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Managing Director – Consumer Business

  • Industry / Sector: FMCG
  • Location: Lagos, Nigeria
  • Ref #: SRMD/001
  • Date Posted: 9-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.

  • 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.

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 Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) sector, and at least 5 years in a senior management role

  • A proven track record in managing an FMCG business at executive management level

  • 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.

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