GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Latest Job Recruitment [2 Positions]

Posted on :

6 Aug, 2018

Category :

Finance Jobs in Nigeria, Marketing Jobs in Nigeria

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), one of the world’s leading research based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies, is committed to improving the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer. GSK employs over 97,000 employees in over 100 countries worldwide.

GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Nigeria Plc is one of Africa’s largest consumer healthcare companies, producing leading brands such as Lucozade, Ribena and Panadol.

We are recruiting to fill the following positions below in Lagos State:

Job Title: Corporate Reporting Analyst – Pharmaceutical
Requisition ID: WD177476
Location: ILU_Ilupeju, Lagos
Job Type: Full time
Functional Area: Finance
Relocation: Not Indicated

Job Purpose

  • The finance reporting analyst role takes on the responsibility to prepare periodic financial report both statutory and management for the board across all the functional areas of GSK entities, the role provides support as Share Service staff to CH, PH and GMS.

Key Responsibilities

  • Preparation of financial statements under IFRS for all GSK reporting entities.
  • Ensures that financial data are timely and correctly entered into the system and to follow up with all responsible staff that schedules of all supporting documents are generated timely.
  • Prepares management accounting reports from time to time for decision making.
  • Collate all audit lead schedules and cross reference them to the trial balances.
  • Review TB Schedules in order to enable GL Reconciliation.
  • Reconciles Trial Balance
  • Prepares periodic Operating Expenses (OPEX) Reports for Finance committee meeting and Board meeting.
  • Joint responsibility to manage unclaimed dividend fund accounts in line with regulatory and best practices.
  • Prepares quarterly reports to Securities and Exchange Commission.
  • Prepares Performance Results for Management, Finance committee, & Board meeting.
  • Prepares industry comparative performance report as an assessment index.
  • Prepares statutory accounts for Management, Finance committee & Board meetings.
  • Preparation of statutory financial accounts for submission to NSE, & SEC and other regulatory bodies.
  • Risk management – to mitigate the potential risk of untimely and inaccurate financial reporting as identified in the risk map through reconciliation and process check.
  • Liaison with External Auditors on statutory audits to ensure a hitch free exercise.
  • Preparation and maintenance of Entity and Market cross-charge between GSK Consumer and GSK Pharma in line with transfer pricing policy.
  • Reconciliation of BISON report to JDE general ledger.
  • Monthly submission of VAT returns.
  • Responsible for managing Corporate Income Tax, Education Tax, VAT, Witholding Tax, State taxes and their attendant tax audits.
  • And any other duties assigned by management.


  • On time preparation and delivery of management accounts and OPEX reports for management decision making to aid efficiency at all levels of organization.
  • On time preparation and delivery of financial accounts for Finance committee meeting for decisions on strategy, sustainability, and going concern.
  • On time preparation and delivery of statutory accounts for returns to SEC, CAC, NSE in order to thwart possible sanction due to late filling.
  • On time delivery of MD/Board Papers.
  • Proper tax planning and strict compliance to International, Federal and State tax regulations.
  • Proper scrutiny of the GL, and periodic review and documentation of TB Schedules, to guarantee the integrity of underlying financial statement.
  • Periodic Industry Comparative Information
  • Smooth run of periodic External Audit in line with statutory requirement.


  • Diligence: Ability to pay attention to details, being thorough and scrupulous is key to the success of review and reconciliation.
  • Information Search: Seeking information from a broad range of sources is vital for delivering service in the corporate reporting function. Information from local stock exchange data bank, consulting agencies, financial supermarkets and accounting boards are essential in creating value for information, improving the scope of reports, and also serve as input to Periodic Industry Comparative Reports.
  • Communication: The art of structured communication with clarity cannot be separated from Corporate reporting, as there is need to deliver reports that is tailored to the audience, thus, making impact and meeting needs.
  • Being Numeric: Ability to work with figures, utilize raw/unprocessed/incomplete financial data and transform them to meaningful information.
  • Leadership style: An open, focused and participatory people management style that produces results.
  • Interpersonal skill: Requires good inter personal skill with all team members and other stakeholder is essential to guarantee a hitch free service delivery.

Why You?
Basic qualifications:

  • B.Sc Or HND
  • Membership of Professional Body –ICAN, ACCA, CITN etc.
  • 5 working years.


  • Tax experience is essential
  • Accounting software exposure, preferably JD Edward
  • Excel
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft office
  • General accounting knowledge

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


Job Title: Marketing Activations Manager – Pain
Requisition ID: WD176994
Location: Nigeria
Position: Full time
Functional Area: Marketing
Relocation: No

Your Responsibilities

  • Accountable for accelerated share, sales and profit growth for assigned brand portfolios over 3>1 plan.
  • Develop growth strategy of the Nigeria CH business for assigned brands through adaptation and adoption of global category and brand strategies.
  • Partner with Category & Area marketing teams to deliver winning marketing and innovation plans for Nigeria based on actionable commercial, competitor and consumer insight to drive Nigeria brand share and equity ahead of competition
  • Accountable for brand performance tracking for assigned portfolios across Nigeria and recommend remedial action
  • Partner with Area Marketing manager and other functional stakeholders (e.g. Finance, Regulatory and GMS) to ensure co-delivery of Winning Formula and commercial goals
  • Share best practice across the Africa Area
  • Ensure compliance with global category guidelines and local regulatory requirements

Essential Job Responsibilities

  • Build category defining brands our consumers will love:
    • Develop actionable local insights (consumer, shopper, expert and competitor) that build on Africa insight to generate locally relevant Task Maps driving focus at LOC
    • Ensure the Brand Heart is brought to life and consistently activated across all touch points to build long term brand equity
    • Identify investment priorities with appropriate mix between advertising and in-store efforts in collaboration with sales channel, Area marketing and category management.
    • Develop winning creative briefs and lead co-creation with agency partners to adapt global creative executions by exception addressing validated local insights and improving ROI
  • Deliver excellence in commercial delivery to become first choice for shoppers, customers and experts:
    • Develop winning Market Activation Plans (MAPs) in the context of the trade and competitor environment in partnership Area Marketing teams.
    • Define optimal channel focus and mix, and develop inspiring activation toolkits (to include key visuals, promotion and activation guidelines) to drive winning LOC execution
    • Contribute to the development of the shopper strategy, driving LOC teams to win the war in the store with powerful visibility for our brands in the ‘last metre’ across modern, traditional, pharmacy & expert channels
    • Collaborate on expert marketing strategies to strengthen “expert recommended” differentiation for relevant brands
  • Use science and innovation to improve lives:
    • Recommend innovation plans across Nigeria markets
    • Brilliant in-market execution of new product launches using global launch models and best practice
    • Validate, localize and consistently deploy winning claims working closely with Area Marketing, Category, regulatory, medical and activation teams
  • Deliver high quality products and service at the right time and cost:
    • Work with Supply Chain partners to optimize gross margins and COG‘s
    • Deliver complexity reduction and value engineering initiatives to simplify supply chain and remove cost
    • Manage assigned brand portfolio to maximize sales and profit for GSK
    • Work with Finance to analyze the P&L and identify the impact of alternative actions
  • Shape talent and culture by living our values and developing our people in a high performance culture:
    • Build one Africa mindset and cross functional team for brand
    • Leverage Marketing Way as “the way GSK does marketing”
    • Share best practice with LOC team members and Area Marketing.
    • Have regular field visits with in-market sales and activation teams
    • Live the GSK values & behaviors and compliance with all GSK codes of practice.
  • Impact measurement in driving business to first and best FMCH:
    • Responsible for tracking brand equities and recommending remedial action
    • Innovation planning, sequencing, implementation planning, tracking and learning.

Why You?
Basic qualifications:

  • University degree
  • Formal training in Sales and Marketing

Expertise and Knowledge:

  • Strategic Thinking: Role will directly develop strategic application of Africa CH Category tools & approaches into “fit for Africa” approach
  • Communication Evaluation & Development: Role will use GSK and leading industry practices to evaluate fit-for-use communication approaches, and where required guide development of “Nigeria-specific” Integrated Marketing programs
  • Financial Planning & P&L approach: role will optimize investments and profitability of brand X packs X markets to recommend best financial approach across A&P investment, pricing strategies to help deliver the East Africa level P&L for the category
  • Measuring & Tracking: Role will directly identify appropriate projects for measuring and also key criteria for tracking execution of the same as well as delivery against business goals
  • Leadership: role will directly interact with General Manager, multiple Category Team stakeholders, Area marketing and sales teams to inspire confidence in strategy and drive aligned delivery
  • Ability to Influence: collaborate across shopper / insights / brand / category / expert / regulatory / GMS teams to rollout ‘best for Africa’ solutions irrespective of point of origin.
  • Lead through adversity: role will require high level of resilience and flexible thinking to respond to challenging external environment that Africa presents. In addition, ability to deliver results fast in a changing internal environment where new ways of working need to be established and resistance may be met
  • Problem Solving & Innovation .
  • High degree of judgment and analysis will be required in the role, for example:
  • Trading off purist/data-led approaches versus being pragmatic to overcome specific in-country issues
  • Driving responsiveness of plans based on competitive dynamics as well as P&L requirements.


  • The role will interact with a very wide cross-section across seniority and functions in GSK CH ( LOC LTs, Area-market teams) across Marketing, Sales, GMS, Regulatory, Legal, Finance
  • In addition, the roles will be ambassadors for GSK with external agency leadership and teams.
  • Impact Briefly describe the level of Impact that the role requires. Consider the impact this role has on business objectives, the sphere of influence and the required level of personal impact. Indicate whether impact is on a single or multiple areas of the business. At what level of the organization does this role operate? Provide examples
  • The role will actively contribute to the performance of the LOC Marketing Team.
  • The role needs to span frequent interactions with Country Commercial leaders, Area Marketing Managers with periodic connections with Category Teams.
  • The role holder must influence and motivate LOC activation, expert, regulatory, shopper & channel sales teams to activate plans with excellence.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

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