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Job Vacancies at British American Tobacco Nigeria (BATN)


Job Vacancies at British American Tobacco Nigeria (BATN)
British American Tobacco is all about freedom of choice – whether it’s our people or our products. Combined with our entrepreneurial spirit, it’s what’s driven our phenomenal success. We started trading tobacco over a hundred years ago. Today, we’re a multibillion dollar company with more than 200 brands in our portfolio. With robust positions in each of our regional markets, our future looks equally bright too.

We are recruiting to fill the positions below:


Job Title: Local Supply Manager

Job Number:  26271
Location: Ibadan, Oyo
Function: Operations
Level: Experienced Professional
Appointment Type: Permanent


  • British American Tobacco is looking to hire a Local Supply Manager to join our team in Ibadan, Nigeria

Purpose Statement

  • Our new colleague will have to ensure WMS (Wrapping Material Stock) requirement/Supplies, Leaf and Spares necessary to meet approved stock durations and production for BAT WAA are achieved.
  • Ensure that requisitions are processed for OTIF (On Time in Full) procurement of WMS and spares.
  • Effectively manage total pipeline inventory to keep the cash flow within budget. Maintain adequate relationship with Import team, NPI (New Product Introduction) coordinator, Factory Scheduler, Manufacturing, Commercial and other stakeholders.
  • Provide up-to-date management information on trends and events to enhance rapid decision making within materials and spares function.
  • To ensure that new products or material changes are driven with minimal write off and delivered OTIF. Develop an effective tracking of all planned changes or brand introductions. Maintain adequate relationship with WAA Commercial and other stakeholders to achieve perfect alignment on all planned changes.
  • Provide up-to-date management information and reporting to enhance decision making and guide the right compromise.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Maintain continuous supply of WMS, Leaf and Spares to meet the production plan and machine maintenance while maintaining inventory levels within target policies.
  • Continuously analyses data and generate accurate report of WMS and Spares supplies to BAT Nigeria from Suppliers. Continuously review business processes and identify opportunities for improvement in business efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Ensure SAP is set up to fully utilize benefits of MRP (Material Requirement Planning)
  • Put in place validation and verification procedures for all data input to MRP to ensure Planning of WMS and Spares are accurate and in line with policy.
  • Measure and track OTIF delivery of WMS and Spares
  • Proactively anticipate and manage potential risks and advise rescheduling of production if plan cannot be met due to WMS.
  • Maintain WMS write off register and coordinate all stakeholders to minimize write off, aggressively identifying innovative ways of utilizing ‘slow moving materials’ as well as materials with zero usage.
  • Continuously track all planned changes and proactively engage all stakeholders to manage deviations and deliver OTIF with minimal losses and exceptional costs.
  • Proactively anticipate and manage potential risks due to planned changes
  • Participate in PDT (Product Development Team) and NPI project meetings as key supply chain representative.
  • Coordinate all stakeholders to articulate all dimensions of a planned change and put in sufficient plans and controls to deliver OTIF
  • Manage the supply of materials for trails in conjunction with QA (Quality Assurance) ensuring all such materials pass through the required due diligence before commercial ordering commences.
  • To facilitate the wrapping materials bond clearing process through maximum use of the bonded warehouse to optimize the company’s cash flow while maintaining materials supply.
  • Manage suppliers to ensure smooth relationship and no supply disruptions
  • Develop the program for risk assessment, mobilize departmental risk assessment committee and ensure participation.

Management Results:

  • Operate within cash flow plan by managing WMS and Spares inventories
  • Manage WMS and Spares exceptional cost and write off budget.
  • Ensure there are no control break down within the NPI or WMS/Spares planning function
  • Timely follow up on audit actions
  • Ensuring that WMS and Spares status, NPI updates, exceptional cost, write off and other relevant information required for SOP (strategy and operating planning) meetings are promptly prepared and reported accurately.
  • Operate within budget for all planned changes
  • Develop and embed continuous improvement culture in SC Supply chain
  • Ensure continuous improvement and development of the team through coaching, formal training, etc
  • Develop and agree effective IDP’s (internal development plans) with the team and ensure same is implemented.

Role Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Logistics or Supply Chain Area
  • Preferably 4-5 years of professional experience (minimum of 2 years) in material planning area; preferably within a large FMCG company
  • Secondary professional experience in supply chain would be a plus
  • Top level knowledge of Microsoft Excel, strong SAP and Microsoft PowerPoint knowledge
  • Ability to manage a team with proven experience
  • Strong interpersonal and time management skills
  • Continuous improvement mindset
  • Proficiency in English language.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply





Job Title: Senior Security Manager

Job Number:  26227
Location: Ibadan, Oyo
Function: Legal & External Affairs
Level: Experienced Professional
Appointment Type: Permanent


  • British American Tobacco is looking to hire a Senior Security Manager to join our team in Ibadan, Nigeria

Purpose Statement

  • The Senior Security Manager will set up an efficient information system to identify risks to operations; manage security for all the operations cycle including factory processing, supply chain, exports of Finished Goods and destruction of waste, contaminated or illicit product.
  • The role holder will also secure high value assets across the Country to avoid any loss to the business.; set up and update adapted SOP’s (Standard Operating Procedures) and optimize the use of technical security systems. Investigate matters related to operations as tasked in a timely way.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Design and manage the successful execution of the Operations Security Strategic Plan
  • Set up a reliable information network including service providers and multiple external sources
  • Liaise with government security Agencies and other external sources to optimize risk assessment
  • Identify all risks to operations across Nigeria by conducting Business Impact Analysis
  • Propose cost-effective measures to mitigate such risks
  • Review and update SOP’s for Supply Chain, Ibadan factory, Exports and destruction security
  • Develop and manage control measures to support and sustain a controlled environment in Operations arm of business.
  • Task, develop and train the security manager and CSO (Chief Security Officer) under his responsibility to implement SOP’s and templates
  • Validate stocks count at month end
  • Ensure the embedding of the Security Risk Management Model across BAT operations in Nigeria
  • Facilitates the Business Continuity Management process for Operations
  • Contribute to the setup of pragmatic Security BCP (Business Continuity Plan) for political and civil unrest including evacuation planning (election periods for instance)
  • Organize security support to factory and Ibadan market visits for all staff, especially for WAALT (West African Area Leadership Team) and Regional visitors
  • Issue Month End security reports reflecting key activities, highlighting security issues, incidents and key trends (High Value Assets and consumables, FG (Finished Goods) to Distributor, FG Exports)
  • Send timely situation and incident reports when required
  • Responsible for the Management of Security service providers and ensuring that required services are provided and delivered in full and on time as per contractual arrangements. Send out Monthly nominative headcount to that effect
  • Carry out objective enquiry / investigation into all reported cases or incident, breaches by determining facts, understanding vulnerability and drawing appropriate supportable conclusions to make recommendations

Secondary Accountabilities:

  • Organize a database of Operations security documents in the Security shared folder
  • Create and update a contact database
  • Share security updates and alerts with Operations staff by Email, SMS, WhatsApp as appropriate
  • Collaborate to Country inductions for new assignees and visitors to Operations
  • Conduct a Quality Assurance and Quality Control program with Operations Management to assess security service providers and prepare tenders if required
  • Contribute to the development, submission and management of Security Budget

Role Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in a Technical Area
  • Preferably 10 years of professional experience (minimum of 5 years) in Security Field, within large international companies and within a factory environment
  • Secondary professional experience in engineering or legal field would be a plus
  • Strong stakeholder engagement skills, communication and influencing skills
  • Ability to make swift, balanced decisions in emergencies when rapid response is required
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to manage a high number of employees, including contractors
  • Up to date with the latest trends in digital security
  • Willingness to work in Ibadan and availability to work “on-call”
  • Proficiency in English language
  • Valid driver’s license.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply


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