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    WTS Energy - A Firm that exports Cocoa from Nigeria is actively looking for a Managing Director. One of the world’s best known organizations active in cocoa origination, procurement and trading, With wealth of experience gained in soft commodities for many years. Head Office in Ife,with branch offices in Lagos and Ibadan.

    Managing Directors



    •     Responsible for the strategy of the origin organisation and the execution thereof.
    •     Responsible for managing and financial results of the origin operation.

    Position in the organisation

    •     Statutory Director
    •     Reports to management board .
    •     Gives guidance to the management team of the branch.


    •     Direct reports

    Participates in:

    •     Management Board (chair)
    •     Management team meetings of Holding (participant)
    •     Incidentally participates in meetings / gives advice where specific contribution of know-how and experience is required.

    Result responsibility

    •     Strategy
    •     Commercial strategy
    •     HR strategy
    •     Organisation
    •     Operational management
    •     Risk management
    •     (External) contacts

    Key tasks


    •     Determines the strategy of the organisation within the framework defined by the Holding and ensures its execution on tactical and operational level
    •     Adapts the strategy basing on internal and external developments and under sustainability aspects

    Commercial strategy

    •     Defines commercial strategy within the framework as defined for the group
    •     Ensures execution of commercial strategy basing on business plans

    HR strategy

    •     Defines HR strategy within the framework defined for the group
    •     Ensures execution of HR strategy and use of developed HR instruments/policies
    •     Ensures optimal staffing in terms of quality and quantity


    •     Assures optimisation of the organisational structure
    •     Is responsible for processes, guidelines, procedures and instruction within the organisation and their execution

    Operational management

    •     Leads the day to day operations
    •     Triggers (change) projects within the organisation and controls the implementation and progress of the projects

    Risk management

    •     ensures an adequate identification, assessment and prioritisation of financial – and commercial risks
    •     ensures mitigating actions / solving financial and commercial risks
    •     signals to be expected issues in time and reports them

    (External) contacts

    •     keeps contact to banks
    •     Periodically provides reporting/information

    Education, Know-How and Experience

    •     Academic level of working and thinking
    •     Minimum of 7-10 years’ experience in a management position within an end-responsible operational/commercial environment in commodity trading
    •     Knowledge and experience of trading in futures market environment
    •     Knowledge of tropical products and origins
    •     Strong affinity with financial environment and funding


    •     Analytical skills
    •     Commercial thinking
    •     Oral and written communication skills
    •     Managing / coaching skills
    •     Problem solver
    •     Fluency in English
    •     Fluency in French (optional)


    •     Decision-maker
    •     Pro-active
    •     Evaluative
    •     Working together
    •     Vision
    •     Progress monitoring

    Other characteristics

    •     Natural authority, stable personality
    •     Organizational insight
    •     Willing to travel internationally
    •     Independent (within a team)

    Method of Application

    Interested applicants should send copies of CV to:

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