Monday, November 5, 2012

PZ Cussons Nigeria Jobs (3 Positions)Part 1


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

Factory Accountant

HPZ – Lagos 


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.  

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

Closing date: 16 Nov 2012