Operations Manager at Sahel Capital

Sahel Consulting Agriculture & Nutrition Limited (SCANL) is a leading management consulting firm focused on the agricultural and nutrition sectors in Africa. We partner with government agencies, private sector companies and leading international development organizations to conduct research, analyze policies, develop strategies and implement programs that promote sustainable food security and improved nutrition. We have worked on a variety of projects across West Africa, including in Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mali, Nigeria, and Senegal.Location: Ibadan, Oyo Role Summary

The Operations Manager will oversee all activities including implementation of production plans, identification of market opportunities, implementation of sales plans and employee management.
He / She will serve as a linkage officer, having direct contact with customers and expanding the customer-base of the company.

Duties and Responsibilities

Oversee the day-to-day operations of the company, ensuring that it is efficiently and effectively managed
Actively track the inflow and outflow, and use of funds within the organization, ensuring transparency and accountability
Manage contracts and agreement with partners, clients and outgrowers
Identify, engage and manage relationships with potential and current customers
Institute effective systems, controls and standard operating procedures to ensure world-class operations
Oversee the activities of the field and sales team members to achieve results, and drive sales growth and profitability
Provide weekly, monthly and quarterly reports on the division’s activities, sales and financial results to the General Manager and CEO
Engage in all other tasks related to the establishment and growth of the division

Qualifications and Requirements

At least a BSc in Accounting, Finance, Business Management, Economics, Marketing and other related courses
At least five years of work experience in a related role
Strong managerial skills, with clear evidence of execution ability
Strong sales, marketing and financial management skills
Exceptional public speaking and communication (oral, written, reading, listening) skills
Excellent analytical thinking and problem-solving skills.
Proven track record of effective judgment and making beneficial strategic decisions.
Demonstrated leadership, management and coordination skills
Ability to effectively work under stress and deadline pressure
A self-starter with proven ability to work with limited supervision
Passion for the Nigerian agriculture sector
Willingness to travel locally and internationally, when necessary
Knowledge of the seed industry in Nigeria will be an added advantage.

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