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Jobs Opportunities at Venture Garden Group - 8 Positions
« on: September 05, 2015, 11:44:43 AM »
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Venture Garden Group is an Investment Holding Company that incubates, invests in and operates early revenue, technology companies implementing proven I.T. solutions that transform companies and governmental organizations in emerging markets to high performing establishments.

With a sector focused approach, our portfolio companies develop automated data collection, data management, automated billing processing, e-invoicing, payment processing, automated direct debit processing and revenue management solutions for emerging markets, particularly Africa.

BI Senior Data Scientist


Job TypeFull Time
QualificationMBA/MSc/MA 
Experience5 years
Location Lagos
Job FieldICT / Computer 
 
Position Description: The ideal candidate is an unabashed data geek. You enjoy searching the Internet for datasets that you can explore and mash up to tell interesting stories. You view the skills you have at sourcing, collecting, and cleaning data as a means to an end; you are equally interested gleaning insights from the data that have business application. You probably have developed these skills through a combination of education, work experience and hobbies. If this describes you, we are interested! And if you have what it takes to build a multi-billion dollar company, and are interested in using your skills, experience and talents to be a part of groundbreaking thinking and visionary goals, we so so want you?!!!

Position Purpose: The Senior Data Scientist anticipates future business needs and identifies opportunities for complex analysis; Gathers and analyzes data to solve and address highly complex business problems and evaluate scenarios to make predictions on future outcomes and support decision making.

Key Responsibilities:

As a Senior Data Scientist, you?ll take the lead as you?

Interpret problems and provide solutions to business problems using data analysis, data mining, optimization tools, and machine learning techniques and statistics.
Design and deploy data-science and technology based algorithmic solutions to address business needs of the Company.
Utilize recommender systems, collaborative filtering techniques, propensity modeling to drive the Company?s business priorities.
Research and design technical infrastructure for applications.

Experience in statistical inference and analytic techniques.
Experience with using R for modeling, including developing R scripts.
Experience with modeling and analysis of large datasets.
Experience with a scripting language like Python, Perl.
Strong communication and presentation skills; experience in communicating results of statistical analysis and modeling to a broad audience.
Hadoop and Map/Reduce experience is a strong plus
Personality Traits

Should have statistical, mathematical, predictive modelling as well as business strategy skills to build the algorithms necessary to ask the right questions and find the right answers.
Very curious people, and enjoys diving deep into the material to find an answer to a yet unknown question.
Natural desire to go beneath the surface of a problem.
Obsessive about data and data visualization!
Exceptional programming skills (Python, REST, SQL, R, APIs, etc.) and someone who gets excited by code and algorithm design.
A professional manner with the ability to closely interact with senior management.

Chief Financial Officer

Job Type
QualificationBA/BSc/HND   MBA/MSc/MA 
Experience10 years
Location Lagos
Job FieldFinance / Accounting / Audit 
 
Job Description

 

Position Description: Are you someone who is regarded as a whiz, a super hero with figures and calculations? Do you easily interpret financial data and make sound forecasts ? smell the rain from miles away. Are you so strict on enforcing controls and compliance you sometimes come across as being ?pinchpenny? A Financial and Accounting guru that has what it takes to run the finance of a multi-billion dollar company, making sound financial decisions that has the power to affect Investors funds? We want you and if you have what it takes to build a multi-billion dollar company, we so so want you?!!!
 

Position Purpose: To oversee all project finance, accounting, forecasting, budgeting, Audit, Tax, corporate Insurance and investor -related functions with Venture Garden Nigeria and all its Entities; directs all financial activities and advises and assists the CEO and management team in meeting or exceeding the overall financial and strategic objectives of the Company.

 

Key Responsibilities:


Strategy Function


The CFO plays a key strategic role in developing, monitoring and evaluating overall corporate strategy with the CEO or MD and leaders of the various business units (entities) with emphasis on bottom line performance, working capital and enhancing shareholder value. This position will provide useful financial insights to help make better decisions about formulating and executing strategy.
 

He plays an integral part in formulating strategy, challenging and assessing strategy, monitoring for risks, investment, rates of return and assessing the competitive landscape.
He assists in formulating the company?s future direction and supporting tactical initiatives
Monitors and directs the implementation of strategic business plans, financial and tax strategies
He develops tools and system to provide critical financial and operational information to the CEO/MD and make actionable recommendations on both strategy and operations.
Engages the board finance, audit, and investment committees around issues, trends, and changes in the operating model(s) and operational delivery.
Assists in establishing yearly objectives and meeting agendas, and selecting and engaging outside consultants (auditors, investment advisors).
Oversees long-term budgetary planning and costs management in alignment with the company?s strategic plan, especially as the organization considers new business ventures, potential acquisitions, and collaborations with external organizations.
 

 


Planning, Policy and Investor Relations

 

Provides financial vision and leadership for all the subsidiaries in the group
Responsible for the financial aspects of risk assessment and abatement, strategic planning and new program development
Coordinates the development and monitoring of all budgets

 

Planning and Budgeting

 

Ability to prepare budgets
Considerable knowledge of Computerized accounting and accounting packages
Ability to analyze and interpret accounting and cost accounting records
Ability to assemble, analyze and prepare both routine and complex financial reports and statements
Ability to apply accounting principles to the solution of a variety of accounting or fiscal problems
Ability to perform detailed work with written or numerical data
 

 

Cash Management Function

Oversees weekly cash management; Approves weekly payables; Executes cheque signing
Oversees AR management and provides support to collections activities
Grows equity value ? increases gross profit and reduces debt.
 

Team Management

Mentors and develops a direct team, manages work allocation, trainings, problem resolution, performance evaluation, and the building of an effective dynamic team.
Guides larger, cross-divisional teams outside of direct span of control within the company?s strategic business units.
 

 

Corporate Development

 

Represents company in efforts with investment bankers and potential investors
Prepares various analysis and reports required by corporate development efforts
Mergers and Acquisitions
Oversees and supervises acquisition, due diligence and negotiates acquisitions.
Leads the financial aspects of potential M&A activity
Leads the financial evaluation of mergers and acquisition candidates
Structures, negotiates, and finalizes purchase agreements
 

 

International Funding Expertise

 

Monitors Cash balances and cash forecasts
Arranges for Debt and equity financing including souring for potential lenders
Invests funds
Maintains all banking relationships with bankers on all transactions
Creates funding for strategy implementation and execution set by the MD/CEO
Ensures controls are in place to manage commodity positions and trading
Develops processes and disciplines around monitoring and assessing risk in positions
Expands financial reporting systems to determine daily and weekly gross profit estimates
 

Required Experience

 

Minimum of 10 years? of financial and management progressive experience with the day-to-day financial operations of a company
3-5 years in C-Level position or close to C-Level, ? to be able to potentially have significant board level participation
Proficiency in the use of accounting software ? ERP
Thorough understanding of project finance, budgeting, cash allocations and detailed financial planning and reconciliations
Experience managing multiple portfolios
 

Personality Traits, Desired Skills and Experience

 

Get-it-done, Execution Focused!
Honest, straightforward and dependable
Experience in a senior  financial-management role, partnering with executive staff, resulting in the development and implementation of creative financial management strategies
Understanding of creative business models, pricing models and the ability to tie business strategy to financial models ? e.g. banking sector or finch
Strict and compliance driven
Passionate; breathes Ownership
Strategic minded to be able to handle a complex TECH, Fin-tech business
Excellent stakeholder management skills
Strong rational, emotional and spiritual intelligence
Highly Intelligent with excellent analytical skills
Shared services structuring and cost allocation across multiple entities, countries, etc.
Global exposure is a nice to have
Local intelligence within Nigeria
 

Qualification

 

A good bachelor?s degree in Accounting or Finance related field.
?   An MBA and or CPA, Master?s degree in Accounting or Finance would be a plus. ICAN or ACCA will be an added advantage
?   At least five years? experience as a CFO or equivalent, preferably in a Technology Company with a budget of at least $20 million.
?   Experience working with information technology staff to manage finance, accounting software packages.
?   Must have 10 years of broad finance experience inclusive of financial analysis, management and supervision, computerized accounting in a senior level position.


Accountant

Job Type
QualificationBA/BSc/HND 
Experience4 years
Location Lagos
Job FieldFinance / Accounting / Audit 
 
Job Description

 

Position Description: Are you someone who is regarded as a whiz, a super hero with figures and calculations? A Financial and Accounting guru? Number crunching just comes to you so naturally and you can so easily make sense of it!? Do you thrive on ensuring your clients (staff, vendors etc.) are satisfied while balancing it with company?s objectives?We want you! And if you believe you have what it takes to build a multi-billion dollar company and ready to work at it?yup!!! We want you too!

Position Purpose, Record, Classify, and Summarize in a significant manner and in terms of money, transactions and events which are, in part at least, of financial character, and interpreting the results thereof; Administer payroll and employee finance while significantly contributing to Budgeting and budgetary control

 

Key Responsibilities:

 

Manage reconciliation of payroll balance sheet accounts.
Manage employee expense postings such as the corporate bonus, out of station allowance, advance payments etc.
Participate actively in company forecast process and responsible for forecasting compensation accruals.
Communicate and collaborate proactively with project finance and project management in an effort to anticipate project financial needs.

 

Required Experience

 

4-5 years? accounting experience ? payroll, vendor management and employee finance in a reputable organization
Intermediate to advanced proficiency in Quick book, ERP, Sage, SAP and Peachtree accounting software
Budget and Budgetary control
Proficient use of Microsoft excel
Financial Accounting, Cash flow management, financial Modelling
 

Personality requirements/Traits:

 

Strong Stakeholder Management/Communication Skills
Gets things done! Execution oriented
Proactive
Pays a lot attention to Detail
Honest and straight forward
Well organized, good communication, documentation and reporting skills
Ability to succeed in fast paced environments at a high-growth company; comfortable with very tight timelines; possessing a sense of urgency.
Ability to find creative solutions to problems combined with a willingness to do what one must to ensure timelines & goals are met.
 

Added Advantage

 

Education/Certifications
A Bachelor or Master degree in Accounting, Business Administration or Banking and Finance from any reputable institution
ACCA/ICAN qualifications
Head, Payments Technology
Job Type
QualificationBA/BSc/HND 
Experience15 years
Location Lagos
Job FieldICT / Computer 
 
Job Description

 

Position Description: You will be involved in all aspects of building software to revolutionize the payment industry and B2B finance and lending ? limited only by your interests and ability. We are committed to ensuring your success both within our company and beyond, as you will be supported by a highly talented and motivated group, and receive direct mentorship from the founding team. Are you building end-to-end solutions? We want to hear from you if you want to make an impact and love building systems. You like stringing technologies together to solve a problem quickly. You have excellent troubleshooting skills. You are no stranger to client-side code, server side code, stylesheets, databases, infrastructure, enterprise service bus, as well as ways in which they all communicate. You are platform agnostic, Microsoft, MEAN, LAMP, etc. You have explored one or more front end frameworks such as AngularJS, Ember.js, React or Backbone.js. Solution Architecture and design is your forte, You get stuff done. You could write a script in 20 minutes to solve pretty much any problem, and you frequently do!     ?We want you! And if you believe you have what it takes to build a multi-billion dollar company and ready to work at it, let?s get going!!!

 

 

Key Responsibilities:

 

Apply Technology & Innovation In Solving VGN Entities Sector Challenges.
 

Key Sectors:

 

Education (eLearning) ? transforming nations using learning. This education focused entity is transforming the traditional brick and mortar universities, with empirical positive impact on learning outcomes. You will be required to apply innovative solutions to solving key challenges especially around payments
Aviation (Airlines, Airports) ? You will be required to apply innovation solutions to challenges in the Privatization, revenue management, business models, revenue assurance of Airlines, government or private Airports, and general technology driven market-making and regulatory frameworks, hub building, private public partnerships etc.
Power (Market administrators, Generation companies, Distribution companies, Regulators) ? You will be required to apply innovation solutions to challenges in the privatization, creating capacity, time based tariff management, maximum demand policy for enhancing utilization of capacity, energy trading, futures, forecast, etc.
Technology (Cloud infrastructure)- DevOps/Cloud Hosting expert ? Leverage sophisticated experts in Infrastructure planning
Responsible for all Payment Platform ? Technology decisions including creating APIs, ESBs, amongst others for various development units to consume the central payment system

Any other responsibilities that may be required by the Group Chief Technology Officer or the Group Chief Executive Officer.

 

Required Experience

 

A technology veteran, with over 15 years of hands on Application Development experience
Versatile with strong DevOps skills incorporating server hosting and infrastructure for Enterprise systems
Microsoft stack experience (Added advantage)
Experience with large enterprise systems is critical
ERP System or enterprise payment system type of software development experience (Added advantage)
Experience with TDD, Agile, SDLC, and contemporary cloud platform options such as AWS, Azure, etc.
Experience with Analytics, Big data trends
Experience with Mobile platforms
Experience building a Creative Team (Added advantage)
 

Personality requirements/Traits:

 

Unusually strong work ethics and passion
Strong sense of purpose
Relentless focus on success
High integrity
Competitive and go-getter
Might be young, but already have a track record, portfolio and body of work
High quality bar bordering on perfectionism


Deputy Chief Technology Officer

Job Type
QualificationBA/BSc/HND 
Experience15 years
Location Lagos
Job FieldICT / Computer 
 
Job Description

 

Position Description: You will be involved in all aspects of building software to revolutionize the payment industry and B2B finance and lending ? limited only by your interests and ability. We are committed to ensuring your success both within our company and beyond, as you will be supported by a highly talented and motivated group, and receive direct mentorship from the founding team. Are you building end-to-end solutions? We want to hear from you if you want to make an impact and love building systems. You like stringing technologies together to solve a problem quickly. You have excellent troubleshooting skills. You are no stranger to client-side code, server side code, stylesheets, databases, infrastructure, enterprise service bus, as well as ways in which they all communicate. You are platform agnostic, Microsoft, MEAN, LAMP, etc. You have explored one or more front end frameworks such as AngularJS, Ember.js, React or Backbone.js. Solution Architecture and design is your forte, You get stuff done. You could write a script in 20 minutes to solve pretty much any problem, and you frequently do!     ?We want you! And if you believe you have what it takes to build a multi-billion dollar company and ready to work at it, let?s get going!!!

 

 

Key Responsibilities:

 

Apply Technology & Innovation In Solving VGN Entities Sector Challenges.
 

Key Sectors:

 

Education (eLearning) ? transforming nations using learning. This education focused entity is transforming the traditional brick and mortar universities, with empirical positive impact on learning outcomes. You will be required to apply innovative solutions to solving key challenges especially around payments
Aviation (Airlines, Airports) ? You will be required to apply innovation solutions to challenges in the Privatization, revenue management, business models, revenue assurance of Airlines, government or private Airports, and general technology driven market-making and regulatory frameworks, hub building, private public partnerships etc.


Any other responsibilities that may be required by the Group Chief Technology Officer or the Group Chief Executive Officer.

 

Required Experience

 

A technology veteran, with over 15 years of hands on Application Development experience
Versatile with strong DevOps skills incorporating server hosting and infrastructure for Enterprise systems
Microsoft stack experience (Added advantage)
Experience with large enterprise systems is critical
ERP System or enterprise payment system type of software development experience (Added advantage)
Experience with TDD, Agile, SDLC, and contemporary cloud platform options such as AWS, Azure, etc.
Experience with Analytics, Big data trends
Experience with Mobile platforms
Experience building a Creative Team (Added advantage)
 

Personality requirements/Traits:

 

Unusually strong work ethics and passion
Strong sense of purpose
Relentless focus on success
High integrity


LMS Co-ordinator

Job Type
QualificationBA/BSc/HND 
Experience2 years
Location Lagos
Job FieldICT / Computer 
 
Position Purpose:

 

To provide learning management system (LMS) administration and support, intranet web administration and support, and technical training for faculty, staff and students.

 

Key Responsibilities:

 

Provide learning management system (LMS) training and support to faculty and students.
Research and resolve LMS functionality issues.
Collaborate with peers at other institutions to determine and facilitate best practices.
Design and maintain official, accurate, and up-to-date Web and Internet presence.
Maintain and operate various technologies used in the delivery of instructional and/or interactive programs and courses.
Provide Level 2 support of computer systems and network problems, including answering questions, providing advice, and troubleshooting.
Specifically assist HelpDesk personnel (Level 1) solve basic technical problems; investigate and seek solutions to complex issues and perform onsite installation or replacement of various hardware components, software repair, diagnostic testing, etc.
Give individual or group instruction to users or make arrangements for instruction of software or systems.
Configure workstations, system hardware and software, and provide technical assistance.
Assist in determining hardware, software needs and upgrades.
Track escalated user problem and inform the user of the status.


 

Qualifications/Personal Traits

 

At least two years of direct, on-the-job experience working with computer applications, operations, and systems.
Must have a broad knowledge of Microsoft operating systems, basic networking principles, web browser, email client, and integrated office suites (e.g. Word, Excel, Access).
Knowledge and expertise with Internet development tools such as Adobe Dreamweaver.
Knowledge of hardware and associated peripherals (printers, scanners, video, etc.) installation, troubleshooting, and repair procedures.
Knowledge of software configurations and problem solving methods needed to diagnose and resolve web technology problems.
Able to supervise and train technology users and work cooperatively with others
Able to handle detail oriented work while meeting schedules and deadlines.
Attention to details, decisiveness, good judgment, strong organization skills, good written communication skill.
Team Building
Values others, and cultures
Self-starter and Acts with integrity
Analytical skills
Added Advantage

 

Possess A+ certification, CCNA, Microsoft Certified Professional certificate.

Talent Sourcing and Acquisition Lead

Job Type
QualificationBA/BSc/HND 
Experience5 years
Location Lagos
Job FieldHuman Resources / HR 
 
Position Description: Responsible for delivering all facets of recruiting success throughout the organization. This will be achieved through the development of local and national recruiting plans, employing traditional sourcing strategies and resources, as well as developing new, creative recruiting ideas.

 

Position Purpose: The HR Strategic Head Hunter is responsible for ensuring that we hire the best possible talent.

 

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

Develop and Execute Recruiting Plans

 

Work with hiring managers on recruiting planning meetings.
Create job descriptions.
Lead the creation of a recruiting and interviewing plan for each open position.
Efficiently and effectively fill open positions.
Conduct regular follow-up meetings with managers to determine the effectiveness of recruiting plans and implementation.
Develop a pool of qualified candidates in advance of need.
Research and recommend new sources for active and passive candidate recruiting.

Network through Industry Contacts, Associate Memberships, Trade Groups and Employees

 

Locate and document where to find ideal candidates.
Aid public relations in establishing a recognizable ?employer of choice? reputation for the company, both internally and externally.
Communicate with managers and employees regularly, to establish rapport, gauge morale, and source new candidate leads.
Create contacts within industry.
Attend local professional meetings and membership development meetings.
Administrative Duties and Record Keeping

Review applicants to evaluate if they meet the position requirements.
Conduct prescreening interviews.
Maintain all pertinent applicant and interview data in the Human Resources Information System (HRIS).
Assist in performing reference and background checks for potential employees.
Assist in writing and forwarding rejection letters.
Assist in interviewing and selecting employees onsite.
Assist in preparing and sending new employee orientation packages.
Perform other special projects, as assigned.
 

PERSONALITY REQUIREMENTS/TRAITS:

 

Understanding of the functional breakdown of an organization at the executive level.
5+ years recruiting experience for individual, managerial and executive level positions.
Ability to identify qualified candidates for various projects; contacting them through cold calling and capturing their interest.
A proven track record of successfully sourcing hard-to-find candidates.
Experience using staffing systems and tools, including relational database applicant tracking systems, the internet, job boards, and imagination.
Strong written and verbal communication skills, including interviewing, selling, influencing, facilitating and presenting, negotiating, and collaborating.
Strong project management skills, including planning for and tracking recruiting metrics.
Proven knowledge and expertise in all sourcing methods, including using recruiting research, cold calling, warm calling, and internet recruiting.

 

Added Advantage

 

Background in Human Resources or closely related field
Experience within a high-tech/software company is mandatory

Method of Application

Interested and suitably qualified candidates should click here to apply online.



 

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