Operations Manager Job Opportunity – Central Coffee Farmers Association (CECOFA)

Organisation: Central
Coffee Farmers Association (CECOFA)
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Reports to: Executive
About US
Central Coffee
Farmers Association (CECOFA) is a farmer-owned organization based in Wakiso
district of central Uganda. Formerly known as Nsangi Coffee Farmers’
Association. The organization was originally founded in 2005 by a small group
of entrepreneurial farmers. CECOFA is now made up of 3664 farmers within the
districts of central Uganda. CECOFA brings together coffee farmers from the
Central region (Wakiso, Masaka and Bukuya) region and helps them improve their
farming practices, access the international market, and receive technical
training and support. CECOFA’s vision is to help alleviate poverty in their
district through market-based sustainable agriculture practices.
Job Summary:   The Operations Manager will direct the
stewardship of association assets proactively mitigate against financial risk
and ensure efficiency in financial systems in line with CECOFA’s Vision,
Mission, Core Values and long term Strategic direction. The position holder
shall be an experienced commercially astute business professional who
understands profit levers of the business and uses them effectively; with a
track record successful in developing and implementing commercial and
operational strategies and in leading and managing cross-functional teams
preferably in a fast paced agri-business enterprise. This position will manage
and supervise the CECOFA’s operational system end to end to ensure optimum
output in all departments.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Management of reporting processes
  • Business plan targets, financial and social covenants entered into
    with financing partners.
  • Tasked with conflict resolution
  • Ensure operational compliance
  • Health and Safety compliance
  • Monitoring of staff performance, recruitment, coaching, training

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Post Graduate degree in business, finance
    or other related field
  • At least five (5) – 10 years’ experience of successful commercial
    management, preferably in agro commodities.
  • Working knowledge of the coffee value chain – suppliers, primary
    processing, and secondary processing is an advantage.
  • Results driven with sound business reasoning and the ability to
    think and act strategically.
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of basic finance and the ability
    to read financial statements.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain value based relationships
    with customers, suppliers and staff.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others to achieve desired
    results and able to inspire action and motivate the team.
  • Excellent negotiation and influencing skills (externally and
    internally at senior levels).
  • Have good written and verbal communication skills with good
    presentation skills.
  • Hands-on approach, with a ‘can-do’ attitude and a willingness to
    learn and to develop.
  • Thorough IT skills e.g. Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint
    and Outlook).
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are strongly encouraged to send their
updated CVs and cover letters with three professional referees to the address
or e-mail below. All applications should be marked: ‘Job position – CECOFA’.
Emails that exceed 2MB will not be considered.
People Performance
Plot 8 Kitante
P.O. Box 12405
Email to: info@ppg.co.ug
While we thank all applicants for your interest, only those that qualify will
be contacted. Any form of lobbying will lead to automatic disqualification.
Deadline: Friday, 24th August 2018 by 5pm
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