Assistant General Manager Employment Opportunity – Kyagalanyi Coffee Ltd

Job Title:       Assistant
General 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 Assistant General Manager for Kyagalanyi
Coffee Ltd. (KCL) will support the day to day running and on-going strategic
development of our business in Uganda. The position requires a senior manager
with substantial experience in a similar level role, with strong technical and
commercial expertise as well as management capability. Reporting to the General
Manager of Kyagalanyi Coffee Ltd., the successful candidate will become part of
the KCL management team.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Support the GM of KCL in developing and implementing an overall
    strategic plan for the business.
  • Support on aspects of staffing, management and operational
    requirements across various functions including but not limited to:
    • Financial resource allocation, budgeting, reporting and cost
    • Compliance with applicable minimum control standards
    • Create a culture of high performance delivering against agreed
      timescales and performance targets.
    • To have overall responsibility for operational performance and to
      carry out regular client feedback discussions to ensure a high level of
      service delivery and action.
    • Renewal and negotiation of leases, licensor agreements and service
      provider contracts
  • Contribute towards all aspects of client and trading activities
    including but not limited to:
    • Sourcing of Coffee i.e. Developing a strong working knowledge of
      the coffee regions within Uganda and where/how to source coffees to
      deliver on client needs at the right prices, developing and maintaining the
      requisite knowledge of coffee tasting and blending
    • Trading administration
    • P&L
    • Valuations and MPR
    • Handling and developing the customer base, hosting visitors
    • Regular supplier and farm visits accompanied by customers,
      gathering relevant information i.e. research on crop expectations,
      prices, market rates and practices.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • Previous experience working in a similar level role within the
    Coffee industry
  • Strong commercial acumen (Trading and Finance) with the enthusiasm and
    past experience and drive to expand our sales into new markets and
    increase our customer base
  • Customer focused with a passion for ensuring customer satisfaction
    for existing relationships as well as seeking to expand the market and
    initiate new business.
  • Experience of logistics, warehouse operations & quality control
    management: an ability to work across all of these areas improving
    procedures, personnel capacity, taking full responsibility for outcomes
    for selected areas
  • Excellent communication skills and a can-do attitude
  • Cultural awareness and sensitivity to different attitudes and
  • Robust resilient character with the ability to work autonomously and
  • Knowledge of financial management and managing budgets
  • Proactive approach to problem prevention and problem solving
  • Practical experience in working with sustainable supply chains would
    be beneficial.
How to Apply:
All prospective
employees should send their applications via email to with a
covering letter and an updated CV.
Deadline: 7th June 2019
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