15 Sep 2012

Full-Time PZ Nigeria current Vacancies

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Job Description

SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGER
All Business Units – Lagos

The Role: Supply Manager

The successful candidate will be required to:

Create an optimized rolling 24 month supply plan (in conjunction with materials and factory teams) that takes into account the demands and constraints of domestics and export forecasts, materials supply, stock targets and production efficiencies and capacities.

Supply scenarios planning

Give monthly update of TM1 system (actual supply, opening stocks, CIRL’s supply planning, 13 week plans).

Create an optimized rolling 13 weeks production plan (MPS) ( in conjunction with materials and factory teams) that takes into account the demands and constraints of domestics and export forecasts, materials supply, stock targets and production efficiencies and capacity.

Set and quarterly review CIRL’s/DIRL’s in conjunction with customer services champion and demand manager.

Confirm work orders or schedules, progress chase/pursue and ensure that stock is maintained at agreed levels required to buffer against demand variability.

Monitor finished goods stocks level against current and future requirement taking action on any foreseen shortage and excesses.

Communicate with local purchasing and imported materials supply teams to expedite /de-expedite materials as indicated by the MPS.

Conduct regular production capacity assessments to ensure RCCP is always based on latest data.

Liaise closely with factory staff to ensure that any short term changes made ao accommodate actual production or materials constraints do not adversely affect the overall plan.

Monitor Production to plan performance and coordinate action for improvement with supply chain colleagues and factory management.
The Person:

The right candidate must:

Possess B.SC in sciences/engineering, an MBA will be an added advantage
Possess minimum of 3-5 years work experience in planning and logistics
Have a detailed knowledge of the production planning and purchasing process together with the understanding of company portfolio of materials and suppliers
Have a good knowledge of the rules, regulations and practices pertaining to sourcing/importing/purchasing from sources will be advantageous
Be familiar with stock control techniques and issues.
Have a deep experience of MRP II techniques and systems
Have a detailed knowledge of vendor management principles and practices
Have a high negotiating power.
Have a CANDO attitude, exhibiting our core values – COURAGE, ACCOUNTABILITY, NETWORKING, DRIVE, ONENESS
Please note that only shortlisted candidates would be contacted
Closing date: 20 Sep 2012

 

TECHNICAL MANAGER
Soap and Detergent – All States

The Role: Technical Manager: The successful candidate will be required to:

 

Interface between the Factory and Marketing/NPD/R&D in terms of identifying plant, equipment and materials requirements to meet both NPD and MI objectives

Be responsible for the QC/QA function as it relates to Personal care factories.

Continue process development and optimisation of existing plant and processes to reduce conversion cost and improve efficiency

Continue process development and optimisation of existing plant and processes to delivery the product quality expected by the market

Develop of MI opportunities through process optimisation/rationalisation in conjunction with local R&D and the Personal Care Network

To liaise with supply chain to ensure raw material quality meets plant requirements

Conduct internal auditing of processes to ensure that safe operating conditions/environment are maintained

Development of business proposals for future developments in conjunction with senior management in Nigeria and UK

Be a member of the Personal care category team
The Person: The Right candidate must

· Have B.Tech/B.Eng Chemical Engineering · Have a minimum of 10 years experience in Personal care manufacturing industries that includes creams, lotions, jellies, floor wash, dish wash etc.

· Exposure to soaps and/or detergents manufacturing will be an added advantage. · Be a Computer expertise especially in MS Word, MS Excel , Access, PowerPoint.

· Have excellent oral and written communication skills

Have a CAN DO attitude, exhibiting our core values – COURAGE, ACCOUNTABILITY, NETWORKING, DRIVE and ONENESS.
Closing date: 20 Sep 2012

 

FINANCIAL CONTROLLER
All Business Units – Lagos

FINANCIAL CONTROLLER

The successful candidate will be required to:

· Provide financial leadership to the business, and oversee the controls, budgets and act as an interface with accounting.

· Ensure that financial targets are met and drive the business planning process.

· On a monthly basis conduct balance sheet reconciliation reviews to highlight any profit risks and opportunities, and ensure that these get addressed.

· Drive category margins through SKU profitability assessments and reports.

· Drive the weekly financial reporting process and ensure effective weekly overhead controls.

· Ensure timely submission of budget and forecast to the group.

· Ensure spending controls are in place.

· Ensure that the company’s assets are safe-guarded by working closely with internal audit to ensure that appropriate levels of controls are in place and that any exposures are addressed.

The Person: The right candidate must possess:

ICAN, ACA or ACCA qualification.
At least 10 years post NYSC experience in an FMCG outfit.
Must have demonstrated experience in financial accounting, budget preparation as well as systems developments and financial controls.
Manufacturing and costing experience.
Critical to this position is interpersonal skills and effective communication both verbal and written.
Strong system knowledge of ERP and financial modelling tools. Mfg Pro and Hyperion experience would be an advantage.
Have a CAN DO attitude, exhibiting our core values – COURAGE, ACCOUNTABILITY, NETWORKING, DRIVE and ONENESS
Closing date: 20 Sep 2012

 

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 Person: The 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: 20 Sep 2012

 

MARKETING MANAGER
All Business Units – Lagos

The Role: MARKETING MANAGER:

The successful candidate will be required to:
§ Create, develop and implement category strategy to support the overall marketing strategy ensuring that the Pan African/Cross functional aspects are aligned

§ Initiate the NPD process ensuring that the NPI process requirements are managed and delivered according to targets (360 degree marketing)

§ Ensure category pricing supports brand positioning and is relevant to the competitive arena

§ Delivery of overall budgeted profitability by growing and sustaining category performance

§ Lead the selection of the appropriate trade channels

§ Explore and exploit new opportunities for the category portfolio

§ Monitor, control and report category performance through brand health indicators such as NNS, GM, MC & key consumer KPIs providing solutions to shortfalls

§ Approve category A&P plan within guidelines, creating and modifying as necessary to meet objectives

§ Proactively identify sources and resource needs to support category growth

§ Coach, manage and develop high performance teams, including sourcing brand managers

§ Responsible for ensuring ABM induction programme is appropriate

§ Proactively feed into and follow up on actions from the Business Planning process.

The Person: The Right candidate must

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

§ Have over 5 years Brand/category 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: 20 Sep 2012

 

Energy Generation & Distribution Manager
All Business Units – All States

The Role: Energy Manager: The successful candidate will be required to:

Maintain a reliable electrical supply on site with minimal power outages
Ensure maximum plant availability/ uptime
Establish service agreements with suppliers to improve reliability and minimize downtime.
Establish and carry out maintenance schedules to minimize impact i.e. during low demand periods
Review critical spares holding
Review and redefine the control philosophy using both manual and automatic systems to match supply with demand.
Develop communication/control system for pick up and drop off of large plant loads.
Effective communication with the site operating units (OU’s) to manage load demand
Develop a comprehensive understanding of site load profile so as to more closely match the generating capacity to the demand.
Develop a strategy for standby options in the event of unplanned breakdowns and loss of gas.
The Person: The Right candidate must
Have a knowledge of gas and diesel generation sets in stand alone (island) operation
Have electromechanical qualifications
Have a Knowledge of power demand and distribution .
· Have a CAN DO attitude, exhibiting our core values – COURAGE, ACCOUNTABILITY, NETWORKING, DRIVE and ONENESS.
Closing date: 20 Sep 2012

 

HEAD OF FINANCE SUPPLY CHAIN
All Business Units – Lagos

HEAD OF FINANCE SUPPLY CHAIN The successful candidate will be required to:

Provide all required financial support to the Manufacturing SBU and particularly the Managing Director in terms of financial leadership and guidance.

Ensure that all investment and sourcing proposals are fully analyzed with the financial impact being understood and the returns optimized.

Pro-actively seek ways to further drive the profitability of the SBU, via margin improvement initiatives and other tools.

Ensure that the monthly and yearly profit performance is tracked and that the status is explained to the management teams on a continuous basis

Ensure that proper spending controls are in place and that the unit is aware of the actual spending vs latest commitments.

Manage the overall costing process and ensure that the standard costs for current and new products reflect the true picture and that any changes are pro-actively reconciled and communicated.

Assess the impact on standard costs of raw material and other cost increases and ensure that these impacts are understood throughout the organization.

Together with the rest of the unit team, drive to optimize working capital.

Ensure that the company’s assets are safe-guarded by working closely with internal audit to ensure that appropriate levels of controls are in place and that any exposures are addressed.
The Person:
The right candidate must possess:

· ICAN, ACA or ACCA qualification.

· At least 10 years post NYSC experience in an FMCG outfit.

· Strong Costing and Stock Accounting experience.

· Very strong Factory Accounting and Supply Chain experience. The ideal candidate would have been finance responsible for a multi-site manufacturing structure.

· Critical to this position is interpersonal skills and effective communication both verbal and written.

· Strong system knowledge of ERP and financial modelling tools. Mfg Pro and Hyperion experience would be
Have a CAN DO attitude, exhibiting our core values – COURAGE, ACCOUNTABILITY, NETWORKING, DRIVE and ONENESSan advantage.

Closing date: 20 Sep 2012

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.

A CAN DO attitude, exhibiting our core values – COURAGE, ACCOUNTABILITY, NETWORKING, DRIVE and ONENESS
Closing date: 20 Sep 2012

CATEGORY BUYER (PACKAGING)

Packaging – All States

The Role: Category Buyer (Packaging):

The successful candidate will be required to:

· Forecast price movements of key materials to operating units to assist with local budgeting & financial plans. Complete regular reviews and annual adjustment to global cost projections to reflect market movements.

· Evaluate and analyse allocated portfolios. Lead and participate in cost re-engineering projects engaging both internal and external stakeholders within the group.

· Continually evaluate and analyse the supply market in the allocated portfolios to assist with management decision making, price control and budget preparation. Be aware of the major suppliers in the market and identify opportunities to reduce costs. Lead change management programmes in relation to local packaging portfolio.

· Perform negotiations on one’s own initiative, with occasional support from senior executives. Either by consultation or attendance if critical or high value

· Provide support to individuals within the local purchasing community and facilitate delivery of the local business objectives. Manage people in networked team environment.

· Participate in team development activities.Provide support to peers and buyers within the local network in the form of coaching or training in key activities/techniques which will strengthen the capability.

· Control expenditure to agreed financial targets. Assist as required with provision of data to new budget activity.

· Develop budgets for assigned portfolio, considering historic and future market price trends and the impact of changes to business and manufacturing strategy.

· Raise RFQ’s as required for assigned portfolio. Consideration of e-auction in line with e-sourcing strategy. Recognising that some materials/components will rely more on supplier relationship/development programmes. Develop e-auction plan where appropriate for more complex RFQ’s and joint leverage opportunities

The Person: The Right candidate must

· Have HND/B.Sc degree

· Have a minimum of 5 years working experience in a similar position
· Have an extensive knowledge that covers both commercial and technical facets across a diverse portfolio.
· Have the ability to manage multiple project based activities
· Be a Computer expertise especially in MS Word, MS Excel , Access, PowerPoint, MFG Pro
· Have a good knowledge of supplier Base Analysis
· Have a good Knowledge of Supply Chain Analysis and Business Forecasting
· Have excellent negotiation skills
· Have excellent oral and written communication skills
Have a CAN DO attitude, exhibiting our core values – COURAGE, ACCOUNTABILITY, NETWORKING, DRIVE and ONENESS
Closing date: 20 Sep 2012

 

MARKETING MANAGER, RETAIL
All Business Units – All States

The Role: Marketing Manager:

The successful candidate will be required to:
Responsible for marketing of the CoolWorld brand to achieve the targeted/budgeted sales.
Manages the product/item, retail price, promotion and markdown.
Drives and manage demand forecasting, merchandise, assortment and space planning and optimisation.
Develops annual marketing plan in conjunction with sales department, which details activities to follow during the fiscal year, which will focus on meeting organizational objectives.
To manage the Marketing Department Budget. Delivery of all marketing activity within agreed budget. Direction of marketing staff where budgets are devolved.
To manage all aspects of print production, receipt and distribution.
The achievement of frequent, timely and positive media coverage for Sales, and its programs across all available media.
Managing the entire product line life cycle from strategic planning to tactical activities.
Specifying market requirements for current and future products by conducting market research supported by on-going visits to customers and non-customers.
Analyzing potential partner relationships for CoolWorld product lines.
The Person: The Right candidate must:
Demonstrates technical marketing skills and product knowledge of CoolWorld products.
Have first degree in any discipline but with a MBA
Have 7-10 years marketing experience preferably with exposure in the retail industry or electronics
Have 4 years in managerial role
Knowledge of the Nigerian market is important.
· Have a CAN DO attitude, exhibiting our core values – COURAGE, ACCOUNTABILITY, NETWORKING, DRIVE and ONENESS.

Closing date: 20 Sep 2012

 

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: 20 Sep 2012

 

Commercial Export Sales Manager
All Business Units – All States

Commercial Export Sales Manager – Francophone West Africa

The successful candidate is required to:

Ensure clear company processes are in place.
Identify and appoint official country distributors in African markets and provide appropriate information for setting up new customers accounts in MFG in line with agreed distributor’s expectations.
Agree export prices / payment modalities / trading terms with customers in line with procedure.
Collect orders from customers and ensure product availability in site 18 on agreed time.
Establish proven customer payment from bank and prepare a proforma invoice of the order.
Arrange for registration of trademarks of products and all other documents in export countries.
Clarify any special requirements from customers and relate back to PZ.
Forward the proforma invoice to the export logistics department for loading / stuffing arrangement.
Follow up on customer order shipment until delivery for effective customer service.
Ensure good customer relationship management / regular status update.
Ensure alignment with S&OP and inclusion of export orders in the monthly forecast.
Arrange samples and send to customers for test marketing
The Person: The successful candidate is required to possess:
B.Sc. Purchasing and Supply or Social Sciences; MBA will be an advantage.
5 – 9 years working experience in a similar role.
Computer expertise especially in MS Word, MS Excel and PowerPoint.
Membership of Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM) Chartered.
Good knowledge of ports operations and the Nigerian freight system.
Good working relationship with NEPC, NACCIMA, MANEG.
Good knowledge of inventory management, planning and organising skills.
Good oral and written communication skills.
Fluency In French Language COMPULSORY.
CAN DO attitude, exhibiting our core values – COURAGE, ACCOUNTABILITY, NETWORKING, DRIVE, ONENESS.
Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted.
Closing date: 20 Sep 2012

 

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: 20 Sep 2012

 

COMMERCIAL FINANCE MANAGER
All Business Units – Lagos

COMMERCIAL FINANCE MANAGER The successful candidate will be required to:

Perform Strategic Planning and forecasting.

Perform Financial analysis and modelling of alternative brand/ route to market scenarios.

Provide Commercial financial reporting, challenge and analysis.

Ensure Controls and framework are in place.

Drive Team Development.

Be responsible for complying with legal, regulatory and other standards as directed by line management.
The Person: The right candidate must possess:
A minimum of 5 years post MBA or ACA

Broad range of commercial finance experience within FMCG

Proven business partnership and influencing skills with sales and marketing

Extensive leadership skills

Very high level of commercial acumen

Experience in promotional and marketing investment analysis

Excellent persuasive communication and analytical skills

Proven ability to influence at board level

Have a CAN DO attitude, exhibiting our core values – COURAGE, ACCOUNTABILITY, NETWORKING, DRIVE and ONENESS
Closing date: 20 Sep 2012

 

QUALITY IMPROVEMENT MANAGER
All Business Units – All States

The Role: Qualiyt Improvement Manager:

The successful candidate will be required to:
· Plan, agree and manage the outputs of the Quality Department against agreed business objectives maximising the utilisation of available resource and delivering those outputs to 100% standard of quantity, quality and time.

· Act as a source of business expertise in Quality control and quality assurance within the PZCUSSONS Nigeria supply chain Team.

· Determine and enforce, through all functional departments, quality requirements in accordance with company and customer needs, based on current regulations and standards.

· Develop and implement improvement programme to raise performance standards.

· Implement and maintain the company quality system, reporting on the performance of the system for review and as a basis for continuous improvement.

· Work with Production, Marketing, Purchasing and other Technical personnel to identify potential opportunities for improving manufacturing efficiencies, maximising cost effectiveness for all raw materials and components whilst maintaining agreed product standards.
· Conduct internal and external audits of suppliers and ensure effective relationships are developed.

· Provide leadership to the QA/QC department including operational QA support, budget and resource management.

· Ensure that the production and quality control of all products meets the appropriate standards.
The Person: The Right candidate must

· Have B.Sc or M.Sc degree in Chemical Engineering.

· Have a minimum of 10 years working experience in FMCG or similar environment

· Be a Computer expertise especially in MS Word, MS Excel ,Access, PowerPoint, MFG Pro

· Have excellent oral and written communication skills
· Have a CAN DO attitude, exhibiting our core values – COURAGE, ACCOUNTABILITY, NETWORKING, DRIVE and ONENESS.
Closing date: 21 Sep 2012

Job Categories: BSC Jobs, FMCG Jobs in Nigeria, Manager Jobs in Nigeria, and Sales and Marketing Jobs. Job Types: Full-Time.

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3 Responses to “PZ Nigeria current Vacancies”

  1. Comment made by Ekechi Kingsley E on Sep 17th 2012 at 3:47 am:

    i love to work with PZ

  2. Comment made by zeph on Sep 19th 2012 at 2:51 am:

    I am a Graduate of Biochemistry and would want to work for you.

  3. Comment made by VIJAY SUNDER on Oct 21st 2012 at 8:29 am:

    I have 30 years of experience in Sales and Marketing in FMCG.
    I have been working in Nigeria for the last 8 years in senior positions.

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