Chief Operating Officer in Lagos, Nigeria

at Adexen

Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5 - 7 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female
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Job Description

Our client is a large multinational conglomerate with business interests ranging from engineering services to FMCG and healthcare products.

The scope of the job will be:

  • Key objective is profitably expanding the pharma branch in its three main segments of private business, agency business and tender business.
  • Building a competent, cost effective, efficient and results oriented organization.
  • Fully accountable for managing Sales & Marketing, Production, Q&A, Regulations, Operations, Maintenance and HR & Administration.
  • Reporting into the Managing Director of the Company.

Job description


  • Building a competent, empowered, efficient and result driven organization.
  • Identifying and executing business development opportunities, especially the growth of
  • Company products (own brands, in-house production), Tender business (production for domestic and international tender), Agency business (distribution for international pharma companies)
  • Defining and implementing strategic projects, including the expansion of Company Pharma’s production, warehousing and other facilities.
  • Ensuring zero defect and efficiency in supply chain, logistics and warehouses processes.
  • Co-managing relationships with regulatory & public bodies, including NAFDAC and WHO
  • Building and strengthening in-house Production and R & D skills to ensure world class quality development and production of medicines, testing and formulations.
  • Implementing suitable HR strategy, recruiting, performance management and people development.
  • Keeping track of regional and global trends of Pharmaceutical Industry in terms of demands, new products/medicines, technological advancements, processes, pricing, etc.
  • Handling all administrative activities of the company and liaising with group functions/ group management
  • Implementation and maintenance of quality systems across all parts of business.
  • Regular reporting and performance tracking in close cooperation with CFO.


  • Master of Business Administration combined with B Pharma/M Pharma degree.
  • Ph D in Pharmaceutical Sciences is an additional preference.
  • Extensive knowledge of the Pharma industry in the emerging markets.
  • Minimum 15 years’ experience in Pharma operations, thereof minimum 5 in management roles in reputed institutions
  • Extensive experience in managing all important aspects across Sales & Marketing, Production, Q&A, Regulations, Operations, Maintenance and HR & Administration.
  • Proven leadership skills, having successfully managed significant business units.
  • Excellent analytical and decision making skills.
  • Excellent communication skills and written proficiency in English.
  • Excellent command of the relevant IT tools/ programs and professional standards.
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