Current Job Opportunities eat IFFCO Group, March, 2018

IFFCO is a United Arab Emirates based international group which manufactures and markets a well-integrated range of mass-market food products, related derivatives, intermediaries and services.
Our business is broadly segmented as: Impulse Foods, Oils, Fats and Agri Foods.Packaging, Sales and Distribution. Supported by over thirty three manufacturing sites in eleven countries and over twenty offices worldwide; IFFCO has
We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:
Job Title: Head-Information Services (Finance)
Req ID: 2444
Location: Nigeria
Job Summary
  • To lead and oversee smooth functioning of the entire IT financial applications portfolio for IFFCO, thus ensuring efficiency, effectiveness and availability of all IT financial services, while optimizing costs of providing the services
Roles & Responsibilities
  • Responsible for all finance enabled IT processes
  • Perform & assist in business analysis, business case and business plans.
  • Create and analyze relevant information and develop recommendations for senior management.
  • Liaison across all functional areas, including business units, the information technology department and IT vendors.
  • Possess a broad knowledge of most technical and business resources and use them to effectively coordinate team members and external resources.
  • Create shared vision of their respective solutions and facilitate decision making and arbitration relating to trade-offs both within and between different solution platforms.
  • Develop and implement sound rationale for portfolio management and managing product phase-in-phase-out plans, proactively anticipating gaps and overlaps within the portfolio.
  • Possess strong analytical skills, including an understanding of business economics and financial resources.
  • Utilize the appropriate technologies and ensure that customers have the solutions they need, when they need them, and in the media best suited to their requirements.
  • Work in tandem with other HoD’s and team members in delivering initiatives as per the agreed roadmap.
  • Participate in strategic and budgetary planning processes, prepare and administer work unit operating budgets; provide recommendations on desired policies and goals and implement new/revised programs according to established guidelines.
  • % adherence to defined SLAs/TATs for resolution of issues
  • % deviation from the Department budget
  • % on time Delivery of Projects
  • Delivery of change requests
  • User Satisfaction
  • Project Cost management
Work Experience Requirement
  • 13 to 15 years of overall experience working in a manufacturing and/or consulting organization. More than 7 years leading information technology programs, including applications management.
  • Extensive CPG and FMCG experience. Prior experience of managing the above area for a manufacturing and distribution company is preferable. Person from consultancy background can be considered.
  • IT Finance experience in a global organisation with similar industry, service management, and supplier/client relationship management focus.
  • Demonstrated expertise of engaging senior finance stakeholders in all finance matters, operational, reporting and best practices.
  • In-depth knowledge of Accounting Practices covering General Ledger, Accounts Payable & Receivable, Fixed Assets, Product Costing and Financial Budgeting/Consolidation and reporting.
  • Has worked extensively on Enterprise ERP. Oracle and/or SAP experience highly desirable.
  • Possess a high energy level, sense of urgency, decisiveness, and an ability to work well under pressure.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills. Ability to articulate technology in simple business language.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology.
  • MBA or post graduate degree in technology/systems is desirable
  • Must be a Chartered Accountant.
  • Collaboration
  • Prioritizing and Organizing work
  • Communicating Effectively
  • Process Excellence
  • Customer Centricity
  • Solving Complex Problems
  • Planning & Decision Making
  • Displaying Creativity
  • Managing Political Situations
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Managing Stress
  • Managing Time
  • Very strong financial analysis skills. Attention to detail
  • Strong financial modeling skills.
  • Solid business understanding
  • Strategic Influencing
  • Displays good inter-personal skills at all levels of contact.
  • Team Leadership
  • Driving Change
  • Vendor & Contract Management
Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply
Job Title: Maintenance Manager
Req ID: 3121
Location: Nigeria
Job Summary
  • To lead and oversee seamless maintenance operations including electrical, mechanical, civil and utilities maintenance and ensure that that there is no production loss due to non-availability of machinery
Roles & Responsibilities
  • Develop the short term and long term maintenance strategy for the plant in line with the overall operations strategy
  • Formulate end to end maintenance planning framework and prepare preventive and predictive maintenance mechanisms in alignment with the production targets and schedules
  • Participate in the budgeting exercise and provide inputs on maintenance cost estimate and other utility costs
  • Devise and implement safety improvements, capacity enhancements, cost optimization and process improvement (ISO, Kaizen, 5S, 6 SIGMA etc.) practises at the plant
  • Devise mechanisms and strategies for effluent treatment and waste disposal at the plant Operational
  • Ensure end to end availability and upkeep of plant machinery, perform machine lifecycle assessment and oversee repairs as and when required
  • Maintain facility performance standards by maximizing equipment reliability/productivity and utilizing process tools and knowledge of system capability to set and achieve performance standards
  • Monitor maintenance budget utilization and analyse variance to take corrective action
  • Ensure 100 % safety for men and machines from undue accidents happening due to machine health, installation and operations
  • Ensure documentation of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the maintenance and repair work and ensure maintenance of optimum inventory levels as per plant goals
  • Identify critical spares and solicit timely purchase requests. Follow up for deliveries with purchase teams and maintain an inventory of spares required for various machines to ensure availability of critical spares and control
  • Plan for preventive maintenance and planned plant shut down schedules in consultation with the Operations Head and regularly monitor the preventive maintenance and breakdown maintenance reports
  • Ensure availability of plant services like DG Back up, Battery backup, ETP, Civil infrastructure, Sewage and drainage. Also ensure compliance to legal and environmental norms associated with the plant services 14. Ensure timely and accurate data recording for all breakdowns capturing downtime, reason for breakdown, resolution etc.
  • Prepare shift report capturing breakdown duration, nature of breakdown, time to resolve, nature of solutions etc. for the breakdowns handled; Share the report with the seniors for consolidation
  • Analyse recurring issues and breakdowns in the shift and propose actions to the Head Operations
  • Initiate corrective actions for all unplanned breakdowns in minimum time to prevent any production loss due to the unavailability of equipment
  • Ensure periodic evaluation of all equipment suppliers, AMC vendors etc.
  • Identify and implement process improvement opportunities, monitor effectiveness of initiatives and take corrective action
  • Benchmark the best practices and analyse ideas generated by employees to improve existing processes and ensure cost reduction and productivity enhancement
  • Review compliance to all production, quality and safety standards and finalize action plans to improve the level of compliance
  • Ensure creation of a safe working environment through adherence to safety norms and implementation of required safety practices People Management
  • Allocate work to subordinates, nominate for training as per guidelines, conduct performance reviews and manage leave and overtime to ensure efficiency.
  • Participate in the identification of training and development initiatives for all subordinates
  • Drive the engagement and satisfaction of the team through holding periodic meetings to discuss the achievements and address any employee issues and/or concerns
  • % adherence to Equipment Maintenance Budget Plan
  • % decrease in machine downtime
  • Number of cases of stock out of Spare parts
  • % adherence to the plan for hazardous wastes disposal
  • % reduction in repeated machinery failure
  • MTTR and MTBF
  • % compliance with the regulations laid down by statutory bodies for environment related compliances (air, water, land, pollution etc.) 8. % achievement of cost reduction targets for the department as per plan
  • Engineering Degree with specialization in in Mechanical/Electrical Engineering.
Work Experience Requirement
  • Minimum 7+ years of plant maintenance experience with at least 4 years as a Maintenance manager, preferably in a similar industry
  • Self and Team Management
  • Driving Results
  • Planning & Decision Making
  • Spare Parts Inventory Management
  • Engineering and Maintenance Standards
  • Schedule Management
  • Conflict Management
  • Negotiating Skills
  • Change Management
  • Production Planning
  • Production, Quality Control and Procurement Processes
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Ownership and Accountability
  • Safety Procedures and Norms
Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply
Job Title: Manager, Human Resource – Africa
Ref Id: 3182
Location: Nigeria
Job Summary
  • Manager HR is to partner with business leaders to facilitate achievement of optimum business results and to deliver sustainable talent pipeline and to secure an engaging and distinctive culture based on IFFCO values.
Roles & Responsibilities
  • Act as a single point of contact for internal customers
  • Support internal customers in achieving their Business Goals
  • Help HR COE’s to deliver state-of-the-art HR Processes
  • Provide feedback on all HR processes, procedures and initiatives
  • Lead change management projects
  • Act as the project manager for large cross-functional change management projects
  • Develop succession plans & manage the performance management cycle
  • Being the contributing team member of HR Projects
  • Design cross-functional development programs in cooperation with COE L&D
  • Keep HR processes in full compliance with the legal & regulatory framework
  • Design robust succession pipelines and support the talent management
  • Act as independent advisor for employees in tough situations
  • Ensure deployment and execution of all HR programs, policies and process in all the BUs under coverage
  • Be responsible in developing the Manpower Planning in respect of managers and workers in consonance with the organization structure templates, job classification and bands and in line with the business plans and budgets.
  • Timely Recruitment for vacant positions in view of anticipated attrition and contract terminations
  • Induction of Graduate Trainees to build talent pipeline
  • Ensure full compliance with the Law/Code of Conduct/Ethic Policy by all employees.
  • Ensure the contractual performance for Housekeeping, Residence camps, transportation, security, including welfare measures at an optimum cost
  • Maintain productive relationship with Labor, Health, Police, and Municipality.
  • Be a role model, coach, mentor the team.
  • Full implementation of IFFCO Values (PIECE), Vision and Policies
  • Cost Optimization – Head Count numbers, Manpower Cost, Attrition, Leaves, Over Time, Absenteeism.
  • Productivity – HC Vs Volume, HC Vs Wage Bill
  • Building People Capabilities – Training Man-days, Recruitment Cycles, Diversity Index, Employee Engagement initiatives, Succession Management and Talent Management
  • Ad-hoc Project Management and Execution
  • Administration – facility and assets management, visa and other required cards application and renewal
  • Minimum under graduate, preferable an MBA in HR from a recognized university
Work Experience:
  • Standard Work Experience required
  • Minimum 8-10 years of experience as HR Generalist in mid -large sized organization – Yes
  • Strong understanding of local labor laws – Yes
  • Experience of working in multi geographies/multi cultural environment. – Yes
  • Minimum 8-10 years in Africa exp, understanding the culture and local practice – Yes
  • Specific Work Experience required – Essential
  • Hands-on experience of running the entire human resources function for both white and blue coler employees in a manufacturing and/or FMCG business for minimum 3 Years. – Yes
  • Driving Results
  • Self and Team Management
  • Conflict Management
  • Ownership and Accountability
  • Planning & Decision Making
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Change Management
  • Business Acumen
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Succession Management and Career Framework
  • Talent Development
  • Business Financials
  • HR Technology
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Performance Management
  • HR Policies and Processes
Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply
Job Title: Associate Manager – Export Sales
Req ID: 3181
Loaction: Nigeria
Job Summary
  • Sales of Personal Care products for increasing sales revenue. Analyzing business developments and monitoring market trend and competition mapping
  • Developing new channel partners and manage distributors (current and new) to expand product reach in the market and coordinating with the partners to assist them to promote our products and driving profitability
  • High focus on each category of Personal Care, Hair Care and Home Care for the given region.
Roles & Responsibilities
  • Volume & Profitability for Levant, North Africa, GCC territory.
  • Manage the receivables and ensure collections within specified credit limits.
  • Should be able to manage relationship with existing customer and achieve the targeted volumes and contribution develop new customer for entire range of product within the responsible territory
  • Survey and analyze the market to generate import data , competition analysis , price structure, size, packaging definition across personal care products
  • Forecast and procure sales orders, ensure their incorporation in the production and shipment plans
  • Should be able to grow the exist/ new business by defining incentive scheme for distributor’s sales team
  • Define opportunity fairs
  • Analyze and find out tender business
  • Generate monthly report: Budget vs Actual, competition analysis, general trade condition, customer sell out and stock
  • Engage the marketing team for local communication and marketing research needs.
  • Topline Delivery
  • Net Realization
  • New Geography Entry
  • Credit Policy Enforcement.
  • DOTIF within Feasible Range
  • Distributor Relationship Management
  • Distribution efficiency
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Management related field.
  • MBA Degree in Business or Management related field.
Work Experience Requirement:
  • 5 to 7 years’ experience in Export Sales in Personal Care in above mentioned market.
  • Only Arabic Speaking Candidate preferred for this podition.
  • Managing Time
  • Developing Plans
  • Negotiating Agreements
  • Driving Results
  • People Leadership
  • Evaluating and Implementing Ideas
  • Business Acumen
  • Communicating Effectively
  • Critical Thinking
  • Customer Centricity
  • Delivering High Quality Work.
Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply
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