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Project Engineer in Côte d'Ivoire , Ivory Coast


Location: Ivory Coast Abidjan
Area: Manufacturing/ food processing

Purpose of the role

The main purpose of this position, is to lead the construction activities on a project in our cocoa factory, in this project the capacity of the factory will be extended by 50% while the current operation need to continue operations while respecting all the high safety and high food safety standards. This position reports to the Build Manager and has three engineers as direct reports.

The main responsibilities of this role will be to lead the build activities with a zero injury expectation while achieving the technical aspects of the project objectives. She/he will be delivering his targets while ensuring compliance with requirements from companies’ Corporate Food Safety and Regulatory Affairs BU and Environmental, Health and Safety BU. Moreover the successful candidate will have to maintain control of project technical aspects by measuring performance and taking corrective action.

The core general skills required for the role are:
 Technical solid background and experiences (either mechanical or electrical)
 Proven experience executing projects at production locations
 Bilingual (English / French), Good written and oral communications skills.
 Ability to develop and manage good working relationships with internal departments, contractors, suppliers and regulatory agencies, and influence relevant stakeholders.
 Ability to apply companies’ policies and procedures in the areas of health, safety, environmental and food safety.

The candidate would ideally have the below profile
 Bachelor / Master Degree in Technical Field
 Minimum 7-10 years’ experience in engineering and construction environments
 Safety education
 Experience in supervising contractors

Are you interested in becoming a Project Engineer in Côte d'Ivoire? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Jul 22, 2018
Plant Manager (Dairy) in Ethiopia , Ethiopia

Our client is a growing and independent dairy processing company in Ethiopia. It is a strong niche player with growth ambitions to extend production capacity, product range and more.

• Day-to-day responsible at factory for:
o Production and operations (planning, forecasting, output)
o Maintenance and report
o Product quality, food safety, HSSE
• Project management and implementation of factory-related investment plan:
o Expanding and upgrading facilities (building and equipment)
o Expanding food safety
o Expanding supply chain (especially sourcing of raw milk)
• Balancing management of daily operations, implementation of investment plan and development of employees
• Analyse, improving and implementation of more efficient processes, with focus on (food) safety, quality and efficiency
• Plant Manager reports to (expat) General Manager

• Dairy processing experience is a must
• Bsc (or Msc) in technology, 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)

Are you interested in becoming a Plant Manager (Dairy) in Ethiopia? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Jun 20, 2018
Technical Project Manager in Burkina Faso , Burkina Faso

For our client active in the food processing market, we are actively looking for a Technical Project Manager in Burkina Faso. In this role you are the person responsible for the actual construction of the factory.

• You assure the smooth handling of the technical components of the construction
• You plan the use of funds, material and human resources for the selected projects
• You draw up a timetable of activities
• You produce a communication plan for each project
• You produce periodic reports on the technical progress of projects for the General Management
• You draw up the specifications for service providers and validate the terms of contract
• You draft and monitor partnership agreements
• You ensure an appropriate spending of the financial means
• You ensure the day-to-day administration of the projects
• You organise and lead working group meetings and produce documents

• Diploma in Project Management, Civil / Building / HVAC / Process Engineering or equivalent: Bac + 4/5 or equivalent level
• Experience in constructing agri-food plants meeting the highest standards
• Ability to work on different projects
• You are business fluent in French and have good communicational skills in English
• You have worked in partnership with a wide range of institutional actors
• You have a goal- and solution-orientated way of working
• You are organised, structured, methodical and rigorous
• You have a good understanding of budgetary, accounting and fiscal rules
• You have good knowledge of statutory and public procurement rules
• You have excellent listening and coaching skills as well as the ability to share administrative requirements
• You have experience in West Africa, ideally in Burkina Faso

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

Expiring: Feb 01, 2022
Directeur de Site , Ethiopia

Nous sommes ...

Soufflet, groupe familial agroalimentaire français de dimension internationale (19 pays, près de 7000 collaborateurs et 5 milliards d’Euros de CA). Nous intervenons sur les filières orge, blé, riz et légumes secs dans une démarche de développement durable.
Notre groupe se développe dans la collecte et le négoce international de céréales, la première transformation en meunerie et malterie, les biotechnologies : ingrédients, enzymes et levains sur mesure, la deuxième transformation en boulangerie-viennoiserie- pâtisserie et la distribution en restauration rapide.

Vous travaillez pour …

Malteries Soufflet, maitrise la filière orge dans ses pays d’implantation (27 malteries en Europe, Amérique latine, Asie, Ethiopie) et permet de répondre aux cahiers des charges les plus exigeants de nos clients brasseurs : de la terre à la bière, depuis la sélection de variétés nouvelles ou spécifiques, jusqu’au choix des meilleurs qualités d’orges de brasserie pour ses malteries.

Le metier en quelzues mots...

Manage et pilote l'ensemble des processus de son site en phase avec la politique stratégique de la Division.

Votre Quotidien...

Rattaché(e) au Directeur Pays, vous serez amené(e) à :
• Garantir le respect des objectifs de la politique stratégique de la division
• Organiser les moyens humains, financiers et techniques du site afin de garantir la fabrication des produits tout en maitrisant les coûts et la qualité
• Piloter les indicateurs de performance du site et mettre en place les actions correctives si nécessaire
• Proposer et superviser les projets d'investissements en relation avec la direction industrielle
• Piloter le processus d'amélioration continue du site
• Animer et diriger une équipe de 4 managers opérationnels

Vous etes....
De formation ingénieur agroalimentaire, vous bénéficiez d’une première expérience en direction de site avec management d’équipe, idéalement en expatriation et sur le continent africain.
Vos connaissances des process industriels, de l’amélioration continue, de la gestion d’équipe et votre force de proposition sont des atouts essentiels pour mener à bien vos missions.
Votre anglais est courant.
Poste en expatriation en Ethiopie – Addis Abeba

Vous êtes intéressé(e) par l’agroalimentaire et par un groupe familial international en forte croissance ?
Vous souhaitez évoluer dans un groupe de dimension internationale qui a su garder ses valeurs ?
Alors postulez pour rejoindre le Groupe Soufflet !

Expiring: Dec 13, 2021
Quality Specialist in Tanzania , Tanzania

We are looking for a Quality Specialist to set up, implement, and manage the quality systems of the company, under the guidance of our Quality Manager in the Netherlands.

Role description
The overarching role of the Quality Specialist is managing the quality system and proactively supporting the production process across farm and factory operations. In addition, you will monitor the processes by analyzing data from the farm & factory and providing guidance where necessary.
You will be responsible for all day-to-day quality aspects across the entire business. This means you are expected to intervene in the production process when product integrity is compromised, actively identify and plot improvement trajectories with regard to quality, and manage processes in compliance with AVL quality policies and objectives.
• Coordinate quality activities in the event of a crisis or recall
• Check for product integrity
• Functional management of QC control factory
• Establishing standards for process control
• Verification of the process control sheets and data
• Leading the HACCP and Global GAP / validation teams
• Setting corrective and preventative actions with CCP override
• Participate in new product development projects
• Supervise external audits
• Communication with certification bodies (e.g. IFS, Global GAP, organic)
• Giving CCP / quality training
• Ensuring all quality related data are recorded and accessible to relevant parties
• Prepare product specification, validation
• Creating and managing trend analysis
• Troubleshooter in the event of an emergency
• Communicate with the QESH manager in the Netherlands

• Intervening when product integrity is compromised
• Adapt process control to developments in product and process
• Quality assurance and control in factory
• Changes to the handbook/procedures are implemented in practice
• Planning of (internal) audits
• Blockade decision and handling
• Traceability of product from raw material to container
• Managing pest control

Who we are looking for

Education & experience
• Minimum college level degree in Food Technology or comparable field
• Minimum of 5 years work experience, with at least 3 years of experience in the food industry
• Strong affinity with processing natural raw materials (fruits & vegetables)
• Demonstrable experience within a production environment
• Knowledge of and / or experience with quality assurance systems such as IFS
• Knowledge of automated systems, e.g. Microsoft and data from the quality manual
• Affinity with continuous improvement
• Good command of spoken and written English and Swahili

You are
• Detail-oriented, meticulous and precise, while not losing sight of larger process dynamics
• Able to convey the relevance of quality-related activities by connecting it to other people’s work
• Able to give honest and clear feedback where necessary to safeguard quality aspects, including to higher management
• Analytically strong, and know how to communicate effectively at management and operational levels

We provide
• A young, growing, and unique business environment committed to quality and sustainability, where you can make a big difference
• A diverse and international team committed to the business
• Competitive salary and appropriate benefits package

How to apply
Send your resume and references, as well as a short motivation letter (max 750 words), to We will send you a confirmation email and inform you of subsequent steps.
Application ends when the position is filled.

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 17, 2021
Farm & Outgrower Manager , Tanzania

We are looking for a Farm & Outgrower Manager with the experience and ability to set up and lead the farming operations across both our in-house farms as well as contracted outgrowers.

Role description
As Farm & Outgrower Manager at AVL, you will ensure the smooth running of all in-house and contracted outgrower farming operations, reporting to the AVL General Manager. The largest in-house operation is Makuru Estate, a 120-ha old coffee estate. Initially, we will grow only extra fine beans for the factory, but we expect to quickly introduce a sustainable rotational cropping program including commodities that can be exported in fresh or processed form through the AVL channel to market.
You will be responsible for the agricultural department performance in general, i.e. both the agricultural as well as the business aspects.
You will need to align cropping with factory and packhouse processing requirements and capabilities, working closely with factory management to ensure the whole process runs smoothly. Efficient agricultural operations is key to the overall company performance.

As a food producer within an international supply chain, we must be keenly aware of our social & environmental sustainability performance. You will develop and implement the strategy to improve our performance in these areas, and will monitor and report according to targets. Simultaneously, you will balance economical sustainability through key drivers including, but not limited, to yield optimization and cost-efficiency.


• Develop production plan according to processing requirements
o Production schedule that meets factory requirements and optimizes yields & costs while ensuring the company owned farm’s long-term productivity (sustainability)
o Manage & monitor budget (reporting regularly to GM)
o Effective procurement & planning
o Effective resource management

• Supervise all procedures & employees on the farm
o Ensure conducive and safe working environment, always according to company best practice & all certification requirements
o Motivate & coach supervisors
o Ensure relevant & clear communication for all employees
o Ensure proper use and maintenance of farm infrastructure & equipment

• Set up data gathering & analysis to guide decision-making & continuous improvement
o Set up procedures & systems to gather, store and analyze data effectively
o Make decisions based on data, actively managing employees to do the same
o Improving & optimizing processes through trials

• Maintain relationships with relevant external stakeholders, like surrounding farms, villages, and suppliers

Who we are looking for

Education & experience

• Minimum college degree level education in agricultural sciences/agronomy or related field
• Minimum 10 years commercial farm management experience with demonstrable in-depth, diverse & relevant knowledge of commercial horticulture in the tropics
• Experience in extra fine French bean production essential
• Experience in relevant industry standards such as Global GAP, SMETA, BRC etc. and have a working knowledge of how to implement such standards
• Experience with budgetary planning & commercial agricultural business administration
• Experience in farm expansion and development is preferred
• Languages: fluent English (written & spoken), good Swahili

You are:
• Innovative, eager to learn mindset, eager to coach & educate
• Passionate about farming
• A manager who motivates people to yield results
• A strong team player with an eye for interpersonal dynamics
• Comfortable and sensitive in working with different cultures and educational backgrounds
• Practical, with a hands-on mentality
• Committed to sustainability and have a strong vision for what that means in agriculture

We provide
• A young, growing, and unique business environment committed to quality and sustainability, where you can make a big difference
• A diverse and international team committed to the business
• Competitive salary and appropriate benefits package

How to apply
Send your resume and references, as well as a short motivation letter (max 750 words), to We will send you a confirmation email and inform you of subsequent steps.
Application ends when the position is filled.

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 17, 2021
Finance Manager in West Africa , West Africa

For one of our west African operations , we are looking for a:

Finance Manager (based in Africa)

This role is responsible for all finance related and matters, including but not limited to, coaching the local accounting team (3-4 people), finance procedures and internal control, management reporting, budgeting and forecasting and statutory and tax compliance.
The Finance Manager reports directly to the Tradin CFO, based in Amsterdam (the Netherlands) and works closely together with the financial controlling team in Amsterdam. Indirectly the Finance Manager reports to the Country Manager and is part of the management team.

• Responsible for (cost price) calculations, controlling the income, costs and other expenses, daily financial (cash) management and regular inventory checking’s (both fixed assets and stocks)
• Setting up an accurate and transparent financial reporting and budgeting / cash flow forecasting system
• Responsible for multiple financial and compliance activities relating to company payroll & pensions functions. (This concerns timely and accurate processing and reporting of payroll & pensions data for the company employees.)
• Executing the financial US GAAP reporting towards Dutch headquarters
• Comply with local statutory requirements, such as local statutory financial statements, tax return, etc.
• Analyze costs and expenses based on financial and processing data. Identify cost bottlenecks and present these to management team
• Comparing and analyzing budgeted results and actual monthly results and discuss deviations with management team to support the business
• Responsible for VAT refund procedures and keep the management team informed about results and possible future regulation changes
• Tracing and staying up-to-date about national financial laws, import/export regulations and keep financial department informed
• Contact person for auditors and tax advisors

• Degree in Finance and/or Accounting
• A minimum of 5 years of experience in a similar role
• Excellent proficiency in both written and verbal English
• Experience in an international organization
• A track record and proven ability to coach, train and improve an accounting team
• Ability to operate in developing countries
• Excellent communication, collaboration, negotiation, conflict management and team player
• Highly conscientious, along with an energetic and mature approach to his or her work
• Strong problem identification and problem resolution skills
• Sound analytical thinking, planning, prioritization, and execution skills
• Must be able to handle confidential information in an ethical and professional manner
• Strong work ethic and positive team attitude.

The conditions of employment we offer:
• A fulltime position
• An exciting and challenging role in a rapidly growing international company
• Good working conditions and a pleasant and dynamic work environment
• An informal and professional company culture of team spirit with a can-do attitude

Acquisition regarding our vacancies is not appreciated

Are you interested in becoming a Finance Manager in West 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 26, 2020

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