Jobs at Recruut Nigeria

Recruut – We are a talent sourcing and recruitment process outsourcing company with a strong focus on improving hiring processes, employer branding & career development. We provide talent consulting services to various companies to create incisive talent strategies and powerful talent building processes that create sustainable advantage and bottom-line success for organizations both startups & large companies.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:


Job Title: Chief Strategy Officer
: Lagos
Job Type: Full-time
Job Summary

  • Reporting directly to the Chief Operating Officer, the Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) assists with developing, communicating, executing, and sustaining strategic initiatives.
  • S/he will focus on accelerating organization performance through cohesive strategy planning and execution, knowledge management and the implementation of an organizational dashboard for impact and organizational effectiveness.
  • The CSO is responsible for formalizing the company’s strategic-planning processes, and leading the development of the strategy, translating it for people across functions and business units, and drive organizational change forging new working relationships and synergies across the organization, and establishing greater transparency and accountability for those people carrying out the company’s strategy.
  • In addition, the CSO is responsible for assessing whether strategic initiatives, at all levels of the organization, are in line with the company’s standards and objectives.

Job Description

  • Leads the development of the strategic plan/framework for the organization, and the detailed current year operating plan, while adhering to direction set by the CEO and Board of Directors. This includes formalizing and leading the strategic planning process, focusing on long term trends and outlook, and competitive intelligence.
  • Acts as a key advisor to Chief Executive Officer on critical changes in the competitive landscape, global marketplace and external business environment
  • Engages external business and industry experts to learn and influence business strategies, constantly remaining alert and forward-thinking about opportunities and risks in the industry.
  • Leads the development and implementation of consistent practices and strategic frameworks across West and South Africa region.
  • Oversees the development and implementation of a knowledge management infrastructure and leads in the management of organizational knowledge as a strategic asset to further the organization’s goals.
  • Facilitates the execution of the strategy by working collaboratively with the other Executive Team members and ensuring that the strategy is communicated and easily understood by all throughout the organization. Ensures that strategic actions are completed at various levels to achieve desired results.
  • Ensures that appropriate metrics are in place to measure performance and progress towards strategic goals.
  • Leads the organization’s approach to measurement and evaluation with a focus on the creation of an organizational dashboard for impact and organizational effectiveness


  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience in strategic planning.
  • Seasoned professional, with a strong strategy orientation, who has previously held several business and operational roles in fast paced and complex environments. Work experience should include success in a period of growth and/or transition.
  • Ability to leading the entire range of problem solving work from problem definition to analysis, recommendation and the development of implementation plans.
  • Ability to influence on a global and virtual stage, demonstrating courage, an approachable style and inspiring confidence
  • Ability to bridge cultural boundaries and norms to overcome barriers and improve outcomes.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with key internal and external leaders, partners, suppliers and customers
  • Ability to apply a variety of strategic frameworks to analyze problems and to guide and develop solutions.
  • Ability to translate and communicate complex topics in a variety of forums, tailoring communications to effectively fit and influence the targeted audience; strong executive presence, presentation and communication skills.
  • Master’s Degree or an equivalent combination of a Bachelors degree and experience.
  • Proven track record with strategy planning, development, and execution

Additional Information:

  • This job requires frequent travelling and the potential candidate must be able to take initiatives and own the role.



Job Title: Senior Development Manager, West Africa
Location: Lagos
Job Description

  • Responsible for managing the development programs of West African projects in Nigeria and Ghana, currently including the Jigna, Lekki, Appolonia and King City projects.
  • Responsible for driving the following infrastructure and real estate development areas: urban planning, development conceptualization and implementation (including value engineering), adherence to development budget, financial modeling, leasing and contracting, JV/transaction structuring and negotiating, general project management as well as managing necessary stakeholders to ensure projects are completed on time, within budget and to the approved quality.

Other responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Working with the Head, West Africa to implement strategic priorities for the projects in terms of commercial management, project management, finance management as well as managing necessary stakeholders;
  • Originating strategic and profitable development opportunities across the portfolio;
  • Identifying partnership opportunities to support strategic priorities; including but not limited to leading negotiations with project partners and contractors for ongoing developments;
  • Monitoring day-to-day relationships with partners for ongoing developments, and establish metrics to analyze and track performance of partners;
  • Monitoring necessary coordination to manage project sites and logistics, project documentation, project cost and working capital management, and other elements of project management;
  • Implementing best practices across projects, train local resources, build capacity and institutional knowledge;
  • Recruiting / partnering with suitable resources to carry out development activities including but not limited to sales teams and delivery team whilst also utilizing the existing in-house resources and maintaining institutional knowledge;
  • Identifying the best individual and corporate consultants in the market to work with the in-house team;
  • Working with the Group Head of Construction and Delivery as well as the project delivery teams to ensure construction is carried out on time, within budget and in accordance with the agreed quality parameters;
  • Recommending the most appropriate form of construction procurement liaising with the Group Head of Construction and Delivery;
  • Working with the Group Head of Construction and Delivery to identify new construction technologies and methods of improving logistics and supply chains;
  • Supporting the identification of potential new projects which can be undertaken by the company across West Africa and develop business cases for identified projects in consultation with the Head, West Africa;
  • Identifying and sourcing equity investors and debt providers;
  • Managing appropriate market studies, feasibility studies, concept development, financial appraisal and other activities aimed at creating bankable, deliverable projects;
  • Carrying out thorough and incisive market research to ensure the most appropriate products for the market and  sites;
  • Coordinating induction of facility management services around the newly developed facilities prior to commissioning. More generally, also developing and implementing the general urban management frameworks (services and service charge regime for the Projects), working closely with Group Head of Construction and Delivery and consulting team;
  • Ensuring application and compliance with Group Anti-Corruption and Bribery Policy and Health, Safety and Quality standards;
  • Advising on property, facility management and after care services for all projects;
  • Working and liaising closely with the Country Heads and Project CEOs in West Africa;
  • All other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Head, West Africa

Hard Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Real estate, Development Management, Project Management or related professional discipline;
  • Minimum 10 -15 years of relevant experience in real estate developmentwith at least 5 years of relevant experience in emerging markets, preferably in Africa;
  • Effective development/project management skills;
  • Excellent budgeting skills;
  • Excellent reporting skills;
  • Effective deal structuring skills;
  • Good knowledge and understanding of legal and financial aspects of real estate development.

Soft Skills:

  • Mature, pragmatic and flexible approach, strong commercial judgment;
  • Team player but comfortable working autonomously;
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills;
  • Good negotiation skills;
  • Good attention to detail;
  • Rigorous and organized approach;
  • Hands-on, ready to roll up the sleeves.

Personal Characteristics:

  • High energy;
  • Result-oriented;
  • Strong work ethic;
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure;
  • Desire to live and work in Africa.


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