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    Clearing Manager


    • To ensure the development of a sound Customs Clearing and Freight Forwarding business strategy.
    • To execute the Customs Clearing and Freight Forwarding strategy in accordance with company goals, and in compliance with relevant statutory obligations, policies, guidelines, standards and procedures, and related tax compliance requirements.
    • The position is based in Lagos.


    Job description


    The responsibilities for this office shall include but is not limited to the following:

    • Ensuring the safe and successful execution of Customs Clearing and Freight Forwarding activities in accordance with the customs clearance and freight forwarding strategy and the CP Business Plan, and to meet defined Key Performance Indicators to achieve business “Required on Site” (ROS) dates.
    • Ensuring that the Nigerian Customs regulations and codes are aligned with Company practices.
    • Leverage monetary and efficiency benefits from economies of scale across the Company to deliver customs clearance and freight forwarding services in a commercially sound manner.
    • Develop and implement the customs clearing and freight forwarding strategy, policies, guidelines, standards, procedures and work instructions.
    • Lead the development of commercially sound cost-effective, low-risk and innovative contracting strategies and contract implementation for customs clearing and freight forwarding, including third party inspection arrangements, to meet Company business needs.
    • Guide the full development of the Customs Clearing and Freight Forwarding team, build a cohesive team, and coach the staff according to a clear development agenda.
    • Generate and issue high quality statutory, statistical, and management information reports in a timely manner
    • Manage the performance and activities of Company integrated Shipping and Freight Forwarding contractors in relation to their contractual and legal obligations.
    • Manage the relationship with the Nigerian Customs Authority on behalf of the Company
    • Coordinate the execution of various customs audits to ensure compliance with the regulations and Company policies and procedures with the objective to reduce or eliminate liabilities.
    • Monitoring contractor’s Local Content to ensure that their contractual commitments are met.
    • Preparing, monitoring, and revising Customs Clearing and Freight Forwarding budgets and contract plans to ensure that sufficient funds are approved and utilized in the most cost-effective and efficient manner.
    • To develop high skilled professional transporters who can always respond to company’s transportation needs
    • To ensure and coordinate transporters in organizing quarterly in house training for their drivers to compliment the company’s organized sessions
    • To manage large teams of staff
    • To minimize disruption and resolving any unscheduled delays, making decisions in difficult situations;
    • To meet customers, deal with complaints and areas of concern;


    • Qualified degree and/or a recognized professional qualification.
    • Minimum of 10 years in shipping/logistics industry
    • Minimum of 5 years in Freight Forwarding/Customs or Materials Management, in a manager/supervisors position/role.
    • Experience in dealing with Government Authorities and Government Intermediaries.
    • Minimum of 5 years Nigerian customs regulations working experience
    • Strong commercial awareness and contract management hands-on experience for multi-million dollar contracts.
    • Ability to marshal available resources in order to achieve desired goals in the most cost-effective and efficient manner.

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    NOC Helpdesk Support Technician


    Our Client is a leader in the provisioning of Satellite Hardware and Solutions on the African Continent. They also provide the most comprehensive selection of products and services fast and efficiently to maximize both partners and customers’ profitability


    Job description


    • Troubleshooting skills (1st and 2nd line support) finding issues and resolving on networks and equipment.
    • Must be able to manage multiple clients (Updates, feedback and service delivery)
    • Records required customer and problem information in Helpdesk system and attend to issue
    • Effectively, professionally, and respectfully represents other Information Technology staff members, teams, and their services to the client community.
    • Will be required to work overtime on support cases if required.
    • Will be required to make decisions on the spot on certain circumstances
    • Suggest solutions effectively to resolve the clients problem


    • Good educational background
    • Basic Technical background (IP and troubleshooting skills)
    • Good Client facing and internal communications skills
    • Good written and verbal communications skills.
    • Good working knowledge –Microsoft Office
    • Valid driver’s license
    • Must be able to learn and support new and quickly-changing technologies.
    • Detail orientated
    • Dedicated to client satisfaction
    • Good decision making skills
    • High energy level.

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    Shipping Manager


    Reporting directly to the Managing Director, the shipping manager is responsible for overseeing the day to day activities of the shipping division of the group.

    The key responsibility is to ensure the profitability and the efficiency of the business unit.

    Job description

    The main responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to the following:

    • Profit centre management
    • Management of Staff
    • Liaison with overseas principals and interdepartmental relations
    • Logistics and facilities management
    • Customer relationship management
    • Background in shipping and forwarding is a must, preferably with a liner agency
    • Must have good communication skills and ability to manage people
    • Must be extremely energetic and be open to the challenges of working in a demanding environment
    • Must be an English speaker
    • Experience in Africa will be a distinct advantage

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    Oil & Gas Business Development Manager


    To establish and maintain a positive relationship with key decision makers within existing and potential multinational / national customers. To provide regular analysis of existing and future customer needs so as to anticipate future sales and business opportunities

    The position is based in Lagos Nigeria, and will report to the Managing Director in Nigeria


    Job description


    • Increase and maintain customer intimacy through strategic relationship with customer’s management based on a clear understanding of customer’s needs, vision and strategy
    • Develop strategy around submission of tender and contract documents within key IOC’s and NOC’s
    • Rigorously follow up of the Bid management process and accurately manage maintaining the CRM database
    • Provide regular feedback to appropriate senior/group management on the status of customers business, changes in their requirements and organisation so as to ensure that existing and future contracts and bids can be delivered in the most efficient and effective way
    • Ensure at all times that the profile of the group is positively represented at all levels within existing and potential customer organisations and that effective and positive relationships are developed and maintained with all customers
    • Meet with existing and prospect customers to develop effective working relationships and identify and obtain further their future programs
    • Provide detailed updates and forecasts on changes in client and competitor status and activity to ensure that business opportunities are fully exploited


    • Must have basic Degree and MBA with expertise in Influencing, Negotiating and Sales skills
    • A min 10 years sales or business development experience of solution selling, gained within Oil & Gas sector or logistics sector
    • Good international mindset got from studies abroad and/or experience in a global company

    Problem solving capability:

    • Ability to identify and understand customer needs, and recommend the best solution from the portfolio
    • Resolving issues with clients to develop their confidence in the Company within agreed service levels
    • Able to use a range of analytical and creative approaches to make rational decisions to complex problems
    • Analyze customer’s decision making and procurement processes, and apply pro-actively to position the company as the preferred supplier

    Personal attributes

    • Candidate must be a Hard worker and have good Technical interest
    • Must have clarity of thought and expression
    • Must have good managerial skill and leadership potential
    • Should have the potential to develop in a growing company in Nigeria and abroad and Interested in making a sustainable career in the company
    • Must be Principled and have excellent networking skills
    • Should have excellent computer skills (MS office packages, Visio, Sap will be added advantage)

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    Haulage Manager


    • The Haulage manager is responsible for managing, planning and coordinating transport operations, delivery and organization of services.
    • He will ensure safety in all transportation matters and audit all company trucks.
    • The position is based in Lagos. The area covered is nation wide.


    Job description


    The responsibilities for this office shall include but is not limited to the following:

    • To develop hich skilled professional transporters who can always respond to company’s transportation needs
    • To ensure regular training of distribution staff, Transaporters, Operation Managers and Truck drivers in line with company HSEQ standards every year for them to appreciate and imbibe company’s vision for safety
    • To ensure and coordinate transporters in organizing quarterly in house training for their drivers to compliment the company’s organized sessions
    • To select and enlist standard trucks in line with company specifications and de-list sub-standard trucks accordingly
    • To assess from time to time the adequacy or otherwise of all trucks by ensuring and coordinating regular/ yearly comprehensive audit of all trucks in d company fleet
    • To formulate data base for truck fleet of the company and generate transport update on monthly basis to the top management
    • To follow up on all accidents with necessary sanctions given to the defaulting transporter in pursuance of ensuring zero accident rate
    • To ensure adequate and timely rendition of neccesary divisional and departmental reports
    • To ensure health and safety regulations are adhered to and make recommendations for improvements
    • To manage large teams of staff
    • To make sure the operation meets its performance and safety targets, monitoring and reporting performance to senior management;
    • To minimize disruption and resolving any unscheduled delays, making decisions in difficult situations;
    • To meet customers, deal with complaints and areas of concern;


    • Must have been in the haulage business for at least 10 years
    • Ability to manage a large fleet of trucks
    • Truck operation and maintenance
    • Co-ordination of Drivers
    • Knowledge of routes in Nigeria will be a plus
    • Candidates must have a B.Sc in an Engineering course. A Masters degree will be an addeds advantage
    • Must have excellent communication & interpersonal skills at all levels and demonstrate a high level of initiative
    • Must be a good team player and posses excellent leadership skills

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    Chief Finance Officer


    The CFO is responsible for the formulation of financial strategies and the coordination of plans, budgets and initiatives so that Group business objectives are met, and to lead the development of Corporate Governance policies and compliance.

    He will also be responsible for efficient management of the accounting, reporting, treasury, insurance, taxation, information technology and systems and internal control functions for the Company.

    He will report to the Managing Director


    Job description


    Responsible for formulation of strategy and policies that direct the affairs of the company

    Finance and Accounting:

    • Provide and/or oversee the global administration of the company‘s financial activities.
    • Responsible for budget and plans realization, update and follow ups
    • Ensure the accuracy, completeness, integrity and reliability of all financial information and meeting the deadlines.
    • Track profit and cash flow performance
    • Create Best Practice network
    • Select, recruit, train and retain skilled and competent staff with focus on strong succession planning.
    • Implementing & managing all financial reporting tools

    Treasury, IT and Risk policies:

    • Responsible for Bank accounts and Cash management, Tax & Capex procedures.
    • Ensure appropriate financial risk, accounting and auditing policies and procedures of the Company.
    • Handling overall Taxation matters, Statutory Audits, Internal Audit, Company Law & other
    • Oversee the treasury function to ensure cash flow for the business is secured. Act to minimize the financial risk profile of the Company by ensuring that interest and foreign currency risks are well managed and in line with the Group standards.
    • Develop Optimized Capital Structures (Debt/Equity Ratios) for the various businesses and develop plans to achieve


    • Must hold recognised Accountancy Qualification from one of the major internationally recognized professional institutions
    • Must have a minimum 15 years post qualification experience in senior financial management role, of which at least the last 10 years must be in a similar role.
    • Technically very strong with credentials in Investment and Treasury Management. Financial/Operational Risk Assessment and Management
    • Leader of Best Practices in Financial Management
    • Leader of Best Practices in Strategic Thinking and Performance Management
    • Excellent Interpersonal Skills when interfacing with other members of Senior Management; Government Officials and Financial/Lending Institutions
    • Professional Experience in West Africa will be a plus

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    Managing Director


    The Managing Director will manage all the activities of the company. The position is based in Lagos.


    Job description


    General Management and finance

    • Manage the teams of local and expatriate staff
    • P&L responsibility
    • Review and analyze expenditure, financial, and operations reports to determine need for increase in fares or tariffs, lead the expansion of existing schedules, or expansion of routes
    • Analyze logistics data reports to identify & actualize cost savings and opportunities for all segments
    • Provides adequate reporting on regular basis to the group
    • Prepares budgets


    • Guide the sales team in driving successful businesses for Import and Export of shipment
    • Continually develop new business by identifying and meeting target clients, networking, and selling all service lines.
    • Sell projects to new and existing clients, clarifying the scope of projects with clients, identifying business solutions and negotiating billing arrangements.
    • Identify future project needs of clients and ensuring clients’ expectations are met.
    • Coordinate general feedback to customers and sales team on the status of the shipments
    • Ensure approved business contracts are executed by taking responsibility for the completion of all Operations


    • Supervise operations department
    • Supervise the documentation department and coordinate custom clearance procedures to ensure prompt delivery and ensure that client trade compliance policy is followed strictly
    • Interacting with suppliers and clients
    • Interacts with Customs
    • Implement and maintain a high security standard.


    • A minimum of 10 Years experience in the shipping/logistics industry
    • Ability to identify key issues and establish priorities
    • Multi-Tasking Management
    • Analytical, conceptual, strategic and planning abilities
    • Strong target orientation
    • Leadership, delegation and interpersonal skills
    • Excellent communication and negotiation skills
    • Dynamic, entrepreneurial and creative
    • Attractive expatriate package

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    Commercial Director


    The Commercial Director will oversee company needs, handle daily business issues, manage company associations, and recognize business opportunities.

    The Commercial Manager will report to the Managing Director. The position is based in Lagos, Nigeria

    The ideal candidate will be responsible for:

    Identifying short - long term business opportunities & develop close collaborative relationships with key players, and fully understand their objectives.

    He/ She will be in charge of the formation & submission of reports, tenders and business proposals, interpret statistics, advice the General Manager on economical, political, commercial & other related developments in the area of the company’s interest; inclusive of developing /marketing the break bulk and containerized export services to all sectors and for all kind of commodities. A complementary focus on Oil & Gas sector is given.The Commercial Manager will oversee the activities of the direct sales (Lagos, Port Harcourt) team to ensure appropriate and targeted sales activities, in line with the Marketing Plan.


    Job description


    • Set up a sales and marketing strategy with the General Manager to address the market efficiently
    • Deliver presentations and negotiate contracts
    • Manage commercial agency agreement / negotiations, resolution of contractual disputes, sales/ purchase activities
    • Identify all potential prospects within the activity portfolio of the company
    • Meet with existing and prospect customers to develop effective working relationships and identify and obtain further their future programs.
    • Provide feedback to appropriate Senior/group management on the status of customers business, changes in their requirements and organization so as to ensure that existing and future contracts and bids can be delivered in the most efficient and effective way.
    • Provide detailed updates and forecasts on changes in client and competitor status and activity to ensure that business opportunities are fully exploited.
    • Set up offers to client
    • Follows up and organize the answers in any bid processes organized by clients
    • Follows up the operational excellence of the process with operation team


    • Minimum of 10 years experience in a similar or related position
    • Must have hands on experience in sales & marketing in the logistics sector
    • Extensive knowledge of the container/logistics industry and an ability to relate with shipping companies, other associated industry managers/customers
    • Ability to advise company on Service strategy, Service transition, Service delivery and Service improvement
    • Minimum of a B.Sc or HND degree from a recognized University or Polytechnic, an MBA will be of great advantage.
    • Practical experience in forecasting
    • Strong analytical skills with ability to develop strategies and tactics as well as implementation skills
    • Very good in the use of Excel and presentation tools, ERP knowledge will be an added advantage.
    • Attention to detail and good selling skills.
    • Effective Customer Service skills
    • Effective Management & Organisational skills

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