Monday, January 12, 2009

Job Vacancies at PZ Cussons

Job Vacancy 1: Sales Manager Needed Urgently at PZ Industries

Job Description: PZ Cussons is currently recruiting individials to join its team.

The Job Role: Supermarkets Channel - Sales Manager

The successful candidates will be required to:

Drive & achieve effective growth and increased turnover of PZ CUSSONS products in the supermarkets channel in the Nigerian market
Identify, develop and exploit new incremental business/sales opportunities
Manage the NPD delivery pipeline within the accounts
Service & develop strategic distributors/dealers accounts as well as new ones
Consistently meet or exceed agreed business development targets
Motivate, train on the job and develop local sales team; salesmen & merchandisers
Propose & execute in-store activities

The Person:

The right candidates must:

Possess a University degree or Higher National Diploma.
Possess 3–5 years successful selling experience at sales management level in the manufacturing industry, with significant part of that being in the supermarket trade
Have a good knowledge of inventory management.
Have the ability to work under little or no supervision.
Be a thoroughly articulate individual with a good demonstration of drive and resilience.
Display good leadership skills.
Have a CAN DO attitude, exhibiting our core values – COURAGE, ACCOUNTABILITY, NETWORKING, DRIVE and ONENESS
Have excellent computer software application skills.
Have excellent interpersonal and organizational planning skills.
Possess first class numeric and communication skills.
Possess high levels of determination and desire to succeed in a result oriented environment
Be a good team player but with the ability to drive the team to unsurpassed success.
Be mobile and willing to be flexible in terms of location
Please note that only shortlisted candidates would be contacted.


Closing date for Job Application: 19 Jan 2009
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Job Vacancy 2: Sales Training Manager
All Business Units - Lagos

The Job Role: Sales Training Manager

Help us to develop our Sales Force to become the best in Nigeria! We are seeking a Sales Training Manager who have drive, ambition and the determination to give professional leadership and direction to the company’s wide spread regional commercial operations. Only the very best need apply.

The ideal candidate is required to:

• Evaluate the sales team and identify their training needs.

• Co-develop appropriate training modules.

• Deliver the training sessions, both in class and field, and measure their effectiveness.

• Develop the sales team into a first class sales force which will consistently exceed its demanding targets.

The Person For the Job

The ideal candidate for this role must:

· Possess at least 3 - 5 years’ successful selling experience (preferably FMCG) with a proven track record of delivering effective sales training.

· Be hungry for success and determined to succeed in a result orientated environment.

· Be an approachable team player, with first class communication and people management skills.

· Be flexible in terms of location.

· Be willing to spend significant amount of time (80%) travelling on field visits.

· Be computer literate.

· Be fluent in at least one local language (Yoruba, Ibo, Hausa).

· Have a CAN DO attitude, exhibiting our core values – COURAGE, ACCOUNTABILITY, NETWORKING, DRIVE and ONENESS.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates would be contacted.


Closing date for job: 19 Jan 2009

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Job Vacancy 3: Field Sales Area Manager
All Business Units - Lagos

The Job Role: Field Sales Area Manager

The successful candidates will be required to:

Drive & achieve effective growth and increased turnover of PZ CUSSONS products in the Nigerian market
Identify, develop and exploit new incremental business/sales opportunities.
Manage the NPD delivery pipeline within the area
Service & develop strategic distributors/dealers accounts as well as new ones
Consistently meet or exceed agreed business development targets.
Motivate, train on the job and develop local sales team
Propose & execute in-market activities
The Person:

The right candidates For the Job must:

Possess a University degree or Higher National Diploma.
Possess 3–5 years successful selling experience at sales management level in the manufacturing industry.
Have a good knowledge of inventory management.
Have the ability to work under little or no supervision.
Be a thoroughly articulate individual with a good demonstration of drive and resilience.
Display good leadership skills.
Have a CAN DO attitude, exhibiting our core values – COURAGE, ACCOUNTABILITY, NETWORKING, DRIVE and ONENESS
Have excellent computer software application skills.
Have excellent interpersonal and organizational planning skills.
Possess first class numeric and communication skills.
Possess high levels of determination and desire to succeed in a result oriented environment
Be a good team player but with the ability to drive the team to unsurpassed success.
Be mobile and willing to be flexible in terms of location
Please note that only shortlisted candidates would be contacted.


Closing date for Job: 19 Jan 2009

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Job Vacancy 4: Field Sales Regional Manager
All Business Units - Lagos

The Role: Field Sales Regional Manager

The right candidates for this job will be required to apply his knowledge to:

Drive & achieve effective growth and increased turnover of PZ CUSSONS products in the Nigerian market
Identify, develop and exploit new incremental business/sales opportunities.
Manage the NPD delivery pipeline within the area
Service & develop strategic distributors/dealers accounts as well as new ones
Consistently meet or exceed agreed business development targets.
Motivate, train on the job and develop local sales team
Propose & execute in-market activities
The Person:
The ideal candidate for this position must:
· Possess a B.A. or B.Sc. Marketing - Membership of Nigerian Institute of Marketing would be an added advantage

· Have computer expertise especially in MS Word, MS Excel and PowerPoint.

· Possess 5 – 9 years cognate working experience in a similar position.

· Have good knowledge of inventory management.

· Have excellent planning and organizing skills.

· Have excellent customer relation skills.

· Possess excellent oral and written communication skills.

· Have good team building skills.

· Have a CAN DO attitude, exhibiting our core values – COURAGE, ACCOUNTABILITY, NETWORKING, DRIVE and ONENESS.

· Have excellent computer software application skills.

· Possess high levels of determination and desire to succeed in a result oriented environment

· Be a good team player but with the ability to drive the team to unsurpassed success.

· Be mobile and willing to be flexible in terms of location.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates would be contacted


Closing date for job: 19 Jan 2009

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Job Vacancy 5:Trade (Customer) Marketing Manager
All Business Units - Lagos

The Job Role: Trade (Customer) Marketing Manager

The successful candidate will be required to:

Develop sales strategies that will result in effective sales
Increase market penetration and weighted-distribution
Develop & review the in-market execution activities plan
Conduct Market Intelligence Information Research.
Link effectively with the Field Sales & Marketing teams
Identify geographical areas/products which require improvement, and propose solutions
Take responsibility for the national coordination of sales, recruitment, screening and establishment of trade business units in identified locations.
The Person:

The right candidate must:

Possess a B.Sc. degree in Business Admin- an MBA will be an advantage.
Have between 3-5 years trade marketing experience in a manufacturing company.
Be an undying customer advocate.
Be ready to travel extensively.
Possess high level of numeric skills.
Have proof of consistent high sales performance over the years.
Have a CAN DO attitude, exhibiting our core values – COURAGE, ACCOUNTABILITY, NETWORKING, DRIVE and ONENESS
Have good computer skills.
Possess a dominant professional personality.
Have excellent interpersonal / customer relations skills.
Be a team leader with excellent communication and presentation skills.
Please note that only short listed candidates would be contacted.


Closing date for Job: 19 Jan 2009

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Job Vacancy 6: Institutional Sales Channel Manager - (Business to Business)
All Business Units - Lagos

The Role: Institutional Sales (Business to Business) Channel – Sales Manager

The successful candidate will be required to:

Drive & achieve effective growth and increased turnover of PZ CUSSONS products in the institutional sales (Business to Business) channel in the Nigerian market
Identify, develop and exploit new incremental business/sales opportunities
Develop accounts, and service them effectively
Consistently meet or exceed agreed business development targets
The Person:

The right candidate must:

Possess a B.A or B.Sc. Degree with a professional certification
Have between 3-5 years cognate experience in the manufacturing industry, with significant part of that being in the institutional sales
Possess development, sales management & negotiation skills
Be highly resourceful.
Have significant Business Development experience in tangible(s).
Have sound knowledge of Nigerian business environment.
Posses strong prospecting skills.
Have strong computer skills.
Possess the ability to work well as a team member.
Have eye for details with excellent organization and time management skills.
Have a CAN DO attitude, exhibiting our core values – COURAGE, ACCOUNTABILITY, NETWORKING, DRIVE and ONENESS.
Demonstrate experience in selling into new markets with record in acquiring new customers.
Have experience in using technology to improve business operations.
Have extremely effective written, oral and presentation skills.
Possess a sound understanding of operations of the banking and finance sector.
Please note that only shortlisted candidates would be contacted.

Closing date for Job application: 19 Jan 2009

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Job Vacancy 7: Salon/Cosmetic Channel Manager - Sales
All Business Units - Lagos

The Job Role: Salon/Cosmetic Channel – Sales Manager

The successful candidates will be required to:

Drive & achieve effective growth and increased turnover of PZ CUSSONS products in the salons/cosmetics channel in the Nigerian market
Identify, develop and exploit new incremental business/sales opportunities
Manage the NPD delivery pipeline within the accounts
Service & develop strategic distributors/dealers accounts as well as new ones
Consistently meet or exceed agreed business development targets
Motivate, train on the job and develop local sales team
Develop effective relationship with hairdressing associations
Propose & execute in-salon/store activities

The Person For the Job:


The right candidates for the Job must:

Possess a University degree or Higher National Diploma.
Possess a minimum of 3 years working experience in a cosmetic shop/salon management, with significant part of that being in the salon/cosmetics trade
Be willing to work outside official working hours including weekends.
Have a CAN DO attitude, exhibiting our core values – COURAGE, ACCOUNTABILITY, NETWORKING, DRIVE and ONENESS.
Have excellent computer software application skills.
Be a very good team player.
Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Have the ability to work under little or no supervision.
Be a thoroughly articulate individual with a good demonstration of drive and resilience.
Display good leadership skills.
Please note that only shortlisted candidates would be contacted.

Job Closing date: 19 Jan 2009

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