Director of Strategy and Business Development
Executives Online
1d ago

JOB SUMMARY The Strategy and Business Development Director will be responsible for driving the long-term business development of the television broadcaster's International Media Networks Africa.

Working with the EVP & MD, the core remit will be to develop and implement business strategy and to drive and incubate new business development opportunities.

The role is key to helping the EVP and MD guide the overall strategy of the International Media Networks Africa business. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Drive long-terms strategic and growth for the business through the development and implementation of business strategy.
  • Develop and implement strategies for the business based on business performance (internal financials, distribution, etc.
  • business assets (content, brands, etc.) and market gaps and opportunities (with both consumer and trade)

  • Lead and drive strategic cross-business projects, among different functions within the Africa business as well as between the Africa business and the larger emerging markets business.
  • Projects will depend on business needs but may include : annual cross-functional strategic planning sessions, sales process optimization, new channel launches.

  • Drive the annual business planning process (short and long term) and manage the tracking of performance against goals.
  • Lead and develop new business opportunities for International Media Networks Africa. Develop and analyze new opportunities and business models (e.
  • g. new business models, platforms, channel launches, and markets entries)Structure and support deal negotiation with business partners.

    Build relationships with new business partners, conducting due diligence trips as needed. Develop business plans and deal financials to support negotiations.

    Incubate new business ventures through initial stages of implementation. Lead cross-functional project teams in the early implementation stages.

  • South Cluster special projects : assist with cross-organizational strategic projects as and when needed.
  • Take on additional responsibilities of supporting other operational functions as required by the business / EVP and MD.
  • REQUIREMENTS Qualifications : Bachelors degree with a postgraduate, Masters preferred.

    Minimum Experience : 5-years in strategic management consulting experience or equivalent.

    Language : Excellent written and verbal command of English. Knowledge of French and / or Portuguese will be highly advantages.

    Communication : The candidate must be a strong communicator with excellent interpersonal skills, able to establish good relationships with internal and external stakeholders of all professional levels.

    Strong sales, able to establish good relationships required for this role.

    Personality Profile : Entrepreneurial with a flexible and creative approach, open to taking on responsibilities outside a fixed job description, visible personal drive, confidence, and self-motivation.

    Good team player with an open mind towards working in multi-disciplinary teams.

    Travel : Travel around and outside of Africa will be required.

    Other : Demonstrate commercial experience, preferably in the content sales or acquisitions business.

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