Jobs Career Advice Signup

Send this job to a friend


Did you notice an error or suspect this job is scam? Tell us.

  • Posted: Apr 22, 2024
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Never pay for any CBT, test or assessment as part of any recruitment process. When in doubt, contact us

    Lafarge Africa Plc is a leading Sub-Saharan Africa building solutions Company and member of the LafargeHolcim group. The vision of Lafarge Africa Plc is to be the most trusted and preferred partner of African construction professionals and home builders by delivering cement, concrete, aggregates and other building solutions that are best in quality, envir...
    Read more about this company


    Route to Market Manager

    About The Job

    The RTM is responsible for the definition of the D2R strategy and development of !he model in line with the established strategy.

    What You'll be Doing

    Leader of overall D2R project design and execution

    • Key Interface with any 'outsourced'  data/analytics partners - e.g. BCG
    • Validate all key elements of final D2R design (e.g. sales, logistics, marketing, finance, etc)
    • Responsible for creating and executing against roll – out calendar

    Set strategic agenda of each functional area of the project

    • Active participation in all marketing meetings with other directors
    • Active participation in key logistics meetings

    Managerial Responsibilities

    • Support Head Of Business Development in recruitment of a skilled team for an optimal management of the model
    • Support HOBD to manage 'outsourced data/analytics partners e.g BCG
    • Day to day management of all core team members
    • Responsible for Core Team PMO
    • Includes weekly updates to Project Leadership
    • Regular updates to Steering Committee - e.g. KPI tracking

    Who you'll be working with

    • All members of the Commercial team (i.e. Marketing, Sales, Logistics/Supply Chain/IT)
    • Corporate Commercial Performance or other Corporate

    What we are looking for

    • First degree in relevant course
    • Minimum  10+ years consumer/retail experience in Nigeria (preferably RTM) General expertise includes
    • Deep knowledge of !he Nigerian retail ecosystem
    • Experience in building materials a secondary priority
    • Project management experience

    Critical Knowledge

    • Strong Leadership, drive and  ability to lead  large-scaIe change management
    • Customer Centric approach and understanding
    • Ability to manage large cross-functional project team
    • Finance Knowledge (i.e. Income Statement, Balance Sheet etc.)
    • Solid analytical skills to run/interpret complex and detailed analysis
    • IT skills to develop, use and maintain analytical tools
    • Good communication and negotiation skills
    • Business development

    Functional Competencies

    • 10+ years of experience
    • Strong Microsoft Office skills, particularly Excel, Visio and Project
    • Detail-oriented
    • Effective communication skills
    • Professionalism, courteousness, and ability to work within a dynamic office atmosphere
    • High level of initiative and ability to work in both individual and team environments
    • Handles stressful situations and deadline pressures well
    • Must be able to work in a complex and fast moving environment

    Leadership Competencies and Behaviours

    • Have a clear path to drive a project till completion
    • Know the business and its trends
    • Creative
    • Communicate clearly and effectively
    • Mobilize people
    • Inspire commitment
    • Strong Business drive

    go to method of application »

    Lubricator Fitter

    About the Job

    The primary objective of Lubrication Technician is to organise and follow up proper established lubrication programme of all plant equipment. The role holder is also responsible for keeping of records of the lubricant’s consumption of the equipment.

    Also, he/she liaises with the Warehouse unit to monitor lubricant inventory. 

    What you'll be doing

    • Lubrication / greasing of the followings: - All drives, Shafts, Rollers and Gearboxes
    • Checking of all drives oil level.
    • Inspection of plant.
    • Fitting jobs.
    • Changing of lubrication oil as per schedules.
    • Routine checks of all drives.
    • Monitors the equipment daily and provides proper feedback for recording of data for future analysis and reference.
    • Quality of repair on all equipment.
    • Create work orders.
    • Operate machines for maintenance use (drills, lathes, etc.).
    • Plumbing.
    • Studies recurring problems of equipment reliability or problems related to safety and work conditions

    Who you'll work with


    • Other Lubrication Technicians
    • Mechanical Inspectors
    • Planners
    • Maintenance Execution Team
    • Other Mechanical/Electrical Technicians
    • Warehouse Unit


    • OEM, Vendors as well as third party or subcontracted personnel

    What we are looking for

    • Level of education/qualifications normally required: Minimum of Trade Test, Diploma or equivalent in an engineering discipline (with mechanical engineering as main subject).
    • Specific Work experience: A 2-3 years post graduate experience preferably in a cement manufacturing setting.
    • Technical / Functional Skills: Strong Excel and MS Office proficiency (including good knowledge of PowerPoint). Good knowledge SAP and SAP FC is a plus. Proficient in PPM systems both in theory and in practice.
    • Behavioral competence: Ability to work effectively under time pressure, in a demanding environment, while maintaining the highest professional standards. Ability to self-organize, prioritize tasks, take initiatives, and make recommendations while engaging with Senior Leaders.
    • Leadership and managerial abilities: Build informal networks across functions to ensure smooth flow inputs for own deliverables. Top presentation skills to be able to convey clear and synthetic messages (verbally or on paper).
    • Mobility requirements: Working conditions are normal for a plant environment with occasional stretches to meet strict timelines. Work may occasionally require some local travel with overnight stay

    go to method of application »

    Electrical Inspector

    About the Job

    The Electrical Inspector primary objective is to coordinate and control execution of inspections, analyse all process and auxiliary equipment so that the condition of each piece of equipment can be monitored and maintained at a high level of operating performance.

    What you'll be doing

    • The Inspector communicates regularly with the operations personnel to gain information on any problems or concerns they may have about the equipment and the way it is affecting the process.
    • The incumbent also analyses situations to determine whether it is a mechanical, electrical or operating problem and recommends solutions to correctly utilize all resources available.
    • Studies equipment problems and recommends modifications or replacements of it.
    • Investigates repetitive problems and initiates corrective maintenance procedures.
    • Continually informs Production, Process and Maintenance of the operating condition of equipment and advises those responsible when a piece of equipment should be shut down in order to prevent damage to said equipment or injury to any of the plant personnel.
    • The incumbent will ensure compliance with safety practices and procedures, availability of safety equipment and that first aid treatment is provided when required.
    • The incumbent is responsible and should have data pertaining to reliability so that he can analyze, and advise departments on the information needed to perform RCFA (i.e. vibrations, temperatures, hours, causes, Pareto charts etc.)
    • Ensures that there has been a work order entered in CMMS to cover adjustments or repairs to equipment, checks for the proper equipment number, adequate description of the request, appropriate priority code and workshop or plant code.
    • Administers a Thermo graphic Analysis Program for all critical pieces of electrical equipment and reports results to all concerned including recommendations when required.
    • Preparation of the daily work schedule for the PMR tasks in accordance with equipment needs while utilizing CMMS to document and monitor equipment history files.
    • Assist in the planning of systematic overhauls of major equipment.
    • Participate in the Maintenance Supervisor On-Call Program.
    • Record all temperatures, pressures and any relevant information, which may be used for analysis from CCR.
    • The incumbent is also the plant person in charge of the Electrical integrity of the plant’s machinery.
    • Ensure regular participation and engagement of the team for RCA/RCM process as and when required for assign machines performs other duties such as maintaining work records and maintenance repair history logs, attending regular meetings with maintenance engineers.

    Who you'll work with

    • List of direct reports: None
    • Key interfaces, stakeholders and relationships:
      • Inspector
      • Electrical Planner
      • Electrical Execution
      • Area Manager
      • Shift Leader.

    Key Performance Indicators

    • Modifications / additions in the existing system to facilitate easy maintenance & trouble free operation of equipment. - To achieve and maintain the Availability more than 90 %.
    • For the main equipment (Raw Mill, Kiln, Cement Mills and Packers)
    • 100% Compliance with the inspection plans preventive and predictive.

    What we are looking for

    • First degree in Electrical /Electronics or 3 years of work experience in Cement manufacturing.
    • Computer literacy is essential.  

    Technical / Functional Skills:

    • Technical knowledge of Electrical operations.
    • Adequate Knowledge related to equipment function & maintenance (Crusher, Stacker, Reclaimer, Raw mill, Belt Conveyors & Aux. Equipment)
    • Ability to trouble shoots the problem and corrective actions.
    • Knowledge of tools (vibration analysis, oil analysis, thermography, liquid penetrant, ultrasonic, magnetic particle)

    Behavioral Competence:

    • Effective communications and ability to foresee the situation. 

    Leadership and Managerial Abilities:

    • Good analytical skills

    go to method of application »

    Key Accounts Manager

    About the Job

    The Key Accounts Manager is responsible effectively managing business dealings with contractors and customers by building amazing relationships, prescriptive selling of tailored solutions to project needs and influencing specifications to ensure the company is the supplier of choice where possible. The KAM is also responsible for converting business leads into sales, generating revenue and driving profitability for the business.

    What you'll be doing

    Business Development

    • Searches and collects information on new and upcoming projects, especially within region/channel of coverage. Monitors such development and establishes contact with appointed contractors with the objective of influencing the project cement specifications.
    • Gathers and shares up-to-date market information & trends relevant to the company (market trends, market players, new products and innovations, feedback on products/solutions) etc., with the purpose of supporting the development of impactful commercial and product development strategies (new products, market penetration, market development, etc).
    • Involves in the bidding and pre-selling phases of projects to offer professional advice to contractors, recommend VAPs where necessary with the aim to prescriptively sell our products and lock up projects.
    • Constantly estimates the size of the contractors segment with a view to increasing the business SOW and build market growth forecast into the total business volume model/plan

    Contractors & Institutional Customers Management

    • Maintains up to date information on customers’ portfolio; profile, products in use, new/on-going projects and priorities. Execute delivery plans in line with customers’ schedule, and advises on ETA for critical projects. Ensures a minimum of 70% of customers in database are active.
    • Positions self to be an integral part of customers' business by developing a detailed understanding of customers’ business – needs, structure, operations, organization, pain points, gains and competition.
    • Improves customers’ operation by effective planning and communication of deliveries, introduction ofnnew/alternative products/solutions and best practices.
    • Addresses cement and cement application problems that may arise and is associated with the business product usage.
    • Enables price and margin optimization especially on VAPs by creating additional value through demonstrating vast knowledge of the distinctive features and benefits of the business products in application
    • Establishes relevance with all levels and stakeholders along the customers’ structure, from the top most management down.
    • Categorizes customers’ according to size, value and potential and establishes callage plan – type of visit, frequency of visit, etc
    • Carries out periodic shortage reconciliation on bulk transactions with the objective of refunding customer with products for under-deliveries
    • Builds loyalty to the LH brand and manages customer relationships through all phases of the selling cycle, including customer complaints or inquiries related to products, services, or solutions.

    Sales Strategy Planning & Execution

    • Estimates and prepares forecasts of demand on a monthly, quarterly and yearly basis across products, SKUs and plants.
    • Develops and maintains a sales plan for the Tier I customers; executes the sales strategy & customer action plans focusing on customers/opportunities bringing the most sustainable returns to the company - In compliance with all sales policies in place.
    • Analyses the required Logistics/bulk assets to meet the monthly, quarterly and yearly demand forecast in collaboration with the Logistics team in such a way that the bulks are sufficient enough during the high tides to max out on all opportunities available in the market and suffer only a minimal idle time during the low tides
    • Matches project location with the most accessible business products with a view to manage product application performance and possible solutions or alternatives where necessary

    Volume, Profitability & Credit Management 

    • Consistently strives to meet the customers’/project’s cement need in the most profitable way by seeking to deliver from the plant with the most overall benefit, recommending the SKU with the most margin and ensuring functional, calibrated weighbridges on site for bulk related deals.
    • Explores premium/differentiated pricing on specific projects by capitalizing on available technical services and special project needs that our products meet
    • Achieves monthly, quarterly and annual allocated sales targets - volumes, prices/commercial margin

    Accounts Receivables:

    • Provides customers with accurate information on pricing, payment terms related to the customer contract, investigates and resolves any irregularities or enquiries.
    • Provides all necessary information to sales administration to ensure timely and accurate invoicing of customers.
    • Provides customers with a monthly SOA and reconciles any differences
    • Effectively manages credit lines and maintains DSO < 45 days by ensuring customers get invoices on a bi-monthly basis along with a schedule and credit payments are matched off with specific invoices paid for so as to be in alignment with customers records on outstanding/unpaid invoices for ease of reconciliation.
    • Coordinates timely collection of payments and drives recoupment of failed/overdue payments.


    • Is accountable for ensuring the health and safety of self, colleagues and customers by complying with the company policies, procedures, guidelines, rules and regulations of Occupational Health & Safety

    Tools: CRM/SFDC Usage/Sales Planning

    • Creates contacts and prospects and keeps the database up to date
    • Plans and reports customer visits in the tool in a timely manner and with quality information
    • Registers and follows-up opportunities & customer action plans
    • Follows-up on customer complaints and finds solutions by involving all relevant team members

    Customer Engagement

    • Involves in quotation and bidding activities where necessary
    • Introduces array of products to customers and request for leads/referrals to pitch
    • Organizes avenues for top managements of the business to meet and bond with top management of customers
    • Creates brand affinity by participating in memorable events in the International communities within the construction space – The Chinese festivities, The Indians, etc
    • Maintains a professional and business-like appearance at all times

    Who you'll be working with

    • Technical Sales Engineers on key account sales and quality related issues.
    • Customer Services Manager for prompt and satisfactory services
    • Logistics Managers for product distribution
    • Sales Admin Manager for sales processes.
    • Industrial team and planning team

    Who we are looking for


    • BSC/HND preferably in Civil Engineering
    • Additional qualification will be an added advantage

    Work Experience

    • Minimum 8 years of working experience, with at least 2 years in a technical role and 6 years in in Sales supervisory position

    Functional Competencies

    • Market knowledge
    • LH Products & Services knowledge
    • Customer needs identification/investigation
    • Selling skills (incl. negotiation)
    • Price & Margin Management
    • Financial Acumen & Analytical skills
    • Product Application Knowledge
    • Project Planning & Work Flow Process

    Professional Soft Competencies

    • Communication skills
    • Presentation skills
    • Time management skills
    • Stakeholder management skills
    • Team Performance management skills
    • Coaching skills

    Behavioral/Leadership Competencies 

    • Drive
    • Ownership
    • Resilience
    • Integrity & Trust
    • Accountability
    • Assertiveness


    • Driving license
    • Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Excel, Word)
    • CRM/SFDC


    • Nationally

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.


    Build your CV for free. Download in different templates.

  • Send your application

    View All Vacancies at Lafarge Cement Back To Home

Subscribe to Job Alert


Join our happy subscribers

Send your application through

GmailGmail YahoomailYahoomail