Circulation Manager

Job Summary

A reputable print media organisation seeks to fill the above position with suitable and qualified persons.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description

  • The circulation Manager (C.M) primary function is to oversee the distribution of the company’s magazines in established channels to achieve the company’s strategic distribution targets. 
  • Advertisers in the company’s magazines do so according to the knowledge/perception of the circulation of the magazines and so the role is crucial to revenue targets of the company.

Background

  • The organization publishes two magazines: Weekly a monthly

These magazines are distributed:

  • Complimentary – on airlines, at airports, hotels, restaurant, clubs and direct to targeted individuals and organisations.
  • Sale – Through vendors – fixed and roaming, direct sales boys, supermarkets and other fixed points. We are looking at exploring the Subscription option.

Reports To:: PUBLISHER/CEO

Supervises:

  • Circulation supervisor
  • Circulation executive
  • Dispatchers

Job Requirements:

  • To be ultimately responsible for meeting the circulation targets of the magazines.
  • To assist the publisher/CFO in sales planning and distribution systems of the magazines
  • Oversight of the distribution, sales collection 
  • Oversight of the personnel in the department- providing leadership to the team members.
  • System analysis and operation monitoring

Work environment:

  • While the ideal candidate would be part of HQ, preparing reports and giving presentations to management, this is typically an outdoor role – reviewing traffic trends, outlets etc.

Physical demands: 

  • Candidate must be physically fit (35-40years)
  • Position type/expected hours of work
  • Full time.
  • The ideal candidate will have to work late/early hours and weekends to achieve the sales target

Travel

  • Random travelling to Abuja, Port Harcourt and outlets in other states.
  • (Candidates must be familiar with other states)

Education/Experience

  • Good University Degree
  • At least 5 years’ experience in publishing/FMCG in the sales function.
  • Demonstrate experience of leading a team in a corporate environment.
  • Strong Excel/CRM skills (spreadsheet)

Person specification

  • Typically, Male but Female with the above attributes will be considered.
  • Ability to drive/ride bike is essential.
  • Persuasive – Requires ability to convince people at all levels of the value chain.
  • Demonstrate high analytical skills with sound judgement and decision-making ability.
  • Good knowledge of Lagos environment. (Abuja and Port Harcourt is an added advantage. 

Remuneration 

  • NGN200,000 + Car.

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