• Jobs at Kimberly-Clark - KCSSA West Africa Limited

  • Posted on: 18 June, 2013 Deadline: 28 June, 2013
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  • Kimberly-Clark is a fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) global corporation that has recently come into the West African market.
    Headquartered in Dallas, We lead the world in essentials for better life with well-known global family and personal care brands that are sold in more than 150 countries with nearly 56,000 employees worldwide. High calibre talents are required atsenior management levels as the company establishes strong foot prints in Sub-Saharan Africa. The work environment is designed to foster personal and professional growth, reflecting a sense of community that nurtures innovation.

    Snr Customer Manager- Anglophone West Africa

     

    Job Purpose:
    To develop and implement customer and/or distributor business plans that will deliver budgeted turnover, profit, growth, share and innovation targets by category and /or brand within the region, including appointing, managing, leading and directing a framework of distributors and wholesalers to increase numeric and weighted distribution and ensuring the effectiveness of field sales activities.
    Main Responsibilities:
    Develop and implement a customer and /or distributor business plan that is aligned to the customer's and/or
    distributors needs, Region business & West Africa objectives, marketing and category plans and will deliver budgeted growth targets by category.
    Support in the development of Customer specific Category land or Shopper Marketing Strategies.
    Implement, monitor and evaluate agreed POP (pricing, promotions, ranging, and merchandising) plans on a monthly
    basis.
    Liaise with logistics, planning, debtors and field sales /distributors toensure that the customers' service needs are met.
    Input and co-ordination of monthly, quarterly and annual demand forecast by account by brand and SKU
    Re-define geographic territories as and when the business requirement presents itself and constantly look at new and
    innovative way: to improve the route to marketforthe indirect channel.
     
    Job Dimensions:
    Achieve the following business targets:
    Achieve Volume, Net Sales and Share targets by category and by customer
    Achieve supply chain KPI's (forecast accuracy, case fill, order fill etc.)
    Achieve POP targets by customer for existing an d new SKU's
    Achieve personal development & teams development targets (where appropriate)
     
    Required Qualifications and Experience:
    Bachelor's Degree with at least 8 years selling and/or marketing experience, of which 2 years must have involved senior
    management level interaction (either internal or external) with in a company operating in the FMCG market.

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    Snr Brand Manager - West Africa

     

    Job Purpose:
    Accountable for developing, managing and sustaining profitable brand growth
    Main Responsibilities:
    Developing and implementing annual marketing/ brand activation plan
    Implementing the Integrated Marketing Plan (IMP) and New Product Introduction (NPI) activities
    Manages the research process and ensures shopper insights, channel and POP strategies and plans
    Develops internal and external category reviews, analyses category data, highlights opportunities and recommends course actions
    Manages the research process and ensures shopper insights, channel and POP strategies and plans
    Develops internal and external category reviews, analyses category data, highlights opportunities and recommends
    course actions
    Manages interactions with agencies and assists with evaluation
    Responsible for coaching & development of direct reports
     
    Job Dimensions:
    Strategy and Plan Implementation
    Innovation & POP targets by channel & customer
    Group brand activation volume, NSV, profit targets and A& P budget adherence
     
    Required Qualifications and Expertise
    Bachelor's Degree, minimum 5 years job experience, including excellent understanding of or experience in Marketing& Category management

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    Finance Manager - West Africa

     

    Main Responsibilities
    Manage through appropriate planning and co-ordination the completion of monthly, quarterly, half-yearly and annual financial reporting to shareholders according to their requirements, ensuring accuracy and completeness. 
    Maintain, through appropriate review and analyses the accuracy, completeness and integrity of the corporation's
    financial transactions to ensure correct financial results are reported 
    Plan and analyze financial data through the review and preparation of general ledger reconciliations in accordance with corporate financial policies, legal and statutory requirements to ensure the financial accuracy and integrity of the financial records which are used as a basis for reporting financial results to shareholders.
    Manage the external audit function through planning and execution to ensure reporting requirements are met 
    Maintain, develop or enhance the systems of internal controls at locations in West Africa, ensuring compliance with the CFrs and procedures
    Manage and motivate the Financial staff in West Africa
    Manage the Company's short-term funding requirements through the investigation and cost efficient use of suitable and
    adequate banking facilities
    Partner with the business teams by providing financial/business advice, evaluation, analysis and direction On all relevant projects/issues/business opportunities by supplying timely and meaningful business/financial information. This includes identifying business opportunities, anticipating risks and recommending solutions lead the budget and quarterly forecast process for the business unit actively participating in the formulation of business objectives and financial plans. Challenge and critique plans to ensure alignment with strategic business plans. 
    Engage in developing forward looking scenarios to evaluate alternatives that meet longer term business objectives and targets. Exercise sound judgement in identifying opportunities and recommending approaches and processes for reaching business targets and creating shareholder value.
    Interpret and communicate financial information effectively with business partners and actively provide business team education to ensure comprehension of financial analysis.
    Provide consultative view of external business conditions and assessment of financial implications of competitor
    strategies/actions
     
    Main Purpose of Job
    Responsible for the transactional accounting, -administrative and -financial functions of the organisation in the
    preparation of financial reports reporting directly to the WECA Financial Manager.
    Ensureaccountingand financial policies and practices are executed and compliance with all statutoryrequirements.
    To provide effective analysis, evaluation and interpreted financial information in order to advise and assist decision
    making.
     
    Required Qualifications I Experience
    The position requires a CA/CIMA/BCom Hon or similar qualification with 10 years post qualification of which 5 years
    mustbe at senior management level. Excellent Computer Literacy (Microsoft), and SAP would be an added advantage:

    Method of Application

    Deadline for submission of application is Fri 28th June 2013
    All resumes are to be submitted to recruitment@redwood-consulting.com  or
    Redwood Consulting Ltd Suite 23, Block A. ALAUSA Shopping Mali, Awolowo Way, Alausa Ikeja Lagos

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