Manager in Lagos, Nigeria

at Bradfield Consulting

Customer Service
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
10 - 15 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female

Job Description

  • Schedule and monitor progress of titles to ensure that books are published on time, according to the Publishing Plan.
  • To further develop and execute an effective publishing/brand development strategy for brands and play a key role in the wider development of the group as part of the publishing team
  • Allocate budgets to editorial projects and track the spend on these projects.
  • Monitor Publishers to ensure that sound publishing processes are followed to ensure quality.
  • Review and improve publishing processes on an ongoing basis.
  • Research and recommend programs, policies and procedures to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the bookstore function, including new software, internal controls, new electronic payment technologies, and customer service.
  • Assess academic and store needs for all resale and store supply products, including textbooks.
  • Research products and negotiate pricing, quality, and delivery.
  • Generate purchase orders, set pricing for resale, and authorize payment to vendors.
  • Explore new and existing ways of generating higher revenues in order that we exceed the targets set in the budget, on and off-line where appropriate.
  • Optimize the yields while developing strong market share and to foster a highly motivated team of people. Developing strategic operating plans that reflect the long-term objectives and priorities established by the board;
  • Ensure that the Company meets its corporate, statutory and fiscal obligations
  • Reporting to the Managing Director of the holding company on a regular basis;
  • Putting in place adequate operational planning and financial control systems;
  • Assuming full accountability to the Managing Director of the holding company for all company operations;
  • Representing the company to major customers and professional associations




  • Good Communication Skills
  • Organizational Skills
  • Process and result oriented, self-starter, with good analytical skills Leadership Skills
  • Networking Skills
  • Product Knowledge
  • Feedback & Reporting skills
  • Management skills
  • Computer literate



  • Degree in production management, Business management, Economics
  • An MBA will be an advantage.
  • 12 years of previous experience of a publishing role, at least 4 of which should be in an editorial/publishing department at a senior position
  • Highly commercial with a good understanding of the challenges facing publishing including circulation
  • Minimum years of industry experience: 10 years
  • Experience in effectively managing budgets, including P&L, forecast and management reporting
  • Editorial empathy and a good understanding of how brands communicate with their audience
  • Understanding of multi-channel Brand Development or New Product Development


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