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  • Posted on: 2 October, 2012 Deadline: 12 October, 2012
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  • PZ Cussons Nigeria Plc, the largest subsidiary of PZ Cussons, has enjoyed tremendous business success in Nigeria for over a century. No other consumer goods company possesses our heritage in Nigeria or understands its customers better than we do. Our approach to Nigeria, our customers, our consumers and to our business is designed to sustain us far into the future.

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    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 optimization of existing plant and processes to reduce conversion cost and  improve efficiency
    • Continue process development and optimization of existing plant and processes to delivery the product quality expected by the market
    • Develop of MI opportunities through process optimization/rationalization 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.


    All Business Units - Lagos

    Job Requirements
    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
    Deadline: 12 Oct 2012

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