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  • Posted: May 19, 2022
    Deadline: May 30, 2022
  • Owens and Xley Consults is a Lagos based company that offers business advisory and consulting services to help Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs). Our Mission is to provide quality insights, tools and resources needed to build a sustainable business.
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    General Manager

    Job Position: General Manager
    Job Location: Ikeja, Lagos
    Salary : N250,000
    Employment Type: Full-time

    Job Summary

    Our client, a fast-growing beauty and cosmetics company, is seeking to hire the services of a competent and experienced General Manager. That will be responsible for managing the company's operations, setting sales goals and managing employees. Applicants must have detailed knowledge of the cosmetics industry and must be able to offer advice about the use of cosmetics.

    • Develop and execute the company's business strategies to attain the goals of the board and shareholders
    • Responsible for the achievement of operational and financial results - both top (revenue) and bottom (profitability) lines
    • Develop systems, policies and procedures to enhance productivity, cost-effectiveness and efficiency
    • Provide strategic advice to the Managing Director so that they will have an accurate view of the market and the company's future
    • Prepare and implement comprehensive business plans to facilitate achievement by planning cost-effective operations and market development activities
    • Ensure company policies and legal guidelines are communicated all the way from the top down in the company and that they are followed at all times
    • Communicate and maintain trust relationships with shareholders, business partners and authorities
    • Oversee the company's financial performance, investments and other business ventures
    • Manage various departments such as R&D / Product Development, Production and Logistics, as well as Sales and Marketing
    • Good understanding of the different government regulations and industry practices in terms of product certifications, imports and exports, tariffs and taxes
    • Delegate responsibilities and supervise the work of executives providing guidance and motivation to drive maximum performance
    • Read all submitted reports by lower rank managers to reward performance, prevent issues and resolve problems
    • Act as the public speaker and public relations representative of the company in ways that strengthen its profile
    • Analyze problematic situations and occurrences and provide solutions to ensure company survival and growth
    • Preparation of annual budgets relating to the brand, including sales, margin, volume, retail & wholesales channels, e-commerce etc.
    • Managing the sales channel process and ultimately responsible for logistics, ordering, and returns through your team
    • Take an active role in daily business driving activities, with a consistent presence in the retail stores. Effectively manage operations costs related to labour, supplies & inventory and all other expenses
    • Facilitate proper execution of marketing plans, promotional programs and visual merchandising standards


    • BSc/BA in business administration or relevant field; MSc/MA will be preferred. Minimum of 5 years of recent senior experience in General Management of a Retail and wholesale distribution channel of consumer goods.
    • Proven experience as Managing Director or other managerial position, strong financial management experience with an ability to develop and achieve budgets & targets
    • Preferably with a track record of developing new markets and building up a brand from scratch
    • Demonstrable experience in developing strategic and business plans
    • Thorough knowledge of market changes and forces that influence the company
    • Strong understanding of corporate finance and measures of performance
    • Familiarity with corporate law and management best practices
    • Excellent organizational and leadership skills
    • Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills
    • Outstanding analytical and problem-solving abilities
    • Strong business acumen
    • Mature and proactive, hands-on personality with strong interpersonal skills
    • Excellent leadership, negotiation and problem-solving skill
    • Strong relationship building skills with customers & suppliers
    • A good understanding of the retail or wholesale distribution channel is essential.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV to: using the position as subject of email.

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