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  • Posted on: 4 May, 2015 Deadline: 10 May, 2015
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    Michael Stevens Consulting - Our Client, a well known brand and a market leader in the Information Technology industry in Nigeria.

    We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the following roles:

    Pharmaceutical Representative (Graduate Trainee)


    Experience: Entry Level, Post N.Y.S.C.


        Representatives explain, persuade and sell. Their job is to place the companies' products in consumers' hands.
        However, representatives do not directly approach potential consumers, but their doctors.
        Representatives then meet with doctors to persuade them to prescribe the companies' products to patients.
        They explain how the drugs works, their benefits and why they should be used over other brands. In addition, they distribute drug samples to doctors to give to patients.
        Outside sales representatives visits prospective clients or established customers.
        They show doctors pharmaceutical catalogues or drug samples and information about the company.

    Qualifications and Requirements:

        Minimum of a Degree in B.Pharm from recognisable tertiary institution. (NON PHARMACIST NEED NOT APPLY)

    Training: Successful applicants would undergo Training

    Attributes: Young, excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Upon evaluation, applicants overall personality would be an important consideration to match positions.

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    COO/General Manager


    Job Description 
    The successful candidate will have the following duties:

    • Select, supervise, and support the employee team
    • Create and maintain an atmosphere in which employees willingly produce at maximum capacity
    • Supervise maintenance of preferred staffing levels
    • Develop performance standards
    • Supervise ongoing employee training
    • Complete and administer a yearly merit review with all direct reports
    • Develop and maintain in conjuction with the HR Dept, a salary administration program and pay competitive wages based on performance
    • Plan for and provide opportunities for employee advancement and development
    • Continually build upon personal skills and knowledge

    Quality Assurance:

    • Overall responsibility for quality assurance
    • Responsible for overseeing the assembly line

    (Marketing involves developing and directing marketing activities):

    • Prepare and review marketing plans with employees/managers on a regular basis
    • Review individual department marketing plans annually
    • Review individual department sales and promotion programs annually
    • Plan marketing activities and review results and expectations with employees

    Profitability and Sales:

    • Profitability and sales involves establishing and achieving sales and profitability goals,and increasing the company’s market share through regular sales efforts.

    Establish and achieve profitability goals:

    • Supervise performance of purchasing functions to insure greatest value, while taking advantage of all discounts
    • Supervise pricing and inventory policies designed to price competitively and achieve desired gross margin
    • Establish profit expectations

    Establish and achieve sales goals:

    • Establish sales goals and develop plans to achieve them
    • Maintain inventories at levels to assure service with a minimum of delivery delays, yet maintain inventory goals

    Increase market share through regular sales efforts:

    • Supervise sales staff and sales efforts
    • Review daily reports
    • Review sales results with staff regularly
    • Ensure employees have the knowledge and information needed to achieve market share growth


    • Ensure all customers receive courteous and efficient service from all employees
    • Handle claims and complaints promptly
    • Promote outstanding customer service


    • Reporting involves keeping the board informed of the company’s status and activities, while also assisting with board activities.
    • Submit monthly reports, general information, and recommendations to the board of directors
    • Assist the board in formulating policies and provide all facts needed for board decision making
    • Make policy recommendations and carry out board policies
    • Help plan the annual meeting and report to board members

    Capital Requirements:

    • Work with the Chief Finance Officer to present annual budget to the board
    • Obtain authorized approval from the board of directors before purchasing any fixed assets that will cost over an identified and agreed ammount
    • Obtain approval from the board of directors prior to the sale of any fixed assets

    Other Duties

    • The general manager will perform duties as assigned by the board of directors and will enforce and uphold the company policies.

    Educational and Skills Requirements

    • Degree in the social sciences or any other relevant area
    • Professional qualifications is desirable
    • Minimum of 10 years experience in a similar role with experience at management level in the IT industry
    • Strong analytical and evaluation ability
    • Strong communication skills both verbal and written
    • Influencing and negotiation ability
    • Decisive
    • Strong planning and organisational skills
    • Strong team player who is able to work effectively with diverse client groups

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    Regional Sales Manager



    • Achieves regional sales operational objectives by contributing regional sales information and recommendations to strategic plans and reviews
    • Prepare and implement action plans to drive sales for the assigned region
    • Design and develop sales strategy for the region
    • Manage customer service relationship for the region
    • Manage resellers in assigned region
    • Meet regional sales financial objectives by forecasting requirements; preparing an annual budget; scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions.
    • Maintain and expand customer base by counseling sales representatives; building and maintaining rapport with key customers; identifying new customer opportunities.
    • Recommends product lines by identifying new product opportunities, and/or product, packaging, and service changes; surveying consumer needs and trends; tracking competitors.
    • Implements trade promotions by tracking, and evaluating trade spending.
    • Accomplishes sales and organization mission by completing related results as needed.

    Required Educational Qualification and Skills

    • Degree in Marketing, Business Administration or related fields Professional certification is desirable
    • Minimum of 6 years experience some of which must have been as an Area Sales Manager
    • Planning and organizing skills
    • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
    • The ability to interact with people on different levels
    • Sound presentation skills
    • Strong understanding of the industry and terrain
    • Excellent leadership qualities

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    Human Resource Manager



    • Responsible for overall staff work performance
    • Assist in budget development, report writing & make key judgements & recommendations on staff and company policy
    • Ensure that human & material resources are correctly utilized
    • Manage the pay-roll of the employees and salary review
    • Preparing offer letters, promotion, retirement and termination letters to employees
    • Work with other recruitment consultancies on HR matters as required
    • Lead and direct the Human Resource team to deliver comprehensive HR service to the business
    • Managing absence, disciplinary issues, grievances, sickness etc. Measure employee satisfaction and identify areas that require improvement
    • Performance Management; coaching managers on performance management processes
    • Learning & Development; providing guidance on development for managers and their teams
    • Training; Implementing the training and development agenda; identify areas that need attention and improvement
    • Recruitment and retention; managing talent and succession planning; taking overall responsibility for recruitment activity and campaigns
    • Reward advice and support employees on company benefits
    • Policy and procedures implementation of new HR policies, procedures and processes
    • Ensure all company policies and procedures are up to date in line with current employment law. Ensure line managers are up to date with changes to any policies.
    • Working with senior managers, coaching them and advising on all people issues
    • Deal with complex disciplinary/grievance and HR issues, using HR and company knowledge evidencing appropriate decision making skills
    • Crafting of business and people solutions
    • Managing HR budgets

    Required Qualifications and Skills

    • Degree in Industrial Relations/Human Resources Management, Business Administration or related fields
    • MBA or CIPM/CIPD is required Minimum of 7 years experience in human resources roles
    • Knowledge of the Nigerian employment law will be an added advantage.
    • Planning and organizing skills
    • Excellent communication skills honed in business partnering/advisory roles
    • The ability to work with personnel from all levels
    • Ability to lead team of other effective people & make right judgment
    • Ability to represent the Human Resource function as part of the bigger business picture
    • Confident directing HR and advising managers on all aspects of people management and development.
    • Strong understanding of the Nigerian employment laws
    • Excellent leadership qualities

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    Channel Marketing/Outlet Manager



    • Responsible for developing, driving and implementing channel marketing activity for selected groups of channels/outlets.
    • Design and develop route channels to market the various products
    • Develop and oversee the marketing plan to drive various products in specific channels/outlets within the organization.
    • Implement channel campaigns in order to expand market share and pursue aggressive growth targets.
    • Work closely with all aspects of the business to gather product and channel insights.
    • Work closely with the product and corporate marketing teams to support brand development and experiential activities.
    • Utilize data and shopper insights to provide recommendations to drive category distribution and market share
    • Oversee day to day channel operations in assigned outlets.
    • Understand changing and differing priorities depending on territories and how these impact channel marketing.

    Required Qualifications and Skills

    • Degree in the Social Sciences or any other relevant area
    • Professional qualifications is desirable
    • At least 5 years experience working as a channel marketing manager would be a strong advantage.
    • Strong analytical and evaluation ability
    • Strong communication skills both verbal and written
    • Influencing and negotiation ability
    • Strong planning and organisational skills
    • Strong team player who is able to work effectively with diverse client groups
    • Past experience managing marketing budgets ideally within a channel marketing setting.
    • A strong understanding of the distribution channels for the industry.
    • Project management experience would be a definite advantage
    • The ability to manage small teams of people and influence senior staff is essential.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV's to: using the role applied for as the subject of the mail.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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