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Chief Finance Officer (CFO), Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) in a Modern Commodity Market

Vacancies: Chief Finance Officer (CFO), Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)

Our organization is incorporated as a modem agricultural commodity market, established under a set of clearly defined rules and regulations, where a wide range of agricultural products, especially the commodities and livestock, will be traded. The market is intended to provide an integrated marketing platform that will allow the conduct of buying and selling of agricultural commodities both in a physical form and through an exchange and even from remote locations through the internet. The market will bring in improvement in agricultural commodity trading using technology away from the informal market set up.

We are recruiting to fill the following vacant positions;

Job Title:   Chief Finance Officer (CFO)

Report to:  Managing Director/CEO

Employment Category: Fixed Term

Location:                       Kano

Job Summary

  • The CFO reports directly to the Managing Director/CEO and assists him on all strategic and tactical matters as they relate to budget management, cost benefit analysis, forecasting needs, deal analysis and negotiations, investor relationships and the securing of new funding. The CFO will also have a primary day-to-day responsibility for planning, implementing, managing and controlling all financial ­related activities of the organization.
  • Job Responsibilities
  • Oversees the proper maintenance of the organization’s books of accounts and finances.
  • Reviews the organization’s financial management systems and processes, and makes appropriate recommendations to management.
  • Direct the functions of budgeting, accounting, reporting, and financial counselling of the leadership team to appraise operating results in terms of costs, budget, operating policies, trends and increased profit opportunities. Analyse revenue, profit, and cash flow opportunities for the business and recommend actions.
  • Provides efficient tax management and administration services.
  • Coordinate the preparation of statutory and regulatory returns.
  • Ensures timely preparation of the organization’s financial and management reports.
  • Reviews the organization’s cost structure and position, and makes appropriate cost reduction/management recommendations.
  • Co-ordinates the organization’s budget planning, reporting and management processes. Manages accounts receivables and payables.
  • Provides required support to external auditors to ensure effective and timely completion of the audit/examination process.
  • Ensures compliance with internal controls
  • Any other duty of related responsibilities.

Competence Requirements

Essential Skills

  • Financial and management accounting
  • Cost accounting and management
  • Financial analysis
  • Performance management
  • Budgeting skills
  • Tax management

Basic Skills

  • Interpersonal relationship ability
  • Good written and oral communication
  • Results Oriented
  • Responsive
  • Integrity
  • Education and Experience Requirements:
  • University degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics and any related discipline.
  • Master’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Studies will be an added advantage.
  • 10 years post qualification experience in a finance role.
  • Professional financial qualification (ANAN, ACA, ACCA, etc.) is required.

Job Title:   Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)

Report to:  Managing Director/CEO

Employment Category: Fixed Term

Location:                       Kano

Job Summary

The Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) is responsible for the creation of innovative marketing strategies that will build the business’s brand, leading to increased revenue, awareness, respect, and relevance among the business’s target audience. The CMO is a ground-breaking leader with creative, strategic, and financial acumen coupled with strong business intellect necessary for taking the business to the next level. The CMO should be an experienced marketer who is able to lead and drive branding and marketing efforts in order to increase and build on the business/brand’s growth and awareness targets.

Job Responsibilities

Champions the design, development, and execution of business strategies for marketing the organization’s products and services.

Builds and manages a strong and effective marketing and sales team.

Conducts market surveys to identify customer’s needs and monitor the impact of business development activities.

Creates, manages and communicates the organization’s brand value.

Builds and maintains relationships with customers and ensures customer satisfaction with services delivered by the organization.

Manages strategic relationships with key business partners located in Kano and other institutional clients across the country.

Oversees marketing campaigns and other business development initiatives.

Develop new products and services in line with the organization’s vision and strategy.

Review market trends and make appropriate recommendations to enable management take key business decisions (e.g. markets, pricing, and service delivery model).

Set objectives, goals and plans for the department.

Vets and approves department budgets and expenses.

Develops and updates marketing policies, procedures, and processes for the department.

Vets and approves all training plans and performance appraisals within the division

Any other duty of related responsibilities.

Competence Requirements

Essential Skills

Insight and understanding of local and international practices in the businesses of the organization

Budgeting skills

Relationship management skills

Marketing and selling skills

Analytical skills

Good elocution and presentation skills

Project management skills

Business performance management

Proficiency in Microsoft office suite

Basic Skills


Interpersonal Skills


Results Oriented


Service orientation

Customer focus


Education and Experience Requirements:

Minimum of first degree or its equivalent in numerate or semi-numerate disciplines such as Business Administration, Marketing, Accounting, Economics, Banking, Finance, Insurance, Law and Business Studies. A master’s degree is a plus.

Minimum of 8 years post qualification experience of which at least 6 must have been in the relevant sector and t years in top/senior management position.

Professional qualifications are added advantage.

How to Apply:

All interested applicants should write a one-page application letter (using job title as the subject), addressed to the Recruiter, Central Business District, Abuja, Nigeria, clearly providing evidence of competences required for the job and current remuneration. Applicants should send the application, together with a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae clearly indicating the current telephone numbers, e-mail addresses and contact details to this e-mail address: recruiter_nomaco@aol.com. Please include the names and contact details (including telephone numbers and e-mail addresses) of three referees who are knowledgeable about your professional achievements. All applications will be treated in confidence. Candidates without the minimum requirements need not apply. This advert will close on 16th May, 2018. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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