Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Project Manager, Grow Africa at Unilever Nigeria

Unilever Nigeria Plc is recruiting to fill the job position below;Project Manager, Grow Africa at Unilever Nigeria

Job Title: Project Manager, Grow Africa

Location: Lagos

Main Job Purpose

(A concise statement setting out the main purpose and objectives of the job.)

The Grow Africa team (Procurement, Plantations, Sustainable Sourcing) is responsible for driving the identification and delivery of strategic partnerships, multi-stakeholder approaches and the sourcing of value-added agricultural products to meet our growing raw material requirements at globally competitive costs.

The job holder will be responsible for developing and driving Grow Africa projects in Africa, primarily in Nigeria, Cote D’Ivoire and Ghana in West Africa & Ethiopia, Rwanda and Mozambique in East Africa to create sustainable agriculture supply chains, which deliver against Unilever’s commitments to the G8 under the Grow Africa initiative, and other agriculture supply chains that can be developed to deliver raw materials to the business.

The incumbent will be responsible for liaising with the implementing partners on the ground, the public sector, international funding agencies, and other private organizations in designing and executing the projects.

Key Accountabilities

(Please describe the responsibilities and end results that would be expected.)

  • Leading projects to fulfil Unilever’s commitments to the G8, Grow Africa and the New Alliance
  • Identifying opportunities for raw material sourcing from Africa
  • Working closely with the Procurement and Category teams, to develop strategically, concepts of where Unilever should create supply chains within Africa
  • Identifying strategic partners and multi-stakeholder approaches to develop appropriate joint ventures
  • Developing certifiable, traceable and sustainable business models
  • Leveraging public private partnerships and government incentives
Experience Required

(Please detail essential and desirable experience, including no. of years.)

Essential
  • 5-10 years procurement / supply chain / finance related experience
  • Degree required – multi discipline but finance, supply chain and / or agriculture preferred
  • Previous experience – Supplier Development in Agriculture
  • Procurement skills including supply market intelligence and analysis, supply strategy development and implementation, managing alliances, relationships and negotiation.
  • Project management skills, business process experience will be a key advantage
  • Good Interpersonal skills to manage external & internal stakeholders
Key Skills
  • Fluency in English is a must. French would be an asset
  • Financial analysis & project management
  • Highly skilled at negotiations and political influencing
  • Must be a diplomatic, self-starter with a strong bias for action and entrepreneurial mindset.
  • Must be a strong executor
  • Must be able to work independently and virtually.
  • Must lead both processes and people across a broad and diverse geographic and business environment.
Travel

(Please make it clear if the job will require travel within the country or abroad and give an idea of how often the candidate will need to be away from home.)
  • Must be able to travel frequently around the region and continent
Contacts

(Please list any internal and external contacts arising from the job.)

Internal
  • External Affairs Director to establish and assist in interaction with government and donor funding organizations
  • Procurement managers across the organization and specifically in Africa, to source the output from JV’s and/or partners
  • Procurement Operations to ensure demand is established and verified for the long term as the backbone of the supply chain
  • SC Capability Teams to help deliver on new vertically integrated factories
  • Legal & Finance Business Partners
External Contacts
  • Public sector
  • Government officials
  • Government consultants
  • Inter-governmental bodies (WEF, Grow Africa, G8)
  • Donor funding organizations
  • Sustainability Certifying bodies
  • Other 3P private enterprises
  • Partners in supply chains
  • Agricultural companies
  • Geographies
  • Spanning West Africa, but specifically: Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Ghana, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Mozambique
  • Stakeholders – the Grow Africa program is being directly monitored by the CEO’s office, External Affairs, CSCO and CPO
Reporting Channel

(Please show where the job lies within the department, including superior(s) & subordinate(s).)
  • Strategy Director, Supply Chain Africa (line manager is based in J’burg, SA)
Skill Profile
N/A : Not Applicable BA: Basic Appreciation WK: Working Knowledge FO: Fully Operational LE: Leading Edge

How to apply
Interested candidates should;
Click here to apply

Application Deadline Date
18th August, 2018.

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