Posted 7 months ago

Alan & Grant – Our work is focused on creating innovative HR and Organizational Development Solutions aimed at Performance Improvement & Business Growth. We currently serve clients across various sectors of the Economy from locations in Jos, Port Harcourt and Lagos.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Chief People Officer

Location: Lagos
Employment Type: Full Time
Industry: Retail


Job Summary

  • The CPO’s job is to create the strategy and vision that help the company achieve long-term success
  • Reporting to the CEO, the CPO acts as the architect for the company’s talent strategy and corporate- culture initiatives.
  • The CPO must show he can hire, retain, and develop talent as well as stay on top of compliance issues and manage compensation and benefits.


  • Leadership experience: CPOs must be able to lead not only their department but also the organization’s culture and talent strategy.
  • Analytical ability: The keywords “people analytics” and “agile” will show up frequently in job descriptions and in cover letters, resumes, and job interviews. CPOs must have a mastery of the technical requirements of the role as well as the ability to change course when the data indicates it.
  • Emotional intelligence: A successful CPO must understand their own emotions and those of their teammates in order to develop a healthy company culture. High emotional intelligence will help you manage conflict, promote equity and inclusion, and develop talent.
  • Commitment to diversity, inclusion, and justice: Diversity programs are more important to organizational success than ever before. The CPO is often the point person for these initiatives.
  • Talent management with career plans, development opportunities & succession planning for each employee (including leadership development)
  • Compensation and benefits including a coherent grading structure, salary-bands, bonus- system & Incentive Programs
  • Definition and implementation of employer branding, recruiting & talent acquisition strategy
  • Employee relations, process & policy with a focus on retention, wellbeing & engagement
  • Communication skills: Ability to communicate with the people they lead. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are vital for this role.


  • Education with a focus on HR: Like most chief executives, the CPOs generally should have at least a Bachelor’s Degree in a discipline related to their role. Many have advanced Degrees such as a Master’s Degree or an MBA, often with a focus on HR.
  • Certifications: Preference for candidates with HR certifications such as SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) or SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP). These certifications typically require a certain level of educational attainment or equivalent.
  • Experience: CPO should have gained extensive experience in HR jobs and have a strong profile with experience from one of the biggest food distribution / ecommerce companies in Africa.
  • Must have experience in payroll management for a large team of 2000+.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

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