Brand and Communication Strategist

Marketing · Cape Town, Western Cape
Department Marketing
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

Brand and Communication Strategist

Cape Town


Company Overview

Ozow is the future of payment as we know it. An oh-so (or Ozow) easy, automated and ultra-secure EFT solution that helps customers pay in just a few seconds, merchants can initiate Ozow payments through a variety of payment platforms, such as SMS, eCommerce, eBilling, QR Code and instore Point-of-Sale (POS).

Ozow is bringing commerce to a wider audience, promoting financial inclusion and innovating for our customers. Paying with us is Ozow easy, Ozow fast and Ozow trusted!


Job Description
This role resides on the Marketing team of Ozow Payment acceptance & experience, part of the consumer payments organization. You will bring prior experience creating new brands and/or rationalizing existing brand portfolios. You have experience leveraging consumer insights to discern a brand’s sweet spot – the intersection of customer desire with the company’s unique strengths. We are obsessed with understanding the needs of our customer throughout their entire journey and are on a mission to elevate their end-to-end payments experience. The cross-portfolio scope of this endeavour requires that you show up as a discipline expert, with an innate ability to earn trust of key stakeholders.

In this role, you will enjoy collaborating with marketing, product management, UX, and design teams across multiple organizations. You will frequently author strategy documents which you will deliver to the most senior leaders of the company. A passion for thinking big and beyond traditional brand constraints will enable you to thrive in our culture of invention.



You will

• Own Brand voice and strategy, including the setting of style guides, brand guidelines, brand vision and value proposition for short as well as long term 

• Collaborate with key internal stakeholders to define and communicate strategic positioning for ad products among existing and potential advertisers

• Shape the core narratives with our advertisers and agencies and bring them to life through content, high-touch events, scaled communication campaigns and other media channels · 

• Act as strategic lead for new feature updates/ go to market strategies and all marketing initiatives 

• Build and measure customer-obsessed content across channels; such as on-stage keynotes, sales presentations, and blog and website content 

• Plan and help execute all communications and media actions on all channels, including online and social media · 

• Use compelling and comprehensive data to measure performance of programs and drive innovation


You have

• Degree in business, marketing, branding, communication or related field required.

• Previous experience as a brand strategist or similar role

• Previous experience in mobile / web design Illustrator Photoshop XD / Sketch Adobe Animate HTML and CSS Coding (basic understanding) KeyNote/PowerPoint

• Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

• Experience leading client meetings

• Analytical and problem-solving mindset

• Creative and compelling storyteller

• Strong research skills

• Strategic thinker

• Excellent presentation skills



We are a team who support each other through this journey with respect and dignity no matter our background or where we from. We do not discriminate, exclude, or speak poorly of others. We uplift and value our relationships by being courteous, kind and considerate


We deliver honestly on our commitments. We own our actions, and we accept accountability for our decisions. We are open to new opportunities and new learnings. There is so much more to explore. Together we combine our knowledge and efforts, encouraging creativity into building the Unicorn we aspire to be. Through persistence, commitment, grit, endurance and hard work, we strive to give out our best selves in the most passionate sense because we know that the effort, we put in today will get us closer to our achievements tomorrow.


The Benefit

The Benefit of joining our 'Ozow Amazing' Team is that you get to experience vibrant growth first hand. Come and be part of this highly energetic, enthusiastic, positive team whose sole focus is on growth, growing personally as individuals, locally and globally as a trendsetter. We are big into a healthy and balanced lifestyle by encouraging healthy diets and activity. 


Have an Ozow amazing day!



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