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Export Trade Operations Manager: Sasini Limited Jobs

Sasini Limited is a leading Agricultural Company listed in the Nairobi Stock Exchange.

The Company is engaged in growing, processing and marketing of Tea and Coffee products and has in the last few years diversified into value added activities including coffee milling, branded teas and coffees and lifestyle coffee lounges.

Sasini provides direct employment to over 5,000 Kenyans.

Our vision is to be a leader in producing, selling, marketing and

serving quality tea, coffee and related products to the world.

Export Trade Operations Manager

We are currently looking for an Export Trade Operations Manager for our Export Trade Operations based in Mombasa.

Reporting to the Managing Director
, the successful candidate will be responsible for the development and implementation of the export strategy as well as the management of Export operations.
Duties and Responsibilities

Key duties and responsibilities include to;

  • Develop and implement an effective export strategy and plan and implement the necessary activities to meet the goals of this plan consistent with overall goals and objectives of Sasini;
  • Manage export operations/facilities and implement export related activities in accordance with organizational policies and procedures while ensuring compliance with relevant local, country and international laws and regulations;
  • Manage export related risks in accordance with best practice risk management criteria and ensure cost-effectiveness of activities and overall profitability;
  • Manage and oversee quality control, storage and production scheduling operational activities;
  • Liaise and communicate effectively with tea brokers and relevant export stakeholders to achieve export trade operations profitability goals;
  • Network, establish, maintain and nurture sound business relations with existing and potential customers in the countries identified as having high potential for export trade;
  • Research on and identify global trends affecting tea exports and proactively implement activities that will open up new opportunities;
  • Liaise and communicate with other internal Sasini Divisions/Units to ensure effective support and coordination in areas such as payments to service providers, procurement and related business support services;
  • Prepare and submit relevant export documentation in a timely and accurate manner in relevant areas like; shipping schedules, letters of credit, licenses, declarations, packing, routing and transport and health documentation.
  • A Bachelors Degree in International Business or related discipline such as Marketing.
  • Certification in international trade, marketing or logistics will be an added advantage;
  • Minimum 5 years experience in export trade operations and warehousing management;
  • Ability to work independently and proactively towards defined business goals;
  • Proficiency in all relevant ICT and other systems relevant to the export trade function;
  • Proven leadership skills in a team environment with strong organizational skills, ability to prioritize and effectively manage multiple tasks/projects;
  • Excellent communication skills combined with excellent customer service skills;
  • High levels of integrity, enthusiasm, analytical skills, strategic planning and problem solving and interpersonal skills;
  • Trading Experience in Tea/Coffee exports will be a definite advantage
Interested applicants should email an application letter, a detailed CV including full contacts of three (3) professional referees to recruitment @ by Thursday, 1st April 2010.

Please indicate how your education and experience qualify you for the position.

(Only those short listed for interview will be contacted)

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