Job Vacancies at Peugeot Automobile Nigeria Limited  2014

Company Profile:

Peugeot Automobile Nigeria Limited, PAN was incorporated in December 15, 1972 as Limited Liability Company with an authorized share capital of Three Million Naira. Twenty-seven months after incorporation, the then head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, commissioned the assembly plant on March 14, 1975, and though full operations had commenced on March 2, 1975.

The initiative to establish Peugeot Automobile Nigeria Limited was taken by the then Federal Military Government under the leadership of General Yakubu Gowon. The idea was concretised on October 6, 1969 when the Government invited 16 reputable vehicle-manufacturing companies in the world to establish a vehicle assembly plant in the country.

Twelve years before the initiative was taken, Peugeot cars made their first entry into Nigeria when individuals imported about 100 units of the Peugeot 403 model into the country. These cars soon became popular due to their legendary reliability and suitability to Nigerian road conditions. The demand for Peugeot cars in Nigeria rose sharply again in the 1960’s with the further introduction of the Peugeot 404 model. With the high demand of Peugeot products which was a mark of acceptability, it was therefore not surprising when in May 7, 1971, Automobile Peugeot of France’s proposal was selected out of those tendered by 16 various vehicle manufacturers.

Peugeot Automobile Nigeria Limited is recruiting to fill the following vacant positions of:

1.) Job Title: National Sales Manager 

Location: Nigeria
Reporting Level: This position reports to the General Manager

Job description

  • Develops and be responsible for sales strategies and results
  • Determines sales regions, establish goals and quotas and ultimately, is accountable for company’s sales performance.
  • Ensures operating efficiency and sales growth
  • Maintains Client Relationships
  • Optimizes Dealership Network Relationship

Desired Skills and Experience
Required Skills, Knowledge and Characteristics

  • Must have communication skills and the ability to manage personnel appropriately with good Listening skills
  • Be Visionary, Aggressive and bold with proactive attitude and capacity to deal with a wide range of issues
  • Possess Contemporary selling skills
  • Strong knowledge in automobiles sales techniques
  • Familiarity and skill with Microsoft Office suite
  • Must not be more than 45 years


Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree or its equivalent, with a higher degree as an advantage in the Social Sciences or Humanities.
  • Not less than 12 years sales experience in cognate industries with at least 5 years of which must have been at management level in Sales.
  • Evidence of acquired training in sales & Membership of relevant professional Body will be an added advantage.

2.) Job Title: Marketing Manager

Location: Kaduna
Reporting to: General Manager

Job Description

  • Ensure effective, branded marketing communications including the company website, print communication, and advertising.
  • Develop and implement promotion/advertising support programs.
  • Strong Competition Analysis for strategy development.
  • Evaluate product performance.
  • Obtain market intelligence.
  • Research and evaluate new product opportunities, demand for potential products, and customer needs and insights.
  • Overall marketing strategy and execution of plans for the existing products.
  • Work with product development teams to manage new product development.
  • Manage launch campaigns for new products.
  • Manage distribution channels.
  • Manage media and marketing staff and external PR agencies.
  • Analysis of the effectiveness of all marketing efforts.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Degree in Business Management, Marketing, or Related field
  • 10 years of progressively more responsible positions in marketing, preferably in a similar industry in two different firms.
  • Experience supervising and managing a team of professional staff.
  • Experience in the global market & Membership of relevant professional Body will be an added.

Required Skills, Knowledge and Characteristics:

  • Ability to coordinate the efforts of a large team of diverse creative employees.
  • Demonstrated ability to increase productivity and continuously improve methods, approaches, and departmental contribution.
  • Commitment to continuous learning.
  • Expert in Internet and social media strategy with a demonstrated track record.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in holding conversations with customers, customer evangelism, and customer-focused product development and outreach.
  • Ability to lead in an environment of constant change.
  • Familiarity and skill with the tools of the trade in marketing including PR, written communication, website development, market research, product packaging, Microsoft software suite of products, and creative services.
  • Experience managing external PR and communication consulting firms and contractors.
  • Must not be more than 45 years.

3.)Job Title: Technical Support Officers

Location: Abuja, Lagos

Responsibilities

  • These positions report to the After Sales Manager
  • Provision of technical support to Garages, Dealers and Customers including training
  • Monitoring of Compliance with brand standards
  • Updating the Dealership on After Sales policies and programmes
  • Expansion of service outlets
  • Execute plans for the use of genuine spare parts across the network

Requirements

  • Proficiency in the use of IT Equipment
  • Have good report skills
  • Sound technical knowledge of automobile products
  • Must not be more than 35 years
  • Advanced training in Auto technology & Membership of relevant professional Body will be an added advantage.
  • 3-4 years’ experience in related job environment
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or its equivalent

4.) Job Title: Customer Relations Officer

Location: Kaduna
Reporting to: Customer Relations Manager

Job Description

  • Effective management of the interface between suppliers, the network, customers and the commercial organization
  • Management of help desk
  • Development and implementation of annual network and customer relationship plan to enhance market performance
  • Track and report new product trends
  • Monitoring of sales and service performance of the network and evaluation of feedbacks for support actions
  • Update of market information database
  • Provide customer service support for the company and determine customer satisfaction index
  • Ensure Customer Satisfaction.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree or its equivalent preferably in the social sciences
  • Experience in marketing and information management
  • 3-5 years’ experience in related activities.

Required Skills, Knowledge and Characteristics:

  • Knowledge of organizational strategies, tools and techniques for understanding the needs of customers
  • High level of product and customer knowledge.
  • Cross selling competency.
  • Excellent computer skills, including Word and Excel in a Microsoft Windows environment.
  • Must not be more than 35 years.

5.) Job Title: Zonal Sales Heads

Location: Kaduna, Abuja, Lagos

Responsibilities

  • These positions report to the National Sales Manager
  • The candidate in-charge of KADUNA is to cover the whole of the northern parts of the country.
  • The candidate in-charge of ABUJA is to cover the whole of the Central parts of the country.
  • The candidate in-charge of LAGOS is to cover the whole of the Southern, Western and Eastern parts of the country
  • Lead sales campaign
  • Grow Market share for vehicles and Spare parts
  • Develop and implement Regional Sales Strategy
  • Monitor market trends
  • Forecast sales and negotiate volumes and marketing plans with dealers
  • Optimize Dealership Network Relationship

Requirements

  • Must not be more than 35 years
  • Contemporary selling skills
  • Have good communication and problems solving skills
  • Strong knowledge in automobiles sales techniques
  • Be Aggressive and bold
  • Possess Strong market forecast ability
  • Management of Customer Relationship
  • Computer proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Bachelor’s Degree or its equivalent, with a higher degree as an advantage in the Social Sciences or Humanities.
  • Not less than 10 years sales experience in cognate industries.
  • Membership of relevant professional Body will be an added advantage.

Method Of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send in their application and detailed CV and copies of their certificates to: recruitment@peugeotnigeria.com

Deadline
7th February, 2014