Manufacturing / FMCG / Industrial

Chief Operating Officer at Esosa Food Systems and Innovations Limited

Esosa Food Systems and Innovations Limited – We are a key food innovation company with innovative baked products and services. We produce high-quality baked goods under hygienic conditions using the most modern facilities. Our vision is “to be the leading food innovation company in Nigeria by 2026” with the mission of “utilizing innovative resources to build world-class food brands that create exceptional customer experience while surpassing stakeholders’ expectations”.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Chief Operating Officer

Location: Ajah, Lagos
Employment Type: Full-time

Job Description

  • The Chief Operating Officer (COO) is responsible for managing all hands-on operational aspects of the company, assists the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in the aggressive and successful growth of the company.
  • The COO provides leadership, management, and vision necessary to ensure that the company has the proper operational controls, administrative and reporting procedures, and people systems in place to effectively grow the organization and to ensure financial strength and operational efficiency.

Key Responsibilities

  • Directs the development and implementation of standard operating procedures and controls; to promote communication and adequate information flow, and thereby solidify management control and direction of the organization.
  • Appraises and evaluates the results of overall operations regularly and systematically and reports these results to the CEO.
  • Create the structure and processes necessary to manage the organization’s current activities and its projected growth.
  • Develop in-depth knowledge of the organization’s business lines and products.
  • Recommend innovative business and technical solutions to improve operational effectiveness.
  • Examine the current business processes and make necessary changes so the best practices and policies are in place.
  • Ensure that the responsibilities, authorities, and accountability of all direct subordinates are defined and understood.
  • Ensures that all activities and operations are performed in compliance with local, state, and federal regulations and laws governing business operations.
  • Develops and maintains a sound plan of organization. Establishes policies to ensure adequate management development and to provide for capable management succession for those functions/business units falling under his/her responsibility.
  • Directs the development and establishment of adequate and equitable personnel policies throughout the organization, including compensation policies and employee benefit plans. Ensures that the interests and welfare of employees as individuals are preserved and protected.
  • COO has to report on a regular basis to the CEO with whom he/she will collaborate in finding the best solutions and strategies for the company’s future.
  • Provide day-to-day leadership and management that mirrors the adopted mission and core values of the company.
  • Conduct a company’s activity in accordance with short or long term strategic planning, has to participate in management meetings, offering suggestions and solutions to improve the company’s efficiency.
  • Responsible for driving the company to achieve and surpass sales, profitability, cash flow, and business goals and objectives.
  • Spearhead the development, communication, and implementation of effective growth strategies and processes.
  • Collaborate with the management team to develop and implement plans for the operational infrastructure of systems, processes, and personnel designed to accommodate the rapid growth objectives of our organization.
  • Evaluate the performance of the organization’s centers using a balanced scorecard to fulfill organizational requirements.
  • Motivate and lead a high-performance management team; attract and retain required members of the executive team not currently in place; provide mentoring as a cornerstone to the management career development program.
  • Act as lead “client-care officer” through direct contact with every client and partner.
  • Foster a success-oriented, accountable environment within the company.
  • Represent the firm with clients, investors, and business partners.
  • Ensure continuous review and assessment of the effectiveness and efficiency of the company’s policies, procedures, and processes and identify improvement opportunities.
  • Receive and review periodic financial and non-financial reports to effectively monitor and steer the activities of the Company to achieve strategic objectives.
  • Identify and deploy the right mix of people, technology, innovation, and management to propel the Company’s activities now and in the future.
  • Ensure the timely implementation of Board and Executive Management Meeting decisions.
  • Recommend the yearly budget for Board approval and prudently manage the Company’s resources within the budgetary provisions.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned by the CEO.

Job Requirements

  • B.Sc. in any Management Discipline with a minimum of 2.1 from a recognized tertiary institution
  • The candidate must have experience in a manufacturing company.
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in a similar capacity.
  • The candidate must possess MBA.
  • In-depth knowledge of Financial Management is required
  • The candidate must be result-driven and self-motivated.
  • The candidate must possess excellent organizational and leadership abilities, strong interpersonal and communication skills. Should also demonstrate an aptitude for decision-making and problem-solving.
  • Competence in strategic planning, business development, and regulatory issues.
  • Candidate must be resident in Lagos, Ajah axis, or environs.

N200,000 – N250,000 / month.

Deadline: 26th September, 2021.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send a detailed CV and Cover Letter to: using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

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