• Graduate Trainees and Other Jobs at Cadbury Nigeria Plc

  • Posted on: 11 October, 2011 Deadline: 25 October, 2011
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  • Cadbury Nigeria Plc, a subsidiary of Kraft Foods Inc., the second largest food business in the world, is a leading player in the FMCG sector of the Nigerian economy, with existence spanning decades in the Nigerian market. We make today delicious by our array of iconic brands renowned nationwide for quality.
    Having restructured our operations and returned to a path of profitable growth, the company is embarking on a transformational agenda involving the expansion of its brand portfolios and categories. The plan also covers substantial investments in the upgrade and modernization of our manufacturing operations to meet world class standards that will deliver our businees aspirations.
    As part of these initiatives, Cadbury Nigeria desires to recruit dynamic, passionate and result oriented professionals to fill the following positions:

    Graduate Trainees
    Department:     GRADUATE TRAINEE
    Job Details:     
    Candidates who successfully go through our rigorous selection process will be exposed to a quick-thinking and great execution environment; a global brand that assures a rewarding career to aspire to and can expect real responsibility for day one. At the end of the 12 months traineeship program, successful candidates can look forward to a role that will have real impact on a business that is on a high growth path.

    Qualifications and attributes
    • A good first degree (minimum of second class lower) in engineering, physical sciences and social sciences from a reputable institution
    • Must have completed NYSC
    • Not older than 28 years
    • Strategic orientation, interpersonal and management skills.

    Company Secretary & WA Legal Counsel

    Department:     LEGAL
    Job Details:     
    Reporting to the Chief Counsel, Sub-Saharan Africa, the successful candidate will sit on the WA leadership team and board of management. The role will manage all legal, governance and compliance issues relating to the legal entities in WA including adjacent markets. Specific responsibilities will include to:

    Execute the secretariat function with excellence through proactive management on corporate governance and compliance of the Company to comply with local regulatory bodies and to ensure compliance with global compliance (in particular US listing rules).
    Lead negotiations on agreements with third parties, many of a complex nature and of significant financial or strategic value to the Company.
    Establish and drive processes providing proactive advice to assist all levels of management to maximize legal and business opportunities and to minimize legal and business risks.
    Litigation management – including management of external legal counsel and other professional advisers as necessary and managing associated costs.
    Establish systems and processes to ensure efficiency in management of the legal function and to act as a business partner.
    Proactively support and monitor general compliance adherence of employees, prepare and organize compliance trainings and workshops, liaise with the Regional Compliance Officer and assist him/her as a local trainer for compliance initiatives.
    Lead investigations into compliance matters, advice and lead on legal issues pertaining to Special Situations

    Qualifications, experience and attributes
    • Good first degree – LLB/BL, from a reputable institution. Higher degree(s) will be an advantage
    • Minimum of ten (10) years’ relevant experience with at least 5 years in managerial capacity in a similar role, preferably in FMCG or reputable law firms
    • Extensive experience in managing company secretarial functions and external board
    • Extensive experience in corporate and commercial law, with strong ability to break down legal principles to simple commercial solutions appropriate to business needs
    • Strong strategic orientation, demonstrable leadership, interpersonal and financial management skills

    Head, Internal Audit
    Department:     FINANCE
    Job Details:     
    Reporting to the Finance and Strategy Director, the successful candidate will have oversight responsibility for the audit unit, ensuring compliance with all internal control processes and procedures. The role will drive compliance with all titles of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act 2006 as it affects the operations of Cadbury across West Africa. Specific responsibilities will include to:

    Maintain and execute approved audit schedule which provides adequate audit coverage of all local operations in line with best practice.
    Coordinate audit activities with external auditors and group auditors.
    Ensure proper documentation and testing related to corporate governance issues, including Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404.
    Propose value-added management actions emanating from various audits and investigations.
    Recommend changes in policies and procedures to increase operational efficiencies and improve on safeguards over the assets of the business.
    Serve as liaison and arbiter on key issues between operational management and internal audit findings.
    Participate in all audit closing meetings and ensure that management agrees with the findings and the management action points.
    Serve as business consultant and partner, while maintaining audit independence. Edit and finalize all audit reports and audit communications
    Provide leadership, strategic direction and guidelines in the development of internal control framework and ensure that the framework addresses all risk areas and location

    Qualifications, experience and attributes
    • Good first degree in accounting, finance or any related discipline from a reputable institution. Higher degree(s) , such as MBA, will be an advantage
    • Possession of professional qualification, such as ACA or ACCA, is essential
    • Minimum of ten (10) years’ relevant experience with at least 5 years in managerial capacity in a similar role, preferably in the FMCG or “big 4” audit firms
    • Ability to analyse, evaluate and review information pertaining to audits and audit reports
    • Strong strategic orientation, demonstrable leadership, interpersonal and financial management skills

    Internal Auditor
    Department:     FINANCE
    Job Details:     
    Reporting to the Head, Internal Audit, the successful candidate will be responsible for leading and performing audits across areas and locations. The role will ensure that controls embedded in company processes are adequate. Specific responsibilities will include to:

    Prepare work programs for assigned audits and conduct audit assignments
    Document work done in the form of work papers and in accordance with internal audit policies and procedures
    Provide timely and comprehensive feedback to the Head, Internal Audit on the implementation of assigned engagements
    Coordinate the execution of company’s control self assessment process and collate findings
    Monitor changes to company’s policies and procedures, documenting and storing such data in the database maintained by the unit
    Provide technical inputs to resolve issues on assigned engagements

    Qualifications, experience and attributes
    • Good first degree in accounting, finance or any related discipline from a reputable institution. Higher degree(s) , such as MBA, will be an advantage
    • Possession of professional qualification, such as ACA or ACCA, is essential
    • Minimum of five (5) years’ relevant experience in a similar role, preferably in the FMCG or “big 4” audit firms
    • Ability to analyse, evaluate and review information pertaining to audits and audit reports
    • Strong strategic orientation, demonstrable leadership, interpersonal and financial management skills.

    Fixed Asset Manager
    Department:     FINANCE
    Job Details:     
    Reporting to the Business Intelligence Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating the activities involved with developing and maintaining a fixed asset register for the company. The role will work closely with corporate finance to ensure timely and effective month-end close and assist with capex monitoring and analysis. Specific responsibilities will include to:

    Coordinate and perform activities related to physical counting of company assets
    Assist in the establishment and maintenance of policies and procedures for control of fixed assets
    Determine depreciation methods and useful lives of fixed asserts, maintain depreciation schedules with updates as necessary
    Develop and maintain records to capture investments and disposed or transferred items for accurate reporting
    Generate and distribute reports needed to reconcile fixed assets to register, as well as for annual audit in accordance to IFRS and USGAP standards
    Ensure prompt provision of documentary evidence for capital work in progress (CWIP) and fixed assets to relevant authorities for capital allowance

    Qualifications, experience and attributes
    •Good first degree in accounting, finance or any related discipline from a reputable institution. Higher degree(s) , such as MBA, will be an advantage
    •Possession of professional qualification, such as ACA or ACCA, is essential
    •Minimum of five (5) years’ relevant experience in a similar role, preferably in the FMCG sector
    •In depth knowledge and application of fixed asset accounting and demonstrable knowledge of Nigerian GAAP, US GAAP and IFRS accounting standards
    •Strong strategic orientation, demonstrable leadership, interpersonal and financial management skills.

    Marketing Manager
    Department:     MARKETING
    Job Details:     
    Reporting to the Marketing Director, the successful candidate will manage a category within our business. The role will drive the category through a faster growth agenda for the expansion of market share.  Specific responsibilities will include to:

    Lead the development and execution of marketing strategies for the category to drive profitable growth
    Create and execute, with excellence, point of awareness and point of consumption plans. This includes above the line and below the line, plus influencing the point of buy plans
    Work effectively with key external partner agencies to deliver the above
    Commission, create and use insight to ensure the identification of future growth opportunities that will deliver for the consumer and the customer
    Lead, manage, motivate and develop the brand management team to ensure that they can deliver and grow
    Ensure the positive and competitive margin delivery of brand(s) within the category to both Cadbury and the trade channels
    Manage marketing investments for the brand(s) effectively to deliver agreed strategies

    Qualifications, experience and attributes
    • Good first degree in any related discipline from a reputable institution. Higher degree(s) , such as MBA, will be an advantage
    • Possession of professional qualification, such as APCON, is essential
    • Minimum of ten (10) years’ relevant experience with at least 5 years in managerial capacity in a similar role, preferably in multinational FMCG environment
    • Strong strategic orientation, demonstrable leadership, interpersonal and financial management skills

    Marketing Services Manager
    Department:     MARKETING
    Job Details:     
    Reporting to the Marketing Director, the successful candidate will function as the main artery of the marketing division. The role will coordinate the relationship between marketing and our expert partner network and all other value contributors to the brand building process.  Specific responsibilities will include to:

    Define and lead the market research programme of the company to facilitate distillation of key consumer and trade insights
    Lead and manage all innovations related research projects in collaboration with brand management and the innovation to market teams
    Drive efficiencies and build a foundation for excellence, by infusing processes, technology, and metrics in order to achieve best practice in the marketing function
    Manage agencies, including quarterly reviews with ATL and BTL agencies, cost management and payment approval and processing
    Manage marketing information systems, including setting up the procedures and methods for regular, planned collection, analysis and reporting of information to guide decision-making
    Manage relationships with all categories of suppliers of marketing goods and services in line with policy and in liaison with Procurement, Finance and other relevant functions

    Qualifications, experience and attributes
    • Good first degree in any related discipline from a reputable institution. Higher degree(s) , such as MBA, will be an advantage
    • Possession of professional qualification, such as APCON, is essential
    • Minimum of ten (10) years’ relevant experience with at least 5 years in managerial capacity in a similar role, preferably in the FMCG or marketing services sub-sector
    • Strong strategic orientation, demonstrable leadership, interpersonal and financial management skills

    Category Procurement Manager
    Department:     PROCUREMENT
    Job Details:     
    Reporting to the Head, Procurement, the successful candidate will have responsibility for strategic management of spend in the category. The role will drive material/service procurement to deliver reduced TCO, good quality materials/services OTIF to support overall supply chain and business agenda. Specific responsibilities will include to:

    Develop a sourcing strategy including a Category Business Plan for spend category
    Implement and analyzes business opportunities and procurement costs to assist in reducing costs through regional sourcing
    Evaluate total value chain to define the best way of purchase and, in conjunction with Head, Procurement and lead managers, define the best sourcing procurement process
    Negotiate and set up long-term relationships with strategic suppliers, including effective management and monitoring of vendor contracts
    Develop & ensure alignment of local agenda for the category area working closely with the region lead manager
    Set local contracts to ensure that benefits are delivered (Service Level Agreements), and participate in supply chain review
    Work with global suppliers to develop quality assurance and continuous improvement programs

    Qualifications, experience and attributes
    • Good first degree in any related discipline from a reputable institution. Higher degree(s) , such as MBA,  and professional qualification, will be an advantage
    • Minimum of seven (7) years’ relevant experience with at least 3 years in managerial capacity in a similar role, preferably in the FMCG sector
    • Demonstrable knowledge of global procurement principles and good understanding of commodity and general supply market
    • Strong strategic orientation, demonstrable leadership, interpersonal and financial management skills.

    Microbiologist
    Department:     QUALITY AND CONTROL
    Job Details:     
    Reporting to the Quality Manager, the successful candidate will have responsibility for managing the micro laboratory in with our food safety systems and processes. Specific responsibilities will include to:

    Ensure the effective management of the microbiology laboratory to provide prompt, quality and reliable testing results for relevant business decisions
    Provide technical and laboratory testing support to production
    Assure the quality of raw materials, semi-finished and finished products according to KF guidelines, ISO standards, HACCP system and relevant legal requirements
    Validate hygiene within manufacturing environments through microbiology environmental sampling and testing
    Ensure all testing including proficiency testing are carried out in a timely and accurate manner to agreed schedule and all results correctly documented

    Qualifications, experience and attributes
    • Good first degree in microbiology from a reputable institution. Higher degree(s)  and professional qualification will be an advantage
    • Minimum of seven (7) years’ relevant experience with at least 3 years in managerial capacity in a similar role, preferably in the Foods or Pharmaceutical industry
    • Excellent knowledge of GLP, GMP, HACCP standards, ISO food safety and quality systems
    • Demonstrable knowledge and understanding of laboratory management processes and information management systems
    • Excellent knowledge of national and global food safety regulations
    • Strong strategic orientation, demonstrable leadership, interpersonal and financial management skills

    Method of Application
    To apply, please visit www.dragnetnigeria.com/cadbury and follow instructions, within two (2) weeks of this advertisement.
    All applications will be treated in confidence. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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