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Head of Food Security Job in Kenya


Head of Food Security, Africa

(Based in Kenya)

The Head of Food Security, Africa is responsible for the overall Profit and Loss in Sub-Saharan Africa and growing the business of the product lines.

Key Responsibilities include:
  • Implementing Food Security regional strategy and instilling corporate culture and values
  • Defining regional strategic business plans and meeting budgets for the entire portfolio, in cooperation with internal stakeholders
  • Achieving budgeted targets as outlined under the Africa Food Security P&L
  • Leading in new market entry strategies, identifying business development opportunities and driving regional sales growth
  • Building and maintaining a strong network with new and existing stakeholders, including proposal and program analysis
Key Competencies (skills):
  • Ambitious, enthusiastic, and passionate to make a difference
  • Confident self-starter with a competitive drive, initiative and decisiveness
  • Able to learn quickly the technical solutions and to discuss technical issues within the company’s business area
  • Goal oriented, can set and meet ambitious targets, handle strict deadlines and prioritize work
  • Gifted relationship developer with good communication skills
  • Able to think out-of-the box during the idea phase, pragmatic work style in the implementation phase
  • Flexible, can adapt to the changing needs of the company and thrive in an often hectic environment characterized by interesting, urgent and often unpredictable tasks
  • Effective team builder
Education and Experience:
  • Masters in Business Administration or equivalent
  • Bachelor’s degree in agricultural science / economics / business or related field
  • Must have 8 -10 years in sales and market development in African crop and livestock industry
  • Must have experience in sales to governments, tender and donor related NGO businesses
  • Experience in influencing regional stakeholders, navigating in complex multicultural environments and managing a complete P&L
  • Fluency in written and spoken English  (French knowledge is a considerable added advantage)
  • Be prepared to travel extensively throughout the region
Interested and qualified applicants should send their applications and CV’s stating their current and expected salary to recruit@idp-ea.com not later than 6th March 2013. 

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