Job Openings at SIAO Partners

SIAO HRC is a subsidiary of SIAO, an independent Nigerian professional services firm which boasts of a crop of seasoned professionals with local and international experience positioned to providing excellent Human Resource Consultancy services, financial advisory services, legal and compliance services, taxation and business assurance. Specifically, the Firm is managed by Alumni of KPMG, PWC, EY, PKF Professional Services and Grant Thornton.

We are recruiting to fill the following positions below:

1.) Marketing Activation Manager

Job Location: Lagos
Employment Type: Full-time


  • Ideate, develop, and execute Marketing activation plans that are on strategy, on budget, and on time
  • Serve as the day-to-day contact for all agency and client partners, managing expectations and timelines
  • Write creative briefs that clearly articulate the objectives, strategies, and deliverables for each project
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously while maintaining a high level of quality and attention to detail
  • Monitor project progress and make adjustments as needed to ensure successful completion
  • Foster a positive, collaborative team environment internally and externally
  • Understand the competitive landscape and how to position the Marketing against competitors
  • Develop strong relationships with key internal and external stakeholders
  • Understand the target audience and how to reach them effectively
  • Evaluate project results and prepare post-mortem analysis to share with internal and external teams
  • Stay up-to-date on industry trends and best practices
  • Proactively identify opportunities for process improvements

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Marketing, Advertising, or related field
  • 6-7 years of professional experience in Marketing activation, with a focus on experiential marketing
  • Strong project management skills, with ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and writing skills
  • Proven track record of developing and executing successful Marketing activation campaigns
  • Creative thinker with strong attention to detail

Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Marketing, Advertising or related field
  • Experience managing a team of Marketing activation specialists
  • Experience working with global Marketings
  • Familiarity with graphic design software, including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, etc.
  • Knowledge of HTML, CSS, and other web development technologies

Job Requirements:
A marketing activation manager typically needs the following qualifications:

  • Education: Marketing activation managers typically need a Bachelor’s Degree in marketing, advertising or a related field. Some employers prefer candidates who have a master’s degree in marketing or business administration.
  • Training & Experience: Marketing activation managers typically receive on-the-job training. This training may include learning about the company’s products and services; the company is marketing strategies and the company’s customer base. The training may also include learning about the company’s computer systems and software.
  • Certifications & Licenses: While certifications are not required for Marketing activation manager roles, they can help you compete more effectively for positions. Certifications can also assist you in learning more about the industry and your role within it.

Marketing activation managers need the following skills in order to be successful:

  • Creativity: Marketing activators use creativity to develop ideas for campaigns and events. They use their creativity to develop strategies that help them meet their company’s goals and objectives. Marketing activators also use creativity to develop engaging experiences for their audience.
  • Communication: Communication is another essential skill for Marketing activation managers. You often need to communicate with clients, other marketing teams and other Marketing activation managers. You also need to communicate with the Marketing’s employees to ensure that everyone is on the same page. Effective communication can help you to ensure that your team is working together to achieve the same goals.
  • Strategic thinking: Marketing activation managers use strategic thinking to plan and execute marketing campaigns. They think about the goals of the campaign and how to achieve them through Marketing activations. They also use strategic thinking to develop creative ideas for Marketing activations and to determine which Marketing activations will be most effective for the campaign.
  • Marketing: Marketing activation managers use marketing skills to plan and execute marketing campaigns for their company. They use marketing skills to create advertisements, develop social media strategies and create marketing materials. Marketing activation managers use marketing skills to research their target audience and develop strategies to reach them.
  • Project management: As an activator, you might be responsible for planning and executing an entire Marketing activation. This can include managing a team of employees, overseeing the production of the activation and ensuring the success of the project. Project management skills can help you manage a large-scale project and ensure that all aspects of the activation are completed on time and to the company’s standards.

Work Environment:

  • Marketing activation managers work in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines. They often work long hours, including evenings and weekends. They may travel to meet with clients or attend conferences. Marketing activation managers must be able to handle stress and be able to work well under pressure. They must be able to think quickly and make decisions in a fast-paced environment. They must be able to work independently and be self-motivated.

Here are three trends influencing how marketing activation managers work. Marketing activation managers will need to stay up-to-date on these developments to keep their skills relevant and maintain a competitive advantage in the workplace. The trends are:
The Need for a More Integrated Approach to Marketing:

  • The marketing industry is changing rapidly, and businesses are beginning to realize the importance of a more integrated approach. This means that they will need to hire professionals who can manage all aspects of the marketing process, from conception to execution.
  • Marketing activation managers are well positioned to take advantage of this trend, as they are able to bring together different parts of the marketing team and create a cohesive strategy. They also have experience working with different channels, which is essential in today’s digital world

More Focus on Customer Experience:

  • As customers become more demanding, businesses are realizing that they need to focus on providing a better customer experience. This means that Marketing Activation Managers will need to be experts at creating experiences that resonate with customers and make them want to come back repeatedly.
  • In order to create great customer experiences, Marketing Activation Managers will need to understand what makes customers tick and how to create products and services that meet their needs. They will also need to be good at managing teams and ensuring that everyone is on the same page.

A Greater Emphasis on Data Analytics:

  • Data analytics has become an increasingly important part of business over the past few years, and it is likely to continue growing in popularity in the future. As data becomes more and more valuable, businesses will need to find ways to use it to their advantage.
  • Marketing Activation Managers can utilize data analytics by collecting and analyzing information about customers and potential customers. This information can then be used to create targeted marketing campaigns that are more likely to be successful.

N450,000 - N550,000 Monthly.

Application Closing Date: 11th September, 2023.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: using the Job Position as the subject of the mail.

Note: Only qualified applicants would be contacted.



2.) Field Training Manager

Job Location: Ibadan, Oyo
Employment Type: Full-time

Job Purpose

  • To coordinate training and educational support to new and existing employees.

Core Responsibilities and Key Result Areas
Training & Development:

  • Align and ensure adaptation to Food Concepts’ management style, culture and core values
  • Participate in planning and execution of formal and advanced training for operations team
  • Monitor and assess the status of learning programs of Graduate Trainees / Omega for areas of improvement
  • Design and apply assessment tools to measure training effectiveness
  • Track and report on training outcomes
  • Provide feedback to training participants and management
  • Conduct store/department visits to review team capabilities and monitor
  • Help maintain the highest level of operational excellence in Operations by identifying barriers to service and advising solutions to fix them
  • Develop and coordinate induction programs for new staff
  • Co-ordinate graduate programs/OMEGA programs
  • Evaluate and make recommendations on training material and methodology
  • Handle logistics for training activities
  • Market and encourage participation in various training programs organised in FC
  • Market the training centre facility to companies in Private and Public sectors
  • Identify and promote best practices, incorporating into training plans and materials
  • Establish and maintain relationships with external training suppliers
  • Coordinate off-site training activities for employees
  • Manage and maintain in-house training facilities and equipment
  • Any other responsibilities that may be assigned from time to time by Line Manager


  • Responsible for modelling and acting in accordance with the companies guiding principles
  • Ensure adequate compliance to all company policies, internal control processes and approved food processes
  • Ensure all Health and Safety standards are delivered and met
  • Refresher training is implemented as per company guidelines

Key Performance Indicators

  • Achieve Graduate and OMEGA Sign Off target
  • Achieve Crown Training targets
  • Induction Attendees %
  • Training Calendar planned quarterly – Key Training Needs
  • New Field Trainers development and Sign Off
  • New Training Programs launched nationwide
  • Training Audit % target
  • ITF Compliance % target

Job Specifications
Educational Requirements:

  • A good Degree in Education, Business or Finance or any relevant field

Professional Requirements:

  • HRCI Professional in Human Resources (PHR), Senior HRCI Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) or any other related professional qualification is essential

Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in similar role

Knowledge Requirements:

  • Knowledge of technical trainings, online learning modules and technical course materials
  • Basic knowledge of administrative task(s) i.e. monitoring costs, setting up systems and equipment
  • Demonstrates good communication and research skills
  • Demonstrates enthusiasm for lifelong learning
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft office suite. i.e Excel, Word and PowerPoint

Decision Expectations:

  • Develop training modules to suit or meet the organisation goals
  • Develop innovative ideas to meet changing training needs
  • Review training needs from a variety of vendors and choose appropriate materials
  • Ensure training plans are current, relevant and effective

Working Conditions:

  • Jobholder typically works 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday, although this role may involve working overtime, if there is workload. There may be a need to extend work hours if he/she needs to conduct additional training sessions or participate in various meetings to improve training. This role is largely office-based.

N450,000 / Month.

Application Closing Date: 4th September, 2023.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: using the Job Position as the subject of the email.

Note: Only qualified candidates will be shortlisted.



3.) Senior Training and Development Manager

Job Location: Lagos
Employment Type: Full-time

Job Purpose

  • To develop and implement an organization wide training and development strategy that will facilitate and drive individual development and capacity building as well as ensure effective coordination of activities (i.e. adequate human resource planning, counseling & training) in line with organisational requirements.

Core Responsibilities and Key Result Areas
Strategic planning and alignment:

  • Coordinate development and evaluation of employee development policies and procedures
  • Ensure embedment of Food Concept’s objectives and plans into future training needs
  • Analyse training needs to develop new training programs or modify and improve existing programs
  • Plan, develop, and provide training and staff development programs, using knowledge of the effectiveness of methods such as classroom training, demonstrations, on-the-job training, meetings, conferences, and workshops.
  • Ensure an appropriate learning system in order to promote the desired proficiency level for every participant
  • Promote, develop and implement effective result orientation, learning and feedback mechanisms to provide input for the continuous development of the company’s people learning and development strategy and employee development plan.
  • Prepare training budget for departments

Employee Training and Development:

  • Oversee training and development programs of staff across the organization
  • Review and track internal and external training and development targets across all departments
  • Evaluate instructor performance and the effectiveness of training programs, providing recommendations for improvement.
  • Confer with management and conduct surveys to identify training needs based on projected production processes, changes, and other factors
  • Oversee training compliance to ITF Requirements
  • Perform weekly store visit and training performance evaluation
  • Ensure consistency in the delivery and application of training standards across the business and oversees the planning, prioritization, and development of new training programs and initiatives, ensuring that these programs and initiatives are consistent with the business overall strategies, objectives, and needs
  • Ensure compliance to regulatory training requirements

Talent Management:

  • Develop and implement an employee mentoring programme for Food Concepts
  • Drive the development and deployment of a competency framework for the business
  • Coordinate the development of a talent management strategy for Food Concepts

Key Performance Indicators

  • Achievement of Company Sales, EBITDA, GP, PAT targets
  • Achievement of the Training & Development Department’s budget/targets/objectives
  • Achievement of Individual Personal Development Plans

Job Specifications
Educational Requirements

  • A good First Degree in Social / Management / Physical Sciences
  • Possession of a Post graduate degree in Human Resource Management / Business Administration or related degree is an added advantage

Professional Requirements:

  • Membership of the CIPM, CIPD, HRBP, SHRM or any other related professional qualification is required.

Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum of 8 years in Human Resources specifically training and development experience in a similar role in a multi-site, structured environment and/or in a Consulting firm

Knowledge Requirements

  • Deep understanding of the industry
  • Knowledge of training needs and analysis
  • Knowledge of conflict management
  • Understanding of budget, cost and resource management
  • Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects

Decision Expectations:

  • Acts on defined procedures and decisions
  • Enforces agreed decisions
  • Plans training schedule and work schedule of subordinates
  • Recommends operational, strategic and financial decisions

Working Conditions:

  • Job holder typically work 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday, although it may involve weekend or extended working hours.
  • This role is not entirely office-based, as the job may require travelling to train staff as the company has more than one office. It may also require speaking and presentations which involves standing for long hours during training/workshop sessions

Application Closing Date: 4th September, 2023.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: using the Job Position as the subject of the email.

Note: Only qualified candidates will be shortlisted.