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Sourcing Manager , Ghana

For a multinational company that is expanding their business, we are recruiting a Sourcing Manager. This person will be responsible for all sourcing activities within all the districts under the manager’s jurisdiction.


The main activities include: oversight of sourcing transaction processes and inventory/sourcing records, local sourcing support and planning, supplier events and relationships development, sourcing strategies, as well as talent, resource and budget management.

• Preparation and presentation of budget and periodic financial report to directors and other stakeholders and offer professional advice when needed
• Monitoring and interpreting cash flows and predicting future trends
• Conducting reviews and evaluations for cost-reduction opportunities.
• Forecast purchase volume for the season and provide same information for budget preparation.
• Prepare weekly management report (Returns) detailing cash disbursement, and total stocks purchased within the districts under the managers control.
• Assign target to direct report based on forecasts and compare the actual against budget
• Maintain system to measure the performance and to coach and develop high performing team
• Organize, coordinate and have general oversight of all the activities of the District Sourcing Leads and ensure that resources sent to the districts are used for its intended purpose.
• Enforce the safety, food safety, equipment safety, fire protection, security rules and takes all necessary actions to maintain a safe, food safe, secured environment.

Required background
- B.Sc. Economics or Marketing or Bachelor of Commerce, Masters degree will be an advantage
- Significant experience in commercials or sourcing

Required skills
• Budget management
• Negotiating skills
• Numeracy skills
• Influencing skills
• Good communication skills
• Commercial skills
• Calm under pressure
• Assertive
• Tenacious

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

Expiring: Nov 10, 2018
Office Manager in Ghana , Ghana

For a growing multinational in Ghana, we are recruiting an Office Manager with extensive experience in Public Relations. This person will be managing a smooth overall operation and administration budget and will be performing as a personal Assistant to the Managing Director, as well as Public Relations for the company.

Responsibilities
• managing fuel usage, maintenance, insurance, car purchase and registrations, car sales and all related issues.
• Managing expat work and residence permits, housing and all other issues.
• Managing overall housekeeping office, including gardening, spraying, furniture and fixtures
• Lead and execute local events, as well as media engagement/relations for the company
• Lead and coordinate customer/stakeholder content & visits
• Create assets such as key messages, backgrounders, news releases, articles, PowerPoint presentations, brochures, Q&As, websites texts, speeches
• Responsible for the management and maintenance of office buildings, office spaces and equipment
• Responsible for the management and control of the contracts and lease for residence for expats
• Responsible for the purchase, provision and replacement of office telephones and mobile phones for approved staff.
• Managing all company cars, drivers, fuel, maintenance, insurance, car purchase and registrations
• Managing expat work and residence permits and all other issues
• Coordinating and managing business and expat travel, logistics for visitors
• Enforce the safety, food safety, equipment safety, fire protection, security rules and takes all necessary actions to maintain a safe, secured environment

Required background
- B.Sc. in any first degree.
- At least 10 years experience in related field with about three years in Public Relations

Required skills
• Ability to work with and leverage the skills of other team members to achieve business and function objectives
• Strong attention to detail
• Strong accountability and self awareness
• Embraces candor, courage and determination
• Innovative and diverse thinker
• Intellectually curious and honest
• Strong drive for results, problem solving and solution mapping

Are you interested in becoming an Office Manager in Ghana? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Nov 08, 2018
Nutritionist (Monogastric) in South Africa , South Africa

The purpose of the position is to provide expertise and guidance on Animal feed and nutrition. This position exists to enhance existing customer relationships and increase the volume and effectiveness of product and services sold to our customers. The ideal candidate should have successfully completed a Degree/Diploma in Animal Nutrition or related qualification and experience in the feed industry would receive preference.

Key Performance areas:
• Organizes the technical & sales support (technical service, nutrition, training, seminars)
• Organizes product support, information & service
• Maintains active contact with Centers of Expertise, R&D, of sister companies
• Keeps track of new developments, innovations of innovative applicable R&D groups and companies within Africa
• Coordinate Know-how and expertise within the company
• Analyzes overall operations and provides integrated recommendations on management and nutrion designed to increase from company products
• Define (product, technical ) training programs for Africa employees, distributors and customers
• Interface between 1st line (sales, distributors) and 3rd line technical/product specialists.
• Understand and Translate global product position and know-how to local approach & needs, and vice versa
• Advice and propose on Product Portfolio management for Africa.

Minimum requirements:
• Animal Nutrition or related Qualification
• Experience in the Animal Feed industry would be preferred
• Understanding of animal nutrition and ability to offer solutions to optimize animal performance
• Excellent Communication skills (verbal and written)

Core Competencies:
• Interpersonal skills
• Confidentiality
• Team player
• Accuracy
• Attention to detail
• Integrity,
• Action orientation
• Customer services orientated

Are you interested in becoming a Nutritionist (Monogastric) in South Africa? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Nov 07, 2018
Nutritionist (Ruminant) in South Africa , South Africa

The purpose of the position is to provide expertise and guidance on Animal feed and nutrition. This position exists to enhance existing customer relationships and increase the volume and effectiveness of product and services sold to our customers. The ideal candidate should have successfully completed a Degree/Diploma in Animal Nutrition or related qualification and experience in the feed industry would receive preference.

Key Performance areas:
• Organizes the technical & sales support (technical service, nutrition, training, seminars)
• Organizes product support, information & service
• Maintains active contact with Centers of Expertise, R&D, of sister companies
• Keeps track of new developments, innovations of innovative applicable R&D groups and companies within Africa
• Coordinate Know-how and expertise within the company
• Analyzes overall operations and provides integrated recommendations on management and nutrion designed to increase from company products
• Define (product, technical ) training programs for Africa employees, distributors and customers
• Interface between 1st line (sales, distributors) and 3rd line technical/product specialists.
• Understand and Translate global product position and know-how to local approach & needs, and vice versa
• Advice and propose on Product Portfolio management for Africa.

Minimum requirements:
• Animal Nutrition or related Qualification
• Experience in the Animal Feed industry would be preferred
• Understanding of animal nutrition and ability to offer solutions to optimize animal performance
• Excellent Communication skills (verbal and written)

Core Competencies:
• Interpersonal skills
• Confidentiality
• Team player
• Accuracy
• Attention to detail
• Integrity,
• Action orientation
• Customer services orientated

Are you interested in becoming a Nutritionist (Ruminant) in South Africa? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Nov 07, 2018
Technical Manager in Mozambique , Mozambique

Our client is pursuing poverty by supplying small holder farmers with agricultural inputs and selling their produce in domestic and export markets. The organisation develops innovative technologies for commercial development of crop processing.

The demand across Africa for cassava products is high and therefore we are currently recruiting a Technical Director for overseeing the first mobile processing site in Nampula, Mozambique.
In this role you will be responsible for first-hand hand knowledge of electrical- and mechanical systems within the (mobile) processing-, drying- and refinery units in order to process fresh cassava on-farm or nearby. You will be overseeing the maintenance and electrical- and mechanical installations of the whole site, responsible for training and supervising the team on site and that all operation is running well.

- Background in (both) Electrical- and Mechanical Engineering with some years of experience in maintenance in a high-speed production environment
- Strong knowledge of electrical and mechanical system installations and troubleshooting in a high-speed ánd rotational equipment (water pumps, turbines, drying equipment, gearboxes, compressors, engines and generators) and their design, installation and maintenance.
- Knowledge of PLC and industrial computers used to automate a machine or process
- Ability and/or experience of working in remote areas
- Work closely with technical operating staff and provide training for maintenance and use of mobile factory and machinery guidance
- English and preferably basic knowledge of Portuguese.

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

Expiring: Nov 05, 2018
Sales Representative in South Africa , South Africa

This vacancy exists in the Sales Department of our client and the sales rep will report to the Sales manager. The purpose of the position is to drive sales in the central regions in coordination with the existing team. The ideal candidate will be someone who has successfully completed Grade 12, has completed a Degree/Diploma related to Animal Nutrition, Agriculture or Commercial and has a minimum of 3 - 5 years’ experience in the sales environment within the animal feed industry.

Our client is a global leader in animal nutrition and fish feed.

Key Performance areas:
• Develop and support the sales of the whole company portfolio ( feed additives and young animal feed) in the central region in co-ordination with the existing team
• Manage the debtor days and achieve the lowest possible overdue percentage
• Maximize support to distributors and end customers (Business to business and Business to farm)
• Gain Insight about customer requirements, competitors and/or market trends and developments
• Support developing new business opportunities with existing and new customers
• Support developing area plans with yearly budget
• Manage orders
• Active credit control
• Organize technical, marketing, administrative and sales support

Minimum requirements:
• Matric
• One of the following or related Qualification would be preferred Animal Nutrition, Agricultural or Commercial
• 3 - 5 years’ experience in a sales environment within the Animal Feed industry
• Intermediate PC and keyboard skills with strong knowledge of spreadsheet and word processing packages
• Excellent Communication skills (verbal and written)

Core Competencies:
• Interpersonal skills
• Confidentiality
• Team player
• Accuracy
• Attention to detail
• Integrity,
• Action orientation
• Customer services orientated

Are you interested in becoming a Sales Representative in South Africa? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Oct 25, 2018
Plant and Supply Chain Manager (Potato Crisps) , Ethiopia

Company

Our client is a Food processing company (potato crisps).

Responsibilities
• Day-to-day responsible at factory through supervising teams (production, packaging, maintenance, quality, facility management).
• Coordination at factory (planning, forecasting, reporting, communication, management) and link to other departments (supply chain, finance, HR and sales).
• Develop professionalism and structure at factory through implementation and improvement of processes, clear management on KPI’s and budgets. Focus on training and development of local employees.
• Coordination and execution of projects, e.g. additional shifts, products, long-term plans.
• Day-to-day responsible for supply chain (planning, forecasting, logistics, inventory management) within budgets and quality specs.
• Development of supply chain through planning and coordination, contract management, support and knowledge transfer to farmers through team of agronomists, develop smallholder programs and coordination of logistics.
• Coordination other inputs supply chain (edible oil, packaging foil, carton) both imported and local, with clear ambition to move towards local sourcing within budgets and quality specs.
• Plant / Supply Chain Manager rapports to (Dutch) General Manager.

Requirements
• Bsc (or Msc) in technology, production management, food science or other relevant field of education.
• Proven experience and preference in developing countries, preferably Africa.
• Managerial experience, preferably in food processing industry e.g. as production manager, operations manager, supply chain manager, team leader
• Strong leadership skills (role model) with open, positive and motivating/coaching attitude
• “Right-hand” for General Manager
• Strong communication skills (verbal, written)
• Structured, high-demanding, eye for detail and control, result-oriented, fact-based
• Stable personality and self-controlled
• Flexible, approachable, honest and trustworthy

Place of work
Ethiopia (Addis Ababa). Frequent traveling to farmers.

Are you interested in becoming a Plant and Supply Chain Manager (Potato Crisps)? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Oct 05, 2018
Rice Farm Manager in Tanzania , Tanzania

Our client is a well recognized and established company in Tanzania dealing in a wide range of businesses. We are looking to recruit a key manager for its Rice Estate.

Post: Rice Farm Manager
With over 8000 acres of rice farmland available with systematic flood irrigation, our client is on search for a Rice Farm Manager. This position is responsible for overseeing all processes in rice production meaning from plantation to harvest.

This exciting opportunity is suited to candidates looking for a challenging but rewarding work environment. The ideal candidate should at a minimum have the following experience:
- At least ten years experience in large scale rice farm management.
- Proven ability of lowering cost of production without lowering yield expectations thus increasing profit.
- Ability to manage, train and develop other field officers in achieving projected targets on yield.
- Proven Experience in production costs and stock control.

Job Description
1) Directs and coordinates worker activities, such as land preparation, sowing, transplanting, maintaining, irrigation, chemical and fertilizer application, harvesting, grading, payroll, and recordkeeping.
2) Coordinates growing activities with those of engineering, equipment maintenance, storage and trading departments
3) Analyzes market conditions to determine acreage allocations.
4) Confers with purchasers and arranges for sale of crops.
5) Records information, such as production, farm management practices and prepares financial and operational reports.
6) Determines procedural changes in drying, grading, storage, and shipment for greater efficiency and accuracy.
7) Analyzes soil to determine type and quantity of fertilizer required for maximum production.
8) Inspects equipment to ensure proper functioning.
9) Inspects orchards and fields to determine maturity dates of crops or to estimate potential crop damage from weather.
10) Plans and directs development and production of hybrid plant varieties with high yield or disease and insect resistant characteristics.
11) Advise on purchases of machinery, equipment, and supplies, such as tractors, seed, fertilizer, and chemicals.
12) Hires, discharges, transfers, and promotes workers.
13) Enforces safety regulations, and interprets policies.
14) Evaluates financial statements and makes budget proposals.
15) Undertake general management of non production related matters of the farm like cleanliness, and organization.
16) Draw up a budget for expenses and compare periodically and take corrective actions
17) Explore and discuss ways to improve efficiency in all operations
18) Should be responsible for maintaining relationship with various stakeholders in the industry.
19) Responsible for all farm staffs locating, training, and supervision
20) Responsible for day-to-day farm operational decisions
21) Act as a leader within the company
22) Reports to the General Manager and Resident Director

We are looking for a candidate of a practical nature, good team player, has plenty of energy and is able to work under pressure. English speaking and good communication skills would be an advantage.

Work permit, relocation and housing allowance will be included in this package for a successful candidate.

Are you interested in becoming a Rice Farm Manager in Tanzania? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Sep 20, 2018

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