Vice President, Strategy & Business Development Job in Nigeria

 Illaj Holdings is a holding company with different subsidiaries in the FMCG & Construction sector, renowned for its commitment to innovation and quality. As producers of Legend Seed, Legend Rice, Legend Flour, and Native Rice, and others, the company prioritizes excellence throughout the production process, from seed selection to market distribution with dedication to providing farmers with improved seed varieties and consumers with affordable, high-quality rice and maize products.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Vice President, Strategy & Business Development

Location: Kaduna

Employment Type: Full-time

Key Responsibilities 

  • Develop and implement the overall corporate strategy that aligns with the overall vision and objectives of the holding company and its subsidiaries.
  • Identify and evaluate new business opportunities, partnerships, and investment prospects in the agricultural value chains and beyond.
  • Conduct thorough market research and analysis to identify emerging trends, customer needs, and competitive landscape.
  • Lead the development of strategic business plans for the holding company and its subsidiaries.
  • Drive the execution of strategic initiatives, ensuring their successful implementation and achievement of targeted outcomes.
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders to foster strong relationships and partnerships with government agencies, industry associations, and other relevant organizations.
  • Monitor and evaluate the performance of existing business units and propose strategies for improvement and growth.
  • Oversee the development and management of marketing and branding strategies to enhance the company's market position and customer engagement.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to cross-functional teams involved in strategy development and business expansion.
  • Prepare and present comprehensive reports and recommendations to the Board of Directors and senior management

Educational Requirement

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Agriculture, Economics, or a related field.
  • An MBA or Master's Degree in any relevant field of study

Skills & Experience:

  • Proven experience (at least 10 years) in strategic planning, business development, and project management preferably in a holding company or similar environment.
  • Strong understanding of the agricultural value chains, including primary production, processing and marketing.
  • Excellent knowledge of the Nigerian agricultural industry, including government policies, regulations, and funding mechanisms.
  • Proven track record of successfully identifying and developing new business opportunities, resulting in revenue growth and market expansion.
  • Solid financial acumen and ability to analyze complex financial data.
  • Strong negotiation and deal-making skills.
  • Exceptional leadership and team management abilities.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to think strategically and creatively to solve complex business problems.

Other Relevant Qualifications, Certifications, Professional Memberships, etc.:

  • Professional certifications in strategic management, business development, and/or project management.
  • Membership in relevant professional associations or bodies

Application Closing Date
5th July, 2024.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Cover Letter in PDF to: using the job title as the subject of the mail.