Job Vacancies at Aquada Development Corporation Limited

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Aquada Development Corporation Limited is a registered company located in Umuahia, Abia State. Over the years, we have been committed to innovating new technologies and products that improve the quality of life while improving the built environment in which we operate. Our specializations range from food manufacturing, materials processing to process engineering and construction. To achieve this, the Corporation hires the best available talent to conceive and implement its ideas, while we create a dynamic and rewarding work environment to nurture and sustain this creative spirit.

We are recruiting to fill the positions below:

 

 

Job Title: Business Operator (Grains & Staples)

Location: Umuahia, Abia
Employment Type: Full-time

Job Description

  • We are looking for well-trained and highly experienced business operators to lead our growing grains and staples production team.
  • This team operates an automated rice mill as well as several core cassava processing facilities that produce whole grain rice, rice flour, garri flour and a variety of other products.

Requirements

  • Candidates should possess a Bachelor’s degree
  • You must have at least 5 (ten) years of production experience, preferably in a food processing environment.
  • You will be responsible for leading a team of engineers and food scientists in the operation of our facilities to produce high-quality food products with a number of value-added by-products.
  • You MUST have at least 5 (five) years’ experience in an industrial or production leadership position to be considered.
  • A solid understanding of unit operations and production planning is required for this position.
  • In addition to the experiential requirement, suitable candidates would be expected to have a background in chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, food science/technology, or a relevant science that provides the relevant training to operate and lead a science-based factory operation.
  • Additional training in should business or project management would be an added advantage.

 

 

Job Title: Mechanical Engineer (Process Development)

Location: Umuahia, Abia
Employment Type: Full-time

Qualifications / Skills
The ideal candidates will have the following skill sets:

  • Candidates should possess 2 – 5 years work experience.
  • A minimum of an HND in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Excellent facility with equipment design using AUTOCAD, nanoCAD, SketchUp, BricsCAD, VectorWorks, or similar design software.
  • Prior experience in the fabrication of mechanical and/or chemical process equipment (hands-on experience either through an internship or as a working professional).
  • Specific experience in food process equipment fabrication would be a significant advantage.
  • Familiarity with machine shop operations and the ability to work seamlessly with fabricators in the design of process equipment.
  • Training or experience in Six Sigma would be an added advantage
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Job Title: Chemical Engineer (Process Development)

Location: Umuahia, Abia
Employment Type: Full-time

Qualifications / Skills
The ideal candidates will have the following skill sets:

  • Candidates should possess 2 – 5 years work experience.
  • A minimum of an HND in Chemical Engineering.
  • Excellent facility with process modeling and simulation using Aspen HYSYS, ChemSEP, DWSIM, or ANY similar process modeling software.
  • Prior experience designing, developing, and commissioning chemical processes.
  • Excellent facility with process mapping and process improvement.
  • Training or experience in Six Sigma would be an added advantage.

 

 

Job Title: Procurement Specialist

Location: Umuahia, Abia
Employment Type: Full-time

Responsibilities

  • Identify suppliers of goods and services
  • Negotiate terms with suppliers such as price, quality of goods, deadlines, expectations, etc.
  • Liaise with suppliers and project managers regarding updates and details of goods
  • Create purchase orders and tally these with supply requests and orders
  • Analyze invoices to ensure accuracy of goods delivered
  • Monitor inventory to ensure the flow of goods remains positive

Requirements

  • 2-5 years of working experience as a Purchasing Specialist or in a similar role.
  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, supply chain management, or a similar field preferred.
  • Analytical and organizational skills,
  • Excellent communication skill,
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision,
  • Strong negotiation skill,
  • Business Development minded,
  • Good knowledge of Procurement and Supply Chain,
  • Skilled in relationship management, set up a relationship with farmers and laborers,
  • Proven experience working as a procurement specialist in the same area required,
  • Additional certification in the field of procurement desired,
  • Strong knowledge of the industry and market conditions,
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills,
  • Impeccable negotiation and problem-solving skills,
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and rapport building,

 

 

 

Job Title: Agro-commodities / E-commerce Transaction Specialist

Location: Umuahia, Abia
Employment Type: Full-time

Responsibilities

  • Manage the existing portfolio of certain suppliers and customers, as well as identifying new businesses to increase sales.
  • Keep track of offers, managing relationships with customers and suppliers, as well as for negotiating prices, payment, and delivery terms.
  • Strategize and execute sourcing from various African countries.
  • Source for new suppliers
  • Manage our online inventory
  • Develop campaigns to increase digital sales
  • Optimize paid advertising campaigns using SEO and other tools
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Requirements and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing (preferred) or related field
  • Minimum of 2 – 3 years’ experience in a fast-paced e-commerce business.
  • You have access to reliable broadband internet connectivity and a functioning laptop or desktop to enable effective operation
  • Knowledgeable of the e-Commerce space that includes marketing strategies, product development, competitive strategies, consumer research, industry trends, and usability best practices.
  • You have relevant experience using web analytics and optimization tools
  • You have relevant experience in a commercial sales function.
  • You are flexible, have a commercial attitude and an excellent customer service skill;
  • You have strong interpersonal skills: confident, charismatic, and proactive;
  • You are able to set priorities and work on more than one task simultaneously;
  • You are a self-starter and enjoy working with targets- meeting up targets set.
  • You have good mathematical skills and excellent communication skills.

 

 

 

Job Title: IT Support Specialist

Location: Umuahia, Abia
Employment Type: Full time

Responsibilities

  • Install and configure computer hardware operating systems and applications
  • Troubleshoot and resolve all IT related challenges
  • Evaluating system potential through assessing the compatibility of new programs with existing programs
  • Improving existing programs by evaluating objectives and specifications, reviewing proposed changes, and making recommendations
  • Maintaining system functionality by testing computer components
  • Achieving computer stem objectives through collecting relevant data, identifying and evaluating options, and suggesting a course of action
  • Resolving logged errors in a timely manner

Requirements

  • Candidates should possess a Bachelor’s degree with 1-3 years of relevant experience in a customer-focused position involving technical knowledge of a companies’ products and services
  • Experience working with LAMP (Linux; Apache; MySQL and PHP installations)
  • Prior experience running or maintaining a Content Management System (Joomla or WordPress) would be highly desirable
  • Time-management skills and the ability to establish reasonable and attainable deadlines for resolution
  • Specific experience running an e-Commerce or e-Learning platform would be particularly advantageous
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How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Cover Letter that outlines their specific experience and how it relates to this position, current Resume, and a clear indication of your date of availability to: work@aquada.com using the “Job Title” as the subject of the email.

Note: Applications submitted without a cover letter will be deemed non-responsive

 

 

Important Notes

  • The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed by people assigned to this job.
    They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.
    All personnel may be required to perform other responsibilities in addition to those specified from time to time, as needed
    • We do not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Should you receive a solicitation for the payment of a fee, please disregard it. Furthermore, please note that emblems, logos, names and addresses are easily copied and reproduced. Therefore, you are advised to apply particular care when submitting personal information on the web
    • We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity inclusion. We do not discriminate on grounds of colour, race, nationality, religion, age, ethnic origin, disability, gender, marital status, or sexual orientation in our employment practices
    • Our people are all equally gifted in unique ways: we come from diverse traditions, personal experiences and points of view. And we want to include yours, Are you ready to inspire us with your ideas?
    • We encourage all applicants to apply and does not practice any discrimination in any recruitment process.
    • Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.
    • Due to the urgency of the position, we have the right to recruit a candidate who matches the required profile before the above deadline
    • Only qualified candidates will be invited for interview

Application Deadline 31st December, 2020.

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