PZ Cussons Nigeria Jobs


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: 12 Oct 2012
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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: 12 Oct 2012
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QUALITY IMPROVEMENT MANAGER
All Business Units – All States
The Role: Quality 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: 12 Oct 2012
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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: 12 Oct 2012
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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: 12 Oct 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.

• A CAN DO attitude, exhibiting our core values – COURAGE,ACCOUNTABILITY, NETWORKING, DRIVE and ONENESS
Closing date: 12 Oct 2012
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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: 12 Oct 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: 12 Oct 2012
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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: 12 Oct 2012
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