Job Vacancies at the Lagos Business School

LBS is a community of people committed to creating and transmitting management and business knowledge based on a Christian conception of the human person and of economic activity and relevant to Nigeria and Africa at large. We strive to be a world-class business school which will have a significant impact on the practice of management.

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In order to achieve this mission the School seeks to:

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(i) Provide high potential professionals with a general management education which stresses professional ethics and service to the community through the practice of management.

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(ii) Have a positive impact on the professional and ethical standards of business management in Nigeria

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(iii) Make intellectual contributions which: a) support the practice of management; b) contribute to the advancement of the management disciplines; and c) create high quality teaching materials.

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Our Values LBS, as a management development institution, holds a position of trust and confidence with an ever-increasing number of corporate clients and individuals. Therefore, the values we internalise are integrity, professionalism, spirit of service, mutual respect and community.

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  • Research Manager
  • Corporate Communication Officer
  • Head, Corporate Communication
  • Product Manager

1. Research Manager

Description

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  • The primary purpose of this role is to coordinate and manage LBS externally funded research.
  • Implementing proactive administrative and operational strategies aimed at securing funding for the institutions’ research projects and advising on regulations and policies on research funding. Monitor the MSAs to ensure that they are effectively following career expectations.
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Qualification: BA/BSc/HND, MBA/MSc/MA
  • Location: Lagos

Essential Duties / Key Job Roles and Responsibilities
They include but not limited to:

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  • Identify prospective funding sources, new funding initiatives, and support for current research projects.
  • Maintain liaison and effective communication and build a beneficial relationship with individuals and organizations at various levels across the research community.
  • Manage application for external research grant including proposal development, budgeting, completion of proposal forms, progress report submission, expenditure reconciliation, research compliance requirements, subcontracts, renewals, exit and sponsors term and conditions.
  • Liaising with funding bodies on their procedures, regulations, terms and condition to ensure they adhere these to in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Provide technical support to the Research Director in strategic planning and implementation of policies and procedures to promote research activities in the faculty.
  • Identify prospective participants and coordinate the development of faculty interdisciplinary research teams and proposals.
  • Develop and facilitate workshops, meetings or conferences that enhance research funding opportunities and profile.
  • Prepare substantive administrative reports and documents. Manage varying voluminous caseload of complex assignments and projects from multiple sponsors requiring deadlines and timely submissions.
  • Represent the unit in committees and relevant university meetings.
  • Provide supervision, guidance and support to direct reports
  • Oversee that institutions’ research outputs and academic publications are on the university website, ensuring accuracy and quality.
  • Line manager to assign any other specific or Adhoc duty from time to time.
  • Coordinate the activities of the case writers.

Qualifications

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  • Good First Degree in Social Sciences
  • Professional Qualification: An MBA is an added advantage.

Skills Requirements:

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  • Planning and Organizational skills and initiative
  • Good Interpersonal skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • High integrity, reliability and confidentiality
  • Supervisory skills
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure
  • Attention to details
  • Knowledge of Budgeting and project management
  • Knowledge of research grant administration
  • Knowledge of contract administration
  • Knowledge of proposal writing
  • Working knowledge of MS office
  • Experience in policy drafting
  • Experience of operations of research funding and donor agencies
  • Secretarial skills
  • Public Relations skills.

2. Corporate Communication Officer

Description

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  • The successful candidate will create and manage the perception of LBS as a world-class brand.
  • To be successful in this role, you must possess an in-depth local knowledge of our business and management among key stakeholders while also devising an exceptional marketing strategy for the school.
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Qualification: BA/BSc/HND
  • Experience: 3 – 5 years
  • Location: Lagos

Essential Duties / Key Job Roles and Responsibilities
Include but not limited to:

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  • Generate content for the website and annual report – research and compile news stories and relevant information about the School and Faculty.
  • Prepare and issue news releases about achievements, programmes and major school events.
  • Create Content and ensure Faculty footprint in the media by sourcing interviews, opinions for editorials, articles etc. – Present (edit) academic information in a reader-friendly manner.
  • Build and manage relationships with the press. Prepare and issue press invitations to media houses for major school events.
  • Monitor news about and related to the school in the media.
  • Work with the graphic artist to prepare newspaper adverts, in-house flyers and posters for the School’s programmes. Monitor for quality and accuracy of the content.
  • Staff newsletter project management – work with the graphic artist to prepare the monthly staff newsletter after researching and compiling stories and relevant information.
  • Manage internal communications
  • Help execute cross-functional projects such as the career fair, alumni exhibitions, graduation ceremonies.
  • Manage the store of branded items- procurement, stock management, retrieval, reconciliation, order management.
  • Manage publications store–stock management, retrieval, order management
  • Proofread and edit all publications to be published or circulated to external parties.
  • Perform a monthly audit on outgoing correspondence.
  • Manage relationships with and prepare payments for vendors; keep records of all payments made.

Qualifications

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  • Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline (preferably Mass Communication or English)
  • Professional Qualification – NIPR, APCON membership

Experience:

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  • Should have at least 3-5 years experience working in a similar role.

Skills Requirements:

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  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact at all levels in the organisation.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and work under tight deadlines.
  • Self-motivated with a zeal for continuous professional improvement.
  • Results-focused, a self-starter, energetic and able to work with minimum supervision
  • Business writing, journalistic and administrative skills
  • Organisational and planning skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of corporate communication/ public relations
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Creative writing skills and conceptualisation.

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3. Head, Corporate Communication

Description

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  • The primary purpose of this role is to lead the conceptualization, development, implementation, and monitoring of integrated communications, marketing, and stakeholder management initiatives to generate visibility and goodwill for the institution, support corporate communication and marketing objectives, mitigate reputational risk/crises and summarily drive differentiation and competitive advantage for the LBS brand.
  • The role-holder will constantly project the institution amongst its audience as a world-class management education institution operating out of Africa while preserving/growing her reputation and brand equity.
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Qualification: BA/BSc/HND , MBA/MSc/MA
  • Experience: 8 years
  • Location: Lagos

Essential Duties / Key Job Roles and Responsibilities
Include but not limited to:

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  • Essentially lead the LBS’ communications team to develop and implement internal and external communication strategies for the School to ensure that unified, consistent, and positive messages define and promote the corporate identity and mission, based on detailed target audience understanding and stakeholder mapping.
  • Plan, develop and supervise the execution of strategic brand and communications initiatives.
  • Identify and capitalize on opportunities to promote and positively represent the School through internal and external communication, contributing to thought leadership.
  • Develop processes and policies to grow and protect the School’s brand where gaps are identified.
  • Develop effective and relevant Brand, PR, and media strategies and platforms for the institution, through the development and implementation of brand/communications activity calendars and sound management of media/communications budgets.
  • Supervise the management/editing/quality control of the LBS website for optimal user experience and effectiveness.
  • Leverage quality branded content and community management strategies to consistently engage followers/audiences, and grow brand footprint/followership across key social engagement platforms (e.g. LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter, etc) and within other specific, relevant platforms e.g. GBSN Network.
  • Ensure the quality of production and design of communication materials and the accuracy of the content.
  • Maintain good media relations with leading media houses.
  • Supervise the management of the brand asset library and resources–including photo gallery, video archives, and photography and video production budget.
  • Issue News releases for conferences and other major School events held throughout the year.
  • Create and enhance public awareness and knowledge of LBS as a Centre of excellence in business and management education within the community.
  • Favourably influence public policy relating to business and management education within (and beyond) the LBS operating environment.
  • Support the academic community in the development of a range of articles, thought leadership pieces, and press releases for a broad range of business, management, and educational media within the local environment.
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with a variety of affiliated organizations/institutions/partners and stakeholders primarily through their PR staff and through personal visits where appropriate.
  • Work with the marketing department to assist in the development of marketing and advertising plans of LBS executive management programmes through media buying and placement.
  • Seek alternative methods and creative strategies to increase internal and external awareness of key events and changes in the School including the launch of new products, special events, local and global community service, and other topics of interest.
  • Liaise with relevant units in executing cross-functional projects such as career fairs, Alumni events, graduation ceremonies.
  • Develop executive communication collateral such as the Dean’s speeches/articles for relevant events and publication.
  • Supervise and approve output of all team members; Also take responsibility for coaching and capacity-building for the communications team.

Qualifications

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  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications required, Master’s Degree preferred.
  • An MBA would be an added advantage
  • Professional Qualification: Membership of relevant professional organizations. e.g. CIM (UK), NIPR, CIPR, APCON

Experience:

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  • Minimum of eight (8) years’ work experience–five (5) of which must be within Strategic Communications, Public Relations, Advertising Media, or Marketing Communications.

Competencies and Skills for The Role:

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To be successful in the role, it would require the candidate to show:

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  • Project management skills
  • Knowledge of SEO and web traffic metrics
  • Knowledge of appropriate Content Management Systems-CMS (Drupal, WordPress, Hootsuite, etc.) and HTML.
  • Initiative, Creativity, and Imagination.
  • Tact and diplomacy.
  • Ability to work flexibly and under pressure.
  • Knowledge of Google Analytics and Adobe Acrobat/Illustrator
  • Superior ability to write in a journalistic style that is customary for corporate and external publications
  • Demonstrated ability to manage reputational risk
  • Produce detailed and accurate work to tight deadlines and budget
  • Ability to forge strong and effective relationships within the media environment and with internal stakeholders.

4. Product Manager

Description

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  • The Product Manager handles both product planning and development of open enrollment programmes and executive courses.
  • This includes managing the product throughout the Product Lifecycle, gathering and prioritizing product and customer requirements, defining the product vision, and working closely with the Head of Programme Development, to deliver winning products.
  • It also includes working with sales, marketing, and corporate communications to ensure we meet revenue and customer satisfaction goals.
  • The Product Manager’s job also includes ensuring that the product and marketing efforts support the School’s overall strategy and goals.
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Qualification: BA/BSc/HND , MBA/MSc/MA
  • Experience: 4 years
  • Location: Lagos

We expect the Product Manager to:

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  • Define product strategy and roadmap.
  • Deliver Market Requirement Documents (MRD) and Product Requirement Documents (PRD) with prioritized features and corresponding justification.
  • Work with external third parties to assess partnerships and licensing opportunities.
  • Be an expert regarding the competition.
  • Develop the core positioning and messaging for the product.
  • Set pricing to meet revenue and profitability goals.
  • Develop sales tools and collateral.
  • Brief and train the sales force at regular sales meetings.
  • Run beta and pilot programmes before the rollout of new products.
  • Act as a leader within the School.

Requirements

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  • Bachelor’s Degree (MBA preferred)
  • Minimum of four years’ experience as a Product Manager or Product Marketing Manager
  • Demonstrated success defining and launching excellent products.
  • Experience in a job in the digital learning and executive education market
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent teamwork skills
  • Proven ability to influence cross-functional teams without formal authority.

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Application Deadline: 31st March, 2021.

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