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Managing Director Job in Dar el Salaam Tanzania

Career at the leading media house in East and Central Africa

The 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.

Mwananchi Communications Ltd (MCL) in Tanzania is a subsidiary of the Group which publishes three newspapers: Mwananchi, which is the leading Swahili daily, The Citizen, an English daily and Mwanaspoti, a bi-weekly sports publication.

Managing Director, Mwananchi Communications Ltd (MCL)

Job Ref: HR/MD/11/2011

The Group is recruiting for the position of Managing Director, MCL, to be based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

This position is accountable to the Group Chief Executive Officer based in Nairobi and to the local Board of Directors in Tanzania and is responsible for leading and managing MCL’s strategy to deliver the subsidiary’s short and long term business objectives and maximize returns for shareholders.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and recommend to the Board annual business plans and longer term strategic plans to meet specific revenue targets, profits and shareholder returns.
  • Assume total commercial responsibility for the subsidiary, develop and execute strategic vision for each publication, achieving agreed targets on revenues, deadlines, print quality and on content.
  • Pursue growth opportunities for product development while enhancing quality of products, customer care and ensuring loyalty and service delivery.
  • Build, coach and mentor a strong management team to drive business goals and build a talent pool for key positions.
  • Work with other senior managers within the Group to align subsidiary goals to overall business strategy and ensure smooth operations where input is required from the subsidiary
  • Work closely with all external stakeholders to cultivate effective business relationships and ensure all stakeholders are kept informed of major business decisions.
  • Be an active member of the Group’s Executive Team and the Strategy Review Committee of the Board and provide the right leadership within the subsidiary and actively promote the right culture within the company.
Skills and Experience:

This is a senior position that calls for an experienced individual with a proven record in managing
 a fast moving consumer business to sustainable profitability, demonstrates capability to work with multiple stakeholders and is an inspirational leader. 

The ideal candidate must hold a degree from a recognized university and must have headed a medium sized business, delivering and exceeding agreed targets for over three years.
 

We are looking for a person with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
 

Possession of an MBA will be an added advantage.

If you would like to be considered for this exciting opportunity please email your latest CV
 to hrmd@ke.nationmedia.com 

to the attention of the
 

Group HR Director,
 
Nation Media Group,
P.O. Box 49010, 00100,
 
Nairobi, Kenya
 

before 18th November 2011.
 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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