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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Commercial Manager Job at Kyagalanyi Coffee Ltd - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Commercial Manager

Jobs at:
Kyagalanyi Coffee Ltd

Deadline of this Job:
Friday 4th July 2018

Duty Station:

Established in 1783, ED&F Man is an employee-owned agricultural commodities merchant with 7,000 people in 60 countries and annual revenue in excess of $10bn. We trade sugar, coffee, molasses, animal feed, grains and pulses. We help our counterparties manage price risk through hedging and provide access to commodity and capital markets through our brokerage business.
ED&F Man's coffee business, Volcafe, is one of the world's largest traders of arabica and robusta coffees and provides beans for 50 billion cups of coffee each year. Our expertise spans green coffee procurement and preparation, quality control, risk management and logistics.
We work in countries that collectively account for over 90% of world production. From single origin micro-lots to mainstream commercial grades and customised blends, we have what it takes to get the right product to our roaster and retail customers — on time, every time. We are also big on sustainability and traceability: our unique farmer outreach programme, known as The Volcafe Way, works direct with coffee growers to train them in best agronomy practice and sound business management.
Kyagaianyi Coffee Ltd., part of the Volcafe group, is one of the leading exporters in Uganda and we are now looking for 4 exciting new positions to join our team.
Post: Commercial Manager
The Role
We have a unique and exciting opportunity for a strong Commercial Manager to oin our team. The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing and driving commercial activities within a growing section of our business.
  • Working with the General Manager this position will be responsible for overseeing a particular section of our business aggressively driving sales both within Uganda and internationally.
  • The role will be required to develop and implement a commercial strategy for domestic and international sales in line with the overall strategy of the business
  • Responsible for building strong, scalable and sustainable relationships with clients that lead to new and repeat sales opportunities.
  • Required to liaise closely with other departments such as Logistics, Finance, Quality and Production in order to ensure client needs are met and all orders fulfilled on time, every time and to the required standards.
  • Required to monitor the daily global and domestic market in order to make sound decisions and recommendations on new business development opportunities.
  • Responsible for managing a sales team and network of agents across East Africa.
  • Responsible for ensuring regular communication between departments and with clients.
Skills & Qualifications
  • Relevant experience in a similar commercial position with a proven track record in delivering against challenging sales targets.
  • Knowledge and experience of the commodities industry within a similar position.
  • Good awareness of compliance best practices, regulation and solid experience in managing compliance paper trails ensuring that key documents are completed to the relevant standard
  • Ability to perform under pressure and experience in managing field based sales teams.
  • Comprehensive understanding of key business processes within a manufacturing environment producing end user consumable products experience within the coffee industry would be considered an advantage.
  • Ability to work well under pressure with a proactive can do attitude.
  • Must be numerate with strong IT. skills. Proficient in Microsoft Excel
Job application procedure
All applications should be sent via email to  and should include a covering letter and CV. The deadline for all applications will be Friday 4th July 2018. Any applications received after that date will not be considered.
Please note that due to the large volume of applications only those successfully shortlisted for interview will be contacted.
Equal Opportunities Statement
Kyagalanyi Coffee Ltd is committed to promoting equal, opportunities in employment. All qualified applicants will receive equal treatment without regard to race, colour, sex, gender, age, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, marital or civil partner status, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, sexual orientation or any characteristic protected by local law. We also take reasonable steps to accommodate applicants with disabilities in accordance with applicable laws.