Job Title: Biomass Manager
Job Purpose

  • Assure cost effective and timely supply of biomass to the organization’s cement plants. Develop additional biomass sources for the organization.

Job Responsibilities

  • To contribute with the Industrial Ecology RVP and Biomass Director to the definition of the Biomass strategy, through a detailed analysis of the market: Available streams, customers, tonnage, price levels, competitions, competing technologies, legislation, for our different biomass business models: forestry maintenance activity, agriculture waste, captive plantations.
  • To insure full compliance with all relevant legislation as well as with all values of the organization in general and the safety policies in particular.
  • To contribute to the organization’s Biomass Roadmap definition that will optimize the organization’s Biomass SR and to insure its application.
  • To contribute to the Biomass H&S Roadmap definition and application (Safe execution of all operation linked to biomass sourcing and pre-treatment).
  • To manage the HR aspects of the Roadmap, for our personal as well as the subcontractors activity,
  • To direct the daily management of all aspects of biomass supply chain:
    • From forestry maintenance (including development and application of specific procedures for all steps in the chain): Harvesting, Logistics, Storage
    • From captive plantations (Nursery management, Planting, Harvesting
    • From agricultural residues sourcing
  • To carry out constant follow up of key KPI’s related to biomass sourcing and co-processing (notably % AF, GS, Biomass cost)
  • To make sure that sourcing strategy is aligned with potential development of co-processing by the organization. Ensure Industrial Ecology participation to the different phases of the organization’s management cycle (Strategic Review, PIP, Budgets)
  • To make sure of a close coordination between his/her Biomass activity and all involved organization’s management (Communications, Legal, Financial, Production, Plants, etc).
  • To pay particular attention to the stakeholders environment of the Biomass strategy.
  • To carry out continuous evaluation of all biomass operations and propose methods to improve.
  • To play an active part in animating the biomass network and exchanging best practices throughout the region.
  • To assure a close collaboration with counterpart in Benin Republic.


  • Contribute to a clear and concrete understanding of the biomass business in Nigeria.
  • Ensure the understanding and support of this vision
  • Ensure the execution of the strategy


  • Animate the biomass team and develop results based ambitions.
  • Develop efficient team working practices

Result Management:

  • Ensure effective implementation
  • Measure the impact and understand the consequences of actions
  • Personal commitment to achieving results
  • Take the organization to the customer orientation
  • Drive improvement in change
  • Challenge and agree to be positively challenged
  • Ensure effective implementation
  • Measure the impact and understand the consequences of actions
  • Maintain a personal commitment to achieving results

Customer Orientation:

  • A thorough understanding of our different types of customers
  • Use all the resources of the organization to continually improve our product offering.
  • Generate value for our customers.
  • Measure success by monitoring the satisfaction and loyalty of our Customers

Integrity and Values:

  • Challenge positively and accept being challenged.
  • Give priority to safety
  • Show integrity, commitment and respect for others in all daily activities.
  • Act for the best interests of Lafarge
  • Show sensitivity and adaptability to cultural diversity
  • Seek out different opinions in order to progress.

Qualifications and Experience
Minimum Qualification:

  • B.Sc Engineering or Agric Science


  • 7 years post qualification experience. An engineer with an entrepreneurial mindset

Technical skills:

  • Marketing intelligence Data search and analysis.
  • Management of information – Data evaluation and clarity of the overall picture.
  • Project Management – Project management and innovation.
  • Interpersonal relationships – developing networks with other stakeholders, interacting with other team members.
  • Problem Solving – Analyze situations and propose solutions.
  • Communication – Interpret and present information consistent with the intended audience (presentations, written submission).
  • Knowledge and understanding of the business environment and legislation governing Waste Management in the MEA zone.

General Skills:

  • Hardworking
  • Able to work in a multi functional team
  • Able to challenge the ideas received
  • Able to translate technical language into intelligible information
  • Attention to detail
  • Culture of results

Salary range is between N10, 000, 000 – N 13, 000, 000

Application Closing Date

20th January, 2017

How to Apply
Qualified and interested candidatess should send updated CV’s to: using ‘FTC-18’ as subject of mail

Note: Wrongly titled applications will not be considered. This vacancy is for a Fixed Term Contract position for 18 months only.


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