Hays Nigeria Vacancy for an Operations Director – West Africa

Hays Nigeria – Our client is part of a major Global Biscuit and Snack manufacturer. There International division covers more than 100 markets across the world and currently account for over 20% of Group revenue. They are the growth engine of the company driven by the developing markets in Africa, the Middle East and South Asia. Africa is by far the largest business unit and this new role is critical to the success of their continued development with multiple geographical factory locations. The role will report into the Global Head of Supply Chain and also through to the Managing Director for Africa.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Operations Director – West Africa

Location: Lagos

Job Descriptions

  • To manage the strategic delivery of operational activities to ensure they consistently meet the needs of the commercial team across West Africa
  • You will be a member of the International Supply Chain and Africa Executive teams ensuring tactical and strategic delivery with regards to;
    • Budget planning and delivery
    • Capability and capacity Development
    • Strategic Planning
    • Culture Development (PACE)
    • Supply Chain Excellence
    • Customer Service Excellence
  • Define the West African operational agenda and translate the business needs through existing capabilities and new projects
  • Lead operational resources within Africa to ensure capabilities are in place to move with PACE and deliver against the business strategy
  • Contribute to the development of the Supply Chain Global strategy/culture and drive Africa Supply Chain development aligned to this

Areas of Responsibility

  • Manufacturing, Engineering, procurement, Compliance (Quality, Health, Safety, Environment, business continuity), Projects, Supply Chain Excellence, Imported Goods, Route to market logistics and Customer Service

Key Accountabilities & Deliverables

  • Leading the African team operational performance against all business KPI’s
  • Drive implementation Supply Chain Excellence tools and techniques
  • Making Customer Service an extreme focus for the African team
  • Compliance to local and International standards
  • Driving factories to company Global Standards
  • Member of the of the Supply Chain executive ensuring best practice sharing and strategic alignment.
  • M&A Operations leadership in Region
  • Continuously improve operating cost
  • Translate African Growth plans into CAPEX requirements and drive the implementation
  • Procurement strategy delivery sourcing stable, high quality and cost efficient direct and indirect materials and services using aligned to a Group Global procurement strategy

Skills & Experience Required

  • Operational/engineering leadership experience in a large FMCG environment, with experience in large capital project delivery. Experience in delivering large people change projects
  • Fully conversant with modern manufacturing methodologies and system planning, i.e. lean, Six Sigma. Track record of improving performance and effectiveness (OEE). Experience of working in a multicultural environment. Capex procurement. Supply relationship management with strong organisational and communication skills

Qualifications Required

  • Degree or equivalent in Engineering/Business, Project Management e.g. Prince 2 Lean/Six Sigma qualified.
  • At least 10 years + experience in FMCG environment in developing countries


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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