Agri-Food Manager at Bureau Veritas

Bureau Veritas is a world leader in testing, inspection and certification services (TIC). Bureau Veritas is a Business to Business to Society service company that contributes to positively transforming the world we live in. We work closely with our clients to address the critical challenges they face and to link these to the emerging aspirations of society. We play a pivotal role in building and protecting companies’ reputations, supporting them as they forge the foundations of trust that is built to last.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Agri-Food Manager

Location: Lagos


  • As we continue to develop our activities, we are delighted to offer a unique opportunity to join our organization as a Agri-Food Manager.
  • Drive Profit and Loss of Industry activities in Nigeria District.
  • Contribute to rapid growth objective of the Business Units through business development, and secure major contracts with key customers.
  • Contribute to the implementation of a new business model based on long term service contract, project management and focus on customer     orientation.
  • Through his/her customer driven approach, He/She is able to generate profitable new contracts that are long term.
  • Business Development: promote Agri-Food related Services to Clients (existing and potential).
  • Supervise the preparation of Proposals and/or negotiate with clients and secure contracts in collaboration with Sales & Commercial Dpt
  • Reports activities and results to line management.
  • Budgetary Control: Plan, implement and control Industry budget, propose actions for decision and manage in case of deviations.
  • Analyse the financial results and proceeds to take the necessary corrective actions for the achievement of the company objectives.
  • Provide support to his/her subordinates.
  • Manage the related BU managers when applicable
  • Safeguard the LTOs and/or accreditation
  • To ensure production, personnel are monitored.
  • To ensure laboratory activities are in compliance with the requirements of the Company Management System at all times.
  • To ensure that adequate training is provided and development of each member of staff to their full potential.
  • To keep abreast of techniques, developments and legislation relevant to the Company
  • To deem suitable candidates from the Operational Management, Operational Supervisor and Senior Analytical Staff levels technically competent in accordance with the Company Technical Signatory Policy
  • To ensure that all Certificates of Analysis of work performed in the Company, when and where applicable are signed by relevant approved Technical Signatories.
  • Ensure the facility is managed by the principles of GLP
  • Ensuring that the Management System throughout the Company meets the requirements of ISO 9001, ISO/IEC 17020 & 17025, PIC’s and GLP  in  applicable areas and when applicable.
  • Quality, Health, Safety and Environment Responsibilities
  • Taking accountability for the effectiveness of the QHSSE management system.
  • Taking overall responsibility and accountability for the prevention of work-related injury and ill health, as well as the provision of safe and healthy workplaces and activities.
  • Ensuring that the statements and objectives are established and are compatible with the strategic orientations and the context of the organization.
  • Ensuring the integration of the QHSSE management system requirements into the organization’s business processes.
  • Ensuring that the resources needed for the QHSSE management system are available.
  • Communicating the importance of effective QHSSE management and of conforming to the QHSSE
  • management system requirements, using the “Managing Safely” booklet as a guidance on Safety.
  • Ensuring that the QHSSE management system achieves its intended outcome(s).
  • Directing and supporting persons to contribute to the effectiveness of the QHSSE Management System.
  • Promoting continual improvement using Scorecards.
  • Supporting other relevant management roles to demonstrate their leadership as it applies to their areas of responsibility.
  • Developing, leading and promoting the safety culture in the region and country by using global and local initiatives.
  • Protecting employees from reprisals when reporting incidents, hazards, risks and opportunities.
  • Ensuring that arrangements done for effective consultation and participation of employees.
  • Supporting the establishment and functioning of QHSE committees.
  • Ensuring that customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements are met.
  • Making sure that the risks/impacts and opportunities that can affect conformity services and the ability to enhance customer satisfaction are determined and addressed.
  • Guaranteeing the focus on enhancing customer satisfaction is maintained.

Control price proposals.

  • Develop marketing actions to grow business
  • Analyse monthly results and initiate corrective actions.
  • Prepare yearly operational action plan in agreement with superior for his/her team.
  • Define and implement business plan, budget and resources, in line with Corporate/Zone and Region strategies.
  • Elaborate monthly reports to forward to superior (including market/competitors/customers/key events), Organize (prepare, execute, follow-up) regular operational meetings with his/her team.
  • Lead and coach employees (individual development, motivation, assessment, feedback).
  • Interview, select and recruit staff, perform employee performance assessment.
  • Fully adhere to, and comply with, the Bureau Veritas Core Values, Code of Ethics and 3 Absolutes.
  • Ensure BV Procedures related to Technical Quality & Risk (TQR) are implemented and collaborate with TQR Dpt
  • Adhere to and implement BV Policies and Procedures related to Safety.

Performance Measures (KPIs)

  • % of Organic Growth Revenue
  • % Increase in Operating Profit
  • % Increase in Sales
  • Variances against Budget
  • Operating cashflow after CAPEX
  • Safety: Reduction of TAR
  • Management safety walk every second month
  • People development (training hours as set out by group, males vs female ration increase as set by group)
  • Profitability (including DSO)
  • Productivity per head
  • Customer satisfaction
  • Number of customer complaints
  • Occupancy rate
  • Cost control.

Knowledge, Key Skills & Experience

  • Diploma or Degree in Analytical Chemistry
  • Diploma or degree in Management
  • Must have a minimum of 5 years Laboratory experience and a minimum of 5 years Managerial & P&L experience.
  • Strategy, Business Development, Market Analysis
  • Should be suitably qualified through a tertiary qualification and/or through Laboratory experience:
  • Previous experience in leading teams
  • Previous experience as a Manager in a similar role
  • Knowledge of CRM such as SalesForce
  • Project Management knowledge (certified is a plus)
  • Computer Literacy (MO365)
  • Fluent in English (written, spoken)
  • A foreign language like French is a plus.
  • 10-15 years + experience in Laboratories &/or Trade is a plus
  • Conformity Assessment knowledge is a plus.

Key Behaviours/Competencies:

  • Strategic Thinking
  • Customer-oriented
  • Value Proposition driven
  • Beyond the boundaries creative thinker
  • Ethics
  • Commitment to sense of responsibility
  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • Market / Business awareness
  • Time and priority management

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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