• Career Opportunities at Lafarge Group

  • Posted on: 24 February, 2016 Deadline: 1 March, 2016
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  • Lafarge Group - Created in 1833, Lafarge group, headquartered in France, is the world leader in building materials, with top-ranking positions in three of its activities: No 1 worldwide in Cement, No 2 worldwide in Aggregates & Concrete, and No 3 worldwide in Gypsum.

    Located in 62 countries with 64,000 employees, Lafarge is a world leader in building materials, with top-ranking positions in its Cement, Aggregates & Concrete businesses. In 2013, Lafarge posted sales of 15.1 billion euros.

    Lafarge ranked amongst the top 10 of 500 companies evaluated by the "Carbon Disclosure Project" in recognition of their strategy and actions against global warming. With the world's leading building materials research facility, Lafarge places innovation at the heart of its priorities, working for sustainable construction and architectural creativity.

    Project Engineer Affordable Housing and Building

     

    Job Description   

    • The Project Engineer would have the primary responsibility of managing a portfolio of projects concurrently including ensuring customer requirements agreed are delivered within each project
    • Enforce good H&S practices on sites
    • Plan, coordinate and oversee various projects as well as supervising on-site contractors, where applicable
    • Develop scope of work and secure resources necessary to accomplish the scope of work to time, scope, quality and budget
    • Manage the execution of housing projects within defined scope, quality, budget and timescales.
    • Represent Lafarge as primary contact on site with the various stakeholders
    • Provide technical support on site and collaborate with Lafarge colleagues in various departments to deliver projects

    Duties & Responsibilities   

    • Enforce H&S best practices on site
    • Produce and control project plans to deliver projects
    • Maintain project schedule and budget by monitoring project progress. Coordinate activities on site, carry out resource planning, problem resolution and risk management
    • Prepare project status reports to disseminate information and trends as well as proposing corrective actions
    • Contribute to risk and opportunity assessments and manage throughout project life cycle
    • Coordinate the procurement process - aise requisitions, follow-up approvals of purchase orders and deliveries, as applicable
    • Manage project documentation
    • Ensure quality of jobs and manage process of acceptance by clients
    • Define communication plans and coordinate the change management process
    • Track project milestones, financial deadlines and maintain the project schedule

    Essential & Desirable Skills   

    o Good knowledge of construction best practices, project management, project budgeting, risk assessments
    o H&S evaluation and implementation
    o Proficient with project management tools – AutoCAD, MS Projects, Primavera
    o Understanding of Construction law and contracts.
    o Working knowledge of quality assurance/control of concrete testing and aggregates specifications
    o Presentation, communication and networking skills
    o Possess strong verbal and written communication skills
    o Exhibit political and cultural sensitivity
    o Ability to build relationships and work well across functions
    o Be influential and take initiative
    o Ability to meet competing demands and effectively manage multiple priorities and projects
    o Deliver results, solve problems with flexibility and resourcefulness, effectively work independently with minimal supervision in a dynamic environment and manage through system and processes.

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    Field Sales Executive

     

    Job Description   

    • Promote good H&S practices on customer forums, sites and at public forums
    • Execute the sales strategy on Micro-Financing & Micro-mass housing
    • Manage and organize the field work of the Easy Home team
    • Build partnerships with relevant prospect groups in the micro-housing sector
    • Execute the multiplier effect strategy at the field level
    • Represent Easy Home in various forums to create awareness on the programme
    • Implement Easy Home service to National scale
    • Identify opportunities for new products and/or service innovations

    Duties & Responsibilities   

    • Promote H&S best practices to staff and our customers
    • Manage Easy Home field activities to ensure they achieve their own KPIs and the Business Units ambitions & budget
    o Organize and track weekly activities of team leads, sales reps, and technical assistants
    o Planned and random site visits
    o Daily communication with the whole team
    o Ensure supply of cement is well supported by partnering retailers
    o Organize and drive the multiplier effect with partnering retailers
    o Network with other relevant stakeholders in the micro-housing segment in Nigeria (cooperatives, CDAs, religious associations, workers/market associations, company unions, etc.) to drive sales
    o Report & control Budget for Easy Home team
    ? Aggregate and analyse Weekly reports on cement sales, clients numbers, and multiplier effect
    ? Aggregate and analyse Monthly reports on cement sales, clients numbers, and multiplier effect
    • Ensure the alignment with the Cement function sales strategy
    • Execute the improvement of construction quality strategy
    o Train the team on selling the partnering workers supply organization and ensure implementation
    o Train the team on selling the standardized designs
    • Ensure roll-out of the Easy Home programme to the national level
    o Alignment with partnering microfinance team in all locations
    o Support in recruitment of the team
    o Training of Easy home team (LafargeHolcim and partnering microfinance bank) on sales
    o Identify relevant cement retailers, blockmakers and other building materials sellers – possibly one-stop-shops – according to pre-defined criteria to partner with the programme,
    o Drive the multiplier effect with the new partnering retailers

    Essential & Desirable Skills   

    o Good knowledge of construction materials sales best practices, and housing market in general in Nigeria
    o Knowledge of LafargeHolcim products
    o Presentation, communication and networking skills
    o Vision, business sense, basic financial knowledge and negotiation skills
    o Strong customer focus
    o Results orientated, proactive, capable of delivering under pressure
    o Independent thinker and manager of own timings
    o Ability to discuss and influence others
    o Good team player with effective interpersonal skills covering group facilitation and customer interface aspects

    Method of Application

    To apply, visit Lafarge Group Career Page

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