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Business Advisor in Nigeria , Nigeria

We are Agriterra, a Dutch agri-agency that provides business development services to ambitious cooperatives and farmer organisations in developing and emerging economies. We assist them with advice and training by locally based business advisors and by deploying practitioners from the Dutch and international farmer organisations and (cooperative) companies; the so-called AgriPool experts. We apply a three-track approach: we make cooperatives bankable and create real farmer-led companies, we improve extension services to farmer members, and we enhance farmer-government dialogues. Our advisory practice covers the full range of services on Management & Organisation, Financial Management, Governance, Business Development and Lobby & Advocacy.

Agriterra works from local offices in a large number of countries. We work with self-steering teams, so our employees are challenged to use every bit of determination, creativity and strategy to achieve our compelling goals. Being a self-steering organisation makes Agriterra an inspiring and challenging environment for professional growth and development.

Agriterra has an annual turnover of approximately 20 million euros, is ISO certified and has over 160 employees, both in the Netherlands and abroad. For more information, visit our website www.agriterra.org

In 2020 Agriterra plans to expand its activities in Nigeria, in particular in the horticultural sector in Kaduna State. Therefore, we are looking for a:

Business Advisor (m/f)
Location: Abuja/Kaduna, Nigeria

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 Agriterra 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.
• 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 Nigeria/Kaduna State.
• Collect and systematise information about clients and advisory processes, such as financial reports and annual overviews.
• Position Agriterra in Nigeria as the number one service provider in cooperative business development.
• Acquisition and marketing of Agriterra services and products related to cooperative business development.

Your profile
• A Bachelor’s - Master’s degree in business economics or a similar field.
• Extensive experience in and knowledge of one or more fields in which Agriterra 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 English. Proficiency in French is a big advantage.
• Enthusiastic, focused on results and service and skilled in coaching and change management.
• Nigerian citizen.
• Familiar with self-steering and team dynamics.
• Able and used to travel frequently (about 50% of your time, sometimes more).

What we have 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. At Agriterra, the work environment is collegial and ambitious, and the focus is on achieving impact. As a business advisor, you will be part of the young West-Africa team of business advisors. The working conditions and additional benefits are good. The salary offered will depend on your experience, age and family situation.

Are you interested?
Are you interested in this position and do you fit the profile? Apply with a motivation letter and curriculum vitae. Application closes before April 1, 2020. Only candidates invited for an interview will be contacted.

Are you interested in becoming a Business Advisor in Nigeria? 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: Apr 01, 2020
National Business Advisor in Ghana , Ghana

We are Agriterra, a Dutch agri-agency that provides business development services to ambitious cooperatives and farmer organisations in developing and emerging economies. We assist them with advice and training by locally based business advisors and by deploying practitioners from the Dutch and international farmer organisations and (cooperative) companies; the so-called AgriPool experts. We apply a three-track approach: we make cooperatives bankable and create real farmer-led companies, we improve extension services to farmer members, and we enhance farmer-government dialogues.

Our advisory practice covers the full range of services on Management & Organisation, Financial Management, Governance, Business Development and Lobby & Advocacy. Agriterra works from local offices in a large number of countries. We work with self-steering teams, so our employees are challenged to use every bit of determination, creativity and strategy to achieve our compelling goals. Being a self-steering organisation makes Agriterra an inspiring and challenging environment for professional growth and development.
Agriterra has an annual turnover of approximately 15 million euros, is ISO certified and has over 150 employees, both in the Netherlands and abroad. For more information, visit our website www.agriterra.org
In 2020 Agriterra plans to expand its activities in Ghana and West-Africa and therefore we are looking for a:

National Business Advisor (m/f)
Location: Accra, Ghana

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 Agriterra 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 Agriterra 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 Ghana.
• Collect and systematise information about clients and advisory processes, such as financial reports and annual overviews.
• Position Agriterra in Ghana and West Africa as the number one service provider in cooperative business development.

Your profile
• A Bachelor’s - Master’s degree in business economics or a similar field.
• Extensive experience in and knowledge of one or more fields in which Agriterra 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 English. Proficiency in French is a big advantage.
• Enthusiastic, focused on results and service and skilled in coaching and change management.
• Familiar with self-steering and team dynamics.

What we have 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. At Agriterra, the work environment is collegial and ambitious, and the focus is on achieving impact. As a business advisor, you will be part of the young and still small Ghana team of business advisors as well as a part of the West 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 this position and do you fit the profile? Apply with a motivation letter and curriculum vitae.
Application closes before March 1, 2020. Only candidates invited for an interview will be contacted.

Are you interested in becoming a National Business Advisor in Ghana? 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: Mar 01, 2020
General Manager in Ethiopia , Ethiopia

Overall focus:
 This person should have proven management experience in the agribusiness, technical knowledge, result-­‐driven leadership, (local and international) sales experience
 Lead a customer focused team that can deliver quality sales for the company with a strong emphasis on getting the production and sales operations right.
 Manage all supporting functions such as marketing, HR, technical support and finance).
 This person will play a critical role in the success of the current business,
 Organize the main functions in line with the strategy of the company: Sales operations, Technical operations, Marketing and HR

Key Responsibilities

Objectives:
 Lead the production team to maintain timely, safe and efficient operations
 Optimize the farm operations, process efficiencies and technology
 Work closely with farm management to ensure effective organizational design and output
 Optimizing production flow, from inbound to final products
 Further developing the operational management team and workforce
 Full planning and budget responsibilities
 Responsible for supply chain, logistics, quality, production, safety and administration of the company in Ethiopia
 Ensuring cost control and increasing productivity and sales
 Understanding of what makes or breaks sales for local market (and export) and hands on direct support to sales when needed
 Determine and prioritize the company’s strategic direction and operational activities to serve their customers.
 Measure and report performance according KPI’s
 Further developing the operational management team and workforce
 Development of the operations towards sustainable production
 Ensure alignment with our customers' needs

Skills

Attributes:
 Education Bachelor level in production and/or agriculture is required
 Min 5-­‐10 years of (leadership) experience in agribusiness in an international setting.
 Strong commercial drive
 Significant experience of managing staff and operations
 Competitive
 Experience in Africa or another developing country
 Proven track record of developing and refining operational processes
 Proven understanding of sustainable production.
 Entrepreneurially minded and highly driven
 Strong interpersonal and communication skills
 Ability to solve challenging problems, prioritizing, meeting deadlines
 Experience in working with minimal direction, strong ‘self-­‐starter’
 Able to switch between ‘workfloor’ and management level.
 Willingness and the ability to live and stay during this assignment in Ethiopia.

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

Expiring: Mar 22, 2020
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.

NOTE: Only national and resident candidates will be considered.

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

Expiring: Mar 05, 2020
Head of Sales for East Africa , Kenya

Our client is a fast-growing technology company delivering solutions to agribusinesses in emerging markets.

Job Description

Objectives
1. To lead the development and retention of new and existing clients in the agribusiness industry in East Africa.
2. Engage in industry building spaces to raise the commercial profile of the company brand and expand commercial network and partnerships.
3. Grow the existing distribution partnerships to increase the scope and reach of the company's commercial activity in East Africa.

Experience and Qualifications
1. Strongly motivated and knowledgable individual that is passionate about agriculture.
2. Degree in business, marketing or related topic. Advanced degree an advantage.
3. 5+ years experience in agribusiness or cold chain logistics in East Africa, particularly in Kenya, and/or
4. 5+ years experience in sales and marketing and B2B sales of technology or services in the East Africa region, particularly Kenya.
5. Strong presentation and communication ability and the ability to communicate with C-Suite level clientele.
6. Fluency in English and a working knowledge of Swahili is an advantage.
7. Experience in commercial work in multiple countries in East Africa.

Conditions
- Full time role based in Nairobi
- Contract will be base pay and commission
- Full drivers license and having a vehicle is an advantage
- Travel outside of Nairobi and around the region at least 25% of time
- This vacancy is open to Kenyan nationals and internationals that have a valid work permit or permanent residency in Kenya

Are you interested in becoming a Head of Sales for East Africa based in Kenya? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Mar 01, 2020
JUNIOR MANAGERS IN GHANA , Ghana

We are looking for immediate employment two dynamic Junior Managers for our pineapple plantation in Ghana.

The Milani company runs since 25 years a plantation in Ghana. Pineapple for fresh export is the main produce.
The mother firm of the Milani group of companies is located in Zurich and in charge for the sales and marketing of the export products.

Working place: Central Region, Volta Region, Ghana

1. Position: Junior Manager Operations
- BSC Degree in science (agronomy, biology, maths, environmental science or others)
- Experience and skills in all matters related to technical matters
- Tasks
o Leading the operations or part of it in the field from cultivation to export
o Leading production teams up to 60 staff members

2. Position: Junior Manager Administration
- BSC Degree in Management, Finance/Accounting or HR
- Experience and skills in administration and management of middle-sized enterprises
- Africa-related experience and kind of love for this continent
- Negotiating skills
- Tasks
o According to skills and experience, in charge of accounting, purchase, administrative tasks of the plantation.

Are you interested in becoming a Junior Manager in Ghana? 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: Mar 26, 2019
Manager Planning & Logistics in Ethiopia , Ethiopia

Florensis is supplier of high-quality young plant material in the European horticultural business for the professional grower. The head office is based in the Netherlands (Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht). Florensis operates internationally and has several sales- and production locations in Africa and Europe. At one of our locations in Ethiopia we are looking for a driven and enthusiastic:

Manager Planning & Logistics:
Driven, pro-active and commercial
(fulltime, located in Ethiopia)

The position:
The manager Planning & Logistics is responsible for all planning and logistic activities at Florensis Ethiopia plc and makes sure operations with regard to these areas run efficiently and effectively. You are responsible for planning, logistics and cold chain. You make sure that Florensis Ethiopia delivers high quality cuttings to its clients in time in the right quantities. In case of deviations, you take care of effective communication with the Supply Cuttings Department in The Netherlands. You will report directly to the general manager.

Tasks and responsibilities:
• Ensure availability of high quality rooted and unrooted cuttings and adequately register the availability in the logistical system (in which you are key-user);
• Ensure Florensis Netherlands is up to date on real time availability of unrooted and rooted cuttings;
• You make sure that operational departments are running adequate and efficiently;
• Ensure adequate logistics for delivering cuttings to different customers;
• Ensure an adequate and efficient system of building up mother stock;
• Responsible for arranging and optimizing shipments to our customers;
• Keep up to date with developments, systems and techniques with regard to planning, logistics and cold chain and propose improvements for the harvesting and delivery of cuttings;
• Liaise with the general manager and production manager Agronomy on cultivation, propagation, planning, logistics, hygiene and quality issues.

Florensis offers:
Florensis offers you a broad, independent and responsible job within a dynamic international organisation. Besides, we offer you a competitive salary with secondary benefits and future prospects.

Requirements
• A bachelor’s degree in horticulture or agronomics from a reputable institution or similar capacity level through work experience;
• Some years of relevant work experience;
• Experience with working in a non-western country is a pré;
• You are able to motivate and coach staff and create a positive atmosphere;
• You are accurate and having excellent analytical skills;
• You are customer minded;
• You are able to indicate clear common goals and are able to direct others to reach these;
• You have great communication skills and an excellent knowledge of the English language, both oral and written (knowledge of the Dutch language is a pre);
• You have a positive, strong, fair and credible;
• Able to live and work in Ethiopia.

More information
For more information, please visit our website www.florensis.com. For additional information, please contact Leon Duijnisveld (Director Supply Chain and Foreign Production), T: +31(0)78-6233200.

Applying
If you are up for this challenge and can identify yourself with the profile mentioned above, we would like to receive your motivation letter and curriculum vitae. You can send your application by post to: Florensis B.V., Attn. Dept. HRM, P.O. box 32, 3330 AA Zwijndrecht, The Netherlands. Or, preferably, u can apply via the 'Apply' button.

Deadline for application is Friday 17 February 2017.

An assessment could be part of the selection procedure.

Agency calls not appreciated.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. The employer will do the recruitment process himself. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but we don’t have any influence on this concerning this job.

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Expiring: Mar 30, 2017
EHS Manager in Ghana , Ghana

Purpose of the role
This position is responsible for assisting in the implementation of cooperate environment, health and safety programs and regulatory compliance, within the cocoa buying stations and district warehouses to ensure effective and proactive programs are in place to enable the business to achieve a zero incident safety culture.
We are looking for candidates with an experience within a food processing and manufacturing environment.

The EHS Manager:
• Is accountable for training and educating employees and contractors on environment, health and safety policies and procedures to ensure the development of a sustainable EHS program and continual improvement.
• Will ensure that safety equipment and apparatus are fully operational and are fit for use.
• will investigate, report and evaluate environmental and safety complaints and incidents in line with Corporate and regulatory requirements.
• Management of security at the cocoa buying stations and district warehouses.
• Responsible for the daily operation of the security personnel assigned by the security service provider.
• improve awareness and understanding, and be accountable for measuring and ensuring compliance with internal and external regulatory laws and requirements. Present annual EHS plans, goals, objectives and results.
• Plan, coordinate and monitor environmental and industrial hygiene surveys, risk assessments and studies to discover and determine hazards/risks that may affect stakeholders safety. Reduce our environmental footprint within the community.
• Oversees the implementation of required training and performance management systems. Assist management to assess current environmental, safety and health program needs and any other assigned duties.
• Provide guidance to security contract staff and organize quarterly meetings with security service provider on performance of guards and other issues with the security service provider. Manage security breaches (stealing, trespassing, drunkenness, unsafe behaviour and unsafe equipment from third parties.

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

Expiring: Jul 02, 2019

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