Job Opening for an Import Officer at May & Baker Nigeria Plc.

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May & Baker Nigeria Plc was founded on September 4, 1944 as Nigeria’s first pharmaceutical company. It has its origin in England, the United Kingdom in 1834 when three chemists founded Grimwade, May & Pickett, a firm for manufacturing chemicals for pharmaceutical products.

We seek applicants with the required skills and competencies to fill the position below in our rapidly expanding business:

Job Position: Import Officer

Job Location: Nigeria
Employment type: Full-time

  • Key Job Responsibilities
    Reporting to the Head, Planning, and Procurement, the incumbent will be responsible for the following:
  • To ensure strategic sourcing and procurement of imported direct and indirect materials, finished goods, machines, equipment, and accessories in a timely and cost-efficient manner

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the importation of raw and packaging materials, finished goods, machines, spares, equipment, and accessories in line with the company’s procurement policies.
  • Facilitates the import process to ensure compliant, timely, and accurate stock movements, which includes import documentation, shipment coordination, customs clearance, etc.
  • Liaises with suppliers to ensure shipments are done on schedule, and adequate documentation accompanies shipments.
  • Ensures Exchange Control Documents (ECD) are promptly submitted to Authorized Dealer Banks.
  • Participates in the Sales and Operations Planning Process (S&OP) through relevant procurement reporting and summary of key supply constraints.
  • Ensures import purchase orders are executed promptly as required to foster effective delivery of imported materials for uninterrupted operations.
  • Processes all customs clearing-related documents and ensure relevant deadlines are met.
  • Coordinates the activities of clearing agents and ensures clearing costs are in line with approved tariffs.
  • Establishes mutually beneficial, ethical, and healthy relationships with suppliers to achieve quality standards and improvements on a continuous basis.
  • Prepares monthly reports on import activities.
  • Any other responsibility as assigned by the Head, Planning, and Procurement.


  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Science, Engineering, Management, Economics, or a related discipline. A Master’s degree would be an added advantage.
  • Membership in relevant Professional bodies
  • Minimum of 4 years cognate experience in a similar role.

Competencies Required for the Role:

  • In-depth knowledge of the importation process, procurement practices, and principles
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with external and internal stakeholders
  • Demonstrated knowledge of customs regulations and compliance requirements
  • Strong negotiation and analytical skills
  • Meticulous and detail-oriented
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite, ERP – Microsoft Navision

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Procurement cost reduction and avoidance
  • Compliance with regulatory and statutory guidelines
  • Demurrage rate and returns on container deposits
  • Openness, transparency and efficiency of the procurement process.

Job Benefit
Within Industry Standard.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CVs to: using the Job Position as the subject of the email.

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