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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
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: Dec 01, 2018
Engineering Project Manager in Mozambique , Mozambique

MAIN PURPOSE OF ROLE AND GENERAL ROLE EXPECTATIONS
The primary purpose of the role is to support the growth and development of existing and new Foods businesses in Africa. The position will involve the following functions:
(1) Planning and execution of projects in Mozambique in the poultry and food business.
(2) Provide leadership to the building and construction team

LOCATION
Mozambique, Nampula

ORGANISATIONAL STRUCTURE
The position will report directly to the overall project manager in Mozambique with dotted line to the corporate senior project manager.

MISSION AND VISION
The purpose of the organisation is to see God glorified as people are joyfully developing their fullest potential. Their specific focus is in developing profitable and sustainable agro-industrial production chains to release the potential of workers, small scale and emerging farmers and other partners.

REQUIRED MINIMUM EDUCATION/TRAINING
- Electrical or mechanical engineer master’s degree with additional education in food processing
- English speaker and Portuguese highly preferred

REQUIRED MINIMUM WORK EXPERIENCE
- Minimum of 5 years’ experience in engineering project, preferably in the poultry and/or food production sector

TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE / COMPETENCIES
• Strong in project management
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills (writing, speaking)
• Mechanical and hygienic engineering knowledge
• Food processing and food equipment knowledge
• International Standards on Environmental, Quality Systems and Hygienic Engineering
• Ability to implement, to sustain and improve, and to ensure compliance with people safety and food safety regulations.
• Strong proficiency in Microsoft applications Excel, PowerPoint and Word
• Problem solving and crisis management
• Negotiation
• Strategic thinker
• Building partnerships
• Financial skill sets

BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES
Leadership, management for results and impact, Pro-active, Reliable, Innovative and Critical Thinker

DESCRIPTION OF TASKS
Planning and execution of (mainly poultry) projects in Mozambique
Design phase:
• Ensure that all assets are well designed (i.e. plant layout, equipment selection etc.) and fit the business purpose through applying new technologies, proven principles, thorough design reviews and basic science.
• Support all Value Engineering Analysis (VEA) studies.
• Ensure that the design is directed towards a low cost, highly efficient and flexible operation.
• Plan projects: make sure timing and costs are planned realistically
• Apply TPM principles in all projects
• Identify competitive equipment/services suppliers.
Implementation phase
• Engage necessary external contractors to execute projects.
• Ensure safe work sites at all times and installations that are easy to operate, clean and maintain as well as guaranteeing after commissioning the safe, consistent manufacture/distribution of quality products.
• Ensure that when working with external engineering services, contractors, suppliers etc. that the scope, deliverables, performance and milestones are clearly detailed and agreed up front.
• Ensure that a progress report is prepared for all projects on a monthly basis.

Provide leadership to the building and construction team
• Coach the team
• Set targets and standards
• Supervises the outcome of the work
• Gives feedback to team

Start-up / close out phase (commissioning/final report)
• Ensure that the project scope is achieved within the agreed cost and timing.
• Ensure that the operators, mechanics, electricians etc. are effectively trained and that the transfer of the equipment to the client is both smooth and efficient. This includes all the supporting documentation that will be required by the client to operate and maintain the plant. e.g. operating instructions, equipment manuals, plant layouts, maintenance instructions, spare parts listing etc.
• Manage the allocation of all expenditures to clearly defined assets and the entry into the assets register.
• Complete the project file and ensure that it is handed over to the client.
• Complete a final report on all projects and ensure that this is circulated to the key stakeholders.

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

Expiring: May 25, 2018
Managing Director Argentina , Argentina

Our client grows fruit around the globe. For their operations in Argentina we are looking for a dynamic Managing Director. The company was recently restructured and the Managing Director needs to show leadership in developing the company while reducing the cost structure.

Features:
Job type: permanent, full-time, with trial period
Salary: competitive, including bonus
Location: Argentina
Production: about 500ha of fruit

Roles & Responsibilities:
The Managing Director will be responsible for the general performance of the operations, which include leading the entire operations and finance teams, driving profitability, relating with external stakeholders (banks, unions, etc.), and developing commercial strategy. Specific areas of responsibility include:

Overseeing all company operations
• Optimizing sales and marketing of the products
• Developing regenerative agricultural practices and innovative thinking in operations with resources at hand
• Operating efficient post-harvest flow, with optimal packhouse management and effective quality control
• Leading in the implementation of best agricultural practices, from land preparation through planting and harvesting
• Optimizing cost aggressively, in compliance with the spending thresholds and policies set by the Group

Building and maintaining an effective and committed team at all levels
• Making sure a succession plan is in place at any time for senior functions in the company, including MD
• Creating an attitude of continuous improvement, with an open and communicative climate
• Setting targets, evaluating performance and rewarding of team members
• Preparing the team to operate under tight financial constraints and deliver objectives set by the company
• Communicating mission, values and strategy
• Assigning responsibilities and key roles, handling underperforming people, and developing talent

Overseeing the finance and admin operations, according to objectives set by the company
• Making a 5-year forecast operating and financial model, with key focus on cash returned to the company and delivery of regenerative objectives
• Overseeing the finance functions with budget planning, cash management, IFRS reporting, and addressing the financing needs of the company through organic funding
• Legal responsibility to the extent required from a company director
• Risk mitigation actions, compliance with health and safety requirements
• Reporting of cash position on weekly basis, of performance on monthly basis

The Managing Director will report to the companies Executive Committee.

Skills, Qualifications & Attitude
We are looking for a team player, confident and happy to work hard to accomplish a purposeful goal.

The following skills are the most important:
- Ability to successfully manage crises, contingencies, tight cash situations and execute change management plans
- 5-15 years of relevant experience in a farm management position
- Business education with good command of finance
- Proven track-record of expatriate experiences of minimum 2 years in other cultural environment than his/her
- Interest in themes such as sustainability, resource efficiency, regenerative or circular business models
- Solid managerial skills, with ability to manage an extensive team including white- and bluecollar employees
- Willingness to live in remote location
- Entrepreneurial and hands-on attitude. Boots in the field.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Proven natural authority and leadership skills with communicative drive
- Open mindset with keen interest in innovation
- Good knowledge of Spanish and English
- Good understanding of the wider agribusiness/ food & drink/ retail sectors
- Ambition to meaningfully grow the business
- Strong values of integrity and honesty

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

Expiring: Apr 23, 2018
Sourcing and Logistics Manager in Burkina Faso , Burkina Faso

Would you like to work in an exciting and challenging environment? Would you like to be part of a growing global organization with focus on delivering growth through customer co-development supported with integrated solutions? Would you like to work in West Africa with base in Burkina Faso?

AAK offers you a stimulating and flexible position with excellent opportunities and possibilities for further development.

In order to support AAK’s fast development in West Africa we are extending our organization and are therefore looking for a Sourcing & Logistics Manager.


Responsibilities

As Sourcing & Logistics Manager for AAK in Burkina Faso, your goal is to purchase the right quantity of shea kernels with the best possible quality at the right price.

The work primarily involves managing and developing relationships with suppliers. Our suppliers range from businessmen/women to groups of women and traditional traders, who trade in various commodities.

The role as Sourcing & Logistics Manager in West Africa for AAK means that you will be very much involved in almost everything at the sourcing operations, including finance, quality follow-up, maintenance, logistics and personnel matters.

The work is extremely varied and challenging due to the business environment, where you never know which obstacles you will meet.

You will be working in a team of mixed nationalities including local employees’ as well as expatriates’ from various countries.


Desired Skills and Experience

To succeed in this job you must be hard working, dedicated, proactive and possess a high degree of drive. You are a generalist rather than a specialist. It is of importance to be a “doer”, to see the problems and solve them on an overall as well as a detailed level.

You will be working with many different people and personalities, why it is of outmost importance to be diplomatic, persistent and comfortable in building stable and trustworthy business relations with internal as well as external stakeholders.

You are diplomatic in your approach and come across as a flexible partner, but you should be able and willing to take the tough decisions- You should be a leader of nature and enjoy developing your teams as well as colleagues.

Even though you will be working in a traditional sourcing system, we need an individual, who can think outside the box and establish how we succeed in the market place tomorrow.

Having an interest and understanding of other cultures is vital for success in our multi-cultural organization in West Africa.


Formal qualifications
- Previous work experience in a similar role is essential.
- Relevant business and/or logistics experience from previous employment.
- A degree in economics, business administration, procurement, sourcing or similar would be beneficial.
- Being able to communicate in both oral and written English and French.
- Experience from the food/agro industry is an advantage, but not essential.
- Having lived and worked in Africa is an advantage.

If you are the right person for the job, you can expect a position which generates continuous personal development as well as working in an expanding organization generating a lot of energy. If this matches your interest, please submit your application with relevant enclosures (CV/qualification certificates and motivational letter) in English.

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

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Feb 19, 2018
Sales Manager Nigeria , Nigeria

Our client is a large distributor of food commodities that is expanding into the West African market. They are looking for an independent and self-motivated person to become their Sales Manager in Nigeria.

Objective:
• Secure continuity and expansion of the company’s position on the Nigerian market linked to the annual business and the companies long term plan for Africa and more specifically Nigeria
• Acquire new customers -in close cooperation with the local distributors/agents- and grow our business with existing customers
• Scout opportunities with larger customers and (international) chains like hotels, restaurants, retail, convenience
• Launch new products -together with the distributor/agent- on the market, support and promote the products and brands and scout opportunities in the market for new concepts and products
• Build local networks
• Make optimal use of assigned marketing budgets for brand communication and visibility in the market
• Support our distributor’s/agents in the market regarding logistic affairs, managing information and communication to and from the head office in Europe
• Support the Area Manager Africa on a day to day base in the local market and report on a weekly basis e.g. results, opportunities.
• Competences: can convince and influence, relation/network manager, entrepreneurial, commercial and promotional skills
• Price and trade term negotiation is NOT the responsibility of the sales manager
• Activation, Initiation and out roll promotions

What we are looking for:
• Local employee - Nigerian based an National
• ‘Neutral’ attitude and background with respect to religion, tribes, politics.
• International attitude - with respect for being able to work locally for a European company
• Should have experience in FMCG sales and business development, preferably for a larger company
• Somebody that can work around and be accepted by the local distributors and agents
• Should have sales/promotion/market execution experience and a sales/customer network in the Nigerian market
• Should have experience with working with agents/distributors
• Next to local language(s)/dialect(s) should be sufficient in English (both written and oral), French is a nice extra.

What is on offer:
• One-year contract, with possible extension
• Standalone job with loads of traveling
• Competitive package

Expiring: Jan 26, 2018

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