PZ Cussons Nigeria Plc Recruitment for Key Account Manager 2024

PZ Cussons is a dynamic consumer products group and innovator of some of the world’s best known and loved brands. Calling on over 130 years of expertise, we operate internationally in carefully selected developed and emerging markets that present the greatest strategic potential for future growth. Our world-class supply chain and distribution networks enable us to meet our global consumer needs and deliver quality brands that add value and enhance everyday lives.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Key Account Manager

Job Requisition ID: JR001397
Location: 3rd Party Location – Lagos
Job Schedule: Full time
Grade: 5
Department: Sales/Commercial
Responsible to: National Key Account Manager
Responsible for: Territory Account Manager (If Any)

Department Strategic Objectives

  • Lead in the delivery of Joint Business plans with the customer towards the achievement of the overall organisation business and growth objectives in key accounts.

Job Purpose

  • Support development, and ensure implementation of customers
  • Plans that are aligned with overall business strategies and achievement of profitable sales objectives
  • Must be able to influence, inspire and drive performance without having direct management responsibility for distributor staff Key Account Manager


  • A key contributor to the success of the PZ Cussons commercial strategic plan with an effective and flexible field sales force; demonstrating industry leadership in both volume driving & brand building activity.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure achievement of agreed Customer targets/KPIs
  • Manage the business partnership with Key Account
  • Customers including development and implementation of Joint Business Plan
  • Define and execute plans for the key accounts Customers in line with business requirements
  • Lead the implementation and excellent execution of all channel/category activities for Customer channels
  • Provide inputs into the Commercial Planning process.

Measurement/Performance Indicators

  • Availability and quarterly reviews of annual Joint Business Plan with Key Account
  • Timeliness and quality of implementation of the Joint Business Plan
  • Target vs. Actual performance (volume/value, KPIs etc.)

Internal & External Relationships

  • National Key Account Manager
  • Line Managers (Marketing/Sales/Channel/Supply Chain/Finance)
  • Key Accounts Customers
  • PZ Marketing & Sales network

Qualifications and Requirements


  • First Degree in any discipline
  • Computer literacy (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint)


  • Minimum of 3 years in marketing or sales
  • Understands Customer and Field Sales Management practice
  • Has demonstrated success in the previous role


  • Good knowledge of business objectives and priorities.
  • Good knowledge of Joint Business Planning process
  • Working Knowledge of core Commercial Planning process (IMEX, CPM, Battle Plan, Risk & Opps, RiRo, SLOBs).
  • Knowledge of Distributor Management
  • PZ Cussons Leadership competencies.

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Functional or Technical / Business Skills:

  • Commercial Acumen – Proven Strength
  • Customer Management – Developed
  • Negotiation Skills – Developed
  • In Market Execution – Developed
  • Selling Skills – Proven Strength
  • Sales Drivers – Proven Strength
  • Channel Strategy – Developed
  • Presentation & Communication – Proven Strength

Application Closing Date

Not Specified.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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