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Chief Executive Officer (Expatriate) at Adexen

Our Client Is a Large Conglomerate With Business Interests Ranging From Engineering Services To FMCG And Healthcare Products, Is Recruiting To Fill The Vacant Position

The Scope Of The Job Will Be:

  • Profitably growing Group in its existing segments of household chemicals (B2C), and industrial chemicals (B2B).
  • Developing new business segments for the Group.
  • Growing and developing Group’s management team.
  • Exercising full accountability for managing Sales & Marketing, Finance, Manufacturing, Distribution and HR & Administration.
  • Reporting into the Group Managing Director.



  • Master of Business Administration combined with a Bachelor/ Master degree in chemistry.
  • Minimum 15 years of work experience in the chemical and/or homecare sector with at least 5 of these years in management roles.
  • Previous experience in Nigeria is an advantage.



  • Extensive knowledge of the chemical industry either in homecare or industry applications in emerging markets.
  • Extensive experience in managing all important aspects across Sales & Marketing, Finance, Manufacturing, Distribution and HR & Administration.
  • Proven leadership skills, having successfully managed significant business units and proven the ability to lead and grow a team.
  • Excellent analytical and decision-making skills.
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills and written proficiency in English.
  • Excellent command of the relevant IT tools/ programs and professional standards.
  • Good leadership skills. Capable of leading and growing a team.
  • Ability to build consensus, rally support around common goals and to motivate groups and individuals.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Providing overall strategic and operational leadership to Group’s management team.
  • Developing a vision and long-term strategy in conjunction with the Group Executive Committee.
  • Growing and developing Group’s management team by setting performance standards, coaching and training.
  • Ensuring that Group’s financial performance, revenue growth, and other critical success factors are able to meet agreed targets.
  • Controlling all aspects of the P&L for all business units.
  • Developing and growing the business units of the company : B2B Industrial chemicals (own production, import and distribution) & B2C Homecare chemicals (own production and distribution)
  • Growing the company through expansion into new business segments.
  • Managing relationships with Regulatory and public bodies such as NAFDAC, Major existing and potential customers, Existing and potential local and international partners.
  • Keeping up to date on industry trends, attending trade shows, conventions and seminars as appropriate.
  • Travelling domestically and internationally as required.
  • Managing imports, stock levels and distribution processes of chemicals and other raw materials for the paint, confectionary, cosmetics, pharmaceutical, food & beverage industries.
  • Ensuring continuous support to customers in the development of new products through technical training, conducting trials and providing on-site assistance.
  • Appointing channel partners (distributors and wholesalers) and ensure effective management.
  • Planning and launching new products in line with Group’s strategy.
  • Driving marketing and brand building activities.
  • Recommending wage, bonus and commission schedules in line with budget together with HR.
  • Recruiting, assessing, training and mentoring staff together with HR.

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