General Recruitment / Consulting

Job in a Logistics and Freight Forwarding Company for a Managing Director in Lagos

Fosad Consulting – Our client, a pace-setter in freight forwarding, project logistics management and shipping management, is looking to recruit a Managing Director, who has strong organizational leadership, commercial, operations and general business acumen, to lead the business.

Job Title: Managing Director 
Location: Lagos 
Job Description 

  • Overseeing the entire business: headquarters, upcountry divisions and reports directly to the Chairman
  • Implementation and achievement of corporate and financial objectives
  • Research and industry analysis, market, and competitor analysis to make informed strategic decisions
  • Creating initiatives to exploit market opportunities, reduce operational threats, forestall business risks, and maximize core strengths to optimally realize the organization’s potential
  • Build and lead an effective executive team towards achieving the corporate objective of the company
  • Develop strategic direction and plans for the company with regard to all core business functions including sales/ business development, operations, finance, Human Resources
  • Develop short and long-term plans and budgets for the department and its activities, monitor progress, assure adherence, and evaluate performance
  • Ensure that the operating objectives and standards of performance are understood but owned by all levels of employees
  • Closely monitor the operating and financial results against plans and budgets
  • Co-ordinate in-depth analysis, follow up on key customers and work closely in concert with all Business Managers
  • Represent the company to key / major customers and professional associations


  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master in Business Administration is preferred and any other certification within the Shipping & Logistics Industry


  • Not less than 10years in Executive Management capacity in a Freight Forwarding company
  • Experience with commercial management and bidding is key
  • Project Management for Oil & Gas projects is also required
  • Knowledge in offshore Marine Support logistics and Nigeria Ports Operations
  • (45-55 years of age will be ideal)


  • Leadership abilities
  • Organisational skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Business development
  • Management experience is a requirement
  • Visionary leadership
  • Ability to motivate a workforce
  • Effective management and delegation
  • Communication and negotiation
  • Strategic thinking
  • Critical thinking abilities
  • Complex problem solving
  • Effective decision making
  • Project management
  • Productivity management
  • PR and presentation skills
  • Understanding of a multi-faceted business operation
  • Strong financial acumen
  • Planning and forecasting
  • In depth knowledge of markets and changing business environments

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Cvs to 

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