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General Manager At Adexen Recruitment Agency

Date Posted: 21/May/2014
Deadline: 03/Jun/2014
  • Specialization Engineering
  • Industry
  • Experience 0 year(s)
  • Location Nigeria


Adexen Recruitment Agency is looking to recruit a General Manager for one of its client’s business units in Nigeria. The position is based in Port Harcourt



Our Client is a leading international ship building, repair and marine services company operating in the offshore Oil & Gas industry.

Full description

Job description

Reporting to the Group Management Committee, the General Manager will oversee the general management as well as the commercial and financial development of the Business Unit.

The position will suit a candidate with a strong entrepreneurship spirit and a yearn for challenge. The successful candidate will be part of a dynamic team with strong development ambitions.



  • Responsible for the effective management of the company operations in line with the strategic direction set by the Group.
  • To lead and manage cross functional departmental teams within the company including those of the production, procurement, accounts, stores, sales and human resource departments.
  • To meet project deliverables in accordance to contract requirement with respect to time, quality and cost.
  • To be responsible of the execution of the activities of the site, in terms of quality, safety, respect of commitments and obligations. 
  • To ensure operations and services are in line with Company’s QHSE policies.
  • To ensure technical, logistical, and operational support of all ongoing service contracts.

Financial Management

  • To develop, recommend and administer annual operating and capital budgets
  • Experience with Profit and Loss.
  • To plan and monitor expenditures to ensure cost effective support of programmes and policies.
  • To monitors, oversee and control revenue generating activities.

Business developments

  • To develop and execute business expansion / diversification plans.
  • To capture market intelligence, provide key inputs for tenders and pricing.
  • To develop and execute business expansion plans for key existing customers.
  • To Maintain and develop the relationship with the local stakeholders, customers, partners and institutions.
  • To interact and engage with external parties in order to enhance the reputation of the Company and facilitate the growth of the business.

Leadership, HR & conflict resolution

  • To be able to gain input from many different people and use a participative decision-making approach when appropriate.
  • To establish clear and consistent expectations and follow up on critical tasks and hold people accountable in a tough, but fair manner.
  • To motivate and connect with people with a sense of enthusiasm, passion and commitment for their work and encourage them to do their best.
  • To develop the local content within the construction activities of the shipyard by recruiting and training local human resources.
  • To resolves conflicts, confrontations and disagreements in a positive and constructive manner.
  • To ensures staffs are appropriately selected, utilized, appraised and developed.





  • Must possess a balance of technical, human relations and business development skills required to achieve results through subordinate supervision.
  • Demonstrate leadership, passion and acumen in the management of people and relationships to solve problems and drive results in the field and office environments.
  • Listens and communicates in a constructive manner to management and subordinates alike.
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing schedules and priorities.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills, able to build relationship and foster teamwork.
  • Excellent problem solving ability and decision making skills.
  • Ability to successfully handle several priorities simultaneously, maintain composure in high pressure situations and maintain objectivity, focus and good judgment.


  • Minimum Education: Bachelor’s Degree - Mechanical Engineering, Naval Architecture or Marine Engineering or Structural Engineering or similar qualification with a strong technical background.
  • Having MBA in Management / Financial Management will be an added advantage.
  • Alternatively the candidate may have minimum master’s degree in business management or financial management degree with experience in working in industrial and technical fields.


  • Minimum 8-10 years experience as a profit centre head in a shipyard, ship repair site, engineering industry or similar industry.
  • In-depth knowledge of all business functions associated with shipyard and  general engineering management.
  • Proven ability to work in a challenging, dynamic and stressful environment.
  • Experience working in Africa shall be an added advantage.
  • Fluent English is a must and French would be appreciated.




An attractive expatriate package.

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