10 Jun 2016

Full-Time British American Tobacco is hiring

Toni AdewunmiAnywhere

Job Description

British American Tobacco (www.bat.com) is a market leading, global organisation with a long, established history and a bright and dynamic future. Thanks to our people we have continued to deliver growth and exceed expectations in an increasingly complex and challenging marketplace.

Our aim is to become the leading tobacco company in each of our markets by providing excellent products with confidence and responsibility expected of global consumer brands.

If you have the talent and motivation to help us succeed you’ll find we are equally committed to helping you reach your full potential too.

New Product Introduction (NPI) Coordinator

Job purpose and key deliverables    

Purpose Statement

To coordinate the execution of all New Product Introduction (NPI), Product Development (PD) and Product Modification (PM) initiatives within the Area Operations, in order to support the delivery of sustainable Growth, Productivity & Responsibility business objectives.

To ensure that new products or material changes are effected with minimal write off and delivered OTIF. Plan effectively for new materials and provide clear visibility of progress and deviations to management.

To ensure that Wrapping Materials Stores (WMS) requirement/Supplies necessary to meet approved stock durations and production for British American Tobacco West Africa Area are achieved. Support in the management of total pipeline inventory to keep the cash flow within budget. Maintain adequate relationship with the NPI delivery managers, Commercial and other stakeholders within Operations.

Key Accountabilities

Business Results

  • Track all planned New Product Introduction (NPI) projects and provide relevant reports and updates in all Area and Regional meetings.
  • Support 100% OTIF delivery on all new launches and missiles.
  • Manage all material inventory for New Product Introduction (NPI) projects to help eliminate exceptional cost and write offs
  • Phase out and introduce new materials according to agreed time lines without significant impact on production and supply of finished goods.
  • Continuously review business processes and identify opportunities for improvement in business efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Implement all planned changes effectively and deliver within budget.
  • Represent the Operations function at the weekly teleconference meetings with the Regional New Product Introduction (NPI) Delivery Team
  • Manage the delivery of all Operations activities with the New Product Introduction (NPI) process
  • Coordinate the monthly status meetings within the Operations function
  • Ensure there is no control break downs within the New Product Introduction (NPI) Planning function.

People Results

  • Embed continuous improvement culture in the planning process
  • Participate effectively in all coaching and formal training programs
  • Effective participation in developing IDP and implementation of same as agreed with line manager.
  • Effective working relationships should be maintained with internal and external stakeholders to ensure smooth progress and ultimately prompt delivery of projects.

Essential requirements    

  • BSc or HND in Sciences or any relevant field
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Working knowledge of SAP Systems – TaO
  • Working understanding of MRP/ERP principle.
  • Understanding of Factory constraints and complexities.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good understanding of inventory management principles.
  •  Flexibility and adaptability to change.
  • Good presentation skills.


Global Graduate (Operations)


Job purpose and key deliverables    

A global leader with more than 200 brands in over 200 markets; we bring together the world’s brightest and best minds, that’s why we value uniqueness.

If you’re driven, passionate, ambitious and courageous, our Global Graduate Programme will help you achieve your potential.

Our Global Graduate Programme (Operations) enables you develop exceptional skills – a deep understanding of the dynamics of the market you operate in and how the BAT Operations work to achieve outstanding business results. It offers you the opportunity to challenge yourself on international projects, network with graduates from around the world and strengthen your leadership skills, through participation in our Global Academy and with the support of your dedicated Coach and Mentor.

This is a real job from day one. One in a tough and fast-paced environment that will stretch you to the limits – you’ll progress from graduate to manager in 12 months!

Essential requirements    

  • Do you have a university degree in Mechanical Engineering?
  • Are you a recent graduate within the last 3 years, with a high-performance academic track record – minimum of Second Class Upper division or equivalent?
  • Have you completed the National Youth Service (NYSC)?
  • Do you have excellent verbal and written communication skills in English?
  • Are you ambitious, resilient and more proactive than others when it comes to learning new things?

If yes, an inspiring journey awaits you here at BAT. The question is; Are you up to the challenge?

Show what you’re made of… Join our 2016 Global Graduate Programme



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