Country Business Manager Job Opportunity – Nation Media Group (NMG) (The EastAfrican Newspaper)

Job Title:     Country Business Manager
Organization: Nation Media
Group (NMG) (The EastAfrican Newspaper)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Commercial
Manager – The EastAfrican
About US:
Nation Media
Group (NMG) is the largest independent media house in East and Central Africa
with operations in print, broadcast and digital media. It attracts and serves
unparalleled audiences in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda. Nation Media
Group (NMG) owns The EastAfrican Publication which is a regional newspaper.
Job Summary: The Country
Business Manager will be have the overall responsibility of planning,
coordinating, motivating and supervising The EastAfrican commercial team to
meet agreed individual and team’s annual revenue and volume targets.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
In charge of planning, coordinating and managing a
team of Advertising Business Executives and Circulation Business Executives who
are expected to deliver agreed sales volumes and revenue;
·        
Steering and motivating the sales team to deliver
departmental objectives;
·        
In charge of developing and implementing creative sales
strategies and campaigns;
·        
Maintaining and fostering business relationships
with company clients and distributors;
·        
The incumbent will initiate and execute annual
strategic partnerships that will yield both advertising and circulation
revenues to the business;
·        
Responsible for managing and monitoring debt status
to achieve set debt collection targets;
·        
Initiating and executing marketing initiatives so as
to drive brand visibility and awareness;
·        
Develop and maintain customer service standards as
per group policy.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The Country Business Manager should hold a university
degree;
·        
A minimum of three years’ experience in a sales and
marketing environment;
·        
Performance oriented leader with strong people
management skills;
·        
Applicants that wish to be considered must be
performance driven and possess excellent transferable skills.
·        
Excellent track record of achievement in past roles.
·        
Excellent interpersonal skills and customer service
skills;
·        
Competitive, self-driven personality with high
levels of integrity;
·        
Be a fast learner with an interest in new media
technology and social media
·        
Ability to work under pressure for long and odd
hours;
·        
Creative and innovative.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified candidates should send their applications, detailed CVs and academic
documents with a daytime telephone number to: The Head of Human Resource,
Monitor Publications Ltd. P.O. Box 12141, Kampala, Uganda. Or you can send via
email to: resourcing@ug.nationmedia.com
NB: Please note that only short listed candidates will
be contacted.
Deadline: 8th October 2015
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