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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 24, 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 19, 2019
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 23, 2019
Technical Manager in Ethiopia , Ethiopia

Our client is a global feed company with business units in Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America. Their business unit in Ethiopia is rapidly growing. They are going to expand our production capacity on the short term. In this position you are the local contact for our company's engineers and together with them and your local Ethiopian team you are responsible for the implementation of a project locally and to make sure our factory runs in the best possible way in order to deliver the right quality of feed to our customers in Ethiopia.

What does our client expect from a Technical Manager?
You negotiate with local contractors and you finalize contracts with them for the installation and civil work in the company's factory in order realize the expansion project as soon and smooth as possible. You are also the first responsible for curative and preventive maintenance. In close cooperation with the local production manager and together with your team of electricians and mechanics, you are responsible for planning, designing and executing preventive maintenance programs as well as trouble shooting and curative maintenance. One of your aims is to make the mechanics and electricians become better in their job by being more effective and efficient. Together with the company's engineers from the global technical department, you discuss about the scope of the project, product specifications, the implementation process etc. You will implement maintenance software with guidance and support from the company's global technical support team. You will make downtime visible and will minimize this downtime.

What does our client expect from a Technical Manager?
You have completed a relevant education in electro mechanics or mechanics or have experience in these fields. You have at least 2 years of experience in a technical / maintenance role, preferably within a manufacturing company. You have the ability to convince others and to adapt your professional approach to the local circumstances. Preferably you have project management skills and proven experience in leading technical projects. You are fluent in English, both orally and written. You consider it as a challenge to develop and motivate people within the Ethiopian culture in their job and you are not afraid to get your hands dirty.
You have the following personal characteristics: analytical, hands-on, decisive, energetic, honest, results-oriented and problem-solving. You are willing to live in Ethiopia for at least the next three years.

What does our client offer a Technical Manager?
You will work in an international environment where you will be able to develop yourself, both personally and professionally. Our client offers you a full time job with an attractive compensations and benefits package.

Are you interested in becoming a Technical Manager in Ethiopia and working in an international environment? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Dec 11, 2018
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
Business IT Manager in South Africa , South Africa

For our client, who is a food producing company, we are recruiting a Business IT Manager for South Africa and Zambia.

Key Performance areas:

IT Strategy:
• Contributes to IT Strategy
• Contributes to the definition of the IT structures like organization, application landscape, processes (ITIL and policies)
• Takes the lead in and organizes IT Strategy Progress meeting with Management or has update meetings with the operating company Management.

Industrial IT:
• Provide and deliver local and central support and training on the industrial IT applications and infrastructure
• Deliver the Industrial IT solutions to the operating company through implementation projects
• Contribute in defining requirements and demands in the Industrial IT area together with the relevant global team and R&D
• Collaborate with local automation system vendors for IT related tasks (Industrial Network, Thin clients, Operator Station .etc.)

Planning and Budget Control:
• Accountable of the IT budget of the operating company and takes corrective actions when necessary and ensures adequate reporting within Corporate and guidelines, to ensure that the operating company delivers its budget and meets KPI objectives
• Provides input for the quarterly roadmap
• Responsible for IT purchase

IT Management:
• Ensures the operating company specific applications are managed (Service Level Management)
• Manage inventory of Business IT requirements in the local organization in close contact with business peers ensuring that prioritized requirements are mapped and execution is secured locally or in conjunction with Global IT synergy
• Coordinate with IT-related external vendors & suppliers
• Defines the IT requirements in the operating company
• Implements the company's IT projects, processes (ITIL) and process related policies
• Coordinates with IT support team to provide support for colleagues on daily basis
• Provide local support and training on IT applications
• Responsible for Network infrastructure
• Maintains ERP system operation (M3 is a plus)

Risk, Security & Compliance:
• Identifies, assesses, manages and controls risks when performing business activities
• Implements & coordinates RSC activities within the organization
• Embed risk and control systems

Program / Project Management:
• Accountable for the operating company IT program
• Monitors the performance of projects/programs and benefits evaluation
• Responsible for commercial IT projects ( Microsoft CRM, Business Intelligence, Business Web applications, mobile Appetc)

Minimum requirements:
• Degree / Professional qualifications in IT
• Experience in IT at managerial position (both manufacturing and commercial environment would be advantageous
• Deep understanding of both business process and system (M3) logic be able to link them together in a professional way. Accounting knowledge is a plus.
• Project management and change management ability/potential
• Networks and General knowledge of IT
• Ability to travel

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

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

Expiring: Dec 12, 2018
Reliability Manager , Ghana

The person will be responsible for achieving plant reliability objectives. These will include implementation of programs as RCM, PdM, PM and asset management program.

Responsibilities
Asset reliability:
• Implementation of RCM program.
• Increase the use of analytical technologies in order to extend predictive maintenance program.
• Analyze equipment for bad actors and facilitate solutions

Asset management program:
• Implementation/review of Asset Criticality
• Review PM and PdM basis criticality.
• Asset monitoring according priority and criticality
Organize and implement energy consumption monitoring program and develop proposals for savings. Including structured program to identify leakage of water and compressed air

Spare parts inventory:
• Identification of critical spares
• Advise on re-order point and –quantity.
• Advise on measures to maintain spares in good condition during their shelve life.

Supervision during works by companies staff and contractors:
Focus on execution according:
• Cargill standards including EHS Quality and Food Safety standards
• Contractor requirements

Execution of maintenance program:
• Cooperate with planner in order to set the right priorities
• Evaluation of performed jobs to identify effectiveness/results.
• Permanent evaluation of pro-active work (PM and PdM) in order to fine tune maintenance program.

Required background
• B.Sc. in mechanical, electrical, or other relevant engineering field.
• Proven experience in operation and or maintenance utilities installations and related equipment
• Demonstrated ability to supervise junior staff and local contractors

Skills required
• Experience in using computerized maintenance programs
• Advanced computer skills (MS Word, Excel, Project, Maximo, Autocad)
• Demonstrated ability to solve complex technical problems using formal techniques to evaluate systems, equipment, and failures
• Strong skills in human relations: many relations to be built, on a non-hierarchical basis.
• Performing duties other than the ones relative to Reliability Engineer when requested
• Strong oral and written communication skills
• Strong and proven experience with Utilities related equipment as air compressors, refrigeration plant, boiler house and steam distribution, generators
• “Hands-on” mentality
• Experience in use of predictive maintenance technologies, such as infra-red, vibration monitoring, ultra sound

Expiring: Nov 10, 2018
Sourcing Manager , Ghana

For a multinational company that is expanding their business, we are recruiting a Sourcing Manager. This person will be responsible for all sourcing activities within all the districts under the manager’s jurisdiction.


The main activities include: oversight of sourcing transaction processes and inventory/sourcing records, local sourcing support and planning, supplier events and relationships development, sourcing strategies, as well as talent, resource and budget management.

• Preparation and presentation of budget and periodic financial report to directors and other stakeholders and offer professional advice when needed
• Monitoring and interpreting cash flows and predicting future trends
• Conducting reviews and evaluations for cost-reduction opportunities.
• Forecast purchase volume for the season and provide same information for budget preparation.
• Prepare weekly management report (Returns) detailing cash disbursement, and total stocks purchased within the districts under the managers control.
• Assign target to direct report based on forecasts and compare the actual against budget
• Maintain system to measure the performance and to coach and develop high performing team
• Organize, coordinate and have general oversight of all the activities of the District Sourcing Leads and ensure that resources sent to the districts are used for its intended purpose.
• Enforce the safety, food safety, equipment safety, fire protection, security rules and takes all necessary actions to maintain a safe, food safe, secured environment.

Required background
- B.Sc. Economics or Marketing or Bachelor of Commerce, Masters degree will be an advantage
- Significant experience in commercials or sourcing

Required skills
• Budget management
• Negotiating skills
• Numeracy skills
• Influencing skills
• Good communication skills
• Commercial skills
• Calm under pressure
• Assertive
• Tenacious

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

Expiring: Nov 10, 2018

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