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  • Posted on: 3 November, 2011 Deadline: 17 November, 2011
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  • UAC Foods Limited is Nigeria's leading manufacturer and marketer of tasty and nourishing convenience foods and drinks. It operates two categories namely "Snacks" and "Beverages".
    We are currently searching for (i) 'General Manager - Supply Chain ‘to develop and implement strategies that will progressively enhance and broaden the integrated processes among operations, purchasing, logistics and suppliers to execute the planning/replenishment process for sustainable long term competitive advantage.

    General Manager-Supply Chain

    Reporting to the Managing Director, the General Manager - Supply Chain will manage the supply chain process in collaboration with channel partners to create customer satisfaction.

    Specific Job Roles
    •   Establish forecasting, S&OP and processes that harmonize efforts of functional work streams towards category and customer advantage.
    •   Develop strategic alliances with global technology partners.
    •   Analyze global trends, focusing on micro economic issues within specific global geographies to determine most competitive sourcing and supply channels.
    •   Identify strategic opportunities aimed at deriving commercial advantage through closer collaboration with suppliers in sourcing raw materials.
    •   Ensure adherence to procurement policies from strategic procurement – i.e. request for information (RFI), request for proposal (RFP) and Tender Evaluations.
    •   Build supplier partnerships/loyalty and intimacy that will promote overall business growth.
    •   Build strategic alliances with service providers with a view to refocusing internally on core competencies to enhance resource utilization.
    •   To plan and arrange for proper clearance and the receipt of all imported equipment/spares speedily.
    Job Requirements

    The ideal candidate must have;
    •             A first degree in Applied or Social Sciences.
    •             15 years work experience at managerial level of which at least 7 years must be in related work area.
    •             Cross functional/Category experience
    •             Strategic and commercial track record
    •             Knowledge of competitors and market dynamics
    •             Computer literate (MS Office)
    •             Supply Chain Analysis
    •             Project Management skills.
    •             Negotiation skills.
    •             Relationship Management
    •             Fleet and Route Management
    •             Leadership skills.
    •             Strategic thinking skills.
    •             Ability to implement systems.
    •             Problem solving and decision-making skills.
    •             Sound understanding of business principles and processes.
    •             Team player.
    •             Coaching and mentoring ability
    •             Coordinating and organizing ability
    •             Strong analytical skills
    •             Assertiveness
    •             High level of attention to detail
    •             Good interpersonal skills
    •             People development and Management skills

    General Manager-Operations

    Reporting to the Managing Director, the General Manager Operations will manage operations of three (3) manufacturing units.

    •             To monitor the unit's budgets on an on-going basis and take corrective action where necessary
    •             To monitor the units production costs and implement remedial action where necessary
    •             To hold regular communication sessions with unit management
    •             To manage and achieve volume targets
    •             To assess and recommend the implementation of unit projects
    •             To develop and recommend strategies to the Managing Director/Chief Executive
    •             To draw up and assist with CAPEX budgets
    •             To stay abreast of new developments in the industry
    •             To complete performance evaluation in respect of senior managers
    •             To mentor, coach and advise unit managers on an on-going basis in all aspects of their duties
    •             To approve payments in line with authority limits
    •             A first degree in Food Technology, Engineering, Applied or Social Sciences.
    •             15 years work experience at managerial level of which at least 7 years must be in related work area.
    •             Cross functional/category experience
    •             Strategic and commercial track record
    •             Knowledge of competitors and market dynamics
    •             Computer literate (MS Off.ice)
    •             Production and maintenance planning process
    •             Business objectives
    •             Project Management skills
    •             Analytical and numerical skills
    •             Financial management - e.g. direct cost variances, budget, (APEX, maintenance cost
    •             Score card
    •             Manufacturing strategy
    •             Leadership and coaching skills and techniques
    •             OE policies and procedures, including recruitment and retention
    •             Results driven
    •             Team player
    •             Strategic thinking ability
    •             Problem solving and decision making skills
    •              Written and verbal communication skills
    •             Innovative
    •             Sound understanding of general management principles
    •             Commercial and business awareness
    •             Presentation skills
    •             Project Management skills
    •             Quality management system

    Method of Application
    To apply, please send your resume to careers@uacnplc.com  not later than two (2) weeks from the date of this advertisement. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted via email.
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