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Managing Director/CEO, Chief Operations Officer in a Modern Agricultural Commodity Market

Vacancies: Managing Director/CEO, Chief Operations Officer (COO)

Our organization is incorporated as a Modern 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:                       Managing Director/CEO

Report to:                      Board of Directors

Employment Category:         Fixed Term

Location:                                   Kano

Job Summary:

The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer is the most senior full-time executive of the organization, He/she will be responsible for directing the activities of all the departments within the organization and management of employees and in ensuring all business goals and objectives are achieved.

Job Responsibilities

Responsible for the organization’s strategic vision and plan, as well as being the primary driver, overseer, and implementer of that plan.

Provides the leadership necessary for generating growth for the organization white ensuring efficient supply chain management and effective coordination of employees, consultants, strategic partners that includes brokers, buying and selling agents, local contractors etc.

Promotes the organization’s activities.

Responsible for the overall performance of the organization as evidenced by return on investment, growth in revenue and profitability.

Responsible for understanding and meeting shareholder’s and customer’s expectations.

Ensures that the business actions, plans, and goals uphold the organization’s reputation for quality and integrity.

Forges and maintains strategic alliances on behalf of the organization.

Ensuring prudent management of resources by presenting transparent financial results to the Board of all incomes and expenditures of the organization on a monthly, quarterly and yearly basis.

Safeguarding and ensuring the integrity of all assets of the organization.

Building and maintaining an efficient management team.

Reports to the Board of Directors on the activities of the organization.

Serves as a member of Board Committees.

Serves as Chairman of EXCO of the organization.

Any other duty that may be assigned by the Board.

Competence Requirements

Essential Skills

  • Strategic management (formulation and implementation) skills.
  • In-depth understanding and practical knowledge of the Agricultural Commodity Exchange Market.
  • Strong background in building relationships with strategic clients.
  • Strong marketing, selling, relationship management and public relations skills.
  • Microsoft office suite competency.

Basic Skills

  • Leadership
  • Coaching and people management
  • Analytical skills/ Problem solving
  • Resilience and Tenacity
  • Integrity
  • Good presentation skills.
  • Communication (oral & written).
  • Team building / Conflict management.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum of first degree or its equivalent in numerate or semi-numerate disciplines such as Business Administration, Agricultural Economics, Procurement & Supply, Accounting etc. A master’s degree is required.
  • Minimum of 15 years relevant experience with at least 10 years in either Stock Market, Agricultural Commodity Exchange Market, Financial Services Industry, Storage and Warehousing Receipt Systems, Supply Chain Management or in building businesses around Agricultural Commodity Marketing and Trade. 5 years of the 15 years relevant experience must be at top/senior management position.
  • A recognized professional qualification will be an added advantage.

Job Title:   Chief Operations Officer (COO)

Report to:  Managing Director/CEO

Employment Category: Fixed Term

Location:                       Kano

Job Summary

The Chief Operations Officer (COO) should be under the supervision of the CEO, and is responsible for managing and overseeing the organization’s on-going operations and procedures, all hands-on operational aspects of the organization and assists the CEO in the aggressive, successful and sustainable growth of the organization. He/she must be able to develop effective relationships with management and personnel.

He/she plans, directs, and oversees the organization’s operational policies, rules, initiatives, and goals. Execute long-term and short-term plans and give directives by implementing judgement, vision, management, and leadership.

The ideal candidate must be an active and fit individual who has proven competence in the job role.

Job Description

  • Design and implement operational strategies, plans and procedures.
  • Oversee daily operations of the organization and work with Heads of Units/Departments (Marketing, IT, Finance, HR/Admin, etc.).
  • Participates in developing and implementing the organization’s overall strategic plan that supports the organization’s vision and goals; translates the strategic plan to staff to ensure support, and modifies the plan in response to changing internal and external factors.
  • Work with the CEO and other leadership team members in setting policies and determining strategies to meet or exceed revenue, profit, and cash flow commitments to the organization.
  • Analyse current and future trends and needs and accurately assesses functional responsibilities, competitive strengths and vulnerabilities.
  • Builds and maintains a departmental structure, operating standards and practices that are responsive and adaptable to evolving business needs.
  • Improving operational management systems, processes and best practice that guarantee organizational well-being.
  • Establishes, coordinates and administers, as an integral part of management, an adequate structure for the delivery of effective and efficient warehousing and exchange
  • operations.
  • Measure effectiveness and efficiency of operational processes both internally and externally and finds ways to improve processes.
  • Coordinates with HR Department to recruit skilled talents and keep the best employees in the Department.
  • Perform quality controls and monitors production KPIs.
  • Prepares reports for the Managing Director as required
  • Set objectives, goals and plans for the department
  • Liaises with the outsourcing service providers (OSPs) to ensure that outsourced functions are carried out according to pre-agreed Service Level Agreements (SLAs).
  • Vets and approves the department budgets, expenses, training plans and performance appraisals.
  • Any other duty of related responsibilities.

Competence Requirements

Essential Skills

  • Proven work experience as an operations manager.
  • Prior Warehouse and/or Managerial Experience Preferred.
  • Production and Planning Skills Required.
  • Understanding of Stock Management Systems.
  • Ability to Manage Time and Workload Effectively.
  • Excellent understanding and hands-on experience in Crisis Management, Risk Management, and Information Technology.
  • Working knowledge of data analysis and performance/operation metrics.
  • Relationship Management.
  • Business Performance Management.
  • Problem-solving.
  • Negotiation.
  • Microsoft office suite competency.

Basic Skills

  • Strong computer skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Sound operational acumen
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Good written and oral communication
  • Results Oriented
  • Responsive
  • Service Orientation
  • Customer focus
  • Integrity

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum of first degree or its equivalent in numerate or semi-numerate disciplines such as Actuarial Sciences, Statistics, Mathematics, Accounting, Economics, Banking, Finance, Insurance, Law and Business Studies. Master’s degree in Operational Management/ Project Management/ Business Management or a related field preferred.
  • Minimum of 10 years post qualification experience of which at least 6 must have been in the relevant sector and 4 years in top/senior management position.
  • Professional qualification will be an 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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