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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Assistant General Manager Job at Kyagalanyi Coffee Ltd ( KCL ) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Assistant General Manager [ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Manufacturing , Category: Administrative & Office ]

Jobs at: Kyagalanyi Coffee Ltd ( KCL )
Deadline of this Job:
7th June 2019
Duty Station:
Within Uganda , Kampala , East Africa

Summary
Date Posted: 3rd June 2019 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed
JOB DETAILS:
Post: Assistant General Manager, Kyagalanyi Coffee Ltd.
LOCATION: Uganda
ROLE:
The Assistant General Manager for Kyagalanyi Coffee Ltd ( KCL ) will support the day to day running and on- going strategic development of our business in Uganda.
The position requires a senior manager with substantial experience in a similar level role, with strong technical and commercial expertise as well as management capability. Reporting to the General Manager of Kyagalanyi Coffee Ltd., the successful candidate will become part of the KCL management team..

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Support the GM of KCL in developing and implementing an overall strategic plan for the business.
• Support on aspects of staffing, management and operational requirements across various functions including but not limited to:
o Financial resource allocation, budgeting, reporting and cost management
o Compliance with applicable minimum control standards
o Create a culture of high performance delivering against agreed timescales and performance targets.
o To have overall responsibility for operational performance and to carry out regular client feedback discussions to ensure a high level of service delivery and action.
o Renewal and negotiation of leases, licens or agreements and service provider contracts
• Contribute towards all aspects of client and trading activities including but not limited to:
o Sourcing of Coffee ie. Developing a strong working knowledge of the coffee regions within Uganda and where/how to source coffees to deliver on client needs at the right prices, developing and maintaining the requisite knowledge of coffee tasting and blending
o Trading administration
o P&L
o Valuations and MPR
o Handling and developing the customer base, hosting visitors
o Regular supplier and farm visits accompanied by customers, gathering relevant information i.e. research on crop expectations, prices, market rates and practices.

PERSON SPECIFICATION:
• Experience working in a similar level role within the Coffee industry
• Strong commercial acumen (Trading and Finance) with the enthusiasm and past experience and drive to expand our sales into new markets and increase our customer base
• Customer focused with a passion for ensuring customer satisfaction for existing relationships as well as seeking to expand the market and initiate new business.
• Experience of logistics, warehouse operations & quality control management: an ability to work across all of these areas improving procedures, personnel capacity, taking full responsibility for outcomes for selected areas
• Excellent communication skills and a can-do attitude
• Cultural awareness and sensitivity to different attitudes and behaviours
• Robust resilient character with the ability to work autonomously and confidently.
• Knowledge of financial management and managing budgets
• Proactive approach to problem prevention and problem solving
• Practical experience in working with sustainable supply chains would be beneficial.

Job Qualifications: Not Specified
Job Education Requirements: Not Specified
Job Experience Requirements: Not Specified


Job application procedure
All applications should be sent via email to: kcl-hr@kyagalanyi.com and should include a covering letter and CV. The deadline for all applications will be Friday, 7th June 2019 and applications received after that date will not be considered.
Please note that due to the large volume of applications only those successfully sortlisted for interview will be contacted.
COMPANY BACKGROUND
ED&F Man was established in 1783. Today the company is a leading provider of commodities, logistics and risk management services. The company is employee owned with approximately 3,600 employees working in 60 countries around the world.
ED&F Man is a highly entrepreneurial environment providing the opportunity to build an international career in a partnership culture.
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.

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