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Regional Business Manager at Smallholder Farmers Fertilizer Revolving Fund of Malawi

  • Full Time
  • Blantyre
  • Salary: 00

Smallholder Farmers Fertilizer Revolving Fund of Malawi

VACANCY

Smallholder Farmers Fertilizer Revolving Fund of Malawi (SFFRFM) was incorporated in 1988 as a
Trust Fund under the Trust Incorporation Act of 1962 to procure, store, distribute, and sell fertilizers to smallholder farmers. Its primary role was to ensure that smallholder farmers, defined as farmers who grow their crops on customary land have an opportunity to access and buy affordable fertilizer at all times.

Smallholder Farmers Fertilizer Revolving Fund of Malawi (SFFRFM) invites applications from suitably
qualified individuals to fill the post of Regional Business Manager as below:

1. JOB TITLE: REGIONAL BUSINESS MANAGER

Department: Regional Office
Grade: F4
Reporting to: Director of Commercial Services
Responsible for: Regional Business Officer, Assistant ICT Officer, Senior Assistant Human Resources Officer, Senior Assistant Accountant

PURPOSE OF THE JOB

To provide overall management and administration of regional offices

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Taking a leading role in the marketing, sales and distribution of fertilizer and other farm inputs in the region with a clear business focus and direction
  • Achieving the volumes and sales targets for the region as per the planned and agreed budget
  • Taking charge of Regional Offices’ operations in respect of receipt, storage, distribution and
    selling of fertilizer and other agro-products.
  • Taking charge on logistics and business development in the region
  • Preparing budgets for the region in consultation with The CEO.
  • Providing guidance to the regional operations to ensure that the Fund realises optimum return
    for its investment.
  • Allocating appropriate resources and monitor their utilization to ensure good value for the Fund.
  • Overseeing the management of depots and regional infrastructure and operations
  • Overseeing the management of Human resources at the main and Regional Depots and controls
    the cost of operations and staff overheads
  • Submits weekly and monthly reports on the operations of the regions.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

A Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Agri-Business, Agriculture, Commerce or any related
fields obtained from an accredited University with at least ten (10) years Sales, Marketing and
Distribution experience.

PERSON SPECIFICATIONS

  • Good knowledge of agricultural marketing, logistics and warehousing
  • Good knowledge of Malawi Government’s agricultural marketing policies and strategies,
    especially as they relate to the smallholder agriculture sub sector
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong Business Acumen
  • Numerate and capable of planning and supervising agricultural marketing production data
    gathering and analysis and interpret trends as well as recommend policy interventions
  • Clear understanding of the business and legal environment of the industry
  • General experience in human resource management and administration
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Exercising high degree of integrity, accountability and ownership in the performance of his/her
    duties
  • Be self-starter, effective team player and demonstrated verifiable result-oriented track record

Method Of Application

Qualified and interested individuals should submit applications and detailed Curriculum Vitae with copies of certificates indicating their current postal and email addresses, telephone numbers and names of three (3) traceable referees in sealed envelopes clearly marking the position applying for i.e. “Vacancy: Regional Business Manager” not later than 16:00 hours Thursday 6th June, 2024 to:

The Human Resources and Administration Manager
Smallholder Farmers Fertilizer Revolving Fund of Malawi
SFFRFM
ULIMI House
P.O. Box 2505
BLANTYRE

Or email: [email protected]

Only shortlisted applicants will be acknowledged.

To apply for this job email your details to sffrfmcorporate@sffrfm.org