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Business Manager - Accra, Ghana , Ghana

Job Title: Business Manager
Reports to: Country Director, Ghana
Location: Accra, Ghana

Role summary:
Our client is looking for a driven and passionate individual, who has a proven track record of creating businesses from scratch. Working within an agreed business timeline, the individual will work to develop a deep understanding of their trucking business in Ghana and update/ develop and/or build on a business strategy for the organisation.

You will be required to identify the success and sticking points for all stakeholders which will result in the successful adoption of an e-logistics platform. A team player who can work with both internal and external stake holders to supervise the development of the required platform to successfully initiate operations.

Functions include but are not limited to, providing strategic direction, managing stakeholders, optimizing operating costs, budget, and plan marketing with high ROI, expand client and trucking base. Lead, supervise and energize the team to achieve its goals and objectives. Provide and support creative and innovative ideas for sustainable business growth.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

Strategy development:
• Identify key success factors and test the hypothesis for the same
• Identify stake holders
• Identify the route to market

Operations Management:
• Build systems and procedures to ensure business growth
• Identify, analyse, and implement key success factors to ensure operational effectiveness
• Prepare and implement an SOP for business activities
• Build a cost efficient and robust back-office team to sustain the business
• Oversee software development and implementation thereof to ensure all business needs are met
• Lead change management while integrating new systems with legacy business operations

Business Development:
• Identify and onboard clients and create tailor made solutions
• Create a benefits plan for truck owners and operators
• Create a supplier benefits plan
• Market analysis and and competitor analysis to build business strategies and identify opportunities
• Establish CAPEX needs and submit proposal to encourage growth of the business

People Management & Development:
• Motivate and coach team members; ensure efficient teamwork and coordination of activities
• Maintain an alignment of individual goals and targets for each team member
• Ensure ongoing learning to improve skills through training and workshops
• Responsible for building the cultural framework to ensure business success
• Create, implement, develop, and enforce the code of conduct, related policies and Health and Safety rules
• Perform job evaluation of existing and new roles that supports business growth and sustainability
• Performance management and development of team based on agreed goals

Business and Financial Reports:
• Prepare and execute business budget and forecasts
• Create, develop, and enforce action plans to follow financial constraints
• Prepare and attend monthly review meetings
• Provide regular data for Financial Reports

Experience, knowledge, skills and abilities:
• Minimum education qualifications: Master’s Degree in Management, Procurement, Logistics, Supply Chain, or a related commercial field
• At least 10 years work experience in the field of procurement, supply chain and logistics
• Experience of the Logistics and e logistics sector highly advantageous
• IT skills: Advanced knowledge of Excel, Word, PowerPoint are required for report writing, doing presentations, record keeping, data analysis and budgeting
• Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
• Ability to make decisions under pressure and handle emergencies
• Ability to communicate instructions clearly and present goals and objectives to the team
• Strong initiative and leadership skills
• Task prioritization, scheduling, and allocation thereof
• Plan and organize the tasks of both white collar and blue-collar employees/ colleagues

Expiring: Aug 04, 2022
Financial Manager in Mozambique , Mozambique

One of our clients in the Waste Management / Environment sector, is currently looking to recruit an experienced Finance Manager for the operations in Mozambique, to take charge of the financial health of our client’s company by administering accounting operations to meet legal requirements. You should be familiar with the analysis of the financial results of the region and the analysis and explanation of management accounts to budgets and forecasts. The ideal candidate demonstrates an interest in managing accounting activities, including including Billing, A/R, A/P, GL and Counsel, Cost Accounting, Inventory Accounting and Revenue Recognition. You should also have excellent organizational skills, a valid driver’s license and be able to handle time-sensitive tasks.

• B. Com Degree and a registered C.A
• Related Management Accounting qualification
• Fulfilled similar role with at least 5 years’ senior financial experience
• Monthly or bi-weekly travel to Mozambique for periods of one to two weeks per month is an option

Responsibilities (but not limited to):
• Finalizing inter-depot charges
• Development and measurement of regional production KPI’s
• Presentation of financial results to management
• Controlling all orders against budget
• Preparation of annual budget and bi-annual forecast
• Ensuring compliance to internal controls at depot level
• Coordinate and direct the preparation of the budget and financial forecasts and report variances
• Prepare and publish timely monthly financial statements
• Liaising with external auditors
• Ensure quality control over financial transactions and financial reporting
• Calculate and prepare annual tax returns
• Register all service type contracts with the Department of finance and obtain tax clearance certificates
• Ensure invoicing complies with legislation
• Working capital management in line with cash flow projections
• Advise management on any changes to local content laws in Mozambique

Please apply with your CV in English, showing your experience on the above requirements, as well as your nationality and/or authorization to work in Mozambique.

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

Expiring: Jan 07, 2021
Country Lead in Zambia , Zambia

For one of East and Southern Africa’s fastest growing logistical service companies we are seeking a Country Lead in Zambia.

• Serving as the person in charge of Zambia site personnel for supporting the Service Line Heads and the Support Function Heads.
• Managing the daily operations for the company in Zambia.
• Winning profitable business, converting and prospecting both inside Zambia and outside.
• Develop processes to make sure off the effective rollout of multiple depots in the country and drive expansion plans for Zambia, .
• Being the face of the company for both clients and government in Zambia.
• Making sure that management systems in the country are in order to meet the objectives of the organization and to make sure the staff can carry out their work efficiently and effectively.
• Making sure that the staff understand their roles and responsibilities and that they are held directly accountable for their work, achieve the highest possible standards and are appraised regularly.
• The Country Lead is responsible for all aspects of the operations in the country including the implementation and evaluation of campaigns, policies, marketing, financial, logistics, administrative programs and communications.
• Make a contribution to developping a long term strategy and making plans for the organization regarding the core values and objectives.
• Making sure that the organization fulfils all its regulatory responsibilities and legal statutory in the country.
• Making sure the office in Zambia is financially healthy and also implement the right auditing and financial systems.

• MBA, University Graduate or similar degree, qualification
• Min. 10 years demonstrated working experience. Of which five should be at senior management level.
• Strong organizational and management skills, including being comfortable in delegating responsibility and authority.
• Strong financial background with full understanding of P&L management and budgeting.
• Excellent negotiation and interpersonal skills, including ability to successfully build and lead a team, make the proper decisions, communicate a vision, manage conflicts and solve problems.
• A strong track record of developing people and proven people management skills in a multi-cultural environment.
• Management skills that motivate staff and support team building, demonstrated Leadership.
• Being able to work under pressure, handle a large workload, work independently and with limited supervision.
• Experience with working in fast changing environments.
• Problem solving and decision making skills.
• Background in logistics is a plus.

Are you interested in becoming a Country Lead in Zambia? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Mar 12, 2018
Country Manager , Ivory Coast

Our client is one of the largest off-grid solar company in this part of Africa. They aim to reach half a million households across the
region in two years time. The company sells solar home lighting systems on a “pay-per-use” basis, making cleaner energy much more affordable, especially to users with low income.

The Position
Title: Cote d’Ivoire Country Manager (previously posted as Sales and Operations Manager)
The company will be expanding into Cote d’Ivoire in 2016, and is seeking a capable individual to turn a startup into the
largest off grid solar company in the country. This person will initially be responsible for recruitment of a
management team, leadership of that team to build and manage sales and customer service
infrastructure, and initial and ongoing implementation of the companies Cote d’Ivoire program.

Setup of the Cote d’Ivoire branch prior to launch
• Legal setup of Cote d’Ivoire business and setup of office
• Recruitment of Cote d’Ivoire management team (Customer Care, HR, Sales) and initial staff as needed
• Setup of importation
• Development of partnerships with Mobile Network Operators (MNOs)
• Selection of initial service center locations and recruitment of sales staff to run them
• Setup of office teams- call center, inventory, data and finance (data and finance supported from Accra)

Launch and ongoing leadership of the Cote d’Ivoire branch with support from Ghana HQ:
• Grow sales team and hit sales targets
• General management of company’s operations
• Manage P+L of company

Basic Qualifications:
• Fluent in French and English
• At least 5 years experience in private sector, including leadership roles, with at least 2 years experience
in a developing country
• Experience managing teams of Africans
• Experience selling to rural villagers in Africa, or experience managing sales agent networks in rural and
remote areas of Africa a big plus
• Strong stakeholder management, communication and critical thinking skills

Expiring: Sep 19, 2016
Country Manager , Ghana

Our client is one of the largest off-grid solar company in this part of Africa. They aim to reach half a million households across the
region in two years time. The company sells solar home lighting systems on a “pay-per-use” basis, making cleaner energy much more affordable, especially to users with low income.

The Position
Title: Ghana Country Manager (previously called Sales and Operations Manager)
Our client and is seeking a capable individual to step into a fast growing company and help them continue their rapid
growth. This position will take on comprehensive management responsibilities across all areas of the
country's operations, and will include managing hundreds of staff.

General management of the company's operations in Ghana
• Responsibility for meeting sales targets and managing the country budget
• Responsible for executing on strategic direction of company
• Direct responsibility for sales and customer care
• Reporting to CEO

Basic Qualifications:
• At least 7 years experience in private sector, including leadership roles, with at least 3 years experience
in a developing country
• Experience managing large teams of Africans (experience in Ghana a big plus, but not necessary)
• Strong experience in managing field sales teams towards aggressive targets
• Specific experience managing sales teams focused on rural areas in Africa, or selling to rural
communities a big plus
• Strong stakeholder management, communication and critical thinking skills
• Fluent in English (French a plus)

Expiring: Aug 03, 2016
General Manager - Real Estate & Construction , Sierra Leone

We are seeking an experienced General Manager on site in Sierra Leone in our gated community, who represents the company and manages our residential and commercial properties.

Your Tasks
As a General Manager, you will manage a team of more than 20 employees and serve as an all-around real estate professional for our three properties in Freetown. The focus will be on managing the existing properties and expanding the business by building additional properties:

Property Management
- Represent the company locally and take full responsibility for all communication with the tenants
- Oversee and manage the real estate income and expenses with the goal of improving profitability
- Proactively monitor and negotiate all rental contracts. Key will be to ensure a high utilization of the rental space

Facility Management
- Act as facility manager by constantly reviewing the quality and necessary renovation needs of the properties
- Prepare renovation plans including the required expenditures for maintenance & repair
- Supervise maintenance personnel and contractors; conduct renovation work without support wherever possible
- Oversee and maintain solar hybrid plant, water source and gardening

Project / Construction Management
- Evaluate business opportunities for an optimized use of the current company assets (1 commercial, 2 residential)
- Provide detailed project and cost plans for all refurbishment and new construction initiatives
- Lead and oversee all construction projects of the company’s properties, including the organization and sourcing of construction
material abroad

Requirements & qualifications
- More than 5 years of international experience in developing countries, including min. 3 years of professional experience in an
African country (preferably West Africa, Sierra Leone)
- Extensive knowledge in construction management – preferably in a professional business environment (e.g. as an architect, a
construction manager or a landscaper). Alternatively, proven construction experience through multiple private home remodeling
projects (DIY).
- Strong ability in project management, from scheduling and sourcing vendors and raw materials to organizing and supervising local
workers on site
- Good leadership and communication skills that allows to work with people from different cultures
- Strong hands-on approach with result orientation, willingness to find solutions in a challenging environment
- Fluent in English - both in writing and speaking. German advantageous
- Knowledge in Microsoft Office (Excel & Word) and good affinity for IT
- Act with integrity and high degree of self-motivation

Your benefits
- Working in an upcoming African country with the opportunity to build a self-reliant and supporting living community
- Leading several projects in construction, building new houses, reconstruction of commercial plots and infrastructure
- Making something good even better, continue building a green and consistent habitat
- Possibility to live in the most beautiful and reliable compound in Freetown with reliable energy and own water source

How to apply:

Expiring: Jun 13, 2022
Site Engineer in East Africa (Civil) , East Africa

The Site Engineer will be responsible for technical engineering, engineering design and review, standards, survey work, inspections and other engineering software applications under the supervision of Construction-HOD maintaining standard industry design principles.
Perform construction administration services for various MEP projects including reviewing shop drawings, construction schedules, pay requests, attending project meetings, preparing / negotiating change orders, confirming permit compliance, reviewing acceptance testing reports, and coordinating project close-out.
 Manage design budgets and schedules to insure that projects are completed on time and within the estimated scope and fee.
 Plan, organize and direct activities concerned with the construction & maintenance of structures, facilities and systems.
 Resource allocation.

 Research and advise on the best engineering solution to meet with client’s needs and

 Produce detailed designs and documentation for the construction and implementation of civil engineering projects.
 Supervises, trains, and evaluates Civil Engineers; assists in hiring and evaluating employees.
 Prepare engineering calculations required for the design of projects and supervise the drafting.
 Provides design data for surveying, and engineering applications using Auto CAD; Pavement Management; word processing; spread sheet and Geographic Information Systems (GIS); uses appropriate computer hardware; responsible for the data input and surveys, engineering drawing.
Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering is required or related Engineering field.
 Engineer with at least 10 years work experience with extensive MEP experience.
 Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook.
 Experience with AutoCAD, Water/Sewer CAD, and hydraulic modeling.
 Experience with projects above $ 2 million.
 Experience with supervision of 100 plus staff.
 Experience in Africa is a must.

Are you interested in becoming a Site Engineer in East 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: Jun 10, 2017

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