AFGRI Jobs – Grain Marketing Manager

Organisation: AFGRI
Duty Station: Kampala,
About US:
AFGRI is one of Uganda’s
leading agricultural business offering a wide range of physical and
intellectual inputs to farmers, producers and users of agricultural products.
As a transforming force in the business of agriculture, AFGRI offers farming
clients banking, broking, logistics, trading and retail services and we are
producers of animal feeds, poultry, and oil.
Job Summary:  The Grain Marketing Manager will lead the
marketing of the organization, enable the company to become a market leader in
the East African region, and represent AFGRI on all issues surrounding trading
and marketing of grain.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Sell
    company’s grain products by establishing contact and. developing
    relationships with prospects, recommending solutions;
  • Identify
    business opportunities by identifying prospects and evaluating their
    position in the industry; researching and analyzing sales options;
  • Develop
    a marketing business plan aligned t& the overall strategy;
  • Oversee
    and implement the marketing plan to achieve profitability targets set per
    product; Develop pricing strategies with the goal of maximizing the
    company’s profits and market share – ensure company profitability through
    correct pricing policies and product costing;
  • Prepare
    and review monthly profit & loss for department and report to senior
  • Manage
    the setting of sales and marketing forecasts and follow up to ensure they
    are achieved as well as reporting on performance;
  • Carry
    out accurate analysis of marketing information, both internal and
    external, for effective negotiations and decision-making;
  • Establish
    and maintain good corporate relations and implement a customer care
    management programs to ensure brand protection;
  • Regularly
    analyze and track grain trading trends and Identify new opportunities for
    the company;
  • Conduct
    periodic market intelligence and oversee research and make recommendations
    to improve marketing and trading base;
  • Map
    existing grain trading routes and establish potential trading routes for
    maize grain.
  • Provide
    grain monitoring tools to check grain movement, volumes of trade/sales,
    and trade routes.
  • Ensure
    high levels of the visibility in the market;
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicant should have experience and demonstrated success in marketing and
    trading that will enhance AFGRI’s trading efforts at the East African
  • The
    ideal candidate will be a strategic marketing thinker with excellent
    implementation skills in marketing, a superior communicator, and an
    inclusive marketing leader with a solid understanding of the grain related
    value chains primarily for the East African Region.
  • For
    this Position, the skills required could have been developed through on
    the job training, previous work experience in other related trading and
    marketing roles from the private sector.
How to Apply:
All interested applicants should
send their application letters and updated curriculum vitae via E-mail to:
Deadline: Saturday, 21st February 2015 by 5pm
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