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General Manager in Benin (couple) agro processing , Benin

Our client is zooming in on economically viable and sustainable business. They develop activities in Benin, limited to the local cashew processing industry. Chain development has the priority, with strong focus on food crop production and processing. The farm has a capacity to process 1500 ton of biological, fair trade and conventional cashew nut kernels and they have about 300 employees processing these nuts. The processed nuts are for the export market.

For this factory we are looking for a General Manager (couple) to replace the current General Manager (couple) per December 2017 or earlier. This person should be a senior manager, with an affiliation with Africa and good leadership-, coaching, communicative skills (intercultural) and good financial insight.

Job General:
For the daily running of the operation we are recruiting a General Manager (couple) for the plant in Benin. The purpose of the job is to ensure the future of the company and to make sure it is profitable, with a focus on finance and purchasing processes.

The position is part of the aspiration to become good performing in product buying, productivity, lean and profitable organisation and to fulfil the mission & vision of the company.

Main responsibilities:
* Oversees and manage operations of all accounting and purchasing operations
* Coordinate and direct the preparation of the budget and financial reports and forecasts
* Responsible for business processes and optimisation and internal controls
* Strategy formulation and implementation and development of business plan Coach the management team on finance, acquisition and sales
* Help, support and coach the managers in achieving the companies goals
* Develop and document business processes and policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls
* Identified key deliverables and implement weekly KPI to measure performance
* Make financial rapports for the manager and shareholders, as well as for international banks and other stakeholders.
forecasting levels of demand for services and products to meet the business needs and keeping a constant check on stock level

Requirements:
* Senior Manager with 5+ years of experience in a management role, with a strong focus on finance
* Thorough knowledge of financial principles and procedures, such as making budgets, financial reports and cash flows.
* Experience in working in (West) Africa
* Fluent in English, good understanding of French preferred
* Option for partner to join the company as an Operations Manager

Characteristics:
* Must be a visionary and lead by the example
* Should be a customer-oriented and result-driven person
* Good communication skills
* Enthusiastic, accurate
* Structured in work methodology
* Stress resistant and flexible
* Responsible

Reporting to Head Office in The Netherlands
Size of team 4 direct, 300 employees indirect

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

Expiring: Sep 01, 2017
Sales Strategy and Coordination Manager in Ghana , Ghana

Sales Strategy and Coordination Manager role
The company we recruit for delivers Pay-As-You-Go asset-based financing to consumers who lack both access to reliable electricity and formal banking services. The anchor product is a basic solar home system that includes three lights, a phone charger, and a radio, allows consumers living on $5-10 per day to access clean light for working and studying after hours, avoid harmful air pollution from kerosene based lighting solutions, and also build credit for additional products and services over time.

The Position
For the next phase of growth we are looking at transforming the direct sales channel strategy and execution capabilities whilst creating new indirect channels. We require an experienced sales manager to lead this efforts that will bridge energy poverty and financial inclusion for hundreds of thousands of people across Ghana.

Key responsibilities include:
- Make sales strategies and implement them to help achieve sales targets in coordination with field sales manager
- Hit monthly sales targets by providing necessary supports such as budgeting, planning, resolving personal issues and logistics to sales people
- Manage and reinforce several teams (administration, training and sales support) to give better supports to field sales agents
- Coordinate with finance department on all payment and budget related issues
- Conduct a series of quantitative analyses on sales performance to capture sales trends and pain points on a SC level as additional KPIs and share them with field sales team
- Prepare budgets and track expenses to manage costs
- Organize and lead monthly sales meeting where sales performance review, sales targets, strategies and new initiatives are shared among the management and area sales managers
- Set appropriate incentives and KPIs both for SSC staff member and field sales agents
- Collaborate with repayment team to help achieve higher repayment rate by customers
- Report to head of sales

The successful candidate must have:
- An experience of 3+ years in managing role in sales / strategy in telco, FMCG, fast-paced start-up, or top consulting firm.
- Demonstrable achievements in building and managing with several functions
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of cultures in a diverse community
- Strong leadership skills, including ability to foster a cooperative work environment amongst the functional heads.
- Result-oriented mindset and extremely high motivation for making things happen
- Work experience in West Africa and speaking Ghanaian local languages are a plus.

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

Expiring: Aug 03, 2017
Country Based Project Manager in Côte d'Ivoire , Ivory Coast

Our client, a leading industrial food processor, requires the services of a suitably qualified, well-motivated and results driven Project Manager in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire.

The candidate will be working directly with and reporting to the Senior Strategic Project Manager with regards the execution of specific tasks and information gathering required to evaluate and develop business cases for the foods processing business opportunities that have been (or potentially will still to be identified) in Cote d’ivoire.

As the Cote d’Ivoire Project Manager, the position will encompass:
(1) Being an on-the-ground resource and source of support for research, analysis and conducting fact finding verifications or validations;
(2) Being a source of contact for important strategic in country stakeholders (e.g. National Government, local government and community leaders as well as potential suppliers and clients);
(3) Manage, plan, organize and control various short to medium term initiatives in support of specific business case development requirements;

Major Responsibiliites
Core Accountabilities
• Business Case Evaluation - Conduct in depth research and validation of key business case drivers that have been identified for a particular business case
• Business Management - Provide on the ground support to key strategic and operational initiatives at various business opportunities
• Stakeholder Management - Building and maintain strong relationships with key strategic partners in country
• Project Management - During the business launch phase; plan, coordinate, control and implement the project management activities in order to meet the contract milestones and objectives. Manage in-country activities to ensure effective launch of new business and opportunity
• Reporting - Regular reporting to the Senior Strategic Project Manager on progress, challenges, additional support required

Qualitifications / Knowledge
Essential
• Postgraduate Degree (preference for Commerce and Agriculture)
• Microsoft Office includes( MS Word, MS Excel, MS Projects, MS Power Point and MS Outlook);
• Knowledge of Cote d’Ivoire Agriculture and Industrial sectors
Desirable
• Project Management qualification
• Supply and Value chain qualificatons
• General Business Management
• Local and regional economic and politics
• Well connected with established networks

Experience
Essential
• At least 3 years commercial experience
• At least 2 years FSCM or FMCG or Agriculture
Desirable
• Farming and Food processing
• HACCP exposure

Skills
Essential
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Excellent communication skills
• Report writing skill
• Well versed in English and French (Verbal and written)
• Meticulous attention to detail
• Well organised with time management capabilities
• Logical reasoning capabilities and problem solver
• Scheduling and planning abilities
Desirabel
• Ability to manage multiple work streams

Personal Atributes
Essential
• Confident and Motivated
• Self-sufficient and Independent
• Well organized, self starter
• Passionate about Africa and food
Desirable
• Entrepreneurial tendancies

Other requirements
Essential
• Native Cote d’Ivoirian or international candidate that has been based there for the past > 3 years at least
• Own a reliable vehicle
• Based in Abidjan
Desirable
• Some International exposure

The fixed term contract will be for 6-months, with an option to extend to a Permanent Role, depending on the outcome of the business case development and performance of the candidate.
Compensation will vary based on experience, expected to be between 9 000 000 and 15 000 000 CFA for the full 6 months.
All expenses associated with travel outside of Abidjan will be reimbursed, provided pre-travel approval and presentation of full receipts.

Expiring: May 12, 2017
Head of Production , Togo

Location: Chamba / Lome - Togo
Reporting to: Managing Director/Director General
Size of team 4 direct, 800 employees indirect reports
Startdate: Asap


Our client is zooming in on economically viable and sustainable business. They develop activities in Togo food crop production and processing. The client has two factories in Togo. The factories combined have a processing capacity of over 5000 tons of Raw Cashew Nuts per year. In 2016 – the factories processed roughly 2000 tons of RCN. t There are about 800 employees processing these nuts. The processed nuts are for the export market.

We are looking for a head of production to have oversight on both factories. This person should be a senior manager, with an affiliation with Africa and good leadership-, coaching, communicative skills (intercultural) and good financial insight. It is critical that this leader has lean manufacturing experience to establish and reinforce best practices at our client.

Job General:
For the daily running of the operation we are recruiting a Head of Production for the plants in Togo. The purpose of the job is to ensure the future of the company and to make sure it is profitable, with a focus on productivity and quality. Our client has over 10 years of experience in processing Cashew Nuts and has grow organically from processing 40 Tons/Year in 2005 to 2000 tons/Year in 2016. However, the company now has ambition to grow to 5000-10000 Tons processed per year – and the leadership of the company believes that an experienced Lean Manufacturing Leader is required to take the company to the next level.

The company wants to be best in class in RCN purchasing, processing, in CNSL processing – not just with conventional kernels but also in the fair trade and organic markets.

Main responsibilities:
• Oversees and manage all operations of production.
• Identify opportunities for continuous improvement in processing.
• Puts in place Lean Manufacturing best practices in both factories in Tchamba and Blitta.
• Coordinates and directs the preparation of the budget and financial reports and forecasts
• Responsible for business processes and optimisation and internal controls
• Strategy formulation and implementation and development of business plan
• Coach the management team on production plans
• Help, support and coach the managers in achieving the company’s goals
• Develop and document business processes and policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls
• Identify key deliverables and implement weekly KPI to measure performance
• Make financial and production reports for the managing director and shareholders, as well as for international banks and other stakeholders.
• Forecasting levels of demand for services and products to meet the business needs and keeping a constant check on stock level

Requirements:
• Senior Manager with 10+ years of experience in a management role, with a strong focus on operations
• Some knowledge of financial principles and procedures, such as making budgets and financial reporting.
• Experience in working in (West) Africa
• Industrial background, process management
• Good understanding of the English and French language written and spoken

Characteristics:
• Must be a visionary and lead by example
• Should be a customer-oriented and result-driven person
• Good communication skills
• Enthusiastic, accurate
• Structured in work methodology
• Stress resistant and flexible
• Responsible

Package offered
• € 40.000 nett per annum
• Vehicle, Housing, International Insurance
• Performance based bonus of € 5.000

Expiring: May 12, 2017
Business Consultant Southern and Eastern Africa , Angola

Tampico Beverages, a growing multi-national company with corporate offices in Chicago, has an immediate opportunity for Business Consultant-Southern and Eastern Africa

ABOUT US: Bottling Irresistible
Besides being one of the top selling brands of Refrigerated Juice Drinks available in groceries across America and around the world, we are a team of dedicated people focused on bringing our consumers the best tasting, highest quality products at the best value. Please visit our website at www.tampico.com for more information.

Our employees are some of the best and brightest individuals in the food and beverage industry!

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Business Consultant Southern and Eastern Africa is responsible for creating and leading strategies for the company’s business in the assigned territory and managing existing business and new markets. This position will focus on accelerating volume growth and market share through the creation and implementation of sales and marketing initiatives. The Business Consultant will directly manage relationships with Board of Directors, CEO’s, General Managers and Brand Managers of bottlers, licensees including their distributors, Wholesalers, Key accounts operating in the assigned region. This position will report to the International Sales Director of Africa & Middle East.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Manage strategic partnerships/relations with our bottlers/licensees and their distributors, Key accounts, Wholesalers and work closely with the licensee to expand distribution and reach through an Advantaged Route-To-Market
• Negotiate and establish annual performance criteria including volume and distribution goals, retail pricing, and sales and marketing initiatives with each bottler in the assigned region
• Develop long term strategic objectives, including planning accurate forecasts and focusing on executing value driving initiatives, particularly at retail
• Lead and coordinate with the bottlers, the development of new packaging, distribution routes, flavor extensions and other innovative initiatives that will strengthen the brand’s market presence and increase volume and market share growth
• Analyze national market data reports (Nielson/Euromonitor) and the competitive set to assist the bottlers in setting retail pricing and develop sales and marketing plans to stay competitive in market
• Manage sales promotional budget and work with the Marketing Department to establish a marketing budget for the region
• Coordinate with the bottler’s sales and marketing teams to develop action plans designed to achieve the company’s volume and market share objectives in the different trade channels

QUALIFICATIONS:
• 3-5 years’ experience in the FMCG, specially food and beverage industry, Direct Store Delivery (DSD), Sales and Business development in Eastern and Southern Africa Region
• Bachelors Degree Required; Master’s Preferred
• Advanced Microsoft Office Experience
• Excellent communication and presentation skills
• Excellent organizational and time management skills
• Ability to work independently
• Financial and analytical abilities
• Broad understanding and ability to interpret syndicated data (Nielsen, IRI, CCR)
• Bilingual in English and French / English and Portuguese
• Ability to travel 50% of time
• Must currently reside in Kenya or Angola

Are you interested in becoming a Business Consultant Southern and Eastern 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.

Expiring: May 16, 2019
Business Consultant Africa , Ivory Coast

ABOUT US: Bottling Irresistible
Besides being one of the top selling brands of Refrigerated Juice Drinks available in groceries across America and around the world, we are a team of dedicated people focused on bringing our consumers the best tasting, highest quality products at the best value. Please visit our website at www.tampico.com for more information.

Our team are some of the best and brightest individuals in the food and beverage industry!

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Business Consultant, Africa, leads the strategy to identify, expand and prioritize volume development opportunities within assigned international market. They are responsible to achieve or exceed the budgeted sales plan, including the development of new markets in Africa. The Business Consultant provides team leadership for the Africa team to ensure the team’s quarterly and annual sales targets and new market openings are consistently met. This role initiates and develops effective relationships with key customers to maximize growth and market share and partners with customers to identify category and trend opportunities for increasing sales. This position reports to the VP of International Sales.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Manage sales promotional budget for assigned international business segment
• Direct and develop sales team with timely feedback to modify and improve performance standards ensuring the delivery of monthly volume targets
• Provide weekly reports on the status of international sales volume, sales performance and various solutions to pending challenges in the market
• Work with the regional managers in the development of new markets in Africa and continuously assess performance of current partners
• Create key performance indicators, while tracking and focusing on value drivers (distribution, displays, flavors, and package development)
• Coordinate with Marketing and Strategy departments to understand key market dynamics through Nielsen/Syndicated data and custom research. Initiate, establish and develop key retail and customer relationships to maximize growth and market share
• Collaborate with internal Legal resources to ensure accurate and timely revisions of rolling contracts and negotiation of new contracts
• Attend and support the planning of periodic (quarterly) sales meetings to create and communicate plan goals for the upcoming year with international sales team

QUALIFICATIONS:
• 7-10 years’ experience in leading a sales or marketing team in Africa’s markets for consumer products or beverages with a thorough understanding of market drivers for consumable products
• Bachelor’s Degree-Required; Master’s Preferred
• Sales leadership experience in coaching an international sales team
• Excellent communication skills, including presentation and training ability
• Ability to work with different levels of management within the organization
• Financial and analytical abilities managing sales metrics, promotional budgets
• Self-starter and able to work independently
• Results oriented, attention to detail with a sense of urgency
• Bilingual – English/French (Written and verbal fluency in French and English)
• Ability to travel 50% of the time locally and quarterly international travel
• Advanced Microsoft Office Experience
• Must currently reside in one of the following countries: France, Spain, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, or Kenya

NOTE: Relocation is not provided for this position.

Are you interested in becoming a Business Consultant Africa in Ivory Coast, Nigeria or Kenya? 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 28, 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 10, 2019

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