Wednesday, 2 January 2013

PZ Cussons Nigeria Job Vacancies 2013 - How To Apply

PZ Cussons Plc is a FTSE 250 listed Consumer Products Group based in the UK, with operations in Africa, Asia and Europe.

logo pz cussons image

 We seek application from suitable qualified candidates for the below listed positions;

Sourcing Manager (Packaging) 

Packaging - Lagos

The Role: Sourcing Manager (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. ·  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

Closing date: 25 Jan 2013
Click here to apply



All Business Units - Lagos

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.

Closing date: 25 Jan 2013
Click here to apply


Shift Manager

HPZ - All States

The successful candidate will be required to: 
  • Lead the shift to achieve operational excellence in the key performance indicators(OEE, LTAs, Conversion cost, Quality defect, Absenteeism)
  • Drive improvements in the shift through effective leadership of the team thereby creating a conducive atmosphere for innovation.
  • Ensure that packing hall operates according to world class standards-safety training ,TPM, Housekeeping, Shift changeovers, Plant utilization, etc.
  • Train his team members whenever necessary and ensuring effective skill development through out the shift.
  • Ensure Proper documentation of all key KPIs including training records.
  • Ensure that necessary templates for monitoring plant output and other performance criteria are updating regularly by the team.
  • Check all aspects of wastages and losses which impact negatively on departmental overheads and offering corrective actions to mitigate these.
  • Champion Margin improvement activities in the department.
  • Lead by example and showing the way in the use of PPEs resumption times, behaviour under stressful conditions, weekend attendance, compliance with the Organisations procedures, etc.
  • Provide regular update of Short Interval Control(SIC)  log sheet and enforce corrective actions to address issues arising from packing hall operation on a timely basis.
  • Ensure full observation of all MPL processes in the packing hall and encouraging the direct reports to do same.
  • Ensure full availability of all packing machines at all times to ensure optimum production rates in packing hall are sustained.
 The Person: The Right candidate must     
  • Have a minimum qualification: BSc (Chemical engineering, Mechanical Eng,Materials Eng), or any other relevant Engineering or Management Discipline.
      ·         Must be good on Microsoft Office – Excel & Word 
  • Have a strong communication skills.
  • Be very good in handling numbers/figures.
  • Have the ability to spot improvement opportunities fast.
  • Have good time management skills.
  • Have good interpersonal, leadership and technical Skills
        Closing date: 25 Jan 2013
Click here to apply


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.
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Closing date: 25 Jan 2013
Click here to apply

Safety, Health & Environment Manager

All Business Units - All States

The successful candidate will be required to   
  • Create safety awareness actions on site and enforce safety measures and guidelines.
  • Conduct safety inductions for new employees, attachés, youth corps members and contractors on site.
  • Perform risk assessment and ensure that permit to work system is enforced.
  • Engage in daily routine safety inspections of the site.
  • Ensure that all activities are carried out in such a manner that minimizes the risks to employees, contractors, property and equipment.
  • Provide site risk management audits of the site and enforcement/implementation of the reports.
  • Manage team and individual performance through regular reviews, monitoring objectives and ensuring development needs are identified and actioned
  • Conduct toolbox talks, counselling, coaching and training of the workforce in various risk management activities.
 ·         Investigate all accidents, near-misses, fire outbreaks and write reports. 

  • Undertake accident/incident investigations as the needs arise and implement remedial/preventive actions against re-occurrence of such (accident/incident)
 ·         Engage in fire drills.  
·         Produce monthly risk management reports and statistics including Frequency Rate (FR) and Severity rate (SR).
 ·         Enforce strict compliance with the Risk Management Manual  
·         Contribute to the update of the procedures and guidelines in the risk management manual as needed from time to time.  
The Person: The Right candidate must 
 ·         Possess B.Sc. Mech. Engineering
·         Be a Computer expertise in MS Word, MS Excel and PowerPoint, especially ISO 9000
·         Have 3 - 5 years minimum work experience
·         Have excellent oral and written communication skills

Closing date: 25 Jan 2013
Click here to apply

Factory Accountant

HPZ - All States

 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 
Closing date: 25 Jan 2013
Click here to apply


Someone Might Need This, Why Don't You Share Or Tweet Using Our Facebook/Twitter Button.


Disclaimer: Note that we make every effort to verify the authenticity of our daily posts, we encourage our readers to also confirm before application. Our advice for you is never to pay any amount of money to any recruiter for job aid or educational consultant for admission aid.
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Get Exclusive Job Alert And Educational News From Us!

Join Over 100,000 Registered Subscribers Today.

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner | Follow Us On Twitter | Like Our Facebook Fan Page

Register Now To Get Quality Job Vacancies, Educational News, And Articles Update.