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Friday, 10 January 2014

Country Manager - Global Food Commodity Trader

Job Title: Country Manager - Global Food Commodity Trader
Organisation: PISU & Co. Ltd
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About PISU:
PISU and Company was established in 1979 in Nairobi, Kenya.  PISU is rapidly expanding to become a global food commodity trader, as our volumes increase so do our responsibilities. The Country Manger will be driving the in-country strategy, managing operations, finding the best opportunities in the market, building a significant on the ground network of traders and farmers.

Oversee operations of the warehouse and team through the operational team leaders
Manage the returns to the warehouse and ensure that complaints are dealt with promptly and returned to stock/supplier
Manage stores/stock controllers to ensure that stock movements and stock keeping standards are maintained in line with company guidelines
Responsible for investigating stock discrepancies, including negatives, lost, sold out, and reporting the information to relevant managers
Carry out regular stock takes and report on results
Responsible for maintaining and re-ordering of general consumables in line with company guidelines
Regularly appraise team members and carry out annual performance review at the communicated time.
Provide detailed updates on contracts
Planning for delivery with stores, SCO and logistics teams.
Marketing/ tendering/ quoting for commodities traded with the guidance of HoBU
Ensure the highest operational standards are deployed at all times
Support the development of the warehouse team through ongoing coaching and mentoring.

The applicant should hold a Master’s in Business Administration or similar qualification from a recognized institution
He/ she must have worked in an Agro Trading firm for a minimum of five years
Ability to work on several projects simultaneously without compromising on quality
PISU is seeking applicants with on the ground experience in East African countries in food commodities and purchase trade.
Prior experience in negotiating large deals and be comfortable to execute.
You will have targets that focus on quality foods being purchased and successful supply chain.
Prior experience in operational management is essential
Excellent communication and organizational skills
Comprehensive knowledge of quality assurance principles, methods, design, testing and implementation
Good leadership, planning and people management skills
Analytical and problem solving skills

If you feel you match the above profile and desire to work with PISU, send your application and an updated CV to:  susan@rtsgp.com

Deadline: 13th January 2014