Planning and Product Casting Manager Job Opportunity – Alliance One International US

Organization: Alliance One International US
Duty Station: Kampala/Hoima, Uganda
Job Code: QSL-AOU-PPCM-02
About US:
One International provides worldwide service to the large cigarette
manufacturers. Multinational manufacturers of consumer tobacco products rely on
independent merchants such as Alliance One to supply the majority of their
leaf. As a result, Alliance One purchases tobacco in more than 45 countries and
serves manufacturers of cigarettes and other consumer tobacco products in over
90 countries. With its global headquarters in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA,
Alliance One proudly claims broad geographic processing capabilities, a
diversified product offering, and an established customer base, which includes
all of the major consumer tobacco product manufacturers. They select, purchase,
process, pack, store, ship, and, in certain developing markets, provide
agronomy expertise and financing for growing leaf tobacco. Alliance One’s
revenues are primarily comprised of sales of processed tobacco and fees charged
for related services to manufacturers of consumer tobacco products around the
world. They do not manufacture cigarettes or other consumer tobacco products.
Job Summary: The Planning and Product Casting Manager will provide
effective administration of the Annual Operating Planning process, tobacco
product costing, sales and profitability projections and business support to
Alliance One Tobacco Uganda in compliance with AOI and AOTU Planning and
Costing Policies and Procedures.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Prepares The Annual
Operating Plan (AOP):
Manages and coordinates the process for
development of the Annual Operating Plan (AOP).
2. Drives Business
Performance in line with the AOP:
  • Coordinates processes for driving cost
    containment and savings in line with the AOP
  • Provides product costing and customer sales pricing
    support to the business
  • Coordinates the review of processes that
    drive sales and update the monthly Flash Report
  • Manages the company Balance Sheet to keep key
    performance indicators in line with the AOP.
  • Manages the CAPEX process in line with the
  • Special projects and product evaluation
3. Ensures Accurate and
Timely Billings for Sales:  
processes for determination and processing of green tobacco sales
4. Participates In the
Development of the Strategic Plan:
the inputs from operations in development of the Strategic Plan
in liaison with the Finance & Managing Directors to develop the 5 year
Strategic Plan in line with Corporate Instructions.
5. Identifies Key Risks
to the Business:
Identifies and document the key risks to the
6. Coordinates and
Manages the Quarterly Expenses Reforecasting Process:
Manages the
quarterly expenses reforecast process.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should preferably hold a Degree
    in relevant business field (Accounting/Economics) and CPA or equivalent
  • Possession of a Master’s Degree in the above
    is an advantage
  • A minimum of four to six years of related
    work experience
  • Planning, product costing, financial accounting
    or similar in the tobacco industry or similar agricultural & process
    oriented operations. 
  • Broad working knowledge of Product planning,
    analysis and costing
  • Knowledge of Crop and customer projections
    and sales
  • Broad working knowledge of Tobacco systems
  • Computer literacy skills
  • Proven ability to plan, organise and use own
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving and
    decision making abilities
  • Verbal communication and ability to prepare
    and present relatively complex findings and recommendations
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Member of relevant processional body
How to Apply:
suitably qualified and interested are encouraged to send their cover letters
and updated CVs including three referees (two of whom should have been direct
supervisors) to our e-mail to:
all your applications to:
Resources Office,
Limited (U),
14/16 Semawata Road, Ntinda
Box 12883, Ntinda, Kampala, Uganda
Note: Kindly mark your application as
and Product Casting Manager” in the subject line of your email. Only
shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
Deadline: 2nd March 2016

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