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How our Habits Define Who We Are

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We are what our habits make us. They are either moving us forward or holding us back.
Unfortunately, when it comes to habits, its much easier to form bad habits than it is a good habit. This is because bad habits are usually easy to do. They take little effort. On the other hand, a good habit requires effort and self-discipline. They are much more difficult to acquire.
All our life, so far as it has definite form, is but a mass of habits – practical, emotional, and intellectual – systematically organized, for our weal or woe, and bearing us irresistibly toward our destiny whatever it may be.
-Theron Dumont
Negative habits are time wasting, character eroding, and health destroying. Once developed. A bad habit is difficult to overcome. Once overcome, one must be constantly on guard against slipping back into it. Unlike bad habits, a good habit is much easier to let go. Maintaining a good habit demands constant attention.
It would be much easier to not have formed the bad habit in the first place, but unfortunately, they are often formed in youth, when one lacks the foresight to see ahead the consequences of their actions.
Good habits, once developed, are what drive a person toward success and accomplishment.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act but a habit.
– Aristotle
One thing that can help keep you adhering to your good habits is to keep your eye on the big picture. Keep in mind that each daily task accomplished is moving you toward your goals. It takes about thirty days to form a habit. Once a good habit has been developed, a person feels uncomfortable and ill at ease if he neglects it. Instead of a burden, a new good habit becomes a comfort and a joy.
Dont be discouraged if you slip up, either by neglecting a good habit or falling back into a bad one. Just pick yourself up and get back on the right track. Admonish yourself to show more resolve but dont torture yourself and fall into a hopeless depression.
The greatest glory is in never falling, but rising when you fall.
-Vince Lombardi
Dont let people ridicule you for persisting in your good habits. They are just trying to pull you down to their level. You will soon leave them in the dust. People who exercise regularly or try to eat healthy are often derided as being fanatics. Those that criticize are just feeling guilty because they lack the resolve to do what you are doing.
Sit down and think for a moment about what habits you may have. What are your good habits? What habits are hindering you? People of character are the ones who have built good habits into their lives and have eliminated the bad ones. It is your life and your responsibility to govern yourself. You are the master of your ship.

Retaining Your Skilled Staff Via Effective Work Force Management

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You might be able to attract people with high value skills through a well-presented job advert. However, to keep them with you, your organization must have put in place workforce management policies that make these people want to continue with the organization.
The policies must fit in with the organization and the place where it is located. If the policies are incompatible with the existing organization and place, they are likely to remain just book policies that will not be implemented in their true spirit.
We look at some standard workforce management policies that can create an environment that make people want to remain with you.
Organizational Culture: We mentioned how the organizational environment affects the policies that can be implemented in their true spirit in an organization. You could consider creating an environment that would facilitate the development of your workforce into a cohesive team of achievers. Basically, what you try to do is to create an organizational culture where people tend to help each other rather than blame or hinder each other.
Induction Training: Help new employees to quickly become a productive member of your team through an effective induction process. Introduce them to other team members and help them absorb your organizational culture, and to become familiar with the ways of working in your organization.
Clear Goals and Roles: Develop job descriptions that indicate clearly what team role each employee should seek to play, and what goals the person should seek to achieve.
Goals Aligned to Higher Level Goals: Carefully align employee goals with the team goals, which are aligned with successively higher level goals culminating in overall company goals. That way, the employee would find it easy to contribute in a meaningful manner, and be rewarded accordingly.
Work Environment: Arrange workstations, facilities and tools that help employees perform without undue stress. Uncomfortable workstations, high noise levels, having to find needed tools yourself, and so on are stressful and make employees look for better places to work in.
Credible Performance Measurement and Reward Structure: One of the best motivating factors is being recognized and rewarded for good performance. The performance must be measured in a way that the employee can understand clearly. Good performance, which can also be measured in terms of contribution to team effectiveness, should be rewarded consistently and without discrimination.
Skills and Career Development Options: Each employee should be able to develop his or her skill, and a career development path should be open for his or her progress in the organization. A certification program can add to the attractiveness.
An Effective Mentoring Program: A mentoring program that helps each employee achieve personal and company objectives should supplement the above. The mentor would try to help the employee meet company expectations in a way that also meets personal expectations.
Conclusion
Carefully developed workforce management policies that would fit in with the organization and the place where it is located could pay high dividends. Your organization would then find it easier to attract the right kind of people, with the right skill set that you need. More importantly, you would find it possible to retain these skilled employees in your organization.
We looked at standard workforce management policies that can help you develop a highly motivated workforce in your organization.

Career Marketing, Concepts and Terms.

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What Do You Mean I Am A Product?! 
Job search seems to have many hurdles to overcome resume, interview technique, appearance, and networking are challenges that job seekers face. These hurdles are surmountable with a strong job search plan and dedicated execution. Job seekers need to apply traditional advertising and marketing methods to their job search to achieve results. By thinking of themselves as the product and the employer as the buyer job seekers can approach their career transitions from a sales aspect.
Market Analysis
Most job seekers have no clear concept of their target market, the conditions of the market, and the types of employers whom would hire them. They need to conduct a market analysis similar to what most business owners have developed as part of a business plan. The business owner must conduct some sort of market analysis to determine to whom they are going to be selling their products or services, to create a profile of their target customer, to describe their competition, and to find out the conditions of the current market. Job seekers should go through the same process.
Job seekers should educate themselves on the conditions of the employment and economic markets in their targeted geographic area. They must research companies in either the industry or area to create a profile that includes financial conditions, past activities, names of executives, products, services, financial forecasts, etc. for each company. By doing this, job seekers get a good picture of their target buyer who they are, what they do, how much money they can spend, and if they are planning on being around for awhile.
Scoping out the competition is also important for job seekers. The market is flush with very qualified, highly experienced professionals who are offering buyers (employers) skills and knowledge that are all very similar. Job seekers need to find out what kind of competition they face what they are offering employers, what salaries they are seeking, what benefits they are seeking, and what type of skills/experience combinations they are offering. One method is to contact target companies and ask what skills/experience the employees theyve hired in the past six months possess. Job seekers can also talk with executive recruiters to find out what they see in the market conditions and what they expect for the next six months.
Pricing is important in a market analysis. Salary levels can be researched through the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Salary.com, and from scanning most recent job advertisements. In a buyers market, prices go down; therefore, salaries are going down. Salaries have fallen from a high in 2000 to levels last seen in 1998 and are continuing to slide. Many job seekers price themselves out of the market because they do not know what their skills are currently worth. Job seekers who find out what salaries they can expect and market their skills with that salary in mind will receive better job search results.
Target Market
Location, buying power, motivation, industry all are aspects of a target market. If Santas chief elf gets downsized because suddenly Santa decides its cheaper to outsource to Thailand, Mr. Elf has very few alternatives at the North Pole for work. Toy makers are overseas or in the US, not the North Pole. He can search for a job all he wishes at the North Pole but if the work isnt there, he will not have success. Location is a key factor in a job search.
Buying power is expressed through stock prices, growth forecasts, quarterly reports, annual reports, and spending. A company in stable growth mode has buying power it can meet payroll and will be less likely to lay off. Determining the buying power/financial status of the target market (employers) is vital to a successful job search. Many people have not done this research, accepted a position, and found themselves laid off again in a month and a half or so.
Career Branding
Career branding is a hot term in the employment industry these days. Technically, career branding is simply building a great reputation in your career on purpose and then leveraging that reputation to further build your career. In traditional business, branding is a promise of an experience. If you see an advertisement for Coca-Cola, you automatically think of a cool, refreshing beverage. Coke has worked diligently over the years to establish their brand. To some degree, job seekers can do the same thing with their careers by documenting their achievements, working hard on their skills, and building a good reputation within their industries.
Direct Marketing
Direct marketing in a job search is getting your message directly to the buyer. In this case, that means getting your resume directly to the decision-maker. Most job seekers have difficulty with this task. How do you identify the decision-maker? Many job seekers are turning to resume blasting services that employ databases full of hiring managers, recruiters, and other people in hiring positions. Just as traditional business people purchase mailing lists, job seekers can purchase resume blasts that send their resumes to members of similar databases. Typical results for direct marketing is around 1-2% response rate. Resume blasts tend to have similar results but they are relatively inexpensive and may be worth the effort.
Research companies can be hired to target specific industries, companies, or other sectors based on specified parameters. These companies can gather very specific information, often mining down to the direct decision-maker, but their fees are higher than resume blasting services. For the serious job seeker who does not have the time or the abilities to do serious data mining for contact information, this can be an investment in career search that pays off.
Print Advertising
Career print advertising is the resume and accompanying documents such as cover letters, project details, portfolios, and biographies. Most job seekers feel a self-written resume and supporting documents are fine but it is interesting to note that big companies rarely do their own print advertising in-house. They concentrate on doing what they do best providing goods and services and outsource advertising to experts in the field. In recent years, more and more professionals, especially those who are intent on career success, seek the services of professional resume writers and career coaches to assist them in effectively marketing their careers.
Word of Mouth Advertising
Simply put, word of mouth advertising is networking. Someone talking to another about the benefits of buying a product. As any business owner can tell you, word of mouth advertising is the least expensive, most effective, and longest-lasting of all forms of advertising. Unfortunately, most job seekers use this method least because it seems so difficult. A good career coach can be invaluable in teaching job seekers networking and helping them overcome their fears of talking to others concerning their careers.

8 Action Steps to Improving Your Leadership Skills






An important part of success in life is the ability to lead. It is important that we not only be able to lead others but be willing to lead ourselves. No one succeeds in life by simply following others. Sometimes we simply must strike a bold new path for ourselves.
Being a good leader is more than simply being at the forefront of the crowd. A leader must act. Too often, we simply accept that someone looks or sounds like a leader and too rarely do we actually look at the actions that leader performs — and that is the true test of leadership.
However, in order to become good leaders ourselves, we need to concentrate on actions rather than simple appearances. The title of this article refers to eight steps, but do not think of these as progressive steps like so many recipes or instruction manuals describe. Instead, think of these as actions that you must take on a regular basis.
First, be alert to new potentials. “Reality” is not absolute but rather subject to constant change. Think about inventors, explorers, and agents of social change who have achieved greatness. Some might simply say that certain people are successful because they are lucky to be in the right place at the right time. Maybe so, but if they hadn’t had their eyes open for the opportunity, then it wouldn’t have mattered if they were in the right place.
Second, accept inspiration from wherever it comes; even your opponents. The wisest leaders constantly study their competition. In war, politics, and business we constantly see examples of this research and reconnaissance. Too many times though a certain study, many concentrate on finding a weakness to exploit. If you want to a be a leader of positive change don’t fall victim to this trend. Instead, if you find a weakness, make sure to avoid that pitfall yourself. If you find the strength then find a way to strengthen your own qualities to match.
Third, learn something new and promote in new ways every day. This means you must continually seek to expand your horizons, internally and externally. Feed your mind with new lessons and knowledge, but constantly expand your social horizons as well. Seek out and meet new people and immerse yourself in new social situations. You never know when these new experiences will help you in your leadership role.
Fourth, search for and find answers in subtle clues. Look beneath the surface and constantly question. This is an extension of the third step in that you are seeking new knowledge. But this also means that you will need to step off the traditional paths of knowledge. Don’t simply read books in the literary canon or the bestsellers list. Take seminars rather than classes as there is more room for questioning and debate. Seek out the unconventional thinkers, teachers, and writers.
Fifth, improvise if no existing solutions are available. No excuses. Necessity is the mother of invention. How do you know it won’t work if you’ve never tried it before? Remember, not all approaches need to come from the front. Look at your problem from all sides and systematically attempt different solutions in various combinations.
Six, make at least one person you care about happy every day. If you make it a point to be thoughtful and caring for one person every day then soon this thoughtful, caring behavior will become a habit and that habit will spread to the others around you. Making someone else happy also feeds your own personal happiness. Just imagine how much better the world would be if we all did a little bit more to spread happiness.
Seven, offer help, even if there’s no apparent advantage to you. This means more than writing a check. It means giving of your time and energy and yourself. Sometimes it will mean helping someone you don’t know and sometimes it can be a very personal action.
Finally, never let negativity be your last word on the subject. If your final words are negative than no matter how hopeful you may be about the potential of a project or action the lasting impression you give to others is one of negativity. Accentuate the positive and you are more likely to see a positive outcome.
If you follow these eight action steps not only you will be a better leader but also lead yourself to a more successful life.

5 Fresh vacancies Opened At MTN Nigeria

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MTN Nigeria - The leader in telecommunications in Nigeria, and a part of a diverse community in Africa and the Middle East, our brand is instantly recognisable. 
It is through our compelling brand that we are able to attract the right talents who we carefully nurture by continuously improving our employment offerings even beyond reward and recognition.

MTN Nigeria is recruiting to fill the vacant job position below:


1)  Job Title: Trade Marketing Officer (Ogbomosho)
Location: 
Ogbomosho, Oyo
Job Descriptions

  • To manage and develop the channels of distribution especially retailers to ensure MTN dominance at retail within assigned territory
  • Extract value from what we already have by focusing on optimizing processes within the Unit/Department in line with the value creation philosophy.  This includes individual contributions and recommendations to improve existing business project/initiative.
  • Increase sales of VTU uptake /adoption and product penetration in developing markets through aggressive market activations especially on specific market days
  • Ensure call cycle time of 20 visit a day per territory or as business requires
  • Ensure  weekly / monthly database update
  • Ensure MTN product availability in channel is >95% at all times and provide weekly product availability report of all visited outlets during call cycles
  • Ensure information from Distributor Account Executive on Trade Partners product distribution is confirmed and relevant Sub Dealers followed up and provide weekly / monthly report
  • Resolve all issues/queries with regards to activations, products and promotions
  • Provide Informal training in shops on products, services and promotions being run by marketing, channel or region and on the spot training/coaching of all visited outlets in territory (100% of all visited outlets in call cycle)
  • Identify new retail opportunities in developing markets, motivate for network coverage where necessary
  • Provide weekly/monthly sales activity report, market intelligence report and initial report to Field Service Engineers on state of network in territory
  • Manage Brand Visibility within the rural space while supporting all identified outlets with 100% merchandizing/POS as appropriate.
  • Manage and deepen penetration into HORECA (Hotels, Restaurants, Cafes) outlets
  • Focus on management of DYA retail agents while the TMCs manage the Super agents
  • Direct all channel participants to MTN identified growth area within your territory
  • Establish consistent channel standards including branding as per channel recommendation.
  • Increase brand awareness - Signage, POS distribution and target 65% visibility in the channel of distribution (Trade marketing team will measure)
  • Support all identified outlets with 100% merchandizing as appropriate and defined
  • Manage stock in channel and provide appropriate reports as follows;
  • Advice RSMs if there is need for focused activity in territory to help move stock – As appropriate
  • Provide training on site to Increase product knowledge
  • Ensure MTN product availability in channel is >95% at all times and provide weekly product availability report of all visited outlets during call cycles
  • Follow up with product availability at Trade partners’ Point of presence  and provide weekly / monthly report
  • Drive Innovation by identifying and taking advantage of new business opportunities, e.g., by stimulating and encouraging new business opportunities, launch of products, product/process innovation etc.
  • Maintain leadership in the ICT/Digital industry by keeping abreast of relevant industry news and notifying the team as appropriate.
  • Enhance/expand MTN’s role in the larger national macro environment by participating in CSR projects and/or NGO’s, involvement in recognized professional institutions etc.
  • Sustain the right organizational culture and behaviors by demonstrating the vital behaviours every time.
  • Manage stock in channel and provide appropriate reports by directing outlets with stock challenges to identified Trade Partners to ensure there is no stock out within assigned territories
  • Manage stock in channel and obtain/ record info on stocking from ALL visited outlets in territory (where from, when, price, where to & why still pending >30days) and report weekly / monthly.
  • Ensure all visited outlets give info on where, when, price etc of products and provide weekly report
  • Ensure collaboration between sub subs, retailers etc to TPs and help nurture the relationship and increase RRP
  • Confirm  that  sub dealers and dealer branches are contacted and stock receipt / movement verified  - Produce weekly report
  • Ensure areas in your territory without adequate TP point of presence is filled by encouraging TP to open up points
  • Query all products in channel older than 30 days from date of purchase and make report to the business on all such stock weekly
  • Target 65% space within each outlet (Trade marketing team will measure)
  • Support all identified outlets with 100% merchandizing as appropriate and defined.
  • Ensure 100% POS Distribution to all channels of distribution within 14 days of release
  • Ensure 100% replacement of expired, damaged or obsolete materials within territory and 100% removal of obsolete materials and messages
  • Obtain info on stocking from ALL visited outlets in territory (where from, when, price, where to & why still pending >30days) - Record and report weekly / monthly.
Job Condition: 
  • Normal MTNN working conditions
  • May be required to work extended hours
  • Open plan office
Experience & Training     
  • First degree
  • Fluent in English
  • 1 years’ experience in an area of specialization; with experience with working with others
  • Experience working in a small to medium  organization
Training: 
  • Basic GSM
  • In-depth Handset training
  • Customer care
  • Coaching for results
  • Basic Telecommunication Fundamentals
  • Merchandising Training
  • Selling
Minimum Qualification 
  • BA, BEd, BEng, B.Sc, B.Tech, HND or LLB


How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply 
Application Deadline  12th December, 2016


2)  Job Title: Trade Marketing Officer (Oredo & Etsako)
Location: 
Edo
Slot: 2
Job Descriptions
 

  • To manage and develop the channels of distribution especially retailers to ensure MTN dominance at retail within assigned territory
  • Extract value from what we already have by focusing on optimizing processes within the Unit/Department in line with the value creation philosophy.  This includes individual contributions and recommendations to improve existing business project/initiative.
  • Drive Innovation by identifying and taking advantage of new business opportunities, e.g., by stimulating and encouraging new business opportunities, launch of products, product/process innovation etc.
  • Maintain leadership in the ICT/Digital industry by keeping abreast of relevant industry news and notifying the team as appropriate.
  • Enhance/expand MTN’s role in the larger national macro environment by participating in CSR projects and/or NGO’s, involvement in recognized professional institutions etc.
  • Sustain the right organizational culture and behaviors by demonstrating the vital behaviours every time.
  • Manage stock in channel and provide appropriate reports by directing outlets with stock challenges to identified Trade Partners to ensure there is no stock out within assigned territories
  • Manage stock in channel and obtain/ record info on stocking from ALL visited outlets in territory (where from, when, price, where to & why still pending >30days) and report weekly / monthly.
  • Provide training on site to Increase product knowledge
  • Ensure MTN product availability in channel is >95% at all times and provide weekly product availability report of all visited outlets during call cycles
  • Follow up with product availability at Trade partners’ Point of presence and provide weekly / monthly report
  • Ensure all visited outlets give info on where, when, price etc of products and provide weekly report
  • Query all products in channel older than 30 days from date of purchase and make report to the business on all such stock weekly
  • Target 65% space within each outlet (Trade marketing team will measure)
  • Support all identified outlets with 100% merchandizing as appropriate and defined.
  • Ensure 100% POS Distribution to all channels of distribution within 14 days of release
  • Ensure 100% replacement of expired, damaged or obsolete materials within territory and 100% removal of obsolete materials and messages
  • Obtain info on stocking from ALL visited outlets in territory (where from, when, price, where to & why still pending >30days) - Record and report weekly / monthly.
  • Ensure collaboration between sub subs, retailers etc to TPs and help nurture the relationship and increase RRP
  • Confirm that sub dealers and dealer branches are contacted and stock receipt / movement verified - Produce weekly report
  • Ensure areas in your territory without adequate TP point of presence is filled by encouraging TP to open up points
  • Increase sales of VTU uptake /adoption and product penetration in developing markets through aggressive market activations especially on specific market days
  • Ensure call cycle time of 20 visit a day per territory or as business requires
  • Ensure weekly / monthly database update
  • Ensure MTN product availability in channel is >95% at all times and provide weekly product availability report of all visited outlets during call cycles
  • Ensure information from Distributor Account Executive on Trade Partners product distribution is confirmed and relevant Sub Dealers followed up and provide weekly / monthly report
  • Resolve all issues/queries with regards to activations, products and promotions
  • Provide Informal training in shops on products, services and promotions being run by marketing, channel or region and on the spot training/coaching of all visited outlets in territory (100% of all visited outlets in call cycle)
  • Identify new retail opportunities in developing markets, motivate for network coverage where necessary
  • Provide weekly/monthly sales activity report, market intelligence report and initial report to Field Service Engineers on state of network in territory
  • Manage Brand Visibility within the rural space while supporting all identified outlets with 100% merchandizing/POS as appropriate.
  • Manage and deepen penetration into HORECA (Hotels, Restaurants, Cafes) outlets
  • Focus on management of DYA retail agents while the TMCs manage the Super agents
  • Direct all channel participants to MTN identified growth area within your territory
  • Establish consistent channel standards including branding as per channel recommendation.
  • Increase brand awareness - Signage, POS distribution and target 65% visibility in the channel of distribution (Trade marketing team will measure)
  • Support all identified outlets with 100% merchandizing as appropriate and defined
  • Manage stock in channel and provide appropriate reports as follows;
  • Advice RSMs if there is need for focused activity in territory to help move stock - As appropriate
Job Condition 
  • Normal MTNN working conditions
  • May be required to work extended hours
  • Open plan office
Experience & Training
  • First degree
  • Fluent in English
  • 1 years’ experience in an area of specialisation; with experience with working with others
  • Experience working in a small to medium organization
Training: 
  • Basic GSM
  • In-depth Handset training
  • Customer care
  • Coaching for results
  • Basic Telecommunication Fundamentals
  • Merchandising Training
  • Selling
Minimum Qualification
BA, BEd, B.Eng, B.Sc, BTech, HND or LLB


How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply 

Application Deadline  12th December, 2016. 


3) Job Title: Trade Marketing Officer

Location: 
Lagos

Job Description
  • To manage and develop the channels of distribution especially retailers to ensure MTN dominance at retail within assigned territory
  • Extract value from what we already have by focusing on optimizing processes within the Unit/Department in line with the value creation philosophy.  This includes individual contributions and recommendations to improve existing business project/initiative.
  • Drive Innovation by identifying and taking advantage of new business opportunities, e.g., by stimulating and encouraging new business opportunities, launch of products, product/process innovation etc.
  • Maintain leadership in the ICT/Digital industry by keeping abreast of relevant industry news and notifying the team as appropriate.
  • Enhance/expand MTN’s role in the larger national macro environment by participating in CSR projects and/or NGO’s, involvement in recognized professional institutions etc.
  • Sustain the right organizational culture and behaviors by demonstrating the vital behaviours every time.
  • Manage stock in channel and provide appropriate reports by directing outlets with stock challenges to identified Trade Partners to ensure there is no stock out within assigned territories
  • Manage stock in channel and obtain/ record info on stocking from ALL visited outlets in territory (where from, when, price, where to & why still pending >30days) and report weekly / monthly.
  • Increase sales of VTU uptake /adoption and product penetration in developing markets through aggressive market activations especially on specific market days
  • Ensure call cycle time of 20 visit a day per territory or as business requires
  • Ensure  weekly / monthly database update
  • Ensure MTN product availability in channel is >95% at all times and provide weekly product availability report of all visited outlets during call cycles
  • Ensure information from Distributor Account Executive on Trade Partners product distribution is confirmed and relevant Sub Dealers followed up and provide weekly / monthly report
  • Resolve all issues/queries with regards to activations, products and promotions
  • Provide Informal training in shops on products, services and promotions being run by marketing, channel or region and on the spot training/coaching of all visited outlets in territory (100% of all visited outlets in call cycle)
  • Identify new retail opportunities in developing markets, motivate for network coverage where necessary
  • Provide weekly/monthly sales activity report, market intelligence report and initial report to Field Service Engineers on state of network in territory
  • Manage Brand Visibility within the rural space while supporting all identified outlets with 100% merchandizing/POS as appropriate.
  • Manage and deepen penetration into HORECA (Hotels, Restaurants, Cafes) outlets
  • Focus on management of DYA retail agents while the TMCs manage the Super agents
  • Direct all channel participants to MTN identified growth area within your territory
  • Establish consistent channel standards including branding as per channel recommendation.
  • Increase brand awareness – Signage, POS distribution and target 65% visibility in the channel of distribution (Trade marketing team will measure)
  • Support all identified outlets with 100% merchandizing as appropriate and defined
  • Manage stock in channel and provide appropriate reports as follows;
  • Advice RSMs if there is need for focussed activity in territory to help move stock – As appropriate
  • Provide training on site to Increase product knowledge
  • Ensure MTN product availability in channel is >95% at all times and provide weekly product availability report of all visited outlets during call cycles
  • Follow up with product availability at Trade partners’ Point of presence  and provide weekly / monthly report
  • Ensure all visited outlets give info on where, when, price etc of products and provide weekly report
  • Query all products in channel older than 30 days from date of purchase and make report to the business on all such stock weekly
  • Target 65% space within each outlet (Trade marketing team will measure)
  • Support all identified outlets with 100% merchandizing as appropriate and defined.
  • Ensure 100% POS Distribution to all channels of distribution within 14 days of release
  • Ensure 100% replacement of expired, damaged or obsolete materials within territory and 100% removal of obsolete materials and messages
  • Obtain info on stocking from ALL visited outlets in territory (where from, when, price, where to & why still pending >30days) - Record and report weekly / monthly.
  • Ensure collaboration between sub subs, retailers etc to TPs and help nurture the relationship and increase RRP
  • Confirm  that  sub dealers and dealer branches are contacted and stock receipt / movement verified  - Produce weekly report
  • Ensure areas in your territory without adequate TP point of presence is filled by encouraging TP to open up points
Job Description
  • Normal MTNN working conditions
  • May be required to work extended hours
  • Open plan office
Experience & Training
  • First degree in any relevant discipline.
  • Fluent in English
  • 1 years’ experience in an area of specialisation; with experience with working with others
  • Experience working in a small to medium  organization
  • Basic GSM
  • Basic Telecommunication Fundamentals
  • Merchandising Training
  • Selling
  • In-depth Handset training
  • Customer care
  • Coaching for results
Minimum Qualification
  • BA, BEd, BEng, BSc, BTech or HND
Application Closing Date
5th December, 2016.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

4) Job Title: Channel Development Administrator

Location: 
Asaba

Job Description

  • To provide general administrative support to the field sales team in the sub-region.
  • Extract value from what we already have by focusing on optimizing processes within the Unit/Department in line with the value creation philosophy.  This includes individual contributions and recommendations to improve existing business project/initiative.
  • Drive Innovation by identifying and taking advantage of new business opportunities, e.g., by stimulating and encouraging new business opportunities, launch of products, product/process innovation etc.
  • Maintain leadership in the ICT/Digital industry by keeping abreast of relevant industry news and notifying the team as appropriate.
  • Enhance/expand MTN’s role in the larger national macro environment by participating in CSR projects and/or NGO’s, involvement in recognized professional institutions etc.
  • Sustain the right organisational culture and behaviors by demonstrating the vital behaviours every time.
  • Co-ordinate the departmental common drive to ensure organized records and appropriate access and rights to respective team members and channel teams.
  • Maintain the consolidated regional field coverage plans and track implementation through daily and weekly reporting by respective team members.
  • Collate all team member reports to ensure timely and organized feedback to respective channel units on programs and activities undertaken
  • Assist in providing reliable and efficient administrative support services
  • Monitoring appropriate utilization of office supplies
  • Raise all requisitions for the department
  • Administration support for reception management
  • Ensure security of records (files, etc) and archival systems
  • Custodian of channel databases within the region - conduct regular updates and ensure usability.
  • Organizing staff travel and accommodation
  • Assist in preparing required reports in support of business operations and management decisions.
Job Condition    
  • Working in an open plan office
  • Working 5 days per week with some late/early and weekend working activities
  • Infrequent travel
Experience & Training
  • Minimum of 1 year post-degree experience
  • Fluent in English
  • Minimum of 1 years’ experience in an area of specialisation; with experience with working with others
  • Experience working in a small to medium  organization
  • Basic GSM
  • Basic Telecommunication Fundamentals
  • Relationship Management
  • Telecommunications and Commercial Law
Minimum qualification
  • BA, BEd, BEng, BSc, BTech or HND
Application Closing Date
5th December, 2016.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


5)  Job Title: Manager MTN on Demand

Location: 
Lagos

Job Description

  • To Manage Bank partnerships for the MTN on Demand service.
  • To co-ordinate all internal activities to ensure effective operation of the service. This includes coordinating all marketing activities to grow the service.
  • Extract value from what we already have by focusing on optimizing processes within the Unit/Department in line with the value creation philosophy.  This includes individual contributions and recommendations to improve existing business project/initiative, capital/budget efficiency activities within the Unit, contracts review and negotiation in collaboration with the Procurement team, structural changes within the Unit etc.
  • Drive Innovation by identifying and taking advantage of new business opportunities, e.g., by stimulating and encouraging new business opportunities, launch of products, product/process innovation, business model innovation etc.
  • Maintain leadership in the ICT/Digital industry by influencing stakeholders within your immediate ecosystem for MTNN’s benefit. This includes participation in credible external think-tank sessions, involvement in inter-divisional focus Group sessions to improve business performance etc.
  • Enhance/expand MTN’s role in the larger national macro environment by participating in CSR projects and/or NGO’s, involvement in recognized professional institutions, think-tank activities etc.
  • Role model the vital behaviours needed to sustain organisational performance and drive people management activities by being the principal coach for your direct reports using the people management framework. Participate in employee engagement projects such as mentorship, facilitating programs, etc. In addition, support recruitment, on boarding and grievance management processes etc.
  • Develop partnerships report on agreed outputs as required.
  • Gain a deep appreciation of all products and services
  • Carry out and use research to accomplish business objectives
  • Develop advertising/communication concepts in support of the service.
  • Manage CLM and BTL activities for the service
  • Manage advertising/promotions/events from concepts stage (agency briefing–script-storyboard development) to execution (production-flighting)
  • Develop and manage partnerships with Bank partners and Aggregators to drive speedy implementation of the service roadmap.
  • Develop and manage the service evolution/roadmap
  • Develop KPIs to track the performance of the service
  • Network and build solid relationships with internal units and relevant third parties (e.g. strategic investors, technical and finance partners, business consultants etc.) and develop a close working relationship with relevant information sources to provide an integrated service.
  • Liaise with various stakeholders (departments, agencies/suppliers) to ensure smooth implementation of planned retention initiatives and ensure that such initiatives are implemented within budget.
  • Nurture in house relationships with key stake holders to ensure smooth running of account management process
  • Work with internal stakeholders to drive service delivery and availability.
Job Description
  • Normal MTNN working conditions
  • May be required to work extended hours
  • Frequent national travel
  • Experience & Training    
Experience & Training
  • A first degree in related discipline
  • Fluent in English
  • MBA will be an added advantage
  • Minimum  of 6 years’ experience which includes:
    • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in an area of specialisation; with experience in supervising/managing others
    • Experience working in a medium to large organization
    • Experience in Financial Services (Preferable e-Business Department)
  • Project Management
  • Payment Card Industry Standards
  • Relationship Management
  • Negotiation Skills
Minimum Qualification
  • BA, BEd, BEng, BSc, BTech or HND
Application Closing Date
5th December, 2016.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online




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