Job For Chief Operating Officer In A Renowned Multinational Conglomerate

Adexen Recruitment Agency – Our client, a large multinational conglomerate with business interests ranging from engineering services to FMCG and healthcare products, is recruiting to fill the position below:



Job Title: Chief Operating Officer (COO) – Expatriate
Job Reference: 1491
Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Industry: FMCG
Function: Executive

Job Description

  • Implementing suitable HR strategy, recruiting, performance management and people development.
  • Keeping track of regional and global trends of Company Industry
  • Handling all administrative activities of the company and liaising with group functions/ group management
  • Implementation and maintenance of quality systems across all parts of business.
  • Regular reporting and performance tracking in close cooperation with CFO.
  • Building a competent, empowered, efficient and result driven organization.
  • Identifying and executing business development opportunities
  • Defining and implementing strategic projects
  • Ensuring zero defect and efficiency in supply chain, logistics and warehouses processes.
  • Co-managing relationships with regulatory & public bodies


  • MBA from a Reputed Business School
  • Should have sound knowledge on the end to end value chain for Soyabean Oil starting from Farming, Procurement, Processing, Trading, and Local Distribution & Branding.
  • Should have In-depth Knowledge on the International S & D for the above crops
  • Should have in-depth knowledge about the competitors in the Physical Trading side
  • Should have knowledge on the International Trade Negotiation Terms
  • Should have knowledge on the Bulk Vessel & Freight Market Internationally
  • Should have knowledge on the container Freight market
  • Should have knowledge on the Local Laws, Local Culture & Local Operations
  • Should have knowledge on the Internationally Accepted Quality Standards for the above Agro commodity & the Internationally Accepted Quality Institutions
  • Should be well versed with all the International Reports pertaining to Agro Commodities.
  • Should have sound knowledge on all the International Currency & its implications and hedging
  • Should have good knowledge on all the Banking Instruments and Banking Relationships
  • Should have knowledge on the Risk Management Aspects of Local & International Trade
  • Should be possessing a good entrepreneurial mind to create new markets for Existing products and New Products in Existing Market.
  • Should have a good analytical mind
  • Should be good in Biz Modeling & Simulation
  • Should be good in Strategic Thinking
  • Should possess good leadership skills
  • Should be a Good Team Player
  • Should be able to Coach and Guide the Team in the right way
  • Should have abilities to develop and nurture both Internal and External Stakeholders
  • Should have sound knowledge on the global Macro Economics and should be able to co-relate the global Macros to the impact in respective Business.
  • Should have strong Ownership and Commitment
  • Should be Good in Planning & Organization and Execution
  • Should be Good in Conducting Periodic Review, Giving Feedback and Taking Corrective Actions.
  • More than 18-20 years experience in Edible Industry in Agro Commodity Farming, procurement, Processing, Distribution, Branding & Trading Domain
  • At least 10 years in Leadership Role
  • Should have worked in any Part of Africa at least for a period of 5 years (desirable)
  • Should have experience in handling the Procurement & Physical Trading of Grains, Oils & Fats etc.
  • Should have experience in import soya beans and distribution of edible oils
  • Should have experience in edible oil processing
  • Should have experience in managing oil sales various distribution channels ranging from bulk trading, institutional sales and packed oil distribution.
  • Should have a good standing in the Industry & Trade Circles

Attractive expatriate package.



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