VACANCY: Expansion Project Manager - FMCG

Vacancy Summary

  • Sector: FMCG, Food processing
  • Field of Expertise: Food & Beverage, Project Management
  • Work Experience: 6-10 years
  • Preferred Candidates: Both international and national jobseekers invited to apply
  • Posted on: Jul 26, 2022
  • Vacancy closing date: Sep 09, 2022

Job Description

The Strategic Project Manager Supply chain is responsible for project management on:
Building Ethiopia as an East-Africa production hub
ERP implementation in Supply Chain
Defining the procurement strategy & GP capability building process
Integrating the procurement with the GP processes and making sure the local department is compliant and effective in leveraging global expertise.
Optimising supply chain business processes & way of working
Network analysis & strategy for primary distribution
Planning system of primary distribution

On top, his/her guidance will be needed on:
Assist on project management of raw material localization
Assisting on Supplier network

This role should make sure end to end supply chain is ready for the accelerated growth before it becomes a bottleneck.

 Leading project team of export expansion from Ethiopia
 Investigating import options on other products into Ethiopia
 Deliver upon project objectives, timelines, and governance
 Driving continuous project efficiencies on budget and timing
 Ensuring compliance with standard company rules and regulations
 Any other tasks and deliverables as given by the supervisor/ manager

General
 Leading project team of export expansion from Ethiopia
 Investigating import options on other products into Ethiopia
 Deliver upon project objectives, timelines, and governance
 Driving continuous project efficiencies on budget and timing
 Ensuring compliance with standard company rules and regulations

Capability building and project handover to operations
Early establishment of a capability roadmap to train/assist Supply Chain managers
Raw material supply chain setup
Drive timely and efficient supply chain setup of any new or optimized raw materials in collaboration with procurement
Partner with R&D on potential pipe-line products upon commissioning
Optimization
Analyzing and improving business processes
Inserting the right check and balances into the processes

Job dimensions and KPI’s
Lead strategic Supply Chain projects
Establish supplier network
Develop export network
Establish and execute a capability and onboarding plan
Timely setup and procurement of direct staff for start of commissioning and production
Education: Master or bachelor’s degree in (mechanical) engineering or business studies combined with experience in (food) processing project management, or comparable.
Experience: minimum 5 years of relevant work experience for a private organization in a project management role, preferably in FMCG sector (e.g., food processing, brewery) in an international company, of which minimum 3 years in a supervisor position. Manufacturing experience is preferred (min. 3 years), as this person will be filling the bench for factory /Supply Chain manager position.

 Technical skills: English (speaking, reading, and writing), good communications skills, project management skills, problem solving abilities (UPS), practical and technical thinker, good planner, basic knowledge on food safety, hygiene, HSSE&S.
 Social skills: leadership skills, able to manage and stimulate young managers, able to adapt and show leadership under challenging circumstances, eager to learn, good feedback mentality, results oriented and believing in improvement via continuous improvement, agile to work in a volatile and developing environment