College Recruiting: Vita Futura class of 2013!

103 days left until the application process for our VF/FF class of 2013 ends!!

College Recruiting: Vita Futura

Vita Futura is Starwood’s Graduate Management Programme which is offered throughout our Europe, Africa and Middle East Division. Designed by two management trainees who wanted to produce a graduate programme to outshine all others in the marketplace, Vita Futura offers graduates the opportunity to design their future rather than have a programme dictated to them. It has grown into one of the most well-respected graduate programmes in the hospitality industry.

The aim of the programme is to attract, develop and retain talented individuals who will become the great Starwood leaders of tomorrow. Vita Futura is your opportunity to design your own destiny and enjoy the freedom to create your own experience.

We invite you to learn more about the programme by clicking on the icon below.

Click to read more about this program College Recruiting form 2013

What are the Requirements for Finance Futura
All external applicants must meet all the below requirements to be considered:

EU, EEA, African or Middle Eastern nationality
Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent)
Fluent in English and at least one additional language
Strong motivation to be part of the program
Geographical flexibility to conduct the training in Europe, Africa or Middle East
Positive “can-do” attitude
Preferably some hospitality experience
High energy level and passion for the industry!
All internal candidates should, before submitting their application, contact their Human Resources Department for further information on specific criteria.


Please note that EU or EEA nationals, if successful, are not restricted to EU/EEA countries for placement as a Finance Futura but can also be placed in one of our Africa or Middle East properties.
However, Africa and Middle East nationals, if successful, can only be placed in one of our Africa or Middle East properties due to visa restrictions in EU/EEA countries.

How do you apply for Vita/Finance Futura?

The application period STARTS 1st of October 2012
Do you meet all requirements to join our Vita/Finance Futura program?

If yes, we are looking forward to your application.

If you would like to apply for Vita or Finance Futura 2013 please send:

your CV,
your Letter of Motivation,
and the completed  Personal Information Sheet


Application deadline is Tuesday, January 15th, 2013.

Orion Group Recruitment

Orion Group has become renowned for providing recruitment solutions throughout the Oil and Gas Industry.
Our blue chip client list includes major oil companies and we source candidates for vacancies within organisations such as Shell, BP, as well as major engineering contractors and suppliers such as Nexen, Technip, Fabricom, Wood Group PSN and Talisman.

With offices located in strategic locations across the globe, Orion is in an ideal position to service our clients requirements using local and international talent. Our locations around the world include; Aberdeen, London, Singapore, Perth, Port Moresby (PNG), UAE, Oman, Houston and Calgary.

Project Technical Safety Engineer          Apply

Location: Nigeria
Salary: Negotiable
Description: 90550 – Project Technical Safety Engineer Our client is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies. Employing over 100,000 personnel in around 90 countries their strategy is to reinforce… more

Nigerian Production Manager         Apply

Location: Lagos
Salary: Negotiable
Description: 90160 – Nigerian Production Manager Our client is an international Oil & Gas exploration and production company. Employing over 900 people, they operate several producing properties as well… more

Adexen Career Opportunities

Adexen looks for expatriate or repatriate candidates for Africa. Don’t hesitate to send us your Resumes even if there is no job currently matching your profile. Adexen for confidentiality reasons does not publish all the open vacancies.

To be considered for any of the Career Opportunities, candidates must meet the following criteria:

– Outstanding intellectual and interpersonal skills
– An excellent academic track record (to at least undergraduate degree level)
– Fluency in English, French or Portuguese
– 3-15 years of post-academic experience

Offers updated on 19/09/2012

Construction & real estate
Distribution & FMCG
Logistic & Transport
Oil & Gas, Energy, Mining & Utilities

To apply for any of the above vacancies click;

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. – Lagos (Nigeria)

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., one of the leading hotels and leisure companies in the world with more than 1000 properties in over 100 countries, is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels and resorts with the following internationally renowned brands: St Regis, The Luxury Collection, Sheraton, Westin, Four Points by Sheraton, W, Le Meridien, Aloft and Element.

Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., a subsidiary of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc., is one of the premier developers and operators of high quality vacation interval ownership resorts.

For more information, please visit or


Sheraton Abuja Hotel is located in the heart of the Nigerian federal capital city of Abuja. It is situate along the popular Ladi Kwali Street. The hotel offers a total of 540 rooms and Suites that are tastefully furnished and an array of international conference facilities and space.

Department: Human Resources

•To use word processing/database/spreadsheet software to provide documents as required and provide management information including reports.
•To receive enquiries and complaints and to provide information and advice on routine matters.
•Oversees the human resource database. Ensures that system records are accurately recorded and cross-checked.
•To ensure all employee files are kept up to date – and to ensure confidentiality of employee information is maintained at all time, in line with Data Protection legislation.
•Assumes responsibility for establishing and maintaining effective communication, coordination, and working relations with associates and with management.
•Manage the sick leave policy of the hotel in conjunction with Department Heads and manage all associate leave matters.
•Responsible for logging of all sick leave and other absence in the system and provide information to managers on levels of sick leave.
•Take a proactive role in cases of extended or repeated sickness absence.
•Supervision of female locker rooms daily to ensure neatness at all times.
•Frequent inspection of female locker rooms equipments/facilities and write weekly report on the conditions.

•Ensure that HR office environ is kept clean at all times.
•Type correspondence, reports and other documents
•Receive, Open, distribute mails and ensure the mail rack/box is kept neat at all times.
•To be responsible for the processing of all incoming and outgoing mail.
•Ensure the prompt ordering of work items required in the department.
•To take accurate minutes at departmental meetings as requested and ensure minutes are ready and distributed within 24hours.
•To be flexible to work-changes and tasks and to challenge the way things have always been done to continuously improve services.

The list is not an exclusive or exhaustive of all job functions that an employee in this position may be asked to perform from time to time



The individual must be able to:
•Maintain the strictest confidentiality at all times with regard to client, guest and personnel related matters
•Be Highly professional in appearance, character and conduct
•Put Attention to detail in terms of content, spelling and grammar of written correspondence
•Possess excellent interpersonal and communicative skills and an ability to integrate into all levels of the organization, Posses excellent telephone manner
•Show high levels of organisational skills and efficiency.
•Be able to work under pressure both as part of a team and also working on own initiative
•Be proactive and innovative

Must be able to demonstrate:
•Passion for the industry and excellence in guest service
•Outstanding professional communication and personal presentation.
•Personal initiative, resolve and high energy towards tasks and goals

Bachelor degree required.

Must have at least 2 years operational Hotel experience (essential)
Previous experience in HR or Training role preferred but not essential
Must be highly computer literate with advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office programmes, including Microsoft Outlook facilities.
Knowledge of desk-top publishing advantageous, but not essential.

Must maintain a neat, clean and well-groomed appearance per Starwood standards.

To apply click;

Department: HouseKeeping

Job Description

Responsible for the operation of the Housekeeping Department, i.e. guest room floors, public areas, laundry, uniforms and linen. Manage the daily operations of the Housekeeping, and the Laundry/Valet departments. Responsible for the budgeting, forecasting, and financial planning of the department. Manage the selection, training and development of employees with an eye toward maximum employee satisfaction, productivity and guest satisfaction. Conduct regular inspections of the hotel to ensure adherence to cleanliness and maintenance standards. Manage operating expenses to maximize costs while providing excellent guest services.


Minimum five years management experience with at least three years in housekeeping management at progressively higher levels of responsibility.
This position is a Department Head role providing professional, advisory and executive support service to the Hotel’s Senior Leadership Team to assist in meeting the strategic goals of the establishment.
Must be able to speak, read, write and understand English
Knowledge of computer accounting programs, math skills as well as budgetary analysis capabilities required.
Must have previous experience in a large hotel environment.

To apply click;

Conscript Africa – Lagos, Nigeria (Nigeria)

Over the next 20 years the most important corporate resource will be talent. It’s also the resource in shortest supply. In the new economy, with increasing competition and people willing to change jobs more often, business have to find new ways to retain key people.

Today’s world of work is bringing more choice for employees—and more change for employers. Full-time, part-time or flexible hours. Office-based, home-based or virtual teams. As leaders in Contemporary Working, we know the territory. Our honesty, professionalism and service have built an unrivalled network of quality clients and premier candidates.

Well informed staff. International coverage. Satisfied customers. They all combine to make us the preferred agency of choice globally. Whatever your company’s size or situation, the Conscript Africa’s range of services and expertise can help. We know the opportunities and we know the people. One call to us can enable you to move and react quickly in today’s changing business world.


Telecommunications Recruitment, Information Technology Recruitment, Executive Recruitment, Specialized skills – Finance & Professional Recruitment, Engineering Recruitment

Pharmaceutical MD willing to relocate to Lagos, Nigeria (Expat position, no Nigerian citizens)

Job Description

Join an exciting professional management team in providing your management services to a selected private company with the objective to assist the company in becoming sustainable, profitable and globally competitive.

Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Type of employment: 3 year contract with possible extension to 5 years
Remuneration: Up to USD 14 000 per month, tax free, plus expat benefits

Key performance areas / deliverables

-Corporate strategy, business plans, performance goals and targets, KPIs
-Operational plans and budgets, policies and procedures (including quality standards and targets)
-Growth and expansion programmes (markets, customers, products and services)
-New projects, markets and scope of business expansion and growth in consultation with the Board
-Manufacturing strategy (including allocation of R&D capabilities and approach to meeting product requirements developed by sales strategy)
-Production plans, targets and projections
-Consumer and Market analysis (including market segmentation, target audience and channel of reach)
-Brand and innovation policies and procedures
-Customer relationship management
-Business risks management and mitigation plans

Special technical skills required/preferred
-General management skills (including leadership, personnel / team development, financial analysis)
-Business process knowledge / expertise (including understanding of cost drivers, technology opportunities)
-Product development process knowledge / expertise (including understanding of target costing, make vs. buy decisions, and processes for making “Go / No Go” decisions with insufficient information)
-Experience managing a production/manufacturing operations, sales and distribution business
-Experience of pharmaceutical business will and advantage
-International expertise

Minimum requirements

-Degree in Production management, Business management, Economics, Marketing or related field. A Masters degree will be an advantage
-12 years Pharmaceutical industry experience
-8 years Management experience
-Proficiency in English language, French desirable
-Candidates preferred geographically from Europe, Far East Asia, South America and Africa


Please apply online by clicking or e-mail updated CV in MS Word format to

CV must include the following:
-Current salary and salary expectation.
-Notice period / Availability.
-Area of residence / geographical area
-Date of birth
-Please quote reference in e-mail subject line: MD Nigeria*


Desired Skills & Experience

-Degree in Production management, Business management, Economics, Marketing or related field. A Masters degree will be an advantage
-12 years Pharmaceutical industry experience
-8 years Management experience
-Proficiency in English language, French desirable
-Candidates preferred geographically from Europe, Far East Asia, South America and Africa

Company Description

The company’s primary objective is to assist emerging companies in developing countries to become sustainable, profitable and globally competitive. The company provides qualified, professional, experienced and hands-on management services to developing SMME’s. Use this opportunity to volunteer your time, knowledge and energy to assist upcoming small businesses in Africa. This management consulting company offers a great support structure with great benefits.

Additional Information
Posted: September 14, 2012
Type: Contract
Experience: Director
Functions: Management
Industries: Pharmaceuticals, Chemicals
Compensation: Up to USD 14 000 per month, tax free
Job ID: 3751375

Aperture Recruitment – Abuja (Nigeria)

Retail General Manager – Nigeria

Job Description
Our client, a rapidly growing wholesale to public business in Nigeria seeks an experienced retail expert to oversee operations in it’s Abuja store. This wholesale to public model is the first of it’s kind in West Africa and successful applicants will have an excellent opportunity to be at the forefront of a rapidly growing business.

You will be required to oversee all business and retail functions of a wholesale to public business based in Abjua, Nigeria.

Desired Skills & Experience
The successful candidate will have the following skills and experience:

• Deep retail experience (ideally in a wholesale to public/cash and carry environment)
• Must have knowledge of all aspects of this environment, from the shop floor, to buying and merchandising to logistics
• Strong people management skills and the ability to derive value from contractors and suppliers
• Experience working as an expat (particularly in Africa) is highly advantageous

Company Description
Should you meet the above requirements and wish to be at the forefront of a pioneering retail model in West Africa please do not hesitate to apply.

Additional Information
Posted: September 18, 2012
Type: Contract
Experience: Director
Functions: Management
Industries: Retail
Compensation: Negotiable Package + Incentives
Job ID: 3766849

To apply click