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New Market Development Intern in Kenya , Kenya

Job Title : New Market Development Intern
Location : 80% Nairobi; 20% Kenya (New market development will require some travel)
Company Name: Victory Farms Ltd.
Company Url : http://victoryfarmskenya.com/
Start date : 1 December 2017
Duration : 6 months

Qualifications:
We are looking for a recent university graduate with education in business, sales & marketing to come in and immediately make an impact on the organization. We are rapidly growing and in we therefore have a variety of tasks that need to be performed. In addition to the daily workload, we expect the professional can support in creating processes and supporting other functions, including development of distribution channels.

Ideal candidates will possess:
• Between 22 years and 28 years old
• University level degree with some combination of business, economics, sales & marketing (supply chain elements a plus)
• 0 - 4 years’ experience working in fast moving consumer goods, FMCG, with preference for candidates with some cold chain experience or knowledge
• Capable in MS Word, MS Excel, Google, latest Android OS knowledge, and Apps.
• High energy and positive spirit, will be working alongside range of skill and experience levels as we build a new channel in Kenya (amazingly, fresh fish is not available in most parts of Kenya today)

Job Description:
• Travels to markets and interfaces with potential new customers, existing customers and various channel sales reps. Markets include wet markets, fish and meat markets, slum-based markets, and small town markets
• Will meet with hotel, restaurant, and other premium potential customers (United Nations, government, etc.)
• Able to work with modern web tools to develop new methods of communicating with customers, keeping tabs on their growth and development, etc.
• Works closely with Sales Operations department and Finance department to ensure daily accuracy of records, and helps improve processes and controls on an ongoing basis
• Updates company database by inputting data from field sales, compiling, consolidating, formatting and summarizing information, graphs and presentations and distributing reports.
• Capable of generating marketing and training literature
• Compiling account and competitor analysis
• Expected to spend considerable effort and time training local team on controls, processes, and new market development
• Expected to travel throughout Kenya to new cities, markets, and help develop new distribution strategies, and execute on those pilots and ideas
• Work weeks are expected at 5.5 days per week — of course we will also want you to take some time to enjoy Kenya, too, but the workweek itself is rather intense in Kenya and we have to follow the local market practices since we operate 300 days per year

Compensation:
VF will provide the following in compensation for the role, with associated values:
• Housing, $800 / month (housing unit provided near headquarters in Nairobi)
• Airfare, $1,000 budget for airfare to/from Europe once
• Work permit, $1,500 for 6 months
• Phone and laptop if needed (can also bring your own if you prefer)
• In-country Uber budget, $100 / month (any additional travel to new cities will also be covered by company)
• Living allowance, $500 / month gross pay

About Victory Farms:
Victory Farms is an integrated fish farm established in 2015. VF is building its operation on the Kenyan side of Lake Victoria and distribution capacity throughout Kenya. VF is rapidly expanding its farm operation, fish processing, and sales & marketing capabilities. VF is employing world-class technologies, people and processes to build the leading tilapia farm globally. The Company has the highest standards for performance, execution, culture, and integrity.

VF is the largest aquaculture farm in East Africa and is on track to be the fastest growing aquaculture company in Africa in mid 2018. The company will also likely be among the fastest growing companies in Kenya in 2018. Given this rapid expansion, very capable and thoughtful leaders are required to build the human capital and physical infrastructure to sustain the rapid growth.

Are you interested in becoming a New Market Development Intern in 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: Nov 20, 2017
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

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

Characteristics:
* 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: http://jibuco.com/

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

Qualifications:
• 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.

Compensation:
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.

MAIN PURPOSE OF THE ROLE
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.

KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
 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

JOB REQUIREMENTS
 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

Qualifications:
• 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

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