Assistant Manager, Media – Airtel Nigeria

Airtel Nigeria (Airtel Networks Limited), a leading mobile telecommunication services provider in Nigeria and a member of Airtel Africa Group, is committed to providing innovative, exciting, affordable and quality mobile services to Nigerians, giving them the freedom to communicate, rise above their daily challenges and drive economic and social development. The company made history on August 5, 2001 by becoming the first telecoms operator to launch commercial GSM services in Nigeria and has scored a series of many “firsts” in the highly competitive Nigerian telecommunications market including the first to introduce toll-free 24-hour customer care; first to launch service in all the six geo-political zones in the country; first to introduce affordable recharge denominations; first to introduce monthly free SMS and first to introduce monthly airtime bonus.

A truly innovative company, Airtel has showed resilience, charting new paths in meeting the demands and needs of its esteemed stakeholders and enhancing distribution as well as providing affordable services to empower more nigerians.

In Nigeria, Airtel is working tirelessly to live up to an ambitious vision of being the most loved brand in the daily lives of Nigerians as it offers a superior brand experience and a portfolio of innovative products & services ranging from exciting voice solutions to inventive data packages and mobile broadband.

Job Description

Job Purpose
The role will provide a resource which will focus 100% on media monitoring and compliance management.
Assist in providing inputs for post campaigns evaluation, e.g. total spots planned vs spots carried, freebies received and documentation of value added services from media owners.
Track competition activities and generate weekly reports to form inputs into competition mitigation strategies.
Follow-up on media monitoring service agencies for timely receipt of monthly reports for compliance, SOV/SOE analysis.
Cushion work load in the Media Unit and provide support for routine media management tasks.
Key Responsibilities
To ensure accurate payment of media invoices through thorough reconciliation of third party invoices by matching independent media monitoring reports, stations’ certificate of broadcast and agency compliance reports.
To revalidate all media planning schedules by subjecting them to scrutiny and ensure that agreed discounts and media owners’ published rates are strictly followed.
Track all outdoor posting from finished artworks release to date of receipt of posted billboards photographs.
Track competition and ensure safe-keep of their communication materials.
Raise and follow-up on Opex Approval Forms (OAF) and Purchase Orders and ensure timely approval of these documents.
Sourcing and updating of media rates and programs storage for easy referencing.
Media compliance report revalidation for rates and agreed discounts accuracy
Finance and Supply Chain Management information management, e.g. OAFs and POs
Any other media task that may be delegated by the Media Manager.

Dimensions
The job requires a good understanding of research (market, media and audience habit), interpretation and analysis of such studies for media planning and buying decisions.
A good knowledge of Nigeria media planning and buying industry and negotiation skill is an advantage.
The candidate should be ready to work under pressure and beyond the normal working hours with minimal supervision.
Financial Dimensions
The candidate should be comfortable with numbers and must have managed annual advertising campaigns worth over N2 billion with minimal supervisor.
Understanding of media and third party invoices reconciliations, media monitoring report analysis and reporting for payment accuracy is mandatory.

Desired Skills & Experience
B.Sc., MBA
APCON registered
4-6 years media planning and buying experience from a Media Independent Practitioners Association of Nigeria (MIPAN) agency and involved in managing a multinational account
Must demonstrate sense of urgency in jobs execution, and willing to treat media owners and other stakeholders with integrity and respect

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