Vacancy for a Deputy General Manager, Shipyard via Adexen Recruitment Agency

 Employment Nigeria 28-Aug-2015 NIGERIA , Maritime   Managerial  

Adexen Recruitment Agency is looking to recruit a Deputy General Manager for one of its client’s for their business unit in Nigeria.


Our Client is a leading international ship building, repair and marine services company operating in the offshore Oil & Gas industry.

Position : Deputy General Manager, Shipyard

Job description

Reporting to the General Manager, the Deputy General Manager will oversee all operational and accounting facets of WAS activities. Ensures by delegation of GM all additional tasks when GM is not on site.

The position will suit a candidate with a strong entrepreneurship spirit and a yearn for challenge. The successful candidate will be part of a dynamic team with strong development ambitions.



Responsible for the operational management of the company operations in line with GM directives.
Ensures good running of  cross functional departmental teams within the company including those of the production, procurement, accounts, stores, sales and human resource departments.
Ensures project deliverables in accordance to contract requirement with respect to time, quality and cost
Ensures the execution of the activities of the site, in terms of quality, safety, respect of commitments and obligations. 
Foster  operations and services to be in line with Company’s QHSE policies (ISO certification, …)
Controls  technical, logistical, and operational support of all ongoing service contracts
Controls offers and quotations.
Checks with CFO invoices before sending to clients.

Financial Management

Prepare with Operation Manager and CFO  annual operating and capital budgets
Controls and report expenditures to keep cost effective support of programs and policies.
Controls and report to GM revenue generated by activities.

Business developments

Executes business expansion plans for key existing customers
Maintains in line the relationship with the local stakeholders, customers, partners and institutions.  
Maintains in line the relationship with French corporate back office and other Piriou group subsidiaries.
Enhances the reputation of the Company and facilitate the growth of the business by increasing job quality and delays respects.

Leadership,HR & conflict resolution

To be able to gain input from many different people and use a participative decision-making approach when appropriate
Controls clear and consistent expectations decided and follows up on critical tasks and holds people accountable in a tough, but fair manner.
Motivates  and connects with people with a sense of enthusiasm, passion and commitment for their work and encourage them to do their best
Maintains  the local content within activities of the shipyard by recruiting and training local human resources
Resolves conflicts, confrontations and disagreements in a positive and constructive manner.
Ensures staffs are appropriately selected, utilized, appraised and developed.
Proposes promotions and salaries evolutions.




Must possess a balance of technical, human relations and business development skills required to achieve results through subordinate supervision
Demonstrates leadership, passion and acumen in the management of people and relationships to solve problems and drive results in the field and office environments.
Listens and communicates in a constructive manner to management and subordinates alike.
Flexibility to adapt to changing schedules and priorities
Able to report with subsidiarity.
Excellent communication and organizational skills, able to build relationship and foster teamwork
Excellent problem solving ability and decision making skills
Ability to successfully handle several priorities simultaneously, maintain composure in high pressure situations and maintain objectivity, focus and good judgment 


Minimum Education: Bachelor’s Degree - Mechanical Engineering, Naval Architecture or Marine Engineering or Structural Engineering or similar qualification with a strong technical background.
Having MBA in Management / Financial Management will be an added advantage.
Alternatively the candidate may have minimum master’s degree in business management or financial management degree with experience in working in industrial and technical fields.


Minimum Education:
Mechanical Engineering, Naval Architecture or Marine Engineering, merchant navy engineer officer career or Structural Engineering or similar qualification with a strong technical background.
Having good knowledge in Management / Financial Management will be an added advantage.
Experienced with Profit and Loss.
Minimum 8-10 years experience in a shipyard, ship repair site
Proven ability to work in a challenging, dynamic and stressful environment
Experience working in Africa – particularly in Nigeria-  shall be an added advantage


An attractive expatriate package.

How To Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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