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Area Manager (Food Security) Job Vacancy in Kenya

Vestergaard Frandsen has been a family-owned company for more than 50 years, and operates under a unique “humanitarian entrepreneurship” business model that is dedicated to creating and deploying technologies that improve the lives of people in developing countries.

We are driven by an abiding desire to lessen the burden on those populations most vulnerable and we have aligned our business objectives with the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals.

Vestergaard Frandsen is not content with “business as usual,” and has been at the forefront of innovation of disease prevention in the developing context.

Backed by research in the lab and in the field, our disease-control products include cutting-edge PermaNet¨ 3.0 bed nets, ZeroVector¨ Durable Lining, and ZeroFly plastic sheeting; award-winning and widely used LifeStraw¨ and LifeStraw¨ Family water filters; and innovative frameworks to reach those in need, like our LifeStraw Carbon for Water campaign, and the inte- grated CarePack¨.

Thanks to our robust product portfolio, more than half a billion people in the developing world will enjoy a brighter and healthier future.

Our headquarters are in Switzerland, with regional offices in Ghana, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, the UAE, the US, and Vietnam ensuring a global reach.

In support of United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals 1 and 7, Vestergaard Frandsen is developing a portfolio of food security solutions.

In addition to the public health areas we have worked in for years, food security represents our renewed and expanded focus on supporting the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals, for our food security unit we are seeking to recruit for Area Manager, Food Security.

Reporting directly to the Regional Director, Food Security, you will be responsible for growing the business of the Food Security product lines in the assigned area (specific regions) within a country or several countries.

Key Responsibilities

  • Implement the Food Security strategy.
  • Develop and implement initiatives to meet the budgeted revenue/targets and business plan for the Food Security portfolio.
  • Create and maintain strong relationships with new and existing stakeholders.
  • Provide training and continuous support to stakeholders.
  • Generate new business, identify and develop new accounts, development and expansion of long-term customer relation- ships.
  • Prepare objective driven travel plans, execute and report.
  • Monitor and analyse market trends.
  • Prepare monthly reports on distributors performance against set targets.
Education and Experience:
  • Masters in Business Administration; bachelor’s degree in Sciences, Agricultural Science / Economics or related field;
  • 5-8 years sales experience in FMCG and / or Agricultural Sector;
  • working knowledge in French is mandatory;
  • strong technical background in sales and distribution;
  • excellent communicator.
Your application must include a covering letter highlighting relevant experience and key achievements, a detailed CV, a daytime phone contact, valid email address, and the names
and telephone contacts of three professional referees.

Closing date: Friday 27th January 2012

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Adept Systems
Management Consultants
Off Muthithi Road, Tausi Court, 3rd Floor Westlands
P O Box 6416, Nairobi, GPO 00100
e-mail: recruit@adeptsystems.co.ke

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