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Executive Director At Carmichael Fisher

Date Posted: 26/Oct/2013
Deadline: Not Specified


Job Description

Purpose of the role

  • To provide leadership and direction to the development and implementation of strategies of the Company’s Resources, ICT, Operations, Marketing & Digital Centre, Regulatory Affairs, Cost Optimization and budget monitoring
  • The Executive Director will support the Managing Director for the successful leadership and management of the Organisation according to the strategic direction set by Management and the Board of Directors

Responsibilities and deliverables

  • Provide leadership and direction towards achievement of the organisation’s strategic goals and objectives for functions supervised in line with the Company’s philosophy, mission and vision
  • Direct the formulation and implementation of operations policies, procedures and controls across the Company
  • Ensure adequate allocation of financial, personnel and material resources to all the departments for effective operations
  • Ensure efficient turnaround time and consistent optimum service delivery is achieved across the organisation by instituting the required monitoring systems
  • Evaluate and streamline operating structures of the various functions supervised on an ongoing basis, where necessary
  • Manage key functional leadership to ensure identification, deployment and development of talents/resources required to achieve the goals for each function, and the Company
  • Facilitate the building of key competences and skills in the various departments and units to enhance manpower capabilities
  • Ensure business directives and initiatives from management are well disseminated across board
  • Monitor and ensure operating and staff cost are kept within budget
  • Coach and motivate employees to effectively execute their strategic decisions to meet corporate targets
  • Manage relationship between the Company and external interested parties
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Managing Directors/Chief Executive Officer and the Board of Directors

Desired Skills & Experience

Required skills and competencies

  • Adaptability: Demonstrate a willingness to be flexible, versatile and/or tolerant in a changing work environment while maintaining effectiveness and efficiency
  • Behave Ethically: Understand ethical behaviour and business practices, and ensure that own behaviour and the behaviour of others is consistent with these standards and aligns with the values of the organisation
  • Creativity/Innovation: Develop new and unique ways to improve operations of the organisation and to create new opportunities
  • Make Decisions: Assess situations to determine the importance, urgency and risks, and make clear decisions which are timely and in the best interests of the organisation
  • Organise: Set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track details, data, information and activities
  • Plan: Determine strategies to move the organisation forward, set goals, create and implement actions plans, and evaluate the process and results
  • General managerial / administration
  • Computer & Information Technology appreciation


The person

  • 15+ years related experience in a leading organisation with at least 5 years in a senior management role
  • First degree and MBA, MSC, MA, ML or professional qualification is compulsory
  • Knowledge of operations, products, and customer segmentation
  • Knowledge of political, economic and socio-cultural components of the Nigerian economy
  • Innovative and creative thinker who is pragmatic, highly numerical and analytical
  • Inspirational leader with a track record of sales and business growth
  • Nigerian candidates based in Nigeria or in the Diaspora will be of particular interest

Company Description

Carmichael Fisher is an International Executive Search firm which was established in 2001. With over 100 Consultants, Researchers and Support staff, the business focuses on senior level recruitment across industry sectors with a particular focus on Financial Services, Legal & Professional Services, Life Sciences, Industry/Manufacturing, Transport & Infrastructure, Energy, Construction/Engineeering, Media and Consumer. In functional terms, aside from recruiting at Chief Executive, Managing Director and General Management level, the main functions of specialisation include Sales and Marketing, Legal, Finance, Human Resources (HR) and IT. Our primary aim is to build and maintain long term client relationships built on honesty, integrity and understanding. Carmichael Fisher's offices are in London, Hamburg, Dubai, Singapore, Sydney and Melbourne.

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