Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Managing Director Pharmaceutical Manufacturer – Nigeria


Vacancy: Managing Director
Location: Nigeria, Lagos
Branch: Supply Chain Management
Type: Full time
Contract: minimum 3 year contract, possible extension

Company Profile

Gemini Pharmaceuticals Nigeria Limited was incorporated in 1972 by Bayer A.G. Leverkusen, and Dr. M. B. Unuane with so objective to market and manufacture Bayer AG's Pharmaceutical Specialties in Nigeria. At the inception, 60% of its shares was owned by Bayer AG Leverkusen, West Germany and 40% by Nigerians.

In 1974, a Joint Venture agreement was signed between Dr. M. B. Unuane, Dr. T. A. Odutola and Bayer AG, Leverkusen. The name was changed to Bayer Pharmaceuticals Nigeria Limited. The then company acquired 12 acres of land at Apapa / Oshodi Express Amuwo-Odofin, Lagos for the purpose of erecting Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Company. The ultra-modern factory was commissioned in 1982. Commercial activities also commenced the same year.

In the late 80’s, Bayer A.G., as part of its global policy decided to disengage from its activities in the third world countries to allow indigenes to own and manage their subsidiary companies. The share of Bayer AG and Dr.T. A. Odutola was acquired by DR. M. B. UNUANE and the company was formally handed to him on 30th June 1993. It reversed to its original name "Gemini Pharmaceutical Nigeria Limited". With a Franchise and Licence Agreement, to continue to manufacture Bayer AG Pharmaceutical Specialist in Nigeria.

Strategic Focus

· To project GEMINI PHARMACEUTICALS NIGERIA LIMITED to her customers as the one company with a heritage of quality and trust that cannot be diluted and ensure that her customers are delighted with the world class quality of its brands through intense quality assurance and world class GMP.

· To make GEMINI PHARMACEUTICALS a household name in Nigeria.


· Consistently maintain Good Manufacturing Practice in accordance to highest international standard.

· To ensure that the products are available through effective distribution channels.

· To strengthen the image of GEMINI PHARMACEUTICALS NIGERIA LIMITED in Nigeria, and our operations in different parts of Africa and Worldwide amongst medical professions, distributors and customers through the provision of best in class pharmaceutical products.

· To continue medical education by way of medical representation, symposia and sponsorship of medical and pharmaceutical conferences in Nigeria and in countries where we currently have operations.

· To consolidate and expand the market positions of GEMINI products in Nigeria, Africa, Caribbean and indeed worldwide.

· Train and retrain our people to meet human development objectives of the company and ensure that they have the relevant skill to get the job done. Key staff in the system would undergo training and retraining in Nigeria and overseas.

· Sourcing and products diversification from GEMINI PHARMACEUTICALS NIGERIA LIMITED to satisfy different segments of the market.

· For market diversification and product opportunities, generics production would have an emphasis including other Gemini Pharmaceuticals Nigeria Limited product lines as the market dictates.

Business Activities

· Health Care, Industrial & Consumer products

· Manufacturing and sales of Pharmaceutical products, both ethical, OTC and consumer care products.

· No of employees: 150

· Client asset base year: >N1,025 Billion

Key performance areas / deliverables

• Corporate strategy, business plans, performance goals and targets, KPIs

• Operational plans and budgets, policies and procedures (including quality standards and targets)

• Growth and expansion programs (markets, customers, products and services)

• New projects, markets and scope of business expansion and growth in consultation with the Board

• Manufacturing strategy (including allocation of R&D capabilities and approach to meeting product requirements developed by sales strategy)

• Production plans, targets and projections

• Consumer and Market analysis (including market segmentation, target audience and channel of reach)

• Brand and innovation policies and procedures

• Customer relationship management

• Business risks management and mitigation plans

Special technical skills required/preferred

• General management skills (including leadership, personnel / team development, financial analysis)

• Business process knowledge / expertise (including understanding of cost drivers, technology opportunities)

• Product development process knowledge / expertise (including understanding of target costing, make vs. buy decisions, and processes for making “Go / No Go” decisions with insufficient information)

• Experience managing a production/manufacturing operations, sales and distribution business

• Experience of pharmaceutical business will be an advantage

• International expertise

Profile & Terms:

· Degree in Production management, Business management, Economics, Marketing etc. A Masters degree will be an advantage

· Minimum years of industry experience: 12 years

· Minimum years of management experience: 8 years

· Languages required: English (necessary), French (desirable)

· Proposed contract duration: Minimum 3years

· Net Salary Offered (US$): USD14000/month

· AMSCO manager on a UN passport

· Proposed contract start date: A.s.a.p.

Life Insurance offered by client


Medical Insurance offered by client


Full treatment including evacuation

Company car


Saloon Car and Driver

Fully Furnished house


3-4 bedroom Flat

Annual holiday ticket


Business class (ones a year) for self only

Personal goods moving allowance


  • Managing Partners

    William Davidson Institute
  • Sponsoring Partner

    Citi Foundation
  • Content Partners


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