Finance Jobs – Export Manager at Steel Company

Job Title: Export Manager
Our client is the largest manufacturer of steel construction materials in Uganda that is seeking to recruit result driven and motivated individuals for the Vacancy above;
Job Summary:
The export manager is responsible for exports to Rwanda, Burundi, Congo and Kenya. He is expected to coordinate with all concerned parties to support and increase sales volumes in international market whilst keeping close relations with clients. He will also expand the client base, managing key accounts and maintain the marketing database.
The export manager will be responsible for a variety of activities including, but not limited to, evaluating financial structures, prepare reports to expedite the billing process and may also have to ensure that shipments are in compliance with the laws and regulations governing the export industry. This position will be located in Uganda (Kampala) but export manager will be expected to plan regular domestic and regional travel.
He should have strong interpersonal and presentation skills and should be able to communicate efficiently both verbally and in written form and can translate complex technical details to simple form. He must have good leadership skills and able to organize, motivate and liaise with the junior staff. He should be versatile and therefore able to carry out functions across various levels of the organization. He should be able to adjust to fast changing business conditions and is always result oriented.
Key Duties and Responsibilities;
  • Must have  broad experience in export sales, preferably having dealt with construction companies, distributors or wholesalers in E. Africa
  • Develop market plans that support export sales; facilitating both long and short-term sales forecasts, calculated risks & high success rates.
  • Must be able to detect opportunities at target companies within the geographically defined region.
  • Should have an excellent understanding and application for both technical and commercial solution Good presentation and communication skills.
  • Must have excellent written and oral knowledge of English – additional languages French and Swahili are a must.
  • Develop and execute innovative export strategies, generate sales and Submit monthly business plans.
  • Meets sales financial objectives and provide Quotations / Proforma Invoices and Tenders.
  • Track competitors and identify new product opportunities through market analysis.
  • Identify and build relationships with potential stakeholders.
  • Ensuring the accuracy and completeness of system documentation.
  • Knowledge of import and export regulations and ability to adhere to them.
  • Planning, monitoring, appraising, and reviewing job contributions; planning and reviewing compensation actions; enforcing policies.
  • Achieve sales operational objectives.
Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Business Degree or any other equivalent management certification.
  • Knowledge in ERP package or any additional Accounting  Certifications i.e.(CMA,CFM,CPA etc)
  • Must have relevant Sales experience of 7 years especially in  from an international company
  • Must have a proven successful international new business or export track-record.
  • Likes to work in a dynamic, international and hands-on environment
  • Candidate should have strong influence management and collaborative skills.
How to Apply:
Please follow the instructions as stated below as failure to do so could lead to disqualification.
1. Send an Application letter and CV/Resume.
2. Merge these two documents into one document in either word or pdf format.
3. Do not attach or send any scanned documents, these are sometimes too large for our inbox.
4. Include the job title and/or reference number in the subject line of the email address   and send your application by email to
5. Only successful candidates will be contacted. For all other inquiries please contact our offices directly
Deadline: 13th December, 2012
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