Savannah Sugar Company Limited Job Recruitment, July 19th 2016

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.
Savannah Sugar Company Limited is seeking to recruit qualified and experienced professionals to fill the vacant job positions below:

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
  • 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
  • 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
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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
  • 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
  • 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
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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


  • 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

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.

How to Apply

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

Note: Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

Application Deadline 
2nd August, 2016.

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