Mutiple Jobs at Dangote Cement Zambia Ltd October, 2020

Dangote Cement Zambia Ltd

Dangote Industries Zambia Limited

Senior chief Chiwala’s Area, Masaiti District, Ndola Zambia.

Company Overview

The Dangote Group is one of Africa’s leading conglomerates producing diversified products. Dangote Cement, a subsidiary of the Dangote Group, is the leading producer of cement in Zambia with a modern advanced integrated cement plant in Ndola, on the Copperbelt.
Dangote Cement requires action oriented, high performing and dedicated professional in the following disciplines:

1. REPORTING ACCOUNTANT

Job Summary

  • Prepare the Finance Report and Management Performance Report(MPR) and other supporting schedules, commentaries, analysis and submit within the defined timeline without fail.
  • Support the Management Accountant(MA) in monthly costing run to ensure completeness of SAP cost module. Collaborate closely with Financial Accountant(FA) for consolidation as well as MPR and Interim Financial Statements(FS) aligned results.
  • Review all cost lines and ensure accuracy and completeness of data as per Daily Production Report(DPR). Collaborate with MA and FA and end-user in case of discrepancies.
  • Work closely with Inventory/Cost Assistant to ensure the stock movement in MPR and other nominal reports ties in.
  • Prepare all schedules required by independent auditor and ensure accomplishment of audit examination on time.
  • Maintain closing checklist and perform all processing and necessary steps required to close the accounts periodically as per group timeline on the Accounting system adopted by the company

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist the Financial Accountant in reviewing the chart of Accounts Code completeness and provide assistance to finance on creating new codes or opening existing SAP account codes particularly on added process or inputs to operations and new department.
  • Manage month-end closing activities related to posting of production and consumption through check and balances of the entries provided by cross functional department such as operation, power plant, mines and other process related inputs in SAP.
  • Prepare MPR and Financial reports on a monthly basis and submit on time to Group c/o the Group Finance Team. Respond to queries that maybe raised by the HQ team.
  • Prepare revenue and cost variances analysis such as sales revenue, variable cost, fixed cost, selling, general marketing and administrative. Build graphs and commentaries that will clearly explain variances in units and in aggregate amounts.
  • Review all consumptions, productions, cost accruals amortization, payroll and mining site restoration, royalties and all other entries related to operating cost and ensure completeness and consistencies in terms of unit consumption. Furthermore, he/she should conduct a monthly test of unit price being used in the system for dummy stock as well as in the cost computation to ensure validity and accuracy of the final reports.
  • Monitor SAP results through test of final numbers (unit’s consumption, unit price, stock movements) that ties in to true picture of the operations as well as the results of physical inventory count.
  • Oversee SAP cost run procedures and control particularly production entries, power consumption process orders.
  • Collaborate with MA and FA, Cost Assistant, Store, Statistician and Inventory Team during closing period and ensure that all cost inputs tie with operation and emphasize the group policy on closing any gaps. He/she must also follow the clear explanations of any gaps identified.
  • Collects all reports (Financial reports, PR, Interim FS and Exco) being the main database in charge of these reports and main focal point when a report is required to be submitted.
  • Assist the Financial Controller on the implementation of process improvements particularly SAP (automated) processes in the area of costing.

Education and Work Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in Accounting, Finance, Economics or other related discipline.
  • Relevant professional certification (e.g. ACA, ACCA, CIMA, CFA)
  • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience.

Skills and Competencies

  • Good understanding of trends, challenges, opportunities, regulations and legislation relating to the cement manufacturing industry.
  • Strong finance and accounting knowledge, including experience with International Financial Reporting Standards.
  • Significant experience in the use of financial systems particularly SAP.
  • Good leadership and collaboration with peers and cross functional teams.
  • Good problem solving skills
  • High ethical standards and integrity

2. Public Relations Manager

Job Summary

  • To manage public relations functions for DCZL using a wide range of media platforms, build and sustain DCZL brand through planned publicity campaigns and PR activities.
  • Assist in the implementation, monitoring and measurement of sustainability and corporate social responsibility programmes at DCZL.
  • Manage community relations government and other regulatory stakeholders at assigned location.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Effectively manage the development, review and Implementation of communication strategy in order to project a positive corporate image for DCZL.
  • Manages timely and accurate preparation of responses to press and public queries in order to state the company’s position.
  • Coordinate the timely production of brochures, magazines, newsletters, videos and other materials in order to facilitate the dissemination of information.
  • Planning and coordination of corporate events in order to create awareness on the operations and functions of DCZL.
  • Coordinate the implementation of approved DCP corporate social responsibility and community development initiatives at assigned location.
  • Build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders in the community as well as government and regulatory stakeholders at assigned location.
  • Provide input on external relations policy, strategy, and implementation and assess the need for new policies and/ or changes to the sustainability plan and proffer recommendations.
  • Interface with government, other agencies or the general public on sustainability related matters at assigned location.
  • Review sustainability program objectives, progress, or status to ensure compliance with policies, standards, regulations, or laws of area.
  • Evaluate and report on the effectiveness of the DCP’s stakeholder relations, sustainability and corporate social responsibility initiatives (DCZL), making appropriate improvements and recommendations.
  • Proffer advice and handle topical and reputation-sensitive issues at assigned location.
  • Track and analyse plant expenditure on corporate social responsibility and sustainability initiatives for input into relevant reports.
  • Candidate be social media friendly.
  • Prepare agreed activity and performance reports on a timely basis, for the attention of the Country Head (CEO).
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Country Head (CEO).

Education and Work Experience

  • Full grade twelve (12) certificate.
  • Masters/Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in Marketing, Public Relations, Journalism, Mass Media, Political or Social Sciences, International Relations or other related fields.
  • Minimum of eight (8) years relevant work experience of which two (2) should be at management level.
  • Member of the public relations association (ZAPRA).

3. PRODUCTION STATISTICIAN

Job Summary

  • To compile, evaluate, record and maintain daily record of bulk raw materials and other materials inputs, cement produced, quality of the same sales and plant efficiencies for management’s decision making.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Compiles and prepares daily morning reports(DMR) on kilns, cement mills, raw mill and crushers showing total in/out puts at various stages of the production process, materials usages and plant performance in relation to out of final products. Submits this reports to superiors for use.
  • Prepares entire plant down time report and run factor reports based on MIS for submission to AGM production.
  • Prepares reports on stocks, plant machinery efficiencies as deemed necessary by superiors.
  • Extracts from the daily morning report and prepares a daily statics report showing tons of cement produced and dispatched, daily comparisons of stock position between book stock and physical for submission to production manager.
  • Sums up coal, sand, gypsum and other materials used in the cement production. Assists production department to carryout monthly stock take of process materials.
  • Updating plant performance indicators on the notices board daily.
  • Closely monitors process materials by physical inspections to advise superiors of changes.
  • Compiles various daily, weekly, monthly and yearly summary reports e.g.
    • Weekly key plan performance report and weekly technical report.
    • Monthly summary performance and plant indicator schedules and monthly report.
    • Monthly bulk raw materials receipts report for submission to relevant departments.
    • Daily limestone haulage statistics from the quarry to the factory.
    • Monthly production figures, sales, status of stocks of materials and final product (Cement) as at particular time of new month etc. submits such reports to relevant official for further use.
    • Data for the annual fixed cost budget for the department for submission to plant director through AGM Production.
    • Monthly/Process parameters for submission to accounts through HOD.

Education and Work Experience

  • Full Grade Twelve Certificate with credits or better in English and Mathematics.
  • Diploma in statistics and production management, business and sales management is added advantage.
  • Minimum of three (3) to five (5) years’ work experience in the manufacturing/production industry.
  • Ability to conduct measure stocks of materials.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office suits.

4. Alternative Fuel Project Manager

Job Summary

  • Proven track record of successful project management across all stages of project development and implementation from start to finish.
  • Strong attention to detail with excellent time management and planning skills.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Be the “champion” of all Production, Human Resources, Logistics and Financial issues in the Plant for other projects on renewable fuels.
  • Initiate Renewable energy project and implement them upon approval by Management
  • Provide strategic guidance and oversight in the development of strategic plans for the project.
  • Study areas of implementation and usage of alternative fuels.
  • Manage a project on alternate fuels at DCZL.
  • Regular contact/engagement with local authorities.
  • Ensure licenses are acquired and kept up to date.
  • Ensure Operations are within the legal framework by working with councils, ZEMA, MSD etc.
  • Come up with ideas of enhancing productivity by using other forms of renewable energy as a fuel.
  • Develop and maintain high plant performance standards for the projects and take overall responsibility for all project related operations including purchasing and distribution, safety, industrial excellence and technical support, resources (people mobilization/development), customer orientation and logistics as well as production support functions such as mining, engineering and maintenance.
  • Develop the value of the plant ‘assets’ through effective management of equipment, reserves, competencies and stakeholder relationships (plant ‘image’) in terms of project Management.
  • Provide overall strategic leadership, direction and guidance for all Plant operations in terms of using other forms of fuels for the purpose of cost serving measures.
  • Ensure the continuous growth and profitability of the organization’s business through other use of fuel as energy.

Budgeting & Planning

  • Champion the execution of the corporate strategy at the project level; Demonstrate ownership for the definition of the Project’s strategy and ensure alignment with the corporate strategy.
  • Prepare the annual budgets and prudently monitor and manage the Project’s resources within the budgetary provision.
  • Facilitate prompt implementation of the approved operational plans and ensure that project operations are in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations of the land.
  • Facilitate the definition of broad guidelines for the establishment of standards to ensure and measure the performance of project.

Plant Management Cycle

  • Oversee the conduct of in-depth research, assessment and analysis and benchmark the plant project management strategies against other major players in view of industry and economic realities in order to ensure maintenance and improvement of production standards.
  • Oversee the execution and implementation of risk management frameworks and disaster recovery plans to ensure optimal plant performance and minimize operational losses.
  • Continually control and monitor project performance through measurement and analysis through the use of standard tools, benchmarking and pre-defined Company indicators to be used for tracking.
  • Demonstrate ownership for all technical issues in the projects.
  • Optimize and adapt the project process and equipment in line with the Company’s improvement program/ action plans.
  • Oversee the analysis of project forecast to determine production capacity required to meet forecast.
  • Monitor project performance including cost & volumes of raw materials, energy & fuels, effective utilisation of equipment/machines and ensure alignment with planned production targets, delivery targets, profitability targets and other key performance measures.
  • Implement appropriate strategies, plans and programmes for producing quality project and achieving set levels of Plant capacity utilisation and efficiency.
  • Develop and enforce policies and procedures for production methods, quality and safety.
  • Develop plans and processes which minimize project costs through effective utilization of manpower, equipment, facilities, materials, and capital.
  • Create safe work conditions and mobilize all project employees and contractors on safety at work.
  • Ensure project compliance with all local and national laws and regulations relating to cement manufacturing.

Finance and Cost Reduction

  • Oversee the execution of all necessary systems, controls, policies and procedures to ensure a rigorous financial framework for the Plant.
  • Authorize expenses in line with the plant objectives and budget provisions.
  • Provide oversight for the management of information systems and information system reporting tools.
  • Demonstrate ownership for the implementation of a cost reduction program including cost tracking practices/methods in order to maintain competitive edge in the market and ensure increased overall performance. The cost reduction program should be reflected in:
  • Fixed cost, variable cost, selling & general cost (pricing);
  • Increased volumes (through reliability utilization and cement clinker ratio by using renewable energy);
  • Effectiveness of project management practices.

Project Quality and Customer Satisfaction

  • Develop a customer oriented culture in alignment with the Company’s values ensuring prompt feedback in addressing customer complaints issues during the project
  • Ensure the maintenance of project quality and provision of quality service during the execution of the project.
  • Demonstrate ownership of quality assurance and control procedures as well as the overall quality of the project.

Human Resources Management and Development

  • Identify the right mix of people, innovation and management to propel the project operations.
  • Monitors overall manpower and material resource requirements to meet with Project budgets.
  • Ensure the execution of succession plan and training plan for all staff in the project in order to preserve and develop key competencies.
  • Maintain and foster positive Labour relations and communication during the project, so as not to contravene with the law.

Stakeholder/ Community Relations

  • Develop and maintain strategic relationships with key organisations and champion the formulation of strategic project alliances with stakeholders.
  • Develop sustainable relationships with external influencers and seek to establish relevant partnerships for optimal positioning of the Project.
  • Demonstrate ownership for the representation of the Project with government and other regulatory bodies.
  • Continually promote the company image in the local social economic and environmental community.
  • Ensure that the laws and regulations pertaining to the activities are respected as well as protection of environment in compliance with Company standards.

Education and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and three to five years of professional experience in business development, Project Management, industry/business engagement, alternative fuel technology/infrastructure.
  • Demonstrated experience in promoting and advancing deployment of natural gas vehicles and fuels.
  • Skilled in written and oral communications. Ability to effectively present to diverse stakeholder groups.
  • Strategic and innovative thinker who can effectively propose and advance new ideas.
  • Resilient, flexible, and a skilled problem solver.
  • Experienced with data management and analysis to generate reports and support IT team.
  • Must have a “can do” attitude and be able to thrive in a fast paced work environment.
  • Proven track record of successful project management across all stages of project development and implementation from start to finish.
  • Strong attention to detail with excellent time management and planning skills.

The holder of this position will be required to adhere to all relevant requirements, policies, procedures and legal regulations pertaining to health, safety, environment and quality, as well as finance, human resources, and any other regulations as required by the company and relevant to the level of the role and responsibilities of the function.

Candidates meeting the above requirements should send their applications to:

The General Manager HR& Admin and send them to [email protected]

Please note that you are to attach an Application Letter & Latest CV ONLY in Microsoft word format as ONE document.

Closing date for receiving applications is 21st October, 2020. Position should be clearly mentioned in the subject line e.g. “Reporting Accountant”.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

To apply for this job email your details to [email protected]

Only candidates can apply for this job.

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