Job Vacancies at Cardinal Torch Company Limited Jobs in Nigeria



  2024-01-10
  Lagos, Nigeria


Cardinal Torch Company Limited was established in 2020 with the objective of transforming the commodity and agricultural trading sector in Nigeria and Africa by engaging in large-scale commodity trading and processing of semi and finished agricultural commodities with a particular emphasis on combined export and local consumption, enhancing efficiency, productivity, and sustainability within the sector.

We are recruiting to fill the following positions below:

1.) Technical / Executive Assistant to CEO

Job Locations: Lagos
Employment Type: Full-time

Job Summary


  • The Executive Assistant shall report directly to the President and CEO, in a one-on-one working relationship.
  • The Executive Assistant serves as the primary point of contact for internal and external constituencies on all matters pertaining to the Office of the Chief Executive Officer.
  • The Executive Assistant also serves as a liaison with the Senior management teams; organizes and coordinates executive outreach and external relations efforts; and oversees special projects.
  • The Executive Assistant must be creative and enjoy working within a small, entrepreneurial environment that is mission-driven, results-driven and community oriented.
  • The ideal individual will have the ability to exercise good judgment in a variety of situations, with strong written and verbal communication, administrative, and organizational skills, and the ability to maintain a realistic balance among multiple priorities.
  • The Executive Assistant will have the ability to work independently on projects, from conception to completion, and must be able to work under pressure at times to handle a wide variety of activities and confidential matters with discretion.
  • The Executive Assistant must have the right mix of soft and technical skills, along with the necessary experience and education.

Roles and Responsibilities
Executive Support:

  • Completes a broad variety of administrative tasks for the President & CEO including managing an extremely active calendar of appointments; completing expense reports;composing and preparing correspondence that is sometimes confidential; arranging complex and detailed travel plans, itineraries, and agendas; and compiling documents for travel-related meetings.
  • Plans, coordinates, and ensures the CEO's schedule is followed and respected.
  • Provides"gatekeeper" and "gateway" role, creating win-win situations for direct access to the CEO's time and office.
  • Communicates directly, and on behalf of the President and CEO, with Board members,donors, Foundation staff, and others, on matters related to CEO's programmatic initiatives.
  • Researches, prioritizes, and follows up on incoming issues and concerns addressed to the President, including those of a sensitive or confidential nature. Determines appropriate course of action, referral, or response.
  • Provides a bridge for smooth communication between the President's office and internal departments; demonstrating leadership to maintain credibility, trust, and support with senior management staff.
  • Works closely and effectively with the CEO to keep him/her well informed of upcoming commitments and responsibilities, following up appropriately. Acts as a "barometer," having a sense for the issues taking place in the environment and keeping the President updated.
  • Provides leadership to build relationships crucial to the success of the organization and manages a variety of special projects for the President, some of which may have organizational impact.
  • Successfully completes critical aspects of deliverables with a hands-on approach, including drafting acknowledgement letters, personal correspondence, and other tasks that facilitate the CEO's ability to effectively lead the company.
  • Prioritizes conflicting needs; handles matter expeditiously, proactively, and follows-through on projects to successful completion, often with deadline pressures.

Board Support and Liaison:

  • Serves as the CEO's administrative liaison to Cardinal Torch's board of directors
  • Assists board members with travel arrangements, lodging, and meal planning as needed
  • Maintains discretion and confidentiality in relationships with all board members
  • Adhere to compliance with applicable rules and regulations set in bylaws regarding board and board committee matters, including advance distribution of materials before meetings in electronic/paper format. Senior Management Liaison
  • Participates as an adjunct member of the Executive Team including assisting in schedulingmeetings and attending all meetings
  • Assists in coordinating the agenda of senior management team meetings and off-sites, and all staff meetings
  • Facilitates cross-divisional coordination of travel and outreach plans Communication s,Partnerships, and Outreach
  • Ensures that the President's bio is kept updated and responds to requests for materials regarding the President and the organization in general
  • Edits and completes first drafts for written communications to external stake holdersStrategic Initiatives
  • Works with the Strategic Initiatives team in coordinating the CEO's outreach activities
  • Follows up on contacts made by the President and supports the cultivation of ongoing relationships
  • Edits all, and creates acknowledgement letters from the President to donors
  • Organize and provide oversight for corporate initiatives and celebrations as requested.
  • Develop and cultivate collaborative relationships with peers, members of the Leadership Team, and external partners.
  • Develop effective processes to assure efficient delivery of information.
  • Provide confidential administrative support including report creation and maintenance,project support, research tasks, preparation of business travel & seminar arrangements, and meeting scheduling, agenda development, expense reconciliation, and minute taking.
  • Assist in presentation and report development for Board of Director meetings, and BoardCommittee meetings.
  • Assist in the development of corporate communications/correspondence and be accountable for timely distribution of communications (internal and external as required).
  • Support senior communication with clients, as required.
  • Plan for beverages, lunches, dinners, etc. for meetings as requested.
  • Other responsibilities and projects as may be required.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their updated Resume to: admin@cardinaltorch.com using the Job Position as the subject of the mail.

2.) Front Desk Officer

Job Locations: Lagos
Employment Type: Full-time

Job Summary

  • This post holder would be responsible for all receptionist and clerical duties and offering administrative support at the desk of Cardinal Torch’s main entrance.
  • She will be the face of the company for all visitors and will be responsible for the first impression made.

Responsibilities

  • May be the first point of contact for suppliers and customers.
  • Ensure cleanliness and proper arrangement of the reception area, equipment,accessories and workstation, where all reception/lobby/workstation technical issues should be routed through the Line Manager.
  • Greeting and welcoming customers/staff into the building
  • Answer all incoming calls and redirect them or keep messages
  • Resolve the basic queries of customers. For this, the receptionist should have some
  • basicknowledge about Cardinal’s Torch policies and procedures.
  • Resolve customer complaints in a professional and friendly manner and redirect to LineManager for support.
  • Escalate all incidents, customer/guest issues urgently to the Supervisor for immediatecorrective actions.
  • Monitor and order front office supplies when necessary and keep inventory of stock
  • Update calendars and schedule meetings
  • Arrange travel and accommodations, and prepare vouchers
  • Keep updated records and monitoring of office expenses and costs
  • Receive letters, packages, etc., and distribute them
  • Prepare outgoing mail by drafting correspondence,check, sort and forward emails,securing parcels etc.
  • Maintain office security by following safety procedures and controlling access via the reception desk (monitor logbook, issue visitor badges)
  • Ensure the security and confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Perform other clerical receptionist duties such as filing, photocopying, transcribing and faxing
  • Provide assistance in general administrative activities and any other duties as assigned by the Line Manager on a need-be basis.

Requirements and Skills

  • First Degree in any related field; additional Certification in Office Management is a plus
  • Proven work experience as a Receptionist, Front Office Representative, or similar role
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to be resourceful and proactive when issues arise
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Multitasking and time-management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks
  • Hands-on experience with office equipment (e.g. fax machines and printers)
  • Professional attitude and appearance
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills
  • Customer service attitude
  • Female candidates only.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their updated Resume to: admin@cardinaltorch.com using "Front Desk Officer" as the subject of the mail.

3.) Procurement Officer, Sesame Export

Job Locations: Abuja, Nasarawa, Niger
Employment Type: Full-time

Job Description

  • We are currently seeking a highly motivated and experienced Procurement Officer to join our team and spearhead the procurement of Sesame for export from Nigeria.

Job Responsibilities
Sourcing and Procurement:

  • Identify and establish relationships with Sesame farmers, cooperatives, and suppliers across Nigeria.
  • Negotiate and secure competitive prices and favorable terms for the procurement of Sesame.
  • Develop and implement efficient procurement and supply chain strategies to meet export targets.
  • Implement and maintain quality control measures throughout the procurement and processing stages.
  • Collaborate with relevant stakeholders to ensure that the Sesame meets international quality standards.
  • Prepare and maintain accurate records of procurement transactions, contracts, and shipments.
  • Ensure adherence to quality standards and compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Oversee the entire Sesame value chain, from procurement to processing and export.
  • Coordinate and manage logistics, including transportation, storage, and handling of Sesame seeds.
  • Identify and mitigate risks associated with procurement, logistics, and export processes.
  • Proactively address challenges to ensure a smooth and efficient supply chain.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Proven knowledge and appreciable experience of 5 years or more in a similar role, with a focus on agricultural procurement and export.

Experience:

  • Demonstrated expertise and practical experience in the procurement and export of agricultural products, preferably Sesame seeds.
  • Familiarity with the Sesame value chain and export procedures is essential.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of the agricultural field, particularly the Sesame crop, is highly welcome.
  • A higher Degree in a relevant field is considered an added advantage.

Skills:

  • Strong negotiation and communication skills.
  • Proficient in supply chain management and logistics.
  • Excellent problem-solving and decision-making abilities.
  • Attention to detail and commitment to quality.

Collaboration:

  • Ability to work closely with the company's Operations Department and Export Desk.
  • Collaborate seamlessly with cross-functional teams to ensure a streamlined procurement and export process.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues from various departments and stakeholders.
  • Comfortable working in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.

Language:

  • Proficiency in English; knowledge of local languages e.g. Hausa, Nupe is a plus.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their updated Resume to: admin@cardinaltorch.com using "Procurement Officer" as the subject of the mail.


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