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Chief Operations Officer , West Africa

Our client in West Africa is looking for a Chief Operations Officer.
Reporting to the Managing Director / CEO, the Chief Operations Officer will be responsible for creating and maintaining a terminal operational strategy that ensures a safe working environment, meets agreed service levels and is cost-efficient. The Chief Operations Officer is a member of the terminal senior management team and has a direct influence on the further growth and development of the terminal. He/ She oversee the operations of the organisation with a goal to meeting business goals and projections. The COO is expected to provide measurable input to the terminals business strategy within the limits of the role.

The position is responsible for:
• Setting and delivering the main operational initiatives which are within the strategy of the terminal.
• Establishing and implementing current and long-range goals, objectives, plans and policies of port operations and expansions.
• Providing leadership and direction for the Port/Terminal operations and taking responsibility for effective management and safety of all operations staff.
• Improving the quality of existing operational processes and methods on an ongoing basis, by providing input for effective local strategies for operating at optimal levels.
• Ensuring operational processes comply with HSSE policies & procedures.
• Playing a leading role in selection, negotiation and finalization of agreements with suppliers & customers including execution and maintenance of SLA’s.
• Liaising with customs agents, trucking companies, customs, port authorities, etc. to ensure that their requirements are met.
• Setting and achieving the budget for the reporting functions.
• Ensuring that the terminal adheres to the company’s Global standards on process and people development.
• Motivating, coaching and instructing all operational team members. Structuring tasks and goals, establishing efficient courses of action, setting priorities, organising information, efficiently, planning and executing daily tasks.
• Supporting programs and initiatives that emphasise incremental improvement in work process and outputs over an open-ended period of time.
• Liaising with labor unions and on behalf of the company taking part in long-term contract negotiations with labor unions. Ensuring industrial harmony with the workforce.
• Measuring and reporting on operational performance and developing plans to improve relevant key performance indicators

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE & SKILLS
• Minimum university degree in logistics, maritime and port, or process/industrial engineering.
• Completed post-graduate studies in Port and/or Terminal Management, or related business studies is desirable.
• Minimum 7-year experience in operations management roles in the port and maritime industry, manufacturing, aviation or similar.
• Solid understanding of the container shipping industry end-to-end and an ability to relate with shipping company and other associated industry managers.
• Experience in cost and productivity optimisation through process optimisation, as well as design and implementation of new operation procedures.
• Extensive understanding of modern terminal operations and terminal management systems.
• Extensive knowledge of Terminal Operating Systems
• Fluent in English and preferably also in the local language
• Experience in finance related matters, setting budgets and reporting against financial objectives.
• Ability to meet objectives while promoting a team environment and developing people.

Critical Knowledge
• Lean knowledge and leadership
• Build Effective Teams
• Problem Solver mindset
• Effective Negotiation Skills
• Conflict Management
• Effective Communication Skills
• Collaboration
• Customer Centricity
• Agility

Our client is an equal opportunity employer, and also encourages women to apply for this role.

If you are interested in this position, please apply above or below.

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Expiring: Mar 05, 2020
French-Speaking Independent HR Consultant , West Africa

French-Speaking Independent HR Consultant (Talent Pool)
JobnetAfrica HR Consultancy Services specializes in International Human Resource Solutions in Africa. Conducting business across borders requires a special set of skills and cultural awareness. Our consultants have a broad understanding of HR as well as extensive Africa experience, allowing them to bridge the gap between cultures. Our clients are international companies who engage us for our specialist HR knowledge. We contribute towards their HR (change) programs, provide them with temporarily work-load reduction and give an independent 3rd party assessment on HR issues.

JobnetAfrica is currently looking to replenish our talent pool with Independent HR Consultants who:
 Live in West-Africa, preferably in the capital area,
 Have lived/ studied/ worked in Europe or the USA for at least 10 years,
 Have 3-10 years of international HR work experience,
 Hold a Bachelor or Master degree in Human Resources, Organizational Psychology or Business Administration from a university in Europe or the USA,
 Are fluent in French both spoken & written, as well as English.

Doing an assignment through JobnetAfrica means you can concentrate on what you do best and leave the rest to us! We will:
 Take care of marketing and business development,
 Use our strong brand name and our vast client-base to secure assignments,
 Help you write proposals, or write them for you, and negotiate fees with clients,
 Take care of the financial administration.

If you’re interested in working for JobnetAfrica as an Independent HR Consultant, apply here (add hyperlink). Please add a short summary with the type of HR assignments you are looking for, your fee expectations as well as your LinkedIn profile!

If you’d like to know more about the talent pool before applying, please contact Hedwig Rovers, Manager HR Consultancy Services: Hedwig@jobnetafrica.com

Are you interested in becoming a French-Speaking Independent HR Consultant ? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Jan 10, 2020
Senior Sales Executive in West Africa , West Africa

Our client is a social enterprise that provides data to farmers and agricultural organizations.

JOB DESCRIPTION

As the companies' lead Sales talent in West Africa, you will have the opportunity to build an amazing new business in the really important market in West Africa. You will be supported by a motivated, small team of techies, marketers and scientists, and you need to have extensive experience and relationships in the agricultural space as well as knowledge of the food industry to get to your sales objectives, while establishing the company as a leading player in this market.

You will work together with the product and marketing team and the CCO to implement and create projects across West Africa. You will be promoting the companies' unique value to our clients. The Marketing and Communications team will support you to generate new leads and in the end new customers. All new customers will be handed over to the Account Management team, who will build a solid relationship with these customers and turn it into a partnership that is benificial for both parties.

REQUIREMENTS

JOB DUTIES
You will be one of the first senior Sales executives for this company and so you will play a central and important role in the strategy of how the company is going to the market. The company and you can improve the lives of the farmers. Our client is small and therefor flexible to adjust to the customers' needs. So if you have good knowledge of the decision making process of agricultural companies, the benefits and features they would want and know what makes them tick, we would be happy to hear from you.

Key responsibilities:

• Have a deep understanding of the market and it's players.
• Identifying prospects, exploring and researching sales options.
• Building relationships with clients by providing information, guidance; researching and recommending new opportunities; recommending profit and service improvements.
• Identifies product improvements or new products by remaining current on industry trends, market activities, and competitors.
• Prepares reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information.
• Maintains quality service by establishing and enforcing organization standards.
• Maintains professional and technical knowledge.
• Exceeding sales objectives.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

• bilingual French (native) and English
* Minimum 5 years experience in Sales for a major Agricultural input company
• In depth knowledge of the Food value chain
• Great presentation skills and being able to be creative at solving buying challenges

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

Expiring: Nov 14, 2019
Senior Sales Executive NGO's in West Africa , West Africa

Our client is a social enterprise that provides data to farmers and agricultural organizations .

JOB DESCRIPTION

This role will play a big part in leading the expansion in the Development and NGO sectors. There will be opportunities to develop new projects across our core market of West Africa and to build amazing new partnerships. You will be supported by a motivated, small team of techies, marketers and scientists, and you need a have extensive experience and relationships in the not for profit space as well as knowledge of development institutions to get to your sales objectives, while establishing the company as a leading player in this market.

You will work together with the product and marketing team and the CCO to implement and create projects across West Africa. You will be promoting the companies' unique value to farming and not for profit organisations. The Marketing and Communications team will support you to generate new leads and in the end new customers. All new customers will be handed over to the Account Management team, who will build a solid relationship with these customers and turn it into a partnership that is benificial for both parties.

REQUIREMENTS

JOB DUTIES
You will be one of the first senior Sales executives for this company and so you will play a central and important role in the strategy of how the company is going to the market. The company and you can improve the lives of the farmers. Our client is small and therefor flexible to adjust to the customers' needs. So if you have good knowledge of the decision making process of not for profit organisations, the benefits and features they would want and know what makes them tick, we would be happy to hear from you.

Key responsibilities:
• Have a deep understanding of the market and it's players.
• Identifying prospects, exploring and researching sales options.
• Building relationships with clients by providing information, guidance; researching and recommending new opportunities; recommending profit and service improvements.
• Identifies product improvements or new products by remaining current on industry trends, market activities, and competitors.
• Prepares reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information.
• Maintains quality service by establishing and enforcing organization standards.
• Maintains professional and technical knowledge.
• Exceeding sales objectives.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
• College / University degree
• Minimum 5 years experience in Sales
• Minimum 5 years experience working directly in or with not for profit projects in Africa
• In depth knowledge of the Development value chain
• Great presentation skills and being able to be creative at solving buying challenges
• Have an extensive network of development and not for profit institutions.

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

Expiring: Jul 20, 2019

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