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Management Trainee West Africa , West Africa

Are you an African graduate with international academic exposure, outstanding leadership, entrepreneurial and commercial skills?
Are you passionate about agribusiness and developing rural prosperity on the continent? Are you interested in building your career in West Africa within a challenging multicultural environment?

The Ecom West Africa Management Trainee Programme offers a 2-year fast track programme through its businesses in Ghana, Nigeria and Côte d’Ivoire to build our next generation of Ecom managers.

Ecom West Africa, part of the global Ecom Agrotrade Group, is a rapidly growing agribusiness, commodities trader and sustainable supply chain merchant. We aim to achieve the impossible by developing rural prosperity through empowerment, innovation and efficiency.
Our business in West Africa focuses on origin-integrated cocoa buying and we are one of the leading cocoa companies operating between farm gate and chocolate maker clients. Our sustainability management services impact the livelihoods of over 250,000 smallholder farmers across Ghana, Nigeria and the Ivory Coast. We provide advisory services, training and support to farmers on productivity, quality, certification, crop diversification, environmental and broader social issues.
We are diversifying into new crop areas, such as sesame and cashew, and are also developing, marketing and selling a range of relevant products and services for farmers including agro-inputs and financial services including a rural microfinance programme.

We are dedicated to developing young African talent and are always on the look out for dynamic and highly adaptable innovators, entrepreneurs and leaders with a strong bottom of the pyramid skill set and loads of passion to join our team!

Read all about the role: https://lnkd.in/dYsK3s4 and send your CV in English to hr.westafrica@ecomtrading.com.
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Applications from women are strongly encouraged.

Expiring: Jan 12, 2018
Sales Manager West Africa , Ghana

Our client is a leading producer and supplier of premium quality oils and fats for the food manufacturing industry. Since they want to expand their export market, they are looking for a Sales Manager for the West African region.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Identify and establish potential customers for the sales initiative of the company
- Generate the sale of company products in the region in accordance to agreed sales targets
- Planning, Implementation and evaluation of critical initiatives that delivers market share and profit growth within assigned region.
- Embody company culture and maintain high sales engagement with customers
- Develop and maintain an efficient distribution network to ensure constant availability of company’s products and services across the region to achieve or exceed agreed targets
- Ensure accurate delivery of product request at a timely manner
- Gather market data or intelligence on competitor activity.
schedules and provide customers with superior levels of service to meet the needs of the customer
- Establish and ensure that sales administration policies and procedures relating to the scope of work are properly implemented to support the company’s efforts to achieve sales targets
- Maintain and develop good relationship with customers through personal contact or meetings or via telephone
- Ensure efficient gathering of market and customer information to enhance price negotiations
- Ensure accurate records of orders and sales figures
- Identify and inform management on trade trends within the vegetable oil industry
- Design and lead major initiatives within assigned region with the aim of gaining advantage over the competition.

Other Duties
Performs any other responsibilities that may be assigned from time to time.

Departmental Relations
Maintain contacts with all departments especially finance team on matters concerning payment from customers.

Responsibility for Company Asset
Has responsibility to ensure all assets of the company are maintained properly.

COMPETENCIES
1. Educational Qualification
• BSc Marketing or Administration

2. Previous Experience
• A minimum of 5 years’ sales experience with oil and fat industry (must have)
• Sales experience within the West African Region

3. Technical Skills
• Ability to identify potential markets
• Good negotiation skills
• Strong presentation skills
• Excellent analytical and reporting skills
• Working experience in the West Africa Region
• Fluency in French ( huge preference)

4. Personality
• High level integrity
• Self-driven result oriented
• Can do attitude and persistent
• Good verbal and written communication skills
• Time Management : Uses time effectively and efficiently
• Nationals from Ghana or West African countries are highly preferred for this position

Expiring: Jan 12, 2018
Technical Out-Grower Network Supervisor , Kenya

HM CLAUSE KENYA LTD IS AN INTERNATIONAL VEGETABLE SEED COMPANY BASED IN NANYUKI. IT PRODUCES VEGETABLES SEEDS FOR EXPORT.

HM.CLAUSE represents approximately 2,300 employees around the world (North America, Latin America, Pacific, Europe, Asia, Africa).
Simplicity, humility and changing environment are the key words for our international company, belonging to Limagrain Group.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:
HM CLAUSE KENYA is looking for a Technical Out-Grower Network Supervisor for production center in Nanyuki, Kenya

Main responsibility is to supervise and help out-growers to ensure seed production (from sowing / transplanting to seed extraction) according to targets of quality, quantity, timelines and costs for farm-allocated crops and to record all production data.

MAIN MISSIONS :
Main responsibilities are
•Providing production advice to the growers on optimum use of fertilizer and pesticide
•Responsible for providing follow up reports by crop for each plot
•Responsible for controlling and guaranteeing purity levels during pollination and harvesting.
•Ensuring regular control during the crop cycle to guarantee the germination
•Creation and updating of operation protocols
•Implementation of a production report for out growers
•Visit out-growers with Cucurbit and Solanum Supply Chain Manager

PROFILE :
• The chosen candidate will have a strong agronomical profile and passion for plants.
•A strong personality with vision.
•Must be proactive and be able to work autonomously
•Should be a team player and motivator.
•Should be flexible and willing to learn.
•Holder of a valid driving licence

Proficient in English and Kiswahili.

Expiring: Jan 12, 2018
Senior Commercial Manager , Kenya

Dudutech is Africa’s leading Integrated Crop Management (ICM) business, employing over 300 scientists and technicians. Dudutech operates across the globe with affiliate offices in South Africa, Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Dudutech’s mission is to develop innovative crop management tools to meet the needs of current and future growers worldwide. We develop, produce, supply and provide technical support for an extensive range of biological control agents for crop pests and diseases.

Our products and Integrated Crop Management (ICM) methods reduce pesticide use and residues, break pesticide resistance cycles in crops and improve soil health – it’s an approach we call Environmentally Intelligent Farming™. At Dudutech we have always promoted a close collaborative working relationship between our scientists and customers and it is this heritage which makes Dudutech unique, an ICM company set up By Growers for Growers™.

Working with internationally esteemed scientific researchers, biological producers, government agencies, farmers and backed by global investment partners Sun Capital Investments, Dudutech has developed and bought to market over 20 biological pesticides, and with an exciting product pipeline we aim to be to be the global company of choice providing reliable and practical Environmentally Intelligent Farming™ solutions developed by Growers for Growers™.

We are looking for a highly qualified & motivated individual who can easily travel to Europe and US and interface at a senior level with directors and growers of distributors and farming organisations and farmers as well as dealing with director level relationships in Kenya. He or she should be skilled, committed, self-driven and result oriented individuals the position will be based in our Dudutech division in Naivasha Region in Kenya.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
• The individual will be responsible for overseeing the successful running of the commercial team in Dudutech.
• Develop a coherent commercial strategy that supports the operational, procurement and commercial needs of the business.
• New business development – identifying and developing new external customer relationships.
• Facilitate external & internal customer visits to FHK.

COMPETENCIES & DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

 A good agronomic knowledge in chemical, fertiliser & integrated pest management
 Flexible to spend a significant amount of time travelling both locally and abroad
 Team player
 Integrity and Honesty
 Good Communication skills
 Positive attitude
 Fluency in 2nd language (Spanish, Dutch)

Expiring: Jan 11, 2018
Logistic Manager in Malawi , Malawi

COMPANY DESCRIPTION:
Kiboko Limited is the head department to Kiboko Safaris and all Kiboko accommodation subsidiaries. Kiboko Ltd was established 20 years ago and is still growing. At our head office, we have a workshop which includes a maintenance team and a garage. The workshop works hand in hand with our safari planning department and general management.

JOB DESCRIPTION:
We are looking for a logistic/workshop manager who is responsible for our transport/logistics. Kiboko has a lot of vehicles which are used all time. As a manager you make sure that all vehicles get serviced, the paperwork is in order and that everything is ready to be used by our safari department. Apart from the mechanic jobs, you are responsible for the daily running of our maintenance team and its building projects. We require a huge amount of flexibility as you will also assist our safari department when needed.

QUALIFICATIONS:
- Vehicle maintenance skills, especially for medium sized transport vehicles (Landrover, Mercedes Benz Sprinter, Toyota Coaster).
- Experience is heavy good vehicles.
- Technical understanding of daily maintenance (plumbing, electricity etc).
- Language: English and preferable other languages
- Experience: Hospitality, tourism, leadership skills
- Able to work under pressure
- Others: Driver’s license

PROFILE:
Somebody that want to work in a different environment with a lot of patience - good communication skills – authority – a lot of energy and willing to make long days.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:
- First 3 months USD 200 plus accommodation in Lilongwe, area 47
- After 3 months USD 500 plus accommodation in Lilongwe, area 47
- 5,5 day workweek, 1.5 day off
- Start date: asap

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

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Expiring: Dec 31, 2017