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Supply Chain Manager in Zambia , Zambia

Our client is an international company in machinery supporting, amongst other sectors, the mining industry.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Customer Satisfaction

Maintaining the customer satisfaction while keeping the logistics costs at bay:
- Analyze and oversee the regional supply chain performance
- In collaboration with the Project Managers based in Europe, pinpoint the key projects that need to improve
- Making sure that every step within the supply chain management is working effectively to avoid delays and lost sales opportunities
- Making sure that components, parts and materials are available when it is needed

2. Procurement and Inventory Control

- Control and monitor purchasing aspects according to procedures and operating guidelines, in accordance with the group supply chain regulations
- Manage price/quantities, reviewing activities and agreements on a regular basis in line with business objectives
- Controlling of stocks and inventory of local and regional sides:
- Manage stock movement
- Achieve the best financial advantage for the entities by promoting stock protection and quality and internal control.

3. Logistics

- Gain knowledge of the current customs procedures existing in the different countries of the region
- Create a clear communication to ensure an efficient logistics processes within the countries by:
- Set up and maintain a good relationship with key logistics agents and suppliers
- Building good contacts with Government Officials to ensure a positive and proactive approach to imports and stock acquisitions
- Supporting the local teams to solve the problematic situations

4. Local Teams’ Management

- Communicate needs and objectives in supply chain and making sure the team understands the input necessary to make the processes run smoothly
- Establishe and manage the budget and the investments needed
- Mentoring and coaching the supply chain local team
- Assist, train and develop the staff in all of the sections within the supply chain process
- Provide regular feedback on achievements and follow up on outstanding priorities

EDUCATION & EXPERTISE

- Master Degree from University or High School in the field of management of supply chain / logistics
- 10 years in international Supply Chain / Logistics
- People manager – managing teams located at different places in Africa
- Experience in a multinational environment
- Experience of having worked both strategically/operationally
- Knowledge of mining / construction / automotive industry
- Fluent in French & English
- Very comfortable with business IT systems & softwares like excel and PowrPoint, but also ERP systems like SAP

COMPETENCES

- Open-minded & stress resistant
- No fear to challenge its own organization and/or rules
- Technical & Professional expertise
- Communication skills
- Customer focus
- Results orientation
- Initiative & Proactivity
- Analytical thinking

Are you interested in becoming a Supply Chain Manager in Zambia? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Jul 03, 2019
Account Manager Mobility in South Africa (2x) , South Africa

Our client is an international technology company specialising in supply chain optimisation.

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Account Manager maintains and grows relationships with large customers and acquired new business in new accounts, while achieving an assigned sales and profit growth goal.

Previous, at least 3 years, experience in Solutions Sales is a must.

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

• The Account Manager is expected to retain existing business and acquire new business, while pursuing profitable growth opportunities in assigned customer accounts.
• The Account Manager is responsible for selling and supporting the firm’s complete product and service offering to an assigned set of named accounts.
• Focusing on customers with high-value, strategic growth opportunity, the Account Manager’s most important customer interactions are face-to-face meetings.
• The Account Manager is responsible for achieving an assigned sales and profitability goal.
• Conduct research to analyse customers’ behaviour (e.g. purchasing habits, trends and preferences).
• Retains and profitably grows firm volume, sales, and profitability through proactive management of assigned large-customer relationships.
• Penetrates assigned accounts by:
1. Selling new or additional products or services to current buyers; and/or
2. Finding additional buyers within the existing customer location; and/or
3. Selling additional customer locations.
• Sells the firm’s complete offering of products and services.
• Leads all aspects of the sales process, calling upon others to assist in solution development and proposal delivery, as needed, or as directed by management.
• Develops customer account plans for all assigned customers by leading a joint company/customer planning process that identifies relevant customer needs, prioritizes initiatives and company investments, and establishes a clear action plan for success.
• Proactively manages customers’ satisfaction and service delivery by anticipating potential service problems, and monitoring satisfaction.

CORE COMPETENCIES

• Must have good problem-solving, including being able to identify issues and resolve in a timely Excellent professional work standard.
• Ability to work under pressure, multitask and prioritize.
• Problem solving skills.
• Excellent time management and organizational skills.
• Attention to detail and high level of accuracy.
• Excellent communication skills on all levels.
• Strong analytical, problem solving and decision making skills to evaluate. Alternatives and provide recommendations on business issues.
• Well-developed written and oral communications skills.
• Ability to work in a team environment.
• High quality of work standards

Experience and Skill

- Proven work experience as a Commercial Account Manager
- Minimum of 3 years post matric qualification in Business or related field.
- Minimum of 3 years recent experience in a similar role.
- Knowledge of the supply chain and supply chain solutions
- Knowledge of Enterprise Mobility Products and Services
- Experience with research methods using data analytics software.
- Experience in ICT sector will be an additional advantage.
- Solid computer skills, including MS Office, web analytics.

Are you interested in becoming an Account Manager Mobility in South Africa? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Jul 03, 2019
Account Manager Media in Cape Town , South Africa

Our client is an international technology company specialising in supply chain optimisation.

POSITION OVERVIEW

 The Media Account Manager maintains and grows relationships with large & medium sized customers, while achieving an assigned sales and profit growth goal.
 Reporting to the National Sales Manager: Mobility, the Key Account Manager is expected to retain existing business, while pursuing profitable growth opportunities in assigned customer accounts.
 The Media Account Manager is responsible for selling and supporting the firm’s complete product and service offering to an assigned set of named accounts. Focusing on customers with high-value, strategic growth opportunity, the Key Account Manager’s most important customer interactions are face-to-face meetings.
 The Media Account Manager is responsible for achieving an assigned sales and profitability goal.


ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS (KPAS)

 The Media Account Manager is responsible for achieving an assigned sales and profitability goal.
 Retains and profitably grows firm volume, sales, and profitability through proactive management of assigned large-customer relationships.
 Penetrates assigned accounts by:
1. Selling new or additional products or services to current buyers; and/or
2. Finding additional buyers within the existing customer location; and/or
3. Selling additional customer locations.
 Sells the firm’s complete offering of products and services.
 Leads all aspects of the sales process, calling upon others to assist in solution development and proposal delivery, as needed, or as directed by management.
 Develops customer account plans for all assigned customers by leading a joint company/customer planning process that identifies relevant customer needs, prioritizes initiatives and company investments, and establishes a clear action plan for success.
 Proactively manages customers’ satisfaction and service delivery by anticipating potential service problems, and monitoring satisfaction.
 Manages assigned customers’ transition from the Business Development group during customer implementation.

CORE COMPETENCIES

 Achieves assigned sales quota.
 Meets assigned expectations for profitability.
 Establishes customer account plans that meet company standards in all assigned accounts.
 Maintains high customer satisfaction ratings that meet company standards.
 Completes required training and development objectives within the assigned time frame.
 Adhering to principles & values.
 Working with People.
 Analysing.
 Planning and Organising.
 Delivering Results and Meeting Customer Expectations.
 Following Instructions and Procedures.
 Entrepreneurial and Commercial Thinking.

Qualification & Experience

 Post-Matric qualification in Sales and Marketing or equivalent.
 Three to five years of progressive sales responsibility.
 General computer literate to at least intermediate level (Windows, MS Word and Excel).
 Must be able to communicate well internally and with customers.
 Must be highly organized and able to plan him/herself.
 SAP knowledge will be an added advantage.
 Driver’s license and own transport.
 AT LEAST 3 YEARS LABEL / RIBBON SELLING EXPERIENCE

Skills Required:

 Excellent professional work standard.
 Ability to work under pressure, multitask and prioritize.
 Problem solving skills.
 Excellent time management and organisational skills.
 Attention to detail and high level of accuracy.
 Excellent communication skills on all levels.
 Strong analytical, problem solving and decision making skills to evaluate, alternate and provide recommendations on business issues.
 Well-developed written and oral communications skills.
 Ability to work in a team environment.

Are you interested in becoming an Account Manager Media in Capetown? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Jul 03, 2019
Workshop Manager in DRC , Congo (Democratic Republic of the Congo)

Package
 Expat position with net salary 5,000-7,000$ depending of candidate profile
 Performance bonus
 Medical care
 2 flight tickets per year to original country
 Rotation 5 months DRC – 1 month home


JOB SUMMARY
The job holder will:
 supervise workshop team of 15 mechanics, allocate workload and manage the day to day operations in the workshop
 liaise with internal and external key contacts to ensure minimum 90% availability of trucks fleet through efficient and timely preventive maintenance.
 be responsible to set up SOP and propose recommendations in continuous improvements approach
 ensure that all operations are executed in strict respect of HSE standards

MAIN DUTIES
 Setting up stores and inventory to ensure efficient stock
 Organizing and handling repairs on heavy duty trucks-trailers equipment ( 2 graders and 2 , excavators) and light vehicles.
 Developing the workshop’s annual plans, short and long term objectives
 Developing and controlling the workshop budget
 Leading and motivating the workshop unit to achieve quality, cost and availability targets
 Design and implement SOP to ensure efficient maintenance plan of fleets and equipment.
 Ensuring work instructions are up to date and maintenance tools/equipment are in place in order to help facilitate in-house staff/contractors in undertaking overhaul/repair tasks safely
 Coordinating resources, operational and human schedules to effectively manage the day to day operations, liaising with operations department on requirements
 Effectively responding and dispatching teams to recover all break downs in the shortest time possible
 management and vehicle tracking
 Conducting troubleshooting, fault finding and rectification, unit overhauls, service and maintenance of vehicles including private maintenance, to produce detailed and quality work
 Effectively responding and dispatching teams to recover all break downs in the shortest time possible
 Management of quality control and procurement aspects of the workshop
 Responsible for job allocation and job flow in the workshop including job scheduling and labour allocation for day to day operations
 Co-ordinate resources, (operational and human) schedules and activities to effectively manage jobs and ensure supplies are ordered for each job
 Provide oversight and check job estimates
 Report on manpower overruns or shortfalls
 Promote a Health and Safety culture within the business in general and the workshop in particular

ACADEMIC & PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
 Bachelor’s degree in Electrical/Mechanical Engineering
 Computer literate – Microsoft Office (outlook, Excell, Word)

SKILLS & WORK EXPERIENCE
 Minimum 6 years’ experience in heavy haulage fleet maintenance, 3 of which should be in a managerial position. Previous experience in Africa is an asset
 French is a must, Fluent written and spoken English
 Experience in setting up stores and inventory and managing the same
 Broad experience in workshop management (knowledge and hands on experience, with some technical training overrides the need for a degree)

PERSONAL QUALITIES & BEHAVIORAL TRAITS
 Hands-on approach to work and strong work ethic
 Quality and productivity focused with keen attention to detail
 Flexible, resilient and results-oriented
 Problem solver, optimistic and enjoys assertive communication
 Ability to communicate/influence at all levels, coach for performance and build a cohesive team
 Ability to problem solve, work under high pressure, manage time and resources
 Ability to lead teams, empower staff, communicate and cooperate with everyone in the organization
 Ability to innovate and create new concepts

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

Expiring: Mar 11, 2019
Commercial Representative in Zambia , Zambia

For our client who is active in the logistics sector we are recruiting Commercial Representative in Zambia who is fluent in Mandarin and English.

Profile
• Essential – Fluent in Mandarin / English. Minimum five years’ experience in the logistics industry, of which at least three years with proven track record in sales. You should be able to demonstrate sound knowledge of general multimodal freight forwarding procedures and related documentation.
• Ideal – exposure to our markets and previously lived / worked in the region. Better still, existing home base in the region.
• Ideal – work experience across both Chinese and non-Chinese companies may bring a more balanced perspective and allow for smoother integration into our working culture, whilst still being well versed in that of Chinese business.
• Ideal – intermediate or higher level French proficiency a plus.

Role
• Based in Lusaka, Ndola or Kitwe, with regular travel throughout Zambia (and elsewhere in the region, as new markets open up).
• Required to travel to China at least twice a year for follow ups with various head offices.
• Majority of time spent out ‘on the road’, with some associated administration / marketing / operational tasks.
• Working closely with both UK and Zambia teams. Reporting directly to UK based Managing Director and Financial Director.

Salary / Terms
• Initial 12 month contract, with 3 month probationary period.

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

Expiring: Mar 08, 2019
Financial Office Manager , Ghana

For our international client in Accra, we are seeking a hands-on and proactive Financial Office Manager, who will be part of a relatively new and still developing office from where they service the whole of West Africa.
Being part of a startup, within a global company, being hands-on and proactive is essential to fulfill the role. A real ‘can do’ and service minded approach is required as a member of a small team.

In the position of Financial Office Manager you will be directly reporting to General Manager of West Africa.
The role is an urgent position and candidates are able to start as soon as possible.

Purpose of job:
Responsible for overall office management, most importantly collection-, consolidation-, of financial data by means of accounting, analyzing, budgeting and financial reporting. Performing this functions by using the applicable (sub) systems effectively and in line with budgets, standards and procedures, to ensure accounting information is accurate, complete and up-to-date.

Specific requirements that the applicant must have experience in:
- Ghana Income Tax
- Withholding taxes
- VAT
- PAYE
- General Ghana statutory requirements and general compliance
- General accounting functions
- General office management
- Managing local and international creditors
- Reconciliations
- Foreign Exchange
- Intercompany reporting

Typical Education:
- Min. a Bachelor Degree in accounting/finance
- Minimum of 5 years relevant experience
- SAP experience
- MS office suit, advanced skills
- English Fluency
- Preferably having a background within an environment such as logistics, engineering, transport

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

Expiring: Feb 08, 2019
Business Developer West Africa , Ivory Coast

Our client is a company specialized in industrial packaging. For their regional office in Abidjan they are looking for a Business Development Manager, responsible for West Africa.

Current activities in the region:
The business segment, besides some mining opportunities ,focusses more on the food processing segment for cocoa and cashew and other agricultural produce. Besides Ivory Coast they would like to boost business development in surrounding countries and different business segments.

Work to perform:
- Perform regional market study and competitive analysis – draft development strategy for West African countries
- Lead and explore local partnerships with distributors and partners to boost development in the wider region – identification of right partners.
- Aggressively increase sales in new segments

Profile of Business Developer West Africa:
Responsible for the business development in West Africa (Ghana, Mali, Senegal, Togo, Cameroon, Benin, Mauritania and Gabon.

The Business developer is considered to:
- Organize business development missions in West Africa
- Development of the markets in West Africa
- Make an analysis of the competition and investigate opportunities
- Work closely with the sales team, to make sure customer service is optimal
- Travel to other offices of the company in Africa and Europe for training and reporting purposes
- Create a close relationship with different departments, like supply chain, international, communications, etc., with whom you built a professional relationship
- Follow all corporate policies, enforce them and be compliant in all areas, externally and internally

Knowledge & skills
- Proven capability to work under pressure
- Excellent knowledge of English and French languages in both writing and verbal
- Dedicated, result-driven and decisive
- Strong analytical and strategical skills
- Proven ability to effectively communicate both written and verbal to persuade and direct
- The build an extensive relationship with clients and suppliers
- The ability to negotiate
- Fast learner
- Knowledge of the African market is a benefit
- Knowledge of the French language is a must

Interests
- Passion for business development
- Affinity with logistics
- Intrigued by the African continent
- Sense of adventure and enjoy travel

Experience & Attitude
- You are an initiative taker, proactive and a good problem solver
- You can work independently, but are also a team player
- Flexible, good time management
- Positive “can do” attitude
- Motivated and energetic

Are you interested in becoming a Business Developer West Africa? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Dec 11, 2018
Business Development Manager in Djibouti , Djibouti

Our client is a global logistics service provider that has over 30 years of experience in chartering, forwarding, liner agency, project logistics, warehousing & distribution. Their head office is in Europe, they work from multiple country offices globally.

For their office in Djibouti they are looking for a high potential Junior Manager with strong focus on Business Development and sales. The Business Development manager builds the companies market position by locating, developing, defining, negotiating, and closing business relationships with international companies doing business in Djibouti and Ethiopia. The core activity will be in (project) forwarding & transit.

Responsibilities:
• Identifies trendsetter ideas by researching industry and related events, publications, and announcements; tracking individual contributors and their accomplishments.
• Locates or proposes potential business deals by contacting potential partners; discovering and exploring opportunities.
• Screens potential business deals by analysing market strategies, deal requirements, potential, and financials; evaluating options; resolving internal priorities; recommending equity investments.
• Closes new business deals by coordinating requirements; developing and negotiating contracts; integrating contract requirements with business operations.
• Enhances organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.

Requirements
• 3-7 yrs. experience in sales and / or business development
• Background in logistics (forwarding, special transport)
• Project management
• Should know branch terminology

Personality
Enthusiastic, Energetic, Bush proof, go(al)-getter, Self-starter, Flexible, Opportunist, Prospecting / Closing Skills, Motivation for Sales, Professionalism

The company offers
• Possibility for growth into other regional offices
• Local contract in Djibouti
• Accommodation, tickets, international insurance and a car
• Bonus structure
• Start date before Nov 1st

Are you interested in becoming a Business Development Manager in Djibouti? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Nov 02, 2018

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