Saturday, April 9, 2011

GlaxoSmithKline Graduate & Experience Job Vacancies (6 positions)

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is one of the world's leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies. We have a challenging and inspiring mission to improve the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer.
With a firm foundation in science, we discover, develop, manufacture and distribute prescription medicines, vaccines and consumer healthcare products. In pursuance of our growth objectives opportunity now exists for bright and talented individuals to join our company as:

1.)  Marketing Manager (OTC)

Core Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conceptualize and develop strategic brand equity building effort priorities and annual category plans
  • Follow through implementations of the category plans to ensure attainment of business objectives
  • Initiate, manage & roll out key projects within category or as advised by management
  • Facilitate a working environment that fosters teamwork; trains and coach brand manager in marketing
  • Ensure strategic, efficient and effective management of brand A & P to achieve annual objectives.
Job Requirements Education
  • A good degree in Pharmacy from a reputable University
  • Post graduate qualification(s) and relevant experiences
  • A minimum of 8 years post NYSC
  • A minimum of 5 years of managing brands.
  • 1-2 years managing brand team
  • Experience in managing the marketing mix

2.)  Brand Manager

Core Duties and Responsibilities
  • Assist in the development of Market Activation Plans (MAPs) for brand in line with the agreed Growth
  • Priorities and Brand Vision work with Customer Marketing to ensure flawless execution of promotions.
  • Facilitate a working environment that fosters teamwork with the Extended Brand Team members (Trio) to ensure timely implementation of project plans.
  • Take ownership of brands and other assigned strategic functions that may relate to category
Job Requirements

  • A very good first degree from a reputable University. An MBA is an added advantage
  • 1-5 years working experience.
  • Selling experience is an advantage a strong general business knowledge
  • Good knowledge of the advertising, media and marketing research disciplines

3.)  National Sales Capability Manager

Core Duties and Responsibilities
  • Train and develop of sales Staff including Territory Managers and Account Managers
  • Facilitate training for the Customer Marketing and Modem Trade team, by identifying external training programmes both within and outside the company
  • Work with Managers to identify, develop and deliver solutions for current training requirements as determined by the Training Needs Analysis
  • Co-ordinate the Sales Induction Programme for all new joiners in the Sales Department
  • Effectively manage costs within the assigned annual Training Budget
Job Requirements


A very good first degree from a reputable University

  • Proven FMCG sales experience of at least 7 -8years
  • Leadership role of a Territory/Region Manager
  • Prior Training role
  • Broad in-depth knowledge of sales teams, people development and training-needs analysis.
  • Understanding of the FMCG environment, distributors, retailers and selling reps
  • Ability to interact and strategically use KOL's in the delivery of training content

4.)  Sales Business Development Manager

Core Duties and Responsibilities
  • Generate Actionable MIS for the sales function
  • Run in-depth analysis at brand and geography level to identify business growth opportunity
  • Analyze syndicated research data to generate actionable MIS
  • Analyze forecast & stock plan
  • Delivers presentations and proposals
  • Maintain extensive knowledge of current market conditions.
Job Requirements

  • A very good first degree from a reputable University
  • 2 to 3 years experience
  • Industrial Knowledge
  • Proven revenue generation
  • Sales experience

5.)  Customer Services Representatives.

Core Duties and Responsibilities
  • Achieve Partner Account Sales Targets ( Volume and Value)
  • Forecasting/Stock planning
  • Build and maintain relationship with retailers
  • Coaching and train Partner’s sales team.
Job Requirements

  • A very good first degree / HND in any of the Sciences, Social Sciences or other relevant disciplines from reputable institutions
  • Key Accounting Management
  • Territory Management
We seek candidates nationwide for this role. Specific locations of interest include: Maiduguri, Yola, Sokoto, Gombe, Jalingo, Birnin Kebbi, Kadunna, Kogi and Jos.

6.)  Sourcing Group Manager.

Core Duties and Responsibilities
  • Management of Purchase to Pay Process
  • Implementation of Sourcing Group Management Process
  • Conduct contract negotiation & management
  • Ensuring supplier management and development
Job Requirements

  • A very good first degree / HND In Business Administration / Social Sciences Degree and procurement qualification.
  • An MBA / ACA, Technical and professional certification, membership of the professional Procurement Institute will be advantageous
  • 5-7 years cognate experience in a similar role in an FMCG I multinational company an in-depth knowledge of the supply base and business requirements

GlaxoSmithKline assures a great working experience in a stimulating and challenging environment.

Application Deadline
19th April, 2011

Method of Application

Interested candidates should forward up-to-date resumes in Word format (*.doc) or (*.docx) to: indicating the role as the Subject matter.
Only electronic applications in the prescribed format will be considered.