Sunday , December 10 2023

MTN Careers – CEO: Digital Platform

Website MTN

Job Description:

The CEO Digital Platform will be responsible for designing, implementing and maintaining the long-term growth and commercial strategy for Digital in MTN. At this point in time, the MTN Digital business portfolio is run in a hybrid way with functional oversight by the CEO Digital Platform at Group level and operational execution within each MTN operating company. As part of MTN’s strategy Ambition 25, the company is building the vertical messaging/content/ commerce platform Ayoba which will include access to the future digital services portfolio and evolve into an independent line of business. The CEO Digital Platform will therefore be accountable for a pro-forma P&L across all digital services in the OpCos and for the contribution of Digital to the success of Ayoba.

The CEO Digital Platform is responsible for the growth of digital service products and services and oversees business development opportunities. This entails defining the overall strategy and business plan and effective execution of the plans related to Digital Services, as measured by digital sector market share, and product revenue and product margin. The scope of accountability includes overall service/product development, business casing, execution and product lifecycle supporting roadmap definition, execution and performance management of existing products and services through the digital teams within operating companies.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead the creation of the functional strategy in line with the overarching business goals
  • Ensure effective implementation of the strategy by means of providing direction, structure, frameworks, models, plans and roadmaps
  • Engage with OpCos and supporting internal stakeholders to develop, formulate a strategy and plan of execution in line with the overarching business goals and strategies as informed by Group / Opco Executives.
  • Leverage MTN’s Digital services assets to drive success of the new Ayoba platform
  • Ensure effective implementation of the strategy by means of providing direction, support, technical and commercial frameworks, models, roadmaps, partners, and products to the OpCos
  • Drive the requirement specification for MTN’s evolving digital technology platforms and ensure delivery via the Group CTIO function and Opco CTIOs
  • Identify and assess new opportunities for MTN Group / OPCOs in the Digital space
  • Structure and negotiate differentiating partnerships with global and regional digital services leaders and drive roll-out of partnership-based propositions across the MTN Opco footprint
  • Attract, retain and develop a high-performance team of business development, digital channels and services specialist and digital subject matter experts
  • Continually develop a culture of strong collaboration and effective team working
  • Orchestrate and lead the community of Digital leaders in MTN Opcos, strengthen the local capabilities and drive strategic and executional alignment
  • Provide definition of roles, responsibilities, individual goals and performance objectives for the team
  • Set KPIs and provide regular performance feedback through a well-defined and implemented performance review program
  • Develop and implement a training plan in order to build and develop skills within the team
  • Promote a ‘MTN centric’ and ‘partnership approach’ to develop strong relationships with other working groups and ensure adherence to Group governance

Job Requirements:

  • Minimum of 4 year tertiary degree (Information Technology, Management, Marketing, Bachelors of science, Engineering or related field)
    MBA or Masters (advantageous)
  • Minimum 12-15 years of significant / relevant experience in Digital Services, Telecommunication, eCommerce, Internet or Media
  • Minimum of 6 years of relevant experience in the Telecom Digital Services environment
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in senior executive management role
  • Exceptional leadership and management skills; track record of developing a communication strategy, building relationships across teams and key stakeholders to achieve goals
  • Significant experiences in driving innovation, change and new business with a multinational
  • Relevant Executive management experience with a regional or global organization
  • Track record in developing, building and implementing Digital Services in emerging markets
  • Experience in ecommerce and electronic payment business is advantageous
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, self-driven and ability to motivate a fast-paced team
  • Worked across diverse cultures and geographies
  • Pan Africa multi-cultural experience is advantageous
  • Abreast of global mind-set and best practice
  • English speaker. French, Portuguese, Zulu, Swahili, and other African languages a plus

Job Details:

Company: MTN

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Johannesburg

Application Deadline: N/A

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