Current Opportunities at PZ Cussons

PZ Cussons is a dynamic consumer products group and innovator of some of the world’s best known and loved brands. Calling on over 130 years of expertise, we operate internationally in carefully selected developed and emerging markets that present the greatest strategic potential for future growth. Our world-class supply chain and distribution networks enable us to meet our global consumer needs and deliver quality brands that add value and enhance everyday lives.

We are recruiting to fill the positions below:

 

Job Title: Warehouse Manager

Reference ID: JR000054
Location: Ikorodu, Lagos
Employment Type: Full Time

Principal Accountabilities

  • Management of inventory and control of raw materials, packaging materials, Engineering spares and accountable for the efficient receipt and Issuance of materials/spares to achieve set objectives and ensuring Fraud-free distribution operations.
  • Build and maintain effective customer service relationship both with Internal and external stakeholders.
  • Engage, develop and closely follow up on the training and development needs of team in order to enhance and embed productivity in the Warehouse in line with departmental objectives.
  • Maintain acceptable standard of safety and housekeeping
  • Responsible for ensuring efficient services support to refinery, Packing lines and logistics to maximize operational efficiency and support the supply chain activities.
  • Manage warehouse team to operate within set procedures, inventory Management and warehousing best practices in accordance with Warehouse management standards.

EMS, OHSMS and FSSC Responsibilities

  • Implement and comply with EMS/FSSC/OHS requirements relating to environmental aspects and impacts and other policies, procedures and /or regulations applicable to assigned jobs
  • Understand the potential consequences of departure from specified OHS procedures or legal requirements.
  • Ensure prompt escalation (adequate communication) of any food safety related issues to any FSTM, FSTL and or next line of reporting manager.
  • Understand and apply the intent of the EMS/FSSC/OHS policy and requirements to assigned jobs
  • Understand roles, responsibilities, and the importance of conformity to the EMS/FSSC/OHS requirements.
  • Understand the significant environmental aspects and related actual or potential impacts associated with their work, and the environmental benefits of improved personal performance

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

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  • First Degree in any discipline
  • 5 – 7 years of experience
  • Masters in Logistics or SCM will be an added advantage
  • Significant experience in warehouse/logistics management
  • Good understanding of inventory planning (FIFO, FEFO, LIFO).

Job Context & Special Features:

  • Ability to take decision decisively and Good sense of judgment.
  • Ability to grasp complex concepts easily.
  • Ability to motivate co-workers, colleagues and others.
  • Ability to display self-confidence
  • Ability to operate in a systematic and logical manner.
  • Pay attention to minute detail.
  • Excellent planning, negotiating, and organizing skills.
  • Great physical health.

Internal & External Relationships:

  • External: Suppliers and third party transporters
  • Internal: Planning & Procurement Team, Factory, Outbound Logistics, Finance team, Sales team, Marketing team.

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Internal Audit Manager

Job Code: JR000177
Location: Nigeria Head Office

Responsibilities

  • Providing independent assurance over all PZ Cussons Africa operations including Demand; Supply operations; and Support Functions on the effectiveness of risk management and control procedures across the business and to highlight any particular risk areas
  • Deliver the annual audit and risk plan approved by the audit committee to quality standards and on budget.
  • Apply a rigorous and efficient risk-based audit approach which delivers robust assurance on the effectiveness of risk management and control measures.
  • Deliver insights that are highly valued, identify root causes, share best practices and lead to business improvement.
  • Able to understand an issue or complex problem, the key drivers behind it, and then define an action plan to address these key drivers, finding a sustainable solution
  • Perform scheduled and unscheduled (spot checks) audit visits to RDCs/Depots and factories spread across Africa.
  • Development, review and update of internal audit programs and audit guidelines.
  • Hold the business to account for delivering and embedding great quality risk management.
  • Build and manage great relationships with business partners, providing insights and challenges that enable them to proactively manage performance.

Knowledge / Skills / Qualifications / Technical / Professional Experience

  • Qualified Accountant and/or MBA, or professional qualification (ACA, ACCA, CPA, CISA, CIA) or equivalent experience in one of the above is beneficial. Experience in use of Computer aided audit techniques (CAATS) and data analysis tools is beneficial.
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience, including in a multinational (ideally multicultural/multilingual) corporate environment, with exposure to some of the following areas:
    • Internal / external audit with detailed understanding of governance, risk management and internal controls.
    • Risk based auditing, including the ability to review core financials and business data to identify potential risks and insights.
    • In-depth understanding of business processes and systems.
  • Project and change management – reviewing and assessing the impact of change on people and concluding on critical risks and steps to effectively manage those risks.
  • Root cause analysis and insights generation – understanding an issue or complex problem, the key drivers behind it, and then defining an action plan to address these key drivers, finding a sustainable solution.
  • Project management skills with experience of managing and delivering different priorities.
  • Relationship management and business partnering skills – proven experience of building, developing and sustaining relationships with key stakeholders, especially senior management.
  • People management skills – ability to influence and direct where appropriate.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively at all levels both internally and externally (written and verbal).

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Regional Sales Manager

Reference ID: JR000127
Location: Kano
Level: Grade 4
Employment Type: Full Time
Department: Commercial

Department Strategic Objectives

  • Lead in the delivery of customer and field sales business objectives towards the achievement of the overall organization business and growth objectives.

Job Purpose

  • Lead the field sales team to deliver agreed business objectives including brilliant execution of sales and channel marketing activities within assigned regions.

Context / Scope

  • A key contributor to the success of the PZ Wilmar commercial strategic plan with an effective and flexible field sales force; demonstrating industry leadership in both volume driving and brand building activities

Principal Accountabilities:

  • The key outputs of the job
  • List in priority order if possible, typically 8-10
  • NOT a task list
  • Any requirement for organizing & planning including own work and the allocation of resources
  • Typical decisions made and if they are advisory or directly responsible for the outcome.

Responsibilities

  • Manage the activities of the field sales team in North Region Ensure achievement of agreed business targets/KPIs for the Region (Top line, GM, focused brands, NPD, etc)
  • Achievement of the sales drivers objectives for the region Manage the operational budget and expenses of the region
  • Ensures our trade investment is deployed to gain full return on our investment.
  • Provide input in the development of the overall country field sales/route to market strategy and implement agreed strategy in assigned region
  • Actively participate and provide inputs into the commercial plan process, support development and implementation of channel, category and consumer plans to achieve the overall field sales objectives
  • Feed into the demand planning process to optimize the quality and accuracy of our business planning process
  • Ensure development of careers and coaching of reports in assigned region. Work with other leadership team to identify and develop successive business leaders.

Measurement / Performance Indicators

  • Target vis Actual performance (month/yearly) eg (Top line, GM, Focus Brands, NPD, Distribution etc)
  • Timely and effective execution of field sales activities
  • Quality of Field sales team
  • Field sales expenses vs budge
  • Quality of implementation of field sales/route to market strategy.
  • Coach and development plan implementation.

Reporting Relationships:

  • Peer Relationships
  • Attach organization chart showing manager and direct reports as well as peers
  • Reports to: Head of Sales
  • Direct reports are: Area Sales Manager
  • Peers are: other Regional Sales Managers

Internal & External Relationships:

  • Identify the most significant ones
  • Attach a preferred suppliers list if available
  • Detail which networks the jobholder will be part of e.g. finance, category
  • Heads of  Sales
  • Key distributor/ Customers
  • Government agencies within the region
  • PZ Marketing & Sales Network.
  • Head of Department (Marketing/Supply Chain/Finance/HR)
  • Line Mangers (Performance Management, recruitment, induction)

Qualifications

  • First Degree in any discipline
  • Post Graduate Degree will be an added advantage.

Experiences (What experience brings success to this role):

  • 8-10 years in sales and over this period has successfully delivered on KPIs
  • Experience in either Channel, Customer or field sales Management
  • Demonstrated success in other roles
  • Demonstrated ability to coach and develop a team
  • Has people management experience.
  • Sales experience in the North for at least 7 years and has a very good understanding of the territory, consumers and their behaviours
  • Strong command of Hausa Language

Knowledge (What does the person need to know):

  • Knowledge of Business strategy development
  • Working knowledge of core commercial planning

Process (IMEX, CPM, Battle Plan, Risk & Opps, RiRo, SLOBS):

  • Knowledge of Field Sales, Channel and Distributor Management
  • Good knowledge of channel structure and opportunities.

Functional or Technical / Business Skills (What can  the holder do):

  • Commercial Acumen: Proven Strength
  • Customer Management: Proven Strength
  • Negotiation Skills: Mastery
  • Channel Strategy: Proven Strength
  • Presentation & Communication: Proven Strength
  • Leadership Skills: Proven Strength.
  • In Market Execution: Proven Strength
  • Selling skills: Mastery
  • Sales Drivers: Mastery

Job Context & Special Features:

  • Explain any special features or context in which the job operates
  • Detail any language or mobility requirements.
  • Previous experience of working in a food industry (preferably edible oil sector) would be advantageous.

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Finance Analyst

Job Code: JR000136
Location: Nigeria Head Office

Responsibilities

  • Collate and review Tradex Assumptions
  • Collate and review overheads assumptions
  • Update Assumptions on BPC
  • Tradex monthly/Quarterly/Yearly reviews loading and reconciliation
  • Secondary sales force salaries/Customer reimbursement reviews
  • Agreed promotions set up
  • Distributors Lease reviews and reconciliations
  • Dotted responsibilities on Bank Guarantee
  • Overheads controls, reviews, and reclasses
  • Customer Monthly account statement
  • M&C Management: Control and reporting
  • Customer Health Check
  • Tradex agreement setup
  • Export customers / Salesman commission reviews.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree / HND in Finance, Accounting, or any other related field
  • Membership of any of the following accounting bodies such as ICAN, ACCA, CIMA, CFA and ICAEW with emphasis on those who have completed their exams.
  • Strong analysis and stock accounting experience required
  • Proficiency in MS Office tools
  • Sound Knowledge of accounting and financial principles and practices
  • Strong behavioural and interpersonal skills.
  • 3 – 5 years minimum work experience
  • FMCG, Manufacturing experience preferred

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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