HealthPlus Limited, Nigeria’s first integrative pharmacy, is the fastest-growing pharmacy chain in West Africa. We are committed to our mission of helping people achieve optimum health and vitality, while delivering superior value to stakeholders. Our vision is to be Africa’s #1 for pharmacy, wellness and beauty. Recently, we secured significant foreign investment from our partners to scale up our network of retail outlets and our online business. This strategy will give us unparalleled reach across the country and beyond.
Our success is based on our great people, great values and a winning corporate culture. Our people are passionate, driven and committed to continuous learning in order to maintain our edge. Our testimonial is that we are proud to be members of the HealthPlus family as we are offered a strong platform to explore our potentials. We believe in best practices always and therefore employ and retain the best talents.
Manage the Finance team, ensuring a timely and accurate monthly close process in accordance with approved accounting reporting standards
Review and manage Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable processes
Maintain a documented system of accounting policies and procedures
Oversee the operations of the department, including the design of a structure that is adequate for achieving the department’s goals and objectives
Oversee the accounting operations of three sales channels – retail, wholesale and ecommerce; specifically analyze and review the control systems, transaction-processing operations, monthly cost center closings, and accounting policies and procedures
Monitor the cash flow position throughout the company, understand the sources and uses of cash, and provide insight to management on cash flow projections
Understand and monitor all of the company’s liabilities
Report to the CFO with timely and accurate financial information
Setup a Cost Center budgeting system
Prepare the annual corporate budget(s).
Implementation of budgeting & budgetary controls at all levels and across all operations of the Organization
Coordinate and direct the preparation of the budget and financial forecasts and report variances
Prepare monthly forecast update, primarily by working closely with department heads in forecasting their department’s overheads.
Assure accuracy and timely recording of all transactions
Ensure that accounts payable are paid in a timely manner
Ensure that accounts receivable are collected promptly
Ensure that daily, weekly and monthly bank reconciliations are completed
Maintain the chart of accounts
Prepare and review general ledger activities, journal entries and accruals
Maintain an orderly accounting filing system
Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls
Prepare monthly reports, including comparative reports of operations results, financial position and variance explanations
Prepare the annual budget and financial forecasts to Executive Management
Auditing and reconciliation of Inventory and Fixed Assets
Calculate variances from the budget and report significant issues to Management on a monthly basis
Establish and implement financial reporting systems to comply with government regulations and legislation
Assist the CFO in presenting reports to senior executives, stakeholders, and board members.
Additional controller duties as necessary
Desired Skills & Experience:
Minimum 10 years relevant experience
Relevant Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or related fields
Relevant Master’s Degree
Must be ICAN/ACCA certified
Ability to effectively train and develop Finance and Accounting Personnel
Solid written and verbal communication skills and High attention to detail
Strong time management, leadership, interpersonal and organizational skills to operate in a demanding, multi-tasking environment
Interest in providing financial analyses and enjoy working on a diversity of accounting and finance issues
Excellent knowledge in Excel
Ability to identify and communicate issues with Senior Management.
We are seeking a Head, Marketing & Communication who will be responsible for defining the strategic direction for the Marketing & Communication function which aligns with the overall strategic goals of the HealthPlus Group
The Head, Marketing & Communication reports directly to the CCO.
Provide strong, effective and highly visible leadership to the Marketing and Communications team in order to capitalize on the full potential of this most critical resource. Ensure that all employees are stimulated, motivated and guided to contribute fully to the realization of the Group’s mission, vision, goals and objectives. Empower employees to identify innovative approaches to enhance organizational performance.
Responsible for the development and implementation of an annual, strategic, special events calendar that ensures that efforts and resources are utilized in a manner that provides the greatest return to the organization.
Ensure all events are planned to capture the attention of the intended audience and the media. Manages the production of each event ensuring all appropriate sponsorships are achieved and all details are managed in a creative, timely and cost efficient manner.
Provide ongoing media training to the marketing and communications team. Ensures marketing and communications team have the skills and confidence to deliver appropriate messages during meetings with both internal and external stakeholders.
Work closely with other heads of departments on various company projects.
Contribute to marketing effectiveness by identifying short-term and long-range issues that must be addressed.
Grow market share by developing marketing and communication plans and programs for the business.
Provide short- and long-term market forecasts and reports through occasional market research.
Engage media agencies for different marketing activities where necessary.
Responsible for preparing, implementing and managing organization’s annual marketing budget.
Manage all aspects of the Group’s marketing (traditional and digital) and communications plan.
Develop and maintain a strong and productive relationship with both print and electronic media. Ensure the organization is understood by the media and the media are interested in presenting information to the public in a manner that informs and educate them on the organization.
Articulate and lead a transformational vision for the use of digital technologies to drive engagement and interaction with our online and physical customers.
Introduce an internal communications strategy to effectively disseminate information within the marketing and communications teams and the organisation as a whole.
Represent the organisation at events and build relationships with key external stakeholders
Lead crisis communications preparedness and issues management; developing organization wide structures and messaging
Responsible for creating, implementing and measuring the success of a comprehensive marketing, communications and public relations program that will enhance the Group’s image and position within the marketplace and the general public, and facilitate internal and external communications.
Oversee all marketing and communications activities of the organization: branding & advertising, internal & external communications, product marketing, market research, corporate social responsibility, public relations etc.
Work closely with the Chief Commercial Officer to develop and revise effective marketing & communication strategies for the business.
Understand market trends and customer values in order to extract insights from best practices
Assist in developing the department’s strategic plan, which addresses critical issues in the marketing and communications area. The plan will set out objectives for each strategic area of the department and outlines plans for achieving those objectives
Desired Skills & Experience
Graphic design skills is an advantage
Leadership & managerial skills
Negotiation and persuasion skills
Excellent interpersonal and people skills
Planning, Analytical & organisational Skill
Ability to manage time and prioritise tasks
Good problem solving and decision making skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
High standard of attention to detail
A good working Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite like Word, Outlook, and Excel
Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Communications or a related field with 10 years minimum experience in a structured organisation,
4 years of which must be in a managerial capacity
Membership of a recognised professional body is an added advantage
Experience in Retail, Pharma or the FMCGs industry will be an added advantage
Creative, innovative and able to think outside the box