Executive Assistant to the CEO

Deola Sagoe is a fashion visionary with a unique approach to her craft that has endeared her to fans and followers all over the world. Using African fabrics, hand-woven materials, and contemporising almost-lost traditional African techniques, Deola designs present a unique vision and attitude for the modern woman.

We are currently recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Position: Executive Assistant to the CEO

Job Location: Lagos

 Elements of the Role

  • Report to the Founder & Chief Executive Officer
  • Pro-active plan and manage the CEO’s time and appointments to enable the CEO focus on delivering strategic objectives and business goals
  • Work in line with the CEO’s work habits and preferences
  • Act as the central contact point for the CEO, screening telephone calls, enquiries and requests and handling them where appropriate
  • Ensure that decisions and work is appropriately delegated in the absence of the CEO
  • Review and attend to all forms of correspondence and communicate on behalf of the CEO
  • Complete administrative and project related work delegated from the CEO
  • Represent the CEO in a professional manner to internal and external clients
  • Organize all travel logistics for the CEO as required
  • Provide back-up administrative support to other members of the Senior Management team where other staff are on leave
  • Coordination of Board Meetings dates and attendances including compilation and distribution of Board packs
  • Ensure appropriate venue and equipment booking for events including refreshments where appropriate
  • Act as a liaison with the Board Members/Directors where approvals and signatories are sought by the CEO on behalf of the business
  • Set up and maintain annual calendar of meetings and events across the business
  • Ensure the CEO is well prepared and has relevant documentation for meetings
  • Prepare and distribute agendas, pre-reading papers and rooms for meetings
  • Accurately record minutes of various meetings and distribute to relevant parties in a timely manner
  • Manage the practical and administrative requirements for organizational events as required

Required Skills & Experience

  • A good Degree in a relevant field with at least 5 years of proven experience providing executive support in a structured organisation
  • Experience in the retail industry or in a fast growing company is an advantage
  • Excellent poise, presence, and presentation skills
  • Very strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with stakeholders, including Board of Directors, Senior Management Team and external partners
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail
  • Expert level written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated proactive approaches to problem-solving with strong decision-making capability
  • Able to see the big picture and provide useful and strategic advice and input across the company and on the executive team
  • Highly professional and ethical with ability to maintain confidentiality
  • A strong change agent and communicator
  • Excellent people management and development skills
  • Possess excellent leadership and business partnering skills to achieve results through organisational resources
  • Demonstrated process improvement skills
  • Ability to coordinate external partners
  • Self-starter with mature analytical skills and ability to work under pressure
  • Innovative and forward thinking, with a track record of executing new ideas
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Good negotiation and persuasion skills
  • A good working knowledge of Microsoft Office tools such as Word, Outlook and Excel

Compensation & Benefits

  • N2m - N2.4m (Gross Annual Income)
  • Medical Insurance
  • Pension Contribution
  • Telephone Allowance

 Application Method
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV's and Cover Letter to email