Agricultural Business Head – West Africa

Matt Hill
Recruitment Consultant
+44 1727 817 703

Matt Hill

Redstone Commodity Search focus on offering 360° search solutions to the global commodities markets. With a competitive coverage of Trading Houses, Producers, Majors, Utilities, Merchants, Hedge Funds, Investment Banks and Brokerages; Redstone Commodity Search can confidently offer you an edge in today’s volatile market.

Redstone Commodity Search are working with an international Soft & Agricultural Trading House looking to hire an Agricultural Business Head to be based in Lagos, Nigeria.

Key Responsibilities / Tasks

  • Strategic Leadership: Develop and implement growth strategies, creating comprehensive short, medium, and long-term business plans.
  • Global Trade Operations Management: Execute global trade operations strategy with a focus on TAT and process orientation.
  • Manage shipping operations (Bulk) and logistics, ensuring end-to-end workflow planning / Business Development for Agri products.
  • Financial Expertise and Risk Management: Demonstrate financial expertise, including exposure to fund raising and understanding of treasury and capital structure.
  • Trade and Contract Expertise: Handle multi-currency contracts, bulk, and container trades, with detailed knowledge of Agri products and stay conversant with Asia & Africa trade flows.
  • Reports into Global CEO.

Key Qualifications / Experience

  • Postgraduate from a Tier 1 institute in International Trade / Business / Agriculture
  • 12-15 years of international trading experience of agricultural products (grains, oilseeds, pulses, RCN, Nuts, spices etc)
  • Fluency in English / French / Hindi
  • Knowledge of full cycle of supply chain, international trade / jurisdictions, covering WAF regions.
  • Located in Lagos, Nigeria

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