Job Title: Head, External Relations, Legal & Regulatory Ref No: 206 Location: Lagos, Nigeria Overview

  • In line with the company’s decision to ensure key roles are filled by suitably qualified candidates who have hands-on experience seeks an exceptional Chief Operating Officer with proven integrity.
Detailed Job Description
  • Lead the development and implementation of agreed external relations policy, strategy, and work plans and assess the need for changes on a periodic basis.
  • Monitor legislation and government regulations on an ongoing basis, to identify areas that may impact the Company’s operations
  • Analyze complex and sensitive issues/ regulations and provide recommendations on strategies/ approaches to the Company’s executives.
  • Coordinate the interface with key government and regulatory agencies, including NAFDAC and SON and ensure compliance with clearly stated guidelines.
  • Carry out analysis and documentation, and provide recommendations regarding special projects arising from federal regulations and state laws.
  • Accompany Company Executives to meetings with government officials, and take the lead/ support in presenting issues that impact on the Company’s businesses.
  • Obtain and maintain necessary product approvals and documentation (certificates, declaration of conformity, etc) as required.
  • Actively network and build relationships with key Government officials and their staff.
  • Coordinate the implementation of approved company’s corporate social responsibility and community development initiatives.
  • Formulate and implement legal strategies and ensure compliance with all legal and corporate governance requirements.
  • Organize and prepare agenda for Board meetings and Board Committee meetings.
  • Manage the Company’s lawyers to provide timely and cost effective legal advice on all business transactions to avoid or minimize loss and/or exposure to potential litigation
  • Develop internal communications plans for a range of projects, initiatives and campaigns, and implement them.
  • Act as a sounding Board for management and the HR team on the legal implications of people management policies and practices.
  • Work with the Head, Marketing Communications to develop media strategies to support the organizations’ brand and handle topical and reputation-sensitive issues.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the MD.
Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in Marketing, Public Relations, Journalism, Mass Media, Political or Social Sciences, International Relations or other related fields.
  • Post graduate degree in public relations, Political Sciences, International Relations etc.
  • Minimum of ten (10) relevant work experience in a similar role
  • Understanding of trends, challenges, opportunities, regulations and legislations relating to the food and beverage manufacturing industry
  • Excellent negotiation, protocol awareness and diplomatic skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Good analytical and problem solving skills
  • Good interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Good organizational skills
  • High sense of responsibility and accountability
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