Technical Manager, Agro Plant

Babban Gona seeks to hire an Agro Plant Technical Manager

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead the production of agro-chemical products in compliance with world-class standards – instilling a culture that exhibits continuous improvement regarding Safety, Quality and Cost Delivery.
  • Organize agrochemical programs and activities in accordance with the mission and goals of the organization.
  • Develop new programs to support the strategic direction of the agrochemical plant and the organization.
  • Develop a budget and operating plan for the program.
  • Develop an evaluation method to assess program strengths and identify areas for improvement.
  • Write program funding proposals to guarantee uninterrupted delivery of services.
  • Manage a team with a diverse array of talents and responsibilities.
  • Ensure goals are met in areas including customer satisfaction, safety, quality and team member performance.
  • Implement and manage changes and interventions to ensure project goals are achieved.
  • Meet with stakeholders to make communication easy and transparent regarding project issues and decisions on services.
  • Produce accurate and timely reporting of program status throughout its life cycle.
  • Analyze program risks and work on strategy to market the product.

Reporting Line

This position reports to the Head of Partnerships.

Required Experience

Profound know-how in chemical assembly processes and production technologies

  • Leadership experience in project coordination, agro-chemical production, coupled with excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of Operational and Supply Chain Management
  • Experience in collaborating with contractors, and partners
  • Expertise in agro-resource management (inventories, planning and project implementation) and invasive species management (planning, identification and control).
  • Ability to mentor, manage and supervise employees and interns.
  • Experience in and ability to perform fieldwork.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel and Access) and managing geographic databases.
  • Detail-oriented and able to handle multiple tasks.
  • Ability to work with little or no supervision – independently and as part of a team.

Start-Up Environment 

  • Thrives in a fast-paced, start-up environment with dynamic business priorities. 

Unlocking Potential of Team Members

  • Extensive experience and passion for coaching/ mentoring a team. 

Detailed Orientation and Managing Complexity

  • Extensive experience leading a complex organization and passion for getting into details to identify root cause of issues and create innovative solutions.
  • Work Location 
    • Babban Gona currently operates a decentralized model with 10 offices spread across Nigeria. 
    • This role would be based in Northern Nigeria.

All interested candidates send a resume and cover letter to [email protected] with the job title in the subject line.