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  • Posted on: 8 September, 2016 Deadline: Not Specified
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    An Aquaculture Company in Lagos ( RAS, Catfish and Tilapia) is seeking candidate for the position below

    Chief Executive Officer


    Job Description
    Leadership & Personnel Management:
    The most suited candidate must ensure that company goals are met in a timely fashion by efficiently and effectively managing personnel and resources. This post requires the most suited candidate to have excellent multi-tasking, organisational, interpersonal and leadership skills, as well as a thorough knowledge of the industry and related finances.
    Specific day-to-day tasks depend on this position, bearing in mind that experience in managing leaders and people is a crucial asset.

    Operations / Production:

    • Organize the activities of the technical partner and make sure that all milestones and roles & duties of the technical partner under the technical partnership agreement are adhered to
    • In charge for the documentation of all required policies and operational procedures to guide all the processes undertaken on the farm
    • In charge for developing an effective organizational structure for the farm
    • Oversee all aspects of production process on the farm and In charge  for the achievement of agreed production targets within the stipulated timeline
    • In charge for securing a long-term supply contracts with identified feed suppliers
    • In charge for ensuring that appropriate level of feed inventory and other raw materials and spare parts are maintained on the farm at all time
    • Make sure that target weights are achieved in a timely manner. All fish product from the farm must meet the minimum quality specifications before they are sold
    • Lead the expansion activities of the company
    • Lead all Research and development initiatives of the company
    • Any other ad-hoc projects and duties as required by the board of directors


    • Oversee the day-to-day construction management of the project.
    • Oversee the development and implementation of a cost-effective plan to Make sure that the project is completed within stipulated time and budget
    • Monitor and report the progress on construction to the board of directors on a weekly basis. Report should include details on each aspect of the construction, identified risks and mitigates with projected work schedule for rest of the construction period
    • In charge for defining clear roles & responsibilities and deliverable in terms of both scope and schedule to all the team members.
    • Make sure strict adherence to the Company’s safety standards and ESG corrective action plans and timeline, while also promoting a “safety culture” among the ranks throughout the Company.
    • In charge for the construction budget and any cost overrun
    • Any other ad-hoc projects and duties as required by the board of directors

    Marketing & Sales:

    • Create and maintain relationship with industry influencers and key strategic partners
    • Oversee short and long-term sales and marketing development programs for the company
    • Oversee and recommend product positioning and pricing strategy to achieve the highest possible long-term market share
    • Monitor competitors’ products, sales and marketing activities
    • Oversee the preparation of sales & marketing activity reports, for presentation to the board of directors
    • Direct sales forecasting activities and set performance goals
    • Oversee market channel development activity and coordinate sales distribution by establishing sales territories, quotas, and goals
    • Review and analysis sales performances against programs and forecast to determine effectiveness


    • Responsible for the company’s overall financial performance
    • Responsible for the budget process of the company
    • Conduct reviews and evaluations for cost-reduction opportunities
    • Responsible for the capital budgeting process


    • Determine staffing requirements and lead the process of filling all vacancies in the Company
    • Ensure compliance with all required permits and licenses
    • Provide periodic performance evaluation reports to all departmental heads and direct report
    • Any other ad-hoc projects and duties as required by the board of directors

    Qualifications, Knowledge & Experience

    • Diploma holder/B.Sc. Agriculture, Aquaculture or Animal Husbandry or related engendering degree
    • Minimum 15 years’ experience as Fish farm operations.
    • Minimum of 5 years of leadership experience as General Manager
    • Experience in Africa and catfish farming would be highly desirable.
    • Demonstrated leadership, team building, delegation and motivation skills
    • Experience preparing and implementing annual budgets
    • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple demands, prioritize, and delegate appropriately
    • Demonstrated high integrity and commitment to ethical business practices
    • Knowledge of food safety regulations preferred
    • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing to all internal and external stakeholders
    • Ability to maintain a professional demeanor in all situations
    • Ability to effectively address and solve problems and make decisions in a manner consistent with the company’s core values business objectives

    Competitive Salary, Annual Bonus, Healthcare – Family plan, Group Life Insurance and accommodation Assistance

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to career website on to apply

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