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Diikins Food Company Limited Latest Job Vacancies [4 Positions]

We are DIIKINS Food Company Ltd, and we are a start up company located along Apapa Oshodi Express in the Ijesha area. We are looking to introduce a lot of new fun and innovative products into the Nigerian market and we are looking for great team members to join us achieve this.

At DIIKINS Food Company, every employee has the opportunity to make an impact—from marketing and research & development, to manufacturing, finance and sales—each function plays a critical role in our success. By living our values of trust, candor and ownership we create great relationships that help us deliver results and drive meaningful change for our brands and business.

Job Title: Group Financial Analyst
Reports to: Managing Director
Business Purpose/Objective:

  • The Group Financial Analyst is in charge of providing strategic financial analysis and support to the management of the group of companies.
  • Compiling accounting information, producing investment reports and other financial relevant reports and analysis to management for decision making.

Core Working Relationships:

  • Managing Director, Warehouse Manager, Operations Manager, Marketing Manager

Accountabilities (Responsibilities) 
Management

  • Maintain a documented system of accounting policies and procedures
  • Manage outsourced functions
  • Oversee the operations of the finance department, including the design of an organizational structure adequate for achieving the department’s goals and objectives
  • Liaising with auditors to ensure annual monitoring is carried out
  • Producing accurate financial reports weekly, monthly, quarterly, and yearly

Funds Management

  • Forecast cash flow positions, related borrowing needs, and available funds for investment
  • Ensure that sufficient funds are available to meet on-going operational and capital investment requirements
  • Use hedgingto mitigate financial risks related to the interest rates on the companies borrowings, as well as on its foreign exchange positions
  • Maintain banking relationships
  • Assist in determining the companies proper capital structure
  • Invest funds
  • Recommend appropriate dividend issuances, based on historical dividend patterns and expected cash flows

Budgeting

  • Manage the preparation of the companies budget
  • Report to management on variances from the established budget, and the reasons for those variances
  • Assist management in the formulation of its overall strategic direction

Financial Analysis

  • Engage in on-going cost reduction analyses in all areas of each individual company’s expenditures
  • Review the performance of competitors and report on key issues to management
  • Engage in benchmarking studies to establish areas of potential operational improvement
  • Interpret the companies financial results to management and recommend improvement activities;
  • Review the bottlenecks and recommend changes to improve the overall level of each individual company’s throughput
  • Participate in target costing activities to create products that meeting predetermined price goals
  • Assist in the determination of product pricing in relation to features offered and competitor pricing
  • Compile key business metrics and report on them to management
  • Manage the capital budgeting process, based on constraint analysis and discounted cash flow analysis
  • Create additional analyses and reports as requested by management

Generic Competencies

  • Managerial skills in Business and People
    • Planning
    • Reviewing
    • Motivating
    • Coaching
    • Performance Management
  • Interpersonal and Communication Skills
  • Problem Solving and Team Building Skills

Functional Competencies

  • Attention to detail
  • Planning and record keeping
  • Good numeracy and IT skills
  • Excellent literacy skills for report writing and drafting correspondence
  • Negotiation skills
  • Commercial and Business awareness
  • Strong analytical and investigative skills

Deliverables

  • Monthly budget
  • Monthly target as set by the board
  • Weekly and monthly reports
  • Ensure that KPI’s are effectively executed

 

Job Title: Production Manager
Reports to: Managing Director
Business Purpose/Objective:

  • The Production Manager is responsible for managing the daily operations of our plant production, including the development and performance management of all production staff.
  • In addition, the Product Manager is involved in the inventory management, optimizes productions for profit and ensures quality control measures are adhered to in producing the finished product.

Core Working Relationships:

  • Managing Director, Finance Manager, and Marketing Manager

Accountabilities (Responsibilities)

Plant Performance:

  • Ensure the Plant has a detailed loss and waste analysis in place (based on Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)) and structured data-driven and Team-based continuous improvement process
  • Ensure efficient and effective operation of all processes within your control to achieve Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) in Company Business Plan/Objectives
  • Identify opportunities to manufacture new products or to improve the manufacturing processes that generate revenue by creating greater Customer value or eliminating waste
  • Ensure all Quality and Customer acceptance criteria are met for products manufactured in the Plant
  • Ensure production of the correct specifications of products is achieved On-Time and In-Full (OTIF)
  • Prepare and report progress of corporate goals and objectives weekly and monthly to executive leadership and associates within the facility.

Financial Performance:

  • Develop an effective annual budget for all Plant within your control
  • Ensure improvement projects are based on and prioritized by sound business cases which are driven by reliable data analysis
  • Ensure (in conjunction with Accounting Team) a full and up to date set of costs are maintained for all products that you produce

Operational Excellence:

  • Provide leadership to Operational Excellence by ensuring it becomes “work as usual” activity
  • Provide leadership to the Teams to implement and sustain the DMAC/RCA toolkits (Define Measure Analyse Control and Root Cause Analysis)
  • Provide hands-on leadership of problem solving activities
  • Lead the process for developing and communicating Plant business plans and goals to ensure improvement and change program deliverables are met
  • Leverage & benchmark against internal & external operations
  • Work in conjunction with other business units (e.g. Warehousing, Can Plant and Laboratories) in order to identify improvement opportunities within the Plant
  • Ensure all procedures and systems are maintained in accordance with ISO Standards
  • Ensure that all Process Logs are reviewed for exceptions and completeness

People Management:

  • Develop direct reports by providing clear accountabilities, expectations and feedback to improve performance
  • Interview employees. Direct hiring, supervision, development and, when necessary, termination of employees.
  • Conduct orientation and oversee the training of new employees.
  • Develop direct reports leadership skills and their understanding of lean manufacturing concepts to enable them to effectively lead Operational Excellence in the Plant
  • Efficiently schedule and utilize staff for Plant operations and Operational Excellence activities to ensure maximum Plant utilization, reliability and improvement
  • Develop effective succession and recruitment plans to ensure a depth of knowledge and leadership within the Plant for seamless transition of key roles
  • Ensure (at a minimum), annual assessments are carried out on all staff with a focus on knowledge, competency, performance and future career development and training needs

Quality, Health And Safety:

  • Compliance to and maintenance of the Risk Management Plan (RMP) and all elements of this including pest, pathogen, heat treatment (ELLAB), water management and CCPP’s
  • Compliance to and maintenance of an effective approved HACCP plan, ensure all CCP’s are managed accordingly
  • Responsibility to ensure NCR and CAPA corrective actions are completed and actions implemented within agreed timeframes
  • Ensure H&S activities are consistent with GOSI Occupational Health and Safety Framework and good performance and leadership is recognized and rewarded
  • Ensure any non-conformance against safety procedures/policies are dealt with
  • Demand a high level of ethical behaviour and team participation in H&S activities including driving structured problem solving of incidents. Safety Work Practices (SWP) observations, audits, hazard reporting and management, incident reporting and management and health and safety training
  • Enforce sanitary practices for food handling, general cleanliness, and maintenance of kitchen, dining and production areas.
  • Ensure compliance with operational standards, company policies, federal/state/local laws, and ordinances.
  • Ensure a safe working and guest environment to reduce the risk of injury and accidents. Completes accident reports promptly in the event that a guest or employee is injured.

Generic Competencies

  • Interpersonal and Communication Skills
  • Microsoft Office Suite (Word and Excel)
  • Knowledge of contemporary IT including word processing, email, spreadsheet, database and similar disciplines
  • Demonstrate a high level of confidentiality, tact, discretion, initiative and sound judgement

Functional Competencies

  • Attention to detail
  • Reporting and record keeping
  • Good numeracy and IT skills
  • Excellent literacy skills for report writing and drafting correspondence
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Commercial awareness

Deliverables

  • Weekly and Monthly reports
  • Tracking of weekly and monthly production budgets
  • Ensure that KPI’s are effectively executed

Qualifications

  • Must be currently working/previously worked in the capacity of an Operations/Manufacturing Manager.
  • Experience in packaging or canning is desirable.
  • Must be fluent in English
  • Should have experience in putting processes and strategies in place
  • Automation experience in production is desirable

 

Job Title: Warehouse Manager
Reports to: Managing Director
Business Purpose/Objective:

  • Warehouse managers oversee the safe receipt, storage, retrieval and timely dispatch of goods.
  • They ensure workplace health and safety requirements are met and take responsibility for the security of the building and stock.

Core Working Relationships:

  • Managing Director, Finance Manager, Operations Manager, and Marketing Manager

Accountabilities (Responsibilities)

Plant Performance:

  • Ensure efficient and effective operation of all processes within your control to achieve Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) in Company Business Plan/Objectives
  • Ensure all Quality and Customer acceptance criteria are met for raw materials received and finished products sent out to customers
  • Ensure production of the correct specifications of products is achieved On-Time and In-Full (OTIF)
  • Prepare and report progress of corporate goals and objectives weekly and monthly to executive leadership and associates within the facility.
  • Ensure productivity targets are met and maintain computerized administration and automated storage and retrieval systems.
  • Approve requisitions, analyses work orders, etc
  • Review paperwork from deliveries to determine if additional work requirements will occur.
  • Check all warehousing and dispatch documents for thoroughness and completeness and prepare additional documentation when necessary.
  • Initiate all requests for replenishment of stock.
  • Oversee the receipt and dispersal of materials entering or leaving warehouse; help storekeepers with this task when required.
  • Take periodic inventories and participate in monthly inventory program.
  • Keeping stock control systems up to date and planning future capacity requirements;
  • Safeguards warehouse operations and contents by establishing and monitoring security procedures and protocols.
  • Controls inventory levels by conducting physical counts; reconciling with data storage system

Financial Performance:

  • Develop an effective annual budget for your department within your control
  • Ensure improvement projects are based on and prioritized by sound business cases which are driven by reliable data analysis
  • Ensure (in conjunction with Accounting Team) a full and up to date set of costs are maintained for all warehousing activities

Operational Excellence:

  • Provide leadership to Operational Excellence by ensuring it becomes “work as usual” activity
  • Provide leadership to the Teams to implement and sustain the DMAC/RCA toolkits (Define Measure Analyse Control and Root Cause Analysis)
  • Provide hands-on leadership of problem solving activities
  • Lead the process for developing and communicating Plant business plans and goals to ensure improvement and change program deliverables are met
  • Leverage & benchmark against internal & external operations
  • Work in conjunction with other business units (e.g. Warehousing, Can Plant and Laboratories) in order to identify improvement opportunities within the Plant
  • Ensure all procedures and systems are maintained in accordance with ISO Standards
  • Ensure that all Process Logs are reviewed for exceptions and completeness

People Management:

  • Develop direct reports by providing clear accountabilities, expectations and feedback to improve performance
  • Interview employees. Direct hiring, supervision, development and, when necessary, termination of employees.
  • Conduct orientation and oversee the training of new employees.
  • Develop direct reports leadership skills and their understanding of lean manufacturing concepts to enable them to effectively lead Operational Excellence in the Plant
  • Develop effective succession and recruitment plans to ensure a depth of knowledge and leadership within the Plant for seamless transition of key roles
  • Ensure (at a minimum), annual assessments are carried out on all staff with a focus on knowledge, competency, performance and future career development and training needs

Quality, Health And Safety:

  • Compliance to and maintenance of an effective approved HACCP plan, ensure all CCP’s are managed accordingly
  • Responsibility to ensure NCR and CAPA corrective actions are completed and actions implemented within agreed timeframes
  • Ensure H&S activities are consistent with GOSI Occupational Health and Safety Framework and good performance and leadership is recognized and rewarded
  • Ensure any non-conformance against safety procedures/policies are dealt with
  • Demand a high level of ethical behaviour and team participation in H&S activities including driving structured problem solving of incidents. Safety Work Practices (SWP) observations, audits, hazard reporting and management, incident reporting and management and health and safety training
  • Enforce sanitary practices for food handling, general cleanliness
  • Ensure compliance with operational standards, company policies, federal/state/local laws, and ordinances. Ensure a safe working environment to reduce the risk of injury and accidents. Completes accident reports promptly in the event that a guest or employee is injured.
  • Maintaining standards of health and safety, hygiene and security in the work environment, for example, ensuring that stock such as chemicals and food are stored safely;

Generic Competencies

  • Interpersonal and Communication Skills
  • Microsoft Office Suite (Word and Excel)
  • Knowledge of contemporary IT including word processing, email, spreadsheet, database and similar disciplines
  • Demonstrate a high level of confidentiality, tact, discretion, initiative and sound judgement

Functional Competencies

  • Attention to detail
  • Reporting and record keeping
  • Good numeracy and IT skills
  • Excellent literacy skills for report writing and drafting correspondence
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Commercial awareness

Deliverables

  • Weekly and Monthly reports
  • Tracking of weekly and monthly production budgets
  • Ensure that KPI’s are effectively executed

Qualifications

  • Must be currently working/previously worked in the capacity of an Operations/Manufacturing Manager.
  • Experience in packaging or canning is desirable.
  • Must be fluent in English
  • Should have experience in putting processes and strategies in place
  • Automation experience in production is desirable

 

Job Title:  Bakery Associate
Responsibilities:

  • Assist and help in the preparation and production of products by company specifications and instructions in the time frame
  • Treat and process raw materials and ingredients (flour, oil, sugar, yeast, water, etc)
  • Prepare different dough and mixtures according to production recipes under Head baker supervision
  •  Fill and maintain presentation stock
  •  Stock products
  •  Help in the bakery or customer service when required.
  •  Receive deliveries and verify that the delivered goods match weight and shapes mentions in the catalogue
  •  Assist and help in inventory taking
  •  Manage spoilage, turnovers and inventory of stocks and goods
  •  Clean, maintain machinery and equipment used in bakery.

Requirements and Skills:

  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to communicate verbally, and understand and follow written and verbal instructions
  • Technical skills in preparation and handling of all kind of bakery products
  • Ability to handle weight up to 15 kg
  • Able to break down and reassemble equipment as needed for cleaning and maintenance purposes
  • Ability to use larger ovens, production guides, forms for bakery products, proof boxes, bakery scale and hot cases

Education and Experience:

  • No prior experience needed!

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CVs to hr@diikins.com

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