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Cargill Recruitment On

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16 Sep, 2016

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Business Management Jobs in Ghana

Working at Cargill is an opportunity to thrive—a place to develop your career to the fullest while engaging in meaningful work that makes a positive impact around the globe. You will be proud to work for a company with a strong history of ethics and a purpose of nourishing people. We offer a diverse, supportive environment where you will grow personally and professionally as you learn from some of the most talented people in your field. With 150 years of experience Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. We have 150,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work. Learn more at .


Job Title: Managing Director

Job location: Accra, Ghana

Pisition Purpose:

  • Manage and lead operations in Ghana
  • Manage and lead management teams
  • Part of the West Africa Leadership Team
  • Speaking partner for governments local authorities, officials etc
  • Implement corporate policies, mindset, ethical standards in Ghana

Major Tasks:

  • 15% Lobbying, government and authoirites relations: manage high profile stakeholders, high level negotiations, relations to World Bank, IMF CMC, Cocobod

Represent Cargill in professional organizations, (Grinders association, Industry Association, LBC Association, Public private platform ), Customer visits etc



All external stakeholders

  • 15% Lead management teams and define global strategy, vision in;



Risk Management



  • 10% Lead management teams and define policies for:

PNL, SGA, costs, ROGI

Costs versus Cocobod pre set costs

Profitability Plant – LBC

  • 10% Manage and lead management teams for:

Plant operations


Yields products mix


EHS safety


  • 25% Lead LBC operations, expand, scale up activities, EHS, Safety, Security
  • 10% HR:

Coordinate management teams,

Structure HR policies and organisations of teams, people management, processes, systems

Manage Ghana ELT

Develop African talents,

  • 15% Any other duties as assigned

Other Requirements:

The job requires an ability to work with a high level of complexity, to deal with crisis situation and has a high exposure to polical systems

  • Must be ready to manage complexities, change and crisis:

-Constantly changing political and business environment:

-high level of corruption,

-fiscal unstability,

-ever changing rules

-Non liberalized environment

  • Capacity to maintain high ethical standards
  • High communication skills: relations to high profile authorities, government, donors, customers – relation to media
  • Good Health conditions: High risk of malaria, tropical disease
  • Travelling: 30%


Required Qualifications:

  • Master degree in business economics or equivalent
  • 10 years experience

– At least 2/3 years experience in commodities, trading

– At least 4/5 year in extensive operational and strategic leadership with responsibilities for PnL, and track record in delivering growth

– 2 /3 years experience in magement

– Experience in emerging countries/ Africa a plus

  • Extensive operational, commercial and strategic leadership
  • Strong leadership qualities, with the ability to direct, develop and motivate large teams
  • Experience in strategic planning and execution, ability to communicate vision and strategy, providing a clear sense of organizational direction
  • Extensive experience of working in an emerging market / ideally Africa, demonstrating cultural sensitivity and developing effective relationships with local teams
  • Effective communicator with excellent persuasive and interpersonal skills: ability to develop networks and high quality relationships
  • Resilience to work under significant pressure in a very complex political and social environment
  • Willingness to manage across multiple locations with travelling
  • Ability to maintain high ethical standards
  • English speaking

Preferred qualitfications :

  • Resilience to work under significant pressure
  • Ability to maintain high ethical standards
  • Strong leadership qualities
  • Extensive experience in working in an emerging country

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