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Managing Director - Agribusiness

  • Location: Lagos, Nigeria
  • Ref #: SRMN/003
  • Date Posted: 16-Jan-2017


Our client is a group of businesses with interests in agribusiness, commodity trading, agrochemicals and consumer goods. The company is the largest exporter of cocoa beans in the country.

Detailed Job Description:

The role will be responsible for the development and achievement of the strategic objectives of growing the business revenue and profits.
  • Collaborate with the Board to define and articulate the company’s vision and champion the articulation of strategies and plans for achieving it.
  • Drive the expansion of the company’s footprint in the agribusiness sector by expanding its product portfolio and the number of geographical markets served.
  • Ensure the development and implementation of relevant structures (process, people, and systems) to support the achievement of the Company’s vision, goals and objectives.
  • Oversee the formulation and implementation of effective marketing and customer engagement strategies to achieve sustainable growth in customer base, market share, sales and profit.
  • Champion the development of policies and strategies for effective financial management ensuring transparency, accountability and judicious use of resources.
  • Coordinate day to day activities of the business and provide leadership to direct reports and the entire staff.
  • Continually review and assess the effectiveness and efficiency of the company’s policies, procedures and processes, and identify improvement opportunities.
  • Drive corporate culture through shared vision and team building activities, thus motivating staff to accomplish the business goals and objectives of the company.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned by the Group Managing Director.
  • Deep understanding of the impact of macroeconomic and industry trends on the business and the strategic options to be pursued.
  • Ability to address and analyse problems and to develop strategic responses.
  • Strong business acumen and ability to identify and convert opportunities.
  • Ability to plan strategically and successfully lead growth within an organisation.
  • Excellent communication, business presentation, persuasion, and analytical skills.
  • Maintains integrity and professional ethics.
  • Strong leadership, supervisory and people management skills.

Required Qualifications and Experience
  • First degree from a reputable tertiary institution
  • Relevant professional qualifications (ACA, etc.)
  • A postgraduate degree in Business or other relevant disciplines will be an added advantage
  • Minimum of 20 years post-qualification experience with at least 10 years in the Agribusiness sector, and at least 5 years in a senior management role
  • A proven track record in managing an agribusiness at executive management level

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