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Strategic Sales Manager in Ghana , Ghana

Location: Accra based, with frequent travels to North, South, West and Central Ghana
Area: FMCG/ Aquaculture/ Fresh produce
Size: +/-700 employees in total

For our client in the fish mongering industry, we are seeking a highly innovative Strategic Sales Manager. This person will help the company to develop and implement their growth strategy for the next few years.

The Sales Manager will help to meet the customer acquisition and revenue growth targets by keeping the company competitive and innovative. This person will be responsible for maximizing internal and regional sales team potential, crafting sales strategies and plans in line with the overall corporate strategy and justifying these to the management team.

Responsibilities
• Being in charge of the five (5) regional sales depots in the country and making sure that they meet company’s base quality standards and are equipped and resourced to meet monthly sales targets.
• Achieve growth and hit sales targets by successfully managing the sales team
• Responsible for product development and diversification and brand awareness
• Development, implementation and execution of the growth strategy in existing- and new markets.
• Own recruiting, objectives setting, coaching and performance monitoring of sales representatives
• Present sales, revenue and expenses reports and realistic forecasts to Finance as well as the management team
• Identify emerging markets and market shifts while being fully aware of new products and competition status
• Working hand-in-hand with the Marketing Manager, Quality Assurance Manager and the Production Manager.
Requirements
• BS/MS degree in business administration or a related field
• Successful previous experience in a strategic sales role, consistently meeting or exceeding targets
• Experience in the fast moving goods or agri/aquaculture/food sector and strong business sense and industry expertise
• Proven ability to drive the sales process from plan to close (growth strategy)
• Excellent mentoring, coaching and people management skills
• Excellent excel, word and PowerPoint skills
• Highly innovative
• High level analytical thinking and maths

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

Expiring: Sep 04, 2018
Operations Manager Costa Rica (Agronomist) , Costa Rica

Our client grows fruit around the globe. For their operations in Costa Rica we are looking for a dynamic Operations Director to head their pineapple operations.

Features:
Job type: permanent, full-time, with trial period
Salary: competitive
Location: Costa Rica
Production: About 480 ha of Pineapple in 2 farms

Roles & Responsibilities:
In this challenging role, the Operations Director will be responsible for the overall operations
Specific areas of responsibility include:
Achieving above standard agricultural practices
Driving the best agricultural practices on the field, from land preparation through planting, inputs usage, crop monitoring and harvesting
Focusing on sustainably increasing yields
Cost optimization, in compliance with the spending thresholds and policies set by the Group
Benchmarking practices with top-industry standards
Developing regenerative agricultural practices and a spirit of innovative thinking in operations with resources at hand
Capability and interest to further develop the current production pattern
Ensuring optimal post-harvest flows
Operating efficient and cost-effective post-harvest flow, with optimal pack-house management and effective quality control
Maintaining an effective and committed team at all levels
Diffusing an attitude of continuous improvement, with an open and communicative climate
Assigning key roles and responsibilities, dealing with underperforming people, and developing talent
Shaping the team to operate under tight financial constraints and deliver objectives set by the Group

The Operations Director will report to the Managing Director.

Skills, Qualifications & Attitude
A team player, confident and happy to work hard to accomplish a purposeful goal. The following skills are the most
important:

Minimum 7 years of relevant experience in a farm management position
Agronomist or Agricultural Engineering Degree
Proven leadership skills with communicative drive
Ability to successfully manage tight cash situations, and handle contingencies
Entrepreneurial and hands-on attitude; boots in the field
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Business knowledge with command of finance
Open mindset with keen interest in innovation
Good knowledge of Spanish and English
Interest in themes such as sustainability, resource efficiency, regenerative or circular business models
Willingness to live in remote location
Ambition to meaningfully grow the business

Are you interested in becoming an Operations Director in Costa Rica?
Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Sep 04, 2018
Senior Poultry Hatchery Manager in Zimbabwe , Zimbabwe

To oversee all aspects of two hatcheries, including the management of personnel, eggs and all hatchery equipment, to efficiently produce the highest quality chicks, at the highest possible percentage hatch rate, at the lowest possible cost.

MAIN TASKS

1. Plan, organise, lead, coordinate and assess all aspects of the hatchery and staff.

2. Manage, via subordinate supervisory staff, and monitor all routine hatchery activities – including egg receiving, grading, cold room storage, traying, setting, transferring, sorting, vaccinating, and shipping of chicks, as well as machine monitoring, maintenance and repair, hatchery hygiene and staff safety and health - making corrective interventions and improvements as and when necessary.

3. Plan, recommend, develop and implement (approved) policies and practices for the hatcheries to ensure (i) achievement of set goals (ii) profit maximisation and (iii) continuous improvement in all areas.

4. Plan and recommend production, spending and capital improvement projects.

5. Prepare and submit an annual hatchery budget (Expenditure, Sales and Capex).

6. Monitor and control costs in labour, repairs, vaccines and general supplies, and arrange timely procurement of essentials via the procurement department.

7. Ensure a data base is maintained of all key hatchery results, and produce key reports of such; be they per hatch reports, weekly or monthly summaries. All Data should be monitored, interpreted and converted into recommendations, to the breeding farms management and management in general, on a regular basis.

8. Design, recommend, implement and monitor all Quality Assurance checks ensuring comprehensive accountability via sign-off of checklists.

9. Perform random, but frequent, audits and snap checks at various times; day or night.

10. Compliance with company policies as well as national and international standards.

11. Remain abreast of poultry industry trends and new developments.

12. Other related duties as may be assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND CHARACTERISTICS

Education
 Bachelors Degree – Poultry Science or Animal Husbandry; or alternately
 Experience (minimum 5 years) in hatchery management or general management, with a proven record and solid references.

Characteristics
 Accountable – Able to accept responsibility & account for his/her actions.
 Communication – Communicate clearly & concisely, both orally and in writing.
 Detail oriented – Able to pay attention to the minute details of tasks & projects.
 Problem Solver – An enquiring mind and desire to make things better
 Energetic – Able to work at a sustained pace & produce quality work
 Ethical – To conduct himself/herself according to values and accepted standards.
 Honesty/Integrity – To be truthful and be seen as credible in the workplace.
 Responsible – Able to be held accountable or answerable for one’s conduct.
 Competence – In the practicalities of hatchery management, man-management, and computer skills (MS Word, Excel and – preferably but not essentially – MS Access)

Expiring: Sep 01, 2018
Project Manager in Cameroon , Cameroon

Cameroon : Project Manager for Sustainable Cocoa Programs

Vacancy Summary
Location: Based in Douala, Cameroon, with regular trips to cocoa regions
Sector: Agriculture
Field of Expertise: Project Management
Work Experience: 2-5 years
Work Status: 40 hours per week.
Preferred Candidates: Local and international jobseekers invited to apply
Benefits included: For international candidates: accommodation, transport, insurance to be discussed

The company
Our client is a young and fast growing cocoa trading company that has the ambition to connect the cocoa supply chain participants in the most efficient and effective way. Sustainability is a key pillar of the company.

Your key responsibilities will be to
• Coordinate execution of sustainability activities in the field in collaboration with cocoa suppliers, clients and partners like UTZ certified, GIZ, and other community development NGO’s.
• Monitor progress of certification activities of our cocoa suppliers in the field;
• Support our M&E data collection with field staff from our cocoa suppliers;
• Report to clients on project indicators and realized budgets of sustainability programs
• Maintain relationships with our farmer groups, exporters, and client representatives;
• Identify new local suppliers and partners for program up-scaling.

Skills we are looking for
• An academic degree in agriculture, community development or other related fields;
• At least 1 years of experience in project management and/or commodities;
• A passionate and ambitious worker;
• Excellent organizational skills and relationship management
• Extensive knowledge of Excel, experience with online tools (surveys, GIS) is a pre;
• Being a fast-growing company we are looking for a self-starter. You need to be efficient on an independent basis as well as in a team;
• Fluent in English and French and local language is a pre;
• Bush proof, you will spend a week per month with cocoa suppliers and on plantations

What they offer
You will be part of a fast-growing company and broad network with excellent future career opportunities. They offer substantial freedom in your work, daily sustainability topics, and personal development. You will learn about the newest tools and programs to bring a positive change to cocoa farmer livelihoods and environment.

Expiring: Aug 26, 2018
Program Manager in Cote d'Ivoire , Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast : Program Manager for Sustainable Cocoa & Agroforestry

Vacancy Summary
Location: Based in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, with regular trips to cocoa regions
Sector: Agriculture, Environmental management
Field of Expertise: Project Management
Work Experience: 2-5 years
Work Status: 40 hours per week.
Preferred Candidates: Local and international jobseekers invited to apply
Benefits included: For international candidates: accommodation, transport, insurance to be discussed

The company
Our client is a young and fast growing cocoa trading company that has the ambition to connect the cocoa supply chain participants in the most efficient and effective way. Sustainability is a key pillar of the company.

Your key responsibilities will be to
• Execute and up-scale sustainability activities, in collaboration with partners like GiZ, FIRCA, ICRAF, UTZ Certified. Current sustainability programs include:
o A cocoa agroforestry program
o A biodiversity program with Payment for Ecosystem services
o A cook stove and biofuel program
• Support our M&E data collection with field staff from our cocoa suppliers;
• Report to clients on project indicators and report internally on realized budgets;
• Support 2-pager reviews on various sustainability topics to share findings with the cocoa industry.

Skills we are looking for
• An academic degree in agriculture, forestry, environmental management or other related fields;
• At least 2 years of experience in project management
• A passionate and ambitious worker;
• Being a fast-growing company we are looking for a self-starter. You need to be efficient on an independent basis as well as staying in close collaboration in an international team;
• You need to be innovative and driven to continuously improve our projects and procedures
• Fluent in English and French;
• Bush proof, you will spend a week per month with cocoa suppliers and on plantations.

What they offer
You will be part of a fast-growing company and broad network with excellent future career opportunities. They offer substantial freedom in your work, daily sustainability topics, and personal development. You will learn about the newest tools and programs to bring a positive change to cocoa farmer livelihoods and environment.

Expiring: Aug 26, 2018
M&E Officer in Cote d'Ivoire , Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast : M&E Officer for Sustainable Cocoa Programs

Vacancy Summary
Location: Based in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, with regular trips to cocoa regions
Sector: Agriculture
Field of Expertise: M&E, Project Management
Work Experience: 2-5 years
Work Status: 40 hours per week.
Preferred Candidates: Local and international jobseekers invited to apply
Benefits included: For international candidates: accommodation, transport, insurance to be discussed

The company
Our client is a young and fast growing cocoa trading company that has the ambition to connect the cocoa supply chain participants in the most efficient and effective way. Sustainability is a key pillar of the company.

Your key responsibilities will be to
• Execute and scale-up M&E activities and roll-out data collection in the field;
• Set-up partnerships in M&E with suppliers of tech solutions and with research institutes;
• Analyse data from our tech solutions, like a farmer survey platforms and GIS tool;
• Follow-up on program design and execution in West-Africa, with occasional travels to Ghana, Cameroon and Nigeria ;
• Report to clients on project indicators and report internally on realized budgets;
• Support 2-pager reviews on various sustainability topics to share findings with the cocoa industry.

Skills we are looking for
• An academic degree in international development, agriculture or other related fields;
• At least 2 years of experience in M&E, data management
• A passionate and ambitious worker;
• Extensive knowledge of tech solutions, like GIS and data analysis; coding is a pre
• Being a fast-growing company we are looking for a self-starter. You need to be efficient on an independent basis as well as staying in close collaboration in an international team;
• You need to be innovative and driven to continuously improve our projects and procedures
• Fluent in English and French;
• Bush proof, you will spend a week per month with cocoa suppliers and on plantations.

What they offer
You will be part of a fast-growing company and broad network with excellent future career opportunities. They offer substantial freedom in your work, daily sustainability topics, and personal development. You will learn about the newest tools and programs to bring a positive change to cocoa farmer livelihoods and environment.

Expiring: Aug 26, 2018

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