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Trading and Export Manager Job Vacancy

Friday, January 21, 2011

The Organisation

Our company processes and exports mainly cocoa and vanilla, and is based in Kampala, Uganda, with about 100 full time staff.

Our emphasis is in working with small-holder farmers, to enable them to achieve better levels of productivity and quality of crops for export on a long term sustainable basis.

Our core values include taking responsibility, having personal integrity and being rewarded according to merit.

The Position

The candidate will be based in Kampala, and reporting to the Managing Director.

The job will include:
• Managing the cocoa futures and foreign exchange positions based on production, stocks and sales.
• Managing the Export Department for efficient and timely forwarding of our products to our buyers (via Mombasa port and by air from Entebbe)
• Checking the detail of export documentation and tracking debtors
• Liaising with the offices of our associated company in DR Congo

Qualifications and Experience:
• Graduate level education or equivalent
• Experience and a proven track record in commodities or financial trading
• A good working knowledge of French would be a distinct advantage
• Good attention to detail a must
• Excellent interpersonal skills both within the office and with customers
• Some background in agriculture an advantage
• Capacity to work in a demanding environment and desire to take on challenges
• Flexibility, patience and persistence required.
• Eagerness to promote the company’s mission and subscribe to the firm’s core values

The Conditions:
• Aged between 25 and 45 years of age
• Starting date— 1st March 2011
• Full details on application
How to Apply:

Please apply by email to before 31st January 2011 including copy of CV, showing personal interests/hobbies and contact details of referees.

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