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  • Posted on: 4 January, 2016 Deadline: Not Specified
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    Securewest provides global risk management services with a reputation for delivering a product that constantly exceeds our client's expectations.

    With offices in UK, South East Asia, USA and West Africa we operate across the private maritime, land and corporate security sectors and understand the complexities of managing risk across continents, oceans, national and international borders.

    For over 26 years, Securewest has pioneered best practice and developed products that mitigate risk, minimise probability and vulnerability across our clients exposure to physical, material and reputational risk.

    General Manager


    Our General Manager will be a forward thinking, hands–on individual with the ability and drive to function successfully as the head of this emerging and developing team.

    You will possess and be able to demonstrate strong leadership, management, coaching and development capabilities.

    You will have an expert risk management/security background and, in particular, a strong, proven track record iof business development in this marketplace.  

    Customer facing skills and commercial acumen are also essential.

    This hands-on role role includes :

    • Planning and executing business development and operational activities, producing results that meet or exceed the Company business plan.
    • Developing accurate and aggressive long and short-range financial targets consistent with the Company's business plan.
    • Managing and motivating company staff.
    • Protecting product and service quality standards by conducting ongoing evaluations and fostering an ethos of continual improvement.
    • Driving the ongoing development and implementation of the integrated management system, ensuring that the QHSSE objectives of the Company are communicated, understood, achieved and maintained by all Company staff.
    • Establishing and maintaining applicable programs to protect the assets of the Company and ensure legal and regulatory compliance of the Company at all times.
    • Preparation of monthly performance reports for review including effectiveness of activities, trends and variances.
    • Ensuring an appropriate level of involvement in community public affairs, local business groups and networking organisations is maintained to further the aims of the Company.
    • Maintaining  regular, close contact with senior management teams in other associated Securewest companies to ensure optimisation of business opportunities, sharing of local intelligence and promotion of best practice.

    Candidates should exhibit :

    • Recent and considerable relevant industry experience
    • Academic standard - degree level or equivalent
    • A successful, proven track record in business development in the sub- Saharan Africa marketplace. 
    • Contract managment and tender/proposal experience
    • Effective analytical and communication skills (verbal, written and presentational)
    • IT skills - experience of use of Microsoft Office for communication and reporting
    • Working knowledge of management practices, human resource management, Quality and HSE systems, basic accounting principles

    This is a full time role based at our offices in Lagos, Nigeria and offers a competitive salary.

    Method of Application

    Interested candidates should forward their CV together with a covering letter including details of their salary expectations to

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