PZ Cussons Nigeria Jobs (6 Positions)

 


GENERAL MANAGER RETAIL

All Business Units – All States

 

The Role: General Manager Retail:

 

 The successful candidate will be required to:

Ø       Drive and plan marketing and sales objectives by contributing marketing and sales information and recommendations to strategic plans and reviews; preparing and completing action plans; driving productivity, quality, and customer-service standards; resolving issues; completing audits; identifying trends; determining system improvements; implementing change.

Ø       Meets marketing and sales financial objectives by forecasting requirements; preparing an annual budget; scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions.

Ø       Determines annual and gross-profit plans by forecasting and developing annual sales quotas for stores; projecting expected sales volume and profit for existing and new products/stores; analyzing trends and results; establishing pricing strategies; recommending selling prices; monitoring costs, competition, supply, and demand.

Ø       Drives with support from the marketing and sales human resources objectives by; recruiting, selecting, orienting, training, assigning, scheduling, coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; communicating job expectations, planning, monitoring, appraising, and reviewing job contributions; planning and reviewing compensation actions; ensuring policies and procedures.

Ø       Direct and establish marketing plans, evaluate advertising, merchandising, and trade promotion programs; developing retail sales action plans.

Ø       Identifies marketing opportunities by identifying consumer requirements; defining market, competitor’s share, and competitor’s strengths and weaknesses; forecasting projected business; establishing targeted market share.

Ø       Improves product marketability and profitability by researching, identifying, and capitalizing on market opportunities; improving product packaging; coordinating new product introduction.

Ø       Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.  

The PersonThe Right candidate must:

  • A second degree in Management preferably  MBA
  • 12-15 years business experience with 3years in senior management role and preferably in Retail industry.
  • Good understanding of the Nigerian Retail environment.

·         Have a CAN DO attitude, exhibiting our core values – COURAGE, ACCOUNTABILITY,NETWORKING, DRIVE and ONENESS.  

Closing date: 16 Nov 2012

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Factory Accountant

HPZ – Lagos

 

The Role: FACTORY ACCOUNTANT

The successful candidate will be required to: 

Ø       Provide all required financial support to the Factory and the Supply Chain Finance Manager..

  Ø       Factory Operations:

          ·         Ensure cost roll-up where changes to the BOM are made.

              ·         Ensure all BOM changes go through correct process and are approved by required authorities.

          ·         Ensure Items in transit locations are not more than:

                7–  Itran      7 days

              On Way          14 days

               0-Afloat            30 days

            ·         Ensure correctness of runtime and routines for all SKU

            ·         Prepare weekly recoveries report which shows recovery for the week and LE YTD.

 Ø       Month-End Reconciliations:

        ·         Ensure cycle-count and back flushes are correctly carried out.

        ·         Extract the Usage variance and get explanations for variances.  

Ø       Factory Overheads

         ·         Ensure overheads are within budget and get explanations where there are variances

         ·         Ensure proper accounts codes and cost centers for all factory spends.

         ·         Ensure all Head-counts are in the right cost centre where they are budgeted. 

Ø       Stock Taking exercise

        ·         Co-ordinate Half year and year end stock taking exercise.

        ·         Ensure stock taking variances are fully explained.   

The Person: The Right candidate must

Ø       Be ACA or ACCA qualified with at least two years post NYSC experience in a FMCG outfit. 

Ø       Have demonstrated experience in financial accounting, budget preparation as well as financial controls. 

Ø       Have interpersonal skills and effective communication both verbal and written. 

Ø       Must be good on Microsoft Office – Excel & Word 

Ø        Have a CAN DO attitude, exhibiting our core values – COURAGE, ACCOUNTABILITY,NETWORKING, DRIVE and ONENESS.      F

 

Closing date: 16 Nov 2012

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Logistics Manager (Bulk Commodities)

All Business Units – All States

 

The Role: This role exists to ensure the smooth operation of receipt, storage and delivery of bulk commodities for all SBUs in Nigeria. The role performed well will mitigate/avoid significant financial losses to the business, whether from demurrage payments for delayed ships or Inventory losses on storage/distribution as well as supporting the smooth operation of our factories and servicing our external customers. 

The sucessful candidate will be required to: 

  • Ensure all operations are run in a safe manner to protect people, assets, cargo and environment. Develop effective systems for managing safety, quality and environmental impact. (ISO14000, ISO 18000 etc – timings & scope TBC)

 

  • Develop and Manage effective tank farm operations at PH, Tin Can & Ikorodu to minimize losses (<0.2%), stock variances and quality issues.

 

  • Develop and implement tanker transport operations to support the requirements of the new PZ Wilmar Palm Oil refinery at Ikorodu at agreed service levels at optimal cost.

 

  • Manage tanker transport operations to support soap factory at Aba and Detergents factory at Ikorodu at agreed service levels and optimal cost.
  • Manage Port operations to ensure smooth customs clearance, effective berthing and discharge of cargos to ensure minimum demurrage charges, berthing charges and clearance costs.

 

  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with port authorities, regulatory agencies, ships agents, terminal operators and local communities in which we operate. 
  • Develop and agree Service Level Agreements and annual joint business plans with Customer SBUs and ensure delivery within agreed parameters for cost and service. This will include monthly KPI reporting.

 

  • Develop Strong operations team to ensure continuous improvements and effective round the clock operations. Including clear roles and responsibilities, developments and succession plans.

 

  • Work with colleagues in Materials Management, factory operations and key supplier to ensure optimization of End to End supply chain. Work with CIL / PZW to ensure shipments are effectively planned and executed.

The Person:The right person for the role must possess a: 

  • B.Eng. degree with significant operations experience (>5 years) managing high volume, high value bulk commodities Logistics. E.g. Petroleum, Palm Oil.

 

  • Experience of managing Bulk Tanker transport operations, Tank farm Operations and receiving bulk vessels essential.

 

  •  Experience of establishing new start up operation desirable.

 

  •    Experience of handling bulk food grade materials (E.g. for brewery or flour mill) desirable.  

 

  •      CAN DO attitude, exhibiting our core values – COURAGE,ACCOUNTABILITY, NETWORKING,DRIVE and ONENESS 

 

Closing date: 16 Nov 2012

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Area Sales Manager

All Business Units – All States

 

The Role:  Area Sales Manager 

The successful candidates will be required to:

  • Consistently meet or exceed agreed business development targets.
  • Have detailed knowledge and experience in the distribution of FMCG products.
  • Develop the annual area sales plan.
  • Motivate, train and develop the local sales teams.
  • Manage and drive customers/partners towards profitable growth.
  • Identify and develop new and incremental sales business opportunities.

The Person:The right candidates must:

  • Have good knowledge in distribution & customer development in the sector of FMCG.
  • Possess a good university degree in any discipline.
  • Possess first class numeric and communication skills.
  • Have excellent customer relation skills.
  • Possess three to five (3–5) years successful selling experience at sales management level.
  • Possess high levels of determination and desire to succeed in a result oriented environment.
  • Be a good team player but with the ability to drive the team to unsurpassed success
  • Be mobile and willing to be flexible in terms of location.
  • Have a CAN DO attitude, exhibiting our core values – COURAGE,ACCOUNTABILITY, NETWORKING,DRIVE and ONENESS.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

Closing date: 16 Nov 2012

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Commercial Finance Manager

HPZ – Lagos

 

The Role: COMMERCIAL FINANCE MANAGER 

The successful candidate will be required to: 

Ø       Support Business Planning Process by providing financial reports and analysis, evaluating impacts and identify gaps, risks and opportunities concerning business decisions.

 Ø       Drive Budget, PFs and 5YP processes in line with group timeline. 

 Ø       Monitor brand performance against plan and/or forecast  and report on major variances with particular reference to margin%.

 Ø       Monitor Channel performance against plan and/or forecast and report on major variances.  

Ø       Organize monthly financial review meetings and follow through agreed action points. 

Ø       On a monthly basis conduct balance sheet reconciliation review to highlight all profit risks and opportunities.  

Ø       Drive regional performance through regional profitability report 

Ø       Drive the weekly financial reporting process and ensure effective weekly overhead.  

Ø       Ensure adequate and effective control in After Sales service operations  

Ø       Monitor After Sales Spares consumption and ensure that calculation of warranty provision accurate and well understood.  

Ø       Prepare accurate costing for all CAC projects and ensure that each project financials are prepared and shared on monthly basis. 

Ø       Ensure spending controls are in place.  

The Person: The Right candidate must

Ø       Be ACA or ACCA qualified with at least two years post NYSC experience in a FMCG outfit. 

Ø       Have demonstrated experience in financial accounting, budget preparation as well as financial controls. 

Ø       Have interpersonal skills and effective communication both verbal and written. 

Ø       Must be good on Microsoft Office – Excel & Word 

Ø        Have a CAN DO attitude, exhibiting our core values – COURAGE, ACCOUNTABILITY,NETWORKING, DRIVE and ONENESS.     

 

Closing date: 16 Nov 2012

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BRAND MANAGER

All Business Units – Lagos

 

The Role: BRAND MANAGER:

The successful candidate will be required to  o      Generates and applies compelling category, consumer, shopper and customer insights that leads to competitive business opportunities across the 4Ps

§         Develops insightful, engaging and effective consumer communications, using all media

§         Uses digital tools and media to understand and engage relevant consumer audiences to achieve brand objectives and drive sales

§         Develops compelling brand propositions that drive brand equity and value

§         Delivers short and long term brand strategy and direction

§         Manages the 4Ps to maximize growth and profit delivery

§         Drives on time delivery of NPD to market and manage products through their entire lifecycle

§          Drives innovation to identify and deliver evolutionary and revolutionary initiatives across the 4Ps     

The Person: The Right candidate must

§         Have a degree  (preferably Marketing / Business Related Discipline)

§         Have 2-3 years Brand Management experience preferably within FMCG

§         Have NPD Project Management experience

§         Have excellent consumer insight, innovation and NPD skills.

§         Have a CAN DO attitude, exhibiting our core values – COURAGE, ACCOUNTABILITY,NETWORKING, DRIVE and ONENESS

 

Closing date: 16 Nov 2012

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