Process and Control Improvement Manager at Nigerian Breweries

Title: Process and Control Improvement Manager | Nigerian Breweries
Location: Nationwide
Type: Full-time / Permanent
Level: Mid-level Management
Specialization: Accounting/Audit/Tax

Nigerian Breweries Plc – As the foremost brewing company in Nigeria, we are proud of our vision to Wow Nigeria with our Great Brands, Passionate People and World Class Performance.

The core activities of the P&CI Manager are to support the business in the following areas:

  • Controls Monitoring
  • Process & Control Management
  • Continuous Process Improvement (CPI)

Additional areas include:

  • Risk Management
  • Compliance
  • Fraud Management
  • Assurance

The P&CI Manager needs to maintain effective business relationships with internal and external stakeholders as well as other business partners.

Minimum Requirements
Must have:

  • Working knowledge and understanding in two or more of the following areas: risk management, internal control, process management, fraud management & compliance.
  • Experience in the area of internal control, internal/ external audit or process management and improvement.
  • Knowledge in assessing process and information flows, performing cost/benefit analyses, tracking results, developing recommendations and implementing changes that benefit business performance.
  • Strong documentation, presentation, quantitative, statistical and computer skills, with emphasis on the ability to perform data analytics, sophisticated analysis with spreadsheet and/or database applications.

Educational Requirements:

  • University degree with a minimum of Second Class Upper in Economics, Accounting/Finance or Business Administration and possession of Masters Degree is an added advantage. A first degree with 2nd Class Lower degree must have a Masters’ Degree.
  • Finance, Accounting, Internal/External audit background, Professional certifications including: – ACA/ACCA/CIMA/RA/RE/CPA/CFE or – CIA/RO.
  • Internationally recognized certification in Six Sigma (Yellow/Green/ Black Belt)/ PMP / Prince 2 would be added advantage


  • Minimum of 5 to 10 years relevant work experience in a reputable audit firm.
  • Experience within internal/external audit of multinational companies,     including operational audit, risk management.
  • Proven success in influencing management and performing management   controls reviews, providing strong effective business oriented   recommendations.
  • Willingness and ability to travel locally and internationally (up to 50%)
  • Knowledge of internal control.
  • Creation of Policies and Procedures.

Key Responsibilities

Process & Control Management:

  • Ensure business processes and controls are appropriately designed, constructed, implemented and maintained.
  • Identify and report process activities that deviate from the global standard or local management approved procedure.
  • Identifies improvement opportunities in performing the assigned tasks, through business or technical knowledge, and escalation for immediate action.
  • Jointly drive with Local Management the design and documentation of business processes and controls, applying the global process design and management methodology.
  • Ensure that controls are fully embedded in the design of processes, including Process Performance Indicator(PPI) and Key Performance Indicators (KPI) defined by the Business.
  • Ensure PPIs and KPIs are monitored on an ongoing basis to identify any risks or opportunities for improvements(processes & controls). Identify and report any process activities that deviate from the global standard by local management.

Control Monitoring:

  • Monitor and test control effectiveness and drive the implementation of remediating actions.
  • Support in developing key control framework and execution of internal controls over financial review.
  • Ensure that the effectiveness of controls is monitored and/or frequently tested.
  • Be responsible for putting the appropriate actions in place (agreed with Management). Track and monitor the progress of remediating activities.

Fraud and Risk Management:

  • Provide support to the Head P&CI to lead the process of Risk Identification, Assessment and Response and monitor existing and emerging risks.
  • Support in driving the implementation of a comprehensive Risk Management (RM) framework by ensuring relevant risk templates and documentation are used and drive the creation of risk responses.
  • Conducting Risk Assessment through running risk workshops with the Business,
  • Develop specific action plans to mitigate, accept or transfer risk and monitors progress on an ongoing basis.
  • Raise fraud awareness through promoting the ‘Speak-up’ procedures.
  • Drive fraud prevention and detection through identifying fraud risks and address them through strong process and control design and testing.
  • Support fraud investigation as requested by Local Management, Global Legal Affairs or Global Audit.

Compliance Management:

  • Provide assurance that processes and controls are designed, implemented and operating in line with the relevant policies, procedures and HEINEKEN Rules.
  • P&CI is informed about policy changes and assesses the impact on existing control frameworks. Provide advice, support and challenge during the implementation of policies (global & local).
  • Register, track and log policies & procedures. This includes the review and challenge of self-assessment activities.

Assurance Responsibilities:

  • Plan, lead and execute business process oriented internal control reviews, compliance audits and activities that deliver the P&CI plan to provide the business with comfort in the internal control environment.
  • Support and/or lead execution of global audits (inside or outside of the Op Co) Execute process and compliance audit of vendors.
  • Prepare reports which include remediation plans etc.
  • Define and execute remediation plans (in agreement with Management). Track and monitor the progress of remediating activities.

Process Improvement;

  • Provide support to the Head P&CI to embed a process improvement culture, drive process and control improvement and realize benefits.
  • Drive a culture of continuous improvement, benchmarking and innovation.
  • Build process improvement capabilities through training and people development.
  • Challenge existing processes to identify improvement opportunities using benchmarks and external best practices.
  • Evaluate the success of the improvement projects and the benefits realized.

Important Skills:

  • Leadership skill
  • Analytical skill
  • Expert Report writing & presentation skills
  • Adept knowledge of Internal Controls and Governance
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • High collaborative abilities
  • Effective Stakeholders Management capabilities

Other Considerations:

  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Innovation-driven
  • Self-motivated
  • Ability to speak French will an added advantage

We offer some of the most competitive remuneration packages in our industry and offer performance related increments/bonuses.

Package includes

  • Salary
  • Health benefits
  • Pension

Other Benefits

  • Transport Allowance
  • Housing
  • Bonus

Application Closing Date
16th April, 2021

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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