Business Analyst West Africa, Distribution Manager job at GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceutical Company Nigeria January 2013

GlaxoSmithKline is one of the world’s leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies. We have a challenging and inspiring mission to improve the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer. With a firm foundation in science, we discover, develop, manufacture and distribute prescription medicines, vaccines and consumer healthcare products.

GSK offers a creative and dynamic work environment for professional training and development and good prospects for high future earnings.

Vacancies exist in the following roles for bright, self-starting and energetic persons to join a vibrant workforce:

 

Position:     Business Analyst West Africa

 

The Business Analyst is an important finance partnering role in the organization, working with key commercial stakeholders to drive the strategy for the business. The role covers both Nigeria and West African markets. The role will help support the business through channel, product and customer investment analysis, as well as driving key initiatives such as working capital and profitability performance management.

 

The successful candidate will have the following responsibilities amongst others:

 

Business Management, Business Partnering and Decision Support

  • Represent Finance for all decision making relating to brands
  • Evaluate costs through the supply chain and drive down costs

 

P&L management

  • Responsible for the P&L for the category and its various elements- Evaluate business performance against budgets and forecasts
  • Drive performance and decisions of various P&L components
  • Review, monitor and highlight variances. Investigating exceptions and facilitating corrective action

 

Budgeting and Forecasting for Nigeria operations

  • Support the complete budgeting & forecasting process for West Africa Consumer Healthcare operations
  • Plan strategies and methodologies for the process and ensure effective implementation
  • Prepare analyse and submit monthly, quarterly and annual forecasts.
  • Play a key role in the Profit reviews

 

External Reporting

  • Ensure timely submission & own accuracy of the content of all Monthly, Quarterly and Annual submissions of P&L, Balance Sheet and other business related information to internal and international stakeholders.
  • Ensure compliance to International Finance Reporting Standards (IFRS)

 

Qualification and Expedience:

The ideal candidate must possess the following:

  • First degree in Accounting, Economics, Banking & Finance or Business Administration
  • Strong JDE/ SAP exposure
  • Working knowledge of IFRS
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suit (Excel, PowerPoint, Word etc)
  • Analytical and Problem Solving skills
  • Minimum of 7 – 8 years FMCG experience

 

In additional to the above, the ideal candidate MUST POSSESS ACA/ACCA.

 

Technical Skills/Competencies

  • Strong leadership & influencing skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Must be able to handle sensitivity / confidentiality levels appropriately
  • Analytical mind
  • Customer Focus and Sense of urgency
  • Ability to see macro scenarios and beyond numbers

 

 

Position:     Distribution Manager

 

The successful candidate will have the following responsibilities amongst others:

 

Warehouse Management:

  • Security of stocks and other sales items and supervision of stock control to ensure implementation of prevailing SOPs.
  • Ensures proper handling of finished products in the warehouse to reduce the incidence of damages due to mishandling

 

Stock Management:

  • Monitor, maintain and communicate stock levels, ensuring that the right stocks are in the right place at the right time

 

Customer Service:

  • Liaising with internal customers- Sales, Production Quality, Accounts, Purchasing and Marketing as well as external customers – Transporters Agents in order to achieve Sales/ Distribution and company- wide objectives
  • Ensures prompt shipment of Customers (Partners and Direct Accounts) stock orders
  • Track truck movement
  • Provide information on stock position to the Sales Team and other interested
  • Ensures that transporters deliver within the delivery lead time

 

Vehicle Management:

  • Recommends appointment and termination of transporters.
  • Ensures that registered transporters have relevant / valid vehicles documents at all times.
  • Ensure that the right tonnage of vehicles are available and that loads are consolidated in the right mix to achieve optimal load factor/cost savings.
  • Ensures that only sound and well maintained trucks are used in consigning stocks to Partners to reduce the incidence of damages in transit.
  • Transporter performance Assessment.

 

Improvement:

  • Constantly seeking ways of increasing efficiency and production by reducing cost in all stages of the Distribution process.
  • Recommends incentive scheme for distribution staff.
  • Develops an effective appraisal tools for distribution staff.

 

Qualification and Experience:

The ideal candidate must possess the following:

  • Candidates must have B.Sc – Social Science, preferably MBA or MSc in Transport or any related discipline.
  • Professional Certificate is an advantage
  • Minimum of 7 years experience in an FMCG Company with Distribution / Operational / Logistics experience preferred

 

Technical Skills/Competencies

  • Strong leadership & influencing skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Must be able to handle sensitivity / confidentiality levels appropriately
  • Analytical mind
  • Customer Focus and Sense of urgency
  • Ability to see macro scenarios and beyond numbers

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should apply to https://gsk.westafrica.erecruit.co.za

Applications closes on 8th May 2012. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.