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  • Posted on: 17 November, 2015 Deadline: 27 November, 2015
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  • Our client a fast-paced, customer centric organisation with branches all over Nigeria is the Nigerian arm of the World's largest independent IT training company & official training partner for leading technology vendors, i.e. Cisco, Microsoft, CompTia, etc. as a result of growth and expansion, the company desires top level professionals to join its Senior Management in the following roles:

    Chief Operating Officer - COO

     

    Reporting to the Managing Director, This role is an exciting opportunity for a commercially orientated professional to support the growth of the business in a demanding, dynamic and entrepreneurial environment. This is a role that affords the successful candidate an opportunity to be a true business partner to the MD and provides a chance for a top performer to join the Board, within 3 years.

    Immediate Subordinates: Heads of the following units:

    • Corporate Business,
    • Retail Business
    • Education Business,
    • Technical/Quality Assurance.

    Summary of Responsibilities

    Day to day management of all the business units in the organization. Institute and implement policies. procedures, systems and processes to ensure smooth running of the organization to achieve the strategic goal ofthe Board which is to triple the EBITDA for this business in the next 3 years

    Key Responsibilities

    • Direct internal operations to achieve budgeted results
    • Responsible for the development and preparation of short-term plans and budqets to achieve broad organization goals and Objectives. Recommends their adoption to the Chief Executive Officer
    • Direct the development of procedures and control sto promote effective communication through adequate information flow, resulting in management efficiency
    • Develop and establish operating policies consistent with the Company's broad policies and objectives and ensure their execution
    • Appraise and evaluate operations performance periodically and systematically, and reports to the CEO
    • Establish policies to ensure efficient management and human capital development to provide for capable management succession for those functions/business units falling under his/her responsibility.
    • Ensures that all activities and operations are performed in compliance with enabling local, state and federal regulations and laws
    • Directs new business coordination. promotion and communication.
    • Represents the CEO at various fora and makes presentations to promote the organization and win new business across all business units.

    Candidates to be considered, you must be able to demonstrate the following skills and experience:

    • Good personal presence and a strong leadership style combined with a confident, rational, collegiate and hard-working approach are critical to the success of this role. The appointed candidate must be commercially aware and possess the ability to inspire and influence people at all levels
    • Highly visionary and entrepreneurial skills with demonstrable leadership ability
    • Commercially aware, action orientated with proven track record in managing and growing a multi-branch, multi division, multi-billion naira business in a fast-paced, consumer, FMCG, business services or significant retail organization
    • Particularly astute in improving margins, increasing profitability and enhancing shareholder value
    • The credibility to act as a high profile COO and have the expertise and personality to influence all internal and external stakeholders
    • Excellent leadership skills and the intellect and commercial acumen to make an immediate impact on the business and within the company
    • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree.
    • Post graduate qualifications are an advantage but not a requirement.
    • Certifications and professional qualifications are an advantage but not a requirement.
    • Minimum of 10 years experience in similar position

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    Chief Finance Officer - CFO

     

    Reporting to the Managing Director, This role is an exciting opportunity for a commercially orientated Finance Professional to support the growth of the business in a demanding, dynamic and entrepreneurial environment. This is a role that affords the successful candidate an opportunity to be a true business partner to the MD and a chance to join the Board for a top performer, within 3 years. Strategically the Company has as its medium term objective the tripling of EBITDA for this business, so the CFO will be a key component in assisting the business achieve this goal.

    Immediate Subordinates: Heads of the following units:

    • Account
    • Treasury
    • Risk Management
    • Procurement & Logistics

    Key Responsibilities

    • The CFO will work closely with the Managing Director to facilitate the strategic development of the business maximising the profitability and operational effectiveness of the company
    • Undertake a broad commercial and operational leadership role, evaluating all areas of business performance, new business and margin/profit enhancement opportunities
    • Provide a highly commercial outlook on strategy, challenge and support the Executive Board and participate in commercial decision making
    • The CFO will ensure that the business strategy is supported by high quality financial planning and analysis, timely reporting and robust control processes, supported by outstanding management information
    • Critically appraise the new business opportunities available and ensure that they invest to create maximum shareholder returns
    • Provide strong leadership and commercial direction to the finance team and assume responsibility for all areas of budget, forecasts, working capital and cash management whilst maximizing the business's financial performance
    • Establish policies to ensure efficient management and human capital development to provide for capable management succession for those functions/business units falling under his/her responsibility
    • Play a leading role in the direction of a range of significant change management and business improvement projects throughout the business
    • Ensure the business maintains appropriate relationships with all key stakeholders
    • Renders regular reports to the CEO on actual performance versus budget for key business & risks indicators, company-wide

    Candidates to be considered, you must be able to demonstrate the following skills and experience:

    • Good personal presence and a strong leadership style combined with a confident, rational, collegiate and hard-working approach are critical to the success of this role. The appointed candidate must be technically capable, commercially aware and possess the ability to inspire and influence people at alllevels.
    • A technically astute qualified accountant with demonstrable leadership ability and an excellent track record of success in a significant financial role. Possession of Bachelor's degree required. Higher degree desirable but not compulsory.
    • Commercially aware, action orientated and with a detailed understanding of commercial financial management acquired in a fast-paced, consumer, business services or significant retail organization.
    • A thorough knowledge of commercial management working with in a dynamic and challenging management team.
    • Particularly astute in improving margins, increasing profitability and enhancing shareholder value.     .
    • The credibility to act as a high profile CFO and have the expertise and personality to influence all internal and external stakeholders.
    • Excellent leadership skills and the intellect and commercial acumen to make an immediate impact on the business and within the company.
    • Minimum of 10 year experience in similar position.

    Method of Application

    Remunerations: The positions attract very competitive salaries and other perquisites commensurate with the responsibilities and experience.

    Application: Qualified and interested candidates should forward their CV to: simconsult233@gmail.com on or before 27th November, 2015.

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