Managing Director – Monitor Publications Limited (MPL)

Job Title: Managing Director
Organisation: Monitor
Publications Limited (MPL)
Duty Station: Kampala,
About MPL:
KPMG seeks to recruit for its valuable client; Monitor Publications
Limited (MPL) is Uganda’s leading independent media company. The company’s
publications include the Daily Monitor Newspaper, Saturday Monitor, Sunday
Monitor, Monitor Business Directory and the Daily Monitor E-paper (Electronic
Edition) with a readership of over 1,000,000. Other MPL product portfolio
include: 93.3 KFM Dembe FM and Ennyanda (a Luganda, weekly sports newspaper).
The company also offers advertising plans, including banner
advertisements, classifieds, Web brochures, and supplements. The Monitor
Publications was founded in 1992 and is based in Kampala, Uganda. The Monitor
Publications Ltd operates as a subsidiary of Nation Media Group.
Job Summary: The Managing
Director is responsible for directing the activities of the Company to meet
strategic objectives, achieve profitability targets, design and execute the
company’s strategic goals, motivate staff for high productivity, manage
resources for the sustainability of the company and maximize returns to
Key Duties and
  • Steer the design and execution of the
    Company’s strategy and direction with clear milestones and measures of
  • Manage the company’s Executive team in
    delivery and implementation of strategic objectives
  • Avail and manage MPL’s resources both
    financial and physical, to drive the execution of business objectives
  • Guide the activities, processes and
    productivity of the Company to meet performance goals a objectives.
  • Build and sustain strategic partnerships
    and alliances with stakeholders in the industry such as government,
    shareholders, suppliers and customers
  • Spearhead the company’s mission to
    Educate, Inform and Entertain the nation in a sustainable manner
  • Develop and implement a performance driven
    organizational culture that motivates staff
  • Establish regular business performance
    monitoring and reporting with remedial actions where necessary
  • Steer the development of new products and
    innovative ideas for business growth Minimum requirements
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the MPL Managing
    Director should hold a Bachelor’s degree in a business related field and a
    Master’s qualification in business management will be an added advantage.
  • At least 15 years’ work experience, 5 of
    which should be in a senior leadership role
  • Proven and demonstrated leadership skills
  • Evidence of previous involvement in
    strategic planning, development and implementation
  • Significant experience in managing
    government relations
  • Past experience in Journalism or in the
    Media Industry will be an added advantage
Personal Competencies:
  • Competency in strategy formulation and
  • Excellent communication skills oral and
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • High standards of integrity, with a clean
    track record
  • Ability to influence
  • Strong Business acumen
  • Excellent organizational and planning
  • Highly organized with ability to multitask
  • Assertive, proactive and diligent with
    commitment to high standards of service delivery
  • Creative and innovative, with a forward
    thinking approach
  • Ability to prioritize, organize own
    workload and manage projects to completion
  • Possess the ability to work well under
    pressure and with tight time constraints
  • Working knowledge of the country relevant
Age: between 35 and 55 years
How to Apply:
If your qualifications and experience match the aforementioned job
role, please email your application quoting the job title to Executive
Selection Division, KPMG at the following email address:
Please attach your CV containing your e-mail address, daytime telephone
contact, qualifications, achievements, experience, present position and names
& addresses of three referees together with a cover letter (maximum 2
pages) summarising why you consider yourself particularly well suited for the
position. Do not attach any other documents at this point.
All applications should be sent via email. Please clearly state the
position in the subject line of your email.
Deadline: 31st
December 2014
NB: For any questions
regarding the application process please contact Executive Selection Division,
KPMG on +256 414 347833, +256 414346294 or +256 414 340 315.
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