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Factory Manager Soybean Oil in South Africa , South Africa

Factory Manager Soybean Oil production

Our clients vision is to unlock the potential of African agriculture through food processing, whilst they transform the lives of millions of Africans economically, socially and spiritually.

Currently our client has an exciting opportunity for a suitably qualified, well-motivated and driven individual to fill a role of Factory Manager for their Soybean Oil Production.

Purpose: To ensure that the operating profit of the Operating business unit complies with the required return on assets. Efficient running of the overall plant design capacity.
Minimum Requirements.
• Relevant Tertiary degree preferably a post graduate qualification
• Minimum of 10 years’ managerial experience in a manufacturing environment
• Knowledge on soybean oil production and hexane extraction of oil
• Have worked in solvent (hexane) extraction plants before
• Familiar with edible oil refining
• Prior experience in boilers
• Familiar with extrusion of vegetable protein can be seen as advantage
• Should have worked in MHI (major hazardous installation) before
• Should have worked in highly unionised environment previously
• Financially capable for budgetary control and reporting
• Worked on food safety in the past
• Mechanically inclined
• Must have handled large and complex teams in the past
• Ability to lead diverse teams, problem solving, interpersonal skills, crisis management / communication

Duties include:
• Identify the cause of poor cash flow, return on nett assets and business unit profits
• Operate plant within the approved budget for each business unit (Fixed and Variable)
• Achieving sales volumes as per budget of each Business Unit i.e: Extraction, Packing, Refinery, Texturized Vegetable Protein
• Achieving standard as set by Quality Assurance
• Efficient use of designed plant parameters (Coal / Paraffin Hexane / Electricity / Water / Overtime)
• Obtain favorable audit report on all compliance and risk matters
• Maintain high performance culture and contribute towards skills development of the workforce
• Build positive relations with Unions and stakeholders

Location and benefits
• South Africa
• Salary 1,3 mln ZAR a year, excluding additional package

Expiring: Dec 14, 2017
Financial Director , South Africa

Our client is a cassava processor with operations in Mozambique and active projects leading to an expansion into West Africa in the near future. Its mission is to become a Pan-African cassava processor that strengthens and transforms African agricultural through ethical and sustainable sourcing. Their key differentiator is the approach and a unique mobile processing technology that enables a significant direct impact on small holding farmers and their families whilst guaranteeing highest quality products.

The Financial Director will work directly with the Managing Director to identify, evaluate and setup new operations across sub-Saharan Africa and to manage existing and new operations. The position will involve three primary functions:
(1) support the Managing Director on investment planning (for new operational sites and countries or expansion projects);
(2) consolidate the financials of various companies (company per country operating in plus main holding company);
(3) support financial and operational staff within each country.

The vacancy is open strictly to French speaking candidates, willing to be based/located in South Africa (Pretoria) for the first year and after this based in West Africa (Ivory Coast or Nigeria)

Requirements:
▪ Must be a Chartered Accountant (CA)SA
▪ Master degree in accounting or business administration will be an advantage
▪ Relevant degree/tertiary education
▪ Minimum 10 years’ financial management and/or business experience
▪ Knowledge of the African continent ▪ Proven record as CFO for major company or division of a medium to large corporation
▪ Good communication skills
▪ Planning and organizing skills
▪ Ability to analyse and interpret information

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

Expiring: Dec 15, 2017
Group CFO in South Africa , South Africa

Our clients vision is to unlock the potential of African agriculture through food processing, whilst they transform the lives of millions of Africans economically, socially and spiritually.

Currently our client has an exciting opportunity for a suitably qualified, well-motivated and driven individual to fill a role of Group Chief Financial Officer in Pretoria, South Africa.

The individual will be a member of the Board of Directors and work very closely with the Chief Executive Officer and will need to have a strong social fiber as the company’s vision is to reform Africa through its businesses, all the way from the farm to the consumer.

The candidate must share the vision of wanting to impact the continent economically, socially and spiritually. They must also be willing to institute growth across a variety of spectrums, as they take full accountability of financial function, as well as IT. There is an expectation of sound values and high morale coupled with a true sense of caring for Africa and its people.

The overall contributor of this role is to take fully accountability for Foods Business financial planning, accounting principles, and financial operations of the company, including the development of a financial strategy of the group. The individual would also manage the financial aspect of mergers and acquisitions, including but not limited to representing the Foods business to investors.

Critical elements:
o Proven record as CFO for major company or division of a medium to large corporation
o Must be a Chartered Accountant
o Minimum 10 years financial management and/or business experience
o Knowledge and love of the African continent, and its people
o French speaking is important, and other foreign languages would be an advantage
o Strong Christian ethos as non-negotiable

The vacancy is open strictly to French speaking candidates, willing to be based/located in South Africa (Pretoria). Preference given to BEE candidates.

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

Expiring: Dec 07, 2017
Business Development Manager in South Africa , South Africa

Our client is a European family owned leading manufacturer of industrial packaging products. They deliver to, amongst others, the mining and agricultural sector. For their South African branch we are looking for a Business Development Manager.
Reporting to: Regional Director Southern Africa

OVERALL PURPOSE:
Responsible for identifying and implementing new and existing opportunities within the sector in line with agreed strategies and policies as defined.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND REPONSIBILITIES:
* Identify, define and investigate new products/opportunities
* Investigate any existing projects identified by the company with a view of commercialization.
* Develop and implement strategies, objectives and budgets to exploit business opportunities.
* Analyse business/market trends, product line development, changes in future demand, competition and contacts.
* Implement strategies for developing existing products into existing markets as well as new markets.
* Be responsible for market intelligence
* Strengthen relations and maintain linkages between customer, sales and marketing and production.

COMPETENCY PROFILE:
* A Bachelors’ degree in any numeric discipline or experience hard core sales
* 7+ years’ experience gained in a relevant capacity.
* Commercial acumen and awareness is key.
* Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
* A ‘can do attitude’ and innovative thinking.
* Good leadership and organization skills.
* Proficiency of computer application packages.

EXPERIENCE EXPECTED
* experience in industrial packaging
* knowledge of plastics is a pre
* knowledge of production processes, lead times, cost is a pre
* Afrikaans is a pre

PACKAGE OFFERED
* gross salary ZAR 600-700k per year, split up in basic and commission
* Upton 50% traveling (within South Africa and Namibia)

Expiring: Oct 27, 2017
Team Leader , South Africa

BMB Mott MacDonald, an international Management Consultancy firm is positioning itself to bid for the Capacity Building Programme for Employment Promotion (CBPEP) in South Africa with the submission of an Expression of Interest (EOI) to the EU. In preparation we are looking for a Team Leader to manage the implantation of the project.

Programme Background and Description
South Africa is currently tackling high levels of unemployment and underemployment due in a large part to unoccupied youths and adults (school drop-outs). To ensure the country’s growth is inclusive a larger part of the working population need to be engaged in meaningful employment to ensure South Africa reaches its economic potential.
To this purpose, the EU is launching a programme that will provide institutional strengthening/capacity development assistance (in the form of technical assistance and the organisation of conferences, seminars, workshops and study tours) to identified relevant South African Departments, addressing key areas relevant for employment promotion in South Africa.

These key areas of support are:
1. Active labour market policy interventions for the unemployed (especially, for women and the youth) focused on work-seeker support, the transition from school to work, (public) occupational advisory services and (public) job placement services. Activities associated to the promotion of green jobs, will also be envisaged;
2. Analysis, monitoring and advice on small enterprise promotion, informal sector development (including cultural and creative sectors), labour market trends (supply, demand and shortages) and wage determination (tripartite social partnership);
3. Activities pursuing further education and skills development systems organisation to increase employability of the unemployed, including financing and quality enhancement aspects.

It is proposed to anchor this programme within the Government Technical Advisory Centre (GTAC), which is an agency of National Treasury in South Africa. The contracted entity is required to provide government departments and agencies with support and advice to improve the value of public spending.

Scope of Work/Objectives
The Team Leader will lead the implementation of this proposed project and will be responsible and report to the Project Director (PD) for the overall planning, delivery and management of the programme inputs. S/he will work closely with the overall CBPEP Team and Consortium Partners to assure that all interventions, are completed within time, quality, and cost parameters.

Timeframe
The provisional commencement date of the contract is November 2016 and the expected period of implementation of the contract will be 50-56 months. We expect the function of the Team Leader to be fulltime over the duration of the contract.

Job Description

Qualifications and skills
- The candidate should hold a Master Degree or equivalent in a relevant subject such as Social Sciences, Education, Development Studies, or Organizational Development.
- Fluency in English (speaking and writing) is essential.
- Computer literate.
- Very good leadership, management and communication skills are essential.
- Strong interpersonal communications and team collaboration skills are also necessary.

Candidate Specification

General professional experience
- General professional experience (if holder of a postgraduate degree), mainly in the field of Skills Development, further education, and/or private sector development.
- Previous experience in leading a team of experts in an EU Programme.
- Experience in working in Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries, preferably South Africa.
- Knowledge of Institutional Capacity Development and employment promotion in South Africa would be an advantage.
- Good knowledge of project cycle management and EU procurement and contracting procedures would be an advantage.
- Specific professional experience
- Experience in the field of capacity development and institutional reform (advisory role) to governmental institutions involved in employment promotion (green jobs creation), skills development is highly desirable.
- Experience in supporting and advising ministerial agencies, with administration and institutional capacity assessment and capacity development planning is desirable.
- Experience in analysis, development and implementation of employment promotion policies.
- Experience working with small-medium enterprise/private sector and further education /TVET graduate linkages.
- Experience in development and implementation of line managed performance management systems.

Expiring: Aug 18, 2016
ICT Klantenservice Medewerkers in Zuid-Afrika , South Africa

Voor een van s' werelds beste ICT dienstverleners, uit Brabant en nu ook gevestigd in Johannesburg Zuid Afrika, zijn wij op zoek naar ICT Klantenservice Medewerkers.

Functieomschrijving:
De werkzaamheden bestaan uit het effectief en klantvriendelijk afhandelen van vragen over computerproblemen van kantoormedewerkers van een van de grootste klanten van onze opdrachtgever. Momenteel is onze opdrachtgever op zoek naar medewerkers die zowel de Nederlandse als de Engelse taal zeer goed beheersen. Na een gedegen training ga je aan de slag op een van de projecten van onze opdrachtgever als Helpdesk Medewerker. Je doet relevante buitenlandse werkervaring op terwijl je woont in een van de mooiste landen ter wereld!

Functiecriteria:
- Je hebt gedegen kennis van de tegenwoordig meest gebruikte ICT oplossingen (Microsoft 365 etc.)
- Je bent serieus en houdt van avontuur
- Je bent klantgericht en beschikt over goede contactuele eigenschappen
- Je beheerst de Nederlandse taal uitstekend (schrijven en spreken)
- Je spreekt vloeiend Engels
- Je bent bereid om minimaal een jaar in Zuid-Afrika te wonen
- Je bent bij voorkeur direct beschikbaar en gerechtigd om in ZA te werken (of bereid dit te regelen)

Bedrijfsprofiel:
- Voor onze opdrachtgever, een wereldwijd opererende ICT-marktleider, die haar Servicedesk in Zuid-Afrika heeft gevestigd, zijn wij op zoek naar kandidaten die vanuit Zuid-Afrika kantoormedewerkers telefonisch ondersteuning bieden bij het oplossen van hun computerproblemen.

Arbeidsvoorwaarden:
- Een professionele werkomgeving bij een hard groeiend en ambitieus bedrijf
- Een uitgebreid trainingsprogramma
- Je wordt geholpen met het vinden van huisvesting
- Retourticket wordt vergoed
- Marktconform salaris 19.500 Rand

Are you interested in becoming a Dutch Speaking Service Desk Agent in South Africa? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Jul 26, 2021
Projects & Communications Intern in South Africa , South Africa

The internship position for which this offer is applicable is that of Projects & Communications co-ordinator, reporting to the Co-General Manager – South Africa.

Job Description in summary:
• Project co-ordination (events)
• Membership management
• Project administration
• Assistance to General Managers

Your duties and responsibilities include, and not limited to:
• Co-ordinating and organising of HBC-SA events
• Co-ordinating the HBC-SA’s membership database and assist in being a liaison between HBC-SA & and the membership base
• Organising and co-ordinating of export promotion events and seminars, as well as international trade missions
• Assist in the acquisition of new members
• Co-ordinate events with the Dutch Embassy in Pretoria
• Possible travel within South Africa & the SADC region
• Co-ordinate the launch of the annual HBC-SA Business Directory
• Attend events organised by our partner organisations (Dutch Embassy, European Chambers etc)
• Provide office administration duties (including liaison with the accounting officer)
• Create a lasting business link between HBC-SA and Dutch companies
• Provide other duties as required by the management of HBC-SA

KPIs:
• Successful completion of projects and event management
• Membership registration is always kept updated
• Project administration tracking regularly updated and contains latest information
• The office administration is running smoothly
• Always communicate bottlenecks and other obstacles in carrying out duties
• Attendance register at HBC-SA events should be provided
• Follow up on tasks
Requirements:
• Bachelors or Associate degree in the relevant field
• Interest in International Trade
• Ability to work under-pressure
• Great networking skills

About the Holland Business Chamber:
Established in 1992, the Holland Business Chamber Southern Africa, formerly known as the Southern African Netherlands Chamber of Commerce (SANEC) is a member-based organisation that has for aim, the promotion of economic and bilateral trade relations between Southern Africa and the Netherlands.

Are you interested in becoming a Projects & Communications Intern in South 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: Sep 30, 2019

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