Jobs at KCSSA West Africa Limited

KCSSA West Africa Limited a member of the Kimberly-Clark Corporation seek talents to grow its Nigeria manufacturing operations.
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  • Electrical Engineer - Lagos
    Requisition # ElecEngLagos
    Job Title Electrical Engineer - Lagos
    Job Type Full-time
    Location West Africa - Lagos, NG (Primary)
    Category Engineering
    Education B Tech/Hons Degree or Equivalent
    % Time Prepared to Travel
    Salary Grade R0.00 - R0.00
    Available Benefits Medical Aid, Car Allowance, Cell Phone, Petrol Card, Incentive Bonus

    Job Description
    Main Purpose of Job
    To ensure Diaper Manufacturing Operations’ assets are managed, maintained and operated at their maximum efficiencies at all times and that the manufacturing processes on all assets are always under control and continuously improved such that improved quality and higher efficiencies are attained.


    Main Responsibilities
    Ensure assets are maintained in a “Safe to operate” condition at all times while promoting all aspects of safe working practices to meet all safety and housekeeping objectives of the plant.
    To optimise the Diaper Manufacturing process through the design of new electrical/electronic process control systems together with optimisation/maintenance of existing process control systems in order to achieve optimum plant and process reliability.
    To plan, organise and control Electrical Projects.
    Identify issues and opportunities for improvement through modifications and upgrades.
    Manage changes in process requirements brought by changes in product specifications and productivity requirements.
    Train, develop and up skill personnel by means of on the job as well as technical and generic training.
    Communications - provide relevant and timely communications at all levels.

    Job Requirements
    Qualifications
    Minimum of a BSc Degree/HND in Electrical Engineering or equivalent tertiary education.
    Minimum of  5 years previous engineering and maintenance experience in FMCG environment

    Key Competencies / Skills
    Generic Standards / Functional Standards
    Safety
    Quality
    Housekeeping
    Communication
    Leadership skills 
    Above average computer literacy is required.
    Prior experience working with a Computerised Maintenance Management System (CMMS) would be an advantage
    Excellent PLC programming and drives skills(Siemens/Allan Bradley/Rockwell)
    Excellent project management skills.
    Has demonstrated good leadership qualities in line with companies policies and practices.
    Excellent design, process improvement and maintenance experience

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    Location: Lagos
    Experience: 5 year(s)
    Course of Study: Electrical Engineering
    Required Grade:  Not Specified




  • Learning & Development Practitioner - Lagos


    Requisition # LDP Lagos
    Job Title Learning & Development Practitioner - Lagos
    Job Type Full-time
    Location West Africa - Lagos, NG (Primary)
    Category Engineering
    Education B Tech/Hons Degree or Equivalent
    % Time Prepared to Travel
    Salary Grade R0.00 - R0.00
    Available Benefits Medical Aid, Car Allowance, Cell Phone, Petrol Card, Incentive Bonus
    Job Description
    Main Purpose of Job
    To improve and sustain the knowledge and skills of operational employees and to act as change agent and continuously communicate, drive and implement a culture of learning and development throughout KCSSA West-Africa.

    Main Responsibilities
    Provide a dedicated one stop learning and development service to respective department/s.
    Facilitate and assist with the CDR process for operational employees.
    Conduct a GAP analysis based on CDR outcome, fulfilling Learning and development needs.
    Developing and updating learning material and ensure all documentation are in line with the current best prectice
    Facilitate departmental environmental, health and safety induction for new employees.
    Conduct competency assessments of existing operational employees on a bi-annual basis.
    Monitor and control statutory licence requirements and ensure KCCSSA West-Africa remains in line with labour regulations.
    Perform administrative duties, filling, uploading learning and development information onto database &  maintaining skills development matrix
    Provide feedback on vendor service delivery standards.
    Ensure all learning venues are properly maintained and conducive for learning.
    Provide learning and development support to all operational skills pipeline programme and ensure that evaluations are conducted in a fair manner.
    Pro actively react on all learning and development needs i.e. natural attrition.
    Relate with ITF to ensure all programs are in line with regulatory standard.

    Job Requirements
    Required qualifications/Experience
    BSc/HND in Science or Engineering
    5 years working experience in manufacturing industry
    Membership of NITAD will be an added advantage

    Key Competencies / Skills
    Displays good social judgement (EQ) and a positive mindset
    Attention to detail
    Good planning, organising, leading and controlling skills.
    High standard of facilitation, training and presentation  skills
    Leadership and mentoring skills
    Good relationships building skills
    High level ethical standard
    Good understanding of the manufacturing process best practices
    Experience in deploying manufacturing best practice in an FMCG.
    Ability to develop learning material and assessments.
    Computer literate (preferably on the Microsoft 2007 package)
    Excellent communication skills both written and oral.

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    Location: Lagos
    Experience: 5 year(s)
    Course of Study: Not Specified
    Required Grade:  Not Specified



  • Production Manager - Lagos
    Requisition # PM - Lagos
    Job Title Production Manager - Lagos
    Job Type Full-time
    Location West Africa - Lagos, NG (Primary)
    Category Engineering
    Education B Tech/Hons Degree or Equivalent
    % Time Prepared to Travel
    Salary Grade R0.00 - R0.00
    Available Benefits Medical Aid, Car Allowance, Cell Phone, Petrol Card, Incentive Bonus

    Job Description
    Main Purpose of the job
    To lead the entire Operations Team as a member of the Plant leadership team within the Lagos Plant, while ensuring at all times assets are managed, maintained and operated at world class standards in the areas of safety, quality and cost. To be an active and integral member of the facility management Team (FMT). Providing input and guidance on strategic and tactical plans for the Plant

    Principal Accountabilities
    Directs and discuss high levels of safety awareness through 100% employee participation, within his/ her area of responsibility, while at all times using lean principles, to drive a behavioural change.
    Establish, maintain and implement working conditions with high levels of housekeeping, that encompasses 5s principles across the entire operations disciplines.
    Drive Full compliance with Government Regulations and Corporate Policies within the area of responsibility.
    Establish and ensure 100% implementation of plant and Corporate objectives and plans for improved productivity and manufacturing cost by executing plant efficiency and plant capacity and improvement modification projects.
    Develop and lead TPM across the entire facility in conjunction with the maintenance and Process improvement teams to ensure increased asset reliability among all converting assets.
    Drive and lead Lean across the entire facility, while at the same time providing direction in terms of the Lean 4 pillars.
    Ensure Departmental performance is maintained within set standards and that Lean manufacturing framework is implemented.
    Ensure compliance with the expenditure budget allocated. Promote continuous operations benchmarking and development of KPI's while driving continuous improvement in terms of cost management.
    Ensure that all products are produced to specification with minimal variability, using ISO 9002 System. Drive quality awareness and adherence among operations teams.
    Liaise with Business and supply chain teams, to drive the improvement of customer service delivery while at the same time improving on working capital cost targets.
    Create an environment of continuous improvement through empowerment, education and training. Develop a sense of belonging by creating a workplace that encourages high involvement and maximises the capabilities of team and individuals. Focus on identifying potential leaders through KC Culture demonstration: 6 main behaviours in our culture: win consistently, continuously improve, build trust, build talent, make decisions, think customer. 4 values: caring, accountability, innovation, authe

    Job Requirements
    Essential Knowledge, Experience and Qualifications
    10 years post tertiary qualification in engineering and a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a senior operations Leadership role 
    Sound technical knowledge of diaper manufacture and Excellent leadership skills.
    Good understanding of industrial relations dynamics, finance , planning and administration.
    Ability to organise, lead and delegate subordinates and maintain effective control.
    Ability to lead a multi-dimensional / continuous operations


    Function Standards
    KC EHS standards.
    Product/Quality  Knowledge
    Capacity Planning and optimisation knowledge.
    Technical knowledge
    High Level of People Skills/Development
    Financial Statistics  and costing
    Advanced Knowledge of Lean principles.
    Safety: Drive a world class safety culture within the Operations dept, while driving a ZERO reportable injury frequency rate within the facility. Drive compliance to OSHAC and KC safety standards
    Quality: ensuring quality targets are met as per objectives of the facility.

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    Location: Not Specified
    Experience: 10 year(s)
    Course of Study: Not Specified
    Required Grade:  Not Specified



  • Supply Chain Manager - Lagos
    Requisition # SUPChaiM
    Job Title Supply Chain Manager - Lagos
    Job Type Full-time
    Location West Africa - Lagos, NG (Primary)
    Category Logistics & Supply Chain
    Education Bachelor's Degree
    % Time Prepared to Travel
    Salary Grade R0.00 - R0.00
    Available Benefits Medical Aid, Car Allowance, Cell Phone, Petrol Card, Incentive Bonus


    Job Description
    Main Purpose of Job
    The Supply Chain Manager is accountable for the management, control, recording and reporting of all material and finished goods movements, from receipt through to dispatch. In this he/she leads the Plant Information Team and the Plant logistics Team, and is the primary Plant interface with the KCSSA West Africa Supply Chain Team and all outsourced logistics service providers. In addition, the Supply Chain Manager is also accountable for supporting the Operations team with all relevant production data, such as output analysis and material usage variances


    Main Responsibilities
    Directs plant information team to provide on time information and analysis to the operations management and teams.
    Develops, implements and optimizes new techniques and approaches in operations data gathering and analysis.
    Initiates and participates in strategic discussions and initiatives as part of the FMT.
    Interacts closely with all functional areas, including Production, Quality, EHS, Finance, Planning (Mill and Corporate), Procurement and Engineering.
    Develops and implements best practice management based on Lean Practices in areas of responsibility.
    Ensures all SAP MIS related transactions are completed as per regular and periodic financial and reporting deadlines.
    Maintains all information production systems and ensures high level of accuracy and availability.
    Effectively liaises with the third party operators of our finished goods and materials storage and handling facilities, retaining responsibility for all movements between production and hand-over to internal or external distribution functions.
    Manages the logistics function at the Lagos facility, ensuring at all times correct inventory management, handling and security principles are adhered to.
    Co-ordinates supply chain resource on site to ensure the timely and accurate delivery of customer request including, all material supply to the operations areas.
    Manages inventory levels of the inbound logistics area, ensuring at all times the correct stock levels are maintained according to working capital targets.
    Ensures all CFI controls are adhered to in the material and finished goods warehouses.
    Provides sound advice and counsel to plant leadership on all supply chain matters to assist in minimizing working capital whilst delivering customer service requirements
    Creates an environment of continuous improvement through empowerment, education and training within his/her team. Develops a sense of belonging by creating a workplace that encourages high involvement and maximizes the capabilities of team and individuals. Focusses on identifying potential leaders through adherence to KC ethical values, standards and behaviors.
    Ensures compliance with the expenditure budget allocated.

    Job Requirements
    Required Qualifications / Experience
    Minimum a degree or equivalent degrees, preferably in a logistics or engineering discipline. Other business oriented qualifications will be considered if combined with extensive manufacturing supply chain management experience.
    Minimum 10 years in a manufacturing environment in supply chain, logistics and inventory management, with 5 years at a team or functional leadership level.
    Good Working Knowledge of a modern ERP system, preferably SAP R3,
    Sound knowledge of all elements of MRP, including bills of material, routing, manufacturing, product costing. Customs
    Ability to work collaboratively with multi-dimensional and functional teams within the facility and across the business.
    Technically competent in all aspects of manufacturing-oriented supply chain logistics
    Extensive business process information knowledge in a manufacturing environment would be an advantage

    Key Competencies / Skills
    Influencing, negotiating, collaboration skills
    Business acumen
    Ability to utilise change management techniques
    Project Management Skills
    Effective Communication skills
    Strategic insight
    High level of decision making capability
    PC Literate
    SAP R/3 OTC Systems

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    Location: Not Specified
    Experience: 10 year(s)
    Course of Study: Not Specified
    Required Grade:  Not Specified



  • EHS Manager - Lagos
    Requisition # EHSlagos
    Job Title EHS Manager - Lagos
    Job Type Full-time
    Location West Africa - Lagos, NG (Primary)
    Category Engineering
    Education National Diploma (3 years)
    % Time Prepared to Travel
    Salary Grade R0.00 - R0.00
    Available Benefits Medical Aid, Car Allowance, Cell Phone, Petrol Card, Incentive Bonus


    Job Description
    Main Purpose of Job
    Management and coordination all EHS system and standards.


    Main Responsibilities
    Safety:
    Ensure that the provisions and Regulations of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OH&SA) are complied with on site by employees and contractors.
    Ensure Risk Management systems are implemented and reviewed to meet KC’s and Regulatory requirements.
    Review method of work statements for each contractor before commencing of work
    Ensure compliance to Safety Management Systems on site
    Ensure employees, contractors, contractor employees and sub-contractors are safety inducted before commencement of work.
    Manage all safety procedures for contractors working on projects.
    Ensure that safety files of contractors comply with regulations and are regularly reviewed for compliance.
    Prepare permits and other documentation required by contractors to ensure KC and Regulatory requirements are met

    Health: 
    Ensure that occupational hygiene and health requirements are upheld by all employees and contractors alike

    Environment: 
    Ensure employees and contractors adhere to KC Environmental policies and procedures.

    Job Requirements

    Required Qualifications / Experience

    Minimum five years relevant experience in FMCG EHS environment
    Possession of a NEBOSH certificate will be an advantage


    Practical and working knowledge of:
    4Occupational Health and Safety Act.
    4ISO 9001 and ISO 14001
    4Safety and Risk Management Principles. 
    4Contractor Management

    Key Competencies / Skills
    Generic Standards / Functional Standards
    Leadership Skills
    Problem Solving Skills
    Analytical Skills.
    Communication Skills. 
    Knowledge of ISO 9001 and 14001 system.
    OHSA Act.
    Knowledge of KC EHS system and programs.
    Understanding of contractor management

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    Location: Not Specified
    Experience: 5 year(s)
    Course of Study: Not Specified
    Required Grade:  Not Specified



  • Mechanical Engineer - Lagos


    Requisition # MechENgLago
    Job Title Mechanical Engineer - Lagos
    Job Type Full-time
    Location West Africa - Lagos, NG (Primary)
    Category Engineering
    Education B Tech/Hons Degree or Equivalent
    % Time Prepared to Travel
    Salary Grade R0.00 - R0.00
    Available Benefits Medical Aid, Car Allowance, Cell Phone, Petrol Card, Incentive Bonus
    Job Description
    Main Purpose of Job
    To ensure Diaper Manufacturing Operations’ assets are managed, maintained and operated at their maximum efficiencies at all times and that the manufacturing processes on all assets are always under control and continuously improved such that improved quality and higher efficiencies are attained.


    Main Responsibilities
    Ensure assets are maintained in a “Safe to operate” condition at all times while promoting all aspects of safe working practices to meet all safety and housekeeping objectives of the plant.
    To optimise the Diaper Manufacturing process through the design of new mechanical process systems together with optimisation/maintenance of existing process systems in order to achieve optimum plant and process reliability.
    To plan, organise and control Mechanical Projects.
    Identify issues and opportunities for improvement through modifications and upgrades.
    Manage changes in process requirements brought by changes in product specifications and productivity requirements.
    Train, develop and up skill personnel by means of on the job as well as technical and generic training.
    Communications - provide relevant and timely communications at all levels.

    Job Requirements
    Qualifications
    Minimum of a BSc.Degree/HND in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent tertiary education
    Minimum of  5 years previous engineering and maintenance experience in FMCG environment

    Key Competencies / Skills
    Generic Standards / Functional Standards
    Safety
    Quality
    Housekeeping
    Communication
    Leadership skills 
    Above average computer literacy is required.
    Prior experience working with a Computerised Maintenance Management System (CMMS) would be an advantage
    Previous knowledge of Diaper manufacturing machines would be an advantage
    Excellent project management skills.
    Has demonstrated good leadership qualities in line with K.C policies and practices.
    Excellent design, process improvement and maintenance experience

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    Location: Lagos
    Experience: 5 year(s)
    Course of Study: Mechanical Engineering
    Required Grade:  Not Specified



  • Engineering Manager - Lagos
    Requisition # ENgManLago
    Job Title Engineering Manager - Lagos
    Job Type Full-time
    Location West Africa - Lagos, NG (Primary)
    Category Engineering
    Education B Tech/Hons Degree or Equivalent
    % Time Prepared to Travel
    Salary Grade R0.00 - R0.00
    Available Benefits Medical Aid, Car Allowance, Cell Phone, Petrol Card, Incentive Bonus

    Job Description
    Main Purpose of Job
    To lead the multi-functional / dimensional Engineering and Project management Team within the Lagos facility, while ensuring at all times assets are managed, maintained and operated at world class standards in the areas of safety, quality and cost. To be an active and integral member of the Facility management Team (FMT). Providing input on strategic and tactical plans for the Plant


    Main Responsibilities
    Ensure assets are maintained in a “Safe to operate” condition at all times while promoting all aspects of safe working practices to meet all safety and housekeeping objectives of the plant. Ensure that all relevant statutory and legal requirements are adhered to.
    Develop and execute a world class maintenance strategy for the mechanical, electrical, instrumentation, and Civil’s, within the plant maintenance teams.
    Develop and implement best practice management, encompassing lean methodology in the areas of, Capex, preventive maintenance and project management excellence in the area of systems and processes.
    Lead, plan and execute Mill efficiency and plant capacity and improvement modification projects.
    Create an environment of continuous improvement through empowerment, education and training. Develop a sense of belonging by creating a workplace that encourages high involvement and maximises the capabilities of team and individuals. Focus on identifying potential leaders through KC Culture demonstration: 6 main behaviours in our culture: win consistently, continuously improve, build trust, build talent, make decisions, think customer. 4 values: caring, accountability, innovation, authentic.
    Ensure compliance with the expenditure budget allocated. Promote continuous engineering benchmarking and development of KPI's while driving continuous improvement in terms of cost management.

    Job Requirements

    Qualifications
    Minimum of a BSc Degree in Electrical/Mechanical Engineering or equivalent tertiary education.
    Minimum of  10 years previous engineering and leadership experience in FMCG environment

    Generic Standards / Functional Standards
    Safety
    Quality
    Housekeeping
    Communication
    Leadership skills 
    Above average computer literacy is required.
    Prior experience working with a Computerised Maintenance Management System (CMMS) would be an advantage
    Excellent PLC programming and drives skills(Siemens/Allan Bradley/Rockwell)
    Excellent project management skills.
    Has demonstrated good leadership qualities in line with companies policies and practices.
    Excellent design, process improvement and maintenance experience

    Click Here to Apply



    Location: Lagos
    Experience: 5 year(s)
    Course of Study: Mechanical Engineering
    Required Grade:  Not Specified



  • Quality Manager - Diaper Plant Lagos
    Requisition # QAMan
    Job Title Quality Manager - Diaper Plant Lagos
    Job Type Full-time
    Location West Africa - Lagos, NG (Primary)
    Category Engineering
    Education Bachelor's Degree
    % Time Prepared to Travel
    Salary Grade R0.00 - R0.00
    Available Benefits Medical Aid, Car Allowance, Cell Phone, Petrol Card, Incentive Bonus
    Job Description
    Main Purpose of Job
    To provide leadership and support in the area of quality and product development in the BCC sector within operations.

    Main Responsibilities
    Quality
    Manage the EWMA system within the BCC operations environment. Provide daily reporting on EWMA data.
    Manage diaper laboratory environment.
    Conduct regular testing of K-CSSA West Africa and competitor samples, while at all times ensure that the test methods are aligned with KCC & MEA.
    Ensure compliance to ISO 9001 requirements

    P&TD
    Lead product qualification process within KCSSA West Africa BCC.
    Co-ordinate marketing and operations activities with regards to new product and packaging development.
    Set and lead trial schedules, trial requests, trial plans, testing, and trial reports.
    Drawing-up and maintenance of all materials and finished product specifications
    Ensure all product safety clearances for all materials are updated and obtained at all times.

    COST
    Lead cost saving initiative within the BCC operations environment.

    Enviroment
    Diaper environmental champion – ensure compliance with ISO 14001
    Co-ordinate diaper environmental programmes.
    Conduct environmental audits as required.

    Leadership
    Establish training requirements for  Quality support technicians
    Lead all direct reports in terms of achieving objective

    Job Requirements
    Key Competencies / Skills
    Generic Standards Functional Standards
    Excellent Communication Skills both written and spoken at all levels
    Good Planning and Organisational Skills
    Analytical Thinking Skills
    Attention to details.
    Work accuracy.
    Problem solving 
    Product and process knowledge
    Supply Chain knowledge
    SAP R/3 knowledge.
    Financial knowledge
    KC’s EHS System
      


    Qualifications
    BSC degree in Quality Assurance Management or a Statistics qualification with a minimum of five years experience within a FMCG manufacturing environment.  Computer literacy,
    SAP/R3 knowledge and experience will be an advantage.

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    Location: Lagos
    Experience: 5 year(s)
    Course of Study: Statistics
    Required Grade:  Not Specified