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Managing Director At Vodacom Nigeria

Date Posted: 23/Jan/2019
Deadline: 30/Jan/2019

Vodacom Business, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Vodacom Group, is a leading pan-African corporate connectivity and telecommunications provider that has brought affordable and reliable connectivity to Africa since 1992. In that time, we have built strong relationships in the sectors that are driving the continent’s economic growth; helping them stay connected across Africa, and to the rest of the world.

Managing Director

Department: Management
Reporting to: Board of Directors
Job Type: Full-time
Band: Band E
Employment Type: Permanent

Key Roles

  • Reporting to the board of directors and chairman of the board, the Managing Director provides the strategic vision, planning and operational leadership to ensure that the company’s investment decisions optimize Vodacom Business Nigeria’s ability to compete in the market, grow return on investment for shareholders.
  • The Managing Director’s role carries a wide range of responsibilities and accountability that contribute to the overall achievement of Vodacom Business Nigeria’s business development and profitability objectives.

Key Responsibilities
Board of Directors:

  • The Managing Director is responsibility for ensuring that the Board of Directors have all the information necessary to properly exercise their responsibilities
  • He or she will report to the Board on a timely basis, in all the relevant information regarding the company’s strategy and operations and develops and presents alternatives and recommends courses of action to the board for its consideration.

Strategic and Operational Planning:

  • In collaboration with Executive Committee team the Managing Director formulates and recommends to the Board short, medium to long term strategic plans, with clear objectives and performance targets
  • He/she prepares annual capital and operational expenditure budgets to be approved by the Board

Business Development:

  • Drives business development efforts to ensure that Vodacom Business Nigeria is able to meet its business plan.

Corporate Organisation:

  • Develops and maintains an effective and innovative organisational structure based on achieving the agreed performance objectives that reflect the industry and market structure and Vodacom Business Nigeria’s market ambition
  • Maintains that Board approved delegation of authority throughout the company.

Financial Management:

  • The Managing Director will ensure the optimal utilization of resources to drive business performance and organisational success
  • The Managing Director will ensure the use of an effective financial performance management system, proper internal audits, financial management and record keeping and systems of administration.

Leadership and Human Resources:

  • The Managing Director is responsible for management of the company’s compensation strategy and plan and ensures that Vodacom Business Nigeria remains the employer of choice
  • The Managing Director will lead staff in their achievement of business objectives with integrity, fairness, transparency and rigor
  • Provide strong and effective leadership to all staff, the Managing Director will create an environment which attracts and retains talent at Vodacom Business Nigeria
  • Providing leadership to the Executive Committee team, the Managing Director will ensure that Vodacom Business Nigeria is a safe working environment to all our staff and that staff are motivated and guided to contribute fully to realizing the company mission, vision, goals and objectives.

Resources Acquisition, Allocation and Utilization:

  • The Managing Director will ensure the most effective acquisition and allocation of resources, financial, human and physical resources
  • He/ she will ensure that control, monitoring and performance standards and mechanism are in place, relative to the utilization of all corporate resources.


  • The Managing Director will identify opportunities and implement new methods of improving existing operations with a sharp focus on improving the bottom line results
  • He/ She will foster research for new approaches to conducting business in an environment which provides the resources and communication flows necessary for building a high performance culture at Vodacom Business Nigeria.

Business, Market and Macro-economic Environment:

  • The Managing Director will keep abreast of external business and macro-economic environment in which Vodacom Business Nigeria and its stakeholders operate
  • He/ She will prepare and lead the company to meet the challenges presented by the new macro-economic trends and developments in the market
  • He/ She will use his/her business acumen, business development skills and marketing demeanor in order to bring concepts, services and cooperative business to the market.

Brand and Marketing Communications:

  • The Managing Director will be the custodian of the Vodacom Business Nigeria brand and will position Vodacom Business Nigeria as leader in the cloud and IT outsource and managed services space.
  • He/ she will ensure effective communication of the company’s strategy, objectives and performance to create a positive profile for Vodacom Business Nigeria
  • He/ she will develop and maintain positive and productive relationships with high-level stakeholders and acts as company spokesperson.


  • The role requires at least 12 years experience in the ICT environment with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a Senior leadership role.
  • The Preferred candidate must have a Bachelor's Degree or its equivalent with Postgraduate qualifications and a Master's in Business Administration.


  • Good interpersonal and relationship management skills
  • Persuasive and good negotiations skills
  • Programme and project management skills
  • Strategic communicator (verbal and written)
  • Big picture thinker and thought leader
  • Customer focused and obsessed.


  • Visionary leadership
  • Ability to motivate a workforce
  • Effective management and delegation
  • Communication and negotiation
  • PR and presentation skills
  • Understanding of a multi-faceted business operation
  • Strong financial acumen
  • Planning and forecasting
  • In depth knowledge of markets and changing business environments
  • Complex problem solving
  • Effective decision making.

Method of Application

Applicants should send their CV to: [email protected]

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