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  • General Manager - Content at Multichoice

  • Posted on: 14 October, 2014 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • CONTEXT 

    External factors which influence the work environment; taking future conditions and strategic requirements into account 

    • Competitive Global business environment          
    • Technology, Media and Telecommunications sector
    • Pay television environment
    • Multi-cultural environment         
    • Regulated environment   
    • Local / international business opportunities       
    • Fast changing environment
    • Sub-Saharan Africa
    • Extensive travel

    General Manager - Content

     

    OUTPUTS

    • Define and manage the business’s overall content portfolio, strategy and roadmap across multi-delivery platforms to drive revenue and margin
    • Develop content strategy & delivery to include video & music content across linear TV, VOD and streaming (online/mobile) to multiple devices
    • Communicate market trends and industry shifts, including implications and recommendations, to the Business
    • Ensure the strategic alignment of group-owned channels to the business’s overall strategy
    • Input to the company’s long-range business strategy
    • Support management in preparing defined short and medium term plans and to ensure that all initiatives are aligned and prioritized
    • Track and assess competitor content strategies and product offerings
    • Manage specific strategic content projects
    • Negotiate the most cost effective content deals within budget/LRP parameters
    • Support the Business in developing in-country content strategies
    • Build and develop relationships with key stakeholders across the company’s operating footprint in Nigeria
    • Build external networks across the Africa and International Content and Media Sector

    Experience

    • A minimum of a University degree in Marketing or Communications or any relevant bachelor’s degree.
    • 5 years in content/marketing/product management experience in the TV, broadband or communications industries with experience in building consumer propositions and managing rights.
    • Experience in formulating & implementing new and profitable growth strategies and launching new products
    • Experience in preparing presentations and briefing documents
    • Understanding of the key trends and issues in the global media industry
    • Strong technical understanding of content delivery platforms
    • Gathering, analyzing and communicating key market and strategic information
    • Experience in Broadcast Television and Pay TV Sector
    • Emerging market experience
    • Knowledge of the dynamics of consumer and business sectors across unique markets in Nigeria 

    Knowledge

    • Local and international television channels / players / organizations
    • Multi-channel pay television
    • Digital satellite television industry
    • MultiChoice Nigeria market / customer knowledge
    • Interactive television understanding
    • MultiChoice business process knowledge
    • MultiChoice Africa and MNet products / services / companies
    • Market research methodology understanding 

    Skills

    • Strong leadership, management and mentoring skills
    • Excellent networking and relationship building abilities
    • Highly analytical
    • Strategic thinker
    • Strong negotiation skills
    • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
    • Results/ Execution driven
    • Self-starter
    • Creative and innovative
    • Cultural sensitivity
    • Team player
    • Professional values
    • Logical thinking
    • Interpersonal skills at high levels
    • Ability to work effectively in a complex, constantly changing and leading technology environment.
    • Conflict management skills 
    • Team player
    • Calculated risk taking
    • Ability to manage budgets 

    Personal Qualities

    • Assertiveness
    • Flexibility
    • Astute
    • Energetic
    • Resilient
    • Persuasive
    • Passionate
    • Achievement Orientation
    • Service Orientation

    Method of Application

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