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The fourth largest seed company in the world, Limagrain is an international cooperative group created and directed by French farmers. As a creator and producer of plant varieties, Limagrain markets field seeds, vegetable seeds and cereal products.

HM.CLAUSE, Business Unit of Group Limagrain, is an innovative global leader in the development, production, and commercialization of vegetable seeds. HM.CLAUSE belongs to the top 5 vegetable seed entities in the world. With over 2,000 varieties in more than 20 vegetable crops, HM.CLAUSE provides innovative solutions to growers worldwide.

Job family : Finance
Job title : Finance Officer Jr. (M/F)
Business Unit : HM Clause Kenya
Contract : Regular Full Time
Contract duration :

The Finance Officer is responsible for all financial topics of HM Clause Kenya. Ideal candidate will oversee the implementation and follow the proper application internal controls as well as having primary day-to-day responsibility for planning, implementing, managing and controlling all financial-related activities of the Kenya Subsidiary, ensuring compliance and consistency of accounting policies and practices with all local requirements.

The position reports to the HMCK Finance Officer and has a functional direct link with the Finance Manager, based in France.


Roles & Responsibilities

Finance tasks:
• Responsibility for financial administration
• Control on margin and expenses
• Control on stock, receivables and cash flow
• Cash management (including banking relationships)
• Preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports
• Execution of the annual year-end close (including auditors)
• Preparation of annual budgets and forecasts
• Management of payroll and tax
• Implementation and follow-up of proper application of all HMCK procedures
• Record keeping: organization and maintenance of paper & electronic files
• Other analysis and reports as may be required by the company

Administration tasks:
• Management of formal company matters and procedures as required by law
• Management of all legal documents in coordination with the internal and external legal support
• Implementation of company procedures
• Management of IT and insurance matters
• Maintaining contacts with other service suppliers (e.g. lease companies)
• Contract management
• Other tasks as may be required by the company

Education and experience:
• BA in Economics or Finance
• At least 5 years of relevant experience
• Fluent in English and Kiswahili, both spoken and in writing
• Knowledge of Accounting CPA…..
• Proficient with Microsoft Office products; Proficient with Quickbooks ERP systems and ……..

Personal skills:
• Team player with hands-on mentality
• Good communication skills
• Strong analytical skills
• Proactive attitude
• Able to work independently and to take decisions
• Multi-tasking and thoroughness
• Be customer and business oriented
• Service-minded, enthusiastic and high sense of responsibility
• Strong management skills and ability to work well with all levels of an organization

Are you interested in becoming a Finance Officer Jr. in Kenya? 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: Jul 20, 2019
Investment Analyst / Associate (Internship) , South Africa

The purpose of this Internship is to perform the following duties: INVESTMENT ANALYST/ASSOCIATE


This role is to support the Impact Investment division in Solidaridad Southern Africa. In this area, the resource will support several commodities and seek to facilitate and unlock access to finance for smallholder farmers, SME agri-businesses, service providers, processors, etc. This role is split between investment-readiness support activities, business development to design new programmes and propositions to private and donor sectors, and dealmaker execution in terms of the packing investable deals to investors.

1. Drive the development in Investment Cases for funding and matching such deals to investors.
2. Ability to conduct onsite due diligence and package agri deals for investors/donors/corporates.
3. Ability to provide investment-readiness and business support to potential investees including farmers, agri-SMEs, processors and cooperatives.
4. Assist with developing a credit rating/scoring methods for smallholder farmers
5. Assist in developing Business Plans, and integrating business models in programme designs.
6. Support proposals, fundraising, and business development initiatives within the impact investment area.
7. Support corporate/private sector engagement and proposals.
8. Support the impact investment area and initiatives in line with the specific needs per programme, project and for the region, including horticulture, aquaculture, soy, sugarcane, cotton. Our region includes South Africa, Zambia, Mozambique, and Malawi

Knowledge and Experience:
 2-5 years of experience and/or exposure to the following areas below:
 Experience in the agriculture and agribusiness sector.
 Knowledge of investment landscape and products as it related to the agriculture sector and
across the value chains. Focus on Agri, SMEs, and small to medium deal sizes.
 Exposure to fund management, investment analyst roles, and agriculture development space.
 Exposure to impact investment, microfinance, blended finance, social impact, and development finance.
 Exposure to start-up environment.
 Mix of office and field experience in the region.

 Able to work in a fast-paced dynamic environment
 Able to handle ambiguity and problem-solve to reach innovative solutions
 A go-getter with a positive attitude
 Able to multi-task and hit the ground running
 Able to drive workstreams independently with guidance
 Competent dealmaker able to package agri-deals/investment propositions
 Strong sense of accountability and urgency

1. Role is based in Johannesburg, South Africa.
2. Must be authorized to live and work in South Africa.
3. This role will be office based with some field work and travel based on business needs.

Duration: 4 months

Start Date: ASAP

Are you interested in becoming a Investment Analyst / Associate in South Africa? 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: Jul 27, 2019
Commercial Broiler Manager in Nigeria , Nigeria

Position Type: Division Head
Reports to: Managing Director

Our client is one of the largest poultry companies in West Africa. For their broiler section they are looking for a Commercial Broiler Manager.

The Commercial Broiler Manager is responsible for the following tasks:
1. Commercial broiler production
2. Meat processing
3. Marketing and Sales

Required academic and professional qualitfications:
• Master in Business Administration, Agriculture, Food Processing related subject
• Certifications in relevant management topics are a bonus (veterinary science; health, safety and environment; human resources; production and process improvement etc.)
• At least 10 years of experience in poultry production and processing, with exposures to all three areas of the job (broiler production, meat processing, sales and marketing)
• Emerging market experience preferably in Africa, alternatively in other markets with tropical climatic and business conditions

Offered package:
• Housing can be in Lagos (Ikeja) or Ibadan with regular 2-3 day trips (incl. overnight stays) in area of operation
• Housing in residential area (lagos, Ikeja or Ibadan) will be provided, includes all services, electricity, water
• Provision of personal steward for cleaning and cooking
• Provision of company car (Toyota Corolla) with personal driver
• International Health Insurance package
• 30 days of paid vacation
• One economy class flight home for annual leave, includes family
• Local allowance of ca. USD 1,000 per month (in local currency)
• USD salary for monthly savings of USD 4,000 to 5,000 per month, depending on experience and qualification of candidate

Are you interested in becoming a Commercial Broiler Manager in Nigeria? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Jul 18, 2019
Sales Director in Kenya , Kenya

Who We Are
Komaza is revolutionizing African forestry by unlocking the potential for small-scale farmers to serve booming wood markets. By combining high-scale operations with digital intelligence, we are currently planting commercial-grade forests at a rate of over 1 million trees with 5,000+ new farmers per year, making us Kenya’s largest industrial tree planter. We hold the only sustainable blueprint for meeting Africa’s $30B wood supply crisis - by leveraging farmers’ contribution of land and labor, Komaza can access nearly limitless land and establish a hectare of trees for far less than big plantations.

We have been recognized with numerous awards and investments, including The Climate Policy Initiative, The Nature Conservancy, Forbes, and Novastar Ventures.

About The Team
Komaza’s Sales team is responsible for taking our wood products to market and getting the best returns for our farmers’ hard work. We build long-term relationships and go the extra mile to close deals and meet our customers’ needs. We continuously share customer feedback and market trends with the wider Komaza team, to help set us up for future success. With our incoming harvests scaling by a factor 100 over the next 5 years and plans to introduce numerous new products, the coming years will be particularly exciting!

About This Role
The Sales Director will build and lead Komaza’s Sales team to rapidly scale untreated and treated wood product sales in Coastal Kenya, and plywood and sawn timber in Central Kenya. You own the Sales strategies, build and maintain key relationships, close big deals, and make the team successful. You are the voice of the customer in the company leadership team and rally the rest of the company to be extremely customer-centric next to farmer-centric.

What You Will Do
- Oversee Komaza’s Coastal and Central Kenya Sales teams, supporting them in developing work plans, and motivating them to go above and beyond
- Create long-term sales growth plans, based on solid logic and analysis, and a strong understanding of both market and operational realities
- Improve Komaza’s offering in the market by building and maintaining excellent understanding of relevant customer segments, competition, and internal strengths
- Build awareness and preference for Komaza’s products in the market through targeted cost-effective marketing and a superior customer experience
- Work with the Sales Design team and other departments to develop and continuously improve both strong systems and internal controls
- Support the introduction of new products by providing ideas and feedback from the field and running strategic sales pilots in collaboration with the Product Strategy team
- Oversee the onboarding of new key accounts while maintaining strong trust relationships with existing accounts. Continuously identify and cultivate relevant relationships across Kenya and East Africa

What You Have
- Master’s degree in Business, Economics, or related field
- Between 6-10 years of working experience, with direct sales experience and at least 4 years in a commercial management role
- Experience in the timber industry is a plus
- Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills
- Experience working and living in Kenya
- Fluent English required; fluency in Swahili and local languages is a plus

How you Work
- Communicate clearly and proactively
- Demand results with strong ability to motivate and create a positive energy in the team
- Manage projects in a structured way using plans, budgets, and tools
- Be on the front lines, building relationships with customers and team members
- Leverage CRM software and GSuite tools to optimize productivity

You’re Also
- Positive, flexible and adaptable with the ability to make changes in the Sales department as the commercial strategy develops
- Highly sociable and able to build strong relationships with a diverse range of potential customers
- Quick to grasp things, see relationships, and deduct insights from challenges and opportunities faced in the field
- Master of self-management; able to run with instructions independently while being trusted to deliver and to seek feedback when needed
- Growth-obsessed with a strong desire for personal development

What we Expect
You are a good fit for Komaza if you want to make a meaningful commitment to this role for a minimum of 2 years. This role is either based at our headquarters in Kilifi or at our Nairobi office with regular trips to Kilifi. Significant travel of approximately 50% will be required within Kenya for lead generation, new and existing customer meetings, and internal team meetings. The role offers competitive salary and benefits with significant potential for further career growth.

Are you interested in becoming a Sales Director in Kenya? 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.

Expiring: Jul 04, 2019

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