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Quality Assurance Manager in Ghana , Ghana

For an international client in Ghana, we are recruiting a Quality Assurance Manager. This person ensures the highest quality standards and is a Focussed and highly proactive Quality Assurance Manager to lead the team and seeking to create fruit juice products that exceeds the expectations of the customers.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

• Managing day to day tasks within the Quality Assurance department, ensuring internal compliance with our Quality Management Systems and externally with all legislative requirements.
• Managing the analysis programme ensuring all samples are tested to an approved schedule, non-conformances are investigated, and corrective actions closed out.
• Managing the suppler auditing programme, ensuring audits are conducted and corrective actions are closed out in a timely manner.
• Working closely with other internal departments to ensure continuous quality improvement
• Maintains all Product Quality and Safety polices, procedure, processes and standards of the company
• Audits all required process control systems (HACCP, GMPs, Cleaning, Pest Control, Food Hygiene etc).
• Evaluates customer product complaints, expectations, needs and special demands.
• Investigates and action any potential recalls
• Manages customer product complaints, expectations, needs and special demands.
• Coordinates with Procurement to source for processing aids and materials.
• Maintains company relationships with national and international regulatory bodies.
• Provides technical advice on quality and food safety to upper Management
• Coordinates with Production to plan and carry out production.
• Coordinates with Operations in implementation of Environment, Health and Safety Program.
• Supervises food quality and safety management team.
• Assists product development and marketing.
• Manages the QA team to high performance by setting up KPI’s and conducting Performance Management identifying skills shortages, training, etc.
• Generating key technical KPI data and compiling reports.
• Ensure adequate training of QA/Production staff to equip them with required skills in the discharge of their duties.
• Driving continuous improvement throughout the Quality Assurance department.
• Providing technical guidance to the buying and Quality Assurance teams and ensuring team members are driven, motivated and working towards quality driven results for the business

Education and Experience:

• Degree educated or equivalent in Food Science, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Food Business, Biotechnology, Food/Process/Chemical Engineering, Biological Science.
• Proven, substantial experience working either in food manufacturing or equivalent managerial role in food processing, quality and safety management, total quality management, managing quality in marketing.
• Experience in the fruit juice industry an advantage.
• Experience managing a small team in a similar position.
• Experience in direct customer and supplier interfaces.
• Excellent knowledge of HACCP and QMS standards

Technical Competencies

• Firm grasp of Microbiology, food preservation technology and consumer behavior.
• Deep knowledge in quality and food safety management systems including HACCP.
• Fluent written and spoken English – Essential
• Fluent written and spoken second language – Desirable
• Experience Company ERP systems (ideally SAP Business One)

Behavioural Competencies
• Adaptability/Decisiveness
• Initiative/Perseverance
• Interpersonal Skills
• Decision Making
• Teamwork
• Problem Solving
• Communication
• Integrity
• Planning and Organizing
• Valuing Service and Diversity

Are you interested in becoming a Quality Assurance Manager in Ghana? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Jan 25, 2019
Supply Chain Manager in Ghana , Ghana

For a multinational company that is expanding their business, we are recruiting a Supply Chain Manager who leads and provides direction to District Supply Chain Leads and oversees all day-to-day supply chain activities under assigned jurisdiction. This Supply Chain Manager provides direction on all major supply chain, logistical and operational activities for all the districts under assigned jurisdiction.

The main activities include: supply chain operations, logistical process development, planning & execution, customer & client interaction / business partnership, systems / data management & reporting, and people, talent & budget management.

• Provides general oversight, guidance for all the districts supply chain planning, management of cocoa, and transportation & logistics under assigned jurisdiction
• Responsible for establishing benchmarks for comparing and monitoring supply chain & logistical activities of each district, ensuring that assets (vehicles, fuel) are efficiently deployed to enhance operations.
• Set up performance monitoring systems for each district and ensure that shrink is effectively monitored and put in place pragmatic measures to mitigate such loses.
• Supervises and participates in the development of projects and process improvements in the supply chain organization to drive continuous improvement to excellent standards.
• Reviews and evaluates measures to improve receipt, preservations and transportation of cocoa beans delivered at all under assigned jurisdiction.
• Using a broad understanding of supply chain practices and procedures, implements and coordinates processes, and ensures best practices within all districts.
• Using a broad understanding of supply chain practices and procedures, implements and coordinates processes, and ensures best practices within all districts.
• Organizes and assesses process to ensure adequate inventory control in all assigned districts.
• Provides general guidance to the development of the delivery process and coordinates the storage of beans in all the assigned districts including secondary evacuation to CMC take-over centres.
• Organizes and assesses process to ensure adequate inventory control in all assigned districts.
• Enforce the safety, food safety, equipment safety, fire protection, security rules and takes all necessary actions to maintain a safe, food safe, secured environment.
• Works directly with team to develop innovative supply chain solutions through applying a significant understanding of supply chain practices and procedures.

Required background
- Bachelors Degree or Professional Qualification in Supply Chain Management + minimum of 8 years experience in a similar role.
- Significant experience in Warehouse Management / Supply Chain or Logistics Management with commodities.

Are you interested in becoming a Supply Chain Manager in Ghana? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Jan 04, 2019
Supply Chain and Warehouse Manager in South Africa , South Africa

For our client, who is a food producing company, we are recruiting a Supply Chain and Warehouse Manager in South Africa.

Key Performance areas:

Supply Chain:
• The Supply Chain & Warehouses Manager shall be in charge of the complete procurement of the company and shall be in charge to optimize it for any involved cost. For the part related to ingredients, the Supply Chain & Warehouses Manager shall get the support of the Global Procurement team who leads prices negotiations.
• The Supply Chain & Warehouses Manager shall be in contact with the production and sales teams for forecasting needs and make sure that needs are meets in an optimized way.
• Support the organisational mandate by providing direct and indirect support to the Management in respect of the Supply Chain/ Procurement processes;
• Verify requisitions to ensure compliance with the Supply Chain Management requirements;
• Identify the needs to acquire and dispose assets in line with the established procedures, systems and controls;
• Implement procurement best practices in terms of SCM Policy and maintain records;
• The Supply Chain & Warehouses Manager shall also be in charge of recommending optimized solutions for transport, export, import & warehouses and to review the efficiency of the process at any time.
• Evaluate and report on the performance of all suppliers/service providers;
• Assist in management of the facilities and equipment lease agreements;
• Assist Management in the implementation of facilities Management policies and procedures;

Warehousing:
• The Supply Chain & Warehouses Manager shall be in charge of the 5 warehouses and 2 other outsourced warehouses including 3 depos
• The Supply Chain & Warehouses Manager shall take care of receiving (in partnership with quality control), warehousing & transferring in between warehouses and using/updating systems of information & production.
• In particular, the Supply Chain & Warehouses Manager shall be in charge of the stock take & shall reconcile with data storage systems. She/He shall contribute to the ease of availability of ingredients for production
• Fleet Management
• Manage a team of despatchers and receivers.
• Strategically manage warehouse in compliance with company’s policies and vision
• Oversee receiving, warehousing, distribution and maintenance operations
• Setup layout and ensure efficient space utilization
• Initiate, coordinate and enforce optimal operational policies and procedures
• Adhere to all warehousing, handling and shipping legislation requirements
• Maintain standards of health and safety, hygiene and security
• Manage stock control and reconcile with data storage system
• Liaise with clients, suppliers and transport companies
• Plan and assign tasks appropriately and appraise results
• Produce reports and statistics regularly
• Receive feedback and monitor the quality of services provided

Minimum requirements:
• B-Tech / Degree in Logistics Management or Supply Chain Management or equivalent
• MINIMUM 5 years warehouse management experience in the Retail / FMCG sector.
• Extensive experience in managing bulk cargo and shipping containers.
• Solid experience in logistics document management (e.g. import, export, waybills, financial instruments, etc.)
• Advanced computer literacy in Microsoft Office
• Drivers license

Core Competencies:
• Interpersonal skills
• Team player
• Attention to detail
• Integrity,
• Action orientation
• Customer services orientated

Are you interested in becoming a Supply Chain and Warehouse Manager in South Africa? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Jan 03, 2019
Export Administrator in South Africa , South Africa

For our client, who is a food producing company, we are recruiting an Export Administrator in South Africa.

Key Performance areas:
• Receiving orders from customers and area sales manager
• Prepare proforma invoice which includes all accurate costs and getting confirmation from customers
• Organize the planning of production and transport
• Inform the customers on their orders
• Deal with regulation (permits) & inspections
• Review all open sales order and follow-up regarding payment
• Review all processed orders to ensure price and quantity is correct
• Review each customer order in line with the credit terms associated with that customer and report any non-compliances to Export Manager/Sales Director
• Administer the export of product to the relevant destination and ensuring timeous delivery and error free documentation
• Complete the necessary daily/ weekly/monthly updates, schedules and reports to control and monitor the required export function
• Plan all vessel/ carrier bookings with the relevant transporters to ensure accurate schedules and delivery lead times
• Ensure correct transport, freight and clearing charges are invoiced by service providers and arrange sign-off in order to affect timely payment of these accounts
• Take ownership to obtain all relevant information needed to complete the clearing instruction for each consignment, ensuring the details declared are complete and accurate
• Ensuring company compliance with current export and trade legislation and providing a service function to the group

Minimum requirements:
• Grade 12 / Matric
• Export Degree / Diploma
• 3 years’ experience in a similar role
• Computer literacy (MS Office)
• General Sales or Export Administration in terms of International norms
• Negotiation skills
• Financial Administration of the export function

Core Competencies:
• Interpersonal skills
• Team player
• Attention to detail
• Integrity
• Action orientation
• Customer services orientated

Are you interested in becoming an Export Administrator in South Africa? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Jan 03, 2019
Financial Accountant in South Africa , South Africa

For our client, who is a food producing company, we are recruiting a Financial Accountant in South Africa.

PURPOSE OF THE JOB

The Financial Accountant is responsible for managing an effective and efficient operation of the financial reporting and accounting function.
He/she is responsible for the financial administration of the entity, including the ledger management and control, administrative organization and application management (financial systems and records), accounting, statistics, recalculations, project administration and overall reconciliations of all GL accounts. In addition provides the business management with accurate and reliable internal financial information and external financial statements regarding the performance and the valuation of the business for various stakeholders.

The Financial Accountant is responsible for the financial statements, internal controls, systems and management reports and income & expenses statements within the OpCo. He/she participates in the relevant budgeting processes, and manages the day-to-day accounting activities in accordance with the company's accounting policies and procedures.

JOB CONTEXT
The Financial Accountant supports and assists the OpCo Controller by providing management information. In this role, the function acts as the operational conscience and the eyes and ears of management. Misinformation can lead to decisions, which in the medium term may adversely affect the business results.
He / she works closely with the Opco Controller on all accounting, reporting, and financial disclosure matters and consult often with relevant stakeholders, and confers with his / her peer Tax Manager, Treasury Manager as well as the Business Control Managers.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

Accounting & Reporting
• Manages accounts payable, accounts receivable and the maintenance of the general ledger, including account reconciliations, and the production of various financial reports and statements (supporting the OpCo Controller in the preparation of financial statements and budgets), in order to provide accurate and timely financial information to management
• Prepares and/or reviews projections of accounting data to show effects of proposed changes on income and financial condition of the OpCo
• Ensures timely and correct financial disclosures for internal and external reporting

Management information and advice
• Prepares the business analyses, including management reports, stock turnover, purchasing and costs
• Identifies and flags significant operational / financial variances, and determines reasons for variances
• Advises management about possible improvements in the business
• Assists the OpCo Controller with Treasury and taxation
• Monitors the debtors and determines the liquidity planning in cooperation with the Treasury Manager when applicable
• Ensures appropriate treasury and tax accounting when applicable, in cooperation with the relevant managers

Management
• Drafts working instructions for the staff in accordance with the company’s financial policies and procedures; where necessary, assists with daily activities; Ensures financial controls are in place and being followed
• Assists the OpCo Controller and may cover tasks in his/her absence.

Governance
• Ensures that systems and procedures are in compliance with company policies, the reporting & accounting strategy and with accounting standards, and applicable rules & regulations. Follows all IFRS and Dutch GAAP developments closely and implements new or revised accounting policies and procedures if necessary
• Responsible for the overall control of the financial administration, monitors enforcement of guidelines and guidance of all administrative processes of the entity, in order to achieve full compliance with all relevant (financial) standards.

Projects:
• May participate in reporting and accounting matters of major projects, within corporate guidelines, in order to realise reporting and accounting objectives in these projects.

Audits
• Prepares (financial) audits, ensures all relevant financial information is available for internal and external Auditors

COMPETENCIES
• Timeliness, accuracy and reliability of all periodic and ad-hoc reporting and management information
• Cash / debt / liquidity position
• Departmental performance, employee wellbeing (e.g. sickness absence rate, staff turnover, etc.)
• Level of compliance / non-conformities
• Interpretation and analytical skills

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
• Bachelor’s, Degree Accounting
• 4 – 6 years’ working experience
• Manufacturing industry background
• ERP system is a hard requirement, M3 would be advantage
• In depth knowledge in General Accounting Plan and Tax legislation
• Specific Knowledge in accounting, finance and commercial law
• IT Skills at advanced level: Ms Office and specific programs.

Are you interested in becoming a Financial Accountant in South Africa? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Jan 03, 2019
Animal nutritionist / Technical Sales Manager , Uganda

Our client is a company at the heart of animal nutrition in Europe and worldwide and because of there growth in East Africa they are looking for new employees to support that growth.

Animal nutritionists should undertake research and plan diets in order to provide domestic animals and livestock with nutritionally balanced food stuffs besides that they are also responsible for sales in their assigned territory.

Responsibilities of the job include:
• assessing the relative nutritional values of various feeds together with technical colleagues in Europe
• visiting farms and advice on nutrition
• working with customers to formulate diets that meet their requirements/objectives
• analyzing nutritional disorders
• maintaining awareness of technical and scientific developments
• Reaching the sales budget that is set by the company

Skills needed
• Ability to undertake independent research and give advice
• Ability to communicate with customers and colleagues in Europe (English will suffice)
• Numeracy skills
• Self management and self motivation
• Ability to write reports and keep good records
• Ability to get the sales confirmed

Education level
• Preferable MSc in Animal Nutrition
• Drivers license

What the company can offer
• Good salary and benefits, with the possibility to earn extra due to commissions
• Company car, mobile phone and laptop is provided
• Possibilities to develop yourself and learn a lot from colleagues in Europe.

Are you interested in becoming a Animal nutritionist / Technical Sales Manager in Uganda? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Dec 17, 2018

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