EXPORT SERVICES MANAGER


Zambia Sugar Plc, a large agro-industry which is part of Illovo Sugar Ltd, is the leading sugar producer in Zambia. Its main activities are the growing of sugarcane, the production and marketing of sugar and other sugar downstream products. The Company has a permanent employee base of 1 700 employees and offers medical, educational, sport. recreation and other social facilities on the Estate in Mazabuka.
The recently expanded Nakambala Sugar Mill area comprises approximately 28 000 hectares of irrigated sugarcane. An approximately 17 000 hectares of the planted area is owned by Zambia Sugar Plc: and the balance of 11 000 hectares is owned by fourteen commercial Growers and three small-scale grower entities whose affairs are managed by the Estimated Recoverable Crystal (ERC) Committee comprising membership from Zambia Sugar Plc and the Growers.
The Company now invites applications from suitably qualified persons to fill the following position:
EXPORT SERVICES MANAGER (Zamsug-ESM–1)
Main Purpose of the Job
The Export Services Manager will be responsible for managing, contributing to, executing and reporting on all export initiatives and programs. events and all applicable movements of sugar to the export market to support approved export strategies. The role will further involve the day to day management of the export sections, sales budgets and customer changing needs. The  ESM will be the principal contact person for all the government institutions and agencies as regards getting all the export formalities and documentation as approved by the company.
Main Responsibilities
  • Managing the day to day administration and activities of the export section, sales budgets, operations budget and export customer needs requirements
  • Ensuring the execution of all exports to the region and other markets
  • Managing the reconciliation of customer balances on both sugar and molasses with Nakambala, Lusaka and Ndola offices
  • Constant liaison with the banks and other financial organisations on export formalities
  • Providing information to customers on all inquiries in a timely manner to ensure a seamless customer experience
  • Managing the acquittal system for all the sugar exported by working closely with the customs clearing agents and the outsourced company handling acquittals with the Zambia Revenue Authority
  • Managing the acquisition of all export permits for all the sugar exported
  • Managing the process of gathering and storing all export documents for the sugar sent to the region and other markets
  • Working with the section head identify developmental needs of subordinates and then coaching, mentoring them to improve their knowledge and skills.
Qualifications and Experience
  • University Degree preferably in Business Studies, Marketing or Economics
  • 5 years relevant experience in Marketing, preferably export marketing
  • Practical experience and knowledge of sales in the regional markets (DRC, Great Lakes Area which comprise of Rwanda, Burundi, Southern Tanzania, East Africa Community which comprise of Kenya and Uganda, SACU)
  • Member of Zambia Institute of Marketing
Personal attributes
  • Problem solving and Decision making skills,
  • Good Interpersonal and consulting and Judgement skills.
  • Active learning
  • Good communication and analytical skills.
  • Team player
  • Strong negotiation skills
Candidates who meet the above qualifications and specifications should apply enclosing their detailed curriculum vitae and copies of educational and professional qualifications, contact address, and phone numbers to the undersigned by 13th May 2016.
The Director – Human Resources
Zambia Sugar Plc.
PO Box 670240
MAZABUKA
Note:
Alternatively, you may send your detailed CV ONLY to careers@zamsugar.zm indicating in the subject field the ¡ob title and the job code as indicated against each job in brackets.
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