Mariganama Agricultural Service Share General Manager Jobs in Ethiopia

Mariganama Agricultural Service Share General Manager Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Description

A shareholding firm that imports agricultural inputs and exports agricultural products, Merigenema Agricultural Service Share Company (MGAS SC) was founded in the Oromia region. The company's main objective is to import high-quality agricultural inputs and supply them to local farmers sustainably.

This will increase the accessibility of the inputs to farmers and encourage knowledge-based handling and utilization of agricultural inputs through the provision of technical training and advisory services.

The primary goals of the company are to import all appropriate agricultural inputs and export agricultural products in order to contribute to the improvement of regional agricultural productivity and production while also maximizing profit.

Position Summary:

To oversee the whole import and export operations of a company, the company is looking for an experienced and qualified general manager. In order to maintain profitability throughout the year, the General Manager is in charge of the organization's overall business management.

The job's main responsibilities were managing the organization's financial status and focusing on strategic business prospects like importing agricultural supplies and exporting agricultural products. Additionally, manages and supervises the business operations of a significant unit, satellite location, or branch while being in charge of several fiscal sub-units and tasks.

Follow-up tasks include developing a strategic business planning, creating a budget, managing human resources, looking through financial data like accounts payable and receivable, accounting for contracts and grants, and managing business resources.

The general manager immediately reports to the company's chairman and keeps a careful eye on the financial performance, operational effectiveness, and cash flow of the main business as well as any supporting businesses. The employee is in charge of supervising the work assignments or has regular assignments that have been acknowledged by the firm president.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The company is looking for an experienced and knowledgeable manager to run the overall import export operations of a company with the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Search a market and crate a strong market linkage with potential agricultural inputs producers, importers, and agricultural products international buyers.

  • The Manager should manage the import as well as exports along with the general duties at the office.

  • It is also essential to keep in touch with freight forwarders professionals from logistics companies’ retailer units and manufacturers.

  • The general manager ensure that the employees comply with the rules and regulations of the country as well as the exporting country.

  • He/ She must monitor the arrangements that the employees make for forwarding the freight at the desired time in a cost-effective way.

  • Keeping good relationships with the government agencies, clients and vendors are essential for the Import-Export manager to be successful in his position.

  • He/ She should arrange meetings with the clients regularly for keeping the good relationships.

  • Evaluate and/or negotiate, sign, renew, and terminate contracts with the clients and vendors for the purchase and/or sales of goods in coordination with Board Members.

  • Play a key managerial role in the preparation of Business plan, marketing strategy organizational structure, different guidelines, and procedures of the company.

  • Coordinate the daily financial activities of the company, which include budget and procurement
    planning and implement internal financial reporting systems, control accounting and purchasing,

  • Oversees the supervision of personnel, which includes work allocation, training, promotion, enforcement of internal procedures and controls, and problem resolution; evaluates performance and makes recommendations for personnel actions.

  • Oversees cash, cash-related receipts, accounts receivable, credit and collection functions, as well as shareholder contributions ensuring timely processing of billings, payments, and collection of program revenue.

  • Participate on board members meeting, act as a secretary, follow up the implementation of the directions and decisions.

  • Develops or assists with the development and implementation of policies and procedures consistent with those of the organization to ensure efficient and safe operation of the unit.

  • Represents the organization at various community and/or business meetings, committees, and task forces; promotes existing and new programs and/or policies.

  • Preparation of annual Business plan, annual Business report, and strategic plan of the company.

  • Lead and coordinate technical staffs for the certification of agricultural inputs.

  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned by a company chairperson

    Job Requirements

    Required Qualifications:

  • MSc/MA/BSc/BA degree in Marketing Management, Supply Management, Business Administration, Economics/Agricultural economics, Management, and other related fields.

  • At least 8 years for MA/MSC and 10 years for BA/BSC experience in business management, Logistics, and input supply management, import export management and administration.

  • Proven experience with business and strategy development processes and Strong knowledge and understanding of profit-making business.

  • Knowledge of cash management principles and/or procedures.

  • Knowledge of contracting process and associated local, state, federal, and other regulations.

  • Experience in input and output marketing, Import and Export lines of business is mandatory.

  • Proven knowledge of Exportable Agricultural local market price and Supplier networks

  • Good knowledge of Ethiopian import and export working system.

  • Proven knowledge of exporting companies which are familiar in the Ethiopian market.

  • Must be excellent at designing and implementing business strategies to achieve desired results.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.

  • Ability to develop and maintain recordkeeping systems and procedures.

  • Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.

  • Ability to develop, plan, and implement short- and long-range goals.

  • Knowledge of marketing strategies, processes, and available resources.

  • Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control procedures.

  • Fluency in English, Afan Oromo and Amharic languages

    How to Apply

    We invite all candidates meeting the required qualifications to submit only (i) a cover letter and (ii) a CV (maximum 3 pages) to

    It is mandatory to mention the position title in the subject line of your application letter and email.

    Please DO NOT submit scans of educational and experience certificates with your application.

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