Lafarge Cement Malawi invites applications from suitably qualified, highly motivated team players and results driven candidates for consideration to fill the following position:

Projects Manager – Logistics Performance Improvement
Key Responsibilities

Reporting to the Head of Logistics, the successful candidate will be responsible for the following:

  • Determine objectives / benefits, costs and investments and road map of the projects (Road Safety and Operations ) and validate the projects with management
  • Plan and execute the projects (including resources acquisition) from beginning to end
  • Lead high impact process improvements and utilize structured analysis to transform processes and deliver significant value to the company.
  • In coordination with the Business Controller monitor total logistics costs & On Time in Full Invoiced Correctly (OTIFIC), search for service innovation and crass functional process improvements
  • Coordinate the Sales and Operations Planning(S&OP) Process to achieve high volumes and customer service excellence
  • Through global benchmarking identify and deliver best practices within the OPCO and Logistics Department.
  • Drive culture change in the department to achieve an Agile, Collaborative & Empowered Unit.
  • Drive fact-based decision making and alignment throughout the department.
Customer Marketing & Retail Development Manager
Key Responsibilities
The successful candidate will be responsible for the following.
  • Development and implementation of the retail strategy to maintain and drive business growth.
  • Development and implementation of the marketing plan and relate, communications.
  • Delivering on Company priority marketing initiatives for maximum value to customers and the Company.
  • Prepare Opportunity and Feasibility studies for new projects and solutions,etc.
  • Making periodic assessments of strategic market information which will lead to better understanding of the needs and requirements of the existing and potential clients.
  • Interact with various Group and local stakeholders to prepare, communicate and implement Operating Company Marketing Plans
  • Anticipate and influence market trends, build competitive advantages and generate the best value propositions to customers
  • Define the marketing strategy, and ensure its effective implementation.
  • Enhance the development of a customer oriented mindset and organization that is Agile, Collaborative and Empowered
  • Implement segmentation criteria and ensure consistency of market segmentation
  • Lead the design of the value proposition per segment (products, systems, services, partnerships, distribution/delivery, pricing, branding, communication, etc ) and monitor its implementation
  • Implementation of marketing actions arising from Operating Company management cycle (Strategic Review and Performance Plan, Organisation & Human Resources Review, Budget)
  • Interact with prescribers (project owners, designers, architects, engineers )
  • Systematic and detailed anticipation of the selling process in the prescriptive phase
  • Understand market segments and links between specifiers and local clients.
  • Follow-up of local conversation of specification into sales
  • Manage customer complaints and coordinate with QC to ensure product quality is appropriate.
  • Work closely relationship with R&D teams for new product development.
  • Formulate & implement ideas to drive growth of business and margin by increasing product range and new product applications.
  • Interact with various Groups and local stakeholders to prepare, communicate and implement LafargeHolcims Marketing Plans
  • Support Internal Communications, Newsletters, Functions and Employee engagement
  • Effective implementation of the marketing plan
Reporting Accountant
Key Responsibilities
Reporting to the Business Controller, the successful candidate will be responsible for the following;
  • Prepare sales forecasts and budgets with sales volumes and prices
  • Assist in marketing and sales studies/analysis
  • Price Management
  • Costing of raw material and stock
  • Management of the GIT (goods in transit) accounts
  • Prepare daily performance dashboard
  • Prepare Monthly Management Reports (MMR), Forecasts and budgets
  • Prepare of variance analysis and conducting of monthly cost centre review meetings
  • Conduct stock take exercises for raw material, process stock and spare parts
  • Tracking of major spending against budget
Assistant Accountant — Fixed Assets and Nominal Ledger
Key Responsibilities
Reporting to the Financial Accountant, the successful candidate will be responsible for the following:
  • Tracking of capital expenditure or projects ensuring spending is on budget and on time.
  • Timely updating of capital expenditure in the fixed asset register.
  • Reconciliation of fixed asset register against the nominal ledger
  • Conduct yearly physical verification of the Company assets to ascertain their existence and condition Tagging of all fixed assets.
  • Maintaining up-to-date insurance records including endorsements and claims settlements.
  • Processing of journal vouchers into the nominal ledger
  • Managing systems interfaces
  • Assist in preparation of the Monthly Management Reports (MMR)
  • Cost variance analysis and Nominal Ledger reconciliations
  • Depreciation charge computation in line with Company and Group policy.
  • Managing Prepaid expenses and staff float accounts
  • To master of the Chart of Accounts and conducting training to relevant stakeholders.
Assistant Accountant – Accounts Payable 
Key Responsibilities
Reporting to the Financial Accountant, the successful candidate will be responsible for the following:
  • Review all invoices for appropriate documentation and approvals.
  • Resolve differences on invoices ensure their accuracy.
  • Matching invoices with orders and GRNs
  • Process Invoices for local services and goods supplied to the Company in the Purchases Ledger
  • Timely payment to suppliers
  • Match invoices against payments and prepare aged creditors listing monthly
  • Prepare accruals for services received but not invoiced
  • Prepare suppliers reconciliation and resolve all queries.
  • Timely prepare VAT returns, payments and reconciliation of VAT account.
  • Assisting with design, operational effectiveness and documentation of Accounts Payable business process and controls
  • Raising Journal entries for account payable
  • Assist with month end closing

The successful applicants will be provided with a competitive salary and benefits commensurate with this position.
Applications with a detailed CV and three traceable referees should be sent to:
The Human Resources Manager,
Lafarge Cement Malawi Ltd,
P.O. Box 523,
Applications to be received no later than Wednesday, 31st May.

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