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Managing Director in Burkina Faso , Burkina Faso

Our client is an established organic and fair-trade player and we are recruiting a Managing Director for their Burkina Faso entity.

The purpose of the job is to maintain a profitable business without losing track of social and environmental sustainability. Carefully managing the stakeholders, investments and the resource of the company, the leader is hands on and pragmatic. He or she aspires to maintain a lean and profitable organisation whilst driving the mission & vision of the company of which direct producer relationship and fair, transparent business practices are an important part. Additionally, the managing director will be actively involved in the planning and implementation of a new state of the art mango and cashew processing plant.

As Managing Director you will head the executive management team which consist of four directors overseeing the following departments:
1. Agronomy and Sourcing
2. Finance and Administration
3. Operations-processing - Exports
4. Quality Health Safety/Social Environmental

Your responsibilities include:
• Lead and sustain the Executive Management team of the company
• Undertake all company management responsibilities both from legal and organisational point of view
• Full P&L and balance sheet responsibility
• Coordinate and direct the preparation of the budget, the relevant forecasts
• Enhance, develop, and optimize business processes, policies, and internal controls
• Strategy formulation and contribution to develop a business plan
• Help, support, and coach the managers in achieving the companies’ goals
• Assess/fire/hire key staff members
• Identify key deliverables and implement KPIs to measure performance
• Enable the relevant reporting and information to the board of director as well as for international banks and other stakeholders.
• Establish fair relations built on partnership with external partners as well as employees
• Ensure full legal, statutory, and international standards compliance
• Product development
• Networking, public relations

Your requirements are:
• Bachelor / Master in relevant fields
• 5+ years working experience
• 3+ years experience in leading a team, preferably in food/organic products
• Entrepreneurial spirit
• Relevant (West) Africa experience in managing employees
• Candidate with a long-term aspiration to live in Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina-Faso
• Familiar and enjoying dealing with producers, clients, stakeholders
• Processing experience
• Great reporting skills
• Strong soft skills and understanding of African cultural challenges
• Highly motivated self-starter with strong work ethic
• Sensitive to social impact and to sustainable development
• Fluent in French & English (written and spoken)

The offer:
• Local contract, long term position
• Competitive Salary
• Start date ASAP
• Unique opportunity for both local and international candidates

Are you interested in becoming a Managing Director in Burkina Faso? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Feb 28, 2022
Technical Project Manager in Burkina Faso , Burkina Faso

For our client active in the food processing market, we are actively looking for a Technical Project Manager in Burkina Faso. In this role you are the person responsible for the actual construction of the factory.

• You assure the smooth handling of the technical components of the construction
• You plan the use of funds, material and human resources for the selected projects
• You draw up a timetable of activities
• You produce a communication plan for each project
• You produce periodic reports on the technical progress of projects for the General Management
• You draw up the specifications for service providers and validate the terms of contract
• You draft and monitor partnership agreements
• You ensure an appropriate spending of the financial means
• You ensure the day-to-day administration of the projects
• You organise and lead working group meetings and produce documents

YOUR COMPETENCIES:
• Diploma in Project Management, Civil / Building / HVAC / Process Engineering or equivalent: Bac + 4/5 or equivalent level
• Experience in constructing agri-food plants meeting the highest standards
• Ability to work on different projects
• You are business fluent in French and have good communicational skills in English
• You have worked in partnership with a wide range of institutional actors
• You have a goal- and solution-orientated way of working
• You are organised, structured, methodical and rigorous
• You have a good understanding of budgetary, accounting and fiscal rules
• You have good knowledge of statutory and public procurement rules
• You have excellent listening and coaching skills as well as the ability to share administrative requirements
• You have experience in West Africa, ideally in Burkina Faso

Are you interested in becoming a Technical Project Manager in Burkina Faso? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Feb 06, 2022
Chief Operating Officer in Burkina Faso , Burkina Faso

Our client is company that builds sustainable food supply chains, by investing in local processing and supporting producers and farmers with their know-how in quality, organic production, certification and logistics. For their processing facility they are seeking a Chief Operating Officer (COO) to oversee the production for A to Z.
As the COO you will be part of the Executive Management team. You will directly report to the CEO and work together with the CFO and the Head of Agronomy & Sourcing. Together you will form the Executive Management of the company who is working in a highly hands-on environment.
In your role as COO you are responsible for the products from the arrival of the raw materials at the factory door to the export of the end-product. You are overseeing the cashew processing, dried mango production and the dried mango quality control. You assure that production and export planning are in line with customer expectations. In addition to that, you are responsible for the maintenance team which makes sure that machines and infrastructure are in efficient condition.
You make sure you achieve the goals and KPIs through thorough analysis, planning, and organization as well as through the development of good inter-personal relations, fact-based decision making and continuous improvement.
Responsibilities
• Production & Export planning & production data evaluation
• Realize the processing of raw cashew nuts and mango by managing productivity of staff
• Realize cost per kg targets and drive continuous improvement
• Ensure the achievement of quantity and quality targets of the plant
• Oversee food safety, certification (BRC) and safety at work
• Maintain and improve production standards in compliance with organic certification
• Continuous improvement of standard work and operating procedures, food safety and quality manual
• Make sure the full complement of processing staff is skilled, trained, and motivated
• Maintenance of machines and infrastructure
• Manage import & export logistics
• Manage relations and evaluate efficiency of external service providers
• Manage general resources and consumables
• Efficient stock management

Competencies for this position
• High managerial & organizational skills and the ability to develop people
• High interpersonal skills and strong communication skills
• Integrity & transparency
• Efficiency, planning, analytical & problem-solving skills
• Attention to detail, persistence
• Creative/innovative, “think out of the box”, hands-on, high standards, enthusiasm
• Participative leadership

Education and experience
Must haves
• Master in Engineering, Food Processing or Business or Economics
• 5-10 years’ experience in an industrial/technical environment, agro-industry and/or agro-processing
• Experience in a purchasing and logistics environment in an agricultural environment
• Ability to work in multi-cultural environment (experience in West Africa is a plus)
• Strong Excel skills and ideally experience with stock management (systems)
• Excellent verbal and written skills in both English and French

Nice to haves

• Familiarity with food safety systems like HACCP and BRC
• Familiarity with lean manufacturing and lean tools
• Experience with technical installations in agribusiness: boiler and steam systems, compressed air systems, mechanical engineering
• QHSE skills
• Having worked in an international environment or company

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

Expiring: Dec 01, 2021
CFO Burkina Faso , Burkina Faso

Reports to CEO

Our client is an established international supplier of organic and Fairtrade processed food. They have developed sustainable food chains and they are looking for a Chief Financial Officer. The overall responsibilities of the CFO is to manage company’s finances, manage financial planning and management of risks, analysis of data, record-keeping and financial reporting. In this role you are also overseeing the administative and HR department, as well as IT developments.

Task and responsibilities
- Organize, plan and Supervise the accounting and financial management of the structure, including the strict control of Cash Flow and the management of financing by third parties (clients or financial institutions)
- Collaborate in the establishment of accounting and financial statements; National and international reporting
- Managing and prepare budgets and their follow-ups, analyze discrepancies, recommend solutions
- Develop documents (dashboards) and procedures, in order to have cost accounting;
- Ensuring all aspects of HR are well organized, contracts, labor laws, negotiations with staff
- Follow up on data relating to payroll, leave, reimbursement of personnel costs and occupational medicine;
- Develop and optimize the tools and procedures related to the proper functioning of administrative and financial services
- Ensure the fiscal monitoring of transactions, in particular with the various national and international stakeholders (VAT, standardized invoices, withholding taxes, etc.)
- Ensure compliance with BCEAO procedures
- IT architecture watch in collaboration with external service providers.
- Supervise and carry out all the accounting entries;
- Manage arguments with the Chartered Accountant and Statutory Auditor councils,
- Assist project managers and heads of departments in the development of action programs in their budgetary aspects
- Ensure the budgetary monitoring of actions / agreements and the establishment of intermediate / final reports
- Prepare financial data for General Meetings and boards of directors: analyzes and summaries, arguments for provisions and strategic choices

Requirements
- Degree in Finance & Accounting, Management or equivalent: Bac + 4/5 or equivalent level
- Mastering computer tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, internet): software skills (office automation and accounting software SAGE)
- +5 years of experience in an International company, a complex business or industry, commercial sector
- Experience in working in West African context
- entrepreneurial and hands-on attitude
- understanding of technology, IT systems
- Good knowledge of the English language
- Good sense of human relations and making a social impact to the lives of people

Are you interested in becoming a CFO in Burkina Faso? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Aug 27, 2021
Managing Director in Burkina Faso , Burkina Faso

We are recruiting a Managing Director in Burkina Faso for a client active in the food processing sector.

The task at hand
Prime responsibility of the managing director is to continuously improve quality, volume and efficiency of the factory with his management team: finance, value-chain, maintenance and engineering. The challenge is to develop a culture of continuous improvement, supported by structures and daily processes, further developing the team’s capabilities in problem solving, leadership, initiative to innovate. The managing director reports to the CEO and is supported by a local finance director, reporting to the CFO.

Key responsibilities
• Attaining production targets in terms of quality, volume and efficiency (measurable KPI’s);
• Sourcing of nuts from associated farmer groups;
• Monitoring and supporting the farmer training programs;
• Representing the company with local government institutions;
• Hosting customer visits as well as external auditors (finance, BRC, organic, fairtrade);
• Supporting, facilitating charity projects for the factory and/or the region;

Key requirements (preferable)
• Master’s in engineering or business/economics;
• 10 years’ experience in an industrial processing environment;
• Familiarity with food safety systems like HACCP and BRC are considered a plus;
• Familiarity with lean manufacturing and lean management;
• Experience or affinity with technical installations in agribusiness: boiler and steam systems, compressed air systems, mechanical engineering;
• Excellent verbal and written skills in both French and English;

Are you interested in becoming a Managing Director Agribusiness in Burkina Faso? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Feb 25, 2021
Managing Director in Burkina Faso , Burkina Faso

Our client is an established international supplier of organic and Fairtrade processed food. They have developed sustainable food chains in South America and Africa and they are looking for a Managing Director for their Burkina Faso development with over 50 permanent staff and up to 500 seasonal workers generating a turnover of around 3 to 4 mln Euro per year

The purpose of the job is to build a profitable business without losing track of social and environmental sustainability. Carefully managing the stakeholders, investments and the resource of the company, the Leader is hands on and pragmatic. He or she aspires to build a lean and profitable organisation whilst driving the mission & vision of the company of which direct producer relationship and fair, transparent business practices are an important part.

The Managing Director heads the Management Committee made off three director’s functions:
1. Agronomy and Sourcing
2. Finance and Administration
3. Processing

Responsibilities include :
• Lead and sustain the Management committee of the company
• Undertake all company management responsibilities both from legal and organisational point of view
• Full P&L and balance sheet responsibility
• Coordinate and direct the preparation of the budget, the relevant forecasts Enhance, develop and optimise business processes, policies and internal controls
• Strategy formulation and implementation and development of business plan
• Help, support and coach the managers in achieving the companies’ goals
• Recruit key staff members
• Identify key deliverables and implement KPI to measure performance
• Enable the relevant reporting and information for the manager and shareholders, as well as for international banks and other stakeholders.
• Ensure full legal, statutory and international standards compliance
• Establish fair relations build on partnership with external partners as well as employees
• Networking, public relations

Requirements:
• Bachelor / Master in relevant fields
• 10+ years working experience
• 5+ years’ experience in leading an organisation, preferably in agro processing
• Relevant (West) Africa experience managing relatively large number of employees
• Candidate with a long-term aspiration to live in Burkina Faso
• Familiar and enjoying dealing with local authorities, producers, stakeholders
• Great reporting skills
• Strong soft skills and understanding of African cultural challenges
• French & English (written and spoken)

Offered:
• Local contract, long term position, one harvest season handover
• Both local and international candidates are encouraged to apply
• Start date October to December 2018

Are you interested in becoming a Managing Director in Burkina Faso? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Mar 22, 2018
Country Director in Burkina Faso , Burkina Faso

You will be taking on a well-regarded country programme; consolidating work that was done in a recent transformation and restructuring. Plan International has moved away from reliance on sponsorship and by leading grant-funded programmes, you will be enabling over 40,000 vulnerable and marginalised children access their rights.

About Plan International
Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. Plan strives for a just world, working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners. They support girls to take the lead and influence decisions that matter to them, taking action and campaigning for girls today so they have the power to transform their futures.

About the Role
The 2016 – 2020 Country Strategy is being revised to align with the global strategy. The country programme covers three Programme Impact & Implementation Areas (PIIAs) across three regions and has a turnover of €13 million; 100 full time staff; a caseload of about 41,300 enrolled children; and a large grants portfolio from bilateral and multilateral donors.

You will be responsible for growing and managing the grant portfolio and ensuring that readiness for emergencies is built into all programme planning.

Purpose of the Role
The Burkina Faso office went through transformation and restructuring 18 months ago and there is a strong SMT made up of people who understand the vision. It now needs some innovation and creativity, along with consolidation of team spirit.

The country programme is well regarded within Plan and needs to continue as a high performer. Child marriage is a big issue in Burkina Faso, and a focus for Plan, so influencing will be needed—particularly around gender. This will involve addressing religious and traditional leaders as well as regional bodies across the Sahel. With both Niger and Mali nearby, collaborative working across the region towards a Sahel strategy would be desirable.

Although there is no funding gap at the moment, the team has big ambitions and funds will be needed to reach their goals.

Duties and Responsibilities
As the Country Director for Burkina Faso, you will be:
- A leader: able to manage, motivate and unite team members who are colocated or working at distance;
- Strategic: able to see the big picture and shape programmes towards country, regional, and global goals;
- An advocate: able to influence religious leaders and traditional leaders as well as government and regional bodies;
- Collaborative: able to work with partners externally and internally; and
- Innovative: has the imagination and creativity to drive the office to the next stage of its development.

Skills and Experience
- Excellent French & English, verbal and written, are essential.
- Ability to deliver a programme strategy within a humanitarian and/or development context.
- Able to understand the requirements of donor compliance and financial management
- Capable of developing and managing effective and motivated teams, including distance management.
- Able to communicate and think strategically, balancing future vision with practical delivery.
- Able to get to grips with the geopolitical factors affecting child-poverty in the country and the political, social and environmental opportunities for change.
- Knowledge of programming in difficult environments with good understanding and appreciation of the historical, security context, political environment, economic, social/religious and humanitarian context in Burkina Faso or a comparable environment.

Are you interested in becoming a Country Director in Burkina Faso? 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: Jan 22, 2018
Head of Agronomy and Sourcing in Burkina Faso , Burkina Faso

Our client is an established international supplier of organic and Fairtrade processed food. They have developed sustainable food chains in South America and Africa and they are looking for a Head of Agronomy and Sourcing for their processing business in Burkina Faso counting over 50 permanent staff and up to 500 seasonal workers and generating a turnover of around 3 to 4 mln Euro per year, .

The Head of Agronomy and Sourcing position is part of the Management Committee headed by the Managing Director and composed of three director’s positions:
1. Agronomy and Sourcing
2. Finance and Administration
3. Processing

The purpose of the job is to become strong in sourcing raw material and semi-finished products through direct, fair and transparent relations with producers and processors.

The position has the overall responsibility of raw material or semi-finished product procurement as well as for the agronomic department managing certifications (HACCP, NOP, EU-Organic, FLO etc.) and the development of new agricultural supply chains. The company aims for a lean management of agricultural product sourcing, certification and expansion processes with the necessary commercial, management and administrative activities

Leading a team of 15 people, driving the mission & vision of the company of which direct producer relationship and fair business practices le role responsibilities include:

For procurement:
• Manage the purchasing of raw materials and semi-finished products
• Establish the relevant contracts and supply chain flows in line with the quality requirements
• Develop the relevant network to fully understanding the market prices
• Propose and establish the relevant procurement strategies
• Compile necessary information
• Achieve full transparency in procurement from producers to processing

For Agronomy:
• Manage the internal control system and several different certificates on field as well as industry level
• Develop new supply areas / products together with producers and cooperatives
• Manage, advise and support the team of field staff and agronomists
• Develop new strategies to ensure certified supply of raw material / semi-finished products
• Increase the number of certified producers and cooperatives
• Find innovative means of collaboration with producers (mobile applications etc.)
• Train producers and suppliers on good agricultural practices, certification, quality standards, hygiene, good governance
• Ensure good execution of activities aiming to increase loyalty of producers and suppliers
• Ensure full traceability of all products sourced
• Compile necessary documentation

Requirements:
• Bachelor / Master in relevant fields
• 10+ years working experience
• 5+ years’ experience of handling Agricultural or other similar commodities / Procurement
• Understanding of procurement, Agronomy and producer management
• Previous (West) Africa experience
• Candidate with a long-term aspiration to live in Burkina Faso Familiar and enjoying dealing with local farmers, cooperatives, informal businesses, authorities, , stakeholders
• French & English (written and spoken)

Offered:
• Local contract, long term position,
• Both local and international candidates are encouraged to apply
• Start date Oct 2017

Are you interested in becoming a Head of Agronomy and Sourcing in Burkina Faso? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Jan 26, 2018

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