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  • Industry / Sector: Pensions Administration/Custodian
  • Location: Lagos, Nigeria
  • Ref #: CL45
  • Date Posted: 21-Jun-2016


Our client is one of the leading Pensions Organisations in the Nigerian pension industry and its Head Quarters is in Lagos, Nigeria. The company’s business model is focused on building a sustainable business in the pension industry whilst simultaneously creating long term-value for its shareholders. The company also provides a cordial and challenging work environment for professional development and growth, with a strong emphasis on operational excellence and a high-performance culture for its employees.


Our client seeks to recruit an Executive Director to oversee business operations, technology and business development in the organization.

Detailed Job Description:

Reporting to the Managing Director, the Executive Director will be responsible for directing and coordinating operational activities covering contributions and collections, settlements and payments, and corporate actions. The individual will also be responsible for ensuring optimal delivery of technology services to support operational activities.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide overall leadership to the operations and technology departments by establishing goals, objectives and plans that support the company's objectives.

  • Ensure an efficient operations management workflow system.

  • Periodically identify, customize and adopt best practice approaches and techniques to strengthen the company's operations.

  • Coordinate and ensure seamless operational activities in line with available resources - human, material and financial to achieve the Company's overall objectives.

  • Develop and institute strong integrity, high ethical standards as well as establish a goal/result oriented, performance driven and disciplined culture.

  • Prepare and submit periodic management reports on the activities of the division for Board and management decision-making.

  • Develop and implement systems and processes designed to accommodate the rapid growth objectives of the organisation.

  • Identify, evaluate and recommend business opportunities and strategic partnerships to further the company’s growth.

  • Stay abreast of key trends and market developments in the relevant industries and assess their impact on the company’s markets.

  • Manage clients’ issues and maintain relationship with existing clients as well as ensure that the company provides excellent service delivery to their clienteles.

  • Act on behalf of and perform any other duties that may be assigned by the MD/CEO or the Board.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum of first degree or its equivalent in any discipline. Possession of higher degree(s) i.e. MBA will be an added advantage.

  • Minimum of fifteen (15) years' cognate experience, of which at least ten (10) years must have been in the financial services sector and five (5) years in a top/senior management position.

  • Must have experience in operations management and working knowledge of information technology.

  • Good knowledge of the capital and money market instruments  

  • Very strong project management skills.

  • Strong leadership skills and ability to communicate in a clear, compelling and concise manner.

  • High level of integrity, ethical standards and values

  • Good corporate poise and visibility in the business network.

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