Thursday, September 10, 2009

Job Vacancies at BAT Nigeria - Management Trainee Programme

BAT is recruiting exceptional candidates to join in their Management Trainee Programme. The ideal candidate should be of graduate calibre, with a first degree or equivalent in a relevant tertiary qualification.

The Management Trainee Programme is a structured two-year intensive development programme designed to develop and supply the company with outstanding, high potential graduates who have the right skills and attitude to fast track to senior roles. The programme is rigorous and demanding, allowing only the high performers to proceed to management position.

Your selection for BAT Management Trainee Programme will involve an assessment of your leadership and managerial skills. Where necessary we will support your development with further formal training. You will be provided with opportunities to put these skills into practice, in preparation for your move to a managerial role. You will be given the opportunity to select the function you are most interested in.

The Challenge Initiative will structure your development around a clearly defined set of objectives. You will gain support and encouragement from three sources. Your coach, a manager who will work with you to ensure that you are reaching the standards expected of you and you are getting what you need from the programme. Your mentor, a manager from another function, sharing the benefit of their experience and supporting you in the achievement of your personal objectives. Also, there will be other management trainees around the world who will form an invaluable network of contacts for you.

At the end of this period, having met the performance requirements, you will be appointed to your first managerial role with British American Tobacco.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

* Not more than 26 years old by end September 2009
* Successful completion of NYSC by August 31st 2009
* Be comfortable working in an industry which can be seen as controversial
* Excellent academic performance and successful completion of relevant degree. Minimum of 2.1
* Track record of outstanding extra-curricular achievement and leadership skill
* Innovative and creative
* Internationally mobile
* Has clear personal objectives and responsibility for self development
* Fluent in English. French proficiency an added advantage
* Strong Numerical and Verbal comprehension
* Strong oral and written communication skills
* Action oriented approach to work

If you have applied previously, please do not apply again.

Deadline for applications is 30th September 2009.

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Job Vacancies at BAT Nigeria - HR Executive, Marketing

BAT is recruiting for a HR Executive, Marketing.

The ideal candidate should be a graduate of any discipline with relevant Human Resources management experience.

He/she will have the ability to skilfully engage and influence at all levels; Excellent communication skills; Excellent interpersonal skills and a detailed knowledge of Nigerian labour law and Nigerian labour custom and practice is fundamental.

HR Executive, Marketing – Reporting to the HR Business Partner.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Proactively review existing HR policies and procedures to ensure they are always relevant to current needs; educate line management/employees on these for them to properly understand their objectives and relevance to them and the Company; and ensure they are implemented accordingly.
  • Carry out manpower planning to ensure ready availability of talent to fill roles (both from within and outside the Company) with minimum downtime.
  • Run/participate in interviews and assessment/development centres and determines assessment and selection tools to ensure effective recruitment and selection.
  • Participate in ensuring all employees fully understand their roles and have/see a clear line-of-sight.
  • Act as a professional advisor to employee/management on people issues.
  • Participate in ensuring grievance and disciplinary procedures and practices are fair and transparent and are carried out accordingly through an active participation.
  • Participate in ensuring our remuneration policies, procedures and practices are applied equitably.
  • Provide guidance to Line Management to take the development of their teams as top priority.
  • Provide guidance to line Management in ensuring the development is driven by properly developed, reviewed and implemented development plans.
  • Provide guidance to line Management in ensuring that the work ethic within Marketing is driven by the Guiding Principles.
  • Encourage line management to use robust communication as a vehicle to build trust, openness and understanding within and across their teams.
  • Participate in ensuring line management embraces a culture of learning that proactively encourages sharing knowledge, experience etc within and across teams in order to build possible successors.
  • Participate in ensuring team is efficient and effective in carrying out day-to-day administrative responsibilities.
  • Provide guidance in ensuring an effective allocation of resources to deliver on priorities.
  • Provide team with feedback on their performance on regular formal/informal bases.
  • Monitor the performance of the factory clinic and ensure it is run affectively.
  • Support employees/line management to understand how BAT performance management system works and that line management carries out performance appraisals effectively.
  • Participate and facilitate TRMs, ensure feedback is provided and TRM decisions are followed through.
  • Identify and develop excellent working relationships with key stakeholders both internally and externally (E.g. Labour authorities), to ensure we are at no time in violation of any rules or regulations as it relates to our people.
  • Ensure HR excellence by being in touch with HR best practice in the BAT world and among comparator companies.
  • To exemplify BATN as an employer of choice.
  • Develop & implement people-focused initiatives that would increase motivation and enhance performance.
  • Encourage innovativeness in employees and assist line managers to encourage such.

Deadline is 18th September 2009.

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Job Vacancies at BAT Nigeria - Reward Analyst

BAT is recruiting for a Reward Analyst.

The ideal candidate should possess 5 years minimum experience in Human Resources in a multinational organisation with knowledge of HRM practices & principles.

He/she will also have 2 – 3 years of specialised experience in R&B function in an FMCG environment is preferable.

Reward Analyst – Reporting to the Area Reward Manager.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Analyse survey data as well as information collected from individual organisations, highlighting trends and issues for consideration.
  • Prepare remuneration intelligence reports and draft recommendations for consideration by the BCC.
  • Present recommendations on remuneration and benefits issues to the BCC for review and approval.
  • Maintain balance sheet information for incoming and outgoing expatriates.
  • Maintain on-assignment remuneration for assignees out according to annual increases, bi-annual COL updates and policy changes, as well as on-assignment terms and conditions for incoming expatriates in conformity with established practices.
  • Ensure that IA packages and payroll instructions are properly implemented and executed in line with policy.
  • Oversee the effective delivery of remuneration and reward across the company, especially salary increase management and incentive schemes.
  • Manage the full Job Evaluation process through the use of the JE Manager technology and ensure internal equity and consistency across functions.
  • Implement and sustain non monetary recognition arrangements which will create and embed a culture of spontaneous recognition.
  • Implement and maintain a reward communication strategy that enhances transparency and keeps employees informed.
  • Develop and enhance reward training modules for line and HR managers to increase their reward management competence.
  • Respond to all queries around expatriate remuneration and benefits.
  • Develop, maintain and implement a reward induction module for new hires.
  • Establish and maintain effective and productive relationships, especially with external colleagues in the HR discipline and FMCG sector.
  • Source appropriate and quality remuneration and benefits data.
  • Lead and execute area and regional reward projects as assigned by the Area Reward Manager and Regional Reward Forum

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • 5 years minimum experience in Human Resources in a multinational organisation with knowledge of HRM practices & principles.
  • 2 – 3 years of specialised experience in R&B function in an FMCG environment is preferable.
  • Ability to design and manage pay & benefits systems
  • Conceptual understanding of market survey techniques; ability to conduct and interpret compensation surveys;
  • Ability to work with numerical & graphical data; understanding of statistics.
  • Excellent working knowledge of JE Manager and HAY evaluation method and understanding of other alternative approaches to job evaluation.
  • Good understanding of the BAT business and of tobacco industry in general;
  • Good knowledge of the Nigeria Labour market, particularly FMCG sector;
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Ability to work with extremely confidential & sensitive data.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong influencing skills; ability to influence employees & management at all levels including Top Team and Regional management.
  • Good Resource management & Project Management skills.

Deadline is 21st September 2009.

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