NOSAK GROUP CHAIRMAN NOMINATED TO LEAD EDO STATE OIL PALM PLANTATION FORUM

Nosak Group Chairman, Dr Tony Ogunbor, was the distinguished Chairman of the Edo State Government Agribusiness Workshop held in Benin-City from 26th to 28th January 2017. Themed ” Harnessing Resources and Opportunities to Optimise Agribusiness in Edo State”. The Workshop was to identify specific areas of government interventions, engage stakeholders and facilitate private sector investments. There was no better choice of whom to open and lead the workshop than our amiable Chairman who for over 26yrs had seen and tapped the opportunities in the Oil Palm sector of the economy. The Governor, Deputy Governor and other eminent stakeholders in business, academia and government were fully represented.

In his welcome and opening address, Dr Ogunbor took the participants on a roller coaster ride of his rich experience in the Agric sector spanning the challenges and successes. He reminded the participants of the value of Agriculture in the country in the 50’s and 60’s before the advent of Crude Oil and how in spite of our fertile lands we have been caught in the dangerous web of the black gold. He enumerated the gains in Agriculture and the value chain opportunities therein. He further highlighted the numerous benefits accruable from retracing back to the agrarian culture and commended the State government in its quest to make Edo State the number one state in Agriculture.

Breakout sessions were held in which the Nosak team participated fully in the Oil Palm/Cocoa/Rubber Group. The Nosak Team was ably represented by Mr Robert Ogirri, MD of Nosak Farm Produce Ltd and Mr Victor Egharevba, Plantation Manager of Saturn Farms.

The Chairman was further nominated by the State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, during the one on one session on Saturday to lead and chair the Oil Palm Plantation Forum and present the way forward for Edo State.

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VACANCY:INTERNAL AUDIT & COMPLIANCE OFFICER

We are a reputable, world class, dynamic, creative and result oriented organization. We are currently recruiting for the post of Internal Audit and Compliance Officer.

 

INTERNAL AUDIT & COMPLIANCE OFFICER –                                     CODE: IACO-2017

Responsibilities:

  • Carry out verification exercise.
  • Carry out audit review activities as stated in the audit plan and allocated.
  • Carry out market survey as may be required.
  • Document and file according to reference document.
  • Carry out other audit assignment as directed by the unit Head of Internal Audit and Compliance.

Requirements:

  • B.Sc / HND in Accounting
  • ICAN /ACA registered or to start soon
  • Must be between 25 – 30 years of age
  • A minimum of two (2) years work experience as an internal auditor
  • Highly motivated, results-oriented individual with integrity, very confidential and able to work independently under minimal supervision with an attention to detail and accuracy
  • Analytical, excellent report writing and investigative ability
  • Experience in tank farm or depot will be an added advantage
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft applications (Excel, Word)
  • Ability to manage numerous tasks and sensitive information in a professional manner in a fast paced deadline driven environment

Location: Lagos

Type of Employment: Permanent

Salary: Very attractive

Expected date of resumption: Mid February 2017

Only qualified and interested candidates should send their resumes to careers@nosakgroup.com using the code as the subject of the mail. Application closes on or before Monday 31st January, 2017.

VACANCY:INTERNAL AUDIT & COMPLIANCE OFFICER

We are a reputable, world class, dynamic, creative and result oriented organization. We are currently recruiting for the post of Internal Audit and Compliance Officer.

INTERNAL AUDIT & COMPLIANCE OFFICER –                                     CODE: IACO-2017

 

Responsibilities:

  • Carry out verification exercise.
  • Carry out audit review activities as stated in the audit plan and allocated.
  • Carry out market survey as may be required.
  • Document and file according to reference document.
  • Carry out other audit assignment as directed by the unit Head of Internal Audit and Compliance.

Requirements:

  • B.Sc / HND in Accounting
  • ICAN /ACA registered or to start soon
  • Must be between 25 – 30 years of age
  • A minimum of two (2) years work experience as an internal auditor
  • Highly motivated, results-oriented individual with integrity, very confidential and able to work independently under minimal supervision with an attention to detail and accuracy
  • Analytical, excellent report writing and investigative ability
  • Experience in tank farm or depot will be an added advantage
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft applications (Excel, Word)
  • Ability to manage numerous tasks and sensitive information in a professional manner in a fast paced deadline driven environment

Location: Lagos

Type of Employment: Permanent

Salary: Very attractive

Expected date of resumption: Mid February 2017

Only qualified and interested candidates should send their resumes to careers@nosakgroup.com using the code as the subject of the mail. Application closes on or before Monday 31st January, 2017.

 

VACANCY: Marketing Officer

We are looking for a passionate Marketing Officer to plan and oversee the organization’s marketing activities and campaigns. You will be the one to ensure that all marketing operations are successful in meeting the goals set by management

JOB TITLE: Marketing Officer                                                                 CODE: MO-2016

COMPANY NAME: AZEZEX LIMITED

KEY FUNCTION:

A successful Marketing officer must have great enthusiasm for all things marketing and great knowledge of relevant techniques and principles. The ideal candidate will also be an excellent communicator and will have experience in managing different marketing ventures.

The goal is to ensure that the marketing efforts of the company add the highest value to its business.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Ability to develop sales plan.
  2. Generate income and revenue.
  3. Increase brand awareness and drive sales.
  4. Build trust throughout the customers’ sale cycle.
  5. Keep good sales record.
  6. Contribute in the implementation of marketing strategies.
  7. Conduct market research to identify opportunities for promotion and growth.
  8. Customer feedback.

QUALIFICATION, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  1. Relevant experiences in shipping and freight forwarding industries.
  2. A minimum of 3-5 years working experience as marketing officer or similar role
  3. Solid knowledge of marketing techniques and principles
  4. Good understanding of market research techniques, statistical and data analysis methods
  5. Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office packages
  6. Thorough understanding of social media and web analytics
  7. Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills
  8. Outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities
  9. Creativity and commercial awareness
  10. A team player with a customer-oriented approach
  11. BSc/HND in any of the social sciences

AGE: 26 – 40 Years

All suitable and interested candidates should forward their resumes to careers@nosakgroup.com using the job title and vacancy code as the email subject. Application closes by Monday 16th January, 2017.

VACANCY: Commercial Data Analyst

We are a reputable, world class, dynamic, creative and result oriented organization, with group of companies located in the major city of the country.

Due to expansion in operation for better value and effectiveness, there is a job opening in one of our subsidiaries for intelligent, proactive and self motivating individuals.

 

Commercial Data Analyst                                                     Code: CDA-11/16

Responsibilities:

The Commercial Data Analyst will:

  • Manages the generation of periodic sales reports (daily, weekly, monthly et al) as may be required by line manager.
  • Generates trend analysis, customer trading statements issuance as per required frequency
  • Processes and handles all trade customer and sales team related claims to ensure turnaround times agreed are duly met
  • Collation of all sales data from sales team for report to management and other advised end users
  • Handles customer sales order management and account reconciliation issues where required
  • Handles adhoc reporting duties as may be communicated from time to time by line manager
  • Tracks and reports the commercial function KPIs and incentives
  • Any other duty as may be communicated by line manager/supervisor or head of sales from time to time.

Qualification, Skills & Experience

  • BSc or HND in Mathematical related course
  • Computing Skills (specifically use of Microsoft office suite specifically MS Excel)
  • Time conscious
  • Analytically sound and has a knack for numbers
  • Experience with Sage, Dynamics or SAP
  • Excellent Communication skills
  • A minimum of 2-3 years work experience in a similar role
  • Cognate experience in a Vegetable Oil Producing Organization will be an added advantage

All suitable and interested candidates should forward their resumes to careers@nosakgroup.com the code as the subject of mail.

Application closes by the close of business on Friday 11th November, 2016.

VACANCY

We are a reputable, world class, dynamic, creative and result oriented organization, with group of companies located in the major city of the country. Due to expansion in operation for better value and effectiveness, there is a job opening in one of our subsidiaries for intelligent, proactive and self motivating individuals.

AREA SALES EXECUTIVE                            Code: ASE-10/16

Responsibilities:

The Area Sales Executive will be expected to

  • To drive and achieve Sales Volume and Value budget for assigned territory.
  • To manage existing customer base for zero attrition rate (100% customer retention), drive sales orders and payments and also initiate new lead relationships.
  • Ensure all customer records are duly updated as is the policy of the company.
  • Monitor and report all competitive activities within assigned geography.
  • Ensure availability,  visibility and price adherence of our products within assigned area
  • Track and monitor all distributor investment to ensure leakages are avoided.
  • Responsible for handling the service of all sub dealers (distributor’s customers) to avoid service and supply gaps.
  • Report market trends and suggest areas of advantage for competitive edge
  • Any other duty as may be communicated by line manager/supervisor or head of sales from time to time.

Qualification, Skills & Experience

  • HND Holder or B.sc in relevant field
  • A team Player, self driven
  • Computing Skills (Proficiency in Microsoft offices)
  • Can drive/operate vehicles with a valid driver’s license
  • Excellent Communication skills
  • A minimum of 2-3 years work experience in a similar role
  • Cognate experience in a Vegetable Oil Producing Organization will be an added advantage

All suitable and interested candidates should forward their resumes to careers@nosakgroup.com the code as the subject of mail.

Application closes by the close of business on Friday 21st October, 2016.

 

HOW TO POSITION YOURSELF FOR A BIGGER JOB

Most employees are faced with the challenge of trying to convince the powers-that-be at work that they are ready for, deserve, and should be given a bigger job: the grown-up versions of whining and/or “but so-and-so got it”; most of our kids do while growing up to get us let them do some things on their own, don’t work at all in the work environment.  In other words, hounding your boss at every turn about how much you want a promotion, acting sad or disengaged when it doesn’t happen, making the case that you deserve a promotion based on tenure, or on peers having gotten promotions – these things won’t work, and will in fact probably hurt your chances.

So, how do you show your boss that you’re truly ready for a promotion? Assuming there’s a promotion available; these five things will set you up for success:

1)   Demonstrate that you’re not overwhelmed –

Many people seem to think that looking totally slammed all the time makes them seem committed and hard-working — ready for something more. But it generally has exactly the opposite effect. Staying late every night, running into meetings at the last minute, talking about how much work you have piled up and how you haven’t taken a real vacation in x years – that just makes you look as though a) you’re not managing your time very well, and b) there’s no possible way you could do anything more.  And that’s a problem. If you’re looking for a promotion, and you seem like you’re barely hanging on in this job, why would anyone think you’re capable of a bigger one? Instead, first stop talking about how overwhelmed you are. Then figure out how to streamline your work and/or make best use of your time, so that you can be calmer and more collected (especially when dealing with people at the next level up).  And if your job truly is too much for one person to handle well in a reasonable number of hours per week, bring your boss a proposal for shifting, simplifying, or sharing your work that’s feasible and will support the department’s success.

2)   Volunteer for things that help the whole company –

Once you’ve opened up a bit of time and aren’t feeling like the proverbial headless chicken, you’ll have the bandwidth to notice projects or initiatives that are being created to help move the company forward.  Raise your hand to be included, especially if it’s in an area where you have passion, expertise, or both.  For instance, let’s say you’re deeply versed in e-commerce, and there’s a cross-functional group being put together to figure out how to create a better mobile presence for your products.  Offer to help.

3)   Look the part –

This may seem superficial, but it is fairly important, for better or for worse. Every company has dress and grooming codes (usually implicit vs. explicit) and what’s expected changes as you move up the ladder.  For instance, it might be OK for an assistant (male or female) to wear canvas flats, an Old Navy sweater, and hair pulled back into a pony tail; that’s probably not how a senior vice president shows up.  Notice how people one or two levels above you in the organization (especially people who you view as having a lot of potential for further success) are dressing and grooming themselves, and evolve your style as needed.  Don’t try to be somebody you’re not – just up your dress and grooming game in a way that feels like you, but more senior.

4)   Make a business case for your promotion –

If you were trying to convince your boss to invest in a new piece of technology, you’d talk about how having it would improve the company’s service, or increase people’s productivity; you’d present the business case for making that investment.  In the same way, when you’re requesting a promotion or expansion of your responsibilities, you’re asking your boss and the company to invest in you, and you need to be able to make a compelling case as to why it’s a good idea for them to do that.  Too often, employees’ promotion requests are completely self-referential (“I’ve worked hard,” “I’ve been in this job for three years,” “Everyone who started with me has already been promoted”).  Instead, focus on how your promotion will help the company, your boss and the team, and be prepared to explain that to your boss in a simple, logical way.

5)   Do your current job astonishingly well –

If you do nothing else, do this. Many, many times over the years managers have told me about employees who are doing only a B or C job in their current position, and yet who come in to request promotions or more responsibility.  When the boss says (legitimately), that he or she first needs to see that the person can do their current job well, too often, the employee responds with some version of, “But my current job isn’t challenging enough/doesn’t showcase my strengths/ doesn’t give me a seat at the table.” I have never known a manager to whom this makes sense.  Trust me, he or she is sitting there thinking, Why on earth should I trust that you would be great at a bigger job when you aren’t great at this one? Doing an A+ job in the position you have now – not occasionally, but day in and day out – is the single best way of convincing your boss to take a chance on giving you a bigger job.

If you’ve been angling for a promotion and haven’t gotten one, and you’ve read through the suggestions above and thought, yeah, yeah – I know all this…. I’d suggest you stop for a minute and step back from yourself.  Have you really been doing these things, or do you just agree with them in theory?  You might want to ask someone you trust, who sees you clearly and will be honest with you.  When it comes to something as important as our career and how we’re trying to advance it, we can all be a little myopic at times.  On further reflection and with some outside input, you may realize you need to focus less on why a promotion would be good for you, and more on demonstrating why giving you a bigger job is a great investment for your company to make.