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Fresh Jobs at Lafarge Cement

Lafarge Cement (Lafarge Africa Plc) is a member of the LafargeHolcim Group – the biggest building and concrete solutions company in the world. It is a publicly quoted company on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE).

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Lafarge serves Nigeria and South Africa with a wide range of building and construction solutions designed to meet housing and construction needs from small projects like individual home buildings to major construction and infrastructure projects.

Applications are invited from interested and qualified candidates to apply for a fresh jobs at Lafarge Cement.

Job Specifications:

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Job Description:

In this role is responsible for ensuring the security of lives and company property, posting of guards to posts and general patrol of the plant, and the residential estates.

The role will be responsible for the co-ordination of cement haulage process at Gate 1 and access control of unauthorized persons into the factory and premises, monitoring the movement of top management cadre and expatriates through radio communication.

He/she will also investigate cases and write reports to the Senior Security Officer, Security Manager as required.


  • Ensuring security coverage for the Plant and Estates, availability of able and competent security personnel.
  • Ensuring high security quality in all areas of operation.
  • Ensure cordial relationship between the workers and security agencies through effective interaction and communication.
  • Ensure that adequate records of movement of goods in and out of the company are kept.
  • Ensure the security coverage of Lafarge Africa Plc cement products haulage to various depots – through train wagons etc.
  • Responsible for preparation of security duty roster and posting of security operatives to beats/posts in the factory and the estates.
  • Responsible for investigating cases and making recommendations.
  • Signing of invoices of goods supplied to the company and security related documents.
  • Responsible for coordinating cement haulage process at gate 1
  • Responsible for controlling the access of unauthorized persons into the factory.
  • Responsible for handling accident cases involving company vehicles.
  • Responsible for the arrangement for the bail of staff from police custody/court and escorting witness(es) on court adjournment days.
  • Representing Lafarge Africa Plc outside the factory in security related matters.
  • Ensuring security coverage for the Plant and Estates, availability of able and competent security personnel.
  • Ensuring that expatriates are escorted without delay to their destinations.
  • This list of responsibilities is not exhaustive and the job holder may be required to perform duties outside of this as operationally required


  • List of Direct Reports:
    • None
  • Key interfaces, stakeholders and relationships:
    • Interacts regularly with all cadres of staff.
    • Reports directly to the Security Manager, South West and oversees the safety of lives and property of:
      • all Lafarge Africa Plc staff
      • Staff of all contractors working on site
      • All residents of the two estates
    • Interacts regularly with informants on security and safety matters and forward relevant information to the Security Manager
    • Assists the Senior Security Officer when acting as a liaison officer between management, law enforcement agencies and other relevant stakeholders
Qualifications and Requirements:

Level of Education/Qualifications required:

  • A minimum of Ordinary National Diploma in any field or its equivalent

Specific Work experience:

  • Guarding experience

Technical / Functional Skills:

  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Strong computer Skills especially Excel, word, PowerPoint and email applications
  • Ability to prioritize with excellent time management skills
  • Good attention to detail

Behavioral Competence:

  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Strong team player
  • Adaptable
  • Tact and tolerant
  • Ability to work well under pressure and adhere to set deadlines
  • Resilient and Motivated

Leadership and Managerial abilities:

  • Excellent management skills and ability to organize and plan effectively to meet both short and long range goals and objectives.
  • Ability to manage multiple project plans successfully and simultaneously
  • Ability to motivate individuals and teams
  • Able to coach and direct a diverse team


Store Manager

Job Specifications:

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Job Description:

The position is responsible for safety/production clothing, explosives, grinding media, refractory bricks, oils & greases, other production supplies, mechanical spares, mobile plant spares, electrical spares, instrumentation/automation spares, generators spares, petrol and diesel, laboratory supplies and general services supplies.


  • Responsible for general coordination and supervision of stores administration and inventory management.
  • Supervision of stock receipts, transfers, issues, returns and general stores accounting.
  • Responsible for managing the inventory and ensure optimum stock levels are maintained.
  • Ensures relevant spares and materials are stocked.
  • Responsible for company’s procedure related to stock material management.
  • Receive and confirm for approval the purchase requisition for stock items.
  • Ensures the removal of obsolete items as determined by the users.
  • Monitors stock
  • Maintains stock items in good and appropriate condition
  • Contributes in optimisation of Working Capital Requirement (WCR) by optimising stock holding and cost of storage.
  • Ensures the compliance to Health, Safety and Environmental regulations.
  • Ensures compliance to Quality Management System
  • To provide reporting about the stores to Management on a monthly basis.
  • Motivates stores staff.
  • Responsible for good health and safety of staff and properties under his supervision.
  • Identify training needs for surbordinates.
  • Ensure involvement in the implementation and maintenance of integrated management system in the plant


Interfaces with:

  • Plant Management
    • To relay management information and seek approval of documents.
  • Stores Supervisors.
    • To receive documents covering all physical movements.
    • To prepare and participate in operational stock count.
    • To solve abnormalities (stock gaps, new codification, shelves & racks addressing etc)
  • Users (Production, Maintenance, Quality Control, etc.).
    • To receive purchase request and follow up for approval
    • To receive issue request and follow up the issuance.
    • To receive inquiries about outstanding orders and provide solutions.
  •  Finance Department.
    • To send documents with proper information to update the accounting books of the company.
    • To participate in financial stock taking participate in tackling variations.
  •  CPU (Central Purchasing Unit).
    • To ensure that purchase requisition are promptly processed to purchase order.
    • To receive copies of PO for follow-ups.
    • To inform about the quality of suppliers for appraisal purposes.
    • For prompt stock replenishment and contact in case of delivery delay.
  • Suppliers.
    • To receive supplies and attend to suppliers inquiries.
    • To follow-up the delivery and complain of any delay in delivery.
  •  External auditors/Internal auditors
    • To facilitate and participate in both internal and external audits.

Main Challenges of the Job

  • Must  support a project of reorganisation
  • Must implement to the fullest, computerized system (JD Edwards).
  • Must include on his stores system an important quantity of new items for new line & Packing Plant.
  • Must ensure that offshore items delivered in containers are offloaded.
  • Must ensure safety and security of materials inside the Warehouses.
  • Constraints as result of space limitation.
  • With Supplier/Contractors :
    • Constraints as a result of deviations from delivery dates.
    • Constraints as a result of problems associated with quality, qantity, delay and price.
  • With Users :
    • Incomplete and inconsistent item description.
  • Information Technology :
    • Delay associated with providing uninterrupted Network Systems incorporating inventory packages.

Objectives/Challenges :

  • Elimination of stock variances
  • Ensure adequate security and general cleaniness of the stores
  • To obtain the required goods (materials, spareparts etc) and services in the best conditions of overall cost, operational efficiency and effectiveness
  • To put at the disposal of the users purchased goods and services in optimum level of quality/cost and at the date required by the users.
  • To ensure that as much as possible no direct purchases.

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Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Must have a technical Degree/Diploma (In Engineering), plus a Masters in Business Administration. 
  • Professional Qualification (e.g. CIPSMN) is a major advantage

Functional Competencies 

  • Familiar with engineering items, production items and general items.
  • Computer literate with good knowledge of microsoft office professional.
  • Posses good analytical and reporting skills.
  • Stock and supplying (handling) management.
  • Good knowledge about Health & Hazards storage rules & regulations
  • Stock management techniques e.g. calculation of stock levels
  • Techniques of stacking spare parts in proper conditions.
  • Computerised systems (especially JD Edwards or similar).
  • Knowledge of basic statistics (random sampling analysis, statistical laws as normal).
  • Notions of negotiation skills.
  • Receiving and controlling techniques.
  • Notions of environmental protection. 
  • Knowledge of industrial accounting and cost analysis.
  • Good knowledge of local markets (for local small purchases).
  • Techniques of appraisal of suppliers in order to provide purchasing department with information (reception, conditions, quality of items, etc.).
  • Knowledge of technical spares (mechanical, electrical and instrumentation especially for cement plants).
  • Notions of cement process and main equipments.
  • Knowledge of units of measurements.
  • Integrity

Organizational & Managerial Competencies 

  • Be self-motivated with high energy level. 
  • Must be able to develop and maintain good relationship between the company and various suppliers/contractors.
  • Posses very good interpersonal and communication skills. 
  • Logical and open minded.
  • Oral & written Communication
  • Preservation of Company interests
  • Supervising skills
  • Work Planning – Time management and efficiency.
  • Respect of dead lines.
  • Leadership – Motivation of subordinates.
  • Posses strong initiative, drive and  creativity.
  • Must be able to work with and lead a team.
  • Must be able to direct and control surbordinates towards achieving company objectives.

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