Group Head /Audit/ Legal and Compliance Job at Nigeria Machine Tools

Nigeria Machine Tools (NMT) was founded in 1980 to manufacture and distribute high integrity machine tools and other engineering products and spares designed to serve the project, operation and maintenance needs of a range of industries. As Nigeria’s first internationally certified producer of Oil industry standard Stud Bolts, Nuts and Flanges, NMT also produces customized castings for various industries including: construction, cement, oil and gas, manufacturing as well as for the transport industry. Included in our offerings is machining services which is ISO 9001 certified. Our surface treatment facility which comprises PTFE and powder coating as well as Hot Dip Galvanizing plants ensure products are finished to customer specifications.

Being the leading machine tools company in West Africa, NMT is a leader in the assembly, production and maintenance of a range of machine tools including Semi-Automatic and Conventional Lathes, Milling, Drilling and Grinding Machines. We also assemble and maintain tractors in addition to producing the tractor agricultural implements as well as high performance Agro processing equipment. The well-equipped NMT training School provides a wide range of technical trainings imparting skills to both internal trainees and external organizations, technical training institutions and members of the public interested in acquiring certified technical knowledge.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Position: Group Head /Audit/ Legal and Compliance

Job Location: Ikoyi, Lagos
Employment Type: Full-time


  • Manage all corporate litigations and legal risks across the group.
  • Draft review and negotiate commercial agreements and all legal documents.
  • Review the work of colleagues when necessary to identify compliance issues and provide advice or training.
  • Draft, modify and implement company policies.
  • Collaborate with corporate counsels and HR department to monitor enforcement of standards and regulations
  • Assess the business’s future ventures to identify possible compliance risks.
  • Monitor compliance, licensing, and company secretarial requirements of the group.
  • Develop and oversee control systems to prevent or deal with violations of legal guidelines and internal policies.
  • Evaluate the efficiency of controls and improve them continuously.
  • Manage the performance of internal audits and external audits of suppliers
  • Revise procedures, reports etc. periodically to identify hidden risks or non-conformity issues.
  • Perform detailed research on legal matters and bring up recommendations for improved performance.
  • Liaise with Regulators as well as internal business divisions to ensure a sound understanding of compliance requirements, and governance issues and advise management of emerging compliance issues thus guiding the group in the establishment of controls to mitigate risks


  • Bachelor's Degree in Law or related discipline with 15 years of hands-on experience as head of legal /regulatory compliance in a significant manufacturing concern.
  • Work experience in an internal audit environment
  • Admission into Bar and the ability to think outside the box and demonstrate commercial application of legal knowledge are necessary.
  • A business acumen partnered with a dedication to legality.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • In-depth knowledge of the industry’s standards and regulations.
  • Excellent knowledge of reporting procedures and record keeping.
  • Methodical and diligent with outstanding planning abilities.
  • An analytical mind able to "see" the complexities of procedures and regulations.
  • Excellent communication skills.

Note: You will be required to attach your CV.