Daily Monitor Jobs – Operations Manager

Job Title: Operations Manager
Organisation: Monitor Publications Limited
Reports to: General Manager Commercial
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About Monitor:

Monitor Publications Limited, A Nations Media Group Company operates Uganda’s most influential media house boosting of the Daily Monitor, Sunday Monitor newspapers, 93.3 & KFM Radio Stations, Nation Couriers and the Monitor Business Directory.
Job Summary: The Operations Manager will design strategies and processes to be used in managing, coordinating and motivating smooth working of the sales team so as to achieve set targets for the advertising department. The job entails harmonizing advertising processes and operations for improved efficiency and effectiveness.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Coordinate activities with GM Commercial, all Commercial Managers, Business Managers and their teams and achieve teamwork in the department and enhance the cross functional potential.
  • Offer administrative support to the Commercial team, including liaising with the procurement department for the production of business cards, updating monthly airtime list for Commercial staff, liaising HR department to facilitate the process of acquiring identification cards and ensure availability of office consumables
  • Organize and proactively manage debt collection in liaison with credit control and coordinate the debt ledger
  • Compile commission claims for the commercial teams on a monthly basis and submit to Credit Control within set deadlines
  • Coordinates sales training and sales tools availability and ensures that all waking tools in the departmental are in good working condition and are property used by the departmental staff
  • Compiles daily and weekly performance reports for Business Executives
  • Coordinates with the Marketing department for all sales presentations and materials • Prepared Radio internal and external logs for invoicing reconciliation
  • Coordinates Commercial staff leave schedules and monitors to ensure zero carry over from one year to the next
  • Coordinates with other departments to ensure favorable work environment for the commercial team
  • Ensure good service to internal customers
Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
  • The Operations manager should hold a bachelor’s degree in a business related field. A professional post graduate qualification in Business Administration or Sales and Marketing would be an added advantage
  • At least 3 years of experience in an operations role, preferably in Media as well as proven experience in meeting targets and managing people
  • Accuracy, attention to detail and appreciation for numbers
  • High sense of initiative
  • Good organizational, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Self-motivated, with a results oriented attitude
  • Friendly and able to work independently and with a learn
  • Flexible and willing to accommodate different tasks  
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Good knowledge in IT office applications
  • High levels of integrity and personal conduct  
How to Apply:
If you believe that you are our ideal candidate, please submit your application , detailed CV and academic documents with a daytime telephone number .

The Resourcing & Talent Management Specialist, Monitor Publications Ltd .
P. O. Box 12141, Kampala, Uganda.

Deadline: 3rd July 2013
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