Jobs in a Multinational Cosmetic and Beauty Product Company for a Supply Chain Operations Manager,November 2014

Best Search Recruitment Limited – Our client, a multinational cosmetic and beauty product company is recruiting to fill the position below.

Job Title: Supply Chain Operations Manager
Lagos, Nigeria
Job Summary

  • To assure: Optimal support for business development; All activities must be aligned with the company’s strategy; Accomplish the targets (operational and budget); World Class Service; Accomplish our promises (delivery on time and form for example); Continuity of the business.
  • To generate: Strategies that guarantee business growing; Efficiency; Cost savings; Customer loyalty trough a world class service


  • Deliver World Class Service to our consultants
  • Responsible for order taking and customer service in our Contact Center, Immediate Service Centers and Service Centers
  • Define and implement correct future set-up
  • Leading customer service and operations projects
  • Develop your team with the latest knowledge and trends
  • Secure a cost and capital efficient operation
  • Central warehouse operations including pick & pack of consultant orders and inventory control
  • National distribution planning and market replenishment order
  • Sanitary registration and importation process
  • National distribution, distribution strategy and annual negotiations
  • Purchasing of needed packaging material
  • Support marketing with planning of discontinued products

Personal Characteristics

  • Dynamic, strong and practical leader with entrepreneurial and commercial orientation
  • The ability to lead people and foster productive teamwork
  • Good strategic thinker with necessary analytical competence
  • An extrovert with strong communication skills capable of motivating people in a rapidly changing environment
  • Encounter curiosity, innovation, creativity – and the ability to apply them to achieving measurable results
  • Adaptability and easiness to adjust to changes and new environments
  • Work well under pressure
  • Skills in negotiating with suppliers
  • Organized, well-structured and good at doing many things and at the same time meeting deadlines
  • Strong drive and a positive “down-to-earth” attitude
  • Sound personal judgment and ability to handle big responsibilities under freedom
  • Highly dedicated in achieving results
  • Strong willingness to learn and develop
  • You need to have low prestige and be ready to assist in whatever matters that comes up
  • Eagerness to take on new responsibilities
  • A proactive approach to improving business

Desired Skills, Experiences and Qualifications

  • Minimum of 7years previous experience in Logistics/Supply Chain and Customer Service.
  • University Degree in Engineering, Administration or Business.
  • Hands on” with helicopter perspective and knowledge in all areas
  • Strong Leader
  • English spoken, written and read
  • Documented fast moving consumer goods experience
  • Organized, structured, analytical and process oriented
  • Inbound logistics in general
  • Outbound logistics in Nigeria (basic distribution)
  • Management experience
  • Have a strategic mindset on how to distribute in Nigeria, some market knowledge so he/she can be a partner in roll out decisions
  • Have a western mindset, as there will be a lot of communication with people in Egypt, Sweden and Poland.
  • Very good interpersonal, motivational and management skills
  • Highly dedicated in achieving results
  • A proactive approach to improving business
  • 30-45 years
  • Very good analytical skills
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Good report writing skills
  • Good knowledge of Excel in particular and systems in general
  • Able to cope well with stress
  • Knowledge of NAFDAC
  • Must be conversant with Customs, clearing, normal import documents (form M, soncap etc.)

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should forward their updated CV’s and a brief cover letter to:

Application Deadline 20th November, 2014 

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