Recruitment / Consulting

Job Openings at Strategic Workforce Solutions

Strategic Workforce Solutions – Our client based in Abuja is currently recruiting suitably qualified candidates to fill the position below:


Job Title: Head, Retail Operations

Location: Abuja

Job Description

  • Our client is looking for a highly skilled and motivated Head Retail Operations to lead their growing team.

Overview of Role

  • To plan and drive the retail operations so as to ensure maximum sales, maximum profitability, optimum stocking, increase in customer satisfaction and continued business growth
  • To maintain the desired visual merchandising, retail operations, customer service, replenishment, recovery standards in his/ her area in the store in all aspects
  • To sponsor and coach the team and drive continuous improvements.

Key Responsibilities
Sales and Commercial Performance:

  • Prepare and participate in the preparation of sales budgets
  • Maximize sales and profitability of the brand
  • Maximize productivity targets (sales per sqft, ATV, Conversion etc)
  • Control costs within budgetary guidelines
  • Identify internal and external commercial opportunities
  • Ensure effective Stock and Space Management
  • Conduct SWOT review to analyze the customer profile
  • Provide monthly feedback on competitor and event activities
  • Suggest improvements based on benchmark practices

Inventory Management & Stock Distribution:

  • Ensure effective Inventory and Warehouse management in the territory (order management, stock consolidation, movement and transfer, optimum stock utilization, stock return and shrinkage)
  • Review and analyze stock and sales reports monitoring over and under stocks, implementing corrective action to be taken
  • Review and effectively deal with fast/ slow lines, new ranges and end of ranges and implement necessary action
  • Provision of monthly feedback to Concept on sales, stock positions and product feedback

Operational Standards and Management:

  • Ensure all the stores are in compliance with the store operating and customer service standards
  • Ensure all the stores are in compliance with the company policy on employment and state laws, health and safety standards
  • Ensure all the stores portrays the company image in all aspects of personal presentation and adheres to the company dress code as laid out by the Company
  • Ensure all store sales, promotions are planned effectively, executed and promptly and maintained professionally.

People Management:

  • Manage and support in team recruitment
  • Ensure that all new recruits understand their job and inducted well within the company
  • Monitor and appraise the performance of retail staffs in coordination with area retail managers and developing individual career plans.
  • Set KRA’s for direct reports and conduct performance appraisal
  • Oversee staff deployment and drive motivation levels of the direct reportees.


  • B.Sc in Business Administration or in relevant field
  • Must have worked for a Retail Company (Supermarkets / Hypermarkets)
  • Must be residing in Abuja
  • Knowledge of customer service, office management and basic data recording procedures
  • Proficiency in English (oral and written)
  • Solid knowledge of MS Office, particularly Excel and Word
  • Excellent communication and people skills
  • Good organizational and multitasking abilities
  • At least 4-8 years experience as Head Retail Operations.


How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.


Job Title: Finance and Data Analyst Intern

Location: Abuja

In this position, the intern will:

  • Analyze complex government and private sector data to develop actionable insights for clients
  • Work closely with management team to develop financial models to help clients and the firm to make investment decisions
  • Prepare briefing memos, letters, and talking points for senior management
  • Work across team to develop targeted strategies for specific projects
  • Work closely with senior management to develop a publishable article on strategy, organizational efficiency, or project management every month
  • Leverage technology tools to visualize macroeconomic data. Intern will create infographic elements for the organization.
  • Work closely with social media manager to integrate visual elements into the firmТs communications plan and social media strategy
  • Prepare proposals for the firm.


  • A recent graduate, an undergraduate or a graduate student in Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Finance, or Project Management.
  • Other concentrations showing significant alignment with stated requirements will be considered.


  • Excellent English writing and speaking skills
  • Proficiency in French, Igbo, Hausa, or Yoruba will be an advantage
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, and Excel
  • Experience building three-way financial models (Statement of Cash Flow, Income Statement, and Balance Sheet) with Microsoft Excel
  • Experience using PowerBI or Tableau for data visualization will be considered favorably
  • Experience using any of Microsoft Excel, STATA, R, or Python to analyze complex data
  • Experience working on a subject area in agriculture, health, or technology will be considered favorably.
  • Experience working with large-volume reports
  • Experience working in the financial services or consulting industries will be an advantage
  • Experience presenting before an audience or interfacing with clients
  • Tax and or Audit background is a plus.
  • Background or history of preparing and implementing winning bids is a plus.


How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: using the job role applied for as the subject of the email.


Job Title: Head of Finance

Location: Abuja

Key Responsibilities

  • Continually reassess our policies and practices relating to the department and champion the articulation and implementation of the necessary changes in line with best practices
  • Provide leadership and guidance to direct reports and coordinate activities within the department to ensure compliance with internal policies and procedures as well as regulatory and statutory requirements
  • Coordinate budget preparation processes and conduct periodic budget reviews
  • Monitor/Control organisation-wide costs position
  • Champion the formulation of new finance policies and regulations for the organisation
  • Keep abreast of changes/amendments in relevant regulatory provisions and advise the EVC and Executive Management on major areas impacting our operations
  • Serve as technical resource for the organisation on issues relating to interpretation of accounting, tax and regulatory provisions
  • Oversee the preparation financial statements that comply with relevant financial standards and regulations
  • Ensure investigation into statutory regulations violation and take appropriate course of action to prevent recurrence
  • Report contravention of statutory regulations to the EVC and Executive Management
  • Review periodic statutory returns to relevant bodies/authorities to ensure completeness and accuracy
  • Review on sample basis accounting transactions and ensure adherence to professional standards and applicable regulations
  • Plan and coordinate activities of statutory examiners
  • Review and respond to Audit/Examination Reports
  • Develop and maintain relationship with relevant authorities in the interest of the company
  • Review and authorise transactions of the department in line with our policy
  • Monitor actual activity and performance levels against the agreed budget and take appropriate corrective action to ensure a cost-justified execution of departmental activities
  • Ensure that daily, weekly or monthly activity status and performance reports for the department are prepared for the attention of the EVC and other relevant parties
  • Other duties assigned.

Qualification and Requirements

  • B.Sc in Accounting or Finance
  • MBA / M.Sc Finance or Accounting.
  • ACCA or Professional certification
  • CPA is highly desirable
  • Key industry experience in retail and trading is mandatory
  • 5 years minimum management and leadership experience
  • Fund raising experience is a plus
  • In depth understanding of management information and reports required by an organisation
  • Proven ability to provide quality financial advice to the organisation
  • Proven ability to adhere to statutory requirements and generate reports with minimal issues
  • Good understanding of the products, services, strategy, history, opportunities, technology and trends of the financial services industry
  • Highly experienced in data gathering and analysis
  • Ability to customise pool of information to meet targeted business information need
  • Ability to analyse industry trends and their impacts on core business and customers
  • Ability to apply knowledge of key financial indicators/measures to select optimal solutions
  • Skill in evaluating performance of selected financial strategies
  • Skill / experience in complex financial / accounting issues and transactions
  • Effective Presentation Skills
  • Possesses professional written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to motivate teams to produce quality materials within tight timeframes and simultaneously manage several projects.
  • Ability to participate in and facilitate group meetings.
  • Work requires willingness to work a flexible schedule.
  • Excellent relationship management skills especially with third parties
  • Good leadership, supervisory and people management skills
  • Good analytical and problem solving skills.

Deadline: 20th March, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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