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Managing Director in Ghana , Ghana

The Managing Director, is a first member of the team for the port project, and serves as a strategic partner and advisor to the client’s management team and Director – Global Investments. As the Managing Director, the candidate will set-up and provide leadership and direction to the (project) team responsible for delivering the services under the Concession Agreement, and manage the day-to-day affairs of the company including but not limited to construction, financial, operational, administrative, community relations, and customer creation and service. The Managing Director will be the primary contact point between all port-related government bodies.

THE CANDIDATE
The right candidate is an engaging and focused leader who leverages best practice management skills to maximize team performance. As an individual the Managing Director is highly adaptive and excels in a dynamic environment.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Directing functions & performance
• Sets up & Leads the local team in management of day-to-day affairs of the company.
• Ensures that all managers are up to date with the concession related terms.
• Oversees annual budget requirements, approving budget guidelines, with end accountability for the achievement of both budget and financial goals of the organization in accordance with the business plan and updated financial model.

2. Contract Management
• Ensures that all company activities are carried out in commercial, technical, operational compliance with the concession agreement, projects agreements, financing agreements, service agreements and agreed business plan.
• Interfaces with all major contractors and vendors to achieve the agreed performance output as contracted.
• Ensures all contractual obligations of the company are fully met.
• Secures appropriate long-term service contracts.
• Seeks opportunities to enhance the popularity of the port and increase the project’s revenue potential.

3. Communication & Liaison
• Builds and actively manages relationships with all stakeholders.
• Represents the organization with the shareholders, the financial community and the public including the media.

4. Developing the business strategy
• Provides the vision, leadership and direction for the company. Establishes short and long-term goals, objectives, plans and policies, subject to approval by the client’s management.
• Develops the commercial strategy for approval by the client’s management.
• Develops and manages the business plan and annual operating plan.

5. Recruitment and Development
• Recruits / manages the local Senior Management team, and provides mentoring/guidance to senior managers.
• Implements a relevant performance management system.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE & SKILLS
Experience:
• At least fifteen (15+) plus years of working as an MD or CEO with experience in successfully managing concessions agreements and port/ off-shore construction projects, in Ghana or West Africa.
• Extensive managerial and leadership knowledge, applying best practices to all sections of the business.
• Successful Track record of stakeholder management and dealing with senior authorities, bureaucrats and ministry level individuals.
• Excellent contacts with public authorities in Ghana.

Skills:
• Must be able to demonstrate strong leadership and exceptional skills in building interpersonal relationships, including a high degree of tact, diplomacy and ability to influence.
• In-depth understanding of financial concepts, financial models and hands-on with the financial implications of the project implementation processes.
• Excellent business acumen, including project management skills.
• Effective negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
• A collaborative work style, fostering cooperation and teamwork.
• Advanced verbal and written communications skills in English in addition to effective interpersonal skills.

All applicants are required to submit to a complete background check and medical examination as a condition of employment. Only candidates that have successfully passed both checks will be eligible for employment.

If you’re interested in the position of Managing Director apply through this link.

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Expiring: Nov 07, 2019
Commercial Outside Itinérant H/F , Ivory Coast

Missions:
Sous la responsabilité du Directeur commercial et de la Directrice d’Agence et en collaboration avec le service ADV, vous assurerez le développement commercial B to B de l’entreprise sur les services suivants : maritime, aérien, roulants et hors gabarits.
Vos missions seront les suivantes :
• Prospection de tous types de clients (de la TPE à la grande entreprise, Industriels, BTP, Importateurs etc.) sur votre zone géographique
• Etablissement d’un plan de prospection (réseaux sociaux, veille, presse, sites spécialisés etc.)
• Garant(e) de visites clients de qualité
• Etablissement et transmission des rapports de visite
• Développement et fidélisation de la relation commerciale auprès des clients et prospects afin de garantir:
o la pérennité des trafics
o le développement de nouveaux trafics et du CA

• Relances commerciales, recouvrement
• Veille permanente des clients concernant leur solvabilité, l'évolution de leur métier, leur organisation et leurs trafics
• Participation active à la résolution des problèmes et litiges clients
• Assistance et information auprès des services Exploitation et Douane

Profil :
De formation en Commerce International ou Transport (Bac+2/3 minimum), vous justifiez d’une expérience solide de 3 ans minimum chez un Transitaire et possédez un réel intérêt pour l’activité commerciale terrain.
Vous êtes à même de vous investir dans la durée, d’accomplir un travail de fond pour récolter les fruits de votre travail.
Vous possédez une bonne aisance à l’oral ainsi que de réelles capacités rédactionnelles.

Are you interested in becoming a Commercial Outside Itinérant H/F in Ivory Coast? 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.

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Expiring: Nov 02, 2019
Senior Manager Business Development , Saudi Arabia

Job base: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Reporting to the Director of Global Investments the Senior Manager Business Development:

• Drives and manages investments in port projects globally.
• Generates business and investment opportunities in port projects globally.
• Leads the creation of quality bids, tender documents and similar, and manages the negotiation process with ministries, port authorities, local partners and other relevant stakeholders.
• Provides leadership for the continuous (financial) evaluation of investment opportunities, develops business cases, prepares financial models and performs feasibility studies to obtain shareholder approval for port investments.
• Networks to build and maintain strategic relationships towards further business generation, and assists with business development through public relations, events, media and engaging with stakeholders including joint venture partners, government authorities, shipping lines and consultants.
• Assists with legal negotiations towards deal closure.
• Assists, together with project team, with the initial implementation of secured projects.
• Assists with the creation and management of Government relations and assists with policy lobby.

THE CANDIDATE
The right candidate is an engaging and focused commercial executive, who has a strong understanding of the port business and a proven track-record of successfully securing concession agreements.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE & SKILLS
• At least 8-10 years of working in a Business Development role within the port business
• A degree in marketing or sales from a reputed institution
• Entrepreneurial, with a keen eye for business opportunities
• Excellent business acumen, high energy and drive
• A result-oriented negotiator
• Must be able to demonstrate exceptional skills in building interpersonal relationships
• In-depth understanding of financial concepts and financial models
• Advanced verbal and written communications skills in English. Fluency in French and / or Arabic and/ or Spanish is advantageous.
• Must be ready for significant (25%) travel domestically and internationally. Base of the role in is Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

All applicants are required to submit to a complete background check and medical examination as a condition of employment. Only candidates that have successfully passed both checks will be eligible for employment.

For more information, send an email to hedwig@jobnetafrica.com or apply directly below.

Expiring: Nov 28, 2019
Senior Manager Sales in South Africa , South Africa

Our client is a leader in the global container shipping and logistics industry and we are looking for a Senior Manager Sales in South Africa for them.

PURPOSE:

Overall Responsibility :
• Develop a growth strategy for Africa for the company working closely with senior management.
• Deliver on Key utilization
• Gaining knowledge of the specifics of the market in Africa
• Building and managing a team that reaches the sales goals set by the company

Job Specification - Key Accountabilities:
 Ownership of seventy percent of West African ship utilization
 In charge of mapping complete Free On Board segment for all key African countries
 Building a strong support network in regional offices around the world for promotion for outbound and inbound cargo in Africa.
 Improve together with the team the cargo mix for inbound cargo by country
 Responsible for preperation, execution and maintenance of African Free On Board tender list
 Willing to work after hours and do business trips on short notice.

Critical Qualifications / Skills / Experience

Technical Competencies:
▪ Preferably a degree in Business, Sales , Marketing or equivalent
▪ Comprehensive experience in logistics, trade manegement and / or liner shipping
▪ Knowledgable about the processes and workflow in the shipping industry
▪ Knowledge of African Market. Having lived in Africa is an added advantage
▪ Excellent command of spoken and written English. Ability to speak and write in French and Portuguese will be an advantage.
▪ Good knowledge of user applications systems (FIS, CRM, Web Focus/Hyperion) will also be an advantage. Otherwise the candidate will have to be keen to learn fast.
▪ Analytical with ability to identify market opportunities,
▪ Solid problem-solving and organizational skills
▪ Customer-oriented with positive attitude
▪ Can demonstrate leadership skills to lead and motivate a team
▪ Ability to work under pressure and meet targets
▪ Willing to work very hard to achieve results and targets.

Core Competencies

Personality:
▪ Results-oriented, goal-driven
▪ Assertive negotiator
▪ Team player with a proactive attitude
▪ Result driven and persuasiveness
▪ Ability to communicate and collaborate
▪ Ability to work under pressure
▪ Flexible

Entrepreneurial and conceptional thinking and action:
▪ Acknowledge Signals
▪ Multi-dimensional thinking
▪ Courage to make decisions and accepting responsibility
▪ Lateral thinker
▪ Multi skilling and quick decision maker

Positive image to colleagues and customers:
▪ Capacity to support and inspire
▪ Open and honest attitude
▪ Hard working
▪ Lead by example

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

Expiring: Nov 07, 2019
Project Director in Ghana , Ghana

The Project Director, is a first member of the project implementation team for the port project and serves as a strategic partner and advisor to the client’s management and Director – Global Investments, and shall be responsible for the successful delivery of the project concession, the transaction and partnership structure, the relevant approval processes and then the successful implementation of the project after taking handover of the concession area including but not limited to construction, financial, operational, administrative and customer creation and service.
The Project Director position will liaise with the Director – Global Investments on matters pertaining to stakeholder management with respect to the concession negotiations, signing and approval processes, partnership structures, concession area handover, construction tender and management, community relations, and political sensitivities that may or will impact the successful delivery of the project concession and its post-handover implementation. Based on the candidate, his experience and his delivery during the early phase of the project implementation process, the position has an opportunity to morph into one of the top roles at the operating organization including possibly CEO, CFO, COO or similar.

THE CANDIDATE:
 A high-caliber Head of Project Delivery with substantial prior accomplishments in successfully leading concession negotiations and securing, approval processes and initiatives leading to the successful achievement of a valid concession agreement leading on to concession area handover, construction implementation and the ultimate operationalization of the project.
 An engaging and focused leader who leverages best practice management skills to maximize team performance.
 An individual that is highly adaptive and can excel in a dynamic environment.
 Exercises a credible and value-creating style of business partnering.
 Driven, grounded and progressive person who is robust and hands-on.
 Commercial acumen coupled with analytical and strategic thinking capacity.
 Understanding of financial concepts, financial models and hands-on with the financial implications of the project implementation processes.
 Stakeholder management experience and dealing with senior authorities, bureaucrats and ministry level individuals.
 Experience with offshore services port industry (or in other words, oil and gas port services industry) is an advantage.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES AND BEHAVIORS
 Minimum of fifteen plus (15+) years of relevant and applicable professional experience.
 Extensive experience working as a Project Implementation and/or Business Development Manager and successfully managing high-value projects with “Marine Construction”.
 Experience with managing FIDIC contracts.
 Good understanding of business operations (business acumen) including project management
 skills.
 Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with internal and external customers.
 Well-developed written and verbal communication skills, public speaking, presentations and managing through influence. Must have exceptional skills in building interpersonal relationships, including high degree of tact, diplomacy and ability to influence.
 Strong bias for action and ability to energize others to work toward the achievement of
 organizational goals and objectives.
 Strong relationship management skills including negotiations and conflict resolution capabilities
 Ability to quickly establish credibility and rapport with key stakeholders and colleagues.
 Ability to identify potential risks and corrective actions. Sound analytical and reasoning skills – focus on “root cause” identification and remediation and/or mitigation.
 Significant experience writing effective reports which clearly and concisely describe risk assessment; reports are easily accessible to the technical and non-technical professional.
 Fluency in English Language (written & spoken) is essential.

All applicants are required to submit to a complete background check and medical examination as a condition of employment. Only candidates that have successfully passed both checks will be eligible for employment.

If you’re interested in the position of Project Director apply through the apply button.


Expiring: Nov 07, 2019
Key Accounts Manager in South Africa , South Africa

Our client wishes to expand its business offering and sales compliment with a view to acquiring more business in the new builds and repairs business.

POSITION IN THE ORGANISATION
Reports to: Managing Director
Subordinates: None.

FUNCTION PURPOSE
To play an integral role in success of the Organisation by bringing in new business to the Organisation and the effective on boarding of new clients. To develop the local sales, finding, growing and developing existing clients with the aim of developing new business.

Result Area
- New clients

Core Activities
- To research and obtain new clients in the maritime industry across a broad spectrum;
- To develop a trust relationship with this portfolio so that they come to us as a supplier first;
- Understand what the key requirements are of the customer;
- Work with the other staff regarding new tenders for new clients and the business proposals;
- Represent the Company in terms of business with the clients and any social functions;

Outcome criteria
- Obtain new clients in the maritime industry who could be potential purchasers of vessels;
- Develop the relationship so that the client wants to work with and use our organisation as the supplier;
- Close deals with new clients for new and repair business.


Result Area
- Existing clients

Core Activities
­- Continue the relationships and continue to build relationships with the clients on all levels;
­- Research their needs on an ongoing basis;
- Decide whether the requirement is for new builds or repair Work;
- Work with the Management at the yard to ensure tenders are done in time or quotations delivered in time.

Outcome criteria
­- Have a portfolio of strong accounts.


Result Area
- Tenders and quotations

Core Activities
- Assist with the drawing up of tenders and quotations for new and repair work;
- Do accurate costing and estimates using approved BBBEE suppliers;

Outcome criteria
­- ­ Develop tenders that are successful and positive in that the Company wins them.


Result Area
Developing contacts and creating awareness

Core Activities
- Using existing client knowledge and developing new client connections to develop the sales channels further;
- Developing all client contacts to further the name of the organisation as a preferred supplier;
- Maintaining the existing contacts within the Governmental customers to ensure the ongoing communication

Outcome criteria
- Represent the Company at all levels, engendering trust and confidence with clients.


Result Area
Technical competence

Core Activities
- Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.

Outcome criteria
- Up to date information and ability to act on all levels when discussing new build and repair work;


Result Area
Reports and administration

Core Activities
- Keeps management informed by submitting activity and results reports, such as daily call reports, weekly work plans, and monthly and annual territory analyses;
- Provides historical records by maintaining records on area and customer sales.

Outcome criteria
- Weekly / monthly reporting on activities and possible sales and progression of sales.

Other duties and responsibilities express and implied which arise from the nature and character of the post within the organisation.
Carry out any reasonable duties consistent with the post as directed.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE

Educational level
- Diploma or degree in commerce / law.
- Background of the SAN, Armscor, TNPA, or having working experience in those types of businesses’.

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

Expiring: Mar 28, 2019
General Manager (Container) in Sierra Leone , Sierra Leone

Our client is looking for a General Agency Manager for their container division / department in Sierra Leone.

Purpose / overview:
- To lead and manage the overall daily operation of the company
- Ensure smoothly information flow through the various departments
- To drive the company forward in all aspects, this incl. business as well as staff
- To protect and enhance the reputation and standing of the company in all respects
- Reports directly to the Managing Director and head office
- Oversees procedures and deadlines are met in alliance with the Head Office’s guidelines

Essential duties and responsibilities:
- Operations – Supervise the operation team. Ensure fast and efficient operation and turnaround of vessels. Maintain professional and fruitful relationship with both Freetown Terminal as well as the Sierra Leone Port Autohorities.

- Logistics – Organize all logistics aspect with the Logistics Manager. Safeguard all claims, user account control, container control as well as logistics reports are done as per guidelines.

- Sales – Organize and motivate both the import as well as export sales team. Provide sales tool, both to maintain existing clients, but also to gain new client. Manage and maintain key accounts with local sales team

- Documentation – Supervise both import and export documentation department, to ensure local as well as the Company’s directions are followed.

- Customer Service – Ensure the team keeps providing professional customer service in a highly competitive market

- IT – IT officer will take care of the daily running. The General Agency Manager is in control of any new implementations the Head Office requires.

- HR – Overall leadership of 20 staff including recruitment, training/development, performance management and discipline and grievance

- PR – Liaises with media, advertisers and other suppliers/contacts in relation to brand, advertising and publicity. All PR is done with support from the Managing Director.

- Finance – Oversees the Finance Manager and his/her team but holds ultimate responsibility and signature authority for all financial transactions on behalf of the company. Approves monthly staff salaries and authorizes all expenses. Approves and ensures deadlines for financial reports (daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, yearly) are met in alliance with local procedure as well as Head Office’s instructions.

- Legal and Administration – Manages staff to ensure the office is efficiently and compliantly run at all times. Holds all local legal responsibilities (JV, staff, building contracts, insurance) and oversees all supplier relationships and contracts.

Requirements:
• Proven working experience as an Agency Manager in the container branch
• 5-7 years of experience in West Africa
• Demonstrable ability to lead and manage staff
• Ability to work independently and handle multiple projects
• Fluency in English

Personal characteristics:
• Operational mindset taking precaution for the challenges in the country
• Ability to think out of the box to create and sell solutions
• Be a business developer with focus on expanding the business and improve internal agent network
• Should be outgoing, have a good sense of humor, responsible and self-driven, conscientious, focused, result-oriented, purposeful and most important; know how to be a good team player and manager/leader for his team

They offer:
• Being part of a young and dynamic team
• Being part of successful company with a high track record in West and Central Africa
• Exciting challenges every day!

Start date is a.s.a.p., but no later than Dec 1st 2017.
Single status only

Expiring: Mar 22, 2018

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