VACANCY: General Manager in Sierra Leone

Vacancy Summary

  • Sector: Agriculture, Food processing
  • Field of Expertise: General Management
  • Work Experience: 11-15 years
  • Preferred Candidates: Both international and national jobseekers invited to apply
  • Posted on: Dec 28, 2022
  • Vacancy closing date: Feb 03, 2023

Job Description

As General Manager you will face a fantastic challenge of being responsible for a West African Cocoa Beans organization in Sierra Leone. In this position you are responsible for general management of the company in Sierra Leone, including sourcing, technical assistance, certification, local networks, funded programs, finance & outbound and people management. You have a fundamental role in developing future revenue growth and providing strategy, direction, and leadership. Your high energy, drive, creativity, hands-on mentality and outstanding communication skills will be necessary to maintain and develop our outstanding network, the local operation and to realize and maintain organic certification and sustainability targets.

Responsibilities:
• General Management of the organization in Sierra Leone with P&L responsibility
• Maintain and develop local network and relations with public organizations, government, including local representatives, farmers, cooperatives, certification bodies, competitors
• Strategically coordinate all technical assistance projects, understand how to strategically develop these projects and make it happen
• Lead the team and local workforce, establishing the organization as a result-driven, creative, capable and stimulating organization
• Responsible for Sourcing and manage and keep the internal control system up to date
• Assure regular reporting and communication with the headquarters on agreed KPIs
• Constantly monitor and evaluate business risks and opportunities in Sierra Leone
• Be open for future possibilities in West African beyond Sierra Leone

Requirements:
• Experience in an international (food) organization
• Ability to operate in developing countries and be willing to stay for at least 9 months a year in Sierra Leone
• Bachelor’s or University degree in Business Management, Marketing, International Trade, or Agriculture
• Minimum of 10 years of experience in sales or international trade or a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar management position
• Proven communication skills; full command in English language, preferably Dutch and French as well.
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills; ability to work in a multicultural team
• Strong organizational skills and effective contract negotiation skills
• Entrepreneurial mindset and highly driven
• Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in from management
• Significant experience of managing staff with different backgrounds and expertise and building and developing their performance
• Ability to deal with and operate in unpredictable circumstances

The conditions of employment we offer:
• A fulltime position
• Access to a worldwide network of professionals in the organic and sustainable industry.
• An exciting and challenging role in a rapidly growing international company
• Good working conditions and a pleasant and dynamic work environment
• An informal and professional company culture of team spirit with a can-do attitude

Are you interested in becoming a General Manager in Sierra Leone? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.