Stresert Services Limited - Our client, a Cement Manufacturing company, is recruiting suitably qualified candidates to fill the position below:Job Title: Operations AnalystLocations: Sagamu and CalabarSlots: 2Job PurposeThe Operations Analyst is responsible for the analysis of plant performance, the review of performance reports to ensure that they are complete and accurate and also ensure that appropriate controls are applied to information provided by the plant on performance and on inventory of both Raw materials and supplies.Job SummaryGeneral and Management AccountingAnalysis of operational costsBudgeting and Budgetary ControlWorks imprest managementMain Activities/ResponsibilitiesPerforms detailed analysis of plant performance highlighting variances to key performance indicators and undertakes review of plant reports to ensure consistency of information with other reports e.g. monthly production reports, advance downtime analysis program (ADAP) reports, costing tool report etc.Undertakes root cause analysis to variances and presenting explanations to variances of key performance indicators compared to plan and advising management on corrective actions and enable decision making.Provides input to the Plant and BU performance management cycle including budget/ monthly & quarterly forecasts to ensure that the business objectives are reflected in the same. Challenge and ensure clear action plans are in place to ensure validity of the planning processes to deliver budget, Performance Improvement Plans & strategic plans for the BU.Delivers timely and accurate reports required by the Plant and BU management that are compliant with financial accounting procedures and legal requirements. These reports include cost of production reports, fixed cost reports etc.Monitors the robustness of the plant control environment and drive any necessary corrective actions to ensure compliance with group policies and procedures. This involves close liaison with Internal Audit section on risk assessments and audit recommendations.Provide analysis to support decision making on plant investment project requests to ensure financial viability, consistency with BU strategy and plant improvement plans and compliance with group rules.Supports internal and external bench marking with plants within and outside the business unit in order to identify best practices for implementation at the plant.Generate and review information in the group databases to ensure accuracy of inputs and as a benchmark with other plants.Evaluate and challenge stock replenishments which are determined by user departments and planning teams in maintenance and production/process.Track evolution of key stock balances and obtain explanations for significant movement in balances and exceptions while giving adequacy of provisioning.Coordinate monthly stock and closing meetings and report on status of action points and give update on evolution of balances.