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  • Posted: Sep 30, 2020
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    Doreo Partners is an impact investment firm with a proven track record of exclusively investing in profitable, high growth, early stage businesses that improve the livelihoods of Nigerian smallholder farmers. Doreo’s investment strategy is driven by the team’s passion to provide a private sector driven solution to Nigeria’s leading social ...
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    Head, Inventory Control

    Key Responsibilities

    • Design and implement an inventory tracking system to optimize inventory control procedures.
    • Examine the levels of supplies and raw material to determine shortages.
    • Ensure the re-ordering level and re-ordering quantity is properly placed.
    • Verify members input / output distributions.
    • Identify damaged goods and report to the finance department.
    • Document daily deliveries and shipments to update inventory.
    • Prepare detailed reports on inventory operations, stock levels, and adjustments.
    • Perform daily analysis to predict potential inventory problems.
    • Perform critical inventory tasks to ensure the correct amount of items are in stock
    • Maintain updated and accurate records of inventory, including transfers and cycle counts
    • Review documentation and monitor product codes to search for discrepancies; troubleshoot quantity discrepancies between stock and records
    • Develop and implement improvements to existing operational procedures in order to maximize efficiency and cut operations costs
    • Respond to sales inquiries and purchase orders; collect and analyze data to determine appropriate order quantities; process orders for shipment
    • Track rates of accuracy, purchase and return as well as defective items to inform quality control decisions
    • Prepare, generate, and file financial inventory reports; review reports monthly with management

    Reporting Line

    • This position reports to the Financial Controller.

    Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Business Administration, or relevant field.
    • Profound know-how in advanced inventory management
    • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar role.
    • Solid knowledge of data analysis, inventory management software, and forecasting techniques.
    • An analytical mind with strong attention to detail.
    • Outstanding organizational and problem-solving skills.
    • Excellent communication and leadership abilities.

    Start Up Environment:

    • Thrives in a fast paced, start-up environment with dynamic business priorities.

    Unlocking Potential of Team Members:

    • Extensive experience and passion for coaching/ mentoring a team.

    Detailed Orientation and Managing Complexity:

    • Extensive experience leading a complex organization and passion for getting into details to identify root cause of issues and create innovative solutions.

    Benefits

    • Competitive salary
    • Health Insurance
    • Annual paid vacation
    • Group Life Insurance

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    Head, Financial Planning & Analysis

    Industry Financial: Services

    Key Responsibilities

    • Work with Business Unit heads to build their annual budgets and forecasts
    • Produce models to project long term growth and determine the impacting business factors
    • Delivery of competitor analysis, market trends and associated commentary to the Leadership team
    • Analyse financial and operational results to better understand company performance
    • Audit and manage accounts - Analyze current and past trends in key performance indicators including all areas of revenue, cost of sales, expenses and capital expenditures.
    • Monitor performance indicators, highlighting trends and analyzing causes of unexpected variance.
    • Oversee and manage the continued development of Budgeting, Financial Forecasting, Operating Plan and Modeling tools.
    • Improve performance by evaluating processes to drive efficiencies and understand ROI in marketing programs, menu pricing, new store rollouts as well as new projects.
    • Develop financial models and analyses to support strategic initiatives.
    • Analyze complex financial information and reports to provide accurate and timely financial recommendations to management for decision-making purposes.
    • Provide detailed analysis and  commentary on cost centre results
    • Reviewing operations and recommending new productivity or cost saving initiatives
    • Preparing business cases to support new investment, strategic and other business decisions
    • Reviewing existing processes and procedures to develop recommendations for improvement efforts
    • Evaluating previous budgets, expenditures to develop and implement future budgets
    • Communicating results and recommendations to senior management for improvements that will lead to cost reduction, revenue generation and streamlining operations
    • Provide insights to senior management around financial modelling, forecasts and profitability

    Reporting Line:

    • This position reports to the Financial Controller.

    Requirements
    Profound know-how in financial planning and reporting:

    • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting or a related field (Master’s degree in finance and/or MBA preferred). Professional qualification such as ACCA, CPA or CFA is required.
    • Minimum of 5 years experience working in a financial analysis & planning role.
    • Leadership ability to guide and get results from a team. Experience in multi-unit retail concepts preferred.
    • Advanced Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint skills.
    • Ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced, results-oriented environment.
    • Demonstrated ability to roll-up sleeves and work with team members in a hands-on management capacity.
    • Significant analytical skill set, including the utilisation of finance and reporting tools
    • Able to solve complex problems
    • Excellent communication skills with ability to build relationships
    • Strong influencing and interpersonal skills
    • High level of  commercial acumen
    • Advanced computer software skills, including writing macros in Excel and other accounting packages

    Start Up Environment:

    • Thrives in a fast paced, start-up environment with dynamic business priorities.

    Unlocking Potential of Team Members:

    • Extensive experience and passion for coaching/ mentoring a team.

    Detailed Orientation and Managing Complexity:

    • Extensive experience leading a complex organization and passion for getting into details to identify root cause of issues and create innovative solutions.

    Benefits

    • Competitive salary
    • Health Insurance
    • Annual paid vacation
    • Group Life Insurance

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    Lead Developer, Artificial Intelligence

    Key Responsibilities
    Technology Operations:

    • Lead all tech operations on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.
    • Understand the business problem, challenge of existing technologies and areas of application for AI technologies.
    • Identify and choose right AI or cognitive computing technologies for solving problems and formulate AI recipes for development.
    • Develop required machine learning models or prototype applications applying formulated AI recipes and verify the problem/solution fit.
    • Direct the design, planning, implementation, and maintenance of the computing infrastructure that supports the company’s operations and business applications.
    • Design a comprehensive enterprise information security program to ensure the integrity, confidentiality and availability of relevant data.
    • Identify emerging technology trends and ensure the company is leveraging them when appropriate to increase efficiency, reduce costs, and drive value.
    • Prepare and monitor technology operational budgets that meet prevailing objectives and constraints.
    • Ability to execute business-critical projects within agreed deadlines.
    • Develop and execute an analytics program that will allow company business leaders to make data-based decisions.

    Customer Focus:

    • Carry out extensive research to identify needs that new or improved products can fulfill.
    • Review research reports, analyze and compare competitors’ products, and meet customers to discuss their requirements.

    Project Management:

    • Bring product development to a successful conclusion -- on time and within budget.
    • Develop schedules for each phase of the development program and monitor progress against targets. Set up reviews at each stage to ensure the program is meeting its objectives as it progresses from concept to specification, design, development and launch.

    Communication:

    • Liaise with the senior management team to agree strategic development objectives and gain budget approval for projects.

    Reporting Line:

    • This position reports to Head, Enterprise Systems Engineering.

    Requirements

    • Minimum of Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or other related field.
    • Implementing and Scaling Digital Transformations in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
    • Experience building Artificial Intelligence Systems.
    • Able to demonstrate the ability to work effectively in a team environment and deliver successful results.
    • Able to develop schedules for each phase of the development program and monitor progress against targets.
    • Ability to liaise with the senior management team to agree strategic development objectives and gain budget approval for projects.
    • Programming: C/C++, Shell script, Python, Java and/or R.
    • Development tools: integrated environments, continuous integration, etc.
    • Familiarity with machine learning frameworks and libraries.

    Start Up Environment:

    • Thrives in a fast paced, start-up environment with dynamic business priorities.

    Unlocking Potential of Team Members:

    • Experience in managing multidisciplinary teams to meet strategic objectives is important.
    • Extensive experience and passion for coaching/ mentoring a team.

    Detailed Orientation and Managing Complexity:

    • Extensive experience leading a complex organization and passion for getting into details to identify root cause of issues and create innovative solutions.

    Benefits

    • Competitive salary
    • Health Insurance
    • Pension
    • Performance Bonus
    • Annual paid vacation
    • Group Life Insurance

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    Graphic Designer

    Zip / Postal Code: 101245

    Key Responsibilities

    • Study design briefs and determine requirements
    • Schedule projects and define budget constraints
    • Conceptualize visuals based on requirements
    • Prepare rough drafts and present ideas
    • Develop illustrations, logos and other designs using different design softwares
    • Use the appropriate colors and layouts for each graphic
    • Work with copywriters, social media manager and brand analysts to produce final design
    • Test graphics across various media, and amend designs after feedback
    • Ensure final graphics and layouts are visually appealing and on-brand
    • Use digital illustration, photo editing software, and layout software to create designs
    • Create visual elements such as logos, original images, and illustrations to help deliver a message
    • Design layouts, including selection of colors, images, and typefaces
    • Present design concepts to team lead
    • Incorporate changes recommended by clients or art directors into final designs
    • Review designs for errors before printing or publishing them
    • Define requirements, visualize and create graphics including illustrations, logos, layouts and photos.
    • Shape the visual aspects of websites, fliers, posters, books, magazines, product packaging, exhibitions and more.

    Reporting Line:

    • This position reports to Head, Brand Marketing & Corporate Communications.

    Requirements
    Proven Design Experience:

    • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Fine Arts or related field
    • Proven graphic designing experience
    • A strong portfolio of illustrations or other graphics
    • Familiarity with design software and technologies (such as Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, InDesign).
    • Work Experience: 0-1 year.

    Other Requirements:

    • Creative flair and a strong ability to translate requirements into design
    • A keen eye for aesthetics and details
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Ability to work methodically and meet deadlines
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, Dropbox, and Google applications

    Start Up Environment:

    • Thrives in a fast paced, start-up environment with dynamic business priorities.

    Benefits

    • Competitive salary
    • Health Insurance
    • Pension
    • Performance Bonus
    • Annual paid vacation
    • Group Life Insurance.

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    Rural Retail Distribution Manager

    Key Responsibilities

    • Manage Babban Gona’s retail distribution channels
    • Lead retail distribution initiatives to ensure continuous improvement in operational efficiency and effectiveness to allow an annual 30% increase in sales.
    • Ensure merchandise is scheduled, received, unloaded, and checked as appropriate.
    • Initiate and support strategies to reduce slow moving inventory, per organizational objective.
    • Drive retail and supply chain management resources to allow company to maximize market share.
    • Coach, develop and train retail supervisors on principles and methods to establish a safe distribution channel and working environment.
    • Develop practical solutions to problems without sacrificing quality.
    • Meet department’s daily, weekly and monthly goals of the distribution center.
    • Achieve high performance standards while coaching, training, and developing employees on best practices of our business.
    • Analyze opportunities for growth, cutting costs, reducing damages and improving efficiencies.
    • Continually improve productivity targets and process improvements
    • Implement standard  policies/procedures to eliminate waste and improve productivity.
    • Develop and manage project scope, project schedules, resource plans, and budget requirements.
    • Complete status reports and communicate key issues to senior management.
    • Assist in the training, monitoring, and recognition of employees’ compliance with safety policies, procedures, and best practices.
    • Manage any other distribution projects.
    • Maintain a positive and professional working relationship with peers, management, and support resources, with a constant commitment to teamwork and exemplary customer service.
    • Provide regular updates to the head of the business unit on the progress.

    Reporting Line:

    • This position reports to the Head, Sales.

    Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Agronomy, or related field.
    • Experience in retail distribution management
    • Minimum of 4 years distribution management experience, preferably in a seed company or other agricultural company that works with a retail distribution to produce cereal seeds/grains.
    • Experience in a fast paced medium to large sized distribution center environment.
    • Solid knowledge of distribution operations, practices and procedures including merchandise flow.
    • Strong administrative, organizational, managerial, interpersonal, and communication skills;
    • Leadership ability to guide and drive results from a team.
    • Passion for supply chain management and constant process improvement
    • Excellent communication skills: Ability to directly work with farmers and field agents to achieve optimal outcome.
    • Ability to interact and build relationships with people of diverse backgrounds;
    • Ability to work independently with minimal guidance, and a keen eye for detail;
    • Ability to resolve complex issues; work independently - receiving minimal guidance;

    Start Up Environment:

    • Thrives in a fast paced, start-up environment with dynamic business priorities.

    Unlocking Potential of Team Members:

    • Extensive experience and passion for coaching/ mentoring a team.

    Detailed Orientation and Managing Complexity:

    • Extensive experience leading a complex organization and passion for getting into details to identify root cause of issues and create innovative solutions.

    Benefits

    • Competitive salary
    • Health Insurance
    • Pension
    • Performance Bonus
    • Annual paid vacation
    • Group Life Insurance

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    Head, Brand Marketing & Corporate Communications

    Zip / Postal Code: 101245
    Industry: Communications

    Key Responsibilities
    Leadership and Management:

    • Create of a departmental vision that is instilled in all levels of the department, which forms part of the business culture.
    • Oversee the business’s online brand marketing campaigns on digital channels such as LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube, business websites, email, etc.
    • Oversee offline brand marketing approaches such as design marketing and hardcopy promotional materials.
    • Manage and work with individual teams and ensures consistency and appropriateness of the brand’s messages in the market.
    • Responsible for overall creative outputs inclusive of web promotional materials, selection of creative agencies, creative briefings, graphics, photography, etc. across the business.

    Strategy:

    • Develop and manage the business’s brand strategy as well as corresponding brand elements in order to maximize the brand’s equity.
    • Responsible for the creation and placement of advertising that is in support of the business’s and sales team’s initiatives through media planning, creative development, metrics, market research, and vendor management.
    • Create of all forms of marketing, for example, interactive marketing, direct marketing campaigns, advertising, sales collateral, press releases, and executive presentations.
    • Develop execution plan for thought leadership initiatives, by using a wide range of content in order to build awareness and credibility for business and brand in the market, simultaneously establishing the organization as a thought leader in the market.
    • Ensure all branding programs are aligned with the overall business objectives and that they are optimized and relevant to multiple audiences.

    Collaboration:

    • Work closely with other departments such as Sales, Operations, Human Resources, etc. in formulation and delivery of both the offline and online brand marketing elements/strategies. These elements are inclusive but not limited to brand design, partnership marketing, content, public relations, and advertising.
    • Manage and integrate the public relations process into all program activities for the purpose of achieving ROI and maximum positive coverage.

    Analytics:

    • Establish metrics for the purpose of measuring campaign effectiveness against KPI’s. Also establish a process for benchmarking the brand’s performance in order to ensure that campaigns are relevant and competitive.
    • Ensure completion of market analyses and monitors the competitive activity in the market as well as conducting gap analyses and financial modeling, which avail the business a competitive advantage and facilitate the realization of new brand marketing opportunities for the business.
    • Integrate PR processes in brand marketing campaigns that ensures maximization of ROI.
    • Prepare reports on campaign performance for executive management, key stakeholders, and external partners.

    Other Responsibilities:

    • Create and deliver Press releases, media relations content, Executive Bios, Corporate newsletter, speaking proposals and social media content.
    • Conduct extensive media outreach
    • Identify, develop and execute communications strategy for key media contacts, customer reference  and investors
    • Develop innovative programs to maximize corporate profit and develop value added concept for Babban Gona
    • Manage the external surveys that evaluate the attitudes, opinions and aspirations of the stakeholders and partners.
    • Work with management to develop internal communications programmes and processes required to support organizational change and employee engagement initiative.
    • Represent Babban Gona to stakeholders, interested parties, and the public.
    • Serve as Babban Gona’s spokesperson to the media and the general public.
    • Develop and distribute materials that may explain or convey the company's policies or position on issues.
    • Issue press releases, arrange interviews, and compile press kits.
    • Distribute executive messages, prepare presentations and internal memos, and conduct meetings to share information.
    • Develop print materials and branding strategies for employee use.

    Reporting Line:

    • This position reports to Head of Partnerships.

    Requirements

    • Proven Experience in Communications and Brand Marketing
    • At least 5 years working experience in a marketing capacity, conducting online marketing, digital design, website management, paid marketing, or preferably brand marketing at a managerial capacity in a fast-paced and extremely competitive environment.
    • Successful experience in launching and driving brand marketing campaigns that have built momentum for a brand’s awareness and consumer acquisition.
    • Successful experience building brand and passion in a complex and highly competitive market.
    • Proven track record in delivering sustainable improvements in marketing campaigns’ ROI.

    Communication Skills:

    • Has exceptional communication skills both in verbal and written form.
    • Able to convey information and instructions in a clear and unambiguous manner.
    • Able to tailor complex messages for different audience in a relatable and understandable manner.

    Analytical Skills:

    • Able to formulate and present actionable insight from analysis of research data.
    • Able to develop consumer and market information and insights through analysis of raw information and data leading to informed decision making and ultimately, increased sales volume, enhanced consumer acquisition and retention, and profit-per-unit.

    Interpersonal Skills:

    • Must be enthusiastic, consumer-oriented, with a passion for delivering meaningful social impact and simultaneously generating income for the business
    • Have excellent problem solving skills, possess an ability to handle multiple projects, prioritize and meet deadlines.
    • Be self-motivated and proactive, have an insatiable thirst for knowledge, always keeping up with market trends.

    Start Up Environment:

    • Thrives in a fast paced, start-up environment with dynamic business priorities.

    Detailed Orientation and Managing Complexity:

    • Extensive experience leading a complex organization and passion for getting into details to identify root cause of issues and create innovative solutions.

    Benefits

    • Competitive salary
    • Health Insurance
    • Pension
    • Performance Bonus
    • Annual paid vacation
    • Group Life Insurance

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    Procurement Manager

    Key Responsibilities

    • Manage Babban Gona’s sourcing capabilities and supply chain
    • Direct purchasing agents and buyers throughout the process of evaluating suppliers, conducting interviews with vendors, negotiating supplier agreements and managing supplier and vendor contracts.
    • Develop procurement strategies that are inventive and cost-effective.
    • Sourcing and engaging reliable suppliers and vendors.
    • Negotiate with suppliers and vendors to secure advantageous terms.
    • Review existing contracts with suppliers and vendors to ensure ongoing feasibility.
    • Build and maintain long-term relationships with vendors and suppliers.
    • Approve purchase orders and organizing and confirm delivery of goods and services.
    • Perform risk assessments on potential contracts and agreements.
    • Control the procurement budget and promote a culture of long-term saving on procurement costs.
    • Oversee and manage the IT systems that track shipments, inventory, and the supply of goods.
    • Prepare procurement reports.
    • Manage domestic and international shipments for both Inbound and Outbound Carriers, to the highest degree of cost effectiveness and reliability.
    • Lead a skilled team to ensure standards of purchase are met - in line with business expectations -- effectively assigning projects and monitoring  progress of the team.
    • Builds, develops, measures and coaches members of the team to develop valuable skills and behaviors to enhance performance. Sets staff goals and objectives and reviews staff semi-annually and annually against individual plans. Develops and executes strategies to meet the training needs and succession plan for team.
    • Update procurement standard operating procedure in compliance with all State and Federal laws, executive orders and guidelines.
    • Collaborate with key stakeholders within the team to ensure
    • Lead continuous Improvement Initiatives to Improve procurement and logistics processes.
    • Promotes teamwork and communication to encourage a  collaborative and customer-centric work environment among internal and external customers.
    • Ensure consistent and accurate management reports and analysis - highlighting relevant trends are available and maintained - to enhance data-driven decision-making within the team.
    • Performs other duties and special projects, as assigned.

    Reporting Line:

    • This position reports to Head, Partnerships.

    Requirements

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Banking, Business or Economics (Master’s degree in Finance, Supply Chain Management and/or MBA preferred)
    • Profound know-how in Supply Chain, Procurment, Logistics, and Compliance
    • Leadership experience in Procurement and Logistics, coupled with excellent negotiation skills.
    • Ability to analyze information and make quick decisions which is helpful for choosing suppliers, managing costs and choosing quality merchandise.
    • Proven experience managing supply chain operations.
    • Experience using supply chain management software and tools.
    • In-depth knowledge of preparing and reviewing contracts, invoicing, and negotiation terms.
    • Multi-tasking and time-management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks
    • Excellent communication skills: Fluent oral and written English.
    • Ability to relate with people from different backgrounds
    • Well informed on the Nigerian Agri-business environment

    Start Up Environment:

    • Thrives in a fast paced, start-up environment with dynamic business priorities.

    Unlocking Potential of Team Members:

    • Extensive experience and passion for coaching/ mentoring a team.

    Detailed Orientation and Managing Complexity:

    • Extensive experience leading a complex organization and passion for getting into details to identify root cause of issues and create innovative solutions.

    Benefits

    • Competitive salary
    • Health Insurance
    • Pension
    • Performance Bonus
    • Annual paid vacation
    • Group Life Insurance

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    Supervisor, Logistics

    Industry: Logistics

    Key Responsibilities

    • Create, implement and maintain continuous improvement and control plan for overall business logistics operations;
    • Responsible for warehouse operational activities including shipping, receiving, warehouse stocking.
    • Perform pricing and cost/service analysis, and own the transport management processes - selection, qualification, business reviews, and performance evaluation.
    • Develop and implement overall logistics plan, in a manner that promotes low transportation and handling cost; high inventory turns;
    • Establish and maintain rapport with third party vendors through genuine and exceptionally responsive interactions;
    • Monitor and ensure resolution of freight payment process issues between third party transporters and the Company, related to rejected freight bills, short payments, rate discrepancies, general aging issues, etc.;
    • Manage a team of dedicated officers and oversee all Warehouse Associates, Drivers and Logistic Partner relationships;
    • Ensure shipped merchandise is received and tracked in an efficient manner with minimal costs;
    • Ensure shipments are effectively managed with quality control systems to ensure accuracy at every level of the operation in compliance with standard procedures;
    • Maintain an iterative improvement approach towards inventory management, methods of distribution and other areas of improvement;
    • Resolve customer complaints in a timely and professional manner; taking corrective actions where necessary;
    • Assist in the recruitment of quality drivers into the fleet, maintaining detailed records of vehicle servicing and inspection and scheduling regular vehicle maintenance to ensure operational efficiency.
    • Purchase and maintain vehicles for deliveries.
    • Develop efficient driver schedules to maximize profits; register and license all vehicles under BG management.
    • Develop strategies for greater fuel efficiency; maintain detailed records of vehicle servicing and inspection.
    • Ensure strict servicing and maintenance times to minimize downtime and maintain schedules.

    Reporting Line:

    • This position reports to Head, Last Mile Logistics.

    Requirements

    • Experience in Logistics Management Systems
    • Bachelor's degree in Transport & Logistics Management, Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, or any related field; Master’s degree preferred.
    • Minimum of 4 years of experience in inventory management, supply chain management, transportation, and distribution center operations with at least 2 years in a logistics/transportation role;
    • Experience successfully leading a team to achieve results;
    • Previous hands-on experience in negotiations;
    • In-depth experience in freight cost analysis;
    • Ability to plan, execute & manage local and regional logistics projects - ensuring continuous improvement to business operations;
    • Strong communication, problem solving and management skills;
    • Ability to engage and influence direct and indirect reports and peers.
    • Be a mentor, coach and a great people leader: build strong relationships and team, hire great people, commit to the growth of individuals on team.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office and G-Suite products.

    Start Up Environment:

    • Thrives in a fast paced, start-up environment with dynamic business priorities.

    Unlocking Potential of Team Members:

    • Extensive experience and passion for coaching mentoring a team.

    Detailed Orientation and Managing Complexity:

    • Extensive experience leading a complex organization and an eye for details and problem solving.

    Benefits

    • Competitive salary
    • Health Insurance
    • Pension
    • Performance Bonus
    • Annual paid vacation
    • Group Life Insurance

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    Commodity Trading Manager

    Zip / Postal Code: 101245

    Key Responsibilities

    • Capture commodity price information and conduct price assessments.
    • Secure the best prices on purchases while simultaneously supplying competitive bids to customers.
    • Develop and expand coverage of aligned commodities.
    • Develop, expand and maintain sources and contacts relevant to the market area of coverage.
    • Establish, maintain, and grow customer relationships by engaging customers and learning about their businesses, including their marketing strategy, hedging needs, and the value we can bring to their operations by way of market knowledge and products that best fit their business.
    • Presentation of marketing strategies and products to customers, using working knowledge of grain market fundamentals and basis trading principles.
    • Timely, accurate contract entry and hedging of all purchases.
    • Managing the logistics surrounding grain origination and merchandising.
    • Strong communication with fellow merchants and commercial team regarding local market conditions to build merchandising strategies and identify trading opportunities.
    • Operating for growth of the Babban Gona brand from both top-line and bottom-line on Babban Gona Agriculture Marketplace - including P&L responsibilities and day to day operations at Babban Gona
    • Building and maintaining a database of customers that shop with the Babban Gona brand to retarget for relevant brands/products
    • Build and maintain in-stock rate, pricing and promotions.
    • Develop and maintain analytics dashboards while working with Business Intelligence central reporting to track and optimize performance.
    • Closely monitor competitor action and develop strategies to grow market share.
    • Set weekly targets; effectively communicate targets effectively to relevant stakeholders, and hold marketing and operations leaders accountable to hitting targets.
    • Train, coach and direct Marketplace team on merchandise handling, shipment processing, merchandise presentation, and visual techniques as needed.
    • Make iterative changes to the marketplace infrastructure to ensure success.
    • Partner with the Enterprise Systems Engineering and Product team on the vision for marketplace operations in the app and ensure the product roadmap supports business needs.
    • Regularly evaluate the health of the markets, proffer cross-functional solution(s) to enable struggling markets succeed. Also recommend and justify exit if required.
    • Operate in a fast-paced, highly fluid environment - think creatively, structure problems analytically, prioritize and effectively use data to drive decisions.

    Reporting Line:

    • This position reports to the Executive Director, Corporate Services.

    Requirements
    Profound know-how in commodity trading:

    • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Agric Economics, Marketing or other related fields; Masters degree preferred
    • Broad knowledge in a financial or agricultural field
    • Experience: Minimum of 5 years in a similar type of role in purchasing or trading (experience in a grain merchandising role is preferred)
    • Communication Skills: Excellent verbal and written skills; ability to present in a large group setting
    • Knowledge of merchandising practices and flexible contract pricing methods
    • Analytical; problem-solving; prioritizing; and multi-tasking abilities
    • Ability to relate to the needs of the farmers’ work with a wide variety of teams and suppliers; work with numbers.
    • Ability to measure impact and benchmark.
    • Expert with Excel, PowerPoint, Word and web-based applications
    • Highly analytical, organized, detail oriented, communicative and collaborative

    Implementing and Scaling Innovative Program:

    • Leadership experience, preferably in managing large network of partners

    Project Management Skills for Financial Projections:

    • Experienced with craft, research, data collection, data analysis and financially efficient means of growing the company’s business and profits.

    Start Up Environment:

    • Thrives in a fast paced, start-up environment with dynamic business priorities.

    Unlocking Potential of Team Members:

    • Extensive experience and passion for coaching/ mentoring a team.

    Detailed Orientation and Managing Complexity:

    • Extensive experience leading a complex organization and passion for getting into details to identify root cause of issues and create innovative solutions.

    Benefits

    • Competitive salary
    • Health Insurance
    • Pension
    • Performance Bonus
    • Annual paid vacation
    • Group Life Insurance.

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    Product Lead, BGLI e-Learning

    Industry: Technology

    What Success in the Role Looks Like

    • Build Babban Gona e-Learning platforms, as well as the World’s Highest Impact Technology Organization
    • Babban Gona aims to be the world’s highest impact organization, enabling 10 million families to have truly life changing impact, enabling them to rewrite their story.  Our success to date can be traced to the fact that technology innovation has always been in our DNA. Our passionate and committed technology team of over 20 software engineers, product managers and product support team members, have developed and launched over a dozen applications to support the scaling of our impact including, the regions first Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning decision support application for smallholder farmers.
    • As we prepare for the next phase of our growth, we are looking for a Product Development Lead to build Babban Gona e-Learning platforms, to equip the team aid 10 million families lift themselves out of poverty by 2030.  Success in the role would include building an organization of over 50 person engineering and product team to build highly innovative e-Learning platforms for challenging low data coverage  and low resource rural communities. Examples of technology include:
    • Providing employees with a better e-learning platform: One of our goals is to provide a platform to enable all staff  have access to a customized eLearning platform which will boost their intellectual capacity as it relates to their job function. As the Lead for Babban Gona’s Product Development Lead (eLearning), you would be required to develop or set-up a friendly LMS where employees will be equipped with the basic intellectual tools needed to achieve the general objective of the organization and drive increased impact.
    • Maintaining a master database for course content:  One of our core values at Babban Gona is continuous learning.  To enable the business grow, it is critical that we constantly provide our team members with opportunities for learning and development.  We have created the Babban Gona Leadership Institute (BGLI) with dedicated team members that provide in-house training to full-time staff, contract staff as well as our farmer-members across the organization. As we grow, we need to ensure that our capacity building approach is scalable, sustainable and impactful to our stakeholders. The Product Development Lead - BGLI eLearning System will be responsible for shaping and executing our Learning and Development strategy across the organization.

    Key Responsibilities
    Technology Operations:

    • Lead all e-Learning / LMS operations including but not limited to Engineering, Product Innovation, Data Science, Security & Infrastructure and Business Intelligence.
    • Develop and lead a collaborative and agile software development approach that improves learning, while maintaining a strong focus on both quality and scalability.
    • Direct the design, planning, implementation, and maintenance of the computing infrastructure that supports the company’s operations and business applications.
    • Developing and implementing learning strategies and programs.
    • Establish a comprehensive enterprise information security program to ensure the integrity, confidentiality and availability of relevant data.
    • Identify emerging technology trends and ensure the company is leveraging them when appropriate to increase efficiency, reduce costs, and drive value.

    Project Management:

    • Bring product development to a successful conclusion -- on time and within budget.
    • Develop schedules for each phase of the development program and monitor progress against targets. Set up reviews at each stage to ensure the program is meeting its objectives as it progresses from concept to specification, design, development and launch.

    Communication:

    • Liaise with the senior management team to agree strategic development objectives and gain budget approval for projects.

    Reporting Line:

    • This position reports to Head, Enterprise Systems Engineering.

    Requirements
    Implementing and Scaling Digital Transformations in Learning & Development:

    • Minimum of Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or other related field.
    • Experience building eLearning/ LMS (Learning Management Systems) and Android Applications.
    • Programming: Python, Java.
    • Development tools: integrated environments, continuous integration, etc.
    • Able to demonstrate the ability to work effectively in a team environment and deliver successful results.
    • Able to develop schedules for each phase of the development program and monitor progress against targets.

    Start Up Environment:

    • Thrives in a fast paced, start-up environment with dynamic business priorities.

    Unlocking Potential of Team Members:

    • Experience in managing multidisciplinary teams to meet strategic objectives is important.
    • Extensive experience and passion for coaching/ mentoring a team.

    Detailed Orientation and Managing Complexity:

    • Extensive experience leading a complex organization and passion for getting into details to identify root cause of issues and create innovative solutions.

    Benefits

    • Competitive salary
    • Health Insurance
    • Pension
    • Performance Bonus
    • Annual paid vacation
    • Group Life Insurance

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    Technical Manager, Agro Plant

    Key Responsibilities

    • Lead the production of agro-chemical products in compliance with world class standards - instilling a culture that exhibits continuous improvement regarding Safety, Quality and Cost Delivery.
    • Organize agrochemical programs and activities in accordance with the mission and goals of the organization.
    • Develop new programs to support the strategic direction of the agrochemical plant and the organization.
    • Develop a budget and operating plan for the program.
    • Develop an evaluation method to assess program strengths and identify areas for improvement.
    • Manage a team with a diverse array of talents and responsibilities.
    • Ensure goals are met in areas including customer satisfaction, safety, quality and team member performance.
    • Implement and manage changes and interventions to ensure project goals are achieved.
    • Meet with stakeholders to make communication easy and transparent regarding project issues and decisions on services.
    • Produce accurate and timely reporting of program status throughout its life cycle.
    • Analyze program risks and work on strategy to market the product.

    Reporting Line:

    • This position reports to Head, Partnerships.

    Requirements

    • Profound know-how in chemical assembly processes and production technologies:
    • Leadership experience in project coordination, agro-chemical production, coupled with excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Knowledge of Operational and Supply Chain Management
    • Experience in collaborating with contractors, and partners
    • Expertise in agro-resource management (inventories, planning and project implementation) and invasive species management (planning, identification and control).
    • Ability to mentor, manage and supervise employees and interns.
    • Experience in and ability to perform field work.
    • Experience using Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel and Access) and managing geographic databases.
    • Detail-oriented and able to handle multiple tasks.
    • Ability to work with little or no supervision - independently and as part of a team.
    • Work Experience: 4-5 years.

    Start Up Environment:

    • Thrives in a fast paced, start-up environment with dynamic business priorities.

    Unlocking Potential of Team Members:

    • Extensive experience and passion for coaching/ mentoring a team.

    Detailed Orientation and Managing Complexity:

    • Extensive experience leading a complex organization and passion for getting into details to identify root cause of issues and create innovative solutions.

    Benefits

    • Competitive salary
    • Health Insurance
    • Pension
    • Performance Bonus
    • Annual paid vacation
    • Group Life Insurance.

    Method of Application

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