SPREAD THE WORD! - General Manager/CEO

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Our client is a proudly Nigerian industrial conglomerate with diversified interests in the Nigerian economy. The group has focused its energy on building a value-driven, consumer-focused and socially responsible organization known for delivering unparalleled services to Nigeria and its people. They are now looking for a General Manager/CEO for their Cooking Oil Manufacturing Business
Position: General Manager/CEO  
The General Manager/Chief Executive shall be expected to provide day to day direction to the organisation and shall be responsible for the performance of the company . He will be reporting to the Board of Directors and his responsibilities shall include:  

  • Formulating and successfully implementing company policy;
  • Directing strategy towards the profitable growth and operation of the company;
  • Developing strategic operating plans that reflect the longer-term objectives and priorities established by the board;
  • Maintaining an ongoing dialogue with the Group Chairman/Supervising Director of the company;
  • Putting in place adequate operational planning and financial control systems;
  • Ensuring that the operating objectives and standards of performance are not only understood but owned by the management and other employees;
  • Closely monitoring the operating and financial results against plans and budgets;
  • Ensuring the operational performance of the company;
  • Assuming full accountability to the board for all company operations;
  • Representing the company to major customers and professional associations;
  • Develop and maintaining an effective executive team.

 Key Expectations

  • Operate a profitable, well managed and well run business with good manufacturing practice (GMP)
  • Develop a robust market and marketing strategy to absorb the current product capacity and the projected increases.
  • Pursue a plan to expand production and sales from 200mt/day to 1000mt/day within 3 years.
  • Pursue and obtain ISO Certifications
  • Run the refinery efficiently using Good Manufacturing Practice
  • Select and develop a competent and capable management team to deliver on the business strategic plan and the Group Strategic Businesses.
  • In addition to providing leadership for the local Executive Leadership Team, he will be required to work collaboratively with the broader Executive Team and key management within the Group

The Person

  • Should hold a first degree and an MBA or a Masters in a relevant discipline; minimum of 18 years total working experience with at least 7 years in the manufacturing outfit.
  • At least 7 years’ experience at senior level within Food and Beverage industry.
  • Highly motivated, results driven, with a passion for business, skilled at communicating a clear vision for growth and can capitalise and sustain the momentum that is being created within the organization.
  • Highly skilled business leader who will improve focus and profitably grow share within a very competitive market. He should also be able to demonstrate proven experience of managing operations at a senior management/director level within the engineering, FMCG, and/or manufacturing industries for at least 5-10 years.
  • The preferred candidate must be hungry for success in this capacity.


  • An official vehicle
  • Housing Supplement
  • Club Membership
  • Two Economy class return tickets
  • Leave Allowance
  • Driver(s)
  • Security
  • Steward