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Country Manager, Nigeria

Location: Lagos, Nigeria

Salary: Competitive salary, plus accommodation, transport, flights home etc etc

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Job Description

  • EMEA
  • Lagos, Nigeria
  • Salary: Competitive salary, plus accommodation, transport, flights home etc etc

We are excited to work with a diverse international security firm who are looking to hire a new head for their operations in Nigeria. The role will have full responsibility for the management and operations of the business in Nigeria and its regional subsidiaries;

 

If you want to join a very close-knit team of professionals who enjoy business, the challenges of business and that thrive and rally under pressure, this could be a great opportunity for you.

 

We are looking for an allrounder; candidates must have excellent operational awareness of security services in Nigeria, plus strong commercial experience, including:

BD prowess

Proposal writing skills

Management of local staff

The ability to prioritise

Board reporting and P&L management

 

You must be prepared to travel on behalf of the company and to attend bi-annual Director meetings;

 

Candidate requirements

  • Have over 8 years commercial experience in a senior management role;
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Have previous experienced relating to Gulf of Guinea maritime security sector and a thorough knowledge and understanding of maritime security compliance;
  • Have the technical capability to lead with tenders, proposals and submissions relating to the company’s core services with minimal support and oversight;
  • Manage, maintain and foster all current company clients and prospective clients;
  • Develop new business and upselling opportunities for the company business at the local level and supporting the wider Group with business opportunities as necessary;
  • Be a proven security industry professional with direct Nigeria related business experience;
  • Have an effective local network, with business contacts relevant to our supply chain;
  • Manage and maintain all current and future suppliers to meet business needs, in accordance with company processes;
  • Have local-level experience to effectively manage and coordinate business development and operational activity;
  • Forecast, manage and implement; entity status reports, P&L reports, operations reports and business development opportunities;
  • Be an excellent communicator and culturally aware in relation to Nigeria and the wider Gulf of Guinea region;
  • Provide leadership, management and support to all employees, subordinates and subcontractors;
  • Lead with the fostering and career development of all staff and with the timely performance reviews of all staff;
  • Be proficient in all Microsoft applications and highly proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

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