Application Open

April 18 2019

Application Deadline

April 29 2019

Experience Level

5-7 Years

Experience Years

5 - 7 years


Information Technology Telecommunication

Related Courses

Accounting Business Administration Economics

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manager, Business Planning

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MTN Nigeria

POSITION: manager, Business Planning

JOB TYPE: Full-time


SALARY: Competitive


AGE LIMIT: No age restrictions



Job Descriptions    

  • To perform strategic planning functions and maintain planning models.
  • To manage the MTN budget year process (Revenue to Gross Margin) and Monthly Reforecast and Variance analysis
  • Support the Shareholder return strategy by developing and implementing Marketing Processes that are aligned to achieving all elements on the business score card. (I.e. Grow Market Share, Grow ICT & Data Revenue, Increase EBITDA margins, Assure Revenue, CAPEX Returns Management and Net Subscriber Additions).
  • Participate in the review of Business Processes (headcount, process optimisation, etc.), to drive efficiency gains within Divisional budget year-on-year.
  • Review the budget process and ensure that quality drivers/assumptions for business plans and the business rules are correctly applied to the process and the forecasting scenarios.
  • Assess the MTNN business plan to articulate an understanding of the telecommunications industry as well as future developments to be taken into account
  • Review MTNN revenue and financial planning models, provide market share estimates based on market data and develop MTNN five year revenue and related financial projections.
  • Serve the Division’s internal customers and provide solutions to improve the customer experience.
  • Strategic Partnerships with MTNN leadership team to drive awareness on expected behaviours and impact on non-compliance on bottom line results and company image/reputation.
  • Drive planned strategy for the successful delivery of MTN Group and MTNN transformation initiatives focusing on Customer centricity.
  • Drive an increase in MTNN’s Net Promoter Score.
  • Promote a sustainable organizational culture that enhances employee productivity and oversee the management of the year on year performance of all dimensions of the Group Culture Audit.
  • 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.
  • Collaborate with other business units in developing business models and frameworks that support business decisions and business planning and assist in developing and reviewing scenarios within the models.
  • Liaise cross functionally with Finance in the overall business planning, budget and reforecast process
  • Review trends in the telecommunications industry and provide insight into issues and events that could be factored into the business planning process as it affects MTNN operations and services.
  • Develop internal and external sources of intelligence on a continuous basis and integrate /manage data and information from diverse sources to guide strategic plans and decision processes within the Marketing Division.
  • Develop and maintain database of records, data and information that are relevant to the telecommunications industry and useful for planning and optimization of MTNN business activities.
  • Continuously seek self-professional development to sharpen skills and capabilities in a versatile and evolving digital landscape.
  • Coach and train the team to ensure understanding of the objectives and goals of the department, awareness of set targets/requirements and regularly review their training needs.
  • Review performance of individual team members and complete appraisals in accordance with the employee performance appraisal procedures and time schedules.
  • Identify training requirements of team members, develop program to address knowledge gaps and to enrich knowledge repository within the department.

Job Condition    

  • Normal MTNN working conditions
  • May be required to work extended hours

Experience & Training

  • First degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or Statistics
  • A Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) or a related discipline will be an added advantage
  • Fluent in English


  • Minimum 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 hands-on accounting and financial forecasting
    • Strong talent for developing conclusions and recommendations from complex set of data


  • Forecasting principles
  • International Accounting Standards
  • OFA
  • Telecoms market - Basic Telecoms Fundamentals

Minimum qualification    

  • BA, BEd, BSc or BTech

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