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  • Posted on: 2 August, 2012 Deadline: 30 August, 2012
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  • SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGER
    All Business Units - Lagos

    The Role:   Supply Manager

    The successful candidate will be required to:

        Create an optimized rolling 24 month supply plan (in conjunction with materials and factory teams) that takes into account the demands and constraints of domestics and export forecasts, materials supply, stock targets and production efficiencies and capacities.
        Supply scenarios planning
        Give monthly update of TM1 system (actual supply, opening stocks, CIRL’s supply planning, 13 week plans).
        Create an optimized rolling 13 weeks production plan (MPS) ( in conjunction with materials and factory teams) that takes into account the demands and constraints of domestics and export forecasts, materials supply, stock targets and production efficiencies and capacity.
        Set and quarterly review CIRL’s/DIRL’s in conjunction with customer services champion and demand manager.
        Confirm work orders or schedules, progress chase/pursue and ensure that stock is maintained at agreed levels required to buffer against demand variability.
        Monitor finished goods stocks level against current and future requirement taking action on any foreseen shortage and excesses.
        Communicate with local purchasing and imported materials supply teams to expedite /de-expedite materials as indicated by the MPS.
        Conduct regular production capacity assessments to ensure RCCP is always based on latest data.
        Liaise closely with factory staff to ensure that any short term changes made ao accommodate actual production or materials constraints do not adversely affect the overall plan.
        Monitor Production to plan performance and coordinate action for improvement with supply chain colleagues and factory management.

    The  Person: 

    The right candidate must:

        Possess  B.SC in sciences/engineering, an MBA will be an added advantage
        Possess minimum of 3-5 years work experience in planning and logistics
        Have a detailed knowledge of the production planning and purchasing process together with the understanding of company portfolio of materials and suppliers
        Have  a good  knowledge of the rules, regulations and practices pertaining to sourcing/importing/purchasing from sources will be advantageous
        Be familiar with stock control techniques and issues.
        Have a deep experience of MRP II techniques and systems
        Have a detailed knowledge of vendor management principles and practices
        Have a high negotiating power.
        Have a CANDO attitude, exhibiting our core values – COURAGE, ACCOUNTABILITY, NETWORKING, DRIVE, ONENESS

    Please note that only shortlisted candidates would be contacted

    Closing date: 30 Aug 2012

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    TECHNICAL MANAGER
    Soap and Detergent - All States

    The Role: Technical Manager: The successful candidate will be required to:

         Interface between the Factory and Marketing/NPD/R&D in terms of identifying plant, equipment and materials requirements to meet both NPD and MI objectives
        Be responsible for the QC/QA function as it relates to Personal care factories.
        Continue process development and optimisation of existing plant and processes to reduce conversion cost and  improve efficiency
        Continue process development and optimisation of existing plant and processes to delivery the product quality expected by the market
        Develop of MI opportunities through process optimisation/rationalisation in conjunction with local R&D and the Personal Care Network
        To liaise with supply chain to ensure raw material quality meets plant requirements
        Conduct internal auditing of processes to ensure that safe operating conditions/environment are maintained
        Development of business proposals for future developments in conjunction with senior management in Nigeria and UK
        Be a member of the Personal care category team

      The Person: The Right candidate must

    ·         Have B.Tech/B.Eng Chemical Engineering
    ·         Have a minimum of  10 years experience in Personal care manufacturing industries that includes creams, lotions, jellies, floor wash, dish wash etc.
    ·         Exposure to soaps and/or detergents manufacturing will be an added advantage.
    ·         Be a Computer expertise especially in MS Word, MS Excel , Access, PowerPoint.
    ·         Have excellent oral and written communication skills
    Have a CAN DO attitude, exhibiting our core values – COURAGE, ACCOUNTABILITY, NETWORKING, DRIVE and ONENESS.

    Closing date: 30 Aug 2012

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    FINANCIAL CONTROLLER

    All Business Units - Lagos

    FINANCIAL CONTROLLER

    The successful candidate will be required to:

    ·         Provide financial leadership to the business, and oversee the controls, budgets and act as an interface with accounting.
    ·         Ensure that financial targets are met and drive the business planning process.
    ·         On a monthly basis conduct balance sheet reconciliation reviews to highlight any profit risks and opportunities, and ensure that these get addressed.
    ·         Drive category margins through SKU profitability assessments and reports.
    ·         Drive the weekly financial reporting process and ensure effective weekly overhead controls.
    ·         Ensure timely submission of budget and forecast to the group.
    ·         Ensure spending controls are in place.
    ·         Ensure that the company’s assets are safe-guarded by working closely with internal audit to ensure that appropriate levels of controls are in place and that any exposures are addressed. 

    The Person:  The right candidate must possess:

        ICAN, ACA or ACCA qualification.
        At least 10 years post NYSC experience in an FMCG outfit.
        Must have demonstrated experience in financial accounting, budget preparation as well as systems developments and financial controls.
        Manufacturing and costing experience.
        Critical to this position is interpersonal skills and effective communication both verbal and written.
        Strong system knowledge of ERP and financial modelling tools. Mfg Pro and Hyperion experience would be an advantage.
        Have a CAN DO attitude, exhibiting our core values – COURAGE, ACCOUNTABILITY, NETWORKING, DRIVE and ONENESS

    Closing date: 30 Aug 2012

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    GENERAL MANAGER RETAIL

    All Business Units - All States

    The Role: General Manager Retail:

     The successful candidate will be required to:

    ø       Drive and plan marketing and sales objectives by contributing marketing and sales information and recommendations to strategic plans and reviews; preparing and completing action plans; driving productivity, quality, and customer-service standards; resolving issues; completing audits; identifying trends; determining system improvements; implementing change.

    ø       Meets marketing and sales financial objectives by forecasting requirements; preparing an annual budget; scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions.

    ø       Determines annual and gross-profit plans by forecasting and developing annual sales quotas for stores; projecting expected sales volume and profit for existing and new products/stores; analyzing trends and results; establishing pricing strategies; recommending selling prices; monitoring costs, competition, supply, and demand.

    ø       Drives with support from the marketing and sales human resources objectives by; recruiting, selecting, orienting, training, assigning, scheduling, coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; communicating job expectations, planning, monitoring, appraising, and reviewing job contributions; planning and reviewing compensation actions; ensuring policies and procedures.

    ø       Direct and establish marketing plans, evaluate advertising, merchandising, and trade promotion programs; developing retail sales action plans.

    ø       Identifies marketing opportunities by identifying consumer requirements; defining market, competitor's share, and competitor's strengths and weaknesses; forecasting projected business; establishing targeted market share.

    ø       Improves product marketability and profitability by researching, identifying, and capitalizing on market opportunities; improving product packaging; coordinating new product introduction.

    ø       Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations. 

    The Person: The Right candidate must:

        A second degree in Management preferably  MBA
        12-15 years business experience with 3years in senior management role and preferably in Retail industry.
        Good understanding of the Nigerian Retail environment.

    ·         Have a CAN DO attitude, exhibiting our core values – COURAGE, ACCOUNTABILITY, NETWORKING, DRIVE and ONENESS.

    Closing date: 30 Aug 2012

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    MARKETING MANAGER

    All Business Units - Lagos

    The Role: MARKETING MANAGER:

    The successful candidate will be required to:

     §               Create, develop and implement category strategy to support the overall marketing strategy ensuring that the Pan African/Cross functional aspects are aligned
    §               Initiate the NPD process ensuring that the NPI process requirements are managed and delivered according to targets (360 degree marketing)

    §               Ensure category pricing supports brand positioning and is relevant to the competitive arena

     §               Delivery of overall budgeted profitability by growing and sustaining category performance

    §               Lead the selection of the appropriate trade channels

    §               Explore and exploit new opportunities for the category portfolio

    §               Monitor, control and report category performance through brand health indicators such as NNS, GM, MC & key consumer KPIs providing solutions to shortfalls

    §               Approve category A&P plan within guidelines, creating and modifying as necessary to meet objectives

    §               Proactively identify sources and resource needs to support category growth

    §               Coach, manage and develop high performance teams, including sourcing brand managers

    §               Responsible for ensuring ABM induction programme is appropriate

    §                Proactively feed into and follow up on actions from the Business Planning process.

    The Person: The Right candidate must

    §         Have a degree  (preferably Marketing / Business Related Discipline)

    §         Have over  5 years Brand/category Management experience preferably within FMCG

     §         Have NPD Project Management experience

    §         Have excellent consumer insight, innovation and NPD skills.

    §         Have a CAN DO attitude, exhibiting our core values – COURAGE, ACCOUNTABILITY, NETWORKING, DRIVE and ONENESS 

    Closing date: 30 Aug 2012

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    Energy Generation & Distribution Manager
    All Business Units - All States

    The Role: Energy Manager: The successful candidate will be required to:

        Maintain a reliable electrical supply on site with minimal power outages
        Ensure maximum plant availability/ uptime
        Establish service agreements with suppliers to improve reliability and minimize downtime.
        Establish and carry out maintenance schedules to minimize impact i.e. during low demand periods
        Review critical spares holding
        Review and redefine the control philosophy using both manual and automatic systems to match supply with demand.
        Develop communication/control system for pick up and drop off of large plant loads.
        Effective communication with the site operating units (OU’s) to manage load demand
        Develop a comprehensive understanding of site load profile so as to more closely match the generating capacity to the demand.
        Develop a strategy for standby options in the event of unplanned breakdowns and loss of gas.

    The Person: The Right candidate must

        Have a  knowledge of gas and diesel generation sets in stand alone (island) operation
        Have electromechanical qualifications
        Have a Knowledge of power demand and distribution .

    ·         Have a CAN DO attitude, exhibiting our core values – COURAGE, ACCOUNTABILITY, NETWORKING, DRIVE and ONENESS. 

    Closing date: 30 Aug 2012

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    HEAD OF FINANCE SUPPLY CHAIN

    All Business Units - Lagos

    HEAD OF FINANCE SUPPLY CHAIN  The successful candidate will be required to:

        Provide all required financial support to the Manufacturing SBU and particularly the Managing Director in terms of financial leadership and guidance. 
        Ensure that all investment and sourcing proposals are fully analyzed with the financial impact being understood and the returns optimized. 
        Pro-actively seek ways to further drive the profitability of the SBU, via margin improvement initiatives and other tools.
        Ensure that the monthly and yearly profit performance is tracked and that the status is explained to the management teams on a continuous basis
        Ensure that proper spending controls are in place and that the unit is aware of the actual spending vs latest commitments.
        Manage the overall costing process and ensure that the standard costs for current and new products reflect the true picture and that any changes are pro-actively reconciled and communicated.
        Assess the impact on standard costs of raw material and other cost increases and ensure that these impacts are understood throughout the organization.
        Together with the rest of the unit team, drive to optimize working capital. 
        Ensure that the company’s assets are safe-guarded by working closely with internal audit to ensure that appropriate levels of controls are in place and that any exposures are addressed.

     The Person: 

    The right candidate must possess:
    ·         ICAN, ACA or ACCA qualification.
    ·         At least 10 years post NYSC experience in an FMCG outfit.
    ·         Strong Costing and Stock Accounting experience.
    ·         Very strong Factory Accounting and Supply Chain experience. The ideal candidate would have been finance responsible for a multi-site manufacturing structure.
    ·         Critical to this position is interpersonal skills and effective communication both verbal and written.
    ·         Strong system knowledge of ERP and financial modelling tools. Mfg Pro and Hyperion experience would be 

    Have a CAN DO attitude, exhibiting our core values – COURAGE, ACCOUNTABILITY, NETWORKING, DRIVE and ONENESSan advantage.

    Closing date: 30 Aug 2012

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    Logistics Manager (Bulk Commodities)

    All Business Units - All States

    The Role: This role exists to ensure the smooth operation of receipt, storage and delivery of bulk commodities for all SBUs in Nigeria. The role performed well will mitigate/avoid significant financial losses to the business, whether from demurrage payments for delayed ships or Inventory losses on storage/distribution as well as supporting the smooth operation of our factories and servicing our external customers. Key Functions:The right person for the role must possess a:

        Ensure all operations are run in a safe manner to protect people, assets, cargo and environment. Develop effective systems for managing safety, quality and environmental impact. (ISO14000, ISO 18000 etc – timings & scope TBC)

        Develop and Manage effective tank farm operations at PH, Tin Can & Ikorodu to minimize losses (<0.2%), stock variances and quality issues.

        Develop and implement tanker transport operations to support the requirements of the new PZ Wilmar Palm Oil refinery at Ikorodu at agreed service levels at optimal cost.
        Manage tanker transport operations to support soap factory at Aba and Detergents factory at Ikorodu at agreed service levels and optimal cost.
        Manage Port operations to ensure smooth customs clearance, effective berthing and discharge of cargos to ensure minimum demurrage charges, berthing charges and clearance costs.
        Develop and maintain strong working relationships with port authorities, regulatory agencies, ships agents, terminal operators and local communities in which we operate.
        Develop and agree Service Level Agreements and annual joint business plans with Customer SBUs and ensure delivery within agreed parameters for cost and service. This will include monthly KPI reporting.
        Develop Strong operations team to ensure continuous improvements and effective round the clock operations. Including clear roles and responsibilities, developments and succession plans.
        Work with colleagues in Materials Management, factory operations and key supplier to ensure optimization of End to End supply chain. Work with CIL / PZW to ensure shipments are effectively planned and executed.

    The Person:The right person for the role must possess a:

        B.Eng. degree with significant operations experience (>5 years) managing high volume, high value bulk commodities Logistics. E.g. Petroleum, Palm Oil.
        Experience of managing Bulk Tanker transport operations, Tank farm Operations and receiving bulk vessels essential.

        Experience of establishing new start up operation desirable.

     4.      Experience of handling bulk food grade materials (E.g. for brewery or flour mill) desirable.  5.      A CAN DO attitude, exhibiting our core values – COURAGE, ACCOUNTABILITY, NETWORKING, DRIVE and ONENESS

    Closing date: 30 Aug 2012

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    MARKETING MANAGER, RETAIL

    All Business Units - All States

    The Role: Marketing Manager:
     
     The successful candidate will be required to:

        Responsible for marketing of the CoolWorld brand to achieve the targeted/budgeted sales.
        Manages the product/item, retail price, promotion and markdown.
        Drives and manage demand forecasting, merchandise, assortment and space planning and optimisation.
        Develops annual marketing plan in conjunction with sales department, which details activities to follow during the fiscal year, which will focus on meeting organizational objectives.
        To manage the Marketing Department Budget. Delivery of all marketing activity within agreed budget. Direction of marketing staff where budgets are devolved.
        To manage all aspects of print production, receipt and distribution.
        The achievement of frequent, timely and positive media coverage for Sales, and its programs across all available media.
        Managing the entire product line life cycle from strategic planning to tactical activities.
        Specifying market requirements for current and future products by conducting market research supported by on-going visits to customers and non-customers.
        Analyzing potential partner relationships for CoolWorld product lines.

    The Person: The Right candidate must:

        Demonstrates technical marketing skills and product knowledge of CoolWorld products.
        Have first degree in any discipline but with a MBA
        Have 7-10 years marketing experience preferably with exposure in the retail industry or electronics
        Have 4 years in managerial role
        Knowledge of the Nigerian market is important.

    ·         Have a CAN DO attitude, exhibiting our core values – COURAGE, ACCOUNTABILITY, NETWORKING, DRIVE and ONENESS.

    Closing date: 30 Aug 2012

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    PRODUCTION MANAGER

    HPZ - Lagos

    THE ROLE: PRODUCTION MANAGER

     The successful candidate will be required to:

        Provide production management guidance in technical, 6’s and GMP support for the HPZ Fridge/Freezer assembly lines in either able to facilitate line teams by systematically implementing best practice in production and assembly fields
        Deliver and improve production volumes and quality KPI’s to meet plan within budget.
        Responsible for team’s development and ensuring the company’s valuesof CANDO are cascaded throughout workforce.
        Managing the production environment including setting, implementing and monitoring production policies, standard operating procedures and practices.
        Control and monitor production variances and costs to ensure they comply and meet annual budgeted targets.
        Assist in the compilation of capital projects with the assistance of Project Manager, Engineering Manager, Plant Manager.
        Ensure all work carried out comply with the relevant codes and standards, whilst maintaining safety and reliability.
        Provide superior customer service to customers through Quality service (right product right time) cost.
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