Career Openings in a Leading Energy and Utilities Company


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Career Openings in a Leading Energy and Utilities Company

PricewaterhouseCooper (PwC) Nigeria - Our client is a leading Energy and Utilities Company committed to increasing energy supply that will stimulate economic growth and development in Northern Nigeria through the creation of new industries and opportunities; attracting much needed investment; and boosting job creation.

They are recruiting to fill the positions of:

 

 

Job Title: Company Secretary / General Counsel

Reference Number: 130-PEO01196
Location:  Nigeria
Department: People & Change Nigeria
Job type: Permanent

Job Summary

  • The Company Secretary is primarily engaged to consult with and advise the Board of Directors to ensure that the affairs of the company are in accordance with provisions of the law and proceeding of its associations.
  • The Company Secretary is also to support the Board of Directors, Board Committee, Management, and the Company to implement operation in line with good corporate governance

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure compliance of the provisions of Companies Law and rules made there-under and other statutes and byelaws of the company.
  • Ensure that business of the company is conducted in accordance with its objects as contained in its memorandum of association and the provisions of the Companies Law.
  • Prepare the agenda in consultation with the Chairman and the management of the Company and the other documents for all the meetings of the board of directors.
  • Attend the board meetings in order to ensure that the legal requirements are fulfilled and provide such information as are necessary.
  • Arrange with the consultation of chairman the annual and extraordinary general meetings of the company and to attend such meetings in order to ensure compliance with the legal requirements and to make correct record thereof.
  • Carry out all matters concerned with the allotment of shares, and issuance of share certificates including maintenance of statutory Share Register and conducting the appropriate activities connected with share transfers.
  • Prepare, approve, sign and seal agreements leases, legal forms, and other official documents on the company’s behalf, when authorized by the board of the directors or the management.
  • Advice, in conjunctions with the company’s solicitors, in respect of the legal matters, as required.
  • File various documents/returns as required under the provisions of the Companies Law, including filing of copy of special resolutions on prescribed form within the specified time period.
  • Proper maintenance of books and registers of the company as required under the provisions of the Companies Law.
  • Convene/arrange the meetings of directors. Issue notice and agenda of board meetings to every director of the company and to auditors.
  • Carry on correspondence with the directors of the company on various matters.Record the minutes of the proceedings of the meetings of the directors and all general meetings.
  • Deal with all correspondence between the company and the shareholders and issues notice and agenda of the general meetings to the shareholders.
  • Make arrangement for the payment of the dividend within prescribed period as provided under the provisions of the Companies Law.
  • Research and evaluate different risk factors regarding business decisions and operations.
  • Apply effective risk management techniques and offer proactive advice on possible legal issues.
  • Communicate and negotiate with external parties (regulators, external counsel, public authority etc.), creating relations of trust.
  • Draft and solidify agreements, contracts and other legal documents to ensure the company’s full legal rights.
  • Provide clarification on legal language or specifications to everyone in the organization.
  • Advise management on the company’s compliance with laws and regulations through detailed reports.
  • Create and manage effective action plans in response to audit discoveries and compliance violations.
  • Regularly audit company procedures, practices, and documents to identify possible weaknesses or risk.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law.
  • Master’s in Law, Finance, Business Management or a related field.
  • At least 10+ years’ post-graduation legal experience with at least 3 years in a senior management role preferably in energy, telecommunication, or banking sector.

Skills and Competencies:

  • Proven experience as a Company Secretary and Legal Counsel in business environment.
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of corporate law, legal requirements and procedures.
  • Full comprehension of the influences of the external environment of a corporation.
  • Demonstrated ability to create legal defensive or proactive strategies.
  • High degree of professional ethics and integrity.
  • Sound judgement and ability to analyze situations and information.
  • Outstanding communication skills.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • Excellent Interpersonal skills and influencing skills.
  • Excellent organisation and time management.
  • A flexible and practical approach to work.
  • Ability to apply Discretion and diplomacy
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Highly analytical with strong attention to detail.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Accounting / Finance / Tax - Government Business Executive

Reference Number: 130-PEO01194
Location: Nigeria
Department: People & Change Nigeria
Job type: Permanent

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Prepare necessary workplan for assigned task
  • Lead and manage a team to execute assigned tasks and prepare standardised report of outcome and findings to superior or management.
  • Interact with stakeholders and manage relationship
  • Support with the development and implementation of strategy
  • Perform periodic financial analysis to detect and resolve problems
  • Conduct special reviews including investigations as may be required
  • Be responsible for the assessment of companies and other business concerns
  • Monitor changes in the economy, policies and industry developments to gather intelligence
  • Interpreting and analysing financial performance.

Requirements

  • HND, Bachelor or Master's Degree in Accounting, Law, Economics, Banking & Finance, Engineering, Statistics, Computer Science, or other relevant disciplines in the finance & quantitative fields
  • Professional qualification /certification in relevant field (ICAN, ACCA, ANAN, CFA, CITN etc.)
  • 5-15 years’ work experience, within the Financial Services, Fintech, Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, Telecoms or Consulting sector, with capacity spanning Audit, Accounting, Revenue Assurance, Treasury Management, Management reporting, Data analysis, Tax, or any relevant Finance related roles
  • Computer literacy; good experience with Microsoft suite, and the use of relevant productivity tools
  • Knowledge of statutory and regulatory issues as well as global leading practices

Required Competencies:

  • Strong budget and management skills, including proven ability to manage projects/processes.
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity, tight timelines, multiple priorities
  • High degree of professionalism, maturity and confidentiality.
  • Meticulous attention to detail with the ability to multi-task.
  • Strong oral/written communication skills.
  • Strong people skills
  • Demonstrated ability to see the big picture, provide useful and strategic advice and input across the company.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Chief Technical Officer

Reference Number: 130-PEO01199
Location: Nigeria
Department: People & Change Nigeria
Job type: Permanent

Job Summary

  • Provides leadership, strategic direction and effective coordination of all technical operations
  • Develop and implement business strategies across the technical operations to meet established service metrics and quality assurance goals.
  • Responsible for end-to-end network performance for all service delivery and fulfilment of exceptional services for subscribers.
  • Develops and implements strategies to achieve all technical operations service target.
  • Coordinates the planning and implementation of all technical operations.
  • Ensures an in-depth and up-to-date knowledge of all relevant technical equipment across company’s areas of operations.
  • Coordinates the development and implementation of a robust maintenance strategy to manage company’s technical asset portfolio.
  • Develops policies for technical operations, research and improvement of technical assets (involves definition of quality standards/ procedures)
  • Coordinates the development of the annual network operations plans – ensure planning meets environmental, technical and quality standards.
  • Coordinates the implementation of recommendations to enhance systems, expand network capacity and refurbish existing network assets/infrastructure.
  • Ensures compliance with statutory rules and regulations as required.
  • Reports on technical data on a regular basis (loss level monitoring, equipment failure, interruptions, etc.) to management and regulatory bodies
  • Supervises all engineering works and project related activities carried out across company’s network and infrastructure.
  • Oversees the engineering, design / drawing of all technical projects carried out by the company and ensures compliance with stipulated rules and regulations.
  • Develops and monitors the Function’s budget.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering
  • Post graduate qualification in power systems engineering and management is desired
  • Membership of any of relevant professional bodies is required
  • At least 10+ years’ experience in the utilities industry across areas of operations, maintenance, planning, quality management, with at least 3 years in a supervisory or leadership role is required.

Skills and Competencies:

  • In-depth understanding and hands-on experience of the energy and utilities industry
  • Working knowledge and understanding of technical aspects and engineering of the transmission and sub-transmission and systems
  • Ability to appreciate the system impact of various policies, practices and issues strategically and holistically
  • Practical, pragmatic, and able to exercise initiative and sound judgment.
  • Excellent communication (written and oral), interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent organisation and management skills.
  • Strong leadership, supervisory and people management skills
  • High sense of responsibility, accountability, and dependability.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Chief Financial Officer

Reference Number: 130-PEO01200
Location:  Nigeria
Department: People & Change Nigeria
Job type: Permanent

Job Summary

  • The Chief Financial Officer has primary responsibility for the planning, implementation, managing and running of all the finance activities of the company, including business planning, budgeting, forecasting and negotiations.
  • He/She is responsible for the development and Implementation of Effective Financial management policies and procedures that will strengthen the financial system of the company.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for developing, monitoring and evaluating overall financial strategy and day-to-day responsibility for planning, implementing, managing and controlling all financial-related activities of the company.
  • Assume direct responsibility for accounting, finance, forecasting, strategic planning, costing, corporate finance, Board and investor relationships, financial compliance, and institutional financing.
  • Develop the financial strategy to drive the direction and leadership of the business for sustainability, growth, and meeting performance targets.
  • Provide leadership in the development and continuous evaluation of short and long- term strategic financial objectives.
  • Take ownership of the company strategic plan, and on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis, provide consolidated report on the overall performance of the company against set strategic targets and working with all company directorates and departments advise on strategies to ensure the company meets its targets
  • Provide recommendations to strategically enhance financial performance and safeguard overall long-term business value.
  • Direct and oversee all aspects of the Corporate Finance and Accounting functions of the company.
  • Manage processes for financial forecasting, budgets & consolidation and reporting of the Company
  • Responsible for oversight of day-to-day finance and accounting operations to ensure timely and accurate financial information with appropriate internal controls, including maintaining up to date accounting records.
  • Ensure timely and accurate preparation of financial reports, monthly, quarterly, and annually in accordance with applicable local and international standards and circulating these to Board members and Management on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis.
  • Own and coordinate all financial audits as well as working with the Board Finance Sub-Committee and External Auditors to ensure timely completion, sign-off and filing of annual audited accounts
  • Take responsibility for all tax and statutory matters (e.g., income tax, PAYE, pension group life, VAT. etc.), including the implementation of optimal tax structuring for the company, and accurate preparation of all tax returns and other statutory and regulatory information as required by governing bodies
  • Ensure legal and regulatory compliance regarding all financial functions and commitments of the company.
  • Lead interactions with international and local financiers for the purpose of raising capital to fund the operations and growth of the company.
  • Review, manage and establish as needed, internal systems and controls, operations, processes and financial procedures to ensure the integrity of financial information and reporting.
  • Evaluate and administer financial risk management and insurance policies.
  • Develop and maintain a detailed and up to date financial model for the company.

Qualifications and Experience

  • BSc in Accounting or Finance or related discipline.
  • MBA or Masters in a related discipline will be added advantage
  • Relevant accounting/finance certification 
  • At least 10+ years’ post-graduation experience with at least 3 years in a senior management role preferably in energy, telecommunication, or banking sector.

Skills and Competencies:

  • In-depth understanding and hands-on experience of Financial Management System and Energy Accounting
  • Working knowledge and understanding of the Internal Control and Financial compliance
  • Ability to appreciate the system impact of various policies, practices, and issues strategically and holistically
  • Practical, pragmatic, and able to exercise initiative and sound judgment.
  • Demonstrated analytical and conceptual skills to plan budgets,
  • Communication skills at all levels
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel and Accounting Software.
  • Excellent communication (written and oral), interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • High level of integrity and demonstrated ability to manage confidential information.
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent organisation and management skills.
  • Strong leadership, supervisory and people management skills
  • High sense of responsibility, accountability, and dependability.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Chief Executive Officer

Reference Number: 130-PEO01195
Location: Nigeria
Department: People & Change Nigeria
Job type: Permanent

Job Summary

  • The CEO is responsible for providing strategic, financial and operational leadership for the energy company and will closely coordinate and work with the Board of Directors and Senior Leadership team.
  • He/she is responsible for creating the strategic direction as well as creating a vision for the success of the company.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Drive the execution of the company’s strategy as approved by the Board and drive franchise wide strategic management processes to ensure sustainable development and growth in the Company.
  • Provide professional advice to the Board of Directors on current and future financial conditions and business needs.
  • Maintaining regular interaction and interface with the Board of Directors on activities of the Company and providing periodic reports on the Company’s operations.
  • Communicating, on behalf of the company, with shareholders, government entities, and the public
  • Lead the development of the company’s short- and long-term strategy.
  • Maintain awareness of the competitive market landscape, expansion opportunities and industry developments, etc.
  • Assess risks to the company and ensuring they are monitored and minimized.
  • As part of the Board of Directors, take full responsibility for the profit and loss position of the Company.
  • Ensure commercial returns with the responsibility to enhance turnover, profit and market share.
  • Create an enabling environment for the execution of day-to-day strategic / operational activities in line with the directives of the Board of Directors
  • Identify and prioritize issues/opportunities on an on-going basis and recommend strategies to the Board of Directors to drive shareholder value and the overall financial position of the company.
  • Prepare impactful reports to drive decision-making activity for the Board
  • Direct growth across the business with a focus on maintaining commercial returns and ensuring that future markets are developed, and resourced.
  • Review activity reports and financial statements to determine progress and status in attaining objectives and revise objectives and plans in accordance with current conditions.
  • Represent the company at legislative sessions, committee meetings, and at formal functions.
  • Present company report at Stakeholder and Board of Director meetings.
  • Lead in shaping and maintaining the relationship with the Regulators/Regulating bodies
  • Ensure the company meets its statutory, regulatory and stakeholder obligations to minimize risk to the business and its stakeholders.
  • Provide authoritative advice on relevant regulatory/legal laws and actively promote legal and regulatory compliance requirements.

Qualifications and Experience

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Accounting, Economics, Law and Business disciplines or any related field.
  • A Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Finance or Accounting is highly desirable
  • At least 15 years post qualification experience with significant experience in an energy related company.
  • At least 5 years of experience in a leadership role for a large company in terms of Balance sheet size, staffing and coverage area.
  • Membership of a professional body
  • Substantial experience in the areas of organizational management, Board relations, Government Relations, Human Resource Management, Finance, and Marketing.

Skills and Competencies:

  • A visionary leader with experience in strategic planning and execution
  • Ability to translate, develop and establish goals set by the Board of Directors
  • In-depth knowledge of the Nigerian Energy Industry
  • Strong commercial acumen and the gravitas to develop profitable relationships
  • Ability to identify and secure funding/revenue sources
  • Excellent stakeholder management and engagement skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to build and manage a high-performing organisation
  • Be a strategic thinker who can develop approaches that deliver growth in income.
  • Have knowledge and understanding of the energy utilities market
  • Have strong management experience and strong business acumen,

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Chief Commercial Officer

Reference Number: 130-PEO01197
Location: Nigeria
Department: People & Change Nigeria
Job type: Permanent

Job Summary

  • The Chief Commercial Officer is expected to provide strategic and leadership role in the development of the company's business opportunities.
  • The Chief Commercial Officer is saddled with the responsibility of developing and implementing business development policies and as well coordinate and lead team of staff to ensure revenue optimization and effective customer service management.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the establishing, managing, and monitoring of effective programs, campaigns, and processes designed to support a strong and effective revenue generation policy/program in the marketplace
  • Implementation of approved sales budgets, quotas, and objectives
  • Forecast and anticipate market requirements, trends, and variances
  • Develop marketing strategies for new products or services that comply with current company standards
  • Establish expectations and manage market activities and other key performance indicators
  • Model excellence in customer service, including soliciting and resolving client enquiries and challenges, communicating applicable needs or issues to peers on the leadership team
  • Collaborate with other executives to make high-level decisions regarding the budget and the direction of the company
  • Create and maintain a successful brand that attracts customers to the product or services
  • Work with both the marketing and customer services team to develop successful strategies and campaigns that attract new customers and keep current clients
  • Develop and maintain a deep understanding of services, capabilities, and target market characteristics
  • Responsible for ensuring effective customer relationship management
  • Develop business cases and opportunity analyses for new markets and solutions
  • Support in the development of customer database
  • Supervise the marketing and sales activities of the company
  • Gathering of market intelligence from secondary and primary sources
  • Carry out analysis of market data to establish trends and general movement in the major market indicators so as to identify market opportunities for the company

Qualifications and Experience

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Law, Accounting, Economics or any related field
  • A Master’s degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Finance or Accounting and additional advanced training relating to utility management is highly desirable
  • At least 10+ years post-graduation experience with at least 3 years in a supervisory or leadership role
  • Membership of a professional body is an added advantage
  • Previous experience in a similar role of Revenue/Profit Protection or Loss Prevention in a customer focused organization, with knowledge and experience in the utility industry will be preferred

Skills and Competencies:

  • In-depth understanding and hands-on experience of the energy and utilities market
  • Working knowledge and understanding of customer service for the energy and utilities market
  • Innovation and creativity to create brand new strategies that attract customers and succeed over the competition
  • Ability to appreciate the system impact of various policies, practices, and issues strategically and holistically
  • Ability to recognize trends and stay ahead of them
  • Practical, pragmatic, and able to exercise initiative and sound judgment.
  • Demonstrated analytical and conceptual skills to plan and execute budgets.
  • Excellent communication (written and oral), interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • High level of integrity and demonstrated ability to manage confidential information.
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent organisation and management skills.
  • Strong leadership, supervisory and people management skills
  • High sense of responsibility, accountability, and dependability

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

 

 

 

Job Title: Chief Corporate Services Officer

Reference Number: 130-PEO01198
Location:  Nigeria
Department: People & Change Nigeria
Job type: Permanent

Job Summary

  • The Chief Corporate Services will oversee and provide strategic direction for the company, decision making and operations which includes developing and implementing the systems, processes and infrastructures required to support the growth and future of the company.
  • To understand and contribute to building the strategic direction of company in addition to being a hands-on, lead and develop the internal team.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for building the strategic direction of HR, Admin & Corporate Communication departments within the company
  • Develop a performance-oriented culture that emphasizes quality, continuous improvement and high performance.
  • Oversee the management of organizational structure, performance management, recruitment, benefits & compensation, capacity development, and policy/procedure development.
  • Develop and implement annual strategy in line with the business plan. Ensure the strategic plans for supervising department support the needs of the business but are also flexible enough to cope with changes in the organization.
  • Responsible for developing budgets and long-range facility plans based on company growth and future facility needs
  • Provide inspirational leadership and people management to all Departments, ensuring team member potential is realized through their achievements
  • Monitor the budget for each department and advise on how to minimize cost
  • Provide effective financial and management advice to enable the CEO and the Board to make informed decisions
  • Exercise a high level of independent judgment in the development and implementation of a comprehensive facility condition assessment, short- and long-term maintenance plans and preventative maintenance program
  • Oversees the development and management of the company’s public relations plan and strategy
  • Manages cost-effective corporate promotion programs to enhance the company’s image and positive visibility (Corporate Identity)
  • provide broad based internal and external Corporate Communications and Brand management support
  • Oversee delivery of corporate services and resources to accomplish corporate goals, strategies and priorities
  • Maintain proper corporate interactions with the relevant local, state and federal governmental bodies, legislatures and the community at large
  • Build relationships with internal stakeholders to develop communication campaigns that target their key stakeholder needs.
  • Identify and employ the use of appropriate channels of communication to endear the various stakeholder segments.
  • Manage projects and activities to ensure flawless execution of communication initiatives – on time, on budget and on strategy - and evaluate the impact of communications.
  • Oversee development of strategy for the Company’s brand management and cultivate ideas and innovation for brand development campaigns.
  • Ensure the provision of reliable media relations with a view to promote and reinforce confidence reposed on the company by all stakeholders.
  • Ensure production and distribution of all corporate items and articles for brand promotion and re-positioning.
  • Develop, implement, and promote service quality management
  • Advise the Management team on a variety of issues that may arise during the cause of duty

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Law, Economics or any related field
  • Master’s degree in Business Administration, Finance or Accounting and additional advanced training in relating to utility management is highly desirable
  • At least 10+ years’ post-graduation experience with at least 3 years in a supervisory or leadership role
  • Membership of a professional body is an added advantage.

Skills and Competencies:

  • In-depth understanding and hands-on experience of human resources management system
  • Working knowledge and understanding of procurement process and policies
  • Ability to appreciate the system impact of various policies, practices and issues strategically and holistically
  • Practical, pragmatic and able to exercise initiative and sound judgment.
  • Demonstrated analytical and conceptual skills to plan budgets,
  • Communication skills at all levels
  • Excellent knowledge of Brand Management
  • Excellent knowledge of Public Relations Management
  • Good Negotiation skills
  • Excellent Expense Management skill
  • Excellent skills in Inventory management and vendor management
  • Excellent communication (written and oral), interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • High level of integrity and demonstrated ability to manage confidential information.
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent organisation and management skills.
  • Strong leadership, supervisory and people management skills
  • High sense of responsibility, accountability, and dependability.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

 

Application Deadline  11th October, 2021.

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