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Pernod Ricard is the world’s co-leader in wines and spirits with consolidated sales of € 7,945 million
in 2013/14. Created in 1975 by the merger of Ricard and Pernod, the Group has undergone sustained development, based on both organic growth and acquisitions: Seagram (2001), Allied Domecq (2005) and Vin & Sprit (2008).

Pernod Ricard holds one of the most prestigious brand portfolios in the sector: ABSOLUT Vodka, Ricard pastis, Ballantine’s, Chivas Regal, Royal Salute and The Glenlivet Scotch whiskies, Jameson Irish whiskey, Martell cognac, Havana Club rum, Beefeater gin, Kahlúa and Malibu liqueurs, G.H.Mumm and Perrier-Jouët champagnes, as well as Jacob’s Creek, Brancott Estate, Campo Viejo and Graffigna wines.

Pernod Ricard employs a workforce of nearly 18,800 people and operates through a decentralised organisation, with 6 “Brand Companies” and 80 “Market Companies” established in each key market.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Supply Chain Manager

Location: Lagos

Job Description

    Responsible for delivering all aspects of Logistics and Supply Chain to PRN including strategy development, the provision of business solutions, service delivery and budget management.
    As part of procurement team, has input into the overall strategy and management of the company

Job Scope and Context
Office based, with domestic and international travel.

1.) Risk Management
a.) Ability to identify and evaluate operational risks such as supply, quality (including food safety), safety, environment, security, regulatory compliance (including customs and excise), social and ethical (including reputation)…

b.) Ability to design and implement appropriate risk-mitigation plan in compliance with internal and external standards and norms.

    Identifies and qualifies complex or inter-related risks and recommends recovery action plans
    Defines acceptable risk level, balancing between risk mitigation and business objectives in the context of the overall strategy
    Anticipates new regulations impacts and brings his/her expertise to support decision making for the business
    Identifies and spreads best practices in terms of risk management

2.) Operations Performance Optimisation
a.) Ability to maintain and develop operations performance by implementing performance assessment and continuous improvement systems.

    Designs performance measurement systems
    Implements long term improvement processes and monitors for the results
    Acts as an ambassador towards other functions, initiates and develops knowledge sharing with colleagues in his/her own area

3.) Operations Planning Optimisation
a.) Ability to develop, implement and improve business planning capabilities by understanding and challenging market demand and optimizing procurement, production and replenishment plans accordingly in order to meet demand.

    Models and articulates operational capacity
    Proposes and makes decisions on capital investments based on the long term plan
    Improve processes, methods systems planning optimization
    Defines target KPIs to ensure improved business planning capability

4.) Process Management
a.) Ability to implement and optimize production / process management to meet the planned customer service levels, the required quality standard, at the required cost.

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    Implement actions plans and processes to drive improvement in KPIs
    Understands the full production process from start to finish and how they interact and impact on each other
    Able to implement new production processes and ways of working
    Is able to describe upstream & downstream production processes connected to his/her activity
    Ability to use a variety of more advanced problem solving tools & techniques

5.) Logistics Optimisation
a.) Ability to master stock management, related infrastructure and goods transfer processes taking into account planning, quality demands, planned quantities and costs constraints.

    Creates a logistics strategy for Nigeria
    Seeks, recommends and manages the optimization of supply chain techniques, processes and tools
    Lead the full S&OP process internally and external to optimise inventory to meet business objectives.
    Challenges the organization to optimize sku portfolio range and depth
    Proposes improvement opportunities (e.g., transportation tender, warehouse outsourcing…)
    Optimizes the Logistics footprint taking into account cost-to-serve and inventory policy and customer service and environment

6.) Procurement
a.) Ability to manage the whole procurement cycle from business needs identification to suppliers relationship management

    Implements defined purchasing strategy and analyses all information in order to suggest improvements
    Ensures continuity of supply (BCM, capacity, security, risk…)
    Identifies and balances stakeholders‘ needs to deliver best result to the business
    Adds value to business through business opportunities identification and selection of best vendors sources
    Manages suppliers and optimizes their performance by ensuring agreements’ application
    Masters negotiation techniques (including influencing, compromise, win-win orientation…) and advises his/her team on this matter

7.) Customer Service & Quality Orientation
a.) Ability to place service and quality at the heart of the business, making sure customer satisfaction is optimum (available product at the right time, in the right place, at the right quality and the right cost).

    Consistently places service and quality at the heart of decision making
    Matches the customer expectations with the organization and the strategy, ensures plant capabilities are in line with customers’ requirements
    Challenges the organization to anticipate customer and market future evolutions
    Broadly spreads service and quality orientation culture within operations teams promoting the right behaviours (integrity, flexibility)

8.) Project & Change Management
a.) Ability to lead change to ensure new solutions are evaluated, adopted and implemented (through alignment of business strategy, culture, structure, processes, people, and the implementation of projects).

    Identifies and masters a wide range of projects/change management methodologies (organize & lead teams, scheduling)
    Anticipates changes that impact Operations processes
    Evaluates the operations’ environment and recommends appropriate change action plans
    Leads projects/change management initiatives at company level and/or cross-functional level
    Ensures with the stakeholders that the expected results are achieved and adapts/realigns if necessary
    Acts as an ambassador for change (adapts his/herself, remains positive, reduces resistance to change, resolves conflicts, etc) towards other functions

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9.) Relationship Building and Communication
a.) Ability to communicate effectively and build beneficial relationship with key stakeholders, through strong interpersonal skills.

    Is a role model of professional behaviour (such as honesty, cultural sensitivity)
    Masters different communication techniques
    Develops a network of influential contacts (e.g., academic bodies, government, professional organizations, other companies)
    Acts as a catalyst of relationship building (internal and external)
    Possesses strong influencing skills

Employee Management & Motivation within Department

10.) Talented staff recruited, developed, managed and motivated

a.) Recruit talented employees:

    Structure and resourcing levels evaluated
    Suitably qualified employment equity candidates given preference
    Succession plans in place
    Job descriptions relevant and up to date
    Vacancies filled in line with policies, equity targets, headcount and budget

b.) Develop Employees

    Suitable development opportunities and training identified
    Knowledge and training is applied
    Promotions recommended where appropriate
    Development plans implemented
    Employees coached and employment equity candidates developed

c.) Manage performance

    PR vision and values shared
    Feedback on performance provided
    Salary increases proposed
    Expectations and objectives clearly communicated
    Performance monitored through review meetings held at least every six month

This job description is a broad reflection of the role and does not attempt to capture all specifics of the position.

Desired Skills and Experience

    Relevant degree in Supply Chain Management or related field.
    9 years Supply Chain experience in a commercial environment preferably with hands-on experience in demand planning, procurement and process management.

Leadership Competencies
Strategic Vision:

    Defines the future state vision, identifying opportunities to create long-term value or drive improvement, and shares the vision convincingly to inspire change


    Proactively takes initiative, bold steps and calculated risks to develop the business while assuming responsibility for decisions

Result Orientation:

    Delivers results and empowers others by setting clear objectives, providing adequate resources and feedback, and ensuring focus on results achievement

Live the Values:

    Embodies and enthusiastically conveys Pernod Ricard key values, with adherence to ethics and a strong commitment to CSR initiatives

People Development:

    Develops individual talent by providing ongoing feedback and creating individual development plans to enable people to reach their full potential

Team Management:

    Builds and leads high performing teams by encouraging collaboration and ensuring alignment with the shared vision.

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