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Microsoft: Partner Account Manager – Named Job



At Microsoft, we’re about helping customers realize their potential. From gamers to governments, moms to mega-corporations, we serve just about every kind of customer, all over the globe.

Many people think Microsoft = software. We do do software-but we also do hardware, services, research, and more. We work on PC operating systems and applications-like Windows and Windows Live. Products for IT professionals and developers-like Windows Server and Visual Studio. Online services such as Bing and MSN. Business solutions like Office and Exchange. And devices like Xbox, keyboards, webcams, and mice. We’re passionate about what we do.

What this means if you come to work here is opportunity-to do things that make a real difference in millions, even billions, of lives. To reach your potential. So why not take a closer look at Microsoft? We think you’ll find that amazing things really do happen here.

Job Title: Partner Account Manager: Named
Job Description

Job Category: Sales
Location: Lagos, NG
Job ID: 823064-101370
Division: Sales

Partner Account manager (BASED IN NIGERIA OR GHANA)

The Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) business worldwide is chartered with the proliferation of Microsoft intellectual property through the legitimate installation on new systems within the OEM partner community on new systems within the OEM partner community including; Multi-National (MNA), Direct (or Named) and System Builders (SB). Incorporated into this responsibility is overall revenue and unit growth, channel management, reduction of unlicensed PCs and design wins. Success requires internal and external executive level relationship management, alignment of strategic initiatives Microsoft-wide and exemplary cross-group.

The OEM workgroups OEM Named are accountable for management of the OEM Named Partners, as well as partner programs, channel incentives, sales programs, product launches, all measured against respective functional scorecards. It provides strategic leadership across business segments, working in close cooperation with Microsoft’s Business Groups, to create and implement program strategies that drive desired business outcomes and meet the needs of our customers and partners.

Why does the role exist?
The OEM Named PAM is responsible for the execution Microsoft’s Area/Subsidiary and worldwide Named & OEM Reseller strategy. The Partner Account Manager – OEM Named & Reseller delivers account management, marketing, and some operations expertise to Microsoft’s OEM Named & Reseller (System Builders, Resellers, and Sub-Distis) partners and should enable them to drive positive performance and grow their business year over year. The Partner Account Manager – Named & Reseller leverages “One Microsoft” to generate innovation and thought leadership and is responsible for a thorough understanding of the OEM business environment and competition.

How does the role add value?
The Partner Account Manager – OEM Named provides value by:
Creating and executing business plans & Conditions of Satisfaction with partners
Being the key single point of contact for communicating Microsoft strategies and issue escalation.
Representing Microsoft at partner engagements and driving executive level meetings.
Named Specific:
Understanding and negotiating the underlying business principles in OEM business at Microsoft.
Being precise about their partners’ value proposition.
Assisting partners with business strategy and go-to-market planning & execution.
Providing a forward-thinking, consultative sales approach.
Helping the Direct partner to be successful by accentuating the positive and by responding to the competitive pressures of their business.
Building and sustaining long term business relationships and becoming a trusted advisor to the partner.

How is role unique from other roles?
The Partner Account Manager – OEM Named & Reseller role is unique in:
It covers the local OEM business spanning DOEM accounts in the Named segment & OEM Reseller channel.
Its near-term sales-focus.
Its generalist nature, serving mostly to small business partners and customers.
Its ability to deal in a variety of business related issues, applying marketing, sales, and technical skills to those challenges.
Its use of data to target and initiate conversations related of UPC (Unlicensed PC), Attach and share.
Named portion of the role ole is unique due to the following:
In-depth business knowledge and broad technical abilities.
Consultative approach in helping partners with future direction.
Design wins and engagement with product planning.
Operates in Compliance with regulatory demands.
Its focus on protecting Microsoft assets.

What are key initiatives and challenges facing this role over the next six months to three years?
The key Initiatives of the Partner Account Manager- OEM Named & Reseller are:
Communication and execution of Area/subsidiary and global Named & ODR strategies.
Proactive management of the right balance of sales rebates and marketing funds to encourage growth in areas that are key for Microsoft in the OEM Reseller channels.
Utilization of the co-op marketing resources through effective use of customer marketing campaigns and promotion.
The key challenges are:
The shift towards laptops/tablets and Multi-National (MNA) consolidation puts pressure on local OEM partners, especially on SBC partners.
Pressure from the low-end from Linux on low Cost PC’s, Piracy, and the growth of services as an alternative business model.
New business models by Microsoft like Cloud Computing changing System Builder partners established competency.
The OEM business faces extreme market pressure due to IT proliferation & introduction of competitive devices to X86 platform & changing business models which require Direct Partners to reinvent their businesses.
The PAM must be able to express how OEM partners are relevant to Microsoft, Champion their partner to Microsoft and vice versa. Connecting partners to the right people in Microsoft.

5 – 8 years of related experience
Bachelor’s Degree (B.S./B.A.)
This role requires:
Strong commercial business acumen and entrepreneurial spirit.
Excellent judgment and decision making skills.
Proficient communication at senior levels internally and externally (and proven impact at these levels).

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Nigeria: List Of Small Scale Businesses You Can Start With N10,000 (Video)



Having a sustainable income is very essential for you to survive in Nigeria. With unemployment rate on the rise in the country, you might want to look for alternatives to make ends meet. Setting up a business venture might be the next step. With a minimum of N10,000, you can find something worth doing. All you need is the right information from the right source then you are good to go.

I guess you’re wondering what type of small scale business you can start up with such a small budget. This is where Information Nigeria comes in. Stay with us as we bring to you five business ideas you can start with a capital of N10,000.

1. Snacks making business:

This is a lucrative business in the country and it is one of the fastest ways to get returns on your money. A snack is a small service of food which is usually eaten between meals. In Nigeria, we have snacks like puff puff, akara, doughnut, chin-chin, meat pie, fish rolls and so on. I know you might have your reservations but people have shared their testimonies about how they were able to become successful from engaging in this type of small scale business. There are people who were even brought up by hard-working mothers, who fried Akara balls and puff puff by the roadside. You require very little capital to start the business but you need to find a good location to attract more customers. Learning how to make these snacks is also important and you need to be consistent.

2. Starting up an Indomie joint:

Food is a necessity because people need it to survive. Also, keep in mind that you can’t cater to the needs of everyone but you can make your mark. You need to buy a stove, pots, serving plates, spoons and forks, a carton of noodles and so on. Your culinary skills might also come in handy because you need to come up with different recipes.  You also need to set up your business at a populated location and ensure that the place is neat.

3. Okrika or bend down select:

This is a thriving business in the country due to the tough economy, You can set up the business of selling recycled clothes to people. Just like food, clothes are also a basic need because we wear them every day to cover our nakedness and we are always in need of new ones. Some people prefer okrika because they are durable and cheaper. A low-income earner wouldn’t be caught at a boutique as they would rather opt for clothes that are not very expensive. You could make use of social media to advertise your business and you also need to be creative. You don’t need to own a shop before you start selling and it is a business that will last. You could put in additional effort when you get the clothes by washing and ironing them to make them presentable.

4. Selling of recharge cards:

We consider this business idea as one of the best cause it doesn’t require much energy to set up. You can buy a certain amount of card, sell and promote your business online and also in your neighbourhood, place of worship, among others.

5. Running errands for people:

If you love shopping then this is your best option. Running errands for people is a great way to earn cool cash because not many people enjoy doing this and they would rather let someone else run them. Just like the name implies, you run errands for people and you get paid to do them. Some errand runners offer packages to their customers, which come with a fixed rate.

 Offering packages help you get money in advance and it lets you know well ahead of time how much work you can expect. If your errands involve lots of driving then you can consider charging for mileage as well.

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SEO Specialist Vacancy at Techhive Africa



Techhive Africa is a different kind of digital agency. We specialise in using data analytics to connect brands and SMEs across Africa with their target audience. 

Our platforms have over 5 million cumulative social media followers, over 3 million monthly unique visitors and are some of the most visible in Nigeria.

We are currently looking for a talented and creative individual to fill the position below:

Job Title: Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) Specialist

Location: Lagos

Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

The SEO Specialist will have the following responsibilities:

  • Lead the SEO strategy of our platforms.
  • Work with the content team to ensure content is created in the most effective ways
  • Develop effective link building strategies
  • Review website performance with data tools and look for enhancement opportunities
  • Craft strategies to improve user engagement and time spent on the website.

Job Qualifications

  • Graduate with a B.Sc or HND from any Tertiary institution
  • At least two (2) years working experience in SEO or a related role
  • Experience with SEO tools, keyword research, link analysis and data analytics
  • Highly motivated and target driven, with a proven track record in traffic growth

Application Details

  • Send an email with your CV attached to
  • The subject of the mail should be: ‘Application for SEO Specialist Position’
  • The body of the mail should detail in the best way possible why you are the best candidate for the job.
  • Application Deadline is: 27th September 2020

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Job Vacancy For Entertainment Writer At Information Nigeria



Marketing Job Vacancy in Lagos

Information Nigeria, a leading Nigerian news portal with over 5 million social media followers, is looking to employ a content writer with a focus on entertainment.

Job Title: Content Writer (Entertainment)
Location: Lagos


The writer will be based around Yaba and its environs and shall report entertainment news, daily.

– A minimum of one-year Journalism experience with hands-on skills in New Media.
– Reportorial skills are essential.
– Good knowledge of global entertainment industry is an added advantage.

– The candidate should:

  • Be a fresh graduate with a good command of English
  • Have a passion for writing.
  • Be able to present information in a creative and user-friendly manner.
  • Be able to work in a team
  • Have good communication skills
  • Have an understanding of writing for the web/internet.

How to Apply:
All applicants should send CV and work samples to with the position applied for as the subject of the e-mail.

Application Deadline is: 13th September 2019

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