General Recruitment / Consulting

Career Opportunities in a Mega Drug Distribution Centre

Nextzon Business Services Limited – Our Client is a start-up mega drug distribution centre in the pharmaceutical sector located in Anambra State, and is looking to fill the below role:

Job Title: Head Drug Distribution

Location: Anambra
Reports To: Managing Director
Supervises: Distribution Team


  • Managing daily production, receiving, and shipping activities to ensure all standards of quality, safety, and productivity are achieved. Frequent independent judgments are essential. The incumbent is also required to perform all tasks in a safe manner consistent with corporate policies and state and federal laws.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • Manage the daily achievement of the distribution expense, safety, quality, and production goals.
  • Monitor staffing and equipment levels to ensure adequate utilization of resources and production line balancing.
  • Enforce all work regulations and union contracts.
  • Monitor maintenance functions to ensure adequate material handling systems are utilized.
  • Anticipate the distribution operational needs and act accordingly to ensure all objectives are met.
  • Establish performance objectives for associates in the distribution team; analyze performance reports to find ways to improve operation


  • Accountable
  • Responsible
  • Self-motivated
  • Results oriented
  • Confident
  • Capable of leading team
  • Committed approach to work and commitment to own professional development

Qualifications and Experience

  • Must have a First Degree in Pharmacology.
  • Registered with the pharmaceutical society of Nigeria
  • An second degree in a relevant course is required
  • Membership of relevant professional bodies
  • Minimum of Eight (8) years’ experience in warehouse management systems and material handling equipment techniques;
  • Demonstrated proficiency managing analytically rigorous initiatives.
  • Track record in organisation management and leadership at a strategic level
  • Proven track record of delivering results in a company of comparable size, scope and complexity
  • Experience in distribution and management in Nigeria or abroad will be a distinguishing advantage

Required Skills and Competencies

  • Experience in marketing and sales
  • Committed to providing customer service that makes both internal and external customers feel welcome, important, and appreciated.
  • Ability to preserve confidentiality of information.
  • Ability and willingness to move with purpose and a strong sense of urgency.
  • Ability to work extended days on a frequent basis.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize a variety of tasks/projects.
  • Familiarity with industry/technical terms and processes.
  • Ability to work within strict time frames and resolute deadlines.
  • Ability to travel on an occasional basis.

Job Title: Quality Control Officer

Location: Anambra
Reports To: Quality Control Manager


  • Implementing and managing quality control systems designed to ensure optimal stock quality (consistent with established standards, customer specifications and production goals)

Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • Ensure a high level of internal and external customer service
  • Investigate (and correct) customer issues and complaints relating to quality
  • Engage in inspection and testing activities to ensure high technical integrity
  • Carry out microbiological analysis on all stock to ensure optimal quality
  • Establish quality standards and reliability expectancy for stock
  • Provide technical and statistical expertise to stakeholders
  • Formulate, document and maintain quality control standards and on-going quality control objectives
  • Coordinate objectives with storage procedures in cooperation with other warehouse managers to maximize product reliability and minimise costs
  • Create, document and implement inspection criteria and procedures
  • Interpret quality control philosophy to key personnel within company
  • Apply total quality management tools and approaches to analytical and reporting processes
  • Interact with distributors to ensure quality of all purchased stock
  • Conduct environmental test functions and applications
  • Maintain active role on internal continuous improvement teams
  • Effluent management & discharge
  • Solid waste management and disposal
  • Environmental metrics collation

Qualifications and Experience

  • Must have a First Degree in Pharmacology.
  • Registered with the pharmaceutical society of Nigeria
  • Professional Qualification – IPAN, ICCON is an added advantage
  • Strong Analytical & Problem solving skills
  • Microsoft office proficiency.
  • Use of High precision Analytical Instruments.
  • 5 years minimum of experience

Required Skills and Competencies:

  • Technical Capacity
  • Organizational Skills
  • Problem Solving/Analytical
  • Customer/Client Focus
  • Time Management
  • Collaboration
  • Performance Management
  • Leadership
  • Business Acumen

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidate should send their resumes (as an attachment), stating the reference code HDD0027 as the subject of the email, 

Note: All applications will be treated in strict confidence. Only shortlisted candidates who apply correctly will be contacted.

Deadline24th May, 2016.

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