Supply Chain Manager Vacancy in Ethiopia 2021

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia YES | Your Employment Solutions

Our international client, which works in the development of the barley-malt sector in Ethiopia to meet the needs of a booming market, is looking to hire a Supply Chain Manager.  

 Job Purpose 

The Barley Supply Chain Manager is in charge to establish an operational team (commercial and technical team, collection points, and transportation to temporary storages and to the factory) for promoting the growth of malting barley in the Regions where the company is operation and/or projects to develop its procurement activities to supply its malting factory located in Addis Ababa.

Key Responsibilities

  • Define the budget of the Regions in terms of volumes of collected barley, revenue, gross margin, expenses and results. Once approved, monitor their implementation to achieve the objectives.
  • Determine with the Field Coordinators and/or Field Executives the Region's business objectives by sector and client, and prioritize actions to increase market share.
  • Lead the sales force in each Region and ensure compliance with trade policies defined.
  • Assist Field coordinators and/or Field Executives in difficult negotiations.
  •  Ensure customer satisfaction in all Regions, the rapid settlement of disputes. In general, ensure the proper Performance of the commercial team.
  •  Supervise, coordinate and monitor, in collaboration with the Logistic Manager, the operations from delivery of inputs to malting barley procurement, storage and delivery to the factory.
  • Implement any assigned activities related to warehouse management and barley quality management.
  •  Lead, motivate, and train the staff:
    •  By leading and motivating the entire staff of the region, controlling the objectives, conducting interviews and annual performance evaluation,
    • Defining with his line manager the levels of staff remuneration, salary increases, bonus or penalties,
    • Being responsible for improving the performance of all staff, with attention to their training and thrive,
    • Being responsible for working conditions, respect for hygiene and safety in the storages.
  • Implement procedures and quality systems that are applicable (including the recovery of defects and customer complaints), and their enforcement by the people he supports.
  •  Implement, manage and report the daily and weekly positions regarding purchases of barley, sales of seeds, and sales of any inputs in terms of volume, value and margin. Monitor and control the regional positions, and bring to Management any further information and feed-back to ensure a clear reporting of the activity. 

Required Qualifications  

  • BSC or MSc in Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness or related fields A commitment to excellent customer service.

  S​pecific work experience, knowledge and skills required  

  • Above 7 Years of experience in Food and Agro-Processing or FMCG industry related experience. Out of which 3 years as a manager or supervisor.
  • Experience in field agronomy tasks, working with farmers, associations and government offices is advantageous.
  • Knowledge & experience on commercial and sales of agricultural inputs like seeds, chemicals and others is mandatory. Knowledge of the construction industry, especially the built environment, is a plus.
  • Language proficiency in English, Amharic and Oromifa (Written and Oral) is strictly required. 

How to apply 

Interested applicants can apply by sending their CVs to with the subject line Supply chain manager before July 10th, 2021. 




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