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Finance Manager in Ghana , Ghana

Experience required:

Must
• Chartered Accountant with 6-10 years' post qualification experience
• Strong knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS 15 for construction companies)
• Has experience of independent charge of accounts & finance function
• Has managed a team size of 3-4 members
• Good spoken and written communication skills & interpersonal skills

Preferred
• 2-3 years’ working experience in West Africa would be of advantage
• Familiar with local tax regulations
• Worked in construction/mining industry
• Big 4 background
• Handling banking relationships
• Experience in ERP implementation

The candidate will be responsible for:
• Heads and monitors day to day finance operations for the region
• Works towards improving policies and procedures to ensure adequate control environment is in place
• Works along the Operations Head to manage project costing
• Ensures group reporting is done to the Head Office regularly
• Interacts with statutory auditors and ensures timely closure of local annual audits.
• Mentors & guides the accounting / finance team
• Ensures compliance with local regulations.
• Assist the Group Manager – Taxes, to prepare a detailed tax planning document for the region.
• Assists the Financial Controller / CFO from time to time on any finance department related matters.
• Ensures smooth implementation of ERP system.

Reporting to: President Africa & CFO
Minimum qualifications: Chartered Accountant
Position based in: Ghana

Are you interested in becoming a Finance Manager in Ghana? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Jul 04, 2019
Food Operations Manager in Ghana , Ghana

Our clients’ mission is to move smalholder farming families from poverty to prosperity. Your role as Operations Manager B2B is to coordinate and manage all activities along the B2B value chain. You must be proactive at problem solving and come up with creative solutions to obstacles that arise. These will always require critical thinking skills and often considerable emotional intelligence (obstacles are often people related.) You will be accountable for all systems along the B2B value chain in Ghana and will need to ensure they’re always functioning smoothly and seek ways to improve them whenever possible.
This is a unique opportunity to be a key driver in growing a dynamic business into a world leader in a rapidly growing industry, while creating sustainable impact in the form of jobs and income to smallholder farmers.

Primary Responsibilities
● Supply Chain
○ Monitor all supply chain activities in Ghana, from farm to factory to port.
○ Coordinate with the head of the Business Unit to ensure that the production accurately reflects the order pipeline
○ Develop relationships with reliable external leaf suppliers to expand supply chain while ensuring quality and consistency
● Production and Processing
○ Support the design of a new factory
○ Measure and track operational performance using KPIs
○ Supervise and support department heads to ensure consistent production growth
○ Collaborate with team to solve problems
○ Set quarterly targets with team and hold management accountable for reaching targets
● Quality Assurance
○ Ensure best practices are being implemented and followed
○ Responsible for all product meeting internal and external quality standards
● Logistics
○ Research and coordinate procurement activities as needed
○ Oversee logistics team for in-country and international exports
● Strategy
○ Relentlessly work to identify opportunities to improve profitability of business
○ Capable of understanding complex problems and articulating clear steps forward
○ Ability to learn quickly and make data-driven decision
○ Create and improve systems as needed in order to streamline operations
● General
○ Lead the 100+ people engaged as employees or farmers along the B2B value chain
○ Serve in any capacity needed to ensure the success of this business unit

Your Profile

You will likely fulfill many, though not all, of the following requirements.
● 3-5 years in a leadership role in a relevant industry with responsibilities and competencies including:
○ Food processing
○ Quality Assurance
○ Logistics
● Graduate degree is preferred, in one of the following:
○ Management with a focus in manufacturing
○ Food Technology
○ Food Sciences
○ Operation Management
○ Supply Chain Management
○ Other degree similar to above
● 2+ years managing multiple direct reports, with hiring and firing experience
● Excellent organizational skills w/ an ability build and supervise functional, efficient, and relevant systems
● Effective communicator both in person and remotely (using different manner of communication technologies)
● Ability to adapt quickly to new technologies
● Exhibit company values (passion, integrity, excellence) professionally and personally

Are you interested in becoming a Food Operations Manager in Ghana? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Jul 04, 2019
Head Grower in East Africa , East Africa

The Head Grower is responsible for good quality mother stock and cuttings

• Ensures that department has up to date information on the growing process and aligns processes accordingly.
• Ensures that the mother stock is ready according to plan and in good quality and that it has the agreed factor to harvest.
• Effective and efficient labour management.
• Accountable for (cost) control on growing processes.

His or her key Contacts are the Managing Director, Operations Manager, Human Resource manager, Planners, Export & logistics, Quality Assurance Manager, irrigation Team leader, Crop supervisors and production manager. Personnel reporting to the Trainee Grower are Irrigators and sprayers.

Manages the following fields
• Growing processes
• Meet delivery performance
• Elite & Propagation success rate to be obtained as set and how to increase / improve the higher the percentage the lower costs / space etc
• Disease and Pest Management.
• Ensure good housekeeping standards (6S)
• Labour Management
• Managing Departmental Costs

Education / Professional Experience
• Graduate or Diploma in Horticulture, floriculture, Agriculture or Crop Protection.
• Experience in a flower farm in the same capacity.
• Project management skills.
• Excellent leadership skills and management skills
• Languages: English skills & preferably Kiswahili skills

Are you interested in becoming a Trainee Grower in East Africa? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Jun 27, 2019
Senior Sales Executive in Nigeria , Nigeria

Our client is a social enterprise that provides data to farmers and agricultural organizations.

JOB DESCRIPTION

As the companies' lead Sales talent in Nigeria, you will have the opportunity to build an amazing new business in the really important market in West Africa. You will be supported by a motivated, small team of techies, marketers and scientists, and you need to have extensive experience and relationships in the agricultural space as well as knowledge of the food industry to get to your sales objectives, while establishing the company as a leading player in this market.

You will work together with the product and marketing team and the CCO to implement and create projects across Nigeria. You will be promoting the companies' unique value to our clients. The Marketing and Communications team will support you to generate new leads and in the end new customers. All new customers will be handed over to the Account Management team, who will build a solid relationship with these customers and turn it into a partnership that is benificial for both parties.

REQUIREMENTS

JOB DUTIES
You will be one of the first senior Sales executives for this company and so you will play a central and important role in the strategy of how the company is going to the market. The company and you can improve the lives of the farmers. Our client is small and therefor flexible to adjust to the customers' needs. So if you have good knowledge of the decision making process of agricultural companies, the benefits and features they would want and know what makes them tick, we would be happy to hear from you.

Key responsibilities:

• Have a deep understanding of the market and it's players.
• Identifying prospects, exploring and researching sales options.
• Building relationships with clients by providing information, guidance; researching and recommending new opportunities; recommending profit and service improvements.
• Identifies product improvements or new products by remaining current on industry trends, market activities, and competitors.
• Prepares reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information.
• Maintains quality service by establishing and enforcing organization standards.
• Maintains professional and technical knowledge.
• Exceeding sales objectives.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

• College degree
* Minimum 5 years experience in Sales for a major Agricultural input company
• In depth knowledge of the Food value chain
• Great presentation skills and being able to be creative at solving buying challenges

Are you interested in becoming a Senior Sales Executive in Nigeria? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Jun 24, 2019
Senior Sales Executive in Ghana , Ghana

Our client is a social enterprise that provides data to farmers and agricultural organizations .

JOB DESCRIPTION

This role will play a big part in leading the expansion in the Development and NGO sectors. There will be opportunities to develop new projects across our core market of West Africa and to build amazing new partnerships. You will be supported by a motivated, small team of techies, marketers and scientists, and you need a have extensive experience and relationships in the not for profit space as well as knowledge of development institutions to get to your sales objectives, while establishing the company as a leading player in this market.

You will work together with the product and marketing team and the CCO to implement and create projects across West Africa. You will be promoting the companies' unique value to farming and not for profit organisations. The Marketing and Communications team will support you to generate new leads and in the end new customers. All new customers will be handed over to the Account Management team, who will build a solid relationship with these customers and turn it into a partnership that is benificial for both parties.

REQUIREMENTS

JOB DUTIES
You will be one of the first senior Sales executives for this company and so you will play a central and important role in the strategy of how the company is going to the market. The company and you can improve the lives of the farmers. Our client is small and therefor flexible to adjust to the customers' needs. So if you have good knowledge of the decision making process of not for profit organisations, the benefits and features they would want and know what makes them tick, we would be happy to hear from you.

Key responsibilities:
• Have a deep understanding of the market and it's players.
• Identifying prospects, exploring and researching sales options.
• Building relationships with clients by providing information, guidance; researching and recommending new opportunities; recommending profit and service improvements.
• Identifies product improvements or new products by remaining current on industry trends, market activities, and competitors.
• Prepares reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information.
• Maintains quality service by establishing and enforcing organization standards.
• Maintains professional and technical knowledge.
• Exceeding sales objectives.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
• College / University degree
• Minimum 5 years experience in Sales
* Fluent in French
• Minimum 5 years experience working directly in or with not for profit projects in Africa
• In depth knowledge of the Development value chain
• Great presentation skills and being able to be creative at solving buying challenges
• Have an extensive network of development and not for profit institutions.

Are you interested in becoming a Senior Sales Executive in Ghana? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Jun 17, 2019
Agricultural Business Advisor in Côte D'Ivoire , Ivory Coast

For a European non profit organization active in the Agribusiness we are recruiting a Business Advisor in Côte D'Ivoire.

As a business advisor, you are a coach and advisor of our clients (farmer cooperatives and organisations). You are a real dealmaker, tirelessly creating opportunities how to better serve our clients and how-to better position the organization as the number one cooperative specialist in the country. You are an advisor, networker and broker having the lead in acquisition and marketing of our services. You provide expert advice, monitor advisory trajectories with clients and you have an advisory and brokerage role in the closing of deals with, among others, donors, multilateral agencies, trust funds and the private sector. In order to achieve this, networking is your second nature, leveraging the potential of our network comprising of cooperatives and farmers’ organisations, government institutions and all other stakeholders relevant for cooperative development.

Duties
• Provide business development advice to and facilitate change management within cooperatives that will allow for the realisation of business growth potential.
• Acquisition and marketing of the organization's services and products related to cooperative business development.
• Materialise opportunities to finance business plans of cooperatives, support the establishment of contacts and negotiate business agreements with banks, investors and other financiers (governments and the business sector).
• Provide both clients and the team of business advisors with coaching and guidance relating to change trajectories and stakeholder management, to promote the interests of farmers, associations and cooperatives, particularly to the authorities of Ivory Coast.
• Overall program and operational management, reporting and budgeting.
• Position the organization in Ivory Coast and West Africa as the number one service provider in cooperative business development.

Your profile
• A bachelor’s degree in business economics, finance or a similar field.
• Background in impact investment, finance and/or banking is an asset.
• Extensive experience in and knowledge of one or more fields in which the organization achieves results, such as cooperative business development, market chain development, agricultural service provision, entrepreneurship, governance, and financial management.
• Relevant practical knowledge of and experience in the agri & food and/or cooperative sector
• Proven experience in programme management with solid reporting and writing skills.
• High level of proficiency in French and English.
• Enthusiastic, focused on results and service and skilled in coaching and change management.
• Familiar with self-steering and team dynamics

What the organization has to offer
A position that requires you to be highly self-reliant and use your pioneering skills in order to operate in dynamic international markets and in close cooperation with the agricultural business sector. The work environment is collegial and ambitious, and the focus is on achieving impact. As a business advisor, you will be part of a new and still small Ivory Coast team of business advisors as well as a part of the Africa team. The working conditions and additional benefits are good. The salary offered will depend on your experience, age and family situation.

Are you interested in becoming a Business Advisor in Côte D'Ivoire? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Jun 16, 2019