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  • Posted on: 19 November, 2019 Deadline: 20 November, 2019
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  • Villam Agric Limited (VA) is the agribusiness company in partnership with DMA Advisory and Management Services. VA is a value chain developer and facilitator in agricultural value chains operating from seed to plate in Nigeria with the objective to develop and facilitate profitable and sustainable agricultural value chains in Nigeria for all stakeholder across the value chains. This company invests nationwide in strategic projects, companies and operators to promote sustainable agricultural production to ensure food security in Nigeria. They have forged partnerships and alliances with key global players in the agribusiness ecosystem with the aim of securing and improving food production and supply chain that are in harmony with the environment and safe for human consumption.

    Silo/Location Manager

     

    As technical partners with DMA, Villam Agric Trading and Storage a major player in the grain and oilseeds value chains in Nigeria owns a total of 250,000 metric tons storage and pre-storage processing facilities is looking for suitably qualified candidates to fill the position below:

    Silo / Location Manager

    • Job Type: Full Time
    • Qualification: BA/BSc/HND   MBA/MSc/MA  
    • Experience: 5 - 7 years
    • Location: Akure, Gaya(Kano) and Abuja  

    Duration: Fulltime (subject to yearly review based on performance)

    Job Description

    The Silo / Location Manager will manage the day to day business activities and operations of the silo facilities to store grains and oilseeds.

    Key Responsibilities and Tasks:

    Relationship with host communities;

    • Develop and maintain good and healthy relations with local communities and their traditional authorities.
    • Management of all key operations in and around the silo;
    • Responsible for storage, handling, quality control, testing, weighing and maintaining the grain quality
    • Responsible for the storage, handling and bagging of grains on site
    • Ensure periodic quality controls and checks of stock including testing, weighing grain and fumigation
    • Leads and manages the Storage (Site) Operations.
    • Supervision and management of logistics and haulage activities in the site;
    • Coordination of Haulage trucks in and out of the site
    • Organizes bagging and loading of trucks for delivery of grain to various customers and distribution centres.

    Record-keeping;

    • Report and document the dispatch and receipt of stock/goods.
    • Ensure invoice/receipts meet contracts and comply with company audit procedures and standards
    • Maintain safety stock levels in accordance to demand planning schedule
    • Prepare weekly and monthly operational reports to communicate performance metrics to the management.

    Inventory Management;

    • Ensure inventory is stored appropriately to ensure safety and quality standards
    • Assist in stock counts on a continual basis, check for current placement and identification of stock
    • Ensure all records in the areas of safety, logistics, procurement, human resources, inventory etc. is maintained in an orderly and logistically manner
    • Ensure strict adherence to HSE rules and regulation within and around the silo;
    • Develop and implement health, safety and environment policies and procedures to ensure HSE obligations are fulfilled
    • Develop and train all staffs  on HSE obligations and reporting of hazards, near-misses and accidents

    Team Management;

    • Supervise, lead and coach a productive team on the silo location through effective and ongoing communications to achieve the Company objectives (up to 10 employees)
    • Organize resourcing levels and rosters (i.e. casuals) to adequately meet delivery schedules including grain inventory, supply and movement.
    • Performs other tasks or ad-hoc duties as directed by the director of operations.

    Minimum Requirements:

    • Master’s Degree in Agribusiness Management or other related Management courses with at least 5 years relevant working experience or a Bachelor’s degree in Agribusiness Management with at least 7 years relevant working experience in the agro-processing industry.
    • Good Knowledge and experience of fumigation and pesticide in relation to grains.
    • Good commercial knowledge of the industry parameters and an appreciation for operational costs of crops (specific to grains and oilseeds).
    • Proven Project Management experience is required.
    • Strong experience and knowledge of commercial grain and using a commercial ERP system is very essential.
    • Safety Licenses and qualifications (including car, forklift, truck, and weighbridge) are preferred
    • Strong English language skill in writing and speaking is very essential and effective communication in Native Language of the specific location.

    Key Competencies:

    • Excellent Microsoft Office skills including Excel, Word, Project, PowerPoint.
    • Excellent judgment, analytical, planning, organizational and supervisory skills are required.
    • Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with both internal and external customers.
    • Demonstrated written, analytical, presentation, reporting and computing skills and familiarity with modern communication systems (internet, the worldwide web, Emails and WhatsApp).

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    Weighbridge Operator

     

    Duration: Fulltime (subject to yearly review based on performance)

    Key Responsibilities and Tasks:

    • Monitoring the weigh bridge and calibrating the inward and outward movement of all trucks/vehicles in the silo locations and farms;
    • Operate controls, levers, and valves to start pumps, auxiliary equipment, or conveyors, and to adjust equipment positions, speeds, timing, and material flows. Operate conveyors or other industrial material moving equipment;
    • Controlling traffic flow and safety of vehicles within the weighbridge area;
    • Ensuring all visiting drivers/contractors and customers are issued the location rules and have signed in and out of location;
    • Ensuring accurate data entry for containers and vehicles as needed;
    • Keep fuel and lubricants records and along same the maintenance record on the location;
    • Fill reports of maintenance and operation of the weighbridge;
    • Support location operations manager with HSE reporting including reporting of hazards, near-misses and accidents;
    • Record production’ data like weights, types, quantities and storage locations of materials; as well as equipment performance problems and downtime;
    • Performs other project or ad-hoc duties as directed.

     Minimum Requirements:

    • Possess a ND/HND/Bachelor’s degree in a technical field;
    • Excellent communication skills;
    • Computer literate and fully conversant with office equipment including photocopier, scanner and printers;
    • Good knowledge of health and safety practices with prior experience in a similar role; however training will be provided if necessary;
    • Safety Licenses and qualifications (including car, forklift, truck, and weighbridge) are preferred;

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    Laboratory Operator

     

    • Location: Akure, Gaya(Kano), Abuja 

     
    Duration: Fulltime (subject to yearly review based on performance)

    Job Description and Key Responsibilities

    • Implement quality control tests in the lab as well as on-site when necessary
    • Perform the testing and calibrating of laboratory equipment in preparation for specific tasks;
    • Perform quality control tests on ingredients, completed products and product samples;
    • Prepare samples prior to shipping them to customers;
    • Follow all company policies and procedures to ensure product integrity and quality control;
    • Collect samples of materials or products, checking them to ensure conformance to specifications or testing them in the laboratory;
    • Analyze retrieved data and prepare reports for laboratry management;
    • Recognize and report any food safety issues.

    Key Competencies:

    • Possess a ND/HND/Bachelor’s degree in Food Science/Technology, Science Laboratory Technology or Food Microbiology;
    • Excellent communication skills;
    • Computer literate and fully conversant with office equipment including photocopier, scanner and printers;
    • Good knowledge of health and safety practices with prior experience in a similar role; however training will be provided if necessary;
    • Safety Licenses and qualifications related to food safety are preferred;
    • Between 3 and 5 years laboratory experience in food manufacturing/processing environment;
    • Capable of prioritizing tasks to meet goals and ensure product quality.
    • willing to meet on-call obligations as needed

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    Senior Silo Operator

     


    Duration: Fulltime (subject to yearly review based on performance)

    Job Description

    The Senior Silo Operator will work with the Location Manager of the Silo to ensure operational efficiency.
     
    Key Responsibilities and Tasks:

    • Adhere to all applicable regulations, policies, and procedures for health, safety, and environmental compliance.
    • Monitor activities affecting environmental quality.
    • Inspect incoming and outgoing products for quality checks and strict adherence to customer specifications.
    • Set up and operate silos equipment in accordance with current good storage and food handling practices and standard operating procedures.
    • Operate industrial equipment efficiently.
    • Calibrate or adjust scientific or technical equipment to ensure quality production, using tools such as callipers, micrometres, height gauges, protractors, or ring gauges.
    • Test performance of electrical, electronic, mechanical, or integrated systems or equipment.
    • Troubleshoot problems with equipment, devices, or products; determining causes of operational problems or failures.
    • Monitor the productivity or efficiency of silos operations, monitoring and adjusting production processes or equipment for quality and productivity.
    • Start up and shut down processing equipment; Operate silos equipment efficiently.
    • Assist engineers in developing, building, or testing prototypes or new products, processes, or procedures.
    • Measure and record data associated with operating equipment, measuring physical or chemical properties of materials or objects.
    • Keep production logs, and prepare daily operational reports.
    • Maintain inventories of materials, equipment, or products.
    • Select cleaning materials, tools, project materials or equipment.
    • Package outgoing grains in the appropriate packaging materials for transport in recommended standards
    • Performs other duties or ad-hoc duties as directed by the Director of Operation.

    Minimum Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s Degree/HND in Agricultural or Mechanical/Production Engineering with between 2-5 years of relevant working experience.
    • Technically sound and flexible with proven operational handling experience is required.
    • Good Microsoft Office skills including Excel, Word, Project, PowerPoint.
    • Ability to work technically with generators, electric-motors, conveyor-belts, dryers, car, forklift, bagging equipment, truck, and weighbridge) are preferred.
    • Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with both internal and external customers.
    • Demonstrated written, analytical, presentation, reporting and computing skills and familiarity with modern communication systems (internet, the worldwide web, Emails and WhatsApp).
    • Strong English language skills are essential and effective communication in Native Language of the specific location.

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    Forklift Operator

     

    Qualification: OND 
    Location: Akure, Gaya(Kano), Abuja
    Job Field: Engineering / Technical

    Duration: Fulltime (subject to yearly review based on performance)

    Job Description and Key Responsibilities

    • Unload grains from incoming vehicles and stack them at the assigned pallets;
    • Ensure all bagged grains are handled safely and deliveries are checked for quality;
    • Identify damages, report shortages and quality deficiencies to the Silo Manager;
    • Inspect machinery for maintenance purposes and determine the need for repairs;
    • Ensure that scheduled maintenance take place;
    • Ensure that forklift truck operating hours are recorded;
    • Ensure the forklift is clean and contains enough fuel before operation;
    • Comply with company policies and guidelines;
    • Assist in keeping a safe environment.

    Key Competencies:

    • Possess a ND/Technicians qualification
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Computer literate and fully conversant with office equipment including photocopier, scanner and printers.
    • Good knowledge of health and safety practices with prior experience in a similar role

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV and Letter of Motivation in one pdf or word document  with the job title and preferred location as the subject of the email. E.g‘‘SILO / LOCATION MANAGER_AKURE’’

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