NOSAK GROUP – pioneering survival strategies for businesses in a recession through Learning and Development

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The current economic variables playing out within the Nigerian business hemisphere have forced organisations to transition in order to survive and still maintain a portion of the market share. This has equally given rise to innovations as regards strategies for survival, which will hopefully mitigate against a future reoccurrence.

The Head Training – Nosak Group; Mrs Igie Odozi stated that this reality not only impacts businesses directly in terms of market share but affects to a larger extend the owners and drivers of the business. The major stakeholders in this endeavour are the owners and the employees. In situations such as the one business owners and organisations have found themselves in this country, the organisations will have to grapple with issues of shrinkage of the market, downsizing, cost savings/reduction in order to remain afloat while employees on their part are up and doing in seeking for greener pastures in other organisations to mitigate the risk of job losses. This to a large extent accounts for the current high level of employee turnover in organisations.

For organisations willing and seeking to remain afloat while running profitably, the key is to imbibe a culture of learning.  Training programmes for human capital development are now channelled towards ensuring the effectiveness of employee contributions to the success of the business. Consequently, smart organisations now adopt more effective solutions in workforce engagement through the retention of their critical talents. This is only achievable by continuous investment in learning and development. Learning and development continues to be a practice that requires a substantial chunk of investment and organizations that fail to adjust their learning management practices and solutions will struggle endlessly with declining organizational growth or productivity.

Nosak Group as a world class company, an innovative cum leading brand in industries is an advocate of this smart solution of investing heavily in continuous learning and development of its workforce using the best of technology and content. A recent study revealed that leading companies like Nosak Gorup are taking it further by leveraging on social learning activities; mobile learning solutions etc thereby consistently increasing the budget size for learning and development. This has equally given rise to a paradigm shift whereby there is a transition from the traditional context of strictly controlling approach of the workforce to the innovative approach of engaging and seeing the workforce as partners in the business.

The traditional methods of learning are also being abandoned in favour of more effective learning solutions based on cutting edge technology, which engages talent and improves performance.

In the present scheme of things, our approach at Nosak Group to organizational development are:

a).     Prioritizing the Individual employee.

b).     Development and Re-training key talent as a strategic business       priority leading to business growth.

c).     Strengthening partnership between the Group and our workforce. This makes us not to be overly “controlling” but one that views her employees as collaborators for success.

It is in line with this paradigm shift by the management of Nosak Group that a World class, fully equipped Training School was commissioned on March 15, 2017 to serve not only the needs of the Group but other organisations willing to key into this initiative. At the flag off of this laudable initiative; Group Chief Operating Officer – Thomas Oloriegbe appreciated the management team for the giant step taken to properly equip the training school with the latest technology offerings. This is geared towards impacting knowledge and empowering the work force in their respective disciplines.

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OIL PALM IS OUR NEW CRUDE OIL – GOV. OBASEKI

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has revealed that his administration would massively invest in the Oil Palm sector in its quest to diversify the state economy beyond crude oil.

The governor announced this yesterday at the Edo State Government House in Benin when a 14-member committee set up to develop an oil palm plan for the state presented its report to him.

He said: “Oil Palm is our new crude oil; it will be the key driver of our development. The state still has one of the largest estates of oil palm, which have the highest yield in the country. We want to leverage on our high-yielding varieties and long tradition of oil palm production to acquire about 100, 000 hectares of land for the development of oil palm estates. The production will be of global standards and yield”.

Continuing, the governor commended the committee members for their efforts towards gathering the report assuring them that the government would acquire the necessary resources to execute the project.

‘’We will, within the next two weeks, create a smaller team to come up with a work plan on how to execute the feasibility plan, work out the image capturing of the land to be used, and get the involvement of the host community for the project.

Meanwhile, the committee Chairman, Toni Ogunbor, explaining the report, revealed that the committee recommended four key issues in the report that need to be addressed to bring the project to fruition.

These were land development, provision of security, infrastructure and the need to have data on soil and weather conditions.

NOSAK GROUP HOLDS 2017 MANAGEMENT RETREAT

NOSAK GROUP HOLDS MANAGEMENT RETREAT, AIMS TO LEAPFROG IN MARKET LEADERSHIP.

Nosak Group recently held a two-day Management Retreat themed “Accelerate and Win: Leapfrog” at Sunfit Hotels, Amuwo Odofin where over 20 Managers and Department Heads from across Nigeria gathered.
The retreat was facilitated by Wright & Co Ltd, a management consulting firm (Affiliated with Leadership & Vision Ltd) that provides cutting edge solutions to some of the most complex challenges facing organizations today.

Guest speaker, Olu Onakoya, led the retreat with a session on the importance of Effective Communication as a Leader. A Former Managing Director of Mobil Nigeria, Olu Onakoya has over 30 years of cognate corporate and organisational leadership experience, most of which he was at top management level.

Dr. Toni Ogunbor, Chairman of Nosak Group, also conducted a session on the state of the company and trends in Nigerian economy. He applauded each business on its ability to survive in the current economic recession of the country.
Recognising the newest product line of the Group; Nosak Famili Vegetable Oil, a product of one of the newest venture, Nosak Farm Produce Limited. Nosak Famili Vegetable Oil is expected to circulate every Nigerian market before the end of the second quarter of the year, 2017.
This is already creating additional jobs and export opportunities for the country, which the Federal Government has encouraged of recent times. He further stated that, “It was an outstanding retreat and the results will be felt throughout the company for a long time to come. All our team members were able to benefit from the discussions with external facilitators and to participate in the continued aim for leadership of the company.”

An indigenous conglomerate founded in 1984, Nosak Group has built a reputation for providing the highest quality services and products ranging from lubricants, ethanol, retail outlets, real estate, financial services, healthcare solutions, logistics and industrial packaging for clients across Nigeria, as well as neighbouring African Countries.

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: Mechanical Fitter/Technician

JOB TITLE: Mechanical Fitter/Technician

Code: MF-2016

SUMMARY OF ROLE

The Fitter/Technician is responsible for all duties associated with the post including fitting and plant operation duties at Nosak Farm Produce Limited.

KEY FUNCTIONS

  • Maintenance and repair of mobile & fixed plant and equipment as requested by Line Manager.
  • Follow instructions as directed by the Line Manager
  • Assist with the safe operation of the work site

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintenance and fitting duties on a wide range of Plant items as  associated with the normal day to day works carried out by Nosak Farm Produce Limited
  • Cutting and welding as requested by  Line Manager
  • Keeping accurate records e.g. maintain log book, record of works carried out, record sheets.
  • Liaising and working with outside contract fitting staff and electrical/mechanical contractors employed Nosak Farm Produce LTD
  • Complying with delegated responsibilities in the areas of Safety, Health and Welfare and have a proactive approach towards the reduction/elimination of accidents and dangerous occurrences in the workplace
  • Working with procurement to procure mechanical parts, supplies and services from a wide range of suppliers to ensure minimum downtime and maximum availability and reliability of plant, equipment and fixed plant systems.
  • Procurement of mechanical parts in accordance with Nosak Farm Produce procurement policy as well as Line Manager’s approval
  • Carrying out any mechanical repairs and maintenance duties assigned or requested by  Line Manager
  • Responsible for maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of all mechanical and hydraulic- and diesel-powered equipment

QUALIFICATION, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • OND in Mechanical Engineering
  • A minimum of 2-3 years working experience in a manufacturing company.
  • The job holder must be a quick learner, have a strong sense of ownership, display a high level of customer-focused orientation, and be able to take responsibility for actions taken.
  • Troubleshooting skills
  • Team Player
  • High level of integrity
  • Adaptability
  • General Tool Usage
  • Following safety instructions

 

All suitable and interested candidates should forward their resumes to careers@nosakgroup.com using the vacancy code as the email subject. Application closes by Monday 12th December, 2016.