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Latest Recruitment At The Nigerian Bottling Company Ltd

Date Posted: 23/Jul/2014
Deadline: 06/Aug/2014

The Nigerian Bottling Company Ltd is one of the biggest companies in the non-alcoholic beverage industry in the country and is the sole franchise bottler of The Coca-Cola Company in Nigeria.

Our company serves approximately 160 million people by producing and distributing a unique portfolio of quality brands, bringing passion to marketplace implementation, and demonstrating leadership in corporate social responsibility.

Our company
NBC Ltd started operations in Nigeria in 1951. Based in the city of Lagos, we operate 13 bottling plants across the country. In addition, we channel products through 59 warehouses and distribution centers.

We employ about 4,800 people and indirectly support the jobs of up to more than a million more in our value chain.

We aim to be our customers’ most preferred supplier, and conduct programmes to support more than 450,000 customers who sell our products to consumers.

Our company is part of the Coca-Cola Hellenic Group , one of the largest bottlers of The Coca-Cola Company’s products in the world, and the biggest in Europe. Coca-Cola Hellenic operations span 28 countries , serving more than 570 million people. The company is headquartered in Athens and listed on the Athens, New York, and London stock exchanges.

Product portfolio
We produce, sell and distribute a wide range of beverages, most of which are trademark products of The Coca-Cola Company. Our product portfolio consists of:

  • leading brands Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola light, Fanta and Sprite
  • local brands such as Schweppes, Five Alive, Limca and Eva

We continuously review opportunities to expand our product portfolio in order to offer consumers in Nigeria an increasing range of choices. Every measure is taken to ensure that our products are of the highest quality.

Plant Logistics Manager



The Logistics Manager oversees the logistics operations of plants and depots located by the plants. He/she is also to manage, organize, control and coordinate all activities relating to Haulage, distribution, fleet and warehousing in the plant/depots



ü  Enforce operational procedures for real time activities such as verification of incoming and outgoing shipments, handling of materials and keeping warehouse inventory - finished  goods and raw materials.

ü  Ensure proper control and reduction of the cost related to logistics in both plant and depots

ü  Maintain spending within budget guidelines to support overall financial targets and business loss management.

ü  Inspect physical condition of warehouse and equipment and  ensure maintenance of clean, orderly and safe warehouse in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practice (housekeeping).

ü  Manage plant supply chain infrastructure, raw materials, bottles and full products, warehousing providing high quality products availability and accurate load compliance to the plant commercial team.

ü  Support plant depot operations with product supplies to forestall out of stock situations.

ü  Provide strong leadership, training and management for direct reports to deliver high standard results.

ü  Manage compliance with service level agreements (SLAs) with internal and 3PLs

ü  Implement and monitor waste minimization initiatives

ü  Responsible for ensuring efficient support to production lines with material requirement and provision of adequate storage space for both Finished Goods and Materials

ü  Manage vehicle utilization and efficiency to achieve target turn-round around time and fuel consumption.

ü  Work Cross-functionally with all departments to ensure quality and maximal productivity

ü  Drive operational efficiency through process checks and SAP knowledge retention and exploitations.



Cost management:

ü  Benchmark financial performance within the Coca-Cola Hellenic.

ü  Cost reporting with variance analysis and improvement opportunities

ü  Match cost with volume of activities in relation to Annual Budget Plan(ABP)


Key deliverables:

ü  Projects management

ü  Accurate measurement and reporting of KBIs

ü  Effective coordination of delivery men / trucks to optimise cost and deliver qualitative customer service to the esteemed dealers

ü  Maintain standards on Logistics Haulage/distribution and Safety etc

ü  Build succession plan

Team Development:

ü  Administration:

  • Monitors employees attendance and share the report with HR
  • Track employees working condition as related to sick leave granted with records sent to HR

ü  People management:

  • Conduct On-The-Job Training, feedback to associates to improve productivity and performance of the team
  • Identify training and development needs and appropriately addresses them;
  • Maintain approved manning of termed employees
  • Performance management, Individual objective setting, Competences assessment & Individual Development Plans
  • Periodic assessment of  labour and fire safety policies


Key Areas


ü  Function strategy execution

ü  Operational planning

ü  Problem solving

ü  Productivity

ü  Compliance (Full Scope, TCCMS, SOX Audit etc.)

ü  Crisis management  (IMCR)

ü  Process/procedure/systems implementation


Business/ Financial

ü  Cost control

ü  Customer Satisfaction Index

ü  Sales, volume

ü  KBI Deliverables


People Development

ü  Team strength

ü  Coaching and mentoring

ü  Succession



ü  Change leadership

ü  Function capability

ü  Engagement satisfaction

ü  Vision

ü  Performance culture


Growth & Innovation

ü  New methods, applications and processes

ü  Support new projects

ü  New ideas

ü  New replicable initiatives


Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

ü  Health, Safety & Environment

ü  Policy dissemination

ü  Coca-Cola Hellenic (CCH)Values

ü  Social responsibility awareness creation/behaviour



ü  Cross-functional teamwork

ü  Internal / External Customers.

ü  Functional stakeholders (peers, manager, functional community)

ü  Opinion leaders and other important stakeholders

ü  Coca-Cola System (TCCS)

ü  Relationship at all levels of the function

ü  Union/Work Management


Technical Skills Required

Distribution Management

ü  People Management

ü  Truck Utilization and Optimization techniques

ü  Inventory Techniques


Financial skills

ü  Delivery Cost understanding, monitoring and analysis

ü  Budgeting

ü  Financial interpretation of operations


Performance management and development

ü  Assess Skill Levels and Gaps of Individuals within team

ü  Support sales assessment and delivery plans

ü  Understands and recommend solutions from a broad set of development alternatives

ü  Effective succession plan.

ü  Building of leadership skills through focus, vision and people development


Education level                

BSC/HND degree - Social Sciences or any numerate courseChartered membership of Logistics institutes or MBA will provide added advantage.

Experience needed


Desired candidate profile

Qualification: Education:

BSC/HND degree - Social Sciences or any numerate course. Professional : Chartered membership of Logistics institutes or MBA will provide added advantage. Experience: At least 7 years experience cognate experience in leadership roles of both inbound and outbound spectrum of Logistics of any manufacturing company or related Third Party companies

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