General Manager at a Fast Growing Beauty and Cosmetics Company – Owens & Xley Consults


Owens & Xley Consult – Our client, a fast growing Beauty and Cosmetics Company, is seeking to hire the services of a competent and experienced candidate to fill the position below:

Job Title: General Manager

Location: Ikeja, Lagos
Employment Type: Full-time

Job Description

  • S/He will be responsible for managing the operations of the company, setting sales goals and managing employees.
  • S/he must have detailed knowledge of the cosmetics industry and must be able to offer advice about the use of cosmetics.


  • Oversee all aspects of the skin care product business of the Company including strategic planning and execution of the growth and expansion in all branches
  • Responsible for the achievement of operational and financial results – both top (revenue) and bottom (profitability) lines
  • Develop systems, policies and procedures to enhance productivity, cost effectiveness and efficiency
  • Manage various departments such as R&D / Product Development, Production and Logistics as well as Sales and Marketing
  • Good understanding of the different government regulations and industry practice in terms of product certifications, imports and exports, tariffs and taxes
  • Preparation of annual budgets relating to the brand under including sales, margin, volume, retail & wholesales channels, e-commerce etc.
  • Managing the sales channel process and ultimately responsible for logistics, ordering, returns through your team
  • Achieve weekly, monthly and annual revenue budgets related to the business
  • Attract, develop and retain talent to achieve goals related to staffing
  • Take an active role in daily business driving activities, with consistent presence in the retail stores
  • Effectively manage operations costs related to labor, supplies & inventory and all other expenses
  • Facilitate proper execution of marketing plans, promotional programs and visual merchandising standards


  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, Business Administration and related disciplines
  • Minimum of 5 years recent senior experience in General Management of a RETAIL & WHOLESALE DISTRIBUTION channel of consumer goods i.e. COSMETICS, FRAGRANCE, SKIN CARE PRODUCTS
  • Strong financial management experience with ability to develop and achieve budgets & targets
  • Preferably with a track record of developing new markets and building up a brand from scratch
  • Strong business acumen
  • Mature and proactive, hands-on personality with strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent leadership, negotiation and problem solving skill
  • Strong relationship building skills with customers & suppliers
  • A good understanding of the retail or wholesale distribution channel is essential.

N180,000 – N250,000 monthly.

Application Closing Date
4th October, 2021.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: using the Job Title as the subject of the email.


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