Commercial Manager Employment Opportunity – Kyagalanyi Coffee Ltd

Job Title:       Commercial
Manager
Organisation: Kyagalanyi
Coffee Ltd
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About US:
Established in 1783,
ED&F Man is an employee-owned agricultural commodities merchant with 7,000
people in 60 countries and annual revenue in excess of $10bn. We trade sugar,
coffee, molasses, animal feed, grains and pulses. We help our counterparts manage
price risk through hedging and provide access to commodity and capital markets
through our brokerage business. 
ED&F Man’s coffee
business, Volcafe, is one of the world’s largest traders of arabica and robusta
coffees and provides beans for 50 billion cups of coffee each year. Kyagalanyi
Coffee Ltd is part of the Volcafe group and one of the leading exporters in
Uganda.
Job Summary:  The Commercial Manager will be responsible for
overseeing and driving commercial activities within a growing section of our
business.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Working with the General Manager, this position will be responsible
    for overseeing a particular section of our business, aggressively driving
    sales both within Uganda and internationally.
  • The role will be required to develop and implement a commercial
    strategy for domestic and international sales in line with the overall
    strategy of the business.
  • Responsible for building strong, scalable and sustainable
    relationships with clients that lead to new and repeat sales
    opportunities.
  • Required to liaise closely with other departments such as Logistics,
    Finance, Quality and Production in order to ensure client needs are met
    and all orders fulfilled on time, every time and to the required
    standards.
  • Required to monitor the daily global and domestic market in order to
    make sound decisions and recommendations on new business development
    opportunities.
  • Responsible for managing a sales team and network of agents across
    East Africa.
  • Responsible for ensuring regular communication between departments
    and with clients.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should have relevant experience in a similar
    commercial position with a proven track record in delivering against
    challenging sales targets.
  • Knowledge and experience of the commodities industry within a
    similar position.
  • Good awareness of compliance best practices, regulation and solid
    experience in managing compliance paper trails ensuring that key documents
    are completed to the relevant standard
    Abilityitoiperformiunderipressureiandiexperienceiinimanagingifieldi based
    sales teams.
  • Comprehensive understanding of key business processes within a
    manufacturing environment producing end user consumable products –
    experience within the coffee industry would be considered an advantage.
  • Ability to work well under pressure with a proactive can-do-attitude
  • The applicant must be numerate with strong I.T. skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel
How to Apply:
All prospective
employees should send their applications via email to kcl-hr@kyagalanyi.com with a
covering letter and an updated CV.
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