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Group Head - Operations (GHO) Lagos At A Reputable FMCG

Date Posted: 28/Jan/2014
Deadline: 07/Feb/2014

An indigenous food and spice company established three decades ago and a market leader in FMCG in Nigeria seeks to recruit a Group Head - Operations to join its top-line management team. With a proven record of successful business operation in the FMCG, the company continues to be a major player in the spice and condiment market in Nigeria; having sole West African rights for McCormick & Ducros brands – the world’s largest spice companies.

Main Duties include:

  • The Group Head - Operations will play an essential role in the organization as part of the senior management team.
  • S/he will be directly responsible for the development and implementation of Marketing and Sales Strategies.
  • S/he will develop and implement distribution strategies which entail handling distributors’ selection criteria, database, contracting and termination among others.
  • S/he Development of corporate affairs policies and implement same for the group.
  • Supervision of the shipping and sales department.
  • Preparation of Budgets for the various group departments which include marketing, sales, corporate affairs, insurance, shipping and clearing, logistics and so on.
  • Setting sales target for the company and, together with the head of sales, driving the sales force to achieving targets.
  • Coordination of market intelligence functions .
  • Prepare regular reports on the operational status of the group, including: Sales statistics, Stock positions, Performance of distributors and Logistics.

Qualified candidates should possess the following:

  • The ideal candidate should have a University degree in any one of Economics, Accounting, Marketing, or its equivalent in Social Sciences or a relevant discipline. MBA and/or relevant professional qualification will be an added advantage.
  • Significant and proven exposure in marketing and Accounting.
  • A good understanding of the dynamics and operations of the FMCG sector especially in Nigeria.

The ideal candidate will have strong background knowledge of relevant national and international policies that affect marketing, sales and distribution in Nigeria. S/he will possess excellent computer skills, leadership, report writing, communication, presentation and interpersonal skills. Prior work experience within the sector is desirable for this position.


Method of Application

Candidates who fully meet the above requirements should submit a detailed CV and include contact mobile number and email address to  [email protected] . Please quote the job title in the subject line.

Interviews will commence thereafter with a view to successful candidates commencing work as soon as possible. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

Closing date: 7th, February 2014.

Terms and Conditions of Employment: This position will be ideal for a Nigerian national with substantial experience and exposure in Africa particularly West Africa. Accordingly, the remuneration package has been tailored to attract candidates with this profile. However, local terms and conditions will apply. The post will be based in Ikoyi, Lagos but may require periodic travel to states outside Lagos.


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