Chief Executive Officer at a Leading Energy and Utilities Company – PricewaterhouseCooper (PwC) Nigeria

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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 position below:

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,

Application Closing Date
11th October, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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