Dangote Group recruitment in Nigeria, November 2016

Dangote Group is one of Nigeria’s most diversified business
conglomerates with a hard – earned reputation for excellent business
practices and products’ quality. Our operational headquarters is located
the bustling metropolis of Lagos, Nigeria.
Dangote Group continues to
grow its vision of becoming the leading provider of essential needs in
Food and Shelter in Sub-Saharan Africa with sustained market leadership
in Cement Manufacturing, Sugar Milling, Sugar Refining, Flour Milling,
Manufacturing of Pasta (Spaghetti & Macaroni), Operation of Cement
Terminals, Port Operations, Noodles Manufacturing, Packaging Material
Production and Salt Refining.

Dangote Group is recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title:
Laboratory Analyst
Job Responsibilities

  • Carrying out daily chemical analysis using standard operating procedures (S.O.Ps)
  • Preparation of solutions
  • Calibration of equipment used for laboratory analysis
  • Taking corrective actions when results deviate from the standards.
  • Attending to SON and NAFDAC on official visits.
  • Reporting of inconsistencies , malfunctions or variations from prototype
  • Written explanations of flaws
  • Following and ensuring strict safety procedures and safety checks.
  • Maintains simple laboratory records and inventory for supplies and reagents.
  • Recommendation of new and revised methods for production efficiency
  • Carrying out routine task accurately and following strict methodologies to carry out analyses
  • Ensuring the laboratory is well stocked and resourced
  • Maintains laboratory equipment and supplies by cleaning and marinating quality assurance records

Competence Requirements

  • Knowledge of FDA, GMP, SOP, HACCP, ISO, Sanitation, chemical safety, pest control, food allergens plus kosher requirements
  • Strong industry experience
  • Excellent technical report writing and oral communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Detail orientation
  • Strategic thinking
  • Time managements skills
  • Confident independent abilities and team – focused mentality
  • Strong analytical and numerical skills

Educational Qualification

  • B.Sc/HND in Chemistry, Food Science or Biochemistry.

Job Title: Quality Control Supervisor
Job Responsibilities

  • Supervise quality control technicians and sanitation crew and assesses the performance of sanitation crew.
  • Helps QA/QC Manager in the development, coordination and
    supervision of OA/QC program such as food safety, HACCP, GMPs, food
    defense, pre-requisite programs, etc.
  • Supervises HACCP Program, is part of the HACCP team. Helps in
    the implementation, documenting and monitoring this system with the help
    of cross-departmental team and QA/QC Manager.
  • Monitors, verifies and documents SOPs related to product quality standards, food safety, and sanitation.
  • Supervises the production of consistent quality products through
    the development and enforcement of excellent manufacturing practices
    and procedures.
  • Helps in communicating product safety and quality standards to company personnel
  • Gives support in coordinating all quality and food safety-related activities including process and testing
  • Monitor the production environment to identify areas where quality or safety procedures can be implemented or improved.
  • Communicates the management manufacturing processes and compliance with standards deviations.
  • Supervises that all QC instruments are up to date and calibrated
    (water meters, scales, thermometers, metal detectors, gas analyzers)
  • Helps in koshers supervision
  • Assists in the development of new products.
  • Helps in all audits- internal and external.
  • Supervises final; product microbiological, chemical and sensory sampling.
  • Helps in training, coaching, mentoring, empowering and
    developing team members. This includes coordinating team involvement
    activities to drive “continuous quality improvement” processes.
  • Conducts relevant training and education on food safety, quality systems ad procedures.
  • Maintains update and improve quality manuals and HACCP Plan.
  • Follows up customer complaints and works together with management to reduce complaints
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Competence Requirements

  • Knowledge of FDA,GMP, SOP, HACCP, ISO, Sanitation, chemical safety, pest control, food allergens plus kosher requirements.
  • Excellent technical report writing and oral communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal ad IT skills
  • Details orientation
  • Good numerical skills and an understanding of statistics
  • Time management skills
  • Confident independent abilities and team – focused mentality
  • Strong analytics and leaderships skills.
  • Problem solving and troubleshooting capabilities
  • Planning and organization skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft office

Educational Qualification

  • A B.Sc/HND in Chemistry, Food Science or Microbiology, or any Bachelor’s Degree with appropriate QA experience

Job Title: Head, Health Safety and Environmental – National Salt Company of Nigeria Plc. (NASCON)
Lagos – NASCON Head Office/Oregun plant
Type: Permanent
Business Unit/Department: NASCON (Dangote Salt BU)
Reporting to: Managing director/ CEO NASCON. Dotted line to group HSSE (Dangote industries limited HQ, Ikoyi Lagos)
Direct Reports: NASCON Site HSE Managers.
Job Purpose

  • With responsibility for the growth, development and mentoring of
    the team, a key requirement is the proven ability to clear NASCON HSE
    strategic direction, continuously improving HSE Performance while
    maintaining compliance with DIL Group HSSE Policies, standards and
    guidance ensuring all HSE programs, procedures, training, work practices
    and controls are effectively implemented. Drive HSE leadership across

Job Responsibilities

  • Provide for a clearly defined HSE management system for NASCON
    to identify and define the processes and procedures requires by
    regulation and group HSSE to protect the health and safety of employees,
    subcontractors, customers and the environment.
  • Define the HSE competency framework to which employees should be
    working to within NASCON ensuring personnel are fully aware of risks
    associated with their work environment, in line with the above and DIL
  • Ensure that adequate training is set up (workshops where appropriate) in the line with the competency framework.
  • Provide an enhanced management system for high risk areas with
    NASCON, E.g. Plant, food and process safety with relevant guidance and
    training for operational team to adhere to.
  • Drive the effort to embed the behavioral standard in NASCON.
  • Lead an effective audit program to include identification of
    breaches to company policies and correct of “at-risk” conditions and/or
  • Introduce a regime of regular inspections and monitoring as part
    of compliance verification using relevant subject matters experts
    (SMEs). Monitor exposure risks for employees. Check adequacy of controls
    and work with operational team to address gaps and /or deficiencies in
    the system.
  • Working with the operational management team, implement programs
    and processes that increase overall employee development engagement and
    retention in the area of HSE.
  • Ensure a robust change management system in place to capture all
    safety related risks and associated controls to ensure layers of
    protection are maintained.

Working with operational team agree:

  • Leading and lagging KPIs that are suitable and sufficient for PMP EMA and globally aligned:
  • Annual improvement plans around HSE.
  • TRACK Leading and lagging KPIs and report back to high level operational management, especially around corrective action mgt.
  • Ensure a robust HSE related investigations and follow up is in place for all sites.
  • Demonstrate strong leadership skills in driving accountability
    with the operational teams through effective communication to ensure
    compliance as a minimum but also drive encourage excellence in the area
    of HSE.
  • Provide strategic vision for the future of NASCON, outlining
    areas of weakness, ensuring actions plans are in place, including
    involvement in and active encouragement of capital planning around HSE
    related improvements.
  • Provide HSE reports for the NASCON leadership team, external
    stakeholders and incorporate any recommendations/comments emerging from
    the review of the report.
  • Promote, support and monitor occupational health in co-operation
    with the HR team so that a holistic approach to managing work-related
    health issues is embedded.
  • Work closely with the group HSSE to embed the BU HSE strategy.
    Ensure ongoing interactions with group HSSE and other Bus HSE colleagues
    to ensure group HSSE alignment and sharing of best practice and
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Keys Skills and Experience Required

  • Excellent technical capabilities, very good working knowledge of
    applicable H&S legislation, occupational health and safety hazards
    identification and risk assessment, occupational health and safety
    accident and illness prevention and protection techniques and
    international standards.
  • Strong knowledge of occupational health and safety and process
    safety issues related to one or more of the industry sectors relevant to
    Dangote industries limited and a mature and level-headed approach to
  • Possess a style of clear and effective communication, both oral
    and written. Very good level of cross cultural communication skills
    including public relations, negotiation, liaison, mentoring, information
    sharing and conflict resolution;
  • Be able to differentiate between negligible H&S issues of
    possible material impact. Know when and how to involve appropriate legal
    and technical personnel within and outside the company to address and
  • Have the skills and attitude to act in a proactive manner to
    anticipate problems and solve existing problems in the context of
    operational requirements and H&s regulatory constraints;
  • Able to listen to opinions, formulate recommendations in a confident and constructive manner;
  • Project management, negotiation/dispute mitigation and presentation skills

Work Context

  • The areas of HSE have broadly defined polices at corporate and
    group level. The challenge of this role is to both: collaborate with
    peers in the other sites in further developing and enhancing these
    broadly defined policies as well as translating them into strategic
    objectives to drive NASCON business improvement in HSE. The job involves
    a high level of persuasion, influencing and negotiation skills.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Science, Engineering or Environmental related discipline
  • Advanced degree preferred;
  • Member of an internationally recognized
    environmental/safety/health professional body preferred. (E.g. IOSH,
    CMIOSH advantageous) – Chartered health and safety practitioner
  • Knowledge and experience of working in an engineering, food processing, chemical and/ or pharmaceutical environment.
  • Demonstrable experience in the application of HSE management systems.
  • Proven experience in the supervision/management of professional and administrative staff.
  • Track record in influencing positive organizational; change inside organization;
  • Development and implementation of integrated management systems
    according to  international; standards e.g ISO 14001, OHSAS18001 (ISO
    45001) and ISO 22000 international standards


  • The Candidate must be able to demonstrate that they have the following:
  • Ability to persuade and influence successfully at all levels of the business
  • Strong communication skills at all levels and across all disciplines
  • System literate

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV’s and Cover
Letters (with the relevant position included in the subject line of
their email) to: careers@dangote.com

Application Deadline 30th November, 2016.

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