General Pharmaceutical

Pfizer Nigeria Fresh Job Opportunities 11th April 2017

Pfizer – Good health is vital to all of us, and finding sustainable solutions to the most pressing health care challenges of our world cannot wait. That’s why we at Pfizer are committed to applying science and our global resources to improve health and well-being at every stage of life. We strive to provide access to safe, effective and affordable medicines and related health care services to the people who need them.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Title: Financial Accountant

Job ID: 1051169
Location: Lagos
Full-Time: Regular
Division: Finance

Position Summary

  • The financial accountant position would be part of the Market/Site finance operations and the Cairo Shared Service
  • This position would be responsible for General Accounting, T&E/Procure-to-pay, Order to Cash, Statutory Audit support and Compliance & Control, Tax.
  • The position would report in dotted line to the finance lead in Cairo Shared Service (CSS) and Solid line to the finance lead in Market/Site.

Position Responsibilities

  • Ensure accurate and timely booking of Journal entries and accruals booking.
  • Ensure proper filing and record management of all finance records
  • Liaise with the CSS to ensure timely reconciliation and clearance of open items in Balance sheet reconciliation, Bank reconciliation and Intercompany reconciliation
  • Perform balance sheet reconciliations for market owned accounts
  • Ensure proper accounting and coding of Health care payments
  • Collate T&E reports from market colleagues and work with CSS to ensure payment and processing. Ensure proper filling of the physical reports.
  • Manage vendor relationship and process management. Work with CSS to ensure accurate processing of vendor payment and manage physical records.
  • Liaise with Customer Service Group to validate Sales proof of delivery and book quarterly defer revenue.
  • Liaise with commercial team to ensure proper accounting and Processing of customers discount, rebate agreement & management including deductions and payment
  • Provide Returns and Deduction management, and customer & OTC Support.
  • Responsible for all Tax (Company Income Tax, all Indirect Tax and Transfer pricing) planning, payment, accounting, filing and returns.
  • Provide Tax audit support and executions. This will be done by liaising with the Tax Consultants.
  • Provide Statutory Audit support and executions liaising with CSS and Statutory Auditors.
  • Liaise with Site/Market Finance Manager to provide support on SOX / ICOFR, FCPA / GPIHP audit support for GRCC and Corporate Audit.
  • FCPA/GPIGP/ Global Vet / Other Similar audit support
  • Other Compliance and Control Activities support.

Organizational Relationship

  • Nigeria Finance Lead
  • All other market stakeholder ( Internal and external: KPMG, Corporate Auditors)

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor Degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Business or Analytical emphasis.
  • 3 years’ experience in similar position or management accounting preferably in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Professional qualification (CIMA, CA, CPA, ACA, ACCA, etc.) an added advantage

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Strong accounting and booking skills
  • Advanced computer literacy, knowledge of JDEdwards Enterprise 1 and SAP systems an added advantage
  • Analytical skills and good background on data analysis
  • Usage of information resources
  • Strong numerical skills.

Behavioural Skills and Attributes:

  • Multi-tasker with ability to work under pressure, aptitude and willingness to learn, driven to achieve.
  • High levels of attention to detail with focus on quality and accuracy is required in this position as the incumbent will have to timeously provide data, analysis and information for management use.
  • The incumbent will also require accurate data management skills to ensure that all the financial information given to internal customers is authentic and accurate.
  • Planning and organising is critical in this role in order to sustain a focus on performance and delivery of key objectives while resolving client queries timeously.

Additional Offer Details

  • No Relocation Package Available.

How to Apply

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Job Title: Compliance Control & Risk Lead

Location: Lagos, Nigeria

Position Purpose

  • The Compliance, Controls, and Risk (CCR) Lead will be responsible for providing in-market risk, compliance and control guidance around Compliance Quality monitoring activities, remediation plans, and reporting.
  • The current in-scope areas for CCR function are Internal Control Over Financial Reporting (“ICOFR”), Sarbanes-Oxley Act (“SOX”), Healthcare Law Compliance (My Anti-Corruption Policy and Procedures (“MAPP”)), and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”)
  • The scope of role may change to align with commercial restructuring.

Primary Responsibilities
Operational Responsibilities:

  • Support Finance Director and GRCC Regional Colleague to develop and maintain a strong and practical risk awareness, compliance and control culture and environment
  • Provide in-market support, guidance, and consultation in collaboration with Finance Director, Business Process Owners, and Legal to:
    • With market leadership, ensure process and internal control changes resulting from new or changing Corporate Financial Reporting Policies and Procedures and Corporate/ Divisional FCPA/ MAPP/ Policies and Procedures are documented in local standard operating procedures (SOPs)
    • Develop and maintain a central repository for local SOPs and a maintain a change management process for local SOPs based on centralized GRCC guidance and Corporate Policy #506, “Records and Information Requirements”
    • Streamline and harmonize local policies, including removal of local/ divisional policies where they can be leveraged from Corporate Policies and Procedures
    • Support execution and coordination of annual ICOFR/ SOX and FCPA/ MAPP risk assessment in market using centralized tools/ methodologies developed by GRCC Leadership and Regional Colleagues; analyze and summarize results of risk assessments and report results
    • Provide local consultation and support with consistent guidance on ICOFR/ SOX and FCPA/ MAPP controls, best practices, monitoring and Corporate Audit trends, which includes guidance and instructions on FCPA/ MAPP/ and ICOFR/ SOX documentation and guidance/ questions related to the enabling technology requirements for FCPA/ MAPP
    • Provide support and guidance to business process owners in the development, execution, and documentation of remedial actions for any deficiencies in ICOFR/ SOX or FCPA/ MAPP design or operating effectiveness or process enhancements identified through day-to-day compliance and control activities, control self-assessments, Corporate Audits, or Compliance Quality monitoring activities
    • Document the ICOFR RCMs, including types of controls (key vs. secondary, preventive vs. detective, manual vs. automated) using the guidance provided by GRCC Leadership and Regional Colleagues (to the extent the BPOs and control owners need assistance)
    • Organize and manage any locally required SAS70 reports (or equivalent)
  • Support other risk and compliance management activities such as:
    • Gathering data and performing financial reporting related to Healthcare Professional (HCP) Payment Disclosure process from Corporate
    • Gathering data related to Financial Disclosure requests from Corporate Data Strategy and Reconciliation Team for “Payments of Other Sorts Search”
    • Gathering data related to Financial Disclosure requests from Corporate Data Strategy and Reconciliation Team for “Data Monitoring Committee Payment Searches”
    • Support the monitoring of the design and effectiveness of the remediation activity and report on its progress
  • Execute Compliance Quality monitoring activities using guidance, tools, and templates provided by GRCC Leadership. Activities include:
    • Coordinating and executing market internal control self assessment and certifications
    • Coordinating and executing SOX 302 and 404 certifications, where applicable
    • Executing analytical reviews used to identify and investigate red flags in the areas of ICOFR, FCPA/ MAPP, and T&E, which may include the identification of Key Risk Indicators (“KRIs”) and/ or Key Performance Indicators (“KPIs”) that align with defined risk appetite and tolerance that can serve as dashboard mechanisms assisting with Compliance Quality monitoring and reporting, and which will ultimately allow for measurements of performance; may also include the monitoring of exceptions stemming from Oversight T&E tool
    • Performing walkthroughs of key controls
    • Performing sample based testing in the areas of ICOFR/ SOX, FCPA/ MAPP, and T&E to identify control deficiencies or exceptions or other red flags requiring investigation and/ or remediation
  • Assist Regional Finance Leaders, Finance Directors, and Regional Colleagues with coordination and preparation of the audit process, by serving as the main point of contact with the external/ internal auditors for scheduling and logistics; communicate the list of requirements to Finance Directors, Regional Colleagues, and BPOs and inform them of any non-compliance
  • Responsible for preparing annual FCPA Trend Analysis and certification. Responsible for preparing annual MAPP Trend Analysis and certification.
  • Report results of Compliance Quality monitoring activities using guidance, tools, and templates provided by GRCC Leadership and Regional Colleagues, which will also be presented to local and regional management
  • Execute escalation protocols designed by GRCC Leadership and Regional Colleagues for deficiencies or issues identified as a result of the execution of Compliance Quality monitoring activities
  • Partner with GRCC Regional Colleague and other key stakeholders (e.g., Legal, Divisional Controllers) to facilitate the development of periodic training materials related to ICOFR/ SOX, FCPA/ MAPP Compliance Quality activities
  • Perform periodic training in the market on ICOFR/ SOX, FCPA/ MAPP Compliance Quality activities, and the deployment of GRCC tools and reporting requirements
  • Support the Control Automation and Continuous Control Monitoring efforts driven by the GRCC Leader and CoE
  • Support global and regional compliance and control projects as appropriate
  • Support other in-market activities and compliance work as appropriate
  • Attend training as required

Qualifications (i.e., Preferred Education, Experience, Attributes)

  • Approximately 4 – 9 years of working experience in a risk management/ control environment, including experience with risk identification, measurement and assessment, risk monitoring, reporting and escalation
  • Experience working in a Internal Control Manager, Controller, Compliance and/ or Audit role
  • Experience in ICOFR, SOX, FCPA
  • Experience navigating a large, complex organization and managing stakeholders interests using a matrixed organization
  • Strong project management skills
  • Experience influencing and executing complex solutions involving multiple groups
  • Experience in developing and executing training at all levels of the organization
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university; MBA / CPA preferred or other equivalent education/ certification (e.g., Chartered Accountant)
  • Excellent analytical skills with a demonstrated ability in risk identification, measurement and assessment, risk monitoring, reporting and escalation
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and demanding environment
  • Strong organization and planning skills
  • Ability to communicate well within all levels of Pfizer
  • Ability to identify business issues/ opportunities and to frame business questions
  • Ability to interact with business and finance leaders across Pfizer Inc.
  • Savvy with industry and Pfizer financial systems and financial reporting processes.

Technical Skills/Knowledge Requirements:

  • Strong understanding of key risk areas in scope
  • Knowledge of risk management, compliance and control frameworks (e.g., COSO) and concepts (e.g., risk and control identification, risk assessments, monitoring and reporting)
  • Strong knowledge of Pfizer’s markets globally; strong understanding of FCPA IT systems (e.g., ACM)

How to Apply

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Job Title: Country Brand Manager
Location: Lagos
Full-Time: Regular
Reports to: Vaccines Country Brand Lead (CBL) – South Africa
Region: West Africa Region & East Africa Region

Job Purpose

  • Collaborate with respective PIH CBLs to support development & execution of Marketing and Promotional Activities for the Pfizer Innovative Health (PIH) portfolio in West Africa and East Africa Region.
  • Take the lead in adapting, executing/implementing and tracking Marketing Strategy and Tactics for the PIH portfolio with the objective of providing customer-facing colleagues with relevant materials to drive growth in the portfolio/region.
  • Ensures that the strategies encompass all segments, channels and customers within the market. All under the guidance and coaching of the responsible CBLs.

Responsible for marketing management of PIH portfolio across West Africa and East Africa markets. Key accountabilities include:

  • Liaising with South African and Regional marketing teams
  • Develop and implement brand tactical matrix
  • Brand forecasting
  • Adaptation of promotional materials to support local execution
  • KOL development and management
  • Management of A&P spend

Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities


  • Deliver on revenue and IBA of allocated brands
    • Produce and review the integrity and accuracy of forecasts with respective CBLs
    • Propose mitigation plans (as required) and implement, with respective CBL input
    • Participate in monthly brand reviews with respective CBLs
    • Work with Global Supply & Demand to input demand planning forecasts for respective brands
  • Review accuracy and reduction of obsolescence with respective CBLs
  • Manage expense budgets
    • Realize A&P and OME budgets
    • Work with respective CBLs and cross-functional colleagues to set up; monitor and track ROI of marketing expenditure and programs

Brand and Channel management, strategy and tactical plan development:

  • Development/adapt local strategies, promotional campaigns and programs to maximize brand value:
    • Align implementation to regional and global strategies
    • Work with respective CBLs to learn/upskill on the brand-planning process (iplan)
    • Ensure the respective brands are managed according to life cycle requirements
    • Provide accurate analysis of data for the respective brands to support proposed local strategies
    • Work with respective CBLs to identify plans and implement core materials in line with tactical plans
  • Utilize inputs from respective core brand teams to support development of local strategies & tactics
  • Take accountability for ensuring all content, promotion materials and items for promotional purposes are approved (as required) and delivered timeously
  • Review pricing with respective CBLs and make recommendations for yearly adjustments and tender opportunities, working closely with H&V
  • Complete the demand planning to ensure continued stock supply to markets, avoiding stock obsolescence

Alignment across functions and stakeholder management:

  • Establish effective peer relationships and strong cross-functional collaboration & communication
  • Align key internal stakeholders – Medical, Marketing, Management, H&V, Regulatory, Sales etc – to drive business objectives, strategies and tactics for the respective brands
  • Collaborate with Sales to roll out and drive effective execution of campaigns and programs
  • Establish and maintain positive relationships with identified opinion leaders (private and public sectors)
  • Vendor management


  • Revenue achievement for respective brands:
    • Develop/localize strategy and tactical plans
    • Delivery of material and content for customer facing colleagues
  • Forecast and management of revenue and expenses
  • Vendor management for brand specific initiatives

Shared Accountability:

  • Develop country Op Plan; revenue targets, brand A&P and FTE allocations
  • Long-range demand forecasting with demand planning and respective CBLs
  • Revenue adjustments (as needed) with Sales, Business Finance and respective CBLs
  • KOL development – in conjunction with Sales and Medical
  • On-boarding of new PSRs and identifying upskilling requirements with market changes

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor Degree in Sciences
  • Masters or MBA beneficial
  • 2+ years Marketing experience preferred
  • 5+ years experience within the pharmaceutical or healthcare industry

Skills and Competencies 
Expect candidates to demonstrate these competencies:

  • Demonstrates business acumen
  • Acts decisively
  • Seizes accountability
  • Holds people accountable
  • Leads change
  • Self-awareness
  • Commits to “One Pfizer”
  • Builds effective teams (cross-functional)

Expect candidates to demonstrate these commercial /management competencies:

  • Demonstrated track record of ability to influence others without authority
  • Proven ability to perform effectively in a complex, changing environment, and the professional maturity to deal with ambiguity
  • Strong interpersonal skills are required, as well as excellent verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Well-organized with the ability to be flexible, prioritize multiple demands and effectively perform in a matrix organization
  • Strategic skills, including creativity and effectiveness in identifying and addressing major strategic challenges (e.g., new competition, shifting market environment) and the ability to balance short-term needs with long-term vision for a brand
  • Strategic and Operational Business/Marketing Planning:
    • Data analysis, interpretation and communications
    • Marketing, Customer and Competitor Insights
    • Marketing Execution
    • Performance and Program Metrics
  • Demonstrated collaboration/negotiation
  • Ability to facilitate open discussion and debate among key stakeholders and build internal and external relationships through partnering, anticipating needs, fulfilling expectations
  • Exceptional prioritization – among/across brands in portfolio, resource-constrained context.

How to Apply

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