Holcim builds progress for people and the planet. As a global leader in innovative and sustainable building solutions, Holcim is enabling greener cities, smarter infrastructure and improving living standards around the world. With sustainability at the core of its strategy Holcim is becoming a net zero company, with its people and communities at the heart of its success. The company is driving the circular economy as a world leader in recycling to build more with less.

Holcim is the company behind some of the world’s most trusted brands in the building sector including ACC, Aggregate Industries, Ambuja Cement, Disensa, Firestone Building Products, Geocycle, Holcim and Lafarge. Holcim is 70,000 people around the world who are passionate about building progress for people and the planet through four business segments: Cement, Ready-Mix Concrete, Aggregates and Solutions & Products.

Job Position: Business Development Analyst

Job Location: Lagos

Job Description

  1. The Business Analysts will be responsible for conducting market analysis, analyzing both product lines and the overall profitability of the business. In addition, develop and monitor data quality metrics and ensure business data and reporting needs are met.
  2. He/She analyzes the business and operational performance; cost data, identifies wasteful processes, and makes recommendations to improve efficiency. Strong technology, analytical and communication skills are must-have traits.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Creating a detailed business analysis and business cases; outlining problems, opportunities and solutions for a business. Defining business requirements and reporting them back to stakeholders
  2. gather data/intelligence on competitors & industry in general using publicly available information and other best estimates – to cover business performance & benchmarking (cost comparisons, efficiency ratios, current/upcoming production capacities,), price comparisons, Supply/Demand balance etc
  3. Carryout market research/analysis that will provide insight into customers behavior as a critical impute into customer experience valuation. Develop benchmark analysis with industry competition and deepen the conversion of contractors from site mix to ready mix, within relevant markets
  4. Responsible for Sales & Operational planning (S&OP) coordination and monitoring across the business to ensure business and operational execution optimization. Coordinate budgeting and forecasting variance analysis
  5. Support the business in assessing and recommending value adding projects/initiatives identified and proactively identify opportunities and propose to the BU with necessary back up report
  6. Research, preparation of justifications documents (executive summaries, detailed backup write-up, financial models etc) necessary to confirm viability or projects/business initiatives and key considerations for their implementation. These will cover the setup of new ready mix plant operation and other strategic initiative that may arise from time to time.
  7. Lead reporting on all relevant performance measurement metrics in line with evolving BU requirements e.g. Commercial, Maintenance, Logistics, HSE KPIs as required for the monthly BU Operational Meetings

Job Requirements

  • A University Degree in Sciences or Social Sciences or its equivalent
  • A professional qualification in Economics, statistics or Accounting (desirable)


  1. Minimum of 3 years experience in cement industry and on similar role
  2. Have a proven track record of working closely with commercial teams, sales and operational teams
  3. Familiarity with Business Intelligence applications
  4. Knowledge and practical experience in the development and use data analytics tools (required)
  5. SAP Intermediate Knowledge

Technical / Functional Skills:

  1. Commercial, market facing background in sales/marketing or business development
  2. Knowledge of the construction and/or infrastructure development segment, a plus
  3. Good understanding and working knowledge of financials – P&L, Balance sheet, statement of cash flow structure.
  4. Excellent Analytical Skills and fluency with IT tools (in particularly advanced use of Excel and proficiency with Word/ppt.)
  5. Good communication & Interpersonal skills 

Behavioral Competence:

  1. Good interpersonal skills
  2. Strong team player
  3. Adaptable
  4. Tact and tolerant
  5. Ability to work well under pressure and adhere to set deadlines
  6. Resilient and Motivated

Leadership and managerial abilities:

  • Ability to manage multiple project plans successfully and simultaneously.
  • Ability to motivate individuals and teams

Language Requirements:

  • Professional Proficiency in English Language

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Tagged as: Business Development, Graduate