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Regional Project Manager Officer West Africa , Ivory Coast

For our client in Ivory Coast, we are recruiting a PMO a Project Management Officer that defines the standards for project management and the development of the business. The main purpose of the role is to make sure that projects and programs are run in a repeatable, standardized way.
In this role you are the backbone of the project management approach of the organisation and you underpin the project delivery mechanisms by ensuring that all business change in an organization is managed in a controlled way. You will support project management teams.

Based: Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Salary range: €3400- 4500 gross a month + additional benefits (no accommodation included)

Responsibilities:
• Collaborate and align with the Group PMO to continue to develop best practices in all areas of the PMO; e.g. portfolio / gate reviews, project management, reporting & analytics, IBP link, financials, etc.
• Actively coach and mentor project organization members and provide leadership in all areas of PPM practices, including to the Regional Leadership Team, ensuring that project discipline is followed throughout the business
• Provides input to IBP (Integrated Business Planning), Budgeting and business plans to reflect the project & initiative pipeline projected outcomes.
• Facilitates activities such as structured brainstorming and idea generation to drive continuous improvement in the region.
• Support the Regional business development during Annual budgets, Integrated Business Planning, Strategy formulation and 3 year Business planning
• Responsible for the Regional portfolio; maintaining an up-to-date overview of the Regional projects/initiatives portfolio status, value, timing impact and strategic fit to provide a thorough and consistent overview ensuring projects are aligned with the Group/ Business Strategy and annual Business Plan objectives
• Develop a project delivery performance culture in the organization to ensure the successful execution of projects (on time in full) and business results are realized/achieved as per the commitments.
• Provides leadership on change effectiveness when implementing process changes and support the execution of the key business projects

Requirements:
• Bi-lingual in English and French
• Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Finance or other Business related degree
• 7+ years business experience in business roles, operations, finance or any other business exposure.
• General understanding and application of principles, concepts, industry practices, and standards around business process improvements and portfolio/project management.
• Good understanding of the Project Delivery Process (PDP) and key project deliverables (e.g. Project Charter, Value proposition, Business case development, Financial modelling/ Sensitivity Analysis, Risks Management, etc.)
• Hands-on with Data/Systems - ability to fluently navigate in to systems/ slice-dice data/make reports

Are you interested in becoming a Regional Project Manager West Africa in Ivory Coast? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Aug 20, 2018
Sales Manager Egypt (Arabic speaking/Layer) , Egypt

Our client is a multinational provider of housing equipment for the agricultural market. They are looking for employees who show initiative, creativity, motivation and interest in a demanding and versatile job.

As sales manager, you report directly to the responsible Head of Business Unit. The company is looking for a motivated salesperson from the agricultural industry or similar areas. You will make their customers familiar with their housing equipment for keeping laying hens and heavier poultry. As their systems for livestock production require detailed explanation, you should be interested in technical processes and procedures.

You will be the first contact person for the clients’ customers and responsible for the development and expansion of the market. Central tasks include supporting of sales agents as well as planning, carrying out and accompanying negotiations with key accounts independently all the way to the conclusion of the contract. You will analyse the market and be responsible for developing and implementing marketing and sales strategies in the region.

We are looking for a dynamic businessperson who is self-confident and communicates well. Moreover, you should have some experience in sales, as well as business-level Arabic skills (written and spoken). Solid English or German skills are obligatory. You should furthermore be willing to travel.

Further important prerequisites for this challenging job are individual initiative and self-organising skills. If you are good at organising, if you can work independently and are very structured, motivated and flexible, this responsible position might be the ideal opportunity for you.

Are you interested in becoming a Sales Manager in Egypt? Apply now through the 'apply now' button.

Package expectation:
* Basic salary + performance based bonus
* Secondary benefits negotiable
* This could be a family position
* Start date ASAP, but flexible for the right person

Expiring: Jul 22, 2018
Commercial Executive in Zambia , Zambia

Our client is an animal feed specialist and for them we are recruiting a commercial executive.

Responsibilities
• Build business by identifying and selling animal feed to prospective clients
• Oversee the sales and marketing function of the business

Duties:
• Establish sales, marketing and distribution functions within the business
• Recruit and develop a passionate team
• Establish standard operating procedures for the department
• Establish nationwide and regional distribution network
• Establish and implement sub-distributor guidelines and SLAs
• Identify business opportunities by identifying prospects and evaluating their position in the industry; researching and analysing sales options.
• Sell animal feed by establishing contact and developing relationships with prospects; recommending solutions.
• Maintain relationships with clients by providing support, information, and guidance; research and recommend new opportunities; recommend profit and service improvements.
• Identify product improvements or new products by remaining current on industry trends, market activities, and competitors.
• Maintain quality service by establishing and enforcing organization standards.
• Plan, develop and implement effective marketing communication campaigns.
• Implement effective knowledge transfer strategies for small scale-farmers

Skills:
• Presentation Skills
• Client Relationship Management
• Independence
• Excel

Qualifications:
• Degree in Sales/Marketing/Business or relevant technical field
• Previous experience in sales of animal feeds, seed or fertilizer preferred

Details:
• Start Date: Immediate
• Reports to: The CE will report to the CEO.
• Compensation: Competitive based on experience. Target-based bonus.

Are you interested in becoming a Commercial Executive in Zambia? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Jul 22, 2018
Senior Accountant in Ghana , Ghana

GENERAL WORK DESCRIPTION:
The Senior Accountant is part of the finance department & is overall responsible for posting accounting transactions in SAGE, preparing payment vouchers , preparing reports or schedules for SAGE posting , filing of records , monitoring district funds & stocks.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Posting of Sales & Miscellaneous Income

• Preparation and Posting of:
o Warehousing and Export Expenses
o Preparation of Handling Cost - Suppliers
o Preparation of Bad debts
o Posting of Deferred Expenses
o Posting of Interest Charges on Inter Company Loans
o Posting of Bank Transactions ( Charges on Account)

• OH EXPENSES
o Vetting Expenses Reports
o Posting of cheque payment transactions
o Posting of expense report transactions
o Posting of payroll transactions
o Posting of withholding tax transactions
o Posting of Cashew/Sesame/Gum Arabic/ WACC funding JVs
o Preparation of overhead analysis
o Posting of Forex transactions
o Posting of interest receivable
o Posting of Daily Expenditure
o Recording and Posting of Cash Payments
o Preparation & Posting of Depreciation
o Posting of Prepaid Monthly Overhead Expenses(Rents & Insurance)

• REPORT /SCHEDULES PREPARATION
o Preparation of Mgt Commentary & Ratios
o Cash Reconciliation
o Assist in Cognos Reporting
o Assist in preparation of management account
o Preparation of Withholding tax Schedule
o Preparation of Daily Expense Report
o Preparation of Cash Report (Cash Certificate )
o Preparation of Supplier and Debtor Reconciliation

• REPORTS /SCHEDULES REVIEW
o Vetting Expenses Reports
o Review of Ops Manager and Warehouse Keeper Report
o Review of Stocks Reports from districts


EDUCATION, PRIOR WORK EXPERIENCE, SPECIALIZED SKILLS /KNOWLEDGE:

• BSC –Accounting & ACCA or CA II
• 3 year relevant work experience
• Advanced analytical skills
• Advanced spreadsheet and modeling skills
• Ability to work independently
• Good project-, time management skills and the ability to work towards tight deadlines
• Excellent collaboration, verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to think outside the box and have an innovative approach

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

Expiring: Jul 13, 2018
General Manager in Nigeria , Nigeria

Our client is a multinational provider of housing equipment for the agricultural market. They are looking for employees who show initiative, creativity, motivation and interest in a demanding and versatile job.
In order to manage their subsidiary in Nigeria (Lagos), which currently counts 15 employees in different areas like administration, sales, technology and logistics, our client is looking for a

General Manager Nigeria

Tasks:
• You are a dynamic and flexible person who will be able to lead our subsidiary in Nigeria-Lagos by actively acquiring new customers, serving our existing customers, expanding business relationships and ensuring that sales targets are met
• You are the first seller on the market, selling our state-of-the-art equipment for housing poultry and pigs
• You will build up the structure of the service and assembly areas, promoting them and achieving success on the market
• You will be responsible for full integration and communication with the parent company in Europe.

Requirements:
• You have knowledge of the Nigerian market
• You have the ability to lead a sales team
• Ideally, you have some initial experience in selling capital goods
• You have extensive knowledge of corporate governance
• You have very good command of spoken and written English
• You are willing to travel and you have the ability to organize yourself
• Organizational skills, independent work and a high degree of personal initiative round off your profile.

What can this job offer you?
• Become part of a great team and in a big multinational company, which is represented in more than hundred countries worldwide
• An interesting and diversified workplace in a dynamic environment

Expiring: Jul 09, 2018
Senior Trader , Netherlands

Role title: Trader/ Senior Trader- Cashew Kernels, Europe
Base: Amsterdam or London
Reporting to: Head Trader, Cashew, Edible Nuts and Ingredients

Job Summary
Our client, a global commodities and supply chain merchant, operating in Cocoa, Coffee, Cotton, Edible Nuts and Ingredients is actively recruiting the role of Cashew Kernel Trader for Europe for its Edible Nuts and Ingredients Division.
This role would suit a seasoned agro-commodities professional with first-hand experience in sourcing, sales, trading, shipping and with at least 5 years’ experience working with a global trading company, specifically cashew kernel trading. The role involves co-ordinating with all origin countries and clients/ brokers. The role is based in Amsterdam or London, reports into the Head of Trading for Cashew in Dubai and is supported by the trade execution team in Dubai.
The right candidate will be on a succession plan to heading the cashew kernel/ edible nuts trading desk in Europe.

Duties and Responsibilities

The role will have the following key responsibilities across the business:
• Sales of cashew kernel (and other edible nuts) to various clients in European markets
• Relationship management at one to one level with all key stake holders in the region such as buyers, suppliers, brokers, service providers etc.
• Networking and development of new set of customers / suppliers and service providers
• Leveraging from current relationships of the company's cocoa/ coffee and cotton desk in the region.
• Sourcing of various products from the basket on FOB Model
• Ensure documentation control for all shipping/ trade documentation including export documents, import documents, letters of credit, shipping instructions etc are in place

Qualifications and experience
• Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, marketing, sales, finance or another business-related field.
• Minimum of 10 years’ professional experience, including at least 5 year’s experience handling logistics and shipping operations for a global commodities company
• Specific cashew kernel trading experience
• Experience of sales of other edible into other markets e.g. North America and Australia, preferred

Skills and competencies
• Highly organized, systematic and able to multi-task under pressure
• Entrepreneurial and bottom of the pyramid skill sets
• Strong interpersonal, problem solving and negotiation skills
• Analytical with a good head for figures
• Innovative, entrepreneurial
• Excellent verbal communication and written communication including the ability to produce clear presentations and reports
• Proficient in MSOffice (including MS Word, Excel and Powerpoint)
• French, Russian, Arabic and/ or other European languages highly desirable

Are you interested in becoming a Senior Trader in Amsterdam or London? 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: Aug 16, 2018
Regional Agronomist West Africa , Ivory Coast

Position: Regional Agronomist, West Africa
Country/Regional Name: West Africa based in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
Reporting to: Regional Director, Inputs and Agrochemicals

POSITION SUMMARY:

Our client, a leading global commodities merchant and sustainable supply chain management company, is seeking a technically strong and highly commercial agronomist with a strategic approach and entrepreneurial mindset to build up its agronomy division across West Africa.

We are looking for an expert in agronomy who will be a focus point internally for agrochemicals and sustainability programmes to manage our clients crop’s itinerary (products and good agricultural practices). S/he will also be responsible for business development / managing relationships with key external stakeholders e.g. clients, ministries, technical institutions. The postholder must be fluent in both French and English.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Regional Agronomist will be an individual with extensive practical agronomy experience. This could be experience either agronomically manage plantations for tree crops or dealing with small holder farmers on the agronomy side. S/he will have to demonstrate commercial knowledge to be able to improve agronomic interventions and also provide commercial support to such interventions.

The Regional Agronomist role is a cross- business and functional role and is responsible for a wide variety of interventions:
- Responsible of crop’s itineraries in terms of:
o Products portfolio
o Good agricultural practices
This includes:
o Protocols for demo, development research trials, etc
o Product’s registration (national and with private standards)
o Responsible of the regulatory and development budget
o Signing off any technical information released internally and externally
- Create and manage demo plot to demonstrate impact of our agrochemical Crop Doctor Products. Also create and manage demo plots for other businesses
- Support and develop technical content to be used in products and services distribution to farmers;
- Technical lead for Farm management services business that is being developed in West Africa region;
- Create a top quality agronomy team that provides best in class support to our client's businesses in West Africa and ensure it alignment with the company’s business strategy;
- Partner with SMS Advisory Services, SMS Farm management Services and Crop Doctor business
- Manage the continuous innovation processes incl. monitoring for new technologies, particularly with rural practices
- Effectively report on new experiments and findings to build a consistent knowledge base across the WAF region;
- Build and own relationships with external agronomy research institutions;
- Build and develop relations with large plantation owners and with other businesses to create a shared knowledge bank.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
● Post graduate degree in agriculture/ agronomy
● Minimum of 10 years’ experience in the agribusiness sector
● Work experience in the agrochemicals sector, farmer training and support and/ or innovation of new products in the West African environment, highly advantageous
● Excellent technical agronomic and commercial skills
● Equally strategic whilst willing and able to be hands on in the field
● Ability to travel extensively within West Africa
● Fluent in French and English

Are you interested in becoming a Regional Agronomist West Africa? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Jul 22, 2018
Sales Manager Egypt (Arabic speaking/Broiler) , Egypt

Our client is a multinational provider of housing equipment for the agricultural market. They are looking for employees who show initiative, creativity, motivation and interest in a demanding and versatile job.

As sales manager, you report directly to the responsible Head of Business Unit. The company is looking for a motivated salesperson from the agricultural industry or similar areas. You will make their customers familiar with their housing equipment for keeping laying hens and heavier poultry. As their systems for livestock production require detailed explanation, you should be interested in technical processes and procedures.

You will be the first contact person for the clients’ customers and responsible for the development and expansion of the market. Central tasks include supporting of sales agents as well as planning, carrying out and accompanying negotiations with key accounts independently all the way to the conclusion of the contract. You will analyse the market and be responsible for developing and implementing marketing and sales strategies in the region.

We are looking for a dynamic businessperson who is self-confident and communicates well. Moreover, you should have some experience in sales, as well as business-level Arabic skills (written and spoken). Solid English or German skills are obligatory. You should furthermore be willing to travel.

Further important prerequisites for this challenging job are individual initiative and self-organising skills. If you are good at organising, if you can work independently and are very structured, motivated and flexible, this responsible position might be the ideal opportunity for you.

Are you interested in becoming a Sales Manager in Egypt? Apply now through the 'apply now' button.

Package expectation:
* Basic salary + performance based bonus
* Secondary benefits negotiable
* This could be a family position
* Start date ASAP, but flexible for the right person

Expiring: Jul 22, 2018

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