Agronomy Project Manager (Agriculture / Crops / Portuguese speaking) – Tete Mozambique

Location: Tete, Mozambique, Mozambique
Date Posted: 22-08-2018
Reference Number:  DVM
Job Description:
The main purpose of this position will be as follows:
  • To research, develop and drive new non-tobacco business and new business support to tobacco farmers by designing, building and implementing a strategy for the creation of complimentary income streams for the company’s contracted growers and at the same time, contributes meaningfully over time to the company profitability.
  • To promote and co-ordinate the activities of business improvement in the company with special focus in the Agronomy Department, including the identification and analysis of opportunities for efficiencies and to facilitate and expedite decision making; to apply and consolidate process standards aligned with the business strategy, and to organize and assist in bringing the implementation of business development opportunities or projects and associated plans to an effective outcome or conclusion.
  • To effectively manage Agronomy Services, i.e. Finance, Procurement and Digital Transformation through active cross-functional interaction with relevant service departments.
  • Drive the formulation, review and implementation of the New Business. Consideration for separate legal structure for non-tobacco activities.
  • Manage the effective functioning of Agronomy Services.
  • Assist in the preparation and coordination of annual Budgets.
  • Identifies waste and suggests solutions to eliminate it.
  • Reviews the degree of adequacy of existing systems and propose better systems where inefficiencies exist – continuous improvement.
  • Assists & collaborates in the design process of all new systems.
Requirements: Qualification and Skill
  • Bachelor’s degree in business management or finance.
  • Background in financial management & commercial experience required
  • Fluent English & Portuguese speaker
  • Proficient computer skills and in-depth knowledge of relevant software such as MS Office Suite
  • Strategic level input
  • Scenario assessment & Analytical ability
  • 5 – 10 years’ experience in similar role
  • Organizational, planning & Communication skills
  • Strong communication and IT fluency
  • Creative talents and the ability to solve tough problems
  • Experience with and knowledge of agriculture and its current events
  • The ability to handle pressure and meet deadlines
  • Skill in prioritizing and ordering obligations
  • Attention to detail
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