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Technical Manager in Ethiopia , Ethiopia

Our client in food production is expanding their production capacity on short term. We are looking for an engineer to become their new Technical Manager.

Tasks:
• Negotiate with local contractors
• Finalise contracts for installation and civil work
• Realise the expansion projects
• Responsible for (preventive) maintenance
• Work together with the local production manager on design, plan and execute maintenance
• Train local mechanics and electricians
• Discuss product specifications, scope of project, implementation process with global engineers
• Implement maintenance software with help of the local team
• Minimize downtime

Requirements:
• Completed education in civil or electrics mechanics
• At least years’ experience within a maintenance / technical role
• Preferably experience in (food) manufacturing environment
• Capable of convincing to adapt their professional approach to the local circumstances
• Proven experience in leading technical capex projects
• Proven project management skills
• Fluent in English, speaking and writing
• Hands on, hard worker, motivator
• Long term plans for staying on this project

Package offered:
• International environment
• Room for professional and personal development
• Full time job
• Attractive compensations and benefits package

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

Expiring: 09/01/2017
Production Manager in Ethiopia , Ethiopia

We are looking for an organizational talent with a technical background that is motivated to commit himself for the development of Ethiopia.
Our client is a healthy and fast growing company in Ethiopia, a beautiful country with friendly people and many opportunities. They’d like to make a difference to their 60 employees, their families and surroundings with good employership. At the same time the company stands for a high quality product, for which they known for in the whole of Ethiopia.

Because of the growth the last 5 years and the planned growth the coming 5 years, our client needs a production manager who will help to achieve their goals. The purpose of the role is to optimize the processes of the production lines and to realize the intended extension.

Key responsibilities are:
- Responsible for the production process and the employees;
- Responsible for the technical department (maintenance and reparation);
- Further development of the production processes and internal logistics;
- Further development of the quality measurements;
- Hiring and training of employees.

Requirements:
- Character! In this company that means being independant, but also being able to work in a team, being flexible, persistent and keep working on quality;
- Proactiveness. In Ethiopia things work different then they do in ‘western countries’ and because of this you need to able to think ahead and act selfsecure;
- Knowledge of technique. At critical moments you have to act yourself and come up with good solutions. An mba with a technical background is important;
- Fluent in the English language.

If you have always dreamed of challenge in Africa, this is an opportunity of a lifetime. Working in the middle of the Ethiopian society and gaining fantastic experience. Not one day is the same and it’s an incredible adventure. The wages will be determined with the candidate and depends on factors like experience. Accommodation and transport will be arranged in consultation with the employee.

The companies is based on christian values so there is a preference for a person who stands for these values as well. We are looking for someone on a short term notice.

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

Expiring: 09/01/2017
Plant Manager in Côte d'Ivoire , Ivory Coast

Our client is in the agri-business. The company grows, sources, trades and processes food and industrial raw materials. With a direct presence in the Ivory Coast, this company has built a leadership position in many businesses - including Cocoa, Coffee and Cashew.
For the processing of cashew business, we are recruiting to fill the position below.

Job Title: Plant Director, Ivory Coast
Reporting to: General Manager

Job Description
• The Plant Director will involve managing day-to-day activity of cluster of plants in the country. Need a person to be hands on Project, Production, Processing, Quality, Engineering & Projects and QEHS.
• Specific Knowledge: Knowledge of Food Safety Management systems / HACCP/ FSSC / BRC / ISO 21000 and management of Industrial relations is required for the role.

Areas of Responsibility
• Produce and Deliver Products - Manage Production Activities and Services
• Review shop floor operations daily for adherence to Quality systems & norms. Lead and support in process/system related issues. Support Preventive Maintenance schedule for Plant & Machinery and related Engineering activities.

Produce & Deliver Products - Optimize Production Costs
• Consolidate variances, analyse and find our root causes and plan for actions accordingly. Manage line OEEs, wastages and conversion costs through effective monitoring, review & control.

QEHS
• Lead the QEHS initiatives and work with the Central Quality Head in delivering the goals. To commission sustainable systems to hold the gains.

Engineering & Projects
• To implement best practices in Plant maintenance, thereby improving the OEE. Manage Maintenance & repairs cost within the budgeted levels. Ensure delivery of Projects within the Scope, Cost & Time.

Cost Efficiency Programs
• Should lead Cost efficiency and continual improvement programs. Identify opportunities, base line and execute projects amongst cross functional teams.

Manage Industrial Relations
• Actively participate & lead IR discussions. Negotiate with various Unions, ensure Industrial discipline is maintained and labour productivity is increased on a regular basis.

Budget and Budgetary Control
• Chalk out budgets for Labour, energy, materials, maintenance & other Plant overheads effectively and implement.

Project Management (Greenfield & Brown Field)
• Managing green/brown field project setting up new plants from Scratch.

Requirements
• Engineering Degree (Mechanical & Electrical)
• 15 + years in Managing Multiple plants from leading food & Food processing company
• Experience working in challenging environment abroad
• Fluent in English a must, French a huge preference

Are you interested in becoming a Plant Manager in Côte d'Ivoire? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: 09/01/2017
Jr. Operations Manager in Benin and Burkina Faso , Benin

Our client is zooming in on economically viable and sustainable business. They develop activities in Benin and Burkina Faso, limited to the local cashew processing industry. Chain development has the priority, with strong focus on food crop production and processing. The farm has a capacity to process 1500 ton of biological, fair trade and conventional cashew nut kernels and they have about 300 employees processing these nuts. The processed nuts are for the export market.

For this factory, we are looking for an Jr. Operations Manager to replace the current Operations Manager on short notice. This person should be a young professional that is able to manage and motivate the team in the factory, affiliation with Africa and good planning and leadership skills.

Job General:
The processing plant processes the raw nuts to be selected on different qualities for the European fair trade market. The right candidate will become the right hand of the General Manager. The role be seen as a traineeship in production management.

The position is part of the aspiration to become good performing in product buying, productivity, lean and profitable organisation and to fulfil the mission & vision of the company.

Main responsibilities:
* To oversee and manage operations / production process
* Coordinates and initiates improvements on the quality processes
* Helps and supports the General Manager
* Responsible for operational processes and optimisation and internal controls
* Implement weekly KPI to measure performance

Requirements:
* Junior Manager with 2-3 yrs. of working experience in logistics, planning, production, warehousing
* Fluent in English, good understanding of French preferred

Characteristics:
* Must be an adventurous person
* Good communication and people skills
* Enthusiastic, accurate
* Structured in work methodology
* Stress resistant and flexible

Start date is as soon as possible
Contract will be 6 months, option to extend to 1 year
Reporting to the General Manager in Benin or Burkina Faso
Size of team 300 employees indirect

Are you interested in becoming a Jr. Operations Manager in Benin and Burkina Faso? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: 09/01/2017
Farm Manager in Senegal (Cassava) , Senegal

JobnetAfrica has been retained by an international investor in agribusiness and farming which has started developing and operating agriculture and food projects in Africa. A Farm Manager is required for a large scale Greenfield commercial farming operation in Senegal.

Characteristic of the project:
• Project developed by a leading pan African group
• Consists of cultivating Tuber crop for starch production
• Project Greenfield : land process almost finalized, feasibility done, conception & design study are expected to start in the next weeks
• Land development and irrigation system setup are due in Q3 2017

Responsibilities:
• Working closely with the contractors (land development and irrigation system provider) in order to achieve the design and conception plans
• Defining the agronomic strategy and planning in order to meet production targets
• Being in charge of all farming activities (planting, irrigation, chemical application, harvesting, grading, HR of farming staff, farming equipment maintenance, etc.)
• Improvement processes
• Implement and maintain SOP’s
• Quality of products
• Make sure all facilitating departments are working optimal

Requirements:
• Track record in similar project (Tubers like cassava, potatoes, taro, etc.)
• Degree in agriculture is helpful but not a must (business administration is fine)
• Logistics or project management experience needed
• Ability to build support from community
• Comfortable working in multicultural teams in a foreign environment
• Experience in managing large scale farms (1 000 Ha and more)
• Proven capacity to lead team of agricultural engineers and technicians
• Willing to live in land-locked area
• At least 10 years of work experience as a farm manager
• African working experience an advantage, not a must
• Good understanding of and experience in production planning and distribution management
• Experienced in process management and optimization
• Experience in HR management (performance evaluation, remuneration, promotions)
• Excels at networking and building strong relationships at senior levels in the government and governmental institutions
• Strong in communication, guiding his team, networking with governmental bodies and reporting to stakeholders.
• Ability to think strategically, plan, implement and deliver outcomes
• Superior negotiation skills and ability to convince and make a point to his peers
• Fluent in English (written and spoken), French preferred

Package offered:
• Salary USD 5.000 - 7.000 nett per month, depending on your experience
• USD 500 local allowance
• Accommodation on site
• Transport
• International insurance
• Flights
• 30 days paid leave a year
• The location is relatively remote and not ideal for schooling
• Start date: a.s.a.p.

Expiring: 09/01/2017
Land Development Director in Senegal (Rice) , Senegal

JobnetAfrica has been retained by an international investor in agribusiness and farming which has started developing and operating agriculture and food projects in Africa. A Land Development Manager is required for a large scale greenfield commercial farming operation in Senegal, to be developed and fully operational in the coming 5 years.

Characteristic of the project:
• Project Greenfield : land process almost finalized, feasaibility done, conception & design study are expected to start in the next weeks
• Project developed by a leading panafrican group
• First steps are land development, civil works (buildings and infrastructures) and the irrigation works
• Land development will probably take 5 years, while agronomic production will begin during 2018
• Works could be done by external companies (under consideration)
• After the 5 years, the land development and civil works team will be in charge of the land preparation, and of maintaining the irrigation network (+buildings & infrastructures)
• Land development and infrastructure works to be launched during S2 2017

Responsibilities:
• Review the project design and lead its execution
• Participate to select and work closely with the contractors in order to achieve the design and conception plans
• Lead a team including civil works and irrigation and conduct the works related to infrastructures, land development, irrigation network, etc.
• Conception and lead works for all the buildings and civil works (including the accommodation facilities)
• Lead a team in charge of infrastructures and irrigation network maintenance

Requirements:
• No need for a degree in agriculture but civil engineering/irrigation/mechanical engineering
• Logistics or project management experience needed
• Ability to build support from community
• Experience include developing irrigation systems, bulk water supply and drainage, reservoirs
• Comfortable working in multicultural teams in a foreign environment
• Additional qualifications, specifically in finance or business admin would help
• At least 8 years of work experience in a similar role
• Experience working in Africa or other developing country
• Track record in similar project (large scale farm development)
• Proven capacity to manage contractors and lead a team of engineers, operators
• Fluent in English (written and spoken), French preferred
• Willing to live in land-locked area

Rewards:
• Salary USD 6.000 - 10.000 nett per month, depending on your experience
• USD 500 local allowance
• Accommodation on site
• Transport
• International insurance
• Flights
• 30 days paid leave a year
• The location is relatively remote and not ideal for schooling
• Start date: June / July / Sept 2017

Expiring: 09/01/2017
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: 09/01/2017