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REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE MANAGER, EAST AFRICA , Kenya

From Arthur Guinness to Johnnie Walker, our business was founded on people of great character, and in 250 years, nothing’s changed. We are the world’s leading premium alcohol company. Our brands are industry icons and our success is thanks to the diversity of our talent and strength of our people, in every role. It’s why we trust them with our legacy and it’s why we reward them with the career-defining opportunities that they deserve.

Our ambition is to create the best performing, most trusted and respected Consumer Products Company in the world. To achieve this, we need the world’s very best people.
Feel inspired? Then this may be the opportunity for you.

About You
This is a global position that sits within Diageo’s Sustainable Procurement structure and reports into the Regenerative Agriculture Lead.
The Global Sustainable Procurement team is an enabler of sustainability for the procurement function, which is a mixture of above-market resources focused on developing world class category strategies and in-market procurement resources focused on excellence in execution of category strategies and supplier performance management.
The purpose of this role is to support the implementation of Diageo’s global regenerative agriculture strategy, in line with our 2030 Spirit of Progress ambition with a focus on key sourcing regions across Europe, US, India, Brazil, Mexico and East Africa.

Key Accountabilities Include
• Support the implementation of Diageo’s 2030 Spirit of Progress ambition, more specifically on enabling delivery against the following Diageo’s 2030 goals:
1) “Accelerating to a low carbon world” by reducing by 50% Diageo’s value chain (scope 3) carbon emissions, of which raw materials represent one third.
2) “Becoming sustainable by design” by developing regenerative agriculture pilots across key sourcing regions and providing local sourcing communities with agricultural skills and resources to build economic and environmental resilience.
3) “Preserving water for life” by improving water stewardship across Diageo’s supply chains.
• Support with the local coordination and implementation of regenerative agriculture projects, working collaboratively in cross-functional teams in an agile and deliveryoriented way.
• Co-lead, alongside technical partners, farmer engagement workshops, agronomy trainings and field visits representing Diageo locally.
• Engage suppliers, farmers and local stakeholders to build strong communities of practice and bring regenerative agriculture pilots to commercial scale.
• Coordinate data collection processes, by working alongside technical partners, to support development of supplier, raw material category, market, and brand-specific improvement plans.

About You
It be successful in role you will have excellent knowledge of economic, social and environmental sustainability challenges and leading sustainable sourcing approaches and best practice ideally in the FMCG sector.

It is crucial that you have experience in Corporate Sustainability, Sustainable Sourcing, Regenerative Agriculture, Agroecology or similar. Previous management consulting experience is a plus.
You will have market awareness and insights of agricultural commodity value chains.

It is essential that you have exceptional communication and influencing skills and experience partnering with multiple stakeholders at various different levels.
You will be Passionate about sustainability and creating value through value chain collaboration.

Celebrating our inclusive and diverse culture is core to Diageo’s purpose of “celebrating life every day everywhere”. This purpose is, in itself, inclusive in nature, as it values everybody irrespective of background, disability, religion, gender identity, sexuality or ethnicity.

We know that for our business to thrive and for Diageo to realise its ambition, we depend on having diverse talent with a range of backgrounds, skills and capabilities in each of the 180 countries in which we operate and to reflect our broad consumer base. We view diversity as one of the key enablers that helps our business to grow and our values, purpose and standards set the conditions for us to respect the unique contribution each person brings.

Flexibility is key to success in our business and many of our staff work flexibly in many different ways, including part-time, compressed hours, flexible location. Please talk to us about what flexibility means to you and don’t let anything stop you from applying.

CHARACTER IS EVERYTHING

Worker Type: Regular
Primary Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Are you interested in becoming a Regenerative Agriculture Manager in East 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: Jan 07, 2023
Financial Controller , Ghana

Position: Financial Controller
Country: Ghana
Reporting to: Finance Director
Base: Accra

The Role
This role requires a highly analytical financial professional who oversees the accounting, financial strategic planning, controls, and financial reporting for our commodity, farm input/machinery and tender businesses in Ghana and performs regular financial analysis.
He or she works closely with the Head of each business to understand spending and revenue patterns and develop solutions that overcome problem areas and mitigate risk. This Financial Professional needs to have a strong background in Finance and has had experience working in the Agric commodity sector.

Key Responsibilities
Ensuring that company, financial statements are in line with management’s requirements
Recognize patterns in spending, revenue, and recommend solutions to any problem areas.
Identify and update Management on risks and come up with possible solutions to mitigate
Perform monthly business review analysis and a financial analysis
Liaise with Group teams on operational and financial review
Monthly reporting to the Group using COGNOS
Maintain an efficient system of accounting records
Review and improve the Company’s set of controls and budgets designed to mitigate risk
Enhance the accuracy of the company's reported financial results
Ensure that reported results comply with generally accepted accounting principles
Develop budgets that meet the requirements of the businesses
Strong credit control functionality to improve liquidity
Supervise all audit and internal control processes
Liaising with Finance and SAP teams
Lead activities associated with process improvements, timely reporting, and the development of appropriate systems to ensure that financial transactions, policies, and procedures are in line with the Company’s objectives
Accounting software, SAP and improving functionality
Manage and develop the Finance team by reviewing the current team and adjust the structure and the team to improve the performance of the department
Coach, develop and performance manage the accounting team

Qualifications/Experience
An advanced degree in accounting, business, finance, or a related field
A Chartered Accountant qualification is essential
A Minimum of 10 years post qualification experience, ideally in the Agric Commodity sector
A thorough understanding of business and financial principles and practices
Excellent mathematical and analytical skills
SAP or similar software knowledge is essential
Experience in managing, developing, and leading a team
A high sense of Integrity
Strong interpersonal skills, ability to build trust and relationships with employees, business managers and Financial Institutions
Ability to work in an entrepreneurial, multicultural, multidisciplinary team and deliver high quality work within deadlines to meet objectives
Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken
Strong Excel skills



Expiring: Dec 02, 2022
BEDRIJFSLEIDER IN ETHIOPIë , Ethiopia

(3-12 maanden / in overleg verlengbaar)

Ervaren leidinggevende met sterke persoonlijkheid (zonder geldingsdrang) om een missie-gedreven bedrijf tijdelijk te leiden.

Crown bestaat sinds 2011 om in Ethiopië banen te creëren zodat mensen voor hun geliefden kunnen zorgen. Daarnaast zorgen we dat ons werk de economie van het land als geheel ten goede komt. Zo brengen we goed nieuws bij de mensen en organisaties waarmee we werken. We zijn gefocust op het dienen van onze klanten en delen graag met anderen van wat we gekregen hebben. Door te zorgen dat we ook nog wat te verdienen kunnen we onze impact continu blijven vergroten. Dat zijn wij ongeveer!

Ons werk bestaat momenteel uit een verpakkingsbedrijf waarmee we yoghurt cups produceren voor de lokale zuivelindustrie. Toen we hier mee begonnen werden al deze producten geïmporteerd, inmiddels bedienen we naar schatting 70-80% van deze markt met onze lokale productie. Daarnaast starten we momenteel een nieuw bedrijf in koffieproducten die klaar zijn voor de eindgebruiker.

Op dit moment zoeken we een allround teamleider die ons lokale management team kan helpen in een periode met verschillende veranderingen. Het MT bestaat uit 4 mensen, het totale Crown Packaging team uit zo’n 70.

Het bedrijf draait in eigenlijk alle opzichten goed en wordt grotendeels geleid door het goed opgeleide management team. De komende periode zullen er de nodige veranderingen plaatsvinden (in gesprek toe te lichten). Helaas kan de huidige Nederlandse bedrijfsleider om persoonlijke redenen deze periode niet begeleiden.
De belangrijkste productieprocessen in ons bedrijf zijn extrusion, thermoforming en offset printing. Ervaring met deze processen of techniek zou mooi meegenomen zijn, maar voor deze interim job geen harde eis.

Voor deze rol heb je nodig:
• Karakter! Dit betekent bij ons dat je bereid bent om aan te pakken en om te doen wat er moet gebeuren. Je bent flexibel, een doorzetter en ziet altijd ruimte voor verbetering.
• Proactiviteit. In Ethiopië lopen dingen vaak anders dan in Nederland, en anders dan gedacht. Daarom moet je steeds vooruit denken, zelfverzekerd handelen en zelfstandig kiezen wat er nodig is.
• Ervaring. Op het gebied van het runnen van bedrijfsprocessen en het leiden van teams, liefst in Afrika.
• Relativeringsvermogen. Als je jezelf te serieus neemt is er natuurlijk niks aan ;-)
• Goede beheersing van de Engelse taal in spraak en schrift.

Als jij er van droomt om jouw talenten in te zetten voor een wereld waar de welvaart beter verdeeld is, dan bieden we je de kans van je leven! Midden in de prachtige Ethiopische cultuur samenwerken, ondernemen en mooie ervaringen opdoen. Geen dag is hetzelfde, het avontuur is onbetaalbaar. We kijken samen wat er nodig is te zorgen dat je (met of zonder aanhang en gezin) het goed hebt. Huisvesting en een vervoermiddel zijn beschikbaar. We zoeken dus iemand voor een geschatte periode van 3-12 maanden, maar als het alle partijen goed bevalt is verlenging natuurlijk bespreekbaar.

Ons bedrijf is gebouwd op Christelijke normen, waarden en missie. We zoeken iemand die hier achter staat of kan staan.

We zoeken iemand op korte termijn (liefst nog starten in 2021). Op korte termijn zou een week overdracht op locatie in ieder geval wenselijk zijn. Om deze reden kun je reageren t/m 5 november.

Are you interested in becoming a 'Bedrijfsleider in Ethiopië'? 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: Nov 22, 2021
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
MANAGING DIRECTOR IN GHANA , Ghana

Position: Managing Director
Location: Accra, Ghana
Travel: Approximately 50% international
Start Date: TBD

Background
Established in 2011, the Global Shea Alliance (www.globalshea.com) is a non-profit industry association with 450 members from 33 countries including women’s groups, brands and retailers, suppliers, and civil society. Through public private partnerships, the GSA promotes industry sustainability, quality practices and standards, and demand for shea in food and cosmetics.

Position Description:
The managing director leads a dynamic, multidisciplinary team to develop, scale, and execute the association’s agenda. The executive develops the association strategy through multi-stakeholder facilitation, manages implementation of all policies and projects, raises public and private funding to scale activities, oversees finances, and facilitates the governance structure.

Strategy
- Facilitate sustainability and quality working groups to develop member guidelines, standards, implementation models, and best practices.
- Coordinate member and stakeholder feedback on association activities.
- Propose new projects and course corrections at the level of working groups, executive committee, and general assembly.
- Achieve industry consensus of any proposed policy or activity.
- Oversee the development of the GSA sustainability program and related guidelines, implementation criteria, work streams, technical manuals, and research initiatives.
- Oversee the development and implementation of quality standards for shea kernels and butter.
- Launch global promotion working group to develop industry marketing activities.

Operations
- Recruit and manage a 10-person secretariat team based in Accra with specialties in sustainability, monitoring and evaluation, fundraising, partnership development, communications, and finance.
- Develop annual work plans and budgets for approval of executive committee and relevant donors.
- Ensure target completion of funded initiatives including warehouses, cooperative development, health and safety, environmental conservation, parkland management, and tree planting.
- Oversee monitoring and evaluation and best practice development for implemented activities.
- Manage relationships with key donors and private funding partners.
- Ensure compliance with donor contractual requirements.
- Oversee production and high-quality delivery of member and donor reports.
- Coordinate four international conferences and exhibitions in Africa, U.S., and EU to promote the industry and association activities.
- Oversee regular communication via website, newsletters, electronic mailings, and social media.
- Facilitate publication and dissemination of consumer and industry facing articles and videos.
- Oversee individual member advisory services and market linkage activities.
- Implement policy reforms to alleviate trade barriers related to food safety and identity regulations through legal interventions, multinational dialogue, and public private collaboration.
- Oversee implementation of industry research initiatives and publications.
- Represent association at high level industry and government forums.

Expansion
- Lead recruitment of new private members ensuring broad based geographical and stakeholder representation, with a particular focus on membership expansion of large category end-users of shea based products.
- Develop partnerships with existing members to implement existing policies and projects.
- Develop partnerships with public and private donors to raise funding and implement association policies related to sustainability, quality, and promotion.
- Oversee production of technical and cost proposals for new funding opportunities.
- Negotiate and sign contracts with donors.
- Lead growth of internal funds generated related to service provision.

Governance and Financial Management
- Coordinate executive committee activities including bi-annual meetings and finance, membership, and policy subcommittees.
- Ensure member and donor approval of all relevant activities.
- Facilitate the annual general assembly, annual report production, and associating voting processes.
- Authorize daily expenditures and oversee procurement procedures.
- Oversee production of monthly bank reconciliations, cash book production, variance analysis, and executive committee financial reports.
- Oversee and approval all donor financial reporting requirements.
- Oversee annual financial audit and publication of financial statements.

Preferred Qualifications
• Minimum 5 years of experience in a high-level leadership position with industry or civil society, preferably related to natural ingredient supply chains.
• Demonstrated ability to raise significant public and private funding for social and environmental initiatives.
• Demonstrated ability to develop partnerships with industry stakeholders including food and cosmetic brands, ingredient suppliers, women’s groups, and non-profit organizations while ensuring anti-trust compliance and confidentiality of propriety information.
• Proven project management experience to implement large complex initiatives with multiple donors and partners.
• Proficiency with industry, consumer facing, and non-profit related communications.
• Background in multi-stakeholder facilitation.
• Background in non-profit management.
• Experience with rural development and women’s empowerment in Africa.
• Fluent in English.
• Proficient in French.

The motivation should include a brief paragraph outlining specific accomplishments related to relevant qualifications.

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

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Expiring: May 18, 2018
Commercial Manager (Food and Beverage) Ethiopia , Ethiopia

Our client in food processing is looking for an experienced Commercial Manager with experience in the food and beverage manufacturing industry to join their team in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Targets and deliverables
▪ Successful management of marketing, sales, and distribution department (processes and team)
▪ Successful preparation and implementation of annual strategy for marketing, sales, and distribution, driven by data analysis
▪ Realization of revenues as per company targets
▪ Acquisition of market share as per company targets
▪ Acquisition of retail customers (supermarkets, minimarkets, souks, other) as per company targets
▪ Strategic development of distributors
▪ Effective execution of product distribution operations from factory and/or warehouse to customers
▪ Effective execution of sales operations (financial, administrative, and planning)
▪ Effective execution of marketing operations (campaigns, promotions, etc.)
▪ Successful development of a strong consumer brand (branding)
▪ Measuring and reporting of marketing & sales performance
▪ Planning of marketing & sales operations
▪ Effective cooperation with other departments, especially finance (reporting) and production (planning and forecasting)
▪ Successful development of knowledge base regarding market trends and developments, consumers, retailers, distributors, competitors, etc.

Organizational structure

Reporting to: General Manager
Supervision of marketing, sales, and distribution department (growing up to 30 fte), specifically sales executives, sales administrator, and distribution manager

Place of work: Addis Ababa, with trips in and outside of Addis Ababa as required

Requirements Education: minimum BA degree in Business Management, Marketing or Economics (or comparable)

Experience: minimum 5 years of relevant work experience for a private organization in a sales & marketing role in FMCG Sector (e.g., snacks, food, beverages) of which minimum 2 years in a managerial position. Experience in a multinational organization is mandatory. Candidates with specific experience in sales & marketing to retail customers are preferred.

Technical skills: fluent in English (speaking and writing), analytically strong, strong computer skills, strategic thinker, very good planner, structured worker, very strong communications skills.

Social skills: proven leadership skills, able to motivate and drive marketing & sales department, able to convince customers and colleagues, able to adapt and show leadership under challenging circumstances, good networker, serious and hard-working, eager to learn, good feedback mentality, creativity skills, taking responsibility & accountability.

Entrepreneurial skills: proven ability and experience to set up a business (unit), preferably a marketing & sales department, flexible and autonomous leader, leading by example and actively involved in operations.

Are you interested in becoming a Commercial Manager (Food and Beverage) Ethiopia? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Nov 02, 2022
Expansion Project Manager - FMCG , Ethiopia

The Strategic Project Manager Supply chain is responsible for project management on:
Building Ethiopia as an East-Africa production hub
ERP implementation in Supply Chain
Defining the procurement strategy & GP capability building process
Integrating the procurement with the GP processes and making sure the local department is compliant and effective in leveraging global expertise.
Optimising supply chain business processes & way of working
Network analysis & strategy for primary distribution
Planning system of primary distribution

On top, his/her guidance will be needed on:
Assist on project management of raw material localization
Assisting on Supplier network

This role should make sure end to end supply chain is ready for the accelerated growth before it becomes a bottleneck.

 Leading project team of export expansion from Ethiopia
 Investigating import options on other products into Ethiopia
 Deliver upon project objectives, timelines, and governance
 Driving continuous project efficiencies on budget and timing
 Ensuring compliance with standard company rules and regulations
 Any other tasks and deliverables as given by the supervisor/ manager

General
 Leading project team of export expansion from Ethiopia
 Investigating import options on other products into Ethiopia
 Deliver upon project objectives, timelines, and governance
 Driving continuous project efficiencies on budget and timing
 Ensuring compliance with standard company rules and regulations

Capability building and project handover to operations
Early establishment of a capability roadmap to train/assist Supply Chain managers
Raw material supply chain setup
Drive timely and efficient supply chain setup of any new or optimized raw materials in collaboration with procurement
Partner with R&D on potential pipe-line products upon commissioning
Optimization
Analyzing and improving business processes
Inserting the right check and balances into the processes

Job dimensions and KPI’s
Lead strategic Supply Chain projects
Establish supplier network
Develop export network
Establish and execute a capability and onboarding plan
Timely setup and procurement of direct staff for start of commissioning and production
Education: Master or bachelor’s degree in (mechanical) engineering or business studies combined with experience in (food) processing project management, or comparable.
Experience: minimum 5 years of relevant work experience for a private organization in a project management role, preferably in FMCG sector (e.g., food processing, brewery) in an international company, of which minimum 3 years in a supervisor position. Manufacturing experience is preferred (min. 3 years), as this person will be filling the bench for factory /Supply Chain manager position.

 Technical skills: English (speaking, reading, and writing), good communications skills, project management skills, problem solving abilities (UPS), practical and technical thinker, good planner, basic knowledge on food safety, hygiene, HSSE&S.
 Social skills: leadership skills, able to manage and stimulate young managers, able to adapt and show leadership under challenging circumstances, eager to learn, good feedback mentality, results oriented and believing in improvement via continuous improvement, agile to work in a volatile and developing environment

Expiring: Sep 26, 2022

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