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  • Chief Operating Officer at a Leading FMCG Company - Hays

  • Posted on: 6 January, 2017 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • Hays - Our client is a private operating company and one of the leading FMCG manufacturing groups in Sub Sahara Africa with (16) manufacturing plants operating in Nigeria, Tanzania, Ghana and Kenya. In Nigeria their largest operation, they currently operate (9) manufacturing plants and are currently looking for a COO to lead their in country operations. The role will be based in Lagos/Nigeria  and reports through  to the CEO and with full responsibility for driving all business operations in country including manufacturing, distribution, warehousing and supply chain management.

    Chief Operating Officer



    • Design and implement business strategies, plans and procedures
    • Lead change and transformation agenda across all functions
    • Set comprehensive goals for performance and growth
    • Manage relations with partners/vendors
    • Ensure Capex plans are carried out within set timelines and budget
    • Manage through proccesses
    • Establish polices that promote company culture and vision
    • Ensure automation remains a key business driver

    Minimum Education
    MBA or equivalent


    • Minimum 15 years with a large company preferably in the FMCG industry
    • 5 years + in a senior management position, Director level, ideally in manufacturing or Supply Chain Management 
    • Able to demonstarte a good track record
    • Strong manaufacturing/Supply Chain background
    • Experience in International emerging markets preferred, ideally Africa  


    • Financial awarness
    • Strong planning and organisational skills
    • Strong technical skills
    • Strong inter-personal and communication skills

    The position directly supervises the National Manufacturing Manager, National Distribution Manager, National Warehouse Manager and Supply Chain Manager

    This is a senior level expatraite role, with married status available, furnished accommodation, car + driver, return flights, medical. Candidates with previous experience in Africa, Asia or Europe are recommended to apply

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to HAYS career website on to apply

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