Abi Otedola

Abi Otedola

General Manager at JOLA
Lives in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
over 6 months ago

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My history of success comprises of years in defining and guiding the implementation of industry best practices and standards to strengthen organisations and drive competitive growth. Formidable history of successful initiatives in freight and logistics,hotel management,business development ,sales and sales management,marketing,project administration, client relationship, import &export ,profit & Loss management,human resources management, and business operations, as well as quality service delivery.

Strong qualifications are as below:
 ♦I have exemplary relationship-building and communication skills with the ability to interface with key stakeholders, executive management, and staff at all levels.
 ♦I am able to apply sound problem-solving skills, quality assurance, and quality control principles to ensure the execution of seamless negotiations and operations management and to meet the needs of intricate and specific markets.
 ♦Having success record in negotiating,devising, developing, and implementing innovative operating strategies to complex challenges aimed at increasing productivity, profitability, and operational efficiency.
 ♦I am results-focused with a strong commitment to quality through continuous process improvements and strict alignment with organisational vision.
 ♦My proven skills are in deals negotiations, property and commodity sales and agricultural commodity trading.
 ♦English Full professional proficiency, Yoruba Native or bilingual proficiency, Igbo Full professional proficiency and French.

Major achievements are as below:
 ♦Decreased the purchase price of a particular product from AED 204 to AED 184, increasing profit turnover and company performance.
 ♦Achieved negotiations, involving 50% trade sales in the freight,logistics and importation of products for transactions, managing company budgets in line with strategic planning policies.



Experience

  • General Manager

    JOLA - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Management
    January 2018 - Now · 1 year and 1 month

    Developed policies and procedures as well as deployed profit and loss systems to identify strengths and weaknesses as compared to company competitors. Direct business operations by developing and training managers through meetings and training sessions. Comply with sanitation standards and regulations by enforcing cleaning and side work controls through on going inspections. Collaborate with African suppliers to procure the best and quality products for the company. Manage all the moving components involved in overseeing operations and planning including: developing policies and procedures, equipment management, as well as staff recruitment and training. Key Contributions:  *Decreased purchase price of sesame seeds from 204 to AED 184, increasing profit turnover and company performance.  *Achieved negotiations, involving 50% trade sales in the importation of rice products transactions, managing company budgets in line with strategic planning policies.  *Established team structures to create guidelines for group evaluations that assisted with analytics and produced company database to close deals for strategic company goals.

  • General Manager

    10dola Publishing Ltd - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Administration & General
    April 2016 - December 2017 · 1 year and 9 months

    Developed policies and procedures as well as deploy profit and loss systems to identify strengths and weaknesses as compared to company competitors. Skilled in negotiations,devising, developing, and implementing innovative operating strategies to complex challenges aimed at increasing productivity, profitability, and operational efficiency. Well versed in sales, product management, competitive analysis, business presentation, managing sales operations, financial budgeting and turning around weak businesses. I collaborate with African suppliers to procure the best and quality products for the company. I manage all the moving components involved in overseeing operations and planning including: developing policies and procedures, equipment management, as well as staff recruitment and training.

  • General Manager

    Virgin Rose Resort/Hotel - Lagos, Nigeria

    Administration & General
    February 2014 - January 2016 · 1 year and 12 months

    Improved margins and sales for the organisation in Nigeria. Critically applied extensive industry knowledge and expertise to monitor concurrent responsibilities including complex project management, administration, team building, process optimisation, staff supervision, and organisational compliance. Streamlined operations by delegation and using enforcement programs in accordance with company remote solutions and management policies. Spearheaded workflow for each project ensuring alignment with client requirements and specification. Strictly adhered to food and human safety practices while handling, preparing, transporting, and storing goods. Key Contributions:  *Performed hospitality functions encouraging international conferences, banqueting and trade shows.  *Introduced approval process for sales in Nigeria by analysing sales figures and forecasting for future sales, growing turnover by almost 20%. 

  • Restaurant Manager

    PLATTERKINGS - Johannesburg, South Africa

    F&B other
    December 2007 - December 2013 · 6 years and 1 month

    Employed systems and processes to ensure continuous improvement in sales aligned with customer satisfaction. Streamlined processes and developed greater sales with limited resources. Maintained up-to-date with competitors by monitoring market trends. Effectively negotiated over 10 quality property sales in South Africa. Implemented strategic initiatives to achieve growth through customer focus and collaboration, driving revenue volume through targeted business plans. Key Contributions:  *Formulated plans to host incoming countries using guest house facilities during the 2010 Soccer World Cup tournament held in South Africa, producing and delivering to the guests according to the South African health standard requirements.  *Attained 20% net worth from food production even after the World Cup tournament by catering for apartment owners at the Michelangelo Hotel and Towers in South Africa while renting out properties and implementing internal assurance processes in the food enhancement processes.

Education

  • Master's

    University of South Africa - Johannesburg, South Africa

    September 2012 - June 2015

    Master's in Business Leadership

Languages

  • English
    Native or fluent
    100%
  • Igbo
    Native or fluent
    100%
  • Yoruba
    Native or fluent
    100%

Skills

  • General Management
  • Operations Management
  • Restaurant Management
  • Sales

Other

  • My introduction video

    My introduction video

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