UAC Food Limited Vacancies 2021

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UAC Foods Limited is a leading manufacturer and Marketer of tasty, nourishing convenience foods. The business is a joint venture between UACN Plc of Nigeria with 51% equity stake and Tiger Brands of South Africa with 49%. We are a quality conscious company and always aim to add value to our consumers with our rich basket of Snacks, Beverage and Dairies products. Our foremost act of social responsibility is the nutritious, hygienic and safe products that we consistently give to Nigerians.

Staffed with the right people in key Technical, Production and Customer Service Units coupled with our rich culture of innovation spanning many years, we have remained a dominant player in the food industry. Our company pioneered the Sausage Roll market in 1952 and for over 50 years, Gala has kept Nigerians going in their journey to success.

As a result of the ongoing business expansion, we are seeking to hire the service of:

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Job Title: Category Buyer- Raw and Packaging Materials

Location: Ojota, Lagos

Job Summary

  • To ensure availability of all raw and packaging materials of the right quality, right quantity, best price and at the right time.

You will be accountable for
Strategy:

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  • Develop & implement category and sourcing strategy for all raw and packaging materials.
  • Conduct research on market developments, price, and cost developments by applying cost models.
  • Ensure there is an updated report on market situations of all Raw and Packaging Materials; both locally and internationally.

Sourcing:

  • Implement sourcing strategies to support corporate and divisional objectives, providing the company a competitive advantage in the areas of both local and imported material supplies.
  • Continuously develop and manage a pool of raw and packaging materials providers equipped to deliver items with food-industry hygiene standards and no compromises.
  • Define scope of spend and collect, identify, and validate requirements based on volume specifications for all raw and packaging materials.
  • Evaluate suppliers’ performance.
  • Perform detailed internal and external analysis of market and suppliers.
  • Develop, prioritize, and validate sourcing strategy.
  • Implement sourcing strategies to support corporate and divisional objectives, providing the company a competitive advantage in the areas of both local and imported material supplies.
  • Continuously develop and manage a pool of raw and packaging materials providers equipped to deliver items with food-industry hygiene standards and no compromises.
  • Define scope of spend and collect, identify, and validate requirements based on volume specifications for all raw and packaging materials.
  • Perform detailed internal and external analysis of market and suppliers.
  • Develop, prioritize, and validate sourcing strategy.
  • Provide local and global market intelligence for sourcing strategies as required by the business.
  • Perform all sourcing activities on time and with high quality for raw material spend with best value for money.

Tendering, Negotiations & Supplier Selection:

  • Obtain stock replenishment advice for all materials from planning manager, place advert, collates and analyses quotations in line with the procurement policy.
  • Ensure volume allocation according to competitiveness and reliability.
  • Organize negotiation meeting for material procurement where necessary.
  • Tender and negotiate contracts and prices for raw and packaging materials of spend managed.
  • Negotiate the best credit terms for the business to maximize working capital.
  • Seek the approval of the Buying Committee for spend categories.
  • Raises Purchase Orders for materials based on agreed best price, material specifications and approved quantities.
  • Expedite deliveries and ensure timeliness of all deliveries.

Contracting:

  • Put Contracts in place at competitive cost and quality compliance (best value) for spend of the category managed.
  • Ensure contractual terms are in line with the sourcing strategy of the category.
  • Ensure there is no breach of agreement, standards, and procedures.
  • Track and report key contractual functional metrics to reduce expenses and improve effectiveness.
  • Ensure raw and packaging materials spend is managed within relevant authority levels (as defined by UFL procurement policy) on volumes, price, quality, delivery and other conditions, liabilities, responsibilities, and service levels. Consult legal where necessary.
  • Recommend appropriate penalties for defaulting suppliers.

Stake Holders’ Management:

  • Develop and maintain relationships with key internal and external stakeholders.
  • Execute supplier relationship management, planned visits, share innovations, and give strategic guide on company direction and plan for supplier’s complimentary preparedness.
  • Recommend appropriate penalties for defaulting suppliers.
  • Work closely with the planners, marketing, and product development management to ensure smooth product launches.
  • Have up-to-date information on products under development for follow up on material implications.

Governance And Administration:

  • Ensure the procurement of goods and services are done in line with the company’s procurement policy and guidelines.
  • Execute regular update and review of the categories’ vendor master data and ensure compliance with procurement policy.

Personal Development:

  • Creation and ownership of own Personal Development Plan, with the aim of working on the development targets formulated in this plan throughout the year.
  • Creation and ownership of pay for performance plan to drive deliverables and contribution to UFL operations throughout the year.

Requirements
The ideal candidate will possess:

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  • A Bachelor’s / HND degree with NYSC Certificate
  • 5 years’ experience in Quality Assurance, Planning, Operational Management, Procurement Officer, Buyer, preferably in FMCG
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite
  • Excellent relationship management with strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work under independently under pressure and time constraints.
  • Proactive and result oriented.
  • Excellent negotiation and analytical skills
  • Possess a professional certification- Advanced Diploma in Procurement & Supply (CIPS)

Application Closing Date
17th March, 2021.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV to: [email protected] using the position as the subject of email.

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Job Title: Effluent Treatment Plant Operator

Location: Ojota, Lagos

Job Summary

  • To take responsibility for operating the Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP). Operates the machinery that converts wastewater in drains and sewers into a form that is safe to release into the environment.

You will be accountable for:

  • Performing all aspects of sampling, monitoring, and testing required to maintain compliance with Federal State and Local regulations governing the wastewater treatment process, storm water and sludge management.
  • Controlling equipment and monitoring processes that remove or destroy harmful materials, chemicals, and microorganisms from wastewater.
  • Keeping records of wastewater (influent and treated effluent) quality and other indicators. Responsible for waste management programs and activities in line with the set business processes.
  • Operating and maintaining the pumps and motors that move water and wastewater through filtration systems. Fixing chemical leaks and oxygen deficiencies.
  • Assisting in the performance of regular and unscheduled maintenance and repairs on all plant equipment and machinery.
  • Responding to emergencies and breakdowns at the plant and pump stations.
  • Conducting necessary weekend checks of the treatment plant on a rotational basis.
  • Maintaining open communications with the Engineering Service Manager or the Facility Manager regarding the treatment process and pump stations malfunctions, as well as make recommendations for repairs and improvements to these systems.
  • Ensuring all activities / work done are in conformance with Occupational Safety and Health Act regulations.
  • Assisting in the development and implementation of a workable HSE Management System (HSE-MS)
  • Participating in HSE inspections, audit of project sites and facilities, accident investigation and reporting
  • Ensuring health and safety systems, policies, procedures, and programs used to manage jobs are understood and are utilized by company and contract personnel.
  • Participating in the delivery of health safety and environment training programs. Deliver training and induction to visitors, contractors, and employees.
  • Conducting and participating in review, inspections and audits of contractors, their equipment and programs to ensure compliance with company and Regulatory requirements.
  • Providing effective health and safety communication throughout all levels of the workforce
  • Carrying out daily environmental/hygiene, safety audit and generating reports which must be followed up to ensure all observations and non-compliances are closed.
  • Carrying out daily risk assessment of the site and ensuring all observations and non-compliances are duly communicated to the Health Safety & Environment Manager, and followed up to ensure closure
  • Ensuring that the daily pest Management surveillance is maintained by the consultant and fumigation is carried out by the service provider as at when due with proper record keeping.

Requirements
The ideal candidate will possess:

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  • A minimum of OND in an Engineering discipline.
  • 3 years’ experience in a manufacturing entity preferably FMCG
  • Organisational, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Sound Business & Engineering knowledge with relevant technical skills
  • Self-confident and good external orientation
  • Student membership of an Engineering institute or other relevant professional body is an added advantage

Application Closing Date
11th March, 2021.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV to: [email protected] using the position as the subject of email.


Job Title: Factory HSE Manager

Location: Kerang, Plateau

Job Summary

  • To take responsibility for coordinating and implementing organisational safety programs as regards occupational health and environment of UFL. Conduct risk assessments to detect potential hazards, identify precautionary measures and ensure implementation of HSE programs.

You will be accountable for:

  • Conducting risk assesment and ensuring implementation of required controls
  • Ensuring strict adherence to Health, Safety and Environmental policies and procedures at relevant facilities
  • Implementing all Health, Safety and Environment programs
  • Collating and analysing all relevant Health Safety and Environment reports periodically
  • Investigating workplace incidents, establishing the causes and recommending preventive action against recurrences
  • Providing management with appropriate information on safety, health and environment related matters
  • Ensuring general hygiene in the factory (GMP) and prompt fumigation of the factory and premises
  • Ensuring good sanitation of storage facilties and environment for effective storage conditions
  • Enforcing procedure of solid waste materials are implemented
  • Handling the procedure for waste water discharge to comply with local regulations on waste water discharges
  • Ensuring the procedures for both in- house, third party pest control and fumigation programs are effectively implemented

Requirements
The ideal candidate will possess:

  • HND / B. Sc in Science or Engineering discipline with NYSC Certificate
  • Minimum of 4 years’ relevant experience in Occupational  Health, Safety and Environment in an FMCG  industry
  • Resident or willing to move to Kerang, Mangu LG, Plateau State
  • Be a Team player with good analytical, statistical , communication and change management skills
  • Professional accredidation of NEBOSH is an added advantage

Application Closing Date
10th March, 2021.

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Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV to: [email protected] using the position as the subject of email.

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