About obiakor Ikechukwu, Benjamin

  • Academic Level Master’s Degree
  • Age 43 - 47 Years
  • Salary 3547
  • Gender Male
  • Industry Management
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About me

Presently, I’m running a bakery with my partner while starting my consulting firm. I’ve keen interest in development jobs and project in agriculture as well as amongst youth.   During my career, I’ve acquired many skills and much knowledge in management. These abilities, coupled with over 10+ years of management experience in different fields, make me the ideal candidate for the position, I believe. On top of those mentioned things, I’m also honored to have achieved some important small successes, including: Delivered on 1000 youth development project for the NDDC (9 states make up the commission) as a delivery project manager with DICL, which was a success. Was able to deliver the project within budget and the specified time. Delivered excellent M & A projects under different consulting firm, off over 130 SMEs that receipt government grants and was ale discovered over 15% fraudulent businesses claims to the project office. Created simple templates that enabled the different businesses to maximize operational expenses and improve efficiencies by 15% as they were able to capture business activities more efficiently. These are but a few examples, but I hope they help to show you my management experience, a love for my job, passion, and dedication. I’m eager for the opportunity to bring these characteristics over while also learning new things from your firm.   If you’d give me the chance, I’d love to show you how I can build upon your current success and take the business to the next level.   Sincerely, Ikechukwu Obiakor

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  • 2010
    Lagos Business School, Pan-Atlantic University

    Master in Business Administration

    Full Time MBA course with an Internship. Skilled in good understanding in business dynamics, business diagnostics and modelling using excel, product & service development, and entrepreneurship.

  • 2005
    Ambrose Alli University

    Bachelors In Medical Laboratory Sciences

    Trained in the research institute with specialisation in Histopathology/Cytology. I\'m skilled in microscopy, animal model testing, epidemiology and research amongst other skills.

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  • 2019 - Present

    Customer acquisition, marketing & sales, and logistics manager

    I started this business with my wife in late 2018 at home as a small business until 2019, when it was registered. My role includes
    • Develop and implemented comprehensive marketing strategies, including tracking product success sustainability.
    • Plan and implement customer location identification and engagement.
    • Met all monthly sales targets, especially for bread. These include follow-up calls, professional sales calls, event planning, and monthly lead banking mailings.
    • Regularly meet with retailers to brainstorm on best approaches in addressing barriers in meeting
    • each customers\’ goals.
    • Strengthen the Naomi Foods brand communication with our locality.

  • 2018 - 2020

    Farm Manager/Director

    I started this integrated vegetable-farm farming in late 2017 on 2-acre farmland (selling fruits and leafy vegetables and dried fish). I Had to close the farm due to covid-19 lockdown and threat of possible kidnapping ravaging the country. My role included,
    • Develop and implemented comprehensive market strategies that included capturing the market/shopping list of would-be customers and creating shopper bag items with 70-80% of the shopping list.
    • Manage the sales and marketing for the following categories of customers (individual, institution or schools, hospitality, and corporate.
    • Strengthen the brand image of products on offer using WhatsApp and word of mouth.

  • 2020 - 2020

    Independent Consultant

    Feasibility Study & Business Plan for Establishing Cybersecurity Company (Feb – Mar. 2020)

     To provide information for the basis of investment decisions in cybersecurity solutions in sub-Sahara Africa.
     To provide documentation that captured the different aspects of cybersecurity solutions and possibly investments potentials of individual solutions.
     Furnish clients with information on the financial outlay required for startups to provide cybersecurity solution service and business management strategies.
     Provide documentation that highlights all possible risks and assessments of the risks regarding the future of cybersecurity in sub-Sahara Africa.

  • 2019 - 2019
    KainosEdge Consulting Ltd

    Research Partner and External Consultant

    NIRSAL capacity strengthening project aimed at providing support for the commencement of “Pilot Agribusiness Clinic for Sokoto, Adamawa, Delta and Imo states for Project Monitoring Reporting and Remediation Offices (PMROs).
     Provided technical support and strategic direction on the operations for each of the agribusiness clinics
     I ensured that all relations with PMROs were professional and strategically planned to address the learning from previous agribusiness clinics.
     Provided a template on how to use the clinics as criteria for finance disbursements.
     I developed a data capturing sheet for assessing the productivity of the agribusiness clinics\’ operations in the individual states.
     Accomplishments:
     The pilot agribusiness clinic was a success.
     The mode of operation template is efficient and cost-effective.

  • 2014 - 2016
    GEMS Project

    Independent Consultant

    The developmental project by the federal government of Nigeria to empower qualified beneficiaries between the ages of 18-45 years with grant cash between N1-10 million.
     Monitoring and evaluation of 40 new and existing agriculture, manufacturing, and retail businesses
     Analysis of awardees\’ businesses to inform project office of the status o each business for funds disbursement.
     Provided business-specific relevant advisory services to awardees in the areas of technical guidance, product quality, management experience in sales and marketing
     Engaged individual business owners to capture requisite market information that later served to improve products acceptance in the market.
    Major Accomplishments:
     I provided the needed baseline feedback of beneficiaries\’ businesses in the southwest of Nigeria. These served as quality control data for funds disbursement and sector data development.

  • 2013 - 2014
    Growbridge Advisers

    Lead Consultant for Ogun State YouWiN Project

    Part of the object of this project is to provide strategic planning and technical support for youth development in Nigeria by the federal government to educate, empower and finance small and medium businesses to the tune of N10 million naira for rural development.
     I visited agribusiness sites to provide real-time information that served as baseline data required by the secretariat.
     Visited and monitored 40 awardees in Ogun State for this period with 25 new businesses that were started and running successfully during the M&E period.
     Provision of business solution advisory services to awardees in business strategy, operations, administration, and sales.
    Major Accomplishments:
    Developed the framework for determining and designing a business structure for agribusiness that made them more competitive with better understanding their cost structure.

  • 2012 - 2013
    School for Startups (S4S)

    Monitoring & Evaluation Consultant

    Developmental project by the federal government of Nigeria to empower youths between the ages of 18-45 years and qualified and designated as awardees. Forty Awardees would receive grants between N1-10 million after being evaluated before funds disbursements for over 40 agribusinesses.

     Monitoring and evaluation of 48 awardees in Lagos and Ogun state, across sectors and included agriculture and manufacturing.
     Provided support and market information was necessary to the awardees.
     Provision of business solution advisory services to awardees in the areas of business strategy, operations, and sales and marketing
    Major Accomplishments:
    Develop a strategic marketing analysis guide that enabled the awardees better plan and implements resource deployment and control.

  • 2011 - 2011
    Domino Information Company Limited

    Project Delivery Manager

    It was a developmental project focused on empowering 1000 entrepreneurs under the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC)m titled “Entrepreneurship Training Programme\” (ETP).
     I developed best-fit selection criteria which met the client\’s approval.
     I Tapped into the versatility of the entries received to create clusters around sectors and the value chain that supported the various clustered by taking advantage of the core competencies of the individual state.
     Ensured the integrity of the process by creating multimedia data capturing during individual agribusiness visits.
     Collaborated with other consultants in developing the written communication materials in PowerPoint format that was both uniform and easy to understood training content for Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) Entrepreneurship Training Programme (ETP)
    Major Accomplishments:
    Designed the strategic work plan for the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) Entrepreneurship Training Programme (ETP) for the 1000 Entrepreneurs Project in nine (9) states that maximized both the cost more effectively and timely.

  • 2012 - 2012
    Dalberg Research

    Team Lead Junior Researcher

     I coordinated the interviews with participants in a timely and cost-efficient fashion in Nigeria.
     Ensured that data captured met the highest quality standards.
     Compilation of management training institutions data as an input to a marketing research study
    Major Accomplishments:
    I developed and executed a project management strategy that ensured the timely completion of the project within budget.

  • 2011 - 2013
    Enterprise Development Centre, Pan Atlantic University

    Consultant Assessors

     Ensured that grading of the participants\’ concept notes was compliant according to the stated standards in the idea generation phase of the YouWin Competition
     Final stage Business Plan assessment for potential candidates for the YouWin project
    Major Accomplishments:
    Developed the training manual and curriculum in collaboration with other team members, used for capacity building of successful YouWin candidates

  • 2012 - 2019
    SPC Consulting, Lagos State, Nigeria.

    Technical Consultant

    Key Responsibilities:
     Business diagnostics and product development packages for SMEs
     Training of small and medium scale enterprises staff on business process management, marketing, service management, and operations
     Provision of human resources advisory services
    Major Accomplishments:
    Part of the team that developed a performance management strategy that improved sales for a beverage company.
    Proffered best-in-class solutions from catastrophic loss and trained the sales team (for manufacturing and distribution of company with over N2 billion annual sales in 2012).
    Developed tools and criteria, screened and trained successful sales executives for a real estate company in Lagos.

  • 2016 - 2016
    Christopher er Kings & Associates

    Chief of Party A GEMS4 Women Economic Empowerment (WEE) Project)

    Key Responsibilities:
     Conducted Training Needs Assessment (TNA) for the Beneficiaries
     Provided strategic direction on the format for Train-The-Trainer (ToT) for team/leaders
     Member of the team that develop the training materials used for the project
    Major Accomplishments:
    Developed the training manual and curriculum in collaboration with other team members, used for capacity building for beneficiaries

  • 2013 - 2014
    Con-Edge Enterprise Solutions Limited

    Independent Consultant

    Key Responsibilities:
     Coordinated the staff recruitment process for a new firm
     Training of small and medium scale enterprises staff on business process management, marketing, service management, and operations
     Provision of human resources advisory services
    Major Accomplishments:
    Developed tools and criteria, screened and trained successful sales executives for a real estate company in Lagos.

  • 2010 - 2011
    XAV Limited

    Independent Consultant

     I excelled in the vendor selection process through coordinated teamwork.
     Criteria development for vendor and contractor assessment
    Major Accomplishments:
    Led the team that appraised candidates for compliance and suitability to be contractors and vendors for two (2) multinational banks in Nigeria.

  • 2009 - 2009
    MBA Internship, LBS


    • Evaluated and created a process flow chart for the movement/control of merchandise central store/logistics department
    • Evaluated and developed Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the outlets and central store/logistics
    • Facilitated the training of key staff on the importance and use of SOPs
    • Designed document templates for the smooth running of the business processes
    • Develop job description template for members of the organization
    • As part of the five-member interview panel of which two candidates I recommended were hired.
    Improved productivity through improved process management of the sales delivery

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