Job Vacancy at Mim Cashew and Agricultural Products, Ltd.

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Job Vacancy at Mim Cashew and Agricultural Products, Ltd.

JOB TITLE: Managing Director

A leader who is hands-on and collaborative; someone that will thrive in a resourceful team and who is keen to work flexibly within the remit of their role. Someone who is enthusiastic, self-motivated, highly organised and adaptable.

You will have spent a significant amount of time building a career in agriculture and business development space, keen to run a rural business with international operations, and ambitious plans for the future. You must be grounded in the day-to-day activities at the farm but driven by an exciting plan for the creation of high-value African brands exporting and marketing luxury African products across the globe.

This position requires someone with a can-do attitude who will embrace challenges and seize opportunities for organisational transformation and growth. The position will require excellent communication skills, a person that works well with people at all levels and who will be a passionate, proactive advocate and ambassador for the business.

ABOUT US

Mim Cashew & Agricultural Products Ltd is one of West Africa’s largest organically certified producers of cashew nuts, sugarcane, and one of West Africa’s few independent distilleries producing rum and brandy. 1,900 acres of natural beauty located between the Ghanaian rainforest and savanna; we pride ourselves on producing quality goods, consistently meeting the highest international stands. You will be joining us at a pivotal point of transformation, diversification and growth.

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JOB DESCRIPTION

This position involves of being responsible for all day-to-day business activities, increasing and diversifying revenue streams, leading the company’s strategic direction and reporting to the CEO.

Duties and responsibilities include, but not limited to:

Business Development & Financial Management:
  • Firstly, Responsible for managing sales and liaising with customers; negotiating contracts, and ensuring local sales and exports are made to the highest specifications, value and quality.
  • Secondly, Strategically diversifying and optimising revenue streams, leveraging the many opportunities for agricultural production and processing with direct routes to market.
  • Thirdly, Controlling cash flow in collaboration with accounts, and updating the CEO on a monthly basis on company position and direction.
  • Then, Managing and optimising the company’s financial systems, implementing best practice methods to increase revenue and reduce costs. Reviewing all formal finance related policies and procedures.
  • Also, Managing the financial reporting for the organisation. This includes monthly financial reporting, budgeting and forecasting, Financial and Management Accounting functions, regulatory and taxation affairs, auditing and all statutory financial reporting.
  • Moreover, Evaluate key investments in equipment, infrastructure, and talent, maintain budgets and optimise expenses.
  • Last but not least, Responsible for planning, costing and implementing R&D projects.
  • Finally, Report key results and organisational strategic planning to corporate officers
Operations and Logistics:
  • Organise, monitor, and manage international imports, exports and distribution. Ensuring that all local and international regulations are met and adhered to.
  • Establish and implement departmental policies, goals, objectives, and procedures in collaboration with team members and organisation officials to improve efficiency and organisational growth.
  • Monitor suppliers to ensure that they efficiently and effectively provide needed goods or services within budgetary limits.
  • Direct administrative activities directly related to making products or providing services.
  • Compliance with local and international authorities and organisations, including Mim Traditional Council, Free-Zones, EPA, Ghana Standards Authority, Food and Drugs Administration and Ecocert.
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Management:
  • To begin with, Direct management of key functional and departmental managers and executives (Finance, farm, distillery, workshop, quality assurance and social impact) to achieve monthly, quarterly and annual targets.
  • Then, Implementing overall company strategy as set in collaboration with CEO, ensuring monthly, quarterly and annual targets are met.
  • Also, Coordinating and communicating with HR and Admin Director on staff related matters such as training, recruitment, and disciplinary action when necessary.
  • Lastly, Any other duties as assigned by CEO.

QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

Essential

  • To begin with, 4 years+ industry experience as a General Manager or similar senior role in agriculture, agroprocessing and/or manufacturing.
  • Then, International experience, or experience within an international organisation.
  • Also, Strategic planning skills: Must ensure the development and implementation of a clear strategic plan for the organization.
  • Afterwards, Experience of budgeting, financial control and analysis, and management accounting.
  • Most importantly, Strong corporate management, leadership, and communication skills.
  • Last but not least, Must be able to support the development of a healthy internal culture that retains key employees and encourages their professional development.
  • Lastly, Knowledge of business process and functions (finance, HR, procurement, operations etc.)
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Desirable

  • Advance BSc/BA in Business or relevant field; MBA MSc/MA

How to Apply for this Job Vacancy at Mim Cashew and Agricultural Products, Ltd.

To apply, please email [email protected] : by Midnight August 7th 2022

  1. 2-3 page CV
  2. A short cover letter explaining your personal motivations for wanting to take up this role (max 1 page).

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