Business Manager Employment Opportunity – Seed for Seeds (S4S) Uganda Ltd

 

Job Title:    Business Manager

Organization:  Seed for Seeds (S4S) Uganda Ltd

Duty Station:  
Uganda

Reports to: Chairman
Board of Directors, S4S (U) Ltd for administrative functions and to the General
Manager NARD Holdings Ltd

 

About US:

Seed for Seeds (S4S)
Uganda Ltd is a legally registered company limited by guarantee. S4S (U) Ltd
operates as a not-for-profit enterprise to produce and market basic seed on a
cost recovery basis since this seed class is marginally profitable. The goal of
S4S (U) Ltd  is to increase food security
of farmers through availing sufficient quantities of quality basic seed to
guarantee availability of certified and Duality Declared Seed (QDS) of major
food crops.

 

Job Summary:  The sustainability of the seed value chain is
dependent on a robust business development portfolio which can create a market
outlet tor basic seed. The business manager will ensure that the product values
are aligned to the consumer and market needs. S/he will oversee the whole
business from the planning, to carrying out duties and responsibilities that
are needed for the business to be a successful one. The business manager will
analyse and figure out strategic marketing options, supervise and mentor the
workers of the company. S/he is responsible for annual and multi-annual
planning and forecasting seed production and marketing activities.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Responsible
for overall administration and management of the company.

·       
Oversee
the implementation oi the company business plan.

·       
Preparing
business related proposals, plans, reports and other submissions for
consideration by the Board.

·       
Oversee
company finance allocations and ensure adequate and proper utilization and
management in all company units.

·       
Authorize
payments made to staff, casual workers and suppliers in consultation with the
General Manager.

·       
Bridging
and brokering business deals and partnerships with relevant stakeholders.

·       
Oversee
the design and implementation of the basic seed pre

·       
booking
system.

·       
Preparing
monthly, quarterly and annual reports of the S48 business operations to the
Board.

·       
Organize
and conduct regular meetings with staff. -Performing any other duties assigned
by General Manager and/or the Board.

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal candidate must hold a degree in Agricultural economics, marketing,
business administration or related field. An advanced degree in a relevant
discipline from a recognised University. Preferable.

·       
Three
years of experience as a manager in agro-business development, with skills in
business analysis.

·       
Demonstrated
capacity to work with private sector players (financial institutions,
exporters, buyers, traders, transporters, input suppliers or processors).

·       
Familiarity
with commonly used tools for market and sub-sector analysis, and business
planning and analysis.

·       
Experience
in small to medium scale agro-enterprise management.

·       
Good
communication skills, both written and oral.

·       
Experience
in dealing with suppliers, traders and exporters.

·       
Experience
in marketing and economics, whether it be for agribusiness or not.

·       
Private
sector background

·       
Ability
to lead formulation of strategies and their implementation

·       
Ability
to plan and organize work programmes

·       
Ability
to work with minimum supervision

·       
Age: 35 to 45 years

 

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested applicants should submit their applications, addressed
to the Chairman Board of Directors, Seed for Seeds Uganda Ltd, with the
following attachments by email only to: seed4seeds@gmail.com

 

Please include:

·       
A letter
of expression of interest indicating suitability for the position.

·       
Detailed
curriculum vitae. Please do not attach copies of academic certificates and
transcripts. These will be requested at the time of interviews.

·       
Only
applications received by email shall be considered. Only shortlisted candidates
will be contacted for interviews.

 

Deadline: 16th December 2020 by 5:00pm

 

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