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Jr. Operations Manager in Benin and Burkina Faso , Benin

Our client is zooming in on economically viable and sustainable business. They develop activities in Benin and Burkina Faso, 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 an Jr. Operations Manager to replace the current Operations Manager on short notice. This person should be a young professional that is able to manage and motivate the team in the factory, affiliation with Africa and good planning and leadership skills.

Job General:
The processing plant processes the raw nuts to be selected on different qualities for the European fair trade market. The right candidate will become the right hand of the General Manager. The role be seen as a traineeship in production management.

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:
* To oversee and manage operations / production process
* Coordinates and initiates improvements on the quality processes
* Helps and supports the General Manager
* Responsible for operational processes and optimisation and internal controls
* Implement weekly KPI to measure performance

* Junior Manager with 2-3 yrs. of working experience in logistics, planning, production, warehousing
* Fluent in English, good understanding of French preferred

* Must be an adventurous person
* Good communication and people skills
* Enthusiastic, accurate
* Structured in work methodology
* Stress resistant and flexible

Start date is as soon as possible
Contract will be 6 months, option to extend to 1 year
Reporting to the General Manager in Benin or Burkina Faso
Size of team 300 employees indirect

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

Expiring: Sep 29, 2017
Regional Operations and Supply Chain Manager , Uganda

Location: Kampala, Uganda OR Nairobi, Kenya
Reports to: Jibu Chief Operating Officer
Start date: June, 2017
Application Deadline: Friday, June 16th, 2017

About Jibu:
Founded in 2012, Jibu is a top-rated B-Corp pioneering a powerful new model that provides opportunities for entrepreneurs to own businesses that ensure access to basic human necessities in underserved, emerging market communities. Jibu has scaled a network of locally owned, economically independent franchises that provide safe drinking water to their communities while offering life-changing training and employment. Empowered by a belief in the ability of eye-to-eye partnership to unleash latent entrepreneurial talent, Jibu is transforming the challenge of addressing basic human needs into an expansive opportunity that allows thousands of young entrepreneurs to build lasting solutions, one neighborhood at a time.

The company’s ultimate vision is to train, finance, and grow a network of co-invested business owners who will revolutionize the way critical resources participate in emerging markets. For additional information, please visit:

The Position:
Jibu is looking for a business-savvy, motivated problem-solver wishing to commit a minimum of two years to help lead a rapidly growing company to make profit while also making a big social impact. This successful candidate must be experienced as both a hands-on vendor manager and a detail-oriented system-builder that will have the capacity to mature an efficient supply chain, end to end, for our fast-moving consumer goods.

This position requires:
- Street smarts to navigate both formal and informal supply chain components to ensure product quality consistency, highly competitive pricing, and consistent supply
- Creativity and ability to build / design new products
- An energetic self-starter, a proven problem-solver and someone willing to “roll up their sleeves” to do what it takes to get tough jobs done
- Ability to work strategically, creatively, flexibly and persistently to solve gnarly challenges
- Ability to coordinate all of the various team members, vendors, transporters, officials, and others in the supply chain to ensure efficiency
- Ability to organize the purchase, movement, and import of goods from Europe, United States, China, Dubai, E. Africa and elsewhere to build an efficient, cost-effective, end-toend, global supply chain serving Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya and other regions of East Africa.
- Proven interpersonal, relationship and people management skills

The position is based in Kampala, Uganda or Nairobi, Kenya, accountable to Jibu’s Country Directors and will directly report to Jibu’s COO. The Operations and Supply Chain Manager (OSCM) will be operationally focused and responsible for overseeing and managing all aspects of supply chain including procurement, purchasing, vendor management, transport and forwarding, customs brokerage, and inventory management. The majority of efforts will be to proactively identify and overcome supply chain gaps and weaknesses to effectively source cheaper materials, coordinate transport cost effectively and quickly, and, ultimately, ensure that Jibu remains hyper-competitive in product pricing while never being out of stock.

Additionally, the OSCM will be responsible for new product development as Jibu seeks to incorporate new products that meet basic needs in addition to the core product (water.) Finally, the OSCM will be responsible for more broadly supporting needs and plugging gaps and holes across Jibu’s E. Africa operations. Primary responsibilities will vary and require hands-on persistence, long hours, and agility to respond to the challenges/needs that arise day to day.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Procurement
2. New product development
3. Vendor management
4. Negotiation
5. Forwarding and transport
6. Warehouse and inventory management
7. Customs clearing
8. Product quality control
9. Management of staff in relation to supply chain
10. General operations

• Strong for-profit business supply chain management experience
• At least 2 years’ experience working in supply chain in an emerging market context, preferably in sub-Saharan Africa
• Cultural knowledge and experience working or living in a developed market context, preferably in Europe or the United States
• A team player with a sense of adventure wanting to make a difference
• Personality profile: practical, persistent, likeable, resourceful, organizer, likes challenges
• Fluent English language skills.

The successful candidate will earn a highly competitive base salary. Strong performance and/or equity incentives may be additionally offered on the achievement of organizational goals

Are you interested in becoming a Regional Operations and Supply Chain Manager in Uganda? 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: Jul 16, 2017
Human Resources Director in Malawi , Malawi

Into Africa's client is one of only two global independent publicly held leaf tobacco merchants, serving the world's largest cigarette manufacturers. They are based in Lilongwe, Malawi.

To provide leadership in human resources management and development services and advise the company management and its staff on HR policies in support of the company’s corporate strategy.

 Develops and/or updates Human Resources Policies, Procedures and Conditions of Service to meet the needs of the company and Government Legislation;
 Develops/updates Human Resources Plans and procedures aimed at attracting and retaining high quality employees;
 Facilitates the meetings of the Establishment Committee to determine manpower requirements and monitor movement of the establishment in each department;
 Identifies and agrees key human resource initiatives, critical actions, and direction
 Designs and promotes effective implementation of a progressive human resource strategy to enable optimal deployment and utilisation of human capital

 University degree in Human Resource Management
 Membership of Institute of People Management (IPMM)
 5 Years minimum post qualification experience
 3 years’ experience at senior management level
 Knowledge of :
o MS Office
o Labour Law in Malawi
o Management of labour unrest
 Must have strong analytical, reporting and information technology skills
 Negotiation skills
 People management skills

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. The employer will do the recruitment process himself. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but we don’t have any influence on this concerning this job.

Expiring: May 04, 2017
Regional Manager West Africa , Nigeria

Essential Responsibilities:
• Execute West Africa Business Strategy and Growth Plan
• Build strong and loyal relationship with customer base for acquisition and retention
• Develop the annual and monthly sales plan, volume and value wise in consonance with the Africa business plan
• Identify and exploit market opportunities for spikes in sales volumes
• Improve company product basket in the local and regional markets of West Africa
• Lead local sales and operational planning, including product and process innovation
• Ensure deeper market penetration and improved market share
• Continuous development and improvement of stock and sales model to achieve target sales revenues
• Develop and manage the toll packing of soaps in the local focus market
• Ensure employees are engaged and productive in the country offices of Ghana & Nigeria
• Coach local teams and provide leadership on both operational and commercial sides of the business
• Ensure legal compliance in all aspects of the business functionality

• A University Degree or Masters qualification
• Expatriate assignment experience in the Nigeria Market
• Minimum 7 years of relevant experience in sales & distribution role within FMCG

Closing Date April 6, 2017

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. The employer will do the recruitment process himself. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but we don’t have any influence on this concerning this job.

Expiring: Apr 30, 2017
General Admin and Finance Manager , Zambia

Lightfoot Zambia has been running for a decade, on Sugarbush Farm on the outskirts of Lusaka, Zambia. We have steadily grown over the years under the direction of Gillie Lightfoot (founder of Tribal Textiles in the Luangwa Valley). We specialise in leather products, handbags and accessories for the local and export market. Over the last few years we have taken on several commercial and private interior projects and bespoke pieces for hotels and individuals. We are continually evolving.

We are looking for a new General Manager who can wear many hats....they must..
- Be self motivated with experience of leadership in a small businesses.
- Be well organised and a team player.
- Have a happy and positive disposition.
- Be target and goal driven.
- Be able to think on their feet
- Have a passion for working in Africa and building sustainable businesses.

They will be required to...
- Manage the accounts and finances (inlcuding cashflow).
- Oversee the marketing manager and sales team, and have knowledge of international markets.
- Oversee the production manager and wages. Currently employing 20 craftsmen and women.
- Monitor stocks and supplies and create systems to manage this.
- Lead a successful happy team and company.

Lightfoot's workshop and offices are located on a rural farm, with horses grazing in the paddocks, the workshop is a vibrant and creative environment with craftsmen making beautiful artifacts from handbags to furniture. Our General Manager should be able to embrace the challanges of every day life in Africa, understand the dynamics of a small business, and come with energy and enthusiasm.

Compensation details
- salary on application - experience dependant
- Int Flight allowance
- 2 days paid leave a month
- work permit
- bonus on targets
- Start date April - May 2017
- 3 - 5 year max contract

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. The employer will do the recruitment process himself. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but we don’t have any influence on this concerning this job.

Expiring: Feb 27, 2017
Managing Director , Rwanda

Abahizi Dushyigikirane Ltd is a for-profit social enterprise based in Masoro, in Rulindo District. The business was registered in 2013 and began exporting in 2014, producing high-end fashion accessories including handbags and jewelry. The business, which is owned by its artisan-employees, currently works predominantly on production of handbags, and to date has worked exclusively with global fashion brand Kate Spade & Co., based in New York City, but is moving aggressively to grow its customer base.

Managing Director
The Managing Director (MD) will ensure that the Company operates profitably and in an ethical manner in order to fulfill the objectives of is shareholders, customers and staff. The role is a mix of people management, financial management and international customer management that will require a seasoned leader with deep knowledge of the Rwandan business environment.

 Oversee the day-to-day management of Abahizi Rwanda
 Monitor and control Abahizi's performance and finances in accordance with budgets to be created by the Managing Director and approved by the Board of Directors
 Own the process to identify, market to, negotiate with and finalize relationship with additional clients, to include the development of new processes required to support the unique requirements of a new partner
 See that the Board of Directors (and the cooperative that they represent) is kept fully informed on the condition of the company and all important factors relating to its operation, growing both their knowledge of the business and their capacity to oversee such a business
 Establish sound working relationships with community groups, stakeholders and institutions that will be required given the company's presence as a sizable employer in the area
 Be responsible for the recruitment, employment and release of all management personnel
 Support the management team and staff to ensure that all employees are adequately trained to perform their responsibilities and operational tasks, including conducting involved performance management activities
 Manage the team responsible for overseeing production, assisting them to complete their tasks of ensuring that items produced for clients to ensure high quality in accordance with client's quality requirements and standards, and that the products are being produced in a cost efficient and predictable manner
 Maintain official records and documents and ensure compliance with National and District regulations as well as with buyers' standards for partnership with their international vendors
 Oversee all matters related to contracts, and ensuring that the company meets all legal requirements

 Fluency in English is required and preferred in Kinyarwanda
 Exceptional leadership and interpersonal skills
 Demonstrated managerial experience in a business context
 Excellent computer skills with working understanding of Microsoft Office
 Demonstrated competence in financial management
 Clear capacity to market and sell services

Direct Reports: General Manager of Production, Accounting Manager, and Life Skills Manager

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. The employer will do the recruitment process himself. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but we don’t have any influence on this concerning this job.

Expiring: Jan 21, 2017

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