PZ Cussons Nigeria Plc Latest Job Vacancies

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PZ Cussons is a dynamic consumer products group and innovator of some of the world’s best known and loved brands. Calling on over 130 years of expertise, we operate internationally in carefully selected developed and emerging markets that present the greatest strategic potential for future growth. Our world-class supply chain and distribution networks enable us to meet our global consumer needs and deliver quality brands that add value and enhance everyday lives.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:


Job Title: Category Manager

Job Requisition ID: JR000224
Location: Nigeria
Job Type: Full time
Reporting to: Head of Marketing – PZ Wilmar

Job Purpose

  • Implement brand strategy to grow and sustain brand performance and profitability.
  • Monitor, control and report brand performance through brands health indicators (NNS, GM, MC) and key consumer KPIs (market share, awareness, trial, attribute rating etc.) providing solutions to shortfalls
  • Support the management of the NPD process for the brand within the TEC CBU.
  • Effective execution of Trade Marketing plans
  • Participate actively in company-wide initiatives as required – e.g. Margin Improvement
  • Implement brand strategy to grow and sustain brand performance and profitability
  • Monitor, control and report brand performance through brands health indicators (NNS, GM, MC) and key consumer KPIs (market share, awareness, trial, attribute rating etc.) providing solutions to shortfalls
  • Support the development & execution of approved brand M&C plan within guidelines.
  • Understand & apply relevant external environment factors including consumer insights, competitor activity and other CBU activity (networks).
  • Support Product Life Cycle Management including demand forecasting and minimising residuals.


  • Bachelor Degree
  • 5-7 years demonstrated experience in Brand Management
  • Good knowledge of E- commerce
  • Strong interpersonal skills so as to effectively work with internal and external customers.
  • Must be exceptional at business development with extensive customer interaction
  • Professional Qualification in Marketing is essential
  • IT savvy including the use of MS Office Suite of Applications
  • Self-driven and possess very high levels of energy, motivation, enthusiasm, drive and resilience.

Consumer Champion:

  • Insight generation (Developed)
  • Communication (Developed)
  • Digital (Developed)

Brand Champion:

  • Brand propositions (Emerging)
  • Strategy (Emerging)

Profit and Growth Champion:

  • Commercial delivery (Developed)
  • RTM (Developed)

Innovation Champion:

  • Innovation (Emerging)
  • NPD and PLM (Developed)

Business Leader:

  • Personal leadership (Developed)
  • Personal drive (Emerging)
  • Talent development (Emerging)

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


Job Title: Consumer Insight & Projects Manager

Job Requisition ID: JR000294
Location: Nigeria
Job Type: Full time
Reporting to: Head of Marketing – PZ Wilmar

Job Purpose

  • Identify, Manage Consumer Insights and Drive Innovations towards business objectives.
  • The Business requires a manager who will drive Business growth through deep Consumer, Customer, and market understanding that inform strong strategy for the Brands as well as manage multiple new product development projects from ideation to launch.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Drive and manage Marketing research towards uncovering insights to deliver business goals.
  • Monitor data on trends on Consumer behaviour, Market and Competition and advise the business as appropriate; proactively provide a comprehensive view of the Consumer, Customer, Market and our Brands
  • Manage all aspects of research, including partnering with key stakeholders to frame problems, briefing, designing research methodologies, implementing high-quality data collection, and analysing results.
  • Relationship management with partners (agencies) on research. Will be a point of contact/owner for a wide variety of marketing data sources.
  • Identify, manage and develop new product initiatives in line with Business goals
  • Manage and oversee multiple development projects from initial concept to launch via the in-house process.
  • Ensure effective communication across relevant stakeholders regarding requirements actions and timelines to deliver new product development initiatives
  • Translate research findings into clear and actionable insights through thoughtful data collection, in-depth analysis, sharp observations, smart story-telling, and compelling presentations.
  • Coach and mentor project managers at the Business unit level.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience Needed

  • A Degree in Social Sciences or related courses from a reputable university.
  • A Post Graduate degree in related field/s would be a plus.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking.
  • Time management skills.
  • Have excellent communication, interpersonal, reporting & presentation skills.
  • Be a good team player.
  • Project management qualifications would be a plus
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in a reputable research agency or experience of Consumer Insights and Project management within the FMCG industry.

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


Job Title: Site Risk Manager

Job Code: JR000256
Location: Nigeria

Level: Grade 5
Department: Supply Chain
Responsible to: Group Risk Manager
Responsible for: Site Services Manager, Group Instrumentation Manager, Stores Manager

Department Strategic Objectives

  • To achieve and sustain world-class standards in Health, Safety & Environment in line with OHSAS 18001 and ISO 14001.
  • To ensure actions to improve quality of safety communications on site, workers awareness and appreciation of safety and environmental issues and improvement of safety culture.
  • To ensure equipment and materials required for Emergency Preparedness are provided and maintained in good working conditions.
  • To continuously monitor & communicate HSE performance indicators; and take needed actions to prevent/correct anomalies with organisational expectations.
  • To initiate programs and plans that ensure the Organisational Health, Safety & Environmental expectations and Corporate Social Responsibility continue to be met.

Job Purpose

  • To plan and coordinate site Health, Safety & Environment Management Systems to mitigate risks and achieve corporate plans.


  • Turnover of unit
  • Budget responsibility
  • Team Size Other

Internal & External Relationships:

  • Identify the most significant ones
  • Attach a preferred suppliers list if available
  • Detail which networks the jobholder will be part of e.g. finance, category
  • Collaborates with the Engineering & Maintenance team, factory team, and emergency response team in ensuring safe executions of routine and non-routine jobs.
  • Works closely with the regulatory and certification bodies to ensure compliance with statutory and other relevant standards.
  • Liaise with Contractors to achieve compliance with corporate HSE targets.
  • Engineering Department managers and staff.
  • Chief Engineer

Job Context & Special Features:

  • Explain any special features or context in which the job operates
  • Detail any language or mobility requirements
  • Excellent understanding and application of HSE principles; the nature of hazards and risks in manufacturing and construction environment and applicable controls to mitigate impact on people, asset and operating environment.
  • Good understanding, implementation and documentation of ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 management systems.
  • Working knowledge of current local HSE legislations as applicable to manufacturing operations.

Principal Accountabilities
The key outputs of the job are:

  • List in priority order if possible, typically 8-10. NOT a task list
  • Any requirement for organizing & planning including own work and the allocation of resources
  • Typical decisions made and if they are advisory or directly responsible for the outcome
  • To ensure Successful Certification of Organisation to ISO 14001 Environmental Management System and the sustenance of OHSAS 18001 Certification.
  • To ensure planned and timely servicing of fire extinguishers, hydrants, hose reels, smoke detectors, heat sensors, manual call points and alarm systems to maintain them in good working conditions.
  • To develop and implement contractor management system for the Ikorodu factory site.
  • To ensure effective and efficient coordination of fire marshals, first aiders, safety and environmental champions to meet operational expectations.
  • To continuously monitor & communicate HSE performance indicators as reports to Site HSE Committee, Engineering Weekly meeting.

Key Accountability:

  • Maintain Ohsas 18001 Certification And Achieve Iso 14001 Certification By End Q4 2021

Key Activities:

  • OHSAS 18001 1st Surveillance audit
  • Close out of OHSAS 18001 1st Surveillance Audit Points
  • ISO 14001 EMS Internal Auditors Training
  • ISO 14001 Stage 1 Audit by Bureau Veritas
  • ISO 14001 Certification end 2nd Quarter
  • LASEPA required environmental analysis to be carried out and monitored Quarterly
  • Follow up actions to correct/ close out observations from Quarterly LASEPA required environmental analysis.
  • Procure waste bins for waste segregation

Sustainance Of Certification:

  • Conduct 2 OHSAS 18001 Internal Audits
  • Conduct 2 OHSAS 18001 Management Review Meetings
  • Conduct General Safety /OHSAS 18001 Awareness training for all staff and contractors
  • Conduct 2 ISO 14001 Internal Audits
  • Conduct 2 ISO 14001 Management Review Meetings
  • Conduct Environmental Awareness/ ISO 14001 training for all staff and contractors
  • Retrain OHSAS 18001 Internal Auditors on 2015 standard when released

Performance Indicators:

  • OHSAS 18001 Re-certification
  • ISO 14001 Certification

Key Accountability:  People Development, Awareness And Engagement
Key Activities:

  • Conduct 132 safety observations
  • Publish monthly Safety Journal to educate on pertinent safety issues
  • Conduct monthly safety meetings with C&I Pool car drivers
  • Conduct monthly safety meetings with Halogen security operatives
  • Prepare one safety brief weekly for use at pep talks in factory and across site
  • Conduct First Aider training for First Aid Team
  • Conduct twice monthly meetings with First Aiders & Fire Marshals
  • Conduct at least once monthly Emergency Response Drills for Awareness Sept
  • Conduct Safety & Environment Week for awareness
  • Increase Environmental Signage across site
  • Conduct twice monthly meeting with HSE Champions
  • Continuously identify safety knowledge gaps by liaising with factory and trend observation
  • Develop and implement training programs to close identified HSE knowledge gaps
  • Ensure monthly Contractors forum holds
  • Update & Communicate identify of Fire marshals, First Aiders, Safety & Environment Champions
  • Conduct Fire Prevention & fighting training for Fire Wardens

Performance Indicators:

  • No. of BBS completed.
  • Journals published.
  • Monthly minutes of contractors meetings.
  • Updated safety dashboard.
  • Updated list of Fire marshals, First aiders.
  • Records of safety week held.
  • Minutes of HSE champions meetings held.
  • Reports of emergency drills held.

Key Accountability: Safety, Health & Environment (She) Operational Excellence
Key Activities:

  • Provide leadership for site HSE activities with compliance to plans 90% of time
  • Analysis of trends from Safety Dashboard to be maintained
  • Incident rate target to be maintained at <1
  • Develop, implement and maintain audit, inspection and monitoring program regime to achieve site HSE KPI in all factories.
  • Collate Effluent analysis report, analyse against set parameters and track corrective actions as required
  • Monitor and report water accounting for each factory
  • Provide HSE support during construction/ operation phases of projects for growth.
  • Monthly presentation of safety trends from Dashboard during site meetings
  • Review, communicate and implement document control procedure for HSE
  • Ensure smoke detection and alarm system; fire extinguishers, hose reel and hydrants are serviced as per schedule and maintained in ready-to-use conditions.

Performance Indicators:

  • Updated safety dashboard.
  • Report of inspections and audits conducted.
  • Updated master list of controlled documents.
  • Scheduled servicing of fire extinguishers, hose reels, hydrants
  • Completed Job Hazard Analysis reports.

Key Accountability:  Defining The Future
Key Activities:

  • Update 3 year HSE plan for Ikorodu site
  • Initiate monthly safety recognition program for each factory
  • Initiate monthly factory recognition program for each factory based on HSE performance
  • Initiate Contractor Management System
  • Conduct Waste Segregation and Environmental Management Campaign on site
  • Initiate Top 5 Hazard and Control Awareness for entire site
  • Attend bi-monthly PZ Cussons Site Risk Managers Meeting headed by Group Risk Manager.

Performance Indicators:

  • 3 year HSE Plan.
  • Monthly recognition awards for each factory.
  • KPI reports on contractor management system.
  • Records of waste management training.
  • Attendance sheet of bi-monthly Site Risk Managers meeting.

Required Qualifications

  • B.Sc / M.Sc in Sciences / Engineering / Risk Management
  • ISO 14001 Auditor training
  • Membership of recognised safety professional body.
  • NEBOSH International Certificate in Health & Safety Management
  • OHSAS 18001 Lead Auditor training

Required Experience:

  • Minimum of 8 years experience working in similar role with at least 3 years of management experience.
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Have excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Have a CAN DO attitude, exhibiting our core values – Courage, Accountability Networking, Drive And Oneness

Required Competences:

  • Coordinates and ensures Planning and Organising of activities to achieve goals
  • Thinks more broadly about impact of actions – Analysis and Decision Making
  • Establishes Interacting and Communicating networks links within and outside the organisation
  • Demonstrates Personal Qualities – Drive and Resilience for achieving agreed objectives
  • Able to identify how to turn subordinate’s weaknesses into strength whilst Managing People
  • Takes into account a broad range of issues in Formulating strategies and vision for the future
  • Shows appreciation/encouragement while Working with People rather than apportioning blame
  • Gives full commitment to the Principles and values of the organisation

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


Job Title: Network Availability Manager

Job Requisition ID: JR000139
Location: Nigeria
Job type: Full time


  • Manage and Monitor network connectivity across Nigeria Business
  • Work closely with approved Service Provider (WAN and LAN) to Support and resolve related LAN and WAN issues across Nigeria
  • Support the investigation of Network related issues across other PZC operating Units outside Nigeria especially during service outage
  • Manage and support LAN Contractors, especially during incident troubleshooting
  • Provide support and Manage Telecommunication link from external service providers and work closely with other stakeholders within the service required framework
  • Ensure incident management are aligned with PZC standard operating procedures
  • Attend daily Ops calls (Global daily calls)
  • Attend daily SD meeting (local call) and help resolve WAN and LAN cases on local queue
  • Align with global team and vendors to execute Network Projects, Services Improvement plan and Operations across Nigeria

Knowledge / Skills / Qualifications / Technical / Professional Experience

  • Educated to Bachelor’s Degree / HND at least Degree level in an IT-related field.
  • 3+ years’ IT experience within retail or an FMCG.
  • Experience of working in a matrix organization.
  • Experience of successfully working in cross functional teams
  • Engaging and collaborative style
  • Good influencing skills.
  • Good planning and organizational skills
  • Analytical and data literate
  • Positive outlook
  • Good Project Management skill.
  • Experience of initiating and creating business process improvements with IT
  • Ability to demonstrate planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to demonstrate creative problem solving
  • Strong team player, able to work closely with other IT employees in the Global and Regional teams.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Fluent in English
  • International mind set

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

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