HealthPlus Limited Vacancy in Lagos for a Head of Projects

HealthPlus Limited is Nigeria’s 1st Integrative Pharmacy, the fastest growing pharmacy chain in West Africa. Since 1999, we have been committed to our mission of helping people achieve optimum health & vitality. In 2010, a sister company was birthed – CasaBella International Limited. CasaBella, a one-stop store for beauty and grooming solutions is now a retail chain and a household name.

As we expand our frontiers to redefine the world of health & beauty in Nigeria, we are looking for amazing and smart people who will roll up their sleeves and share our passion & success. People who will join our team of highly motivated professionals who get the job done!

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Head of Projects
Location:
Lagos
Job Description

  • Report to the COO
  • Develop and direct strategies with the Management team for the Projects department and ensure strategies are aligned with the vision of HealthPlus Group
  • Develop process, procedures and systems for the department in order to deliver the department’s strategy. The department comprises of Property Acquisition, Leasing & Value Assurance and Design & Projects
  • Identify, evaluate, negotiate and manage business opportunities for branch expansion that will contribute to the organisation’s short and long term business goals
  • Identify new opportunities for retail locations and business development
  • Liaise and negotiate with in conjunction with management retail property developers, landlords and land owners to identify viable retail spaces and opportunities
  • Handle property related issues and manage relationship with all Landlords/Estate Managers
  • End-to-end management (plan, implement, manage, evaluate and review) of branch development projects such as expansion, relocation and renovation within stipulated deadlines and cost
  • Liaise with and coordinate all relevant departments towards branch opening activities through the hand holding period till hand over to store management
  • Liaise and partner with Facilities and Admin Services department to ensure that all physical facilities including electrical, carpentry, civil works and plumbing systems are functioning optimally
  • Work with Facilities and Admin Services department to ensure that facilities meet environmental, health, and security standards, and comply with government regulations
  • Make sure of the smooth progress of all operations until the branch opening
  • Coordinate between all functional teams involved in the branch opening
  • Track the quality of deliverables
  • Identify and mitigate issues and risks in each phase of the project
  • Timely follow-up with the management team on all issues related to new branch development
  • Coordinate with internal parties on timelines and issues requiring cross departmental involvement in order to ensure proper communication and timely delivery of works completed
  • Ensure high quality of project documentation
  • Provide periodic and detailed status reports to the Management team
  • Plan, administer and control budgets for contracts, equipment and supplies
  • Liaise with relevant government bodies to facilitate prompt processing of property related issues such as permits, certificates, fees, etc
  • Ensure only registered and accredited vendors in their areas of expertise are sourced and contracted for all supplies and services
  • Source for vendors/service providers for all supplies and services
  • Maintain a comprehensive database of vendors to enable swift sourcing of service providers data

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or a related field with 10 years minimum experience in a structured organisation, 4 years of which must be in a managerial capacity
  • Membership of a recognised professional body is an added advantage
  • Leadership & managerial skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Good problem solving and decision making skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • High standard of attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently, flexible, endurance and has a great willingness to travel
  • A good working Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite like Word, Outlook, and Excel
  • Project management skills
  • Negotiation and persuasion skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and people skills
  • Planning & organisational Skill
  • Ability to manage time and prioritise tasks

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications and CV’s to:[email protected]

Application Deadline  9th May, 2016.

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