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  • Posted on: 4 December, 2018 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • UAC of Nigeria Plc. is a leading private sector enterprise with active participation in the development of the country since 1879. A diversified, food-focused company, UAC’s operations span the foods, real estate, paints and logistics sectors of the economy. We are committed to building and developing our people towards realizing their full potentials.

    Financial Controller

     

    Reports to: Finance Director

    Purpose of the Job

    • To gather, analyse and interprete operational data, market and customer indices, micro and macro environmental indices, financial information, industry trends and competitor data for effective business planning, management and investment decisions.

    Job Accountabilities/Key Responsibilities

    • Tracks corporate and financial performance indicators, reports variations and proposes remedial actions.
    • Recommends improvements to management reports and formats including responsibilities, recipients and frequency of preparation.
    • Evaluates business/project proposals with comprehensive analysis of monetary impact on business.
    • Reviews, benchmarks and updates defined operational and financial parameters/performance indicators against which corporate and functional performances will be measured on an ongoing basis.
    • Reviews new policies, regulations, International Financial Reporting standards (IFRS) and projecting the effects that the same could have on the company and its investments.
    • Reviews analysis of information on production costs, test that all associated costs are captured/allocated and identify trends for the purpose of financial planning and cost analysis.
    • Identifies long-term financial implications of intended corporate projects/initiatives and advise management.
    • Reviews performance indices for the Group’s products and perform trend analyses of the various performance indices to provide management with information for strategic decision making.
    • Prepares monthly business review report for the Managing Director.

    Person Specification/Job Requirements

    • A first degree or its equivalent in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or Economics.
    • 5+years’ experience in a managerial accounting position.
    • Reputable manufacturing company with recognized professional accounting qualification (ACA, CPA, ACCA)
    • Self-confidence and integrity,
    • Leadership Skill
    • Very good knowledge of business and financial modelling.
    • Very good knowledge of business operations and strategy including cost components, business processes.
    • Strong communication skills.
    • Exceptional understanding of strategy and operations within UAC’s operating industries.
    • Superior analytical abilities, team working capabilities, and result oriented nature.
    • Innovation, creativity and ability to think out of the box.
    • Proficiency in the use of office productivity tools including financial and business modelling application.
    • Proficiency in use of SAP ERP.

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    Innovation Manager

     

    Reports to: General Manager-Marketing

    Purpose of the Job

    • To own and drive a compelling Innovation pipeline from ideation to commercialization by transforming our end to end innovation process, specifically ensuring the organization delivers the commercial step change in innovation implementation and execution.

    Job Accountabilities/Key Responsibilities

    • Takes ownership of new product launches from concept development to commercial launch.
    • Takes the lead in preparing business cases for innovation and renovation.
    • Responsible for crafting product development brief in liaison with respective Brand Managers.
    • Responsible for driving through formula/packaging optimization initiatives, in conjunction with Research & Development, Regulatory Affairs, Brand teams, and Consumer Insights.
    • Manages the communication and effective flow of information and approval systems associated with the innovation Process.
    • Develops, shares and ensures effective use of best practice and common platforms relevant to product innovation.
    • Prepares detailed work breakdown structure, financial budget and timelines for the project.
    • Defines critical path of the project, anticipate potential obstacles.
    • Ensures that timelines are kept, objectives are met & key questions are answered.

    Person Specification/Job Requirements

    • A first degree or its equivalent
    • At least 4 years in FMCG
    • Must have driven Innovation end to end as a core function
    • Great Project Management Skills
    • Strong Influencing Skill
    • Good Team player
    • Strong Analytical Skills
    • Critical thinking and problem solving skills
    • Excellent organizational and time management skills
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to persuasively sell ideas

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    Consumer Insight & Market Intelligence Manager

     

    Reports to: General Manager-Marketing

    Job Description

    • To provide consumer, shopper and market insights; synthesizes multiple pieces of research and information into clear and compelling recommendations for the business.

    Job Accountabilities/Key Responsibilities

    • Conduct category segmentation projects
    • Conduct new bundles positioning tests.
    • Carry out new products development research (ideas, concept, product, pack, pricing, etc).
    • Conduct product optimization/ formulation research.
    • Maintain strong working relationship with relevant agencies.
    • Support commercial team in the integrated commercial planning process by providing insights from brand health studies, usage and attitude studies, etc.
    • Ensure accurate market projections for target forecasting.
    • Conduct retail audit.
    • Keep abreast of competitor information.
    • Carry out general market Intelligence.

    Person Specification/Job Requirements

    • A first degree or its equivalent
    • At least 4 years in a research agency or FMCG
    • Research as a core function
    • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
    • Great networking skill
    • Very detailed and research oriented
    • Excellent communication and presentation Skills
    • Strategic thinking
    • Must possess an inquisitive and creative mind.

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.

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