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    Adexen is a global Human Ressources Company providing business services in Europe and Africa. We support companies in all industries in the fields of HR, Legal, Finance, Sales & Marketing, Engineering and Supply chain. We know how important people are to business. We also think that "People are the future of Africa"

    Tool Maker


    Our client is a leading Industrial company which manufactures a diverse range of plastic packaging products in Nigeria.

    Job description


    • Conduct test runs with completed tools or dies to ensure that parts meet specifications; make adjustments as necessary.
    • Cut, shape, and trim blanks or blocks to specified lengths or shapes, using power saws, power shears, rules, and hand tools.
    • File, grind, shim, and adjust different parts to properly fit them together.
    • Fit and assemble parts to make, repair, or modify dies, jigs, gauges, and tools, using machine tools and hand tools.
    • Inspect finished dies for smoothness, contour conformity, and defects.
    • Lift, position, and secure machined parts on surface plates or worktables, using hoists, vises, v-blocks, or angle plates.
    • Die mouth and die pin and blow pins fabrication for Blow mold and EBM process
    • Preventive maintenance of molds and keeping records for all molds.


    • It is compulsory that the candidate has served plastic industry (cosmetic ,food grade, household) for at least 5 years and has good knowledge of plastic material (PP / HDPE / LD etc..) grades.
    • Served a recognized Apprenticeship as a Toolmaker in injection molding,
    • Good experience with hot runner and valve gate systems,
    • Good experience with the repair and maintenance of injection molding tools,
    • Good experience in fine fitting, flash repair and polishing is essential,
    • Problem solving capabilities,
    • Good knowledge of the injection molding process,
    • Blow mold knowledge (repairs, maintenance, process)

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    Injection Engineer


    Our client is a leading Industrial company which manufactures a diverse range of plastic packaging products in Nigeria.

    Job description


    • To be responsible for all aspects of tool changing in the injection Department.
    • To ensure that all tool changes and other maintenance work carried out on the injection molding machine is done safely and within Health and Safety guidelines.
    • To ensure that the cavities in the tools are sprayed with mold protection before removing form the tool from press for a tool/Insert change.
    • To be responsible for all aspects of process control, setting and to achieve the quality standard required for products produced in the Injection Molding Department.
    • To work for and with the Production Manager to reduce machine downtime .
    • To ensure that “Process Setting” sheets are used to set each new job. (These offer a “guide” to the process condition required for each job, however, the Process engineer will update the setting sheets as required.)
    • To be responsible for the quality of product produced in the Injection Molding process. As part of this responsibility, regular QC checks are required to be completed on each machine operating, every hour.
    • To ensure that the Production Schedule is followed.
    • To ensure the Injection molding machines and the surrounding area is maintained in a clean and tidy condition at all times, especially after tool changing.
    • To ensure that the Injection molding machines are restarted after a tool and Insert changes with a minimum of scrap and in the minimum of time.
    • To ensure that any machine “faults” (electrical or mechanical) are attended to in a timely manner.
    • To work with the Directors and Managers of the company to progress improvements.
    • To comply with all the requests of your Manager to ensure the smooth operation of the department. This may include flexible working as required.


    • BS in engineering or engineering technology
    • Minimum five (5) years of experience
    • A multi-skilled maintenance engineer, with an electrical/electronic bias is a must, working to the operations/Plant Manager.
    • Responsible for working with the team to provide planned and reactive maintenance for the injection molding department.
    • Knowledge on the following machines is a plus : Asian Plastic machines (Taiwan), Negri Bossi (Italy), BMB (Italy)

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    EBM Process Engineer


    Our client is a leading Industrial company which manufactures a diverse range of plastic packaging products in Nigeria.

    Job description


    • Developing and optimizing robust pilot and production processes for all new plastic bottle development Scaling up processes from the laboratory to the manufacturing plant
    • Sharing best practices and collaborates with packaging engineers and manufacturing facilities
    • Collaborating with Packaging Managers, mold experts, product designers and other project experts to develop a robust pilot and production process
    • Collecting, recording and transcribing machine and process data
    • Accurately and efficiently performing QA testing and QA data analyses
    • Conducting evaluations on new materials, colors and additives
    • Developing and implementing innovative systems and procedures that allow optimization of all phases of the new product development process
    • Providing input on corrective actions
    • Ensuring the process works at the optimum level, to the right rate and quality of output, in order to meet customer requirements


    • BS in engineering or engineering technology
    • Minimum five (5) years of experience working with EBM
    • Excellent organizational, communications, and multi-tasking skills
    • Strong knowledge of blow molding material characteristics
    • Strong knowledge on Parison Control systems
    • Strong knowledge on Die mouth Die pin and blow pin design
    • Strong knowledge on Oval die mouth production
    • Strong knowledge on auto De-flash systems
    • Ability to work effectively as part of a team
    • Skilled in Word, Excel and Outlook
    • Detail oriented and able to use rigorous logic methods to solve complex problems
    • Demonstrated ability to create technical reports
    • Available to work a highly flexible schedule
    • In-mold label applications knowledge is a plus

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    Marketing Director


    Our client is a leading FMCG / Consumer goods company.

    Job description


    The Marketing Director will drive the long-term direction and performance of the company in Nigeria and West African markets, through the development of brand strategies and marketing programs.

    • Lead the planning process for the company’s portfolio of brand in the market, and develop major strategic documents (Three Year Plan, Brand Plans, Brand Reviews)
    • Initiate & manage below-the-line (off-trade, on-trade, wholesale, secondary packaging) as well as advertising and PR projects with high degree of autonomy
    • Propose and manage budgets, provide regular budget updates and forecasts throughout the year
    • Re-allocate budgets between brands as needed throughout the year
    • Take responsibility for day to day management of direct reports and their training and development needs
    • Lead in driving the development of the company’s brands in the markets key image/premium On-Trade outlets
    • Organise and facilitate consumer research projects that will serve the West African business
    • Work in promoting the brands of the company to yield results
    • Develop a common sets of tools and practices across to create awareness of the company’s brands
    • Manage the budget, duty free market and the trade marketing team in Ghana


    • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing/Business qualification
    • A Master’s degree is an added advantage
    • 5 to 8 years working experience in various consumer brand marketing roles
    • Excellent networking, interpersonal skills, people management, excellent leadership skills and with an ability to influence senior management within the business
    • Excellent planning/organising skills and the ability to meet deadlines
    • Strong IT skills (Microsoft Word – basic level, Excel and Power point – advanced level, Outlook)
    • With experience in the Nigeria market

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    Chief Financial Officer


    Our client is a large conglomerate with business interests from engineering to FMCG and healthcare products.

    Job description


    The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is responsible for all financial and fiscal management aspects of the Company’s operations.

    Provide strategic financial leadership, business planning, forecasting, accounting and budgeting processes, tax and risk management and optimize returns to the Shareholders.

    Responsible for directing IT function to ensure that the Company’s systems and information technology attain the best technology standards at every level of the business with increased data security.

    The CFO reports directly to the Managing Director and assists on strategic and tactical matters as they relate to financial management and their impact to the business operations

    Principal Responsibilities:

    • Collaborates with the Managing Director to define and articulate the organization’s vision and to develop strategies for achieving that vision.
    • Provide strategic direction and management of the Finance & IT functions and ensures alignment to the Company’s goals leading to shareholder value creation.
    • Participate in preparation of the Annual Plan and Strategic Business Plans that improve the efficiency and long term profitability of the business and ensure optimal realization of brand/market potential.
    • Ensure the design of a robust business-decision-making framework, driving through process improvements and change initiatives that enable the budgeting, forecasting and reporting to be carried out in a consistent and effective manner.
    • Proactively participate in benchmarking studies of FMCG peers including but not limited to pricing, COGS, overheads, manufacturing costs along with cash flows and balance sheet foot prints
    • Act in a fiduciary capacity, protecting the value of the brand through safeguarding assets of the company, both tangible and intangible.
    • Ensure compliance with the company's policies, procedures and local statutory regulations. Manage Statutory and Internal Auditors.
    • Organizational structure and effectiveness through building capabilities both People and Technology to ensure continuous innovation and growth; also motivating and retaining high performing employees

    Implements/Supervises Internal Controls:

    • Protects and preserve the company's assets to comply with financial reporting and control requirements.
    • Standardize. Establish company-wide standards for systems, data and processes
    • Own the data. Collaborate with the Finance Director & IT Manager and take responsibility for the collection and governance of financial and management reporting information.
    • Assure relevance and completeness of financial policies and procedures for the functional areas of the business;
    • Initiate periodic updates of financial policies and procedures;
    • Request audits that provide assurance of compliance with financial policies and procedures.

    Financial Planning & Projections:

    • Review and discuss with management the long term strategic business plan and financial projections along with related assumptions
    • Co-lead with the MD the Annual Operating Plan (AOP) exercise providing insightful information on key value / growing drivers
    • Issue the AOP calendar so that each department will prepare its annual comprehensive budget in a timely manner and present it to the relevant authority for final approval
    • Proactively advise MD and senior management in regards to Risks & Opportunities (R&Os) to the attainment of the AOP (i.e. Latest Estimates, Outlooks) working closely with executive tam to mitigate risks while realising opportunities
    • Conduct/review financial feasibility studies of new projects to assure that those projects are in line with company’s investment/business strategy with appropriate ROI’s


    • Provide/review financial projections on cash budgets (i.e. monthly, annually)
    • Assure in collaboration with group treasury that the negotiated bank facilities are competitive in terms of notional, tenor, pricing, roll over, and grace period;
    • Assure the provision of adequate responses to bank queries for renewal of bank facilities;
    • Assure that the periodic reporting requirements to banks are met in a timely manner;
    • Assure that all loan covenants are complied with
    • Review the daily bank status reports and cash flow forecasts and initiate the necessary directives to optimize the use of cash across company’s operations.
    • Hold periodic communication meetings with bank relationship managers and other senior officers to discuss issues of mutual interests.
    • Build constructive relationships with key banks stakeholders.

    Budgeting Control:

    • Issue the annual comprehensive budget control guidelines to all company’s departments so that budget control activities start as early as Period 1
    • Review periodic budget control reports of each department to assure that performance is according to AOP;
    • Advise and follow-up on effective implementation of corrective actions based on budget control performance reports;

    Internal Performance & Reporting:

    • Ensures the Business Performance Management (BPM) process take place and partner with the MD to activate corrective measures towards meeting AOP and business strategic objectives
    • Assure monthly financial statements are generated with quality within the specified deadlines along with been properly analysed and in line with profitability and liquidity targets, and recommend corrective actions if needed to bring performance on course;
    • Assure timely and complete year-end closing in preparation for annual audit.

    External Audits:

    • Coordinate with the external auditors in planning an effective and efficient audit programs;
    • Monitor execution of annual audits in all department to assure their timeliness and effectiveness;
    • Review draft external audit reports and provide the necessary commentaries for finalizing timely;
    • Assure that the management letter is received from the external auditors.
    • Assure that the recommendations in each point of management letter are adequately attended to by the respective Department Managers.

    Technical Support & Business Partnering:

    • Provide needed technical and financial support to all department managers so that they can perform their respective jobs effectively and efficiently;
    • Assure the continued technical and business partnering competence of both the Finance and IT functions through the continuous training, development and coaching of employees

    Success Criteria:

    • Supporting the Managing Director to create shareholder value
    • Proactively measuring and monitoring business performance
    • Managing governance/controls/risks / compliance
    • Developing a high potential Finance & IT Teams including realistic Succession planning

    Job Scope / Impact:

    • Meeting Critical Business Challenges
    • Integrating Financial and Operational Data
    • Reducing Errors and Data Duplication
    • Cutting Costs and Creating Efficiencies
    • Establishing a Consistent and Auditable Environment
    • Gaining Flexibility and Agility.
    • Extending and Elevating Financial Management
    • Treasury


    • Chartered Accountant / other equivalent degree from an institution of repute
    • Good communicator at every level of organisation from operations room to the board room – incl. but no limited to good oral and written English with strong multicultural awareness
    • Excellent leadership skills capable of leading people from the front and from the back at every level of the organisation
    • Demonstrated experience as a business partner and “co-pilot” of the MD in driving controls, compliance and performance while improving the business
    • Experienced CFO / Finance Director with minimum of 5 years leading the finance function and with 15+ years of overall progressive finance experience (incl. Supply finance, commercial finance, financial controls, decision support, reporting, others) with most of his/her working experience in a subsidiary of a global FMCG with turnover of USD 350 – USD 500 million
    • Exposed to best practices and global standards and their application in emerging markets, who knows how to balance global standards and local approaches in order to attain targets / outcomes while maintaining intact the controls, compliance and performance agendas
    • Knowledgeable of IFRS along with its right application
    • Meaningful exposure to different ERPs (SAP, Microsoft Dynamics, others) as well as their business implications
    • Ample experience leading and working across functions as a business partner while keeping the finance rigour and accountability
    • Experience leading Information, Systems & Technology and Risk & Assurance (Internal Audit) departments, ensuring the proactive and progressive attainment of business objectives

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