Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc Recruitment [4 Positions]

Posted on :

27 Jul, 2016

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Accounting Jobs in Nigeria, Agriculture Jobs in Nigeria, Engineering Jobs in Nigeria, Finance Jobs in Nigeria

Savannah Sugar Company Limited, a subsidiary of Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc, is an integrated Sugar producing company located in Numan, Adamawa State. In view of the company’s expansion in the Sugar backward integration projects.

We are seeking to recruit qualified and experienced professionals to fill the positions below:

Job Title: Agronomist (Agronomic Researcher)
Numan, Adamawa State
Reporting to: Head, Agronomy Department

Job Summary

  • Responsible for effectively developing agronomic technologies, monitoring the implementation and advising on the correct intervention with the aim of achieving maximum/optimum sugarcane yields from the fields.


  • Carry out the design, layout and analysis of all field experiments.
  • Evaluate sugar cane varieties through field experimentation with the aim of developing high sugar yielding varieties
  • Certification and Evaluation of Agro inputs procured by the company i.e. fertilizers and herbicides through field experimentation to determine their optimum application rates.
  • Draw-up, Monitor and co-ordinate all soil and crop activities in the commercial fields, and make appropriate recommendations.
  • Co-ordinate the establishment of seed cane nurseries to ensure availability of high quality seed cane
  • Audit sugarcane production operations at SSCL and other Sugar Estate and out growers to ensure adherence to Company set standards.
  • Monitor, Collate and provide meteorological data for planning and scheduling of sugarcane production operations and records.
  • Monitor quality of cane being delivered to the factory first expressed juice and make recommendations to management
  • Assist in the supervision of the main weather/rain gauge stations.
  • Participate in the preparation of monthly quarterly and annual Agronomy reports for Management


  • A Bachelors Degree in Agriculture/soil science or a related discipline
  • A Masters Degree in Agronomy or Soil Science/ related professional qualification will be an added advantage

Experience/Required Skills:

  • A minimum of 10-15 years’ experience, with at least 10 years’ experience in the sugar industry cane productivity and quality improvement, introducing high yielding cane varieties, sugar cane pest management is desirable.
  • Good organizational skills, ability to execute multi-task priorities efficiently and work productively in a fast paced team-oriented environment
  • The candidate must be Sell-motivated, with Strong interpersonal skills, and Ability to work in a team environment
  • Attention to detail, commercially aware and ability to work with little or no supervision

Job Title: Finance Manager
Numan, Adamawa State
Reporting to: Financial Controller

Job Summary

  • Responsible for the overall day to day financial operation of the finance functions in line with sugar cane farming and factory processes and delivery of all job requirements to required timelines.
  • The ideal candidate must demonstrate strong and strategic entrepreneurial skills, innovative with strong problem solving, with adequate knowledge of the Nigerian Sugar Master Plan. Experience in Sugar production is mandatory.

Job Roles (Duties & Responsibilities)

  • Responsible for fixed cost monitoring, evaluation and control. Monitoring actual overheads versus plan and review with departmental heads/budget holders. Reporting monthly on actual versus plan variances.
  • Preparation of quarterly and .annual Statutory Accounts and reconciliation of these accounts to final consolidated financial statements
  • Act as a liaison between the company and the external audit team at interim and final audits. Ensure that client deliverables are communicated internally and coordinate the collections of this information for presentation to the external audit team
  • Ensure highest level of security and internal control in all implemented business solutions.
  • Ensure people resources are efficiently utilized and developed to drive process improvements within the finance department, to maximize reporting quality, integrity and turnaround times, including business & systems simplification and automation of processes.
  • To continually develop and maintain the accounting systems and of the local business in order to ensure availability completeness, accuracy and validity of information upon which management will base their decisions
  • To provide a commercial and financial reporting service, ensuring that reliable category, overhead and balance sheet information are produced, evaluated and communicated to facilitate planning and control and enable decision making.
  • Ensure compliance with all current direct and indirect tax legislation through systems evaluation, review, implementation, monitoring and liaison with external advisors.
  • Ensure compliance with all statutory requirements pertaining to financial statement reporting, and the company’s global accounting and other standards.

Competencies Required (qualification & Experience)

  • The candidate would have a Post qualification experience of at least 10-15 years.
  • Must be a Chartered Accountant (ICAN) or (ACCA)
  • Good hands on experience in Biological assets and stock account and reporting is necessary.
  • Strong track record of ‘financial management and delivery is critical
  • Flexibility in thinking and pragmatic problem solving skills
  • Energetic with excellent interpersonal & leadership skills, able to influence people of all levels
  • Ability to review and identify issues and opportunities in business processes
  • Credible commercial and business awareness with the ability to deliver within short reporting deadline
  • Exposure/working knowledge of ERP systems and advance excel (SAP preferred, and Microsoft office Advanced level).
  • Strong project management skills and understanding of business processes and operations, particularly in the FMCG industry.

Job Title: Internal Audit Manager
Numan, Adamawa State
Reporting to: Chief Internal Auditor

Job Summary

  • The Internal Audit Manager is responsible for planning, executing and reporting on operational, financial and compliance related audits/reviews for Savannah Sugar Company Limited; and the managing of a team, of Internal Auditors.

Job Roles (Duties & Responsibilities)

  • Assist tire Chief Internal Auditor in the development of the annual internal audit plan
  • Plan and execute audit assignments in line with the annual internal audit plan
  • Lead audit teams, providing direction and supervision including reviewing engagement workpapers, reports and documentation for quality assurance.
  • Carry out corrective action follow up (CAFU) exercises on all audit reports (internal audit, external audit, any others)
  • Review compliance with operating procedures, risk management practices and internal control systems
  • Work with process owners, and the risk manager, to ensure internal controls are embedded in all company processes to address identified risks
  • Aid in the delivery and development of the group’s audit strategy taking responsibility for the day to day management of the audit team and assisting to raise the profile and effectiveness of the audit function.
  • Work with the GHIA to ensure adequate personnel management of internal audit teams including; performance evaluation, identification of training needs, recommendations to the GHIA for training, skills and resource requirement.

Competencies Required (Qualification & Experience)

  • A minimum of 8 years audit experience, including practical internal audit experience with excellent knowledge of internal control concepts, auditing techniques and reporting
  • Certified internal auditor (CIA) and/or have a professional accounting qualification (e.g. ACA or ACCA)
  • Good knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP)
  • It audit experience is necessary
  • Good leadership skills with strategic focus
  • Good organisational, project and time management skills
  • Knowledge of SAP ERP would be an added advantage
  • Results oriented – meet deadlines on assignments, juggle multiple demands.


Job Title: Survey Engineer
Numan, Adamawa State
Reporting to: Head, Survey Section

Job Summary

  • The Survey Engineer will be responsible for conducting Day to day survey works needed at Savanah Sugar scheme and other projects operations such as land levelling, land preparation, boundary demarcation and roads/canals maintenance.
  • In addition, he will be responsible for monitoring and managing of new project developments at other locations across the country.

Job Roles (Duties & Responsibilities)

  • Organisation and Supervision of schedules survey crew for field work operations.
  • Checking of all benchmarks and control points readings instrument readings, calculations and measurements as the work progresses.
  • Prepare maps, plans, sketches on computer drafting.
  • Research record information, and management of all the project data (bench marks, demarcation, maps etc.
  • Conduct surveys to establish legal boundaries for properties, based on legal deeds and titles.
  • Drawing/Maps productions, Working plans, CAD and GIS works, Quality control, Quality assurance, stakeout Irrigation networks, land levelling, Data acquisition and Data management.
  • Fields design and earth works calculations.
  • Manage all Earth moving machines, laser & GPS guided machines, and assure the accuracy and efficiency for surveying operations.
  • Design of canalization and drainage system of cane farms.
  • Design cane farms & furrow directions.

Competencies Required (Qualification & Experience)

  • B.Sc/HND in Surveying and Geoinformatics or any related discipline.
  • A minimum of 7 years’ experience in survey engineering, with a minimum of 2 years’ experience in agricultural projects (preferably in a sugar cane project).
  • Experience in conducting all surveying works; fields survey, topography maps and bathymetric survey
  • Professional on using the survey equipment (Level, total station, GPS RTK)
  • Agriculture GPS (AgGPS / FMX) is preferable.
  • Computer applications, professional on software applications:
  • Surfer, post processing software, Cad programs, ArcGlS programs, Microsoft Office programs,
  • Ability & willingness to work in Team.
  • Time Management and Planning skills

The remuneration for all positions are very competitive, and in line with the Nigerian food and beverage industry standards. The right candidates will have the opportunity to work in one of the leading conglomerates in Nigeria and sub Saharan Africa.

Application Deadline: 
2nd August, 2016.

How To Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV’s to: srefinery@dangote.com with position being applied for as the subject of the email.

Note: Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

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