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Recruitment At Leading Multinational Cement Manufacturing Company

Date Posted: 13/Apr/2017
Deadline: 30/Apr/2017

Our client, a leading multinational cement manufacturing company, is recruiting suitably qualified candidates to fill the position below:

Procurement Reporting Manager

Job Ref: Process reporting
Reports To: Manager, Process & Performance Management

Job Summary

  • Manage Procurement reporting in coordination with global and regional leadership.
  • Provide reports and analysis in support of requirements for category management; initiatives & projects and general management.
  • The ideal candidate for this role should have an accounting background with experience in Procurement.

Main Activities/Responsibilities

  • Manage local components of the global Procurement reporting cycle (e.g. scorecards, spend, savings, initiative tracking, market intelligence reports, Supplier relationship management and Sustainable procurement) in coordination with the global and zone team, ensuring a transparent process is in place.
  • Coordinate and drive the sequence of activities maximizing accuracy and compliance.
  • Drive improved performance through the deployment and reporting of meaningful performance indicators, ensuring alignment with global objectives and measures.
  • Support the category management team with necessary data preparation out of ERP systems.
  • Drive the accurate calculation of savings and benefits for all initiatives and projects executed locally.


  • Monitor and manage the Procurement reporting cycle at the local level, engage in issue resolution and clarification. Prepare frequent updates and status reports with highlights.
  • Support the budgeting and forecasting process in interaction with other functions and manage the safe storage of data received and provided.
  • Drive performance improvement in coordination with other teams from the global, regional, and local levels, providing insight, analysis, and reporting in support of improvement projects and initiatives.
  • Consolidate information received and prepare summary reports as required by Procurement management and other stakeholders.
  • Proactively analyze data and detect areas with improvement potential.
  • Assess impact of changes in the reporting content and structure, coordinate the implementation of changes and manage stakeholders.
  • Perform quality checks on data received in order to ensure accuracy.


  • Bachelors degree in Accounting
  • Higher degree and other professional certifications relevant to the role will be an added advantage.

Specific work experience:

  • Minimum 6 years in procurement with exposure to supply chain management complex.
  • Strategic sourcing and optimal procurement processes and standards.
  • Proven performance in managing and developing reporting processes or systems, including process performance metrics.
  • Experience in working within cross-functional teams and the capability to ensure accurate reporting and performance measurements.

Behavioural competencies / Leadership and managerial abilities:

  • Effective time management, planning and organization skills; ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities and drive tasks to completion in a fixed time-frame and in a pressured environment.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills; ability to communicate effectively (including technical and operational) and with all functions.
  • Proven ability in reporting, analysis and interpretation of data.
  • Attention to detail is important as well as management of confidential data.
  • Sensitivity and confidence to balance empathy and assertiveness when dealing with others.
  • Sensitivity to multiple foreign cultures and work practices.
  • Ability to coordinate activities with other Functions.

Salary range is between N7, 000,000 - N9, 000,000 per annum.


Operations Analyst - 2 positions 

Locations: Sagamu & Calabar

Job Purpose

  • The Operations Analyst is responsible for the analysis of plant performance, the review of performance reports to ensure that they are complete and accurate and also ensure that appropriate controls are applied to information provided by the plant on performance and on inventory of both Raw materials and supplies.

Job Summary

  • General and management accounting
  • Analysis of operational costs
  • Budgeting and Budgetary Control
  • Works imprest management

Main Activities/Responsibilities

  • Performs detailed analysis of plant performance highlighting variances to key performance indicators and undertakes review of plant reports to ensure consistency of information with other reports e.g. monthly production reports, advance downtime analysis program (ADAP) reports, costing tool report etc.
  • Undertakes root cause analysis to variances and presenting explanations to variances of key performance indicators compared to plan and advising management on corrective actions and enable decision making.
  • Provides input to the Plant and BU performance management cycle including budget/ monthly & quarterly forecasts to ensure that the business objectives are reflected in the same. Challenge and ensure clear action plans are in place to ensure validity of the planning processes to deliver budget, Performance Improvement Plans & strategic plans for the BU.
  • Delivers timely and accurate reports required by the Plant and BU management that are compliant with financial accounting procedures and legal requirements. These reports include cost of production reports, fixed cost reports etc.
  • Monitors the robustness of the plant control environment and drive any necessary corrective actions to ensure compliance with group policies and procedures. This involves close liaison with Internal Audit section on risk assessments and audit recommendations.
  • Provide analysis to support decision making on plant investment project requests to ensure financial viability, consistency with BU strategy and plant improvement plans and compliance with group rules.
  • Supports internal and external benchmarking with plants within and outside the business unit in order to identify best practices for implementation at the plant.
  • Generate and review information in the group databases to ensure accuracy of inputs and as a benchmark with other plants.
  • Evaluate and challenge stock replenishments which are determined by user departments and planning teams in maintenance and production/process.
  • Track evolution of key stock balances and obtain explanations for significant movement in balances and exceptions while giving adequacy of provisioning.
  • Coordinate monthly stock and closing meetings and report on status of action points and give update on evolution of balances.

Role Requirements

  • Chartered Accountant (ACA, ACCA, ACTI )
  • Bachelors Degree in Accounting
  • 6 years experience as an Operations Analyst in a manufacturing firm


  • Good knowledge of financial analysis
  • Good knowledge of general accounting rules and processes applied in the company
  • Knowledge of collective agreement and internal administration rules.
  • Good computer knowledge, exposure to an ERP environment (At present, the Plant’s General ledger and the Inventory run on JDEdwards ERP while the staff Payroll runs on Human Manager) and advanced reporting tools and very good knowledge of Microsoft office applications.
  • Basic knowledge of semi-finished and end products of processes from quarry to dispatch.
  • High level of analytical and performance management skills and ability to pay attention to detail.
  • Good project and change management skills.


  • Good planning and organizational skills.
  • Good reporting, communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to lead by example and foster effective team work
  • Ability to mobilize people and inspire them towards a common ambition and better results
  • The ability to take responsibility for one's own performance, by setting clear goals and expectations, tracking progress against the goals, ensuring feedback, and addressing performance problems and issues promptly.
  • The ability to demonstrate support for innovation and for organizational changes needed to improve the organization's effectiveness.
  • Faith in one's own ideas and capability to be successful
  • The ability to develop, maintain, and strengthen partnerships with others inside or outside the organization who can provide information, assistance, and support

Method of Application

Applicants should forward their CV's using the job title and location as subject of application 

Wrongly titled applications will not be attended to (please be guided).

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