2024-01-31 - 2024-05-31
Eastern Cape, Grahamstown AREA
Grahamstown Area – Eastern Cape: We are seeking an individual with proven leadership capabilities and a strong financial capacity.
This person should quickly build relationships with stakeholders aligned with our core values. The role involves offering strategic vision to manage the overall business, identifying market opportunities, and navigating challenges in agriculture, geopolitical changes, exchange rates, and other diverse issues.
The candidate must balance a hands-on approach with overseeing daily processes and empowering the management team.
  •  Tertiary qualification in Finance/Accounting & Auditing or related qualification
  • MIN of 5 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail and numerical reasoning skills
  • Exposure to and understanding of implementation of OHSA & BRC, Food Safety & auditing
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Valid driver’s license
Leadership and Respect:
  • Emphasize leadership and genuine respect for all involved.
  • Manage a large team with support from the HR department.
  • Board Representation and Reporting:
  • Expected to sit on the board.
  • Involved in reporting financial matters to the board and shareholders by Year two.
  • Ensure prompt availability of month-end financials.
  • Transition to Xero as a financial package in 2024.
  • Evolve month-end reporting and collaborate with OMNE for professional assistance.
  • World Food Safety Regulations:
  • Gain understanding of global food processing standards.
  • Focus on critical control points and chemical residue controls.
  • Factory Processes:
  • Understand process flow and labor requirements.
  • Visit factories as necessary.
  • Develop an understanding of the market, main customers, and their requirements.
  • Review and refine cash flow models, profit-sharing models, and grower viability models.
  • Agriculture:
  • Support and maintain relationships with growers based on trust and integrity.
  • Contribute to farmers' day presentations.
 Finance and Cash Flow:
  • Ensure adequate facilities are in place for crop processing based on cash flow.
 Currency Trading:
  • Track exchange rates continuously and recommend forward cover policies.
 CAPEX Projects:
  • Collaborate with other GMs and Factory Managers to draw up budgets for all CAPEX projects.
  • Understand current R&D efforts and contribute to joint efforts with marketing.
  • Potentially grow the management team based on business growth.
  • Mentor a factory manager during the off-season.
  • Ability to Constantly Look into the Future:
  • Plan the future of the business, considering crop sizes, agricultural planning cycles, and new technologies.
  • Ability to Make Quick Decisions:
  • React and deal with unexpected challenges effectively.
  • Support from the Board and Shareholders:
  • Ensure the board remains effective, supportive, and aligned with international corporate governance.
 ONLY short-listed candidates will be contacted.
For more information please contact:
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