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General Manager in Nigeria , Nigeria

Our client is a multinational provider of housing equipment for the agricultural market. They are looking for employees who show initiative, creativity, motivation and interest in a demanding and versatile job.
In order to manage their subsidiary in Nigeria (Lagos), which currently counts 15 employees in different areas like administration, sales, technology and logistics, our client is looking for a

General Manager Nigeria

Tasks:
• You are a dynamic and flexible person who will be able to lead our subsidiary in Nigeria-Lagos by actively acquiring new customers, serving our existing customers, expanding business relationships and ensuring that sales targets are met
• You are the first seller on the market, selling our state-of-the-art equipment for housing poultry and pigs
• You will build up the structure of the service and assembly areas, promoting them and achieving success on the market
• You will be responsible for full integration and communication with the parent company in Europe.

Requirements:
• You have knowledge of the Nigerian market
• You have the ability to lead a sales team
• Ideally, you have some initial experience in selling capital goods
• You have extensive knowledge of corporate governance
• You have very good command of spoken and written English
• You are willing to travel and you have the ability to organize yourself
• Organizational skills, independent work and a high degree of personal initiative round off your profile.

What can this job offer you?
• Become part of a great team and in a big multinational company, which is represented in more than hundred countries worldwide
• An interesting and diversified workplace in a dynamic environment

Expiring: Jun 01, 2018
Sales Manager (Wood Products) in Kenya , Kenya

Komaza is revolutionizing African forestry by unlocking the potential for small-scale farmers to serve booming wood markets. Headquartered in coastal Kenya, we have planted over 2.5 million trees with more than 8,500 farmers, making us Kenya’s largest commercial tree planter. By leveraging farmers’ contribution of land and labor, Komaza can access effectively limitless land and establish a hectare of trees for far less than big plantations – a powerful disruption to the traditional forestry model. We have been recognized with numerous awards and investments, including Forbes, Ashoka, Mulago Foundation, and Novastar Ventures.

About The Team
In the Komaza Sales team we are responsible for taking the product to market and getting the best returns for our farmers’ hard work. We build long-term sustainable business relationships with different segments of customers, and go the extra mile to best meet their needs. As a team we also look at global and national trends and make sure we can anticipate future demand to be on top of the latest developments in the industry. Market research is done on a continuous basis to see where new opportunities may arise - be it in value-addition, processing, export or product diversification.

About This Role
The Sales Manager for Wood Products will build and lead Komaza’s Sales team to rapidly scale untreated and treated wood product sales in 2018, with further exponential sales growth forecasted in the years to come. As a Sales Manager, you will ensure smooth operations of the Sales department. You will explore and implement new sales channels as well as closely coordinate and manage the initiatives of a highly motivated and proactive Sales team. Additionally, you will personally manage key strategic accounts and close key deals to build Komaza’s reputation as a supplier of high-quality wood products in Kenya. Key for this position is that you are not afraid of taking risks, but at the same time know when to decide to change direction. The Sales Manager will spend significant time in the field, but also act as a thought partner for the Komaza management and Market Development team in order to design, build, pilot and continuously improve our offerings, systems and tools to support Komaza’s fast growth.

What You Will Do
- Coordinate Komaza’s Sales team’s initiatives by defining sales target, distilling targets into work plans, managing implementation of work plans, and monitoring & reporting progress
- Pursue key strategic accounts by identifying and cultivating relationships primarily along the Kenyan coast but potentially across the country
- Support Sales team with negotiations on prices and sales terms while balancing short-term targets and long-term profitability
- Oversee stockyard inventory management and direct sales
- Utilize sales pipeline CRM to monitor and evaluate leads conversion rates
- Conduct primary market research including interviewing B2C and B2B customers to support the design, testing and implementation of scalable sales & marketing systems

What You Have
- 2+ years of direct sales experience, preferably in Kenya and ideally in wood products (or comparable experience)
- Experience in successfully managing a Sales team of medium size
- Experience in developing and executing marketing and sales strategies, preferably of new products
- Strong organisational, critical thinking, and communications skills
- Fluent Kiswahili and English for relationship-building and business transactions

How You Work
- Communicate clearly and proactively
- Implement plans hands-on with a preference for first-hand experience
- Make connections with a wide range of people using a strong sense for relationship building
- Manage projects in a structured way using plans, budgets, and tools
- Leverage MS Office, GSuite, Asana, and CRM pipeline tools to optimize productivity

You’re Also
- Positive, flexible and adaptable with the ability to make changes in the Sales department as the commercial strategy develops
- Quick to grasp things, see relationships, and deduct insights from challenges and opportunities faced in the field
- Master of self-management; able to run with instructions independently while being trusted to deliver
- Self-directed and intellectually curious; you know how and when to seek feedback in the pursuit of continuous improvement
- Growth-obsessed with a strong desire for personal development
- A collaborative problem solver who seeks the opinions of other teammates and departments in the development of creative and sustainable systems

What We Expect
You are a good fit for Komaza if you want to make a meaningful commitment to this role for a minimum of 2 years. This role is based at our headquarters in Kilifi, Kenya. The role offers competitive salary and benefits with potential for further career growth.

Are you interested in becoming a Sales Manager (Wood Products) in Kenya? 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: Jun 01, 2018
West Africa Marketing Manager , Nigeria

BitPesa is seeking a driven individual with an interest in frontier markets and strong understanding of marketing to coordinate and execute our marketing strategy in West Africa. Working under the guidance of the Head of Marketing and Communications, the West Africa marketing manager is responsible for the daily management of the organization's online presence and engagement through social platforms, as well as executing on a community engagement based strategy for Nigeria and Ghana. Administration includes content strategy, develop brand awareness, generate inbound traffic, and cultivate leads and sales.

About BitPesa
BitPesa is a digital foreign exchange and payment platform that leverages blockchain settlement to significantly lower the cost and increase the speed of business payments to and from frontier markets. BitPesa is a market-maker in every major African currency and opens corridors for business payments and trade between frontier markets and the rest of the world. Founded in 2013, BitPesa was the first blockchain company to be licensed by the UK's Financial Conduct Authority and follows stringent KYC practices.

BitPesa services frontier market businesses and multinationals paying suppliers as far as China and UAE, as well as cryptocurrency traders. Our API also enables international remittance companies to send white-label payments to dozens of bank networks and mobile money operators across Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Senegal, and the DRC.

Launched in Nairobi, BitPesa now has offices in Lagos, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, and Dakar. For more information about BitPesa, visit our website, Twitter, or Facebook.

Responsibilities:

Manage Social Media marketing campaigns and day-to-day activities including:
- Curate relevant content (images, video and written) to reach the organization's target audiences
- Monitor, listen and respond to users in a "social" way while cultivating leads and sales
- Conduct online advocacy and open stream for cross-promotions.
- Oversee design (ie: Facebook Timeline cover, profile pic, thumbnails, ads, landing pages, Twitter profile, and blog).
- Maintain ongoing reports
- Become an advocate for BitPesa in Social Media spaces, engaging in dialogues and answering questions where appropriate
- Monitor trends in Social Media tools, applications, channels, design and strategy
- Work with the customer service team to manage our WhatsApp groups and nurture our customers
- Community Manager for West Africa Manager
- Identify opportunities in user-generated content surrounding the business
- Source, negotiate, and liaison with Nigerian or Ghanaian press and other agencies
- Work with the sales team to host events, meetups, and training sessions relevant to our products
- Attend events and build rapport within the business and cryptocurrency communities
- Come up with create viral and word of mouth strategies to better engage potential customers

Qualifications:
- At least 2-3 years of experience in integrated marketing strategy.
- Interest in building communities and generating awareness on Social Media and other marketing channels
- College degree in business or relevant major
- Displays in-depth knowledge and understanding of Social Media Platforms, their respective participants (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn)
- Detail-oriented with strong written and verbal communication skills
- Interest or experience in emerging markets such as Southeast Asia, Africa, or LatAm.
- Goal oriented with the ability to work under fast paced and high pressure environments

Location:
Should be based in Accra, Ghana, or Lagos, Nigeria. The marketing team works on East African Time, but much of the social media audience is US based.

Pay:
We would like to start the candidate in a consultancy position and then move them to more of a full time position. Compensation will be based on level of experience.

Are you interested in becoming a West Africa Marketing Manager in Nigeria? 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: Jun 01, 2018
Production Manager Animal Feed in Ghana , Ghana

Job Summary:
The Production Manager is the one having the final responsibility for an effective production and managing and overseeing the whole process and day-to-day operations. He/she is responsible for planning, organizing and regulating the production and maintenance operation, to guarantee effective return on capital and to minimize the costs.
This role is only open for national jobseekers.

Duties and responsibilities:
 During the start-up phase being part of the installation process and when producing, being directly involved and responsible for leading production
 Develop structure which enables the production and delivery of feed of consistently satisfactory quality and the requirements of health and safety and environmental legislation/policy to be met at minimum cost
 Plan, organize day-to-day operations and increase production, based on customers’ needs
 Leading and supervising all team- and shift leaders, production team and operators and being responsible for training/selection and performance of all team members
 Responsible for production output, product quality and on-time delivery to customers
 Overall responsibility of the maintenance team, in close collaboration with the Head Mechanic. Responsible for developing and implementation of a preventive maintenance program to avoid failures and to keep equipment and systems running efficiently
 Responsible for keeping the machinery/list up-to-date, including ID number and details of each part and developing a stock-list for all necessary spares
 Work in close contact with Manager Operations & Sales: In order to continuously improve organization and process
 Work in close collaboration with Head of Procurement and Supply. When any changes in supply or source of raw materials will occur, the production manager has to be informed in-time in order to undertake action.
 Develop systems and processes that track and optimize productivity and standards, metrics and performance targets (KPI) to ensure effective return on assets to produce optimal results
 Implement strategies and actions for the accomplishment of the production goals, policies and procedures
 Packaging and Labeling: Responsible for the correct packaging and labeling of the feeds.
 Maintain hygiene- and safety standards and the implementations of all procedures

Reporting
 Providing daily, weekly and monthly reports for production, costs, maintenance, waste, stock and orders
 Preparing a daily production plan based on stock and orders.
 Ensures the right feed is available according to the daily sales/dispatch planning
 Expected to give continuous input for improvement of production process, technically as well as in organizational field.

Requirements:
 Prior experience (+5 years) in supervising people and managing production operations, as well as operating machinery (preferably within a manufacturing environment).
 Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or any related field
 Intensive technical background and knowledge of production mechanics
has been working in a similar role in leading a food production line
 Hands-on and proactive attitude that enables you to organise a full production process
 Critical and analytic knowledge on how to optimize the process
 Good problem solving skills
 Having a good sense of commitment, leadership and social skills
 Leading by example, motivating and supervising
 Delivering results and meeting customer expectations
 Managing towards output and quality
 Maintain good discipline and high performance
 Firm and determined, to easily take the right decisions and take leadership

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

Expiring: Jun 01, 2018
Sales Manager Egypt (Arabic speaking/Layer) , Egypt

Our client is a multinational provider of housing equipment for the agricultural market. They are looking for employees who show initiative, creativity, motivation and interest in a demanding and versatile job.

As sales manager, you report directly to the responsible Head of Business Unit. The company is looking for a motivated salesperson from the agricultural industry or similar areas. You will make their customers familiar with their housing equipment for keeping laying hens and heavier poultry. As their systems for livestock production require detailed explanation, you should be interested in technical processes and procedures.

You will be the first contact person for the clients’ customers and responsible for the development and expansion of the market. Central tasks include supporting of sales agents as well as planning, carrying out and accompanying negotiations with key accounts independently all the way to the conclusion of the contract. You will analyse the market and be responsible for developing and implementing marketing and sales strategies in the region.

We are looking for a dynamic businessperson who is self-confident and communicates well. Moreover, you should have some experience in sales, as well as business-level Arabic skills (written and spoken). Solid English or German skills are obligatory. You should furthermore be willing to travel.

Further important prerequisites for this challenging job are individual initiative and self-organising skills. If you are good at organising, if you can work independently and are very structured, motivated and flexible, this responsible position might be the ideal opportunity for you.

Are you interested in becoming a Sales Manager in Egypt? Apply now through the 'apply now' button.

Package expectation:
* Basic salary + performance based bonus
* Secondary benefits negotiable
* This could be a family position
* Start date ASAP, but flexible for the right person

Expiring: Jun 01, 2018
Commercial Executive in Zambia , Zambia

Our client is an animal feed specialist and for them we are recruiting a commercial executive.

Responsibilities
• Build business by identifying and selling animal feed to prospective clients
• Oversee the sales and marketing function of the business

Duties:
• Establish sales, marketing and distribution functions within the business
• Recruit and develop a passionate team
• Establish standard operating procedures for the department
• Establish nationwide and regional distribution network
• Establish and implement sub-distributor guidelines and SLAs
• Identify business opportunities by identifying prospects and evaluating their position in the industry; researching and analysing sales options.
• Sell animal feed by establishing contact and developing relationships with prospects; recommending solutions.
• Maintain relationships with clients by providing support, information, and guidance; research and recommend new opportunities; recommend profit and service improvements.
• Identify product improvements or new products by remaining current on industry trends, market activities, and competitors.
• Maintain quality service by establishing and enforcing organization standards.
• Plan, develop and implement effective marketing communication campaigns.
• Implement effective knowledge transfer strategies for small scale-farmers

Skills:
• Presentation Skills
• Client Relationship Management
• Independence
• Excel

Qualifications:
• Degree in Sales/Marketing/Business or relevant technical field
• Previous experience in sales of animal feeds, seed or fertilizer preferred

Details:
• Start Date: Immediate
• Reports to: The CE will report to the CEO.
• Compensation: Competitive based on experience. Target-based bonus.

Are you interested in becoming a Commercial Executive in Zambia? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Jun 01, 2018
Area Manager West Africa , West Africa

Our customer, a European group, is a leader in Agrochemicals in Africa. To support the strong growth of its African subsidiary active in Crop Protection, they are looking for an Area Manager West Africa.
This is a stand alone position that will be reporting to the Africa Director. You will be responsible for the sale of the company's products via distributors (mainly) and B to B in your area.

You participate in the development of the commercial policy and implement it by developing your portfolio through an effective prospecting. You are the interface between your customers and the different departments of the company (technical, marketing ...).

On the lookout for opportunities and strength of proposal, you cultivate a real proximity with your customers.

Ideally, with a higher education, you have a proven experience in the agricultural sector, and you master the techniques of negotiation and development of accounts for export.

This post is a great opportunity for an enterprising person with a strong interpersonal sense. Your rigor and your sense of organization will facilitate your success. Empathy, the ability to convince, creativity, the taste of the challenge and the result are abilities that you have acquired. Your analytical mind and your anticipation skills will be essential assets to succeed in this position.

This position, based in West Africa (location is flexible), requires frequent travel and good command of both French and English.

Expiring: Jun 01, 2018

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