Unilever Plc Jobs in Nigeria [2 new vacancies]

Latest Jobs Vacancies at Unilever Nigeria Plc and Recruitment  May, 2022

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May, 2022. External Affairs Manager

Job Requisition ID: R-38421
Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Job Type: Full time

Main Job Purpose

  • To provide expertise support by protecting and enhancing Unilever’s reputation and nurturing and managing relationships with key stakeholders in Nigeria, while driving policy advocacy and issue management where required in Nigeria.
  • The role will support the Corporate Affairs and Sustainable Business Director who leads the cluster in managing external relations (government relations, community relations among other external public stakeholders in Nigeria)

Job Summary
External Relations:

  • Manage external affairs which includes government relations, community relations among other external public stakeholders in Nigeria
  • Nurture and manage relationships with key stakeholders in Nigeria, while driving policy advocacy and issues-management where required.
  • Build a network of key external stakeholder and opinion formers and maintain strong relations with them, including non-governmental stakeholders such as industry colleagues and interest groups
  • Maintain an active monitoring process on key policy making bodies, proactively sensitize the business to ensure that it is kept abreast of policy formulations and strategically develop recommendation on any potential issues that may impact the company.
  • Manage and advocate for specific policy issues and develop position papers, policy papers, and appropriate data for key government stakeholders.
  • Support key functions within the business on issues-management & proactively improve company relationships with key stakeholders within Public and Private Sectors
  • Collaborate with External Partners, Industry Associations, Chambers of Commerce, multilateral agencies, high commissions on issues that impact on the business
  • Proactively monitor and inform the business on evolving policy or regulatory acts that can impact on the business (Track and provide legislative and regulatory information on country issues to internal stakeholders highlighting the impact to business sustainability)

Community Relations:

  • Create, cultivate, and deepen strategic partnerships with key communities and groups.
  • Collaborate and communicate with internal and external stakeholders to effectively promote community relation events.
  • Develop goals, strategies, and guidelines, in conjunction with relevant stakeholders for community partnerships and programs that are aligned with Unilever’s objective.
  • Identify mechanisms to measure and direct and indirect impact of community relations initiatives on engagement, strategic objectives, and brand enhancement.
  • Monitor social and community trends and issues.
  • Develop, implement, and manage programs of high impact and high visibility community involvement for Unilever
  • Leadership Skills, Influencing Skills, Communicating Skills, Negotiation skill, Execution and Problem Resolution, Risk Management, Team Players

Key Interface:
Internal:  

  • Legal
  • Supply Chain
  • Regulatory affairs
  • Regional Corporate Affairs team

External:

  • Government Officials
  • Community Leaders
  • Organised Private Sector bodies, &
  • Community leaders and stakeholders

Key Requirements

  • Relevant Marketing / Business Degree
  • 5-7 years of experience in similar role.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

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

Business Integrity Officer, West Africa

Job Title: Business Integrity Officer, West Africa

Reference ID: R-36688
Location: Lagos, Nigeria

Overview

  • At Unilever, our commitment to “Value with Values” requires ongoing efforts to embed a culture of integrity across our entire operational footprint.
  • This implies significant efforts to prevent, detect and if necessary, investigate potential concerns relating to our Code of Business Principles and Code Policies (the Code), and to hold individuals accountable where appropriate.  Unilever sets similarly high standards in selecting suppliers and business partners.
  • The Business Integrity Officer – West Africa (“BIO”) supports local leaders, as owners of Code and business integrity risks inherent in their operations, to identify and mitigate these by reference to the Code and the tools that govern relations between Unilever and third parties. 
  • (S)he manages the Business Integrity Committee, ensuring robust oversight and governance for such matters, and is a respected and visible Go To person for the escalation of BI related issues in the country.
  • The BIO must demonstrate the values, skills, judgment, drive and influence needed to deploy Unilever’s Business Integrity framework, liaising with subject matter experts (SMEs), for optimal results consistent with the Unilever global Roadmap for Business Integrity. 
  • The BIO provides specific SME input in terms of advising on and investigating matters pertaining to anti-bribery, corruption (ABC) and trade sanctions rules and requirements arising as a result of relevant laws or practices. 
  • The BIO is an important member of the global BI function and Africa legal team. 

Essential Roles and Responsibilities
Leadership and Strategy:

  • Develop and deploy strategy that aligns with business goals and addresses local legal and regulatory implications;
  • Lead country Business Integrity Committee; share trends, better practices and lessons learned; and provide advice to leaders.

Lead Investigations:

  • Lead investigations that reported via hotline or internal channels.  Develop investigation plans, identify appropriate investigative resources, conduct fact finding procedures, identify issues and root causes, prepare investigation reports, and assure complete and accurate data in matter management system;
  • Provide advice and oversight to assigned investigators e.g. HR, Finance, Operations to assure quality of process and outputs;
  • Escalate matters as appropriate, provide recommendations on sanctions and mitigation actions; assure accountability, consistency and timely execution of corrective actions.

Training and Communications:

  • Execute global plan, including online training and annual code declaration;
  • Develop and deploy country training and communications to various stakeholders in the country, e.g. country/ site leaders, employees, third parties, business partners;
  • Work with stakeholders to assure new joiners, employees from acquired entities are trained.

Third party Compliance and Country Risk Assessment:

  • Work with stakeholders to assure third party compliance program, e.g. due diligence, red flag mitigation, is implemented efficiently and effectively;
  • Review and maintain country risk profile to assure risks are aligned with regulatory environment and internal trends.

Key Skills / Experiences / Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree is required
  • Minimum of 8 years of experiences in related areas.
  • Knowledge and experience in business integrity risk areas, e.g. US FCPA, UKBA and local bribery laws and regulations.
  • Demonstrated experience in similar role in multinational corporation(s)
  • Proven experience in conducting investigations in various areas like fraud, bribery, conflicts of interests, embezzlement, theft etc
  • Experience in effective management and monitoring of 3rd party compliance risks.
  • Strong reputation for integrity.
  • Focus on internal customers’ needs, ability to provide practical recommendations and solutions.
  • Solid influencing and interpersonal skills in matrix organization.
  • Good problem-solving skills, resilience, and logical thinking, ability to evaluate and simplify complex issues.
  • Ability to exercise good and independent judgment
  • Managerial courage – ability to raise potentially sensitive and tense issues when needed to all levels of managers
  • Awareness on the current broader ethical agenda including sustainability, social responsibility, etc.
  • Fluent in English and local language/s, excellent verbal and written communications skills, ability to communicate to all levels in the company.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

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

Research & Development Assistant Manager, BPC

Job ID: R-33617
Location: Lagos
Category: Research / Development

Business Context and Main Purpose of the Role

  • Supports the implementation of regional / local R&D elements of the Personal Care Category Program for both Formulation, Processing and Packaging development.
  • Deliver activation and cost effectiveness of projects.
  • Gives input for the development, together with local/ regional marketing, of a strategic vision and communication for regional / local consumer and technical needs.
  • Support savings initiatives for enhancing product margins and reduce business waste

Main Accountabilities

  •  Responsible for driving deploy excellence across the West Africa R&D organization through successful execution of the new product development process and launches. The role entails owning the Product, Process and Packaging Development process, and manages it to promote brilliant execution and maintain compliance to Unilever’s quality system and legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Partner with other functions to identify value improvement projects(5S), develop and implement strategy, and assist in setting strategic technical direction.
  • Assist in providing leadership for innovation projects, including such activities as collaborating to develop business cases, defining business and/ or technical requirements, and preparing detailed project plans and schedules
  • Partner Local Market Activation in providing technical activation/promotional support for market introductions.
  • Monitor Competitor activity, supporting Global Design and Regional Deploy with regional consumer needs and insights.
  • To be responsible for managing quality and product safety in the Operating Company, providing the link to the Supply Chain and Personal Care Deploy R&D.
  • Assists or lead as appropriate/ agreed with the Personal Care Regional R&D Teams the seamless incorporation of new product technology/mixes into the Local Supply Chain.
  • Implement (& proposes adaptations- only where local conditions dictate) regional/global technical specs of Raw Materials, Packaging Materials, Product and Process for Local Sourcing / Supply Chain, in consultation with the appropriate Personal Care  Regional R&D Design Team.

Key Interfaces

  • Other Business Partners in MSO / Regional R&D and Project Team members.
  • Supply Chain, respective and category function.

Relevant Experience and Key Skills

  • Degree in Sciences, Preferably Chemistry / Chemical and Process Engineering
  • 3-5 years technical experience from similar organizations.
  • Excellence in Science and Technology Expertise.
  • Consumer / Customer focus.
  • Project Management.
  • Professional networking/external focus.
  • Strong IT skills
  • Fluency in oral and written English
  • Planning skills.

Behavioral:

  • Strong communication skills
  • Works independently
  • Organized
  • Rigour (attention to detail)
  • Team player
  • Sense for high quality work.

Leadership Behaviors:

  • Growth Mindset
  • Bias for Action
  • Accountability & Responsibility
  • Consumer & Customer focus
  • Team Alignment.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

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

Shift Manager

Job ID: R-27290
Location: Agbara, Odeda – Ogun
Category: Supply Chain

Main Job Purpose

  • The Manufacturing Shift Manager has overall responsibility to drive manufacturing operation to the agreed plan on volume, cost, safety, quality and other KPIs

Key Accountabilities

  • To receive chemical and packaging materials.
  • To plan making and packing operations on the floor to achieve agreed shift targets in volume, quality, output reliability, cost and safety.
  • To organize and control labor (operators, technicians, and contract) for operations in terms of numbers and skills.
  • To monitor material consumption and yield and reduce waste level.
  • To reduce material variance to the minimum by ensuring optimal usage of chemicals and packaging and accurate record keeping.
  • To supervise weekly and monthly stock count and general Fourth Shift transactions.
  • To ensure that workers wear their appropriate personal protective clothing and comply with safety, health, and environmental rules
  • To drive autonomous maintenance activities on the shop floor
  • To support the implementation of best practices such as TPM, HACCP, and all audit recommendations.
  • To identify skill gaps and organize training for workers.
  • To continuously improve operations by identifying areas for process development.

Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum of 3 year’s experience in FMCG and Managing people
  • Experience in supply Chain planning and SAP usage
  • Managing & Benchmarking Production Performance
  • Implementing and Managing TPM
  • Managing Quality
  • Delivering & Implementing Factory Change
  • Understanding and Implementing factory processing technology
  • Understanding Packaging and Packing Machinery Technology

Stake Holders
Internal:

  • Technical team, quality team, SC, warehouse.
  • The nature of this contact involves exchange of information and influencing skills

External:

  • Service providers, auditors, legal authorities, labor depts., and municipality.
  • The nature of this contact involves exchange of information and influencing skills.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

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

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