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Deputy Chief Executive Officer FMCG

  • Location: Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria
  • Date Posted: 3-May-2017


Our client is a large-scale, diversified FMCG business which manufactures, markets and distributes branded food products across Africa.

It seeks to employ a talented candidate for the role of the Deputy Chief Executive Officer.

Detailed Job Description:

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement strategies to engage stakeholders in various agencies and ministries (e.g. Ministries of Agriculture; Trade & Investment; Finance, NAFDAC/ Ghana Food Authority, Tax and Customs)


  • Evaluate the effectiveness of these strategies and alert the board to issues and/or risks to the company as soon as they arise so they can be managed effectively

  • Drive specific projects requiring stakeholder engagement e.g. backward integration and agricultural expansion projects

  • Provide strategic guidance on Business Development

  • Oversee corporate services functions i.e. HR, Administration, Corporate Affairs, Facilities Management

  • Support the CEO in monitoring day-to-day operations of the organisation


  • At least 20 years’ relevant experience of managing people and resources. Experience in FMCG will be an added advantage

  • Experience in backward integration projects and agribusiness

Key External Contacts

  • Senior officials of Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies

Other Key Attributes

  • A proven record of success in senior-level management (ideally in Marketing or Business Development)

  • Deep knowledge of the Nigerian regulatory framework
  • Gravitas and connectedness – ability to unlock access to government

Candidate Profile

Academic and Professional Qualifications

  • University degree

  • Masters in Business Administration or relevant professional qualifications will be an added advantage

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