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OPERATIONS MANAGER ETHIOPIA (INTERIM ASSIGNMENT) , Ethiopia

Job overview:
As interim operations manager you will face a fantastic challenge of starting up a newly build production facility in an African country and lead the implementation of the operational performance standards and train and develop the operational team accordingly. In this position you are responsible for factory management, risk assessment, opportunities recognition, business reporting, development and improvements of operational and process efficiencies, and information exchange within our commercial team. Your natural leadership skills, high energy, drive, creativity and outstanding communication skills will be necessary to develop the facility and its operation to achieve production volume, financial, development and sustainability targets conform the strategic business plan.
This role will report into the Operations Director EMEA and functionally to the General Manager of Ethiopia.

Responsibilities/objectives:
 Lead the plant team to maintain timely, safe and efficient plant operations.
 Drive process improvement and change management programs to clear conclusion and measurable benefit.
 Establish and communicate policy and best practices.
 Measure and report performance against KPIs.
 Ensuring cost control and increasing productivity and sales.
 Support planning and budget responsibilities.
 Works with management to ensure effective organizational design and those roles are correctly organized, defined, documented and communicated.
 Ensures effective safety procedures, tools and record keeping are managed through plant leadership.
 Adheres to company GMP’s (good manufacturing practices), safety procedures and all other quality processes.
 Develop and train the operational team to be able to work on industrial operational standards.
 Select and train (young) talents for the succession of your role as production/operations manager before end of your assignment
 Optimizing production flow, from inbound to final products
 Optimize the operations and process efficiencies and technology
 Further developing the operational management team and workforce.
 Development of the operation towards organic and sustainable production
 Communications with the leadership at a senior level in a complex, global organisation, with the demonstrable ability to work in a matrix organization, influencing others through 'soft power';
 Continuing the implementation of the new business structure, demonstrating the ability to identify the necessary steps towards an ambitious goal;
 Be final responsible for supply chain, factory budget, logistics, quality, production, safety and administration for this factory in Ethiopia;
 Determine and prioritize the plant’s strategic direction and tactical activities designed to serve and satisfy our customers.
 Ensure alignment with our customers’ needs; ensure they are well-informed of our programs.


Skills/attributes:
 Education on a Bachelor level in production and/or agriculture is minimally required
 Min 3-5 years of (leadership) experience in the raw material processing industry in an international setting.
 Change management leader with proven ability to build teams;
 Ability to lead teams, providing professional direction, inspiration, high standards of performance and championing standards and developing team members;
 Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in;
 Significant experience of managing staff with different backgrounds and expertise and building and developing their performance;
 Proven understanding of sustainable production.
 Experience in Africa or another developing country
 Entrepreneurially minded and highly driven
 Strong interpersonal and communication skills; ability to work in multicultural team
 Ability to solve challenging problems, prioritizing, meeting deadlines and working with minimal direction – strong ‘self-starter’ able to switch between ‘workfloor’ and management level.
 Proficiency in English language (in writing and verbally) is a must;
 Advanced proficiency with Word and Excel.
 Willingness and the ability to live and stay during this assignment in Ethiopia.

The conditions of employment we offer:
 A contract for a period of 12 months as interim operations manager
 A workspace in a quickly developing African country with lots of opportunities.
 Access to a worldwide network of professionals in the organic and sustainable industry.
 An exciting and challenging role in a rapidly growing international company with opportunities for further development
 Good working conditions and a young, pleasant and dynamic work environment
 A company culture of team spirit, can-do attitude, informal atmosphere and professionalism

Interested in this challenging position?
Please send your motivation letter and CV to Lieuwkje van Zwieteren, Talent Acquisition & Development Specialist, via the following e-mail address: recruitment@tradinorganic.com.

Are you interested in becoming an Operations Manager in Ethiopia? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

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Expiring: Dec 28, 2019
Chief Operating Officer in Kenya , Kenya

Job location: Nairobi preferred. Johannesburg, Perugia, London possible.

Chief Operations Officer Job Description
Our client is a fast-growing technology company delivering solutions to agribusinesses in emerging markets.

The COO role requires a dynamic and experienced professional to bring their expertise to the the company's C-Suite. As Chief Operating Officer you will oversee the short-term performance and execution of the commercial strategy of the company, as well as supporting the continuous development of key business units ranging from design to procurement, project management and sales and marketing.

At high level, you will oversee supply chain management, project development and execution, and take full account for budget and commercial performance. You will provide leadership to the operational team, developing and executing on operational controls and management systems, ensure effective internal communications among the global team and network of stakeholders, and work with the C-Suite and Board to develop strategy and ensure operational cost-effectiveness.

This role will offer a competitive remuneration package, management autonomy and opportunities to build and develop a dynamic and growing business in emerging markets.

Key Responsibilities of the Chief Operations Officer:
• Developing, implementing and overseeing the operational budget
• Developing organisational capabilities and improvement of systems and resources for project development and delivery
• Developing, together with staff and C level peers, sales, sourcing and delivery strategies
• Developing operational excellence in the design, management and execution of commercial cold chain projects, including sourcing, incoming and outgoing logistics, sourcing, manufacturing, certification and compliance.
• Developing, together with staff and C level peers, new business lines and service models from concept and testing to productization and scale.
• Developing and ensuring the delivery of after-sales services.
• Ensuring continuous operational performance improvement by managing changes to strategy, structure and resources
• Responsible for supplier selection, acquisition, contracting, and management both for procurement and after sales
• Manages sales, design, procurement, logistics, project management and after sales staff
• Development and oversight of ERP systems, performance monitoring and reporting standards
• Ensuring operational adherence to applicable industry practice and
• Responsible for health and safety within the Company and suppliers’ compliance
• Responsible for product and projects regulatory compliance to standards, norms and practices in the industry

Who You Are
• A strong leader who thrives in a collaborative commercial environment.
• You are analytical and thorough in your approach to problems and opportunities, and instinctively bring structure to complex situations.
• Whatever the task, you constantly strive for excellence.
• You have a proven track record of driving growth and scale in commercial operations in emerging markets.
• You have a degree in business, finance or technology with 10+ years of experience in a senior operations management role, all of which has been gained in the agriculture, cold chain logistics or technology industry.
• You have at least 5 years of experience based in a relevant emerging market, ideally in Africa.
• You have a strong knowledge and understanding of the agri-food industry.
• You are skilled in organisational development, IT systems, personnel management, budget and resource management and strategic planning.
• You have strong business and commercial acumen with track record in dealing with B2B customers and supply chain partners.
• You have strong inter-personal communication skills, public speaking experience and an ability to lead and influence at an executive level.
• Desirable: A Master’s degree in supply chain, finance, business or engineering
• An ability and willingness to travel or relocate as required for the successful execution of the job will be important.

Are you interested in becoming a Chief Operating Officer in Kenya? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Jan 18, 2020
Commercial Director in Ghana , Ghana

Our client is a large commercial farm located in the Northern part of Ghana in the seed business. They are focused on expansion of their work and increasingly building capacity to be among the major seed producers in Ghana.

Job profile
Do you have corporate management experience in the (seed) agribusiness and proven track of record for effective
team management, results-driven leadership and turn a company into a commercial profitable business?

We are searching a dynamic and commercially oriented team leader to join the company in the role of Managing Director for a company in the Northern part of Ghana.

Responsibilities and Duties

I. Strategic Leadership
• Direct the company in keeping with the commercial vision outlined for the company by the Board of Directors.
• Build a strong team of Senior Managers to grow the company, strengthen it and ensure its sustainability and profitability.
• Make high-level decisions about policy and strategy.
• Report to the board of directors and keep them informed.
• Build alliances and partnerships with other organizations.

II. Operations Management
• Develop a profitable seed strategy and oversee its execution including operational cropping plan, budgets, quality ,marketing and sales.
• Act as the primary spokesperson for the company.
• Develop the company’s culture and overall company vision.
• Oversee day-to-day commercial operations of the company.

III. Financial Management
• Work closely with the CFO (Chief Financial Officer) to prepare annual budgets, carry out risk analysis on potential investments, and advise the Board of Directors with regard to investment risk and return
• Oversee the company’s fiscal activity, including budgeting, reporting, and auditing.

IV. Human Resource management
• Strengthen the Human Resources (HR) function regarding hiring practices, payroll, training and benefit disbursement.
• Oversee quality control throughout the company, establishing goals for each department in partnership with the respective managers
• Create an environment that promotes great performance and positive morale.
Qualifications and Skills
• A Master’s Degree in, Commercial Agriculture , Seed , Business Administration, or related subject areas
• At least 5 years of corporate managerial experience in agribusiness
• Experience with corporate governance.
• Ability to inspire confidence and create trust.
• Good appreciation of general finance and accounting concepts. Understanding of financial statements is a must.
• Advanced skills in MS Office and accounting software
• Strong ability to organize effectively, delegate responsibility, solve problems quickly and communicate clearly
• Leadership skills, including the ability to manage time effectively and handle both internal and external conflicts

African candidates, especially Ghanaians are encouraged to apply.

Expiring: Jan 10, 2020
Innovative Production Manager in Kenya , Kenya

Are you that pioneer who is going to start a new location for our client? Do you see yourself setting up a large, professional farm in close consultation with management in Europe? Where you will work with a team of people every day to produce a quality product? Then you might be the new innovative production Manager we are looking for.

What kind of job is it?
The company we are recruiting for is one the largest breeding and cutting horticultural companies in the world. You will start with a few weeks of training in Europe. This so that you learn what processes the various sites go through and what role the production locations in Africa play in this. With this knowledge you will leave for Kenya. You are going to set up a new location there. You will conduct discussions with local authorities to ensure that everything runs smoothly. You put together a decisive team of production managers and local managers to subsequently realize the correct management of the (production) processes and cultivation technology around the cutting products. Of course you are constantly working on optimizing processes.

What are we looking for?
You are a true pioneer. You want to be challenged to find creative solutions. Flexibility is an important feature of you. You are intensively involved in the cultivation processes of our cutting material. It is nice if you have a college education (horticulture related) or experience in which you can demonstrate this knowledge. And of course you see it as a challenge to get started on a new African farm.

What makes you happy?
An adventurous job where no day is the same. Working in a nice team to deliver a top product together every day gives you energy. Excellent employment conditions and room to develop your talents are self-evident.

Are you interested in becoming an innovative Production Manager in Kenya? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Jan 10, 2020
INTERVENTION MANAGER IN BENIN , Benin

Enabel est l’Agence belge de développement. Nous mettons en œuvre la politique belge en matière de développement international.
Avec 14 bureaux de représentation dans le monde, 1500 employés et un portefeuille annuel d’environ 220 millions d’euros, nous construisons un monde durable où les femmes et les hommes vivent dans un État de droit et ont la liberté de prendre le contrôle de leur propre vie.

Nous accomplissons toute mission de service public qui s’inscrit dans le cadre de l’Agenda 2030 pour le développement durable, en Belgique et à l’étranger. Ainsi, Enabel renforce l’impact de la Belgique en matière de développement international en exécutant également des missions pour des mandants tiers, tant nationaux qu’internationaux.

Dans le cadre du développement de ses activités, Enabel recherche un (h/f) :

Intervention Manager – Renforcement institutionnel dans le secteur agricole (h/f)
BENIN

Durée du contrat : 54 mois
Lieu d’affectation : Bohicon (nombreux déplacements à l’intérieur du pays à prévoir)
Date probable d’entrée en fonction : 1 juillet 2018
Package salarial mensuel : Catégorie 1 (B476) – Intervention Manager c’est-à-dire entre 5.854,79 euros et 8.289,03 euros (en ce compris le salaire brut mensuel et les avantages liés au statut d'expatrié: primes d’éloignement et de pénibilité). Le salaire est calculé en fonction de l'expérience pertinente.

Contexte
Enabel est actif depuis près de 20 années au Bénin, notamment dans les secteurs de la santé et de l’agriculture.
Le projet « Appui au renforcement des institutions dans le secteur agricole au Bénin (ARISA-B)» fait partie et contribue à l’atteinte des résultats du Programme d’Appui au Développement Durable du Secteur Agricole (PADDSA), financé par l’Union européenne (11° FED).

Les principes de mise en œuvre peuvent être résumés comme suit :
• L’aide complémentaire accompagne les changements en cours, en consolidant les capacités des institutions en charge de la mise en œuvre des politiques et de la délivrance des services clés en découlant, cela en se fixant des objectifs réalistes;
• Les besoins en renforcement des capacités sont identifiés en perspective de l’organisation institutionnelle du secteur, des objectifs et des résultats attendus de la politique, et des changements impulsés par les réformes en cours;
• L’aide complémentaire est destinée à renforcer la qualité de l’action publique, à renforcer les services fournis par le secteur privé aux exploitations agricoles et aux opérateurs, à soutenir l’émergence d’un secteur privé et professionnel performant, et à consolider le dialogue sectoriel pour créer les conditions d’un réel partage efficace des responsabilités dans l’accompagnement du développement du secteur.
Les acteurs clés du projet seront les Directions Départementales de l’Agriculture et de l’Elevage (DDAEP), les Agences de Développement Territoriales Agricole (ATDA), les collectivités territoriales et les acteurs du secteur privé.

La fonction
Le manager de l’intervention est placé sous l´autorité hiérarchique du Représentant Résident d’ENABEL au Bénin et sous l’autorité fonctionnelle du coordinateur du programme sectoriel agricole. Dans le cadre du projet ARISA-B, il devra principalement :
• Assurer la gestion de la programmation opérationnelle et financière dans le but de garantir un démarrage fluide et l’avancée des résultats au sein de l’intervention et d’optimiser la réalisation du programme.
• S’assurer de l’atteinte des résultats fixés, de la cohérence de la stratégie définie, de la mise en place de dialogues avec les différents acteurs et de la prise en compte des thématiques transversales (genre, sécurité alimentaire, climat…)
• Développer des synergies avec les partenaires clés de l’intervention
• Présenter la planification opérationnelle et financière de l’intervention au comité de pilotage (méthodologie, plan opérationnel, indicateurs, rapports d’avancement…)
• Coordonner les activités et s’assurer que les réalisations soient conformes aux engagements et aux procédures
• Etre responsable de la gestion de l’équipe d’intervention : définir les rôles et responsabilités de chacun, encadrer les collaborateurs et définir leurs objectifs, veiller au bon développement de leurs compétences.
• Développer une stratégie de communication de l’intervention et veiller à sa mise en œuvre.

Le profil
Niveau de formation requis
• Graduat ou Master de préférence dans le domaine des sciences économiques, sciences politiques, agronomie
Expérience et aptitudes requises
• Cinq ans d’expériences en matière de gestion de projets de développement.
• Cinq ans d’expérience professionnelle en appui à la mise en œuvre de réformes institutionnelles dans le secteur agricole
• Expérience de mission de long terme (minimum deux ans) en appui pour la mise en œuvre de réformes organisationnelles
• Expérience confirmée en gestion d’équipe, de préférence pluridisciplinaire
• Bonne connaissance des mandats et du fonctionnement des Ministères Techniques en Afrique de l’Ouest et plus spécifiquement des rôles régaliens (planification coordination Suivi/évaluation, régulation) et des missions de services publics.
• Bonnes connaissances des enjeux de la décentralisation en Afrique de l’Ouest et du rôle des collectivités pour la promotion du secteur agricole
• Bonnes connaissances en matière de conception stratégique et d’approches méthodologiques
• Etre structuré, pouvoir hiérarchiser les informations collectées pour délivrer un message clair aux différentes parties prenantes
• Avoir le sens des relations publiques et des aptitudes à la communication et à la recherche de consensus
• Parfaite connaissance de la langue française tant à l’oral qu’à l’écrit
• Bonne connaissance des OS et outils courants de traitements d’informations (Word, Excel,…)

Intéressé(e) ? Vous correspondez au profil recherché ?
Postulez au plus tard le 07/06/2018

Are you interested in becoming an Intervention Manager in Benin? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

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Expiring: Jun 07, 2018

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