• Career Opportunities at Venture Garden Group - 8 Positions

  • Posted on: 4 September, 2015 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • Venture Garden Group is an Investment Holding Company that incubates, invests in and operates early revenue, technology companies implementing proven I.T. solutions that transform companies and governmental organizations in emerging markets to high performing establishments.

    With a sector focused approach, our portfolio companies develop automated data collection, data management, automated billing processing, e-invoicing, payment processing, automated direct debit processing and revenue management solutions for emerging markets, particularly Africa.

    BI Senior Data Scientist

     

    Position Description: The ideal candidate is an unabashed data geek. You enjoy searching the Internet for datasets that you can explore and mash up to tell interesting stories. You view the skills you have at sourcing, collecting, and cleaning data as a means to an end; you are equally interested gleaning insights from the data that have business application. You probably have developed these skills through a combination of education, work experience and hobbies. If this describes you, we are interested! And if you have what it takes to build a multi-billion dollar company, and are interested in using your skills, experience and talents to be a part of groundbreaking thinking and visionary goals, we so so want you…!!!

    Position Purpose: The Senior Data Scientist anticipates future business needs and identifies opportunities for complex analysis; Gathers and analyzes data to solve and address highly complex business problems and evaluate scenarios to make predictions on future outcomes and support decision making.

    Key Responsibilities:

    As a Senior Data Scientist, you’ll take the lead as you…

    • Interpret problems and provide solutions to business problems using data analysis, data mining, optimization tools, and machine learning techniques and statistics.
    • Design and deploy data-science and technology based algorithmic solutions to address business needs of the Company.
    • Utilize recommender systems, collaborative filtering techniques, propensity modeling to drive the Company’s business priorities.
    • Research and design technical infrastructure for applications.
    • Research, develop, and implement enterprise-wide architectural concepts, principles and tools.
    • Assess business viability of new technologies.
    • Consult with other senior level IT managers to assess and evaluate current strategies.
    • Make recommendations, gain approval and develop implementation strategy for new technologies.
    • Act as advocate for change to provide innovative, creative technology solutions.
    • Prepare and deliver presentations to top-level management on new technology and its impact on the organization.
    • Stay abreast of the latest technology infrastructure and processes in the industry and marketplace.
    • Make recommendations to use innovative, creative approaches as appropriate to meet client needs; contribute to the achievement of multiple teams’ objectives.
    • Collaborate and communicate with software developers in the translation of research model to production code.
    • Collaborate and communicate with data integration teams when data quality issues are discovered. 

    Required Experience

    • Advanced degree in Applied Statistics, Computer Science (Machine Learning), or related field (Masters required, PhD preferred).
    • 5 years demonstrated ability to employ analytic software tools, statistical methodologies, and Business Intelligence to large data sets residing within relational or object oriented databases.
    • Experience with advanced data mining and predictive modeling algorithms and techniques for regression, classification, survival modeling, time series, feature selection, etc.
    • Experience in statistical inference and analytic techniques.
    • Experience with using R for modeling, including developing R scripts.
    • Experience with modeling and analysis of large datasets.
    • Experience with a scripting language like Python, Perl.
    • Strong communication and presentation skills; experience in communicating results of statistical analysis and modeling to a broad audience.
    • Hadoop and Map/Reduce experience is a strong plus

    Personality Traits

    • Should have statistical, mathematical, predictive modelling as well as business strategy skills to build the algorithms necessary to ask the right questions and find the right answers.
    • Very curious people, and enjoys diving deep into the material to find an answer to a yet unknown question.
    • Natural desire to go beneath the surface of a problem.
    • Obsessive about data and data visualization!
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
    • Being able to work in a fast-paced multidisciplinary environment.
    • Having the ability to query databases and perform statistical analysis.
    • Having an, at least basic, understanding of how a business and strategy works.
    • Being able to create examples, prototypes, demonstrations to help management better understand the work.
    • A keen eye for detail, ability to work under pressure and deliver time-sensitive work to a high standard.
    • Ability to explain analysis to non-numerate people & great relationship building skills.
    • A believer in patterns and importance they play in decision-making. Able to extract trends and insights and from complex and often incomplete data sets.
    • Exceptional programming skills (Python, REST, SQL, R, APIs, etc.) and someone who gets excited by code and algorithm design.
    • A professional manner with the ability to closely interact with senior management.

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    Chief Financial Officer

     

    Job Description

     

    Position Description: Are you someone who is regarded as a whiz, a super hero with figures and calculations? Do you easily interpret financial data and make sound forecasts – smell the rain from miles away. Are you so strict on enforcing controls and compliance you sometimes come across as being ‘pinchpenny’ A Financial and Accounting guru that has what it takes to run the finance of a multi-billion dollar company, making sound financial decisions that has the power to affect Investors funds? We want you and if you have what it takes to build a multi-billion dollar company, we so so want you…!!!

     

     

    Position Purpose: To oversee all project finance, accounting, forecasting, budgeting, Audit, Tax, corporate Insurance and investor -related functions with Venture Garden Nigeria and all its Entities; directs all financial activities and advises and assists the CEO and management team in meeting or exceeding the overall financial and strategic objectives of the Company.

     

    Key Responsibilities:

     

    Strategy Function

     

    • The CFO plays a key strategic role in developing, monitoring and evaluating overall corporate strategy with the CEO or MD and leaders of the various business units (entities) with emphasis on bottom line performance, working capital and enhancing shareholder value. This position will provide useful financial insights to help make better decisions about formulating and executing strategy.

     

     

    • The CFO will interact effectively with other subsidiaries in the group; He establishes himself and is viewed as a trusted business advisor by merchandisers, not just the CEO or MD. Critical outcomes include supporting the executive team with key financial information and operational analytics, and driving a culture of accountability in managing the business, adding value to operating businesses and voicing well-substantiated dissenting opinions. He performs his strategic function by fulfilling the following essential duties and responsibilities:

     

     

    • He plays an integral part in formulating strategy, challenging and assessing strategy, monitoring for risks, investment, rates of return and assessing the competitive landscape.
    • He assists in formulating the company’s future direction and supporting tactical initiatives
    • Monitors and directs the implementation of strategic business plans, financial and tax strategies
    • Develops performance measures that supports the company’s strategic direction
    • Proactively manage cash flows in a leveraged environment
    • Manages financial capital; communicates capital requirements/implications of business decisions to CEO, merchandisers and BOD
    • Conducts meaningful proactive analysis to improve key business decisions focusing on management of working capital
    • Manages the accounting, finance, and investor relations departments
    • Ensures efficient capital expenditures and minimizes taxes
    • He defines the financial strategy
    • Provides useful financial insights to help make better decisions about formulating and executing business strategy
    • Establishes internal control processes required to manage and grow the business
    • Drives the annual budget process and monthly reporting
    • Manages and leads the organization in creating a competitive advantage for all company businesses or products
    • Effectively leads the finance / accounting team by hiring and retaining top-grade talent
    • Develops and coaches existing team and proactively replaces underperformers as required
    • Drives effective internal and external communication   interactions
    • Effectively manages sponsors, banks, board of director and financial advisor relationships
    • As a true business partner to the CEO/MD, he assesses organizational performance against both the annual budget and company’s long-term strategy.
    • He develops tools and system to provide critical financial and operational information to the CEO/MD and make actionable recommendations on both strategy and operations.
    • Engages the board finance, audit, and investment committees around issues, trends, and changes in the operating model(s) and operational delivery.
    • Assists in establishing yearly objectives and meeting agendas, and selecting and engaging outside consultants (auditors, investment advisors).
    • Oversees long-term budgetary planning and costs management in alignment with the company’s strategic plan, especially as the organization considers new business ventures, potential acquisitions, and collaborations with external organizations.

     

     

    Executive Management Function

     

    • Serves as a member of executive leadership team in ensuring business decisions taken are grounded in sound financial criteria.
    • Participates in key decision making pertaining to strategic initiatives, operating model and operational execution.
    • Represents the organization’s progress on strategic goals to external stakeholders

     

    Financial Planning and Analysis Function

    • Prepares and maintains regular financial planning reports; Monthly profit and loss forecast by division   (vs. budget); Weekly cash flow forecast.
    • Completes analysis of financial results; Develops recommendations (strategic and tactical).
    • Develops and executes analysis of various business initiatives (e.g., opening new operations, asset acquisition, new service or product launches).
    • Develops and maintains capital budget.
    • Assists in development of  financial planning and analysis exercises/reports.
    • Participates in correspondences with Lenders.

     

     

    Finance Function

     

    • Oversees cash flow planning and ensure availability of funds as needed
    • Oversees cash, investments and asset management
    • Oversees Financing strategies and activities as well as banking relationships
    • Develops and utilizes forward looking predictive models and activity based financial analyses to provide insight into the organization’s operations and business plans

     

     

    Planning, Policy and Investor Relations

     

    • Provides financial vision and leadership for all the subsidiaries in the group
    • Responsible for the financial aspects of risk assessment and abatement, strategic planning and new program development
    • Coordinates the development and monitoring of all budgets
    • Develop financial business plans and forecasts
    • Participates in corporate policy development as a member of the senior management team
    • Engages the finance committee of the board of directors to develop short, medium and long-term financial plans and projections
    • Represents the company to financial partners, including financial institutions, investors foundation executives, auditors and public officials
    • Maintains an update on best practices, state and federal and laws regarding the I.T. industry.
    • Investor Relations
    • Oversees the issuance of financial information
    • Personally reviews and approves all forms and filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
    • Participates in conference calls with the investment community
    • Maintains all banking relationships with company bankers as the Liaison officer
    • Represents the company with investment bankers and investors
    • Accounting and Administration
    • Effectively leads the team of financial professionals and motivates the team for high quality work as well as dedication to the mission of the organization
    • Oversees the controller or head of accounts in ensuring procedures and computer applications     system maintain proper records and affords adequate accounting controls and services
    • Ensures maintenance of appropriate internal controls and financial procedures
    • Ensures timeliness, accuracy and usefulness of financial and management reporting for the stakeholders and Board of directors and oversees the preparation and communication of regular and annual financial statements.
    • Oversees the coordination of audits and proper filing of tax returns
    • Oversees the analysis and consolidation of all cost allocations and procedures
    • Ensures legal and regulatory compliance regarding all financial functions
    • Oversees and directs all financial and pertinent statistical reporting
    • As authorized by the Board of directors, he endorses tax returns, checks, contracts and other legal documents on behalf of the Corporation, customers and the general public

     

     

    Planning and Budgeting

     

    • Ability to prepare budgets
    • Considerable knowledge of Computerized accounting and accounting packages
    • Ability to analyze and interpret accounting and cost accounting records
    • Ability to assemble, analyze and prepare both routine and complex financial reports and statements
    • Ability to apply accounting principles to the solution of a variety of accounting or fiscal problems
    • Ability to perform detailed work with written or numerical data

     

     

    Cash Management Function

    • Oversees weekly cash management; Approves weekly payables; Executes cheque signing
    • Oversees AR management and provides support to collections activities
    • Grows equity value – increases gross profit and reduces debt.

     

    Team Management

    • Mentors and develops a direct team, manages work allocation, trainings, problem resolution, performance evaluation, and the building of an effective dynamic team.
    • Guides larger, cross-divisional teams outside of direct span of control within the company’s strategic business units.

     

     

    Corporate Development

     

    • Represents company in efforts with investment bankers and potential investors
    • Prepares various analysis and reports required by corporate development efforts
    • Mergers and Acquisitions
    • Oversees and supervises acquisition, due diligence and negotiates acquisitions.
    • Leads the financial aspects of potential M&A activity
    • Leads the financial evaluation of mergers and acquisition candidates
    • Structures, negotiates, and finalizes purchase agreements

     

     

    International Funding Expertise

     

    • Monitors Cash balances and cash forecasts
    • Arranges for Debt and equity financing including souring for potential lenders
    • Invests funds
    • Maintains all banking relationships with bankers on all transactions
    • Creates funding for strategy implementation and execution set by the MD/CEO
    • Ensures controls are in place to manage commodity positions and trading
    • Develops processes and disciplines around monitoring and assessing risk in positions
    • Expands financial reporting systems to determine daily and weekly gross profit estimates

     

    Required Experience

     

    • Minimum of 10 years’ of financial and management progressive experience with the day-to-day financial operations of a company
    • 3-5 years in C-Level position or close to C-Level, – to be able to potentially have significant board level participation
    • Proficiency in the use of accounting software – ERP
    • Thorough understanding of project finance, budgeting, cash allocations and detailed financial planning and reconciliations
    • Experience managing multiple portfolios

     

    Personality Traits, Desired Skills and Experience

     

    • Get-it-done, Execution Focused!
    • Honest, straightforward and dependable
    • Experience in a senior  financial-management role, partnering with executive staff, resulting in the development and implementation of creative financial management strategies
    • Understanding of creative business models, pricing models and the ability to tie business strategy to financial models – e.g. banking sector or finch
    • Strict and compliance driven
    • Passionate; breathes Ownership
    • Strategic minded to be able to handle a complex TECH, Fin-tech business
    • Excellent stakeholder management skills
    • Strong rational, emotional and spiritual intelligence
    • Highly Intelligent with excellent analytical skills
    • Must be self-confident yet humble
    • Interpersonal relational skills, highly diplomatic and yet results-focused.
    • Ability to apply accounting principles to the solution of a variety of accounting or fiscal problems
    • Has tolerance for ambiguity, and at the same time has the intellectual swiftness and maps plans out.
    • Tech company experience is a nice to have. Fintech or Ecommerce company nice to have
    • Experience raising capital from VC/Private Equity
    • Shared services structuring and cost allocation across multiple entities, countries, etc.
    • Global exposure is a nice to have
    • Local intelligence within Nigeria

     

    Qualification

     

    • A good bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance related field.
      •   An MBA and or CPA, Master’s degree in Accounting or Finance would be a plus. ICAN or ACCA will be an added advantage
      •   At least five years’ experience as a CFO or equivalent, preferably in a Technology Company with a budget of at least $20 million.
      •   Experience working with information technology staff to manage finance, accounting software packages.
      •   Must have 10 years of broad finance experience inclusive of financial analysis, management and supervision, computerized accounting in a senior level position.

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    Accountant

     

    Job Description

     

    Position Description: Are you someone who is regarded as a whiz, a super hero with figures and calculations? A Financial and Accounting guru… Number crunching just comes to you so naturally and you can so easily make sense of it!? Do you thrive on ensuring your clients (staff, vendors etc.) are satisfied while balancing it with company’s objectives…We want you! And if you believe you have what it takes to build a multi-billion dollar company and ready to work at it…yup!!! We want you too!

    Position Purpose, Record, Classify, and Summarize in a significant manner and in terms of money, transactions and events which are, in part at least, of financial character, and interpreting the results thereof; Administer payroll and employee finance while significantly contributing to Budgeting and budgetary control

     

    Key Responsibilities:

     

    • Manage reconciliation of payroll balance sheet accounts.
    • Manage employee expense postings such as the corporate bonus, out of station allowance, advance payments etc.
    • Participate actively in company forecast process and responsible for forecasting compensation accruals.
    • Communicate and collaborate proactively with project finance and project management in an effort to anticipate project financial needs.
    • Prepare company Budget and ensures amendments to company budget is validated before effected
    • Actively participate in company’s short term and long term financial planning
    • Advise on financial positioning of company and make recommendations on effective ways to keep processes lean/reduce cost
    • Provide guidance and assistance on maintaining compliance, audits and research
    • Maintain current knowledge of compensation accounting
    • Accountable for collation, compilation, preparation and analysis of annual Master
    • Responsible for forecasting trends in order to achieve company corporate objectives
    • Prepare monthly comparative report, analyzing and reviewing variance, cash flow and KPI reports
    • Maintain internal control compliance on all payroll accounting related activities.
    • Point person in internal and external payroll audits
    • Identify and drive process improvements consistent with industry best practices
    • Responsible for monitoring and resolving bank issues including fee anomalies and cheque differences

     

    Required Experience

     

    • 4-5 years’ accounting experience – payroll, vendor management and employee finance in a reputable organization
    • Intermediate to advanced proficiency in Quick book, ERP, Sage, SAP and Peachtree accounting software
    • Budget and Budgetary control
    • Proficient use of Microsoft excel
    • Financial Accounting, Cash flow management, financial Modelling

     

    Personality requirements/Traits:

     

    • Strong Stakeholder Management/Communication Skills
    • Gets things done! Execution oriented
    • Proactive
    • Pays a lot attention to Detail
    • Honest and straight forward
    • Well organized, good communication, documentation and reporting skills
    • Ability to succeed in fast paced environments at a high-growth company; comfortable with very tight timelines; possessing a sense of urgency.
    • Ability to find creative solutions to problems combined with a willingness to do what one must to ensure timelines & goals are met.

     

    Added Advantage

     

    • Education/Certifications
      • A Bachelor or Master degree in Accounting, Business Administration or Banking and Finance from any reputable institution
      • ACCA/ICAN qualifications

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    Head, Payments Technology

     

    Job Description

     

    Position Description: You will be involved in all aspects of building software to revolutionize the payment industry and B2B finance and lending – limited only by your interests and ability. We are committed to ensuring your success both within our company and beyond, as you will be supported by a highly talented and motivated group, and receive direct mentorship from the founding team. Are you building end-to-end solutions? We want to hear from you if you want to make an impact and love building systems. You like stringing technologies together to solve a problem quickly. You have excellent troubleshooting skills. You are no stranger to client-side code, server side code, stylesheets, databases, infrastructure, enterprise service bus, as well as ways in which they all communicate. You are platform agnostic, Microsoft, MEAN, LAMP, etc. You have explored one or more front end frameworks such as AngularJS, Ember.js, React or Backbone.js. Solution Architecture and design is your forte, You get stuff done. You could write a script in 20 minutes to solve pretty much any problem, and you frequently do!     …We want you! And if you believe you have what it takes to build a multi-billion dollar company and ready to work at it, let’s get going!!!

     

     

    Key Responsibilities:

     

    • Apply Technology & Innovation In Solving VGN Entities Sector Challenges.

     

    Key Sectors:

     

    • Education (eLearning) – transforming nations using learning. This education focused entity is transforming the traditional brick and mortar universities, with empirical positive impact on learning outcomes. You will be required to apply innovative solutions to solving key challenges especially around payments
    • Aviation (Airlines, Airports) – You will be required to apply innovation solutions to challenges in the Privatization, revenue management, business models, revenue assurance of Airlines, government or private Airports, and general technology driven market-making and regulatory frameworks, hub building, private public partnerships etc.
    • Power (Market administrators, Generation companies, Distribution companies, Regulators) – You will be required to apply innovation solutions to challenges in the privatization, creating capacity, time based tariff management, maximum demand policy for enhancing utilization of capacity, energy trading, futures, forecast, etc.
    • Technology (Cloud infrastructure)- DevOps/Cloud Hosting expert – Leverage sophisticated experts in Infrastructure planning

    Responsible for all Payment Platform – Technology decisions including creating APIs, ESBs, amongst others for various development units to consume the central payment system

    Any other responsibilities that may be required by the Group Chief Technology Officer or the Group Chief Executive Officer.

     

    Required Experience

     

    • A technology veteran, with over 15 years of hands on Application Development experience
    • Versatile with strong DevOps skills incorporating server hosting and infrastructure for Enterprise systems
    • Microsoft stack experience (Added advantage)
    • Experience with large enterprise systems is critical
    • ERP System or enterprise payment system type of software development experience (Added advantage)
    • Experience with TDD, Agile, SDLC, and contemporary cloud platform options such as AWS, Azure, etc.
    • Experience with Analytics, Big data trends
    • Experience with Mobile platforms
    • Experience building a Creative Team (Added advantage)

     

    Personality requirements/Traits:

     

    • Unusually strong work ethics and passion
    • Strong sense of purpose
    • Relentless focus on success
    • High integrity
    • Competitive and go-getter
    • Might be young, but already have a track record, portfolio and body of work
    • High quality bar bordering on perfectionism
    • Likes changing and disrupting things
    • New ideas on how to do things better
    • Surrounds himself with good people
    • Cares about building real value (over perception)

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    Deputy Chief Technology Officer

     

    Job Description

     

    Position Description: You will be involved in all aspects of building software to revolutionize the payment industry and B2B finance and lending – limited only by your interests and ability. We are committed to ensuring your success both within our company and beyond, as you will be supported by a highly talented and motivated group, and receive direct mentorship from the founding team. Are you building end-to-end solutions? We want to hear from you if you want to make an impact and love building systems. You like stringing technologies together to solve a problem quickly. You have excellent troubleshooting skills. You are no stranger to client-side code, server side code, stylesheets, databases, infrastructure, enterprise service bus, as well as ways in which they all communicate. You are platform agnostic, Microsoft, MEAN, LAMP, etc. You have explored one or more front end frameworks such as AngularJS, Ember.js, React or Backbone.js. Solution Architecture and design is your forte, You get stuff done. You could write a script in 20 minutes to solve pretty much any problem, and you frequently do!     …We want you! And if you believe you have what it takes to build a multi-billion dollar company and ready to work at it, let’s get going!!!

     

     

    Key Responsibilities:

     

    • Apply Technology & Innovation In Solving VGN Entities Sector Challenges.

     

    Key Sectors:

     

    • Education (eLearning) – transforming nations using learning. This education focused entity is transforming the traditional brick and mortar universities, with empirical positive impact on learning outcomes. You will be required to apply innovative solutions to solving key challenges especially around payments
    • Aviation (Airlines, Airports) – You will be required to apply innovation solutions to challenges in the Privatization, revenue management, business models, revenue assurance of Airlines, government or private Airports, and general technology driven market-making and regulatory frameworks, hub building, private public partnerships etc.
    • Power (Market administrators, Generation companies, Distribution companies, Regulators) – You will be required to apply innovation solutions to challenges in the privatization, creating capacity, time based tariff management, maximum demand policy for enhancing utilization of capacity, energy trading, futures, forecast, etc.
    • Technology (Cloud infrastructure)- DevOps/Cloud Hosting expert – Leverage sophisticated experts in Infrastructure planning

    Responsible for all Payment Platform – Technology decisions including creating APIs, ESBs, amongst others for various development units to consume the central payment system

    Any other responsibilities that may be required by the Group Chief Technology Officer or the Group Chief Executive Officer.

     

    Required Experience

     

    • A technology veteran, with over 15 years of hands on Application Development experience
    • Versatile with strong DevOps skills incorporating server hosting and infrastructure for Enterprise systems
    • Microsoft stack experience (Added advantage)
    • Experience with large enterprise systems is critical
    • ERP System or enterprise payment system type of software development experience (Added advantage)
    • Experience with TDD, Agile, SDLC, and contemporary cloud platform options such as AWS, Azure, etc.
    • Experience with Analytics, Big data trends
    • Experience with Mobile platforms
    • Experience building a Creative Team (Added advantage)

     

    Personality requirements/Traits:

     

    • Unusually strong work ethics and passion
    • Strong sense of purpose
    • Relentless focus on success
    • High integrity
    • Competitive and go-getter
    • Might be young, but already have a track record, portfolio and body of work
    • High quality bar bordering on perfectionism
    • Likes changing and disrupting things
    • New ideas on how to do things better
    • Surrounds himself with good people
    • Cares about building real value (over perception)

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    LMS Co-ordinator

     

    Position Purpose:

     

    To provide learning management system (LMS) administration and support, intranet web administration and support, and technical training for faculty, staff and students.

     

    Key Responsibilities:

     

    • Provide learning management system (LMS) training and support to faculty and students.
    • Research and resolve LMS functionality issues.
    • Collaborate with peers at other institutions to determine and facilitate best practices.
    • Design and maintain official, accurate, and up-to-date Web and Internet presence.
    • Maintain and operate various technologies used in the delivery of instructional and/or interactive programs and courses.
    • Provide Level 2 support of computer systems and network problems, including answering questions, providing advice, and troubleshooting.
    • Specifically assist HelpDesk personnel (Level 1) solve basic technical problems; investigate and seek solutions to complex issues and perform onsite installation or replacement of various hardware components, software repair, diagnostic testing, etc.
    • Give individual or group instruction to users or make arrangements for instruction of software or systems.
    • Configure workstations, system hardware and software, and provide technical assistance.
    • Assist in determining hardware, software needs and upgrades.
    • Track escalated user problem and inform the user of the status.
    • Log all client problems and solutions.
    • Display empathy and positive regard for others in written, verbal and non-verbal communications.
    • Work effectively with colleagues and students by practicing punctuality, respect for deadlines, collaborative problem solving, and honest communication.
    • Build trusting relationships by acting with integrity, courtesy, and responsibility, even in the face of stress or demanding workplace conditions.
    • Maintain proficiency as needed and approved by attending trainings, reading job-related materials, and meeting with others in area of responsibility.
    • Dress appropriately for a workplace with frequent customer service interaction and community outreach.
    • Meet all required standards of confidentiality and safety.

     

    Qualifications/Personal Traits

     

    • At least two years of direct, on-the-job experience working with computer applications, operations, and systems.
    • Must have a broad knowledge of Microsoft operating systems, basic networking principles, web browser, email client, and integrated office suites (e.g. Word, Excel, Access).
    • Knowledge and expertise with Internet development tools such as Adobe Dreamweaver.
    • Knowledge of hardware and associated peripherals (printers, scanners, video, etc.) installation, troubleshooting, and repair procedures.
    • Knowledge of software configurations and problem solving methods needed to diagnose and resolve web technology problems.
    • Able to supervise and train technology users and work cooperatively with others
    • Able to handle detail oriented work while meeting schedules and deadlines.
    • Attention to details, decisiveness, good judgment, strong organization skills, good written communication skill.
    • Ability to maintain composure and communicate effectively under stress
    • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, e-mail applications and using the internet;
    • Disposed to travelling
    • Ability to work with minimal supervision and take initiative in pursuing departmental functions
    • Gets things done! Execution oriented
    • Focused, diligent and task oriented
    • Must have exceptional follow-up skills and be able to maintain focus while multitasking
    • Speed and versatility
    • Team Building
    • Values others, and cultures
    • Self-starter and Acts with integrity
    • Analytical skills

    Added Advantage

     

    • Possess A+ certification, CCNA, Microsoft Certified Professional certificate.

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    Talent Sourcing and Acquisition Lead

     

    Position Description: Responsible for delivering all facets of recruiting success throughout the organization. This will be achieved through the development of local and national recruiting plans, employing traditional sourcing strategies and resources, as well as developing new, creative recruiting ideas.

     

    Position Purpose: The HR Strategic Head Hunter is responsible for ensuring that we hire the best possible talent.

     

    MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:

     

    Develop and Execute Recruiting Plans

     

    • Work with hiring managers on recruiting planning meetings.
    • Create job descriptions.
    • Lead the creation of a recruiting and interviewing plan for each open position.
    • Efficiently and effectively fill open positions.
    • Conduct regular follow-up meetings with managers to determine the effectiveness of recruiting plans and implementation.
    • Develop a pool of qualified candidates in advance of need.
    • Research and recommend new sources for active and passive candidate recruiting.
    • Build networks to find qualified passive candidates.
    • Post openings in newspaper advertisements, with professional organizations, and in other position appropriate venues.
    • Utilize the internet for recruitment:
    • Post positions to appropriate internet sources;
    • Improve the company website recruiting page to aid recruiting;
    • Research new ways of using the internet for recruitment;
    • Use social and professional networking sites to identify and source candidates.

     

    Network through Industry Contacts, Associate Memberships, Trade Groups and Employees

     

    • Locate and document where to find ideal candidates.
    • Aid public relations in establishing a recognizable ‘employer of choice’ reputation for the company, both internally and externally.
    • Communicate with managers and employees regularly, to establish rapport, gauge morale, and source new candidate leads.
    • Create contacts within industry.
    • Attend local professional meetings and membership development meetings.
    • Maintain regular contact with possible future candidates.
    • Coordinate and Implement University Recruiting Initiatives
    • Coordinate university recruiting initiatives.
    • Attend Career Fairs for recruiting and company recognition.
    • Develop working relationships within universities to aid in recruiting.
    • Give presentations at universities, attend student group meetings, and increase university awareness of the Company, before and after career fairs.

    Administrative Duties and Record Keeping

    • Review applicants to evaluate if they meet the position requirements.
    • Conduct prescreening interviews.
    • Maintain all pertinent applicant and interview data in the Human Resources Information System (HRIS).
    • Assist in performing reference and background checks for potential employees.
    • Assist in writing and forwarding rejection letters.
    • Assist in interviewing and selecting employees onsite.
    • Assist in preparing and sending new employee orientation packages.
    • Perform other special projects, as assigned.

     

    PERSONALITY REQUIREMENTS/TRAITS:

     

    • Understanding of the functional breakdown of an organization at the executive level.
    • 5+ years recruiting experience for individual, managerial and executive level positions.
    • Ability to identify qualified candidates for various projects; contacting them through cold calling and capturing their interest.
    • A proven track record of successfully sourcing hard-to-find candidates.
    • Experience using staffing systems and tools, including relational database applicant tracking systems, the internet, job boards, and imagination.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including interviewing, selling, influencing, facilitating and presenting, negotiating, and collaborating.
    • Strong project management skills, including planning for and tracking recruiting metrics.
    • Proven knowledge and expertise in all sourcing methods, including using recruiting research, cold calling, warm calling, and internet recruiting.
    • Business development skills and client relationships would be ideal, but are not required.
    • High level of initiative; strong drive to succeed.
    • Excellent organization skills, and ability to work independently on projects, as team lead and as team member.
    • Excellent interpersonal, consulting, diplomacy, networking and conflict-resolution skills.
    • Keen attention to details, and ability to work in a challenging fast-paced environment.

     

    Added Advantage

     

    • Background in Human Resources or closely related field
    • Experience within a high-tech/software company is mandatory

    Method of Application

    Interested and suitably qualified candidates should click here to apply online.

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