(15459/MVB) (NL)

Our client (HQ in Abuja, Nigeria) is part of a European group of investors with a strong expertise in logistics for semi-solid and liquefied hydrocarbon products in Africa.


The family owned company operates state-of-the-art production facilities and is building and developing a large transportation fleet and a highly specialized logistic network and infrastructure to service demanding industrial customers all over Nigeria and West-Africa.


To further manage, expand and develop the company’s infrastructure, installations and operations, the group is hiring an experienced and excellent :



Chief Operations Officer

LNG Industry – Nigeria & Africa

Expatriate Position


• In this position you will be responsible for managing all the activities associated with the start-up, commissioning, operations, processes and maintenance of the company's liquefaction and regasification projects, facilities and installations in Nigeria and with the expansion of the operations to other African countries

• You will be leading and coordinating a diverse and qualified own staff and subcontractors in different fields of expertise : Engineering (Civil, Construction, Mechanical, E&I, Automation, Design), Maintenance, Project Management, Operations, HSE.

• You will carry P&L and budget responsibility for the department and for all production facilities and external installations, including cost and inventory control, forecasting, replenishment planning.

• You will ensure optimal efficiency, profitability, operational excellence and safety of the facilities and operations.
• You will liaise with customers in close collaboration with the Sales Department regarding operations of existing facilities and requirements for new projects and installations.

• You will coordinate efficiently with the Plant Manager and with other departments and maintain good relations with staff, clients, vendors, peers, authorities and regulatory agencies.
• You will report directly to the Chief Executive Officer and to the Chairman & Board of the company.


• To qualify for this position you have a relevant technical degree or certification with a proven successful (expatriate) senior management experience in the capacity of e.g. COO,  Director of Operations, Plant General Manager or Technical Director in the Oil & Gas, Process, Construction or related industries, preferably in Africa.

• Experience in the (natural) gas industry with knowledge of LNG liquefaction and regasification processing infrastructure and operations is highly recommended and will be considered a significant advantage. 

• Ideally experience in a multi-site industrial environment including both production facilities as well as complex and high-scale logistic/transportation operations with a large number of external installations/stations under own management.

• The ability to carry full P&L and budget responsibility for the company's sites, installations, projects and operations. 

• You are  a high-impact, entrepreneurial and customer focused manager with a strong experience in elevating effectiveness and efficiency in the areas of staffing, equipment, methods and processes.

• You have excellent organizational and leadership skills for a demanding, multicultural and challenging work environment.

• You are passionate about a global work environment and willing and able to adapt to another culture.

• You are prepared to live and work in Nigeria and operate out of HQ in Abuja with frequent travel in Nigeria (i.e. the plant in Rivers State and customer sites & projects) and to other African countries and with regular visits to the group offices in Europe.


The company expects a long-term engagement to be expatriated. In return the group offers an attractive income package with expatriate benefits and incentives according to your contribution to the ongoing development and success of the company in Africa.

Hoe reageren?

If you are interested, we ask you to apply on-line by creating a profile and evaluating yourself on the skills and competencies that guarantee success in this position.

Your consultant:
Marc Van Beethoven



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