Asst. Manager - Cocoa Processing Job Placement - Olam Uganda Ltd

Organisation: Olam Uganda Ltd
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: General Manager

About US:
Olam Uganda Ltd is a subsidiary of Olam International which is a leading global integrated supply chain manager and processor of agricultural products and food ingredients, supplying various products across 16 platforms in 70 countries.

Job Summary: The Asst. Manager - Cocoa Processing will be in charge of managing the processing, warehousing, quality assurance and shipping operations of cocoa product, Uganda.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • In charge of planning daily operations to manage the work load and deliver results as per budgets.
  • Handle entire factory operations for cocoa product including, processing, warehousing, quality assurance and shipping.
  • Maintain proper documentation to monitor every transaction, and book keeping.
  • Create annual budgets for unit expenses, and do capacity planning for the year by understanding the procurement and shipment plan.
  • The incumbent will initiate, coordinate, and enforce systems, policies, procedures, work methods and take corrective actions if necessary.
  • Manage all inventories, equipment and consumables closely.
  • The incumbent will manage entire team involving direct staff and casual labour as per requirements.
  • Create a center of excellence by continuously improving systems, processes and maintaining highly motivated and trained manpower.
  • Actively engage peers in other businesses, industries and operations across Olam network to benchmark, learn and incorporate best practices.
  • The incumbent will serve as the cocoa product expert to whom the team would look up to in order to seek guidance on handling the product.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should hold a post graduate in management with technical background.
  • Seven or more years of processing experience in agri-products like coffee, cocoa, maize, sugar, oil etc.
  • Ability to handle large range of activities through teams, independently.
  • Hands on experience in handling various processing and warehousing activities.
  • Comfortable with technicalities of equipment and processes.
  • Very good commercial bent of mind and outcome oriented.
  • Willingness to engage peers in order to learn and improve one’s expertise on the subject.
  • Inquisitive mind to understand root cause of problems, assess suitable options to experiment and arrive at right solution.
  • Ability to motivate and manage varied teams including direct staff and casual labor.
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send an updated CV to; and Please send an updated CV and don’t attach academic documents. The attachments should not exceed 2 MBs.

Deadline: 20th May 2016

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