Agricultural / Agro-Allied

Managing Director in a Leading Seed Company

PricewaterhouseCooper (PwC) – Our client is a leading Seed Company with interest across Africa.

They are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Managing Director

Reference Number: 130-PEO01129
Location: Kaduna
Department: People & Change Nigeria
Job type: Permanent


  • We are currently searching for a Managing Director capable of leading our Nigerian operations to the next level.

Job Summary

  • The MD role requires collaboration with the Board to define and articulate the company’s vision, strategies and plans for achieving it.
  • The MD will lead development and implementation of relevant structures (process, people and systems) to support the achievement of company’s vision, goals and strategic objectives.
  • The role, with a strong leadership, is responsible for the overall success of the company measured by the achievement of the financial goals, Innovation, customer connection and efficiency among others.



  • Minimum of a second-class upper University degree, preferably in Business, Marketing, or Management or related fields
  • Business or marketing post graduate education (MBA) preferred.
  • Must be a member of a professional body.
  • At least 15 years’ experience working in marketing, or commercial lead roles in an agricultural industry/FMCG.
  • Experience and knowledge of the agricultural industry will be an added advantage.
  • Age Requirement: 35 – 45 years

Our Ideal Candidate – Knowledge, Skills and Competences:

  • Good networking
  • Should have strong business acumen to lead the business to commercial success
  • Business development and marketing skills including ability to identify and convert opportunities
  • Deep understanding of the impact of macroeconomic and industry trends on the business and the strategic options to be pursued.
  • Ability to plan strategically and successfully lead growth within an organization
  • Excellent communication, business presentation and persuasion Skills
  • Should be Passionate and Result oriented
  • Knowledge of commodities marketing and route to market
  • Analytical skills
  • Ability to identify and drive organizational and cultural changes needed to adapt strategically to changing demands, technology and internal initiatives.
  • Excellent leadership, supervisory and people management skills
  • Ability to protect the reputation of the organization and maintain integrity.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Strategy Formulation (in alignment with Group Strategic Direction) and Execution
  • Lead development and implementation of relevant structures (process, people and systems) to support the achievement of company’s vision and strategic objectives.
  • Institute sustainable business practices and ensure strict adherence to all processes/ guidelines of the company
  • Provide excellent leadership for the business to expand the company’s footprint
  • Oversee the formulation and implementation of effective marketing strategies to achieve sustainable growth in customer base, market share, Sales and profit.
  • Lead a marketing team that will develop and execute new concepts, business models, channels and partners to consistently position business as innovator and leader.
  • Ensure excellent financial health of the business by championing the development of policies and strategies for effective financial management, transparency and accountability.
  • Continuously seeking ways and means of improving on all the processes and guidelines related to all the Units of the Company at all times
  • Supervise development projects.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned by the Group Managing Director and the Board of Directors
  • Ensure proper and accurate reporting to the Board of Directors, Group Office and other stakeholders.

Deadline: 22nd May, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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