Grand Cereals Limited (GCL) Jobs Recruitment [2 new positions]

Latest jobs vacancies at Grand Cereals Limited (GCL) August 12, 2022.

Grand Cereals Limited (GCL), a subsidiary of UAC of Nigeria Plc, is an integrated foods company whose primary activity is the creation of superior value from local raw materials to produce and deliver superior quality brands in the animal feed, edible oils, breakfast cereals, pet food and other intermediate and consumer cereals products to Nigeria and West Africa markets.

Jobs Vacancies at Grand Cereals Limited (GCL) Jobs Recruitment

August 12, 2022 Graduate Trainee Programme

| Grand Cereals Limited (GCL), | Job Location: Nigeria

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The Programme / Description

  • Are you a talented and dynamic graduate desiring to build your career and explore job opportunities in an industry that drives FOOD SECURITY?
  • Our Graduate Trainee Programme is at the core part of our ‘Winning with our People’  strategy. We are looking to connect with and empower dynamic, diverse, and passionate graduates from a wide range of perspectives and backgrounds.
  • As a future leader, you will be nurtured and developed to succeed in an increasingly competitive and fast changing business industry that directly impacts food security. Your success and growth drives the achievement of our vision of becoming the preferred provider of human and animal nutrition in West Africa.
  • During the programme, you will be exposed to on-the-job and structured learning opportunities, hands-on projects, coaching and mentoring by our seasoned, multi-functional teammates and leaders to succeed on an exciting journey to build a career that has value, purpose and impact.

Requirements

  • B.Sc / HND in Engineering, Social Sciences, Accounting, IT, Agriculture / Agricultural Sciences from a recognized tertiary institution
  • Minimum of 2.2 / Lower Credit (a 2.1 / Higher Credit will be given first preference)
  • Candidates must have Completed NYSC.
  • Not more than 2 years work experience.

Application Closing Date
4th March, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Field Sales Executive

Location: Nigeria
Reports To: Regional Sales Manager

Purpose of Job

  • The role seeks to ensure superior presence of GCL Brands across all Trade Channels (Open Market, Retail, Neighbourhood Stores, Supermarkets, Distributor/Sub Distributor Outlets, Farms e.t.c) within assigned territory while driving share growth through consistent coverage, Stock Availability, Promotion, Right pricing and Customer/Consumer focused activities.

Key Accountabilities

  • Ensures achievement of Sales and Profitability targets for the territory.
  • Ensures market share growth is achieved via adherence to coverage plan, and implementation of Sales fundamentals In-store
  • Ensures promotional activity is implemented in the right outlets and well managed to deliver on the set activity objectives
  • Distributor Recruitment and Management to drive Territory Development via effective Retail Coverage
  • Maintain and update an accurate database of Distributors, Sub Distributors, Wholesalers, Retailers and Farmers
  • Ensures at a minimum, once a quarter Business performance review (Joint Business Plan) with each Distributors
  • Manages Recommended Price Compliance by Distributors, Sub distributors and other Trade Channels
  • Effective credit management to eliminate bad debts
  • Ensure effective customer/business development to counter competitive activities in the territory.
  • Have accountability for the deployment of POS materials and achieving Brand Visibility Objectives across Trade Channels

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree or HND in Pure and Social Sciences. A Food technology or Animal sciences qualification will be a strong advantage.
  • At least one year experience in field sales preferably in FMCG or Agribusiness sector will be an advantage.
  • Minimum of two years driving experience and valid driver’s Licence
  • Fluency in one or more major Nigerian languages will be an added advantage
  • Mobility and flexibility to work in any Nigerian state is a key requirement for this role.

Skills Required:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Strong interpersonal and team orientation
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong Sales and Target orientation
  • Attention to detail and a creative ability
  • Research skills and Market intelligence.

Application Closing Date
24th January, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note: Only shortlisted Candidates will be contacted.

. Digital Marketing Executive

Location: Lagos
Function: Commercial
Reports To: Head of Marketing

Purpose of Job

  • Leads the strategic direction, development and implementation of technology driven i-Marketing activations and implementation, in co-ordination with the marketing teams across the territory.
  • The focus will be to drive innovative ways to engage our consumers and build digital capabilities in the area of external operations for all the activated brands with the support of suppliers (web and content generators) and partners (other technology or media companies to increase brand connections).

Key Accountabilities

  • Strategic Leadership: Develop, implement and evolve the digital strategy to support achievement of brand (s) volume, value, market share, distribution and equity objectives/ targets as agreed with Head Marketing.
  • Strategic development of I-marketing initiatives for portfolio of all required brands
  • Lead the development of the social connections strategy that is fully integrated with Core Creative Ideas across Owned/Earned/Shared/Paid connections to deliver brand objectives while deriving greater impact from our advertising and integrated communication efforts for core or development brands.
  • Provide input into marketing plans by developing the digital roadmap as part of the Annual Business plans. Create Strategic implementation framework. Input into brand briefs.
  • Supervise implementation and localization of projects across the territory (web, social, mobile, search, E-commerce, other), Handles the Connections Planning/Media.
  • Manage Digital & Media budgets efficiently and effectively delivering long-term sustainable competitive advantage at lowest possible costs (annual negotiations); benchmarking to measure competitive advantage on an on-going basis; and developing strong relationships with key social agencies
  • Regular interactions and recommendations provided to marketing teams on campaign ideas and execution.
  • Ensure Agencies drive amplification of CCI (Core Creative Idea) on assigned I-Marketing projects
  • Measure and report performance of marketing campaigns and assess against goals (ROI and KPIs).
  • Ensure that Project Reports & Dashboards are delivered on time for all key brands with comprehensive narratives, learning and implications.
  • Ensure delivery of reports for Media Message Management, Social Listening reports, Competitor review and After-Action reviews of KPIs for all campaigns, and monitoring and tracking of progress.
  • Further design, build and maintain our social media presence across brands & categories. Build social media guidelines per specific brand/category.
  • Plan and execute all digital marketing, including SEO/SEM, marketing database, email, social media and display advertising campaigns.
  • Ensure excellence in brand execution across all activation levers (across channels, including e-commerce) partnering with key commercial stakeholders and collaborating with agencies and other vendor partners.
  • Plan, execute, and measure experiments and conversion tests.
  • Monitor campaign results within the relevant tools (Google Ads, Facebook Business Manager, DV360 etc.), suggest optimizations and challenge media managers & agencies to deliver high-quality media placements at efficient cost
  • Development of dashboards to monitor data-driven marketing campaigns & media best practices and report performance of all digital marketing campaigns, and assess against goals (ROI and KPIs)
  • Utilize strong analytical ability to evaluate end-to-end customer experience across multiple channels and customer touch points
  • Stay up to date with the latest technology and best practices, research competitors, provide suggestions for improvement and thought leadership and perspective for adoption where appropriate
  • Manage Digital & Media budgets efficiently and effectively delivering long-term sustainable competitive advantage at lowest possible costs (annual negotiations); benchmarking to measure competitive advantage on an on-going basis; and developing strong relationships with key social agencies
  • Manage and train the team members.

Requirements

  • A First Degree in any field of study.
  • 3-5 years’ experience in marketing roles preferably within a FMCG or digital agency.
  • Demonstrated capability in developing and implementing digital marketing strategies.

Knowledge, Skills & Attitude:

  • Good knowledge of all different digital marketing channels
  • Good knowledge and experience with online marketing tools and best practices
  • Multiple years of hands-on experience with SEO, Google Analytics, Web Trends, Socials, video and display advertising campaigns
  • Highly creative with experience in identifying target audiences and developing digital campaigns that inform, engage and motivate
  • Familiarity with web & graphic design
  • Up to date with the latest trends and best practices in online marketing and measurement
  • Strong analytical skills and data-driven thinking
  • Strong MS Office proficiency
  • Critical thinker and problem-solving skills
  • Team player
  • Good time-management skills
  • Great interpersonal and communication skills.

Application Closing Date
21st January, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Tax Accountant

Location: Jos, Plateau
Function: Finance
Reports To: Financial Controller

Purpose of Job

  • Ensuring the company meets and complies with regulatory and statutory obligations as and when due, thereby, ensuring good corporate governance.

Key Accountabilities

  • Prepare tax payments
  • Estimate and track tax returns
  • Complete monthly, quarterly and annual tax reports
  • Organise and update the company’s database
  • Recommend tax strategies that align with business goals
  • Prepare necessary paperwork for tax payments and returns
  • Share financial data with the Accounting department
  • Processing monthly Pension remittances and resolution of pension matters
  • Processing TCC for the company
  • Reconciliation of various tax ledgers
  • Identify tax savings and suggest ways to increase profits
  • Follow industry trends and tracks changes related to taxes
  • Liaise with internal and external Auditors
  • Forecast tax predictions to senior managers
  • Any others task as assigned by the Financial Controller and Chief Financial Officer.

Requirements

  • Minimum of B.Sc qualification in Accounting, Finance or related discipline.
  • Industry certification (e.g. ACA, ACCA e.t.c) is essential and compulsory.
  • Minimum of 3 years post qualification cognate experience is essential.

Knowledge, Skills & Attitude:

  • Strong numeracy skills
  • Knowledge of accounting and book-keeping procedures
  • Excellent analytical and time management skills
  • Familiarity with ERP
  • Keen attention to details
  • Good written and verbal communication
  • Computer literacy (MS Office etc).

Application Closing Date
21st January, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Fitter / Machinist

Location: Jos, Plateau
Function: Engineering
Reports To: Workshop Supervisor

Purpose of Job

  • The Fitter/Machinist would be responsible for the fabrication and machining of some necessary machine parts when the need arises.

Key Accountabilities

  • To fabricate or reproduce spare parts for the machines.
  • Assist the machine technicians in the maintenance and repairs of machines.
  • To ensure that all working machine parts are in good working condition.
  • To ensure that the workshop and machines are properly cleaned at all times.
  • Shall understand and practice Company’s safety requirements.
  • Any other duty related to maintenance tasks.

Requirements

  • A.S.S.C.E Tech, advanced NABTEB, Federal Ministry of Labor Trade Test Stage II & I.

Knowledge, Skills & Attitude:

  • Attention to detail.
  • Mathematical skills.
  • Job planning and bench layout.
  • Manual grinding, drilling, and milling.
  • Equipment testing.
  • Problem-solving.
  • Ability to work autonomously.
  • Good written & verbal communication skills
  • Basic knowledge of welding.

Application Closing Date
21st January, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Consumer Nutrition Manager

Location: Jos, Plateau
Function: Supply Chain
Reports To: Head of Innovation and Product Assurance

Purpose of Job

  • Responsible for the research and development of innovative nutritional product formulations to optimize existing product lines and for new product development.

Key Accountabilities

  • Keep updated with scientific literature in Nutrition Science.
  • Engage with dietitians and the general public to educate and familiarize them with our products.
  • Responsible for developing nutritional products for commercial launch by creating formulations which deliver improvements to current products, reduction in product cost and/or comply with regulatory requirements.
  • Understand the competitive landscape by knowing the competitors’ products, ingredients, features, and benefits.
  • Develop and maintain thorough records of potential ingredients, suppliers, literature, and research surrounding our product/ingredients and their efficacy in our target markets.
  • Maintain technical and experimental documentation throughout the research and development process, including product specifications, CoAs, various documentation, research papers and literature surrounding our potential ingredients, and suppliers.
  • Take a leadership role in our product development process and be able to work independently in a small team.

Requirements

  • Master’s or Doctorate Degree in Nutrition or related discipline is required.
  • Currently registered or chartered and practicing.
  • Minimum of 15 years working experience in food manufacturing or FMCG environment with at least 5 years at mid to senior level.
  • Six Sigma Certification will be an added advantage

Knowledge, Skills & Attitude:

  • Working knowledge of Food Safety, HCCP and ISO9001 are required.
  • Have a strong understanding of Health/Wellness Promotion.
  • Have a strong knowledge base of plant-based nutrition.
  • Have excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Have dynamic presentation skills and be comfortable speaking to groups
  • Advanced problem-solving skills
  • Intermediate project management skills
  • Strong statistical analytical and technical skills.

Application Closing Date
21st January, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Market Research and Insights Manager

Location: Jos, Plateau
Function: Commercial
Reports To: Commercial Director

Purpose of Job

  • Responsible for selecting the appropriate research methodology and supporting techniques to meet a defined business objective. The Research Manager develops or assists in the development of the research instrument and works closely with vendors or Market Research Project Directors in ensuring the successful execution of the fieldwork.

Key Accountabilities

  • Investigate market conditions, determine opportunities and create corresponding solutions to customer concerns.
  • Select the most appropriate research methodology and techniques
  • Design qualitative and quantitative research plans for products in all stages of the Product Life Cycle
  • Interpret data, writing reports and making actionable recommendations
  • Interface between Market Research and Business Analytics to synthesize internal database information.
  • Display commitment to high quality, cost effective and timely research.
  • Coordinate with Marketing Division staff to design and evaluate marketing campaigns.
  • Develop and execute customer opinion studies and quantitative and qualitative market research studies.
  • Perform market segmentation research and develop customer engagement strategies.
  • Research and develop customer retention strategies.
  • Develop sampling plans and perform statistical analysis on time series regression.
  • Define, measure and report key performance indicators on ridership, fare revenue and customer satisfaction.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s or Advanced Degree in Business, Mathematics, or the Sciences
  • Minimum of 5 to 7 years within the custom Market Research industry
  • Academic and practical experience with a wide array of new product, brand, advertising and customer satisfaction research methodologies
  • Exceptional written and oral communication abilities
  • Strong analytic skills with experience in statistical modeling and analysis
  • Proficient with Excel, PowerPoint, and SPSS/SAS

Knowledge, Skills & Attitude:

  • Sales Forecasting and Demand Planning Expertise
  • Strong analytical skills
  • GCL system knowledge and clear understanding of the dynamics of the Feeds and Consumer Packages Goods (CPG) industry
  • Strategic mindset – ability to identify and act on opportunities.
  • Understanding of Revenue Growth Management and ability to covert same into winning strategies
  • Demonstrated ability to professionally hire, develop and coach team members.
  • Ability to perform advanced computing functions. Familiarity with databases, sales software, and Microsoft Office including Access and Excel
  • Building value-based relationships
  • Leveraging and respecting Others
  • Problem Analysis / Problem Solving
  • Negotiation
  • People Management skills
  • Good written and verbal communication.

Application Closing Date
21st January, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online