Business Manager – Digital Job Placement – Monitor Publications Limited (MPL)

Job Title:     Business Manager – Digital
Organisation: Monitor Publications Limited (MPL)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: General Manager-Commercial
About Us:
Monitor Publications Limited (MPL),  a Nation Media Group Company
is Uganda’s most influential media house, operating The Daily Monitor, Saturday
Monitor and Sunday Monitor newspapers, 93.3KFM, 90.4 Dembe FM, Nation Couriers
and the Monitor Business Directory.
Job Summary: The Business Manager-Digital will oversee the
development and monetization of digital content channels through the internet
and other electronic/ digital platforms in order to achieve set targets
profitably while understanding the changing trends in the local and
international digital market.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • The jobholder steer
    product development and ensures that our product offerings resonate with
    the customer and market needs
  • Carries out market
    intelligence on our products and provides meaningful input into the
    go-to-market activities for our customers and partners across the region
  • Formulates business
    plans and sales strategies for the market that ensure attainment of
    company sales goals and profitability.
  • Develops initiatives
    and strategies for all digital products and monetization of digital
  • In charge of
    monitoring and understanding the global and local digitized content market
    on products, trends and opportunities.
  • Identifies and
    develops digital information distribution channels
  • Identifies,
    coordinates and develops action plans to penetrate new markets.
  • Facilitates the
    appropriate content generation process with the Product team.
  • Conducts one-on-one
    review with all digital content stakeholders to build more effective
    communications, understanding the training needs, and providing an insight
    for the improvement of sales and activity performance.
  • Prepares and maintains
    accurate records of all budgets, pricing, sales and activity reports for
    different digital channels.
  • Works closely with
    radio, publications and newspaper editorial teams to ensure constant
    availability of up-to-date and relevant information to all channels.
  • Establishes and builds
    relations ships with potential content owners and recommending ways that
    improve both users and experience and benefits to the company.
  • Spearheads strategic
    partner relations with service providers, software vendors and all
    technical / commercial partners.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate
    should preferably hold a bachelor’s degree in IT -related course or
    equivalent business degree
  • Professional
    Qualification and or Post Graduate Degree in relevant field e.g. CIM
  • A minimum of five
    years of sales working experience in related business, with two years at
    management level
  • Computer literacy
    skills with knowledge and experience in enterprise software solutions
    primarily internet and mobile technologies.
  • Managing technology
    sales, marketing and client relationships.
  • Internet and social
    media marketing experience with high understand of new media and web
  • Broad knowledge and
    understanding of the product development cycle, evaluation and monitoring.
  • Previous experience
    with content management systems (CMS) for both web and mobile platforms.
  • Ability to develop and
    communicate a clear strategy
  • Strong proposal
    writing skills
  • Ability to track, review
    and manage team performance effectively
  • Results oriented
  • High personal
  • Strong communication
    (oral & written)
  • Excellent
    interpersonal and coaching skills
  • High drive for results
  • Strong customer focus
  • Good planning and
    organizing skills
How to Apply:
Al suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their
applications, detailed CVs and academic documents with daytime telephone
number(s) addressed to:
The Head of Human Resource,
Monitor Publications Ltd.,
P.O. Box 12141, Kampala, Uganda.
E-mail to:
Deadline: 22nd December 2017
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