Our client is a private equity firm focused on the agriculture, agribusiness, manufacturing, and consumer goods sectors in West Africa, particularly in Nigeria.
They currently have an opening for a Managing Director position within the Poultry industryto be based in Enugu. JOB SUMMARY Areas of responsibility include
Develop and design company’s short- and long-term strategy.
Lead, oversee and manage all aspects of the company’s operation on a day-to-day basis to ensure specified KPIs are achieved.
Building an operational business plan in line with the company’s objectives and vison.
Enable a thriving work environment, building and leading a highly motivated team
Ensure that the company is competitive in productivity and in unit cost of production and Logistics operations.
Development, design, operation and continuous improvement of the systems and processes that assure operational competitiveness of the company
Develop, administer, and continually review the operational and administrative policies, systems and standards used in the company’s operations function.
Coordinate the development and administration of the company’s HR-related policies and practices. In performing this role, to ensure : ( a.
All job roles are clearly defined and have associated performance objectives and targets (b.) Performance management in line with defined policies (c.
Provision of coaching and counseling as necessary (d.) Development of a high-performance culture in operations
Ensure compliance with all requirements defined / established by Government Regulatory agencies who have over-sight of the company’s operations
Develop, build and manage the company’s relationship with all internal and external stakeholders to ensure company’s operations comply with both international and local environmental and social policies and secure favourable operating environment for the company.
Desired Attributes :
Established track record of implementing viable commercial growth strategies, instituting operational controls, and maximizing business efficiency
Previous P&L management experience with responsibility for a self-accounting business unit generating at least N1billion / annum, and has over seen business development, Customer service or Sales function
Management level experience in the poultry industry
Strong problem-solving skills / business turn-around experience, and ability to think through solutions while always focusing on the need for optimal returns on investments
Strong communication skills and ability to influence and earn trust of the Board and senior management
Highly motivated and energetic, with collegial and sharing work style suited for working with few subordinates or external intermediaries
Entrepreneurial and hands-on; experience with start-up of new business (or running own business) will be added advantage
High professional integrity, strong work ethics and sound business judgment when working with colleagues, potential partners and businesses.
Strong listener, resilient, firm and decisive, with able to build and maintain relationships across clients, colleagues, nationalities and cultural backgrounds
Proficient in MS Office suite and other business applications.
Relevant undergraduate degree; MBA or master’s degree in a relevant field such as Agriculture, Operations, Engineering, or Supply Chain Management will be added benefit.
Minimum of 10 years’ work experience in operations management in the food or agribusiness sectors.
Experience reporting to a Boards of Directors
Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English