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Chief Operating Officer

Adexen

Lagos, Nigeria

Job description

Job Introduction

    Adexen was mandated by a large construction company to recruit an experienced Chief Operating Officer for their operations in Nigeria. The position is based in Lagos, Nigeria.

Responsibilities

    • Will be primarily responsible for managing all aspects of profitable delivery and quality execution of projects, cost-effective management of business operations, market engagement, identifying business opportunities and effective client relationship management.
    • Develops and implements approved business and operational plans to grow, manage a robust portfolio of clients, profitable revenue base and market share of the construction business in Nigeria
    • Provides effective leadership of the operations team to ensure cost-efficient delivery of quality projects and effective implementation of the strategic business plan.
    • Ensures that all new projects are well researched, adequately resourced, and key stakeholders properly engaged to enable quality execution safely and profitably
    • Take an active part in critical business decisions as a member of the executive management team.
    • Work closely with the business development to progress opportunities and win business/projects for the company.
    • Manage a robust portfolio of clients, good revenue base and market share of the construction business in Nigeria.
    • Develop and maintain new revenue streams for the organization.
    • Network with external stakeholders with the aim of business development
    • Ensures that joint ventures projects are well developed and executed profitably and in safe working conditions
    • Ensures that all technical employees, are managed professionally, mentored and developed to enhance the performance capacity of the business
    • Works closely with the executive management team to ensure cost-effective access to project financing
    • Takes an active part in critical business decisions as a member of the executive management team
    • Provides timely, accurate and up-to-date reports on the company's operational performance and financial health in liaison with the ED, Finance.
    • Promotes knowledge retention and thought leadership insights on the business and management imperatives in the construction industry.
    • Works closely with the CEO to progress opportunities and win business/projects for the company

Desired Skills and Experience

    • Bachelor's degree in Civil engineering, or any related field from a recognised university
    • Master's degree in business management, finance or any related field, will be an advantage
    • Minimum of 15 years work experience in the construction in a similar senior reole
    • Knowledge of Project Management. Certification in Project Management will be an added advantage
    • Effective communication skills
    • Strong leadership skills and the ability to approach business from a creative point of view.
    • Business development and business management skills
    • Business Intelligence and understanding of the competitive environment
    • Project Management Skills
    • Negotiation and persuasion skills
    • Strong drive to achieve and personal integrity
    • Strong business planning and Knowledge of regulatory issues
    • A solid grasp of financial analysis and performance metrics
    • Ability to diagnose problems quickly and provide appropriate solutions
We thank all applicants however only those selected will be contacted.

Industry

Construction & Real Estate

Job Seniority

Director

Job Category

General Business

Employment Type

Full time

Experience

15 - 20 years

Skills

Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Construction, Leadership, Communication, Negotiation, Finance, Team Management, Project Management

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