GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Nigeria: Distribution Manager

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is one of the world's leading research based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies. We have a challenging and inspiring mission to improve the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer. With a firm foundation in science, we discover, develop, manufacture and distribute prescription medicines, vaccines and consumer healthcare products.
GSK offers a creative and dynamic work environment for professional training and development and good prospects for high future earnings.

Vacancies exist in the following roles for bright, self starting and energetic persons to join a vibrant workforce.

Job Title: Distribution Manager

Location: Lagos

The successful candidate will have the following responsibilities amongst others:

Warehouse Management:
Security of stocks and other sales items and supervision of stock control to ensure implementation of prevailing SOPs
Ensures proper handling of finished products in the warehouse to reduce the incidence of damages due to mishandling

Stock Management:
Monitor, maintain and communicate stock levels, ensuring that the right stocks are in the right place at the right time.
Customer Service:

Liaising with internal customers – Sales. Production. Quality. Accounts. Purchasing and Marketing as well as external customers – Transporters and Agents in order to achieve Sales/Distribution and company – wide objectives.
Ensures prompt shipment customers (Partners and Direct Accounts) stock orders
Track truck movement
Provide information on stock position to the Sales Team and other interested
Ensures that transporters deliver within the delivery lead time

Vehicle Management:
Recommends appointment and termination of transporters
Ensures that registered transporters have relevant/ valid vehicles documents at all times
Ensure that the right tonnage of vehicles are available and that loads are consolidated in the right mix to achieved optimal load factor/cost savings
Ensures that only sound and well maintained trucks are used in consigning stocks to Partners to reduce the incidence of damages in transit
Transport performance Assessment
Constantly seeking ways of increasing efficiency and production by reducing cost in all stages of the Distribution process
Recommends incentive scheme for distribution staff
Develops an effective appraisal tools for distribution staff

Qualification and Experience
The ideal candidate must possess the following:
BS.c – Social Science preferably MBA or MSc in Transport or may related discipline
Professional Certificate is an advantage
Minimum of 7 years experience in an FMCG Company with Distribution / Operational/ Logistics experience preferred
Technical Skills/Competencies
Strong leadership & influencing skills
Good interpersonal skills
Must be able to handle sensitivity / confidentiality levels appropriately
Analytical mind
Customer Focus and Sense of urgency
Ability to see macro scenarios and beyond numbers
Application Deadline
8th May, 2012

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


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