Regional Manager Africa (M/F) - Uganda - Commodities
Experience required in commodities trading or agro industry
- Knowledge of East Africa
About Our Client
Our client is a leading and global player of the agro-industry and commodities supply. As part of its growth in East Africa, we are looking to recruit a Regional Manager based in Kampala, Uganda.
Based in Kampala, you report to the Managing Director of the related activity located in Europe and have full responsibility for procurement and business development of the group in East Africa.
In line with this role, you will be expected to fulfill the following assignments:
- Being responsible for business development linked to coffee activities in East Africa, namely in Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi and Rwanda,
- Driving management of supply chain, trading and logistics activities across the region in closerelationship with the trading desk located in Europe,
- Enhancing green coffee procurement in the region while being involved in finding synergies for the sourcing of other commodities (i.e. cocoa, ingredients) with a sustainable and responsible approach,
- Managing, training and developing the existing purchasing, finance and industrial team,
- Ensuring management of commercial, operational and financial risks linked to the function as well as respecting budgets and deadlines,
- Strengthening networking activities with local suppliers in the scope of developing professional relationships,
- Meeting reporting requirements in terms of regional progression and development.
The Successful Applicant
You are degree educated in management with a specialization in trading or supply chain and a minimum of 10 years success record in a General/Regional Manager role in commodities supply or agro-industry in Africa. Experience with coffee trading in East Africa will be an added value for this role. Charismatic and buying for action, you are known for your entrepreneurship attitude, business development acumen and strong relationship that will enable you accomplishment with a growing Group in the region. Being fluent in French is an advantage. This position will involve travelling in the region.
What's on Offer
Attractive salary, expatriation package