Managing Director/Commercial Manager - Lagos/Southwest

Our client is a nationwide security services company that provides security guards for financial services companies nationwide. Currently established firmly in the Northern part of Nigeria, the company is keen to gain a foothold in Lagos and the South. 
They now have a vacancy for a Managing Director/Commercial Manager for Lagos.

Reporting to the Chairman, The successful candidate will be responsible for providing strategic direction and ensuring the profitability of the company. This would include the achievement of operational and financial growth of the business, sales, marketing and business development.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Plan, prepare and monitor business plan and budget so as to sustain organic growth, improve margins, effectively control overhead and maximize profits.
  • Must understand the Security business
  • Incorporate and sell diverse security solutions.
  • Bring new clients upon resumption and grow the business.
  • Develop new and improve current commercial and operational procedures and constantly improve the overall business and functional efficiencies.
  • Incorporate technology into security ideas.
  • Foster new business drive by introducing technology into security services.
  • Manage and ensure excellent customer relations and thereby establish long term partnerships.
  • Exercise due care and prudence in the management of the Company assets.
  • Ensure compliance with local laws and regulations, as well as company policies and procedures.
  • Formulate strategies of business growth by developing new services and exploring new market sectors. 
  • Manage performances of staff by motivating, training, coaching and mentorship. Create a culture for success and performance.
  • Conduct management and other business meetings.

Key Requirements:
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience at senior management level preferably within the Security Industry.
  • Strong sales experience.
  • Must possess a thirst for innovation and capacity to foster and drive technological ideas. 
  • Good knowledge of security industry and the Security Legislation in Nigeria.
  • Proven use of IT to create new business channels or transform and develop existing channels is a plus.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organization and analytical skills.
  • Strong business savvy, leadership and management skills.
  • Must be highly intelligent, technology savvy and adept at versatile thinking
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal).
  • Good command of English
  • Capable of working effectively and productively with team members from diverse cultural environments.