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Our organization is incorporated as a modern agricultural commodity market, established under a set of clearly defined rules and regulations, where a wide range of agricultural products, especially the commodities and livestock, will be traded. The market is intended to provide an integrated marketing platform that will allow the conduct of buying and selling of agricultural commodities both in a physical form and through an exchange and even from remote locations through the Internet. The market will bring in improvement in agricultural commodity trading using technology away from the informal market set up.


We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:




Job Title: Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)

Location: Kano
Report to: Managing Director/CEO
Employment Category: Fixed Term

Job Summary

  • The Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) is responsible for the creation of innovative marketing strategies that will build the business’s brand, leading to increased revenue, awareness, respect, and relevance among the business’s target audience.
  • The CMO is a ground-breaking leader with creative, strategic, and financial acumen coupled with strong business intellect necessary for taking the business to the next level.
  • The CMO should be an experienced marketer who is able to lead and drive branding and marketing efforts in order to increase and build on the business/brand’s growth and awareness targets.

Job Responsibilities

  • Champions the design, development, and execution of business strategies for marketing the organization’s products and services.
  • Builds and manages a strong and effective marketing and sales team.
  • Conducts market surveys to identify customer’s needs and monitor the impact of business development activities.
  • Creates, manages and communicates the organization’s brand value.
  • Builds and maintains relationships with customers and ensures customer satisfaction with services delivered by the organization.
  • Manages strategic relationships with key business partners located in Kano and other institutional clients across the country.
  • Oversees marketing campaigns and other business development initiatives.
  • Develop new products and services in line with the organization’s vision and strategy.
  • Review market trends and make appropriate recommendations to enable management take key business decisions (e.g. markets, pricing, and service delivery model).
  • Set objectives, goals and plans for the department.
  • Vets and approves department budgets and expenses.
  • Develops and updates marketing policies, procedures, and processes for the department.
  • Vets and approves all training plans and performance appraisals within the division
  • Any other duty of related responsibilities.

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Minimum of first degree or its equivalent in numerate or semi- numerate disciplines such as Business Administration, Marketing, Accounting, Economics, Banking, Finance, Insurance, Law and Business Studies. A masters degree is a plus.
  • Minimum of 8 years post qualification experience of which at least 6 must have been in the relevant sector and 4 years in top/senior management position.
  • Professional qualifications are added advantage.

Competence Requirements
Essential Skills:

  • Insight and understanding of local and international practices in the businesses of the organization
  • Budgeting skills
  • Relationship management skills
  • Marketing and selling skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Good elocution and presentation skills
  • Project management skills
  • Business performance management
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office suite

Basic Skills:

  • Leadership
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Initiative
  • Results Oriented
  • Responsive
  • Service orientation
  • Customer focus
  • Innovative







Job Title: Company Secretary/ Legal Adviser (CSILA)

Location: Kano
Report to: Managing Director/CEO
Employment Category: Fixed Term

Job Summary

  • Company Secretary/Legal Adviser (CS/LA) is responsible for ensuring that the organization complies with standard financial and legal practice and maintains high standards of corporate governance.
  • He/she will be required to provide legal advice, as such he/she is expected to have a thorough understanding of the laws that affect his/her areas of work. He/she will act as a point of communication between the board of directors and company shareholders and in some cases an organization’s executive management.

Job Responsibilities

  • Performs legal research on all issues requiring legal opinion and determines implications for the organization.
  • Deduces the implication of regulations on the organization.
  • Ensures that all organizational policies and procedures are consistent with the guidelines of regulatory bodies.
  • Initiates and participates in special investigations as and when required, and makes appropriate recommendations.
  • Ensures that regulatory reports and returns are done accurately and promptly.
  • Provides legal advice on contractual agreements with vendors, service providers, and other stakeholders.
  • Co-ordinates the initiation and defence of legal action.
  • Provides all corporate statutory and secretarial services to the organization.
  • Convenes meetings of the Board of Directors and other standing or ad-hoc board committees.
  • Convenes meetings of the Board of Directors and other standing or ad-hoc board committees.
  • Keeps custody of the organizations minutes of meetings, seals and the register of sealed documents.
  • Provides reports and recommendation for management as required.
  • Vets and approves all MOUs, Contractual Agreements with organizations clients and partners.
  • Ensure the issuance of shareholders certificates on time.
  • Any other duty of related responsibilities.

Education and Experience Requirements

  • University degree in Law; Master’s degree will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum of 10 years working experience in Law or in a similar capacity
  • Barrister at Law (BL) is a plus; ACIS (FCIS) and other Bar qualification will be an advantage.

Competence Requirements
Essential Skills:

  • Understanding of Nigerian industrial/labour laws; investment & securities law
  • Understanding of the laws and regulations governing investments in Nigeria
  • Legal investigation and research
  • Legal analysis and reporting
  • Legal compliance and regulatory filing
  • Contract development drafting skills
  • Writing and Communications Skills
  • General managerial/ administration skills Negotiation/advocacy skills
  • Problem-solving
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite

Basic Skills:

  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Initiative
  • Results Oriented
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism









Job Title: Head, Internal Control & Audit

Location: Kano
Report to: Managing Director/CEO
Employment Category: Fixed Term

Job Summary

  • The Head, Internal Control and Audit has the responsibility to evaluates organization’s internal controls, policies, processes, and other mechanisms to ensure they are adequate, effective and in compliance with corporate guidelines, and industry standards for the safeguards of the organization’s assets.

Job Responsibilities

  • Develops, reviews and updates operational risk-mitigation and fraud prevention strategies.
  • Evaluates operational risks and assesses adequacy and quality of controls.
  • Ensures market-wide compliance with established policies and controls and ensures that violations are thoroughly investigated.
  • Monitors and ensures reconciliation of all suspense transactions and accounts.
  • Monitors cash, inventories and other asset’s position of the organization.
  • Prepares memos and reports to the Executive Committee on frauds, losses and inspection reports,
  • Recommends appropriate solutions on cases of fraud or loss, obtaining new system and improving operational procedures and policies.
  • Leads the implementation of approved changes to procedures and operations.
  • Supervises departmental audit inspections.
  • Vets and approves all organization’s policies,, procedures, controls, and major operational decisions.
  • Vets and approves departmental budgets and expenses
  • Vets and approves all training plans and performance appraisals within the department.
  • Any other duty of related responsibilities.

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Minimum of first degree or its equivalent in numerate or semi- numerate disciplines such as Business Administration, Marketing, Accounting, Economics, Banking, Finance, Insurance, Law and Business Studies.
  • Minimum of 6 years relevant experience.
  • Recognized professional financial certification (e.g. ACA, ACCA, CPA, ANAN) is required.

Competence Requirements
Essential Skills:

  • Internal auditing/controls evaluation
  • Financial, Investment and Management Accounting
  • Financial analysis/interpretation
  • Knowledge of money and capital market transactions
  • Knowledge of commodity exchange operations
  • Information sourcing and analysis
  • Accounting policies and standards
  • Budgeting skills
  • Good research & analysis skills
  • IT audit skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office suite

Basic Skills:

  • Leadership
  • Coaching & Management
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Initiative
  • Numerical analysis
  • Results Oriented
  • Responsive
  • Integrity
  • Oral & Written Communication
  • Conflict Resolution









Job Title: Head, Human Resources and Administration Services

Location: Kano
Report to: Chief Finance Officer (CFO)
Employment Category: Fixed Term

Job Summary

  • The Head, Human Resources and Administration Services is responsible for the maintenance and enhancement of the organization’s human resources by planning, implementing, and evaluating employee relations and human resources policies, programs, and practices.
  • He/she is also expected to manage the organization’s administrative processes.

Job Responsibilities

  • Develops operational plans for managing the organizations human capital and HR delivery.
  • Develops, implements and manages the organization’s HR systems, including career management, performance management, competency development, manpower& succession planning, etc.
  • Formulates and implements HR policies, procedures andcontrols.
  • Identifies the organization’s manpower needs and manages the recruitment and selection process.
  • Defines and maintains a competitive and merit-based compensation system to support the organization’s vision and strategy.
  • Manages employee training and development.
  • Manages employee relations and relationship with employee groups.
  • Owns and manages the organization’s administrative processes.
  • Formulates and implements procurement and facilities management policies, procedures and controls.
  • Manages the procurement process and ensures that the organization’s physical assets are adequately maintained and secured.
  • Interacts with and manages third party service providers.
  • Any other duty of related responsibilities.

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Minimum of first degree or its equivalent in numerate or semi- numerate disciplines such as Business Administration, Marketing, Accounting, Economics, Banking, Finance, Insurance, Law and Business Studies. A master’s degree is a plus.
  • Minimum of 6 years work experience in a Human Resource and Admin capacity.
  • Membership of relevant HR and facilities management associations (1PM, IFMA) will be an added advantage.

Competence Requirements
Essential Skills:

  • Practical knowledge of HR strategies and service delivery models.
  • Detailed knowledge of HR policies, procedures, and processes.
  • Knowledge of payroll processes and procedures.
  • Organizational design and development capabilities.
  • Knowledge of compensation and benefits processes and strategies.
  • Facilities management skills.
  • Skills in developing and maintaining budgets.
  • Vendor management and negotiation skills.
  • Relationship management skills.
  • Knowledge of Nigerian labour laws.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite.

Basic Skills:

  • Interpersonal relationship management ability
  • Good written and oral communication
  • Results Oriented
  • Responsive
  • Integrity









Job Title: Head, Information Technology

Location: Kano
Report to: Chief Operations Officer (COO)
Employment Category: Fixed Term

Job Summary

The Head, Information Technology is responsible for the following:

  • driving efficiency in the organization through the use of technology;
  • manage and motivate the IT team to deliver on effective and highly regarded services; and
  • Development of strategies and management and operating of the IT system.

Job Responsibilities

  • Provides leadership and direction for the department.
  • Develops and implements the organization’s technology architecture.
  • Develops and implements the organization’s IT strategies, goals, policies, and processes/procedures.
  • Ensures business systems are provided on time and meet user specifications.
  • Ensures the continuous availability of business systems.
  • Ensures efficient allocation and distribution of IT resources.
  • Coordinates the procurement and installation of hardware and software.
  • Manages vendors and other service providers and ensures services are delivered according to predefined Service Level Agreements (SLAs).
  • Liaises with hardware and software vendors for maintenance, upgrades and repairs.
  • Provides reports to management as required.
  • Vets and approves all training plans and performance appraisals within the department.
  • Vets and approves departmental budgets and expenses.
  • Carries out other duties as assigned by the Chief Operations Officer (COO)

Education and Experience Requirements

  • First degree in Computer Science, Electronics or Computer Engineering.
  • Minimum of 7 years relevant working experience with 2 in a managerial position.
  • Professional certification such as OCP, MCDBA, MCSE, CCNP, CUE, etc. is required.

Competence Requirements
Essential Skills:

  • Technical competence in network, application or database administration
  • Project management skills
  • Cost management
  • Negotiation skills
  • Interpersonal skills

Basic Skills:

  • Interpersonal skills
  • Good written and oral communication
  • Results Oriented
  • Responsive
  • Innovative
  • Decisive/firm





Job Title: Chief Finance Officer (CFO)

Location: Kano
Report to: Managing Director/CEO
Employment Category: Fixed Term

Job Summary

  • The CFO reports directly to the Managing Director/CEO and assists him on all strategic and tactical matters as they relate to budget management, cost benefit analysis, forecasting needs, deal analysis and negotiations, investor relationships and the securing of new funding.
  • The CFO will also have a primary day-to-day responsibility for planning, implementing, managing and controlling all financial-related activities of the organization.

Job Responsibilities

  • Oversees the proper maintenance of the organization’s books of accounts and finances.
  • Reviews the organization’s financial management systems and processes, and makes appropriate recommendations to management.
  • Direct the functions of budgeting, accounting, reporting, and financial counselling of the leadership team to appraise operating results in terms of costs, budget, operating policies, trends and increased profit opportunities. Analyse revenue, profit, and cash flow opportunities for the business and recommend actions.
  • Provides efficient tax management and administration services.
  • Coordinate the preparation of statutory and regulatory returns.
  • Ensures timely preparation of the organization’s financial and management reports.
  • Reviews the organization’s cost structure and position, and makes appropriate cost reduction/management recommendations.
  • Co-ordinates the organization’s budget planning, reporting and management processes.
  • Manages accounts receivables and payables.
  • Provides required support to external auditors to ensure effective and timely completion of the audit examination process.
  • Ensures compliance with internal controls
  • Any other duty of related responsibilities.

Education and Experience Requirements

  • University degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics and any related discipline.
  • Master’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Studies will be an added advantage.
  • 10 years post qualification experience in a finance role.
  • Professional financial qualification (ANAN, ACA, ACCA, etc.) is required.

Competence Requirements
Essential Skills:

  • Financial and management accounting
  • Cost accounting and management
  • Financial analysis
  • Performance management
  • Budgeting skills
  • Tax management

Basic Skills:

  • Interpersonal relationship ability
  • Good written and oral communication
  • Results Oriented
  • Responsive
  • Integrity


Job Title: Chief Operations Officer (COO)

Location: Kano
Report to: Managing Director/CEO
Employment Category: Fixed Term

Job Summary

  • The Chief Operations Officer (COO) should be under the supervision of the CEO, and is responsible for managing and overseeing the organization’s ongoing operations and procedures, all hands-on operational aspects of the organization and assists the CEO in the aggressive, successful and sustainable growth of the organization. He/she must be able to develop effective relationships with management and personnel.
  • He/she plans, directs, and oversees the organization’s operational policies, rules, initiatives, and goals. Execute long-term and short- term plans and give directives by implementing judgement, vision, management, and leadership.
  • The ideal candidate must be an active and fit individual who has proven competence in the job role.

Job Description

  • Design and implement operational strategies, plans and procedures.
  • Oversee daily operations of the organization and work with Heads of Units/Departments (Marketing, IT, Finance, HR/Admin, etc.).
  • Participates in developing and implementing the organization’s overall strategic plan that supports the organization’s vision and goals; translates the strategic plan to staff to ensure support, and modifies the plan in response to changing internal and external factors.
  • Work with the CEO and other leadership team members in setting policies and determining strategies to meet or exceed revenue, profit, and cash flow commitments to the organization.
  • Analyse current and future trends and needs and accurately assesses functional responsibilities, competitive strengths and vulnerabilities.
  • Builds and maintains a departmental structure, operating standards and practices that are responsive and adaptable to evolving business needs.
  • Improving operational management systems, processes and best practice that guarantee organizational well-being.
  • Establishes, coordinates and administers, as an integral part of management, an adequate structure for the delivery of effective and efficient warehousing and exchange operations.
  • Measure effectiveness and efficiency of operational processes both internally and externally and finds ways to improve processes.
  • Coordinates with HR Department to recruit skilled talents and keep the best employees in the Department.
  • Perform quality controls and monitors production KPJ5.
  • Prepares reports for the Managing Director as required
  • Set objectives, goals and plans for the department
  • Liaises with the outsourcing service providers (OSPs) to ensure that outsourced functions are carried out according to pre-agreed Service Level Agreements (SLAs).
  • Vets and approves the department budgets, expenses, training plans and performance appraisals.
  • Any other duty of related responsibilities.

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Minimum of first degree or its equivalent in numerate or semi-numerate disciplines such as Actuarial Sciences, Statistics, Mathematics, Accounting, Economics, Banking, Finance, Insurance, Law and Business Studies. Master’s degree in Operational Management/ Project Management’ Business Management or a related field preferred.
  • Minimum of 10 years post qualification experience of which at least 6 must have been in the relevant sector and 4 years in top/senior management position.
  • Professional qualification will be an added advantage.

Competence Requirements
Essential Skills:

  • Proven work experience as an operations manager.
  • Prior Warehouse and/or Managerial Experience Preferred.
  • Production and Planning Skills Required.
  • Understanding of Stock Management Systems.
  • Ability to Manage Time and Workload Effectively.
  • Excellent understanding and hands-on experience in Crisis Management, Risk Management, and Information Technology.
  • Working knowledge of data analysis and performance/operation metrics.
  • Relationship Management.
  • Business Performance Management.
  • Problem-solving.
  • Negotiation.
  • Microsoft office suite competency.

Basic Skills:

  • Strong computer skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Sound operational acumen
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Good written and oral communication
  • Results Oriented
  • Responsive
  • Service Orientation
  • Customer focus
  • Integrity



Job Title: Managing Director/CEO

Location: Kano
Report to: Board of Directors
Employment Category Fixed Term

Job Summary

  • The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer is the most senior full- time executive of the organization.
  • He/she will be responsible for directing the activities of all the departments within the organization and management of employees and in ensuring all business goals and objectives are achieved.

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Minimum of first degree or its equivalent in numerate or semi- numerate disciplines such as Business Administration, Agricultural Economics, Procurement & Supply, Accounting etc. A masters degree is required.
  • Minimum of 15 years relevant experience with at least 10 years in either Stock Market, Agricultural Commodity Exchange Market, Financial Services Industry, Storage and Warehousing Receipt Systems, Supply Chain Management or in building businesses around Agricultural Commodity Marketing and Trade. 5 years of the 15 years relevant experience must be at top/senior management position.
  • A recognized professional qualification will be an added advantage.

Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the organization’s strategic vision and plan, as well as being the primary driver, overseer, and implementer of that plan.
  • Provides the leadership necessary for generating growth for the organization while ensuring efficient supply chain management and effective coordination of employees, consultants, strategic partners that includes brokers, buying and selling agents, local contractors etc.
  • Promotes the organization’s activities.
  • Responsible for the overall performance of the organization as evidenced by return on investment, growth in revenue and profitability.
  • Responsible for understanding and meeting shareholder’s and customer’s expectations.
  • Ensures that the business actions, plans, and goals uphold the organization’s reputation for quality and integrity.
  • Forges and maintains strategic alliances on behalf of the organization.
  • Ensuring prudent management of resources by presenting transparent financial results to the Board of all incomes and expenditures of the organization on a monthly, quarterly and yearly basis.
  • Safeguarding and ensuring the integrity of all assets of the organization.
  • Building and maintaining an efficient management team;
  • Reports to the Board of Directors on the activities of the organization.
  • Serves as a member of Board Committees.
  • Serves as Chairman of EXCO of the organization.
  • Any other duty that may be assigned by the Board.

Competence Requirements
Essential Skills:

  • Strategic management (formulation and implementation) skills.
  • In-depth understanding and practical knowledge of the Agricultural Commodity Exchange Market.
  • Strong background in building relationships with strategic clients.
  • Strong marketing, selling, relationship management and public relations skills.
  • Microsoft office suite competency.

Basic Skills:

  • Leadership
  • Coaching and people management
  • Analytical skills! Problem solving
  • Resilience and Tenacity
  • Integrity
  • Good presentation skills.
  • Communication (oral &written).
  • Team building/Conflict management.



Deadline: 16th May, 2018.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should write a one-page Application Letter (using job title as the subject), addressed to the “Recruiter, Central Business District, Abuja, Nigeria”, clearly providing evidence of competences required for the job and current remuneration. 


Applicants should send the application, together with a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae clearly indicating the current telephone numbers, e-mail addresses and contact details to: recruiter_nomaco@aol.com


Note

  • Please include the names and contact details (including telephone numbers and e-mail addresses) of three referees who are knowledgeable about your professional achievements.
  • All applications will be treated in confidence. Candidates without the minimum requirements need not apply.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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