Thursday, 28 February 2019

Latest Job Openings at Venerer Talent, 28th February, 2019

Venerer Talent – We pride ourselves as an organization that delivers the best of professionals and industry experts that are not only value add to the organization, but our clients can develop and retain strong leaders that can propel their organizations to the next level.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: General Manager, Construction

: Abuja
Job Description
  • We are looking for an experienced Construction General Manager to join our expanding team.
Overview of Role
  • The General Manager will be primarily responsible for planning, developing, and directing all commercial activities through defining the strategic objectives and cascading these to the business plans and ensuring flawless execution to provide maximum profit and return on the invested capital
  • He/she will be expected to represent the local market strategies and points of view to Management to enrich the company’s strategies and plans.
  • As an experienced construction business executive, the incumbent will also embody the local market perspective and actively participate in helping to shape the strategic direction of the projects under direct control, with full profit & loss responsibility.
Key Responsibilities
Business Strategy / Financial Management:
  • Conceptualize and lead operations
  • Manage P&L and balance sheet performance. Drive overall profitability and build sources of growth and value creation in line with pre-set targets.
  • Develop and operationalize strategies, long-range plans, annual operating plans, annual budgets, while measuring progress on an ongoing basis.
  • Undertake project management activities and supervise the teams.
  • Provide leadership and strategic direction for the development of the project.
  • Take active part in Business Development and Selling efforts; build new customer relationships.
  • Plan and manage the operation’s team development and resource allocation.
Operational Excellence/ Team Management:
  • Be responsible to secure effective management of the projects.
  • Act as a navigator and a visionary to build and lead a dynamic and innovative team.
  • Attract and develop talent pool and organization efficiency.
  • Promote a friendly climate, good morale and cooperation.
  • Create strong team spirit.
  • Protect and promote corporate reputation.
  • Ensure business processes, tools, and internal controls to support operations.
  • Run training programs for all functions.
  • Be responsible for capital investment planning and control and implement business excellence.
  • Ensure regular communication of business performance against objectives.
  • Develop strong relationships and communication links with key stakeholders such as employee representatives, local community leaders, sector opinion leaders.
  • Assume responsibility for ensuring business compliance with company corporate initiatives and guidelines, including environmental, health and safety and accounting procedures.
Essential Requirements
  • B.Sc in Civil Engineering/Construction Management or related field
  • Construction and Design Experience.
  • 10 – 12 years’ experience
  • Experience in a GM role
  • Demonstrated success in project management and team execution
  • Knowledge of relevant laws and regulation would be a plus
  • Civil experience managing projects
  • Excellent communications skills in English.
Key Skills:
  • Strategic Management skills (Planning, Financial, Analysis, Business development) are required
  • Strong team-building and managerial skills
  • Good computer skills
  • Business-oriented mindset. Strong judgment and strategic thinking. Mental agility with ability to focus on key issues quickly and incisively
  • Ability in project management and in developing project plans, coordinate projects, communicate changes and progress, complete projects in time and budget, manage project team activities.

Job Title: Business Development Executive
Job Description
  • Business Development Executive is expected to understand relevant financial and capital markets.
  • Able to analyse data and contribute to the definition of problems and to creative solutions.
  • Relates well with client counterparts and establishes good working relationships.
  • He must be an effective representative of the firm
Main Responsibilities
The main responsibilities of the position include:
  • Understanding the current and future perspectives of the company and developing strategies for competitive growth accordingly
  • Engaging in active customers prospecting, profiling, acquisition and on-boarding.
  • Researching and analysing the economy and market situations to find out new and better business opportunities
  • Collaborating with clients and generating business deals that are beneficial for the businesses across group in the short to long run
  • Finding out faults and loop-holes in the current business strategies and change them and help in preventing stagnancy in the business by implementing new ideas continuously
  • Regularly interacting with the executive management and heads of business units of across the group to discuss pertinent business issues and strategies with them
  • Engaging in discussions with the clients which help them in planning interesting business proposals which can be beneficial for the company and the clients
  • Preparing compelling business cases and presentations to engage prospective clients, employees and management.
  • Outstanding client relationships qualities and practices.
  • Organizing & coordinating Knowledge Sharing Sessions (KSS) on Products & Services amongst staff across the group.
  • Maintain comprehensive business development activities records & performance data of all staff across all business units for strategic purposes.
  • Actively networking for business development, innovation and deals origination.
  • Coordinate events & occasions for business developers across the Group
Qualification, Experience and Skills
  • A Bachelor’s Degree is the minimum requirement.
  • A Master’s Degree any field but with keen interest/specialization in selling of financial services and products is preferred over others for this profile.
  • 4 -7 years of prior/cognate experience in the relevant field. Experience in sales, marketing, management, etc. is cherished for the position of a business development executive.
  • A strategic thinker with quality experience in sales/business development
  • Sound knowledge of financial services industry
  • Visionary and help in making profitable future business deals.
  • Analytical/Quantitative/Problem Solving Skills
  • Creativity, Initiative and Commitment
  • Excellent Oral & Written Communications skills
  • Excellent Relationship Management skills
  • Adherence to Firm Policies/Limits
  • Prolific skills in deal originations, execution and Project Management
  • Management of Diverse Workforce & Firm’s Resources
  • Team Player Skills

Job Title: Quantity Surveyor 

Job Summary
  • We are seeking a skilled, reliable, efficient Quantity Surveyor to join a fast growing organization.
  • In this position, you will assist QS team to estimate costs of construction projects, working with contractors, builders, and architects to provide the most cost-effective plans that meet high quality standards.
  • He/she will work to minimize the costs of project and enhance value for money, while still achieving the required standards and quality.
Job Responsibilities
  • Review architectural plans and prepare quantity needs
  • Estimate quantity and costs of materials
  • Assist in preparing tender and contract documents, including bills of quantities with the Project managers, design department and/or the client
  • Negotiate with contractors and subcontractors
  • Act as a liaison between clients and site managers/engineers
  • Keep track of construction materials and inventory
  • Identify potential financial or construction risks
  • Advise clients on improvements, strategies, and/or estimated costs
  • Prepare payments for contractors and subcontractors
  • Document progress, materials, and reports on project
  • Advise on property taxes, regulations, and local laws
  • Source maintenance costs and facilities management for clients
  • Develop and maintain working relationships with contractors and subcontractors
  • Utilize software to calculate, record, and track inventory and estimates
  • Analyze completed MMIS projects to determine ROI and compare costs
  • Send regular reports about project cost and progress to the lead quantity surveyor.
  • Value completed work and arrange payments.
  • Track changes in plans or constructions; update budgets
  • Identify potential financial or construction risks
  • Set budgets for payments, inventory needs, and materials
  • Analyze costs for maintenance and additional building needs
  • Track changes in plans or constructions; update budgets
  • Advise on a procurement strategy.
  • Identify, analyse and develop responses to commercial risks.
  • Undertake cost analysis for all MMIS projects
  • Engage clients to understand client’s requirements and undertake feasibility studies.
  • Perform risk, value management and cost control.
  • Provide advice and forecasts about project costs.
Minimum Educational Qualifications & Professional Experience
  • University Degree in Quantity Surveying, Construction Engineering or related field from a reputable higher institution of learning.
  • Minimum of 10 years of direct experience in the construction/Engineering industry.
  • Professional certification such as Membership of the Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors(NIQS),Quantity Surveyors Registration Board (QSRBN) and other Professional bodies will be an added advantage
  • Project management Certification will an added advantage
  • Health & Safety Certification will be an added advantage.
Required Skills:
  • Experienced at compiling and following strict budgets; strong estimating and financial analysis skills
  • Good at time management and prioritization of work
  • Good eye for detail, for seeing small points in drawings, checking work quality
  • In-depth understanding of construction, materials, pricing, and industry
  • Strong aptitude for numbers, spreadsheets, and financial report.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Numerical accuracy skills
  • Analytical thinking skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Ability to read and interpret drawings
  • Proficiency in computer software used in the construction industry
  • Ability to analyze financial records and apply data to improved results
  • Good working knowledge of civil, architectural, mechanical and electrical work

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: [email protected]
Application Deadline 10th March, 2019.

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