Head of Shared Services at Babban Gona

Babban Gona is a high-impact, financially sustainable and highly scalable agricultural social enterprise that is part-owned by the farmers we serve.  In recognition of the impact it has achieved thus far, it is the first for-profit social enterprise in history and the first Nigerian organisation to receive the prestigious Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship. The Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship is considered the equivalent of the Nobel Peace Prize in the Social Entrepreneurship industry.We are recruiting to fill the positions below:Job Title: Head of Shared ServicesLocation: LagosAbout the PositionBabban Gona seeks a passionate leader as our Head of Shared Services (HOSS). We are seeking a passionate, driven, and knowledgeable professional with demonstrated leadership experience in managing large agricultural supply chains, coupled with experience across administration, human resources and procurement.The HOSS will manage a diverse team spanning our inbound and outbound logistics, warehouse/inventory management, procurement, administration and human development/resources.The Head ofShared Services will work closely with the Managing Director andExecutive Director,Operations to create and execute onthe Shared Services vision, identify deliverable gaps and put in place appropriate structures and policies to enable the organisation to continue to scale.They will also be responsible for developing long-term relationships with external stakeholders such as input providers, human development practitioners, equipment and office resources providers etc. As part of the leadership of the organization, the Head of Shared Services will support overall strategic and operational decision-making, in addition to fulfilling stewardship responsibilities within their division.ResponsibilitiesGeneral:Design and lead a new Shared Services function with the overall aim of delivering a high level of service that meets organizational,farmer and employee needs, while maintaining the balance between risk, cost and service objectives.Develop best practice processes to deliver standardizedand efficient services across Administration, Human Development, Procurement and Supply and Distribution functionsManage Shared Service functions in accordance with the organization’s strategic direction and provide effective advice and support for line managers and employeesStay up to date on trends and developments within functional areas of expertise by researching and deploying best practices of similar and successful companies as benchmarksDevelop and maintain metrics as well as analyze data to assess performance and implement improvementsPromote and lead a culture of structured Continuous Improvement through simplification, standardisation and automationOwn the service level agreement (SLA) obligations for shared services in line with cost, quality and control requirementsComply with applicable laws and regulationsSupply and Distribution:Create and execute dept. strategy to manage the seamless receipt and distribution of inputs and harvest services to farmers and farmer produce to customersDirect inventory management by supervising inventory reconciliation and reporting, as well as supervising produce storage to minimize post-harvest losses or over- and under-capitalizationOversee Enhanced Warehouse Receipts programme by planning logistics and produce shipments to customers.Human Development:Lead the strategy and execution of the Training and Development and Human Resources functionsOversee the delivery of the Training and Development of farmers via the Farm University Platform including onboarding members, designing relevant modules, planning logistics and ensuring relevant best practice methods are taughtDrive the Human Resources function strategy to attract exceptional talent and develop a talent management process aimed at increasing employee success and satisfaction.Procurement:Develop and implement organizational strategies for procuring storage and harvest equipment, agricultural inputs, insurance and office equipmentLiaise with various departments to determine their equipment and service needs to enable cost planning and sourcingNurture relationships with suppliers while identifying and researching potential new suppliers, including vendor and contract managementNegotiate the best prices for the organisation bearing in mind quality, quantity, time and locationIdentify and realize cost-saving and cost-reduction opportunitiesAdministration:Oversee coordination of office activities and smooth running of operations to drive sustainable growth and ensure efficiency and compliance to company policiesSupervise execution of administrative tasks and implement effective administrative system, ensuring staff have adequate support to work efficiently.Oversee creation and updating of records/databases with personnel, financial and other data.Maintain a safe and secure work environment and ensure general welfare across the organization; identify additional service offerings, department needs or opportunities for improvementSubmit timely reports and prepare presentations/proposals as assigned, to track performance or management of business operationsEnsure proper allocation of resources and provide an effective support system while balancing staff needs and economic production 

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