation campaigns, events, and offline activation strategies.
    • Capture the local market by continuously building/promoting the brand image through local store marketing initiatives.
    • Prepare strategies for the launch of new products/promotions and implement them throughout the complete customer journey.
    • Track and stay on top of market trends.
    • Lead PR and influencer partnerships for your brand and build ongoing relationships with the media.
    • Liaise with creative, social, media, PR, and events departments to manage and build brand creative assets and ensure timely execution of your planned initiatives.
    • Analyze customer feedback, ratings, and reviews and share insights with the wider team.
    • Provide input into pricing strategy.
    • Optimize brand packaging design.
    • Analyze marketing initiative effectiveness on a regular basis with reports to be shared with key stakeholders. Lead/track your digital and OOH/mass media campaigns.

What Are We Looking For?

    • Bachelors degree in Marketing Management or Communications
    • Minimum of 5 years experience in Marketing and Communications, specifically in the F&B, FMCG, Hospitality industry - Agency experience is preferable
    • Lively and charismatic with a passion for food and great knowledge of the consumer
    • The ideal candidate is creative yet results-driven will have the ability to think outside the box and work closely with key stakeholders in the business to achieve our common goal of satisfying the world’s appetite! 
Recruitment Process and Timeline
First, you apply and let our recruiters review your profile. After reviewing, you will receive a link to book a meeting with a recruiter at your convenience to share more about yourself and for us to get to know you better. If you have been shortlisted, you will have the opportunity to meet our hiring managers. Depending on the scope of the role and the function, you may need to attend 2-3 rounds (which might include case study, role-play, trial, or live coding - this will be communicated to you in the initial conversation). Upon successful completion, your recruiter will get in touch with you to discuss the offer. We aim to take you through this process within 2-3 weeks.

Benefits
- Extensive learning opportunities - we offer many hard and soft skills training to help you improve and challenge yourself
- You'll be involved in customized workshops run by Kitopi Academy
- You’ll have a chance to work in an international, diverse, and inclusive environment
- You’ll be part of one of the most caring communities out there.
- Finding a chance to become a shareowner with our ESOP plan (T&C Applies)
- Free and unlimited access to a nutritionist because we care about you
- No Dress Code! (T&C Applies)
- Extended maternity and parental leave
- The infamous team activities and social events are bursting with fun
- Inclusive Private Health Insurance
- Up to 50% discount from Kitopi brands
- Annual leave as per the company policy

So, what does it really mean to work at Kitopi?
We are constantly striving to make Kitopi the best place to work in the world, by empowering you to be the best version of yourself every day. Our company values act as our guiding principles to help ensure that everyone feels safe, included, and like they truly belong. 

Kitopi is an equal-opportunity employer. While we currently operate in 6 countries, we are over 70 different nationalities of talented Kitopians. We celebrate our rich diverse backgrounds, lifestyles, and cultures and have a 0 tolerance policy towards racism, bigotry, and hate. Please apply if you see a position that makes your heart skip a beat and help us build a company that we're all proud to work for.

Along with offices in all the markets we operate in, we also believe in a “work from anywhere” policy - you get to choose the environment you operate in because we believe this will help you deliver work you’re proud of. 

Tech-enabled and customer-obsessed, at Kitopi, we are a team of passionate humans who are on a mission together to satisfy the world’s appetite.