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  • Posted: Mar 14, 2015
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    Our Mission Envirofit International is a social enterprise that was established in 2003 to develop well-engineered technology solutions to improve the human condition on a global scale, with a primary emphasis on applications in the developing world. Our Values Envirofit’s enterprise-based model represents a new approach to development through the d...
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    MANAGING DIRECTOR- WEST AFRICA

    Envirofit International www.envirofit.org is rapidly scaling its operations in West Africa. With this rapid growth comes the need for high quality in-country management to oversee operations and manage expansion. Envirofit is seeking a Managing Director to oversee and grow its operations, sales and business development within the West Africa region. This director will have full Operations and P&L responsibility. Position will be based at Envirofit’s West Africa Sales and Manufacturing headquarters in Lagos, Nigeria.  

    ESSENTIAL JOB DESCRIPTION:

    • Responsible for P&L, Sales and Business Development in West Africa
    • Work closely with Envirofit International’s executive team in the USA to Manage Envirofit West Africa Business Operations – strategy, development and implementation
    • Manage and develop West Africa (both Anglophone and Francophone) regional distribution strategies and partners
    • Hire key Sales and Operations resources
    • Manage the sales process and develop local marketing and sales team strategy
    • Manage and develop distribution & sales partners and develop order forecasts from customers – 12 month rolling forecasts / 90 day firm
    • Manage and develop key stakeholder relationships
    • Manage and oversee monitoring efforts for carbon local programs and participate in validation site visits by third party carbon validators
    • Gather and analyze trends and market information. Provide feedback on product performance and market data (Voice of Customer) into R&D, product development and marketing efforts
    • Work with national, regional and local government officials to ensure programmatic progress and success in the sector
    • Oversee manufacturing operations (potentially in multiple countries) – ensuring weekly and monthly production targets are met that align with sales forecasts. Work with production team to manage quality control, model mix and schedules. 

    REQUIRED SKILLS:

    • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
    • Strong Sales and Business Development skills with proven track record. Proven team building and business management skills.  
    • Collaborative team building approach and management style. Good communications skills both up and down organizational structure.
    • Well-developed quantitative and analytical abilities with strong project management skills
    • Highly organized computer skills – skype, office, ERP system experience (SAP, ORACLE, NET SUITE etc.)
    • Technical product background in business a plus, ability to communicate technical details to non-technical persons such as government officials or marketing firms  

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: 

    • Bachelor’s degree (engineering or business) , MBA preferred. 
    • 10 years of experience – Strong project management needed with a proven track record and expertise in all aspects of business development, manufacturing, supply chain management, customer relationship management, sales, distribution, and business growth in Africa.

    TRAVEL:  

    A significant amount of travel within West Africa will be required for this position. Occasional travel to the USA and / or Europe 

    SALARY / BENEFIT TERMS: 

    A competitive salary and benefits package will be offered including company profit sharing and bonus.  The final details of the salary and structure will be dependent on the qualifications of the applicant.

    Method of Application

    SUBMIT ALL INQUIRES/RESUMES FOR THIS POSITION TO: JobMDWestAfrica@envirofit.org

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