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Job Vacancies at AgroMall Discovery and Extension Services Limited, 25th January, 2020

AgroMall is at the intersection of digital agriculture and digital financial services. We have worked with over a million farmers and other participants in agricultural value chains to improve their yields; create market access; facilitate financial services and support logistics. We are helping to change the narrative in agriculture and improving the profile of the farmer and agribusiness from that of subsistence practices to thriving commercial entities. Working with international development partners across the world; financial services providers and governments, we are creating digitally enhanced and connected ecosystems in agricultural value chains in multiple countries across Africa.

We are recruiting to fill the position below

 

Job Title: Product Manager

Location: Lagos
Job Level: Mid-Level
Employment Type: Full Time
Job Function: Business Transformation Unit

Where you fit in

  • We are committed to change the world for the better by bringing greater meaning and happiness into people’s lives, everywhere through agriculture and technology.
  • We are passionate about our mission, and excited to grow our company with people who want to do the same – and people who will bring in their different perspectives to help us continue to shape our team and company.
  • If this is you, we encourage you to swim into our candidate pool!

Job Purpose

  • We start by identifying a problem, then we throw our ideas, talent and technology and delivery capabilities at it!
  • The Product Manager role encompasses the definition and application of our strategic roadmap in terms of defining product requirements; leading the creation of excellent product marketing; measuring product performance; driving forward market success of products, working with cross functional agile delivery teams to deliver product elements and acting as an ambassador for the product internally and externally.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Defining the why, when, and what of all products, setting Go-To-Market and Route-To-Market strategy, roadmap, and feature definition for product lines,
  • Working closely with the Strategy and Planning Manager to analyze the market and competitive conditions, laying out differentiated products’ vision, delivering unique value propositions based on market needs, and creating commercially valuable products that meet market needs and that are ahead of the competition,
  • Mapping product strategy to market trajectory ensuring a thorough understanding of competitive offerings to create a compelling proposition to target market and articulating this positioning to the Business Development, Marketing and Distribution Teams,
  • Driving continuous feedback loop; improvement/enhancements and releases for products,
  • Own product business plan and deliver superior product performance in several parameter while also delivering superior Return on Investment,
  • Work closely with cross functional teams to maximise awareness of the products and services in the market and support the Business Development team to generate new commercial opportunities and distribution team to close sales across channels,
  • Champion both market and business feedback to drive continuous product innovation.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree, MSC/MBA preferred
  • Project Management Certification is an added advantage
  • 5+ years of product management experience in a fast-paced and multinational environment, having managed at least two entire product development iterations from concept to launch
  • Strong analytical approach to product development cycle, applying user and market insights and working with the Business Analyst to define product requirements and support product backlog prioritization
  • Expertise in bringing a new product to market through discovery, delivery and launch and demonstrable success in managing successful products
  • Strong leadership and team capabilities – able to engage with, motivate, drive success in cross-functional teams
  • Strong understanding of agile development approach

Culture Traits:

  • Must be a High performer with a drive for excellence and growth
  • Must be an optimist disruptive thinker with a sight for possibilities irrespective of the situation.
  • An outside-the-box thinker with a start-up attitude.
  • Must be committed to continuous learning and showing mutual respect to all levels of staff.
  • A bold and strategic leader who can work in a diverse team
  • Must be an optimist disruptive thinker with a sight for possibilities irrespective of the situation
  • Must be very strong at execution and executing within timelines.

Benefits

  • Health Insurance
  • Learning & Growth Opportunities
  • Flexible time and days of work
  • Subsidized lunch
  • Opportunity to work with bright minds and even more.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Application Deadline 31st March, 2020.

 

Job Title: Project Manager

Location: Lagos
Job Level: Mid-Level
Employment Type: Full Time
Job Function: Business Transformation Unit

Where you fit in

  • We are committed to change the world for the better by bringing greater meaning and happiness into people’s lives, everywhere through agriculture and technology.
  • We are passionate about our mission, and excited to grow our company with people who want to do the same – and people who will bring in their different perspectives to help us continue to shape our team and company.
  • If this is you, we encourage you to swim into our candidate pool!

Job Purpose

  • The Project Manager- Agriculture will play a pivotal role within the business as part of the agribusiness and commercial agriculture production team.
  • Your primary responsibility will be to play an oversight role on delivery of the crop production and agribusiness projects, and providing technical advisory on irrigation and farm production.
  • In addition, the position will include a supporting role in the delivery of agronomic and extension services to farmers and other agribusinesses.
  • You will be responsible for supporting strategic projects across the business portfolio with a focus on ideation, project execution and identification of project dependencies, intersects and scope conflicts.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Defining the business case/financial justification of projects and tracking project spend and well as project savings / cost avoidance,
  • Assuring quality control of project activities, supporting field teams, reviewing work deliverables, and providing value-add feedback,
  • Guiding the project set-up, including developing work plans, budgets and responsibility matrix, Monitoring performance of the project management team to ensure all milestones set in the work plan are met, developing mitigation plans to minimize risks and take corrective actions to remedy any deviation from the work plans,
  • Point of contact for commercial and technical questions of the project team,
  • Supporting the planning of project mobilization and outreach to farmers, mainstreaming gender in mobilization activities to ensure women representation in the target participants of the project,
  • Ensuring that all activities in the project initiation, planning, execution, monitoring, and closing phases are documented and archived, including key learnings.

Requirements

  • A university degree, MSc/MBA is preferred
  • Project Management Certification is an added advantage
  • 5+ years’ experience in managing agriculture focused projects
  • Knowledge of agronomic principles and practices including crops, forage, and livestock
  • Experience in the practices, principles and operations associated with modern production agriculture and irrigation
  • Demonstrated experience in project conceptualization, implementation and evaluation, including developing project proposals
  • Passion for commercial agricultural production, which requires introducing new practices and winning over the hearts and minds of local smallholder farmers.
  • “Own it” mentality and unique ability to cut through the noise to get things done inventively and efficiently
  • Ability to plan and execute with and through people in a matrixed organization
  • Good at collaborating, building positive relationships, and advancing business goals Outstanding critical thinking, analytical, influencing and communication skills
  • Organized, independent, flexible multi-tasker with keen attention to detail
  • Comfortable in a fast-moving environment with contending projects and priorities
  • Capable of facilitating meetings and communicating findings and results to project leadership

Culture Traits:

  • Must be a High performer with a drive for excellence and growth
  • Must be an optimist disruptive thinker with a sight for possibilities irrespective of the situation.
  • An outside-the-box thinker with a start-up attitude.
  • Must be committed to continuous learning and showing mutual respect to all levels of staff.
  • A bold and strategic leader who can work in a diverse team
  • Must be an optimist disruptive thinker with a sight for possibilities irrespective of the situation
  • Must be very strong at execution and executing within timelines.

Benefits

  • Health Insurance
  • Learning & Growth Opportunities
  • Flexible time and days of work
  • Subsidized lunch
  • Opportunity to work with bright minds and even more.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Application Deadline 31st March, 2020.

 

Job Title: Business Analyst

Location: Lagos
Job Level: Mid Level
Employment Type: Full Time
Job Function: Business Transformation Unit

Where you fit in

  • We are committed to change the world for the better by bringing greater meaning and happiness into people’s lives, everywhere through agriculture and technology.
  • We are passionate about our mission and excited to grow our company with people who want to do the same – and people who will bring in their different perspectives to help us continue to shape our team and company.
  • If this is you, we encourage you to swim into our candidate pool!

Job Purpose

  • The Business Analyst will be responsible for driving a new way of thinking, working, collaborating, planning, and delivering products.
  • You will be working with multiple stakeholders to enable product development and features enhancement.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Interfacing with cross-functional team and act as a liaison between business and technical teams; highlighting product features and telling stories in a manner clearly understandable to the development team,
  • Participating in backlog grooming, sprint planning, and demo meetings and providing feedback on sprint achievements and goals,
  • Monitoring the progress of product development, and together with IT Project Manager facilitating product release planning and testing,
  • Working with Product Managers to prioritize feature development based on the business value,
  • Eliciting and creating initial epics/features and elaborating into user stories, process flows, wireframes, mockups/demos, and acceptance criteria that clearly describe the functional and non-functional requirements,
  • Collaborating with cross-functional teams within a Scrum framework to conduct work sessions and document new features, perform testing in Development and UAT environment, and track bugs, enhancements and ensure issues are resolved before going to production/live environment,
  • Implement rapid ‘test-and-learn’ pilots to test new features and products, and working closely with the Product Management and Developers teams to quickly scale up winning pilots,
  • By interfacing with Strategy and Planning Manager, Product Manager and Commercial Analyst maintaining deep and timely intelligence on clients’ needs, market conditions, industry and regulatory trends, and competitors,
  • Integrating the business implications of market intelligence and helping Developers’ team understand and act upon these insights.

Requirements

  • A University degree, MSc/MBA is an added advantage
  • Solid experience and understanding of Agile in developing epics, themes, user stories, and requirements gathering,
  • “Own it” mentality and unique ability to cut through the noise to get things done inventively and efficiently
  • Ability to plan and execute with and through people in a matrixed organization
  • Good At collaborating, building positive relationships, and advancing business goals.
  • Outstanding critical thinking, analytical, influencing and communication skills.
  • Organized, independent, flexible multi-tasker with keen attention to detail
  • Comfortable in a fast-moving environment with contending projects and priorities
  • Capable of facilitating meetings and communicating findings and results to project leadership

Culture Traits:

  • Must be a High performer with a drive for excellence and growth
  • Must be an optimist disruptive thinker with a sight for possibilities irrespective of the situation.
  • An outside-the-box thinker with a start-up attitude.
  • Must be committed to continuous learning and showing mutual respect to all levels of staff.
  • A bold and strategic leader who can work in a diverse team
  • Must be an optimist disruptive thinker with a sight for possibilities irrespective of the situation
  • Must be very strong at execution and executing within timelines.

Benefits

  • Health Insurance
  • Learning & Growth Opportunities
  • Flexible time and days of work
  • Subsidized lunch
  • Opportunity to work with bright minds and even more.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Application Deadline31st March, 2020.

 

Job Title: Business Process Analyst

Location: Lagos
Job Level: Mid-Level
Employment Type: Full Time
Job Function: Business Transformation Unit

Where you fit in

  • We are committed to change the world for the better by bringing greater meaning and happiness into people’s lives, everywhere through agriculture and technology.
  • We are passionate about our mission and excited to grow our company with people who want to do the same – and people who will bring in their different perspectives to help us continue to shape our team and company.
  • If this is you, we encourage you to swim into our candidate pool!

Job Purpose

  • The Business Process Analyst will be responsible for analyzing business and technical processes to formulate, recommend, and/or develop new/modified business processes.
  • The role involves “thinking policies and processes”, and you will be tasked with drawing inferences from policies and process details and link these inferences to the big picture by considering business objectives in identifying process improvement.
  • You will work with cross-functional teams to find or design new processes and solve process-related problems. This will often involve mapping existing processes and designing improved ones.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Developing “as-is” and “to be” process maps with basic process mapping tools (i.e. Visio, ProVision),
  • Gathering information through process mapping and flow-charting for the development of better process engineering,
  • Assist with formulating and updating departmental policies and processes to help our fast-growing teamwork more efficiently,
  • Evaluating business and workflow processes to find out how they can be improved, managing process change, leading process redesign initiatives, and identifying and promoting best practices for Process Automation,
  • Within 90 days, work cross-functionally to document business processes and automation requirements, design and implement to achieve a ‘Go Live’,
  • Educating business users and providing feedback on process performance,
  • Developing and incorporating organizational best practices into business applications,
  • Acting as a champion for Enterprise Resource Planning systems and developing strategies to drive adoption and usage,
  • Developing and delivering knowledge transfer content for multiple process areas to drive efficiencies in recurring activities.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree, MSC/MBA preferred
  • Understanding and experience with LEAN principles & methodologies will be an added advantage
  • 5+ years’ experience in business process analysis, business process mapping, designing, and documenting processes and practices within the FCMG work environment, with a focus on operation processes
  • Proficiency using Visio or similar workflow documentation tool, document naming convention and assigning access rights
  • Experience in the use of SharePoint for workflow, document archiving and sharing, site administration and communication
  • Requirements gathering and documentation skills
  • Track record of working with process owners to achieve process optimization
  • Ability to scale processes, systems, and controls
  • Deep understanding/expertise of processes and tools organizations use to perform standard business functions
  • Ability to work with and manage multiple stakeholders
  • Strong communication skills, research capabilities, and curious learner,
  • Team player who is open-minded, flexible, and willing to incorporate other people’s perspectives
  • Strong organizational skills and detail orientation

Culture Traits:

  • Must be a High performer with a drive for excellence and growth
  • Must be an optimist disruptive thinker with a sight for possibilities irrespective of the situation.
  • An outside-the-box thinker with a start-up attitude.
  • Must be committed to continuous learning and showing mutual respect to all levels of staff.
  • A bold and strategic leader who can work in a diverse team
  • Must be an optimist disruptive thinker with a sight for possibilities irrespective of the situation
  • Must be very strong at execution and executing within timelines.

Benefits

  • Health Insurance
  • Learning & Growth Opportunities
  • Flexible time and days of work
  • Subsidized lunch
  • Opportunity to work with bright minds and even more.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Application Deadline 31st March, 2020.

 

Job Title: Commercial Analyst

Location: Lagos
Job Level: Mid-Level
Employment Type: Full Time
Job Function: Business Transformation Unit

Where you fit in

  • We are committed to change the world for the better by bringing greater meaning and happiness into people’s lives, everywhere through agriculture and technology.
  • We are passionate about our mission, and excited to grow our company with people who want to do the same – and people who will bring in their different perspectives to help us continue to shape our team and company.
  • If this is you, we encourage you to swim into our candidate pool!

Job Purpose

  • The Commercial Analyst will be responsible for supporting the development of the overall commercial strategy and leading the implementation and execution across the business portfolio to optimize volume growth and margin improvement.
  • To execute successfully, you will be will work across product, business development, agribusiness and agriculture production segments of the business to shape our pricing strategy and market-penetration and consolidation pricing plans, grow the strategic pricing capability for the business by continually reviewing and developing pricing approaches; analyzing competitor pricing matched with market expectations to determine the ideal target price for existing and new products of the business.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Analyzing the impact of the movement of various macro-economic indicators on the business, and performing competitor analysis,
  • Identifying pricing frameworks and drafting strategic pricing plans for existing and new product/service offerings, developing and executing pricing strategies, price setting, and profitability management;
  • Performing data and trend analysis of all revenue generating transactions/activities, developing forecasts and making fact-based recommendations to achieve competitive market positioning and improved margins,
  • Continuous evaluation of pricing performance and execute changes within the overall strategy to achieve business KPIs,
  • Collaborate with client-facing teams to ensure regular customer feedback is incorporated into pricing methodologies and strategies.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree, MSC/MBA preferred
  • Membership of Professional Pricing Membership (PPS) will be an added advantage
  • 5+ years’ pricing management experience in either business-to-business (B2B) or business-to-consumer (B2C) within FCMG and executing successfully in price modeling and delivering on pricing strategies,
  • Strong commercial knowledge including trend and sensitivity analysis,
  • Ability to work cross-functionally and under pressure while managing a large number of complex activities simultaneously
  • Strong communication skills, research capabilities, and curious learner who stays on top of current and emerging industry and client trends
  • Team player who is open minded, flexible and willing to incorporate other people’s perspectives
  • Strong organizational skills and detail orientation.

Culture Traits:

  • Must be a High performer with a drive for excellence and growth
  • Must be an optimist disruptive thinker with a sight for possibilities irrespective of the situation.
  • An outside-the-box thinker with a start-up attitude.
  • Must be committed to continuous learning and showing mutual respect to all levels of staff.
  • A bold and strategic leader who can work in a diverse team
  • Must be an optimist disruptive thinker with a sight for possibilities irrespective of the situation
  • Must be very strong at execution and executing within timelines.

Benefits

  • Health Insurance
  • Learning & Growth Opportunities
  • Flexible time and days of work
  • Subsidized lunch
  • Opportunity to work with bright minds and even more.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Application Deadline 31st March, 2020.

 

Job Title: Monitoring Evaluation Learning and Documentation Analyst

Location: Lagos
Job Level: Mid-Level
Employment Type: Full Time
Job Function: Business Transformation Unit

Where you fit in

  • We are committed to change the world for the better by bringing greater meaning and happiness into people’s lives, everywhere through agriculture and technology.
  • We are passionate about our mission, and excited to grow our company with people who want to do the same – and people who will bring in their different perspectives to help us continue to shape our team and company.
  • If this is you, we encourage you to swim into our candidate pool!

Job Purpose

  • This individual will play a key role as part of the Business Transformation team, ensuring that value is delivered for strategic projects, supporting the establishment and enforcement of standards and governance, and enterprise transformation.
  • This is a continuous operational management function with a mandate to drive efficiency gains.
  • Track and assess if progress are made in achieving set targets, spot bottlenecks in implementation, highlight whether there are any unintended effects from projects or programs and their activities, and identify gaps in capacity of resource elements and propose learning activities required.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Supporting delivery and execution of end to end execution plans by tracking actual results against forecasted results, drive adherence to approved plans, protocols, standards and governance, and reducing waste and identifying cost savings opportunities,
  • Acting as a central hub for the business segments/units executing common standards, templates, processes, and expectations,
  • Promoting operational excellence and ensuring that strong plans and KPIs are in place,
  • Perform ad-hoc analysis of business issues and analyze market conditions in order to develop metrics to measure performance and contribute to drive profitable growth,
  • Developing measurable goals and KPIs for tracking and implementing projects that improve operational efficiency and achieving sustainable competitive advantage, ▪ Working closely with HR to determine targets, competence gaps and learning framework for different segments of the business,
  • Creating and managing status reporting that reveals successes, risks, deviations, and consequence management,
  • Conducting research, data mining and analysis of operational efficiency and processes,
  • Continuously aligning departmental goals, processes and resource allocation with the AgroMall’s priorities and strategic objectives,
  • Monitoring, documenting and reporting departmental performance scorecards, and capture lessons learned from mainstreaming and scaling up best practices,
  • Drive operational efficiencies and cost savings.

Requirements

  • A University degree, MSc/MBA preferred
  • 5+ years’ experience in business performance measurement, management, and improvement; designing, implementing, and operating M&E framework and systems in a fast-paced and multinational context
  • Proven track record in target setting and tracking, Key Performance Indicator selection and reporting, and performance monitoring execution,
  • Knowledge and use of evaluation and analysis methodologies
  • Ability to work with and manage multiple stakeholders
  • Strong communication skills, research capabilities, and curious learner,
  • Team player who is open minded, flexible, and willing to incorporate other people’s perspectives
  • Strong organizational skills and detail orientation.

Culture Traits:

  • Must be a High performer with a drive for excellence and growth
  • Must be an optimist disruptive thinker with a sight for possibilities irrespective of the situation.
  • An outside-the-box thinker with a start-up attitude.
  • Must be committed to continuous learning and showing mutual respect to all levels of staff.
  • A bold and strategic leader who can work in a diverse team
  • Must be an optimist disruptive thinker with a sight for possibilities irrespective of the situation
  • Must be very strong at execution and executing within timelines.

Benefits

  • Health Insurance
  • Learning & Growth Opportunities
  • Flexible time and days of work
  • Subsidized lunch
  • Opportunity to work with bright minds and even more.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Application Deadline 31st March, 2020.

 

 

Job Title: Strategy and Planning Manager

Location: Lagos
Job Level: Mid-Level
Employment Type: Full Time
Job Function: Business Transformation Unit

Where you fit in

  • We are committed to change the world for the better by bringing greater meaning and happiness into people’s lives, everywhere through agriculture and technology.
  • We are passionate about our mission, and excited to grow our company with people who want to do the same – and people who will bring in their different perspectives to help us continue to shape our team and company.
  • If this is you, we encourage you to swim into our candidate pool!

Job Purpose

  • We seek a Strategy and Planning Manager who can structure complex problems, understand broad market trends, collaborate with cross-functional stakeholders to identify strategic insights and develop them into business strategies while delivering thought leadership around our business priorities.
  • This is a high impact / visible role that will drive current and future strategy development and design across our Business Models and Go-to-Markets.
  • You will work closely with the extended team across the Business to understand competitive market dynamics, identify key emerging trends, and propose innovative ideas to maximize our strategic diversification and expansion.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Building business case, applying sensitivity analysis and financial modelling as part of business plan development for all projects, and defining the monetization models that power revenue growth,
  • Continuously evaluating internal performance and sharing monthly cadenced business reporting,
  • Determining targets for different segments of the business and preparing strategic plans to ensure that the targets are met,
  • Assessing market trends and competitors in the entire value chain, identifying threats, risks and growth opportunities, presenting findings, projections and recommend actions,
  • Work cross-functionally to drive strategic transformation across the organization, and developing growth strategy and execution plan,
  • Embedding thought leadership approach in all segments of the business and supporting departmental leaders to articulate and implement strategic plans,
  • Collaborating with the Business Development and Product Management Team in the execution of go-to-market activities.

Requirements

  • A University degree, MSc / MBA preferred.
  • CFA certification is an added advantage
  • 5+ years of working in strategy and planning in a fast-paced and multinational environment preferably within FMCG, Investment Banking, Advisory Services or Consulting
  • Exceptional business judgment and strategic planning skills
  • Experience in Business Case development including financial analytics
  • Detailed and a self-starter with analytical and problem-solving skills to plan strategy and perform root cause analysis
  • Ability to think strategically and be operationally rigorous, and successfully interact with and influence diverse groups to consistently meet business expectations
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of the organization to guide in strategic planning fundamentals and plan execution
  • A team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational and planning skills
  • Excellent understanding of business operations and procedures

Culture Traits:

  • Must be committed to continuous learning and showing mutual respect to all levels of staff.
  • A bold and strategic leader who can work in a diverse team
  • Must be an optimist disruptive thinker with a sight for possibilities irrespective of the situation
  • Must be very strong at execution and executing within timelines.
  • Must be a High performer with a drive for excellence and growth
  • Must be an optimist disruptive thinker with a sight for possibilities irrespective of the situation.
  • An outside-the-box thinker with a start-up attitude.

Benefits

  • Health Insurance
  • Learning & Growth Opportunities
  • Flexible time and days of work
  • Subsidized lunch
  • Opportunity to work with bright minds and even more.

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Application Deadline 31st March, 2020.

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