Job Openings at Saroafrica International Limited, Monday 21, September 2018

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Saroafrica is the proud holding company to three Subsidiaries: Saro Agro-allied, Saro AgroSciences & Saro Lifecare as such, Our business operations are in the Agro and Consumer Based Industries.


The position of the Strategy Execution Monitoring and Planning Manager is a management position within the Business Operation Group.
The New Strategy Execution Monitoring and Planning Manager is charged with the overall responsibility of coordinating strategic planning, monitoring the execution of the strategy and synergies amongst the subsidiaries and providing framework for collating data for analysis for planning.

Strategy Execution Supervision:
Ensure Front Line Associates (FLA) have Plans; Goals, Wildly Important Goals, Lead Measures; Scorecard and Commitments consequential to the SBU Goals.
Provide independent account of Strategy execution by the FLA.
Report lapses from monitoring to appropriate authority for improvement.
Clear Paths on Issues arising from Strategy Execution that may be affecting seamless execution.

Strategy Planning Coordination:
Ensure thorough monitoring of the external environment for industry/market developments.
Coordinate and oversees the overall review of business performance improvements, programs, and practices.
Provides?leadership?with global and regional business scenarios and ad-hoc analysis as required.
Validate assumptions and changes in the external environment.
Develops and?coordinates?annual strategic planning process and corporate planning initiatives.
Direct the yearly or Periodic Planning of All the Business Units.
Conduct Organizational Reviews for Effective Monitoring and Evaluation of Implementation.
Follow up on Outcomes of Reviews to ensure appropriate actions are take.
Make recommendations on Opportunities and Threats that may be of interest to the Businesses and Units.
Plan and coordinate strategy review sections in the company.

SBUs Planning Support:
Support subsidiaries and Units to distil the strategic objectives into key initiatives.
Collate all the subsidiaries strategic initiatives and build comprehensive project plans with agreed timelines, key performance indicators (KPIs) and identified parties responsible for the execution.
Coordinate the implementation of the strategic initiatives of the organisation.
Provide guidance to individuals responsible for the execution of strategic initiatives, obtain progress report on workstream and understand the challenges encountered.
Communicate the strategy to the entire organization through formal sessions.
Ensure that performance is measured regularly.
Provide framework for collating data from the subsidiaries and analyse the data for the group to make informed decisions.
Create and drives the use of executive management dashboard to monitor key performance indicators for the business.
Leadership?and Stakeholders Relationship Management
Develop effective relationship with internal/external stakeholders.
Communicate the Organisation?s vision, goals and objectives and ensure alignment of the goals and activities.
Ensure key stakeholders have a complete understanding of business strategy and initiatives.
Formulate appropriate strategic responses to developments across the organisation and advice the Management accordingly.
Ensure synergies amongst the subsidiaries.
Coordinate, plan and provide direction on processes.

Synergy Supervision:
Coordinate the Synergy amongst SBUs and ensure that the KPIs are delivered.
Develop new ways of synergies amongst SBUs

Other duties as may be assigned by Executive Management.

Understanding of macroeconomic issues and organisation?s core mandates.
Understanding of stakeholders value analysis.
Knowledge of Strategic Management .
Ability to identify control techniques that respond to organisational, supervisory, and business process risks.
Understanding of organisation learning principles and change management.
Demonstrates knowledge in anticipating, identifying organisational problems and tailoring different problem solving approaches to resolve them.
Demonstrates knowledge in resource utilization
Application?of tools such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.
Demonstrates knowledge in strategic management and planning

Initiative and responsiveness
Analytical thinking
Administrative ability
Managerial ability
Results orientation
Relationship building
Strong communication and interpersonal relationship ability

Minimum of a second Class upper in a Quantitative field, such as Engineering, Finance, Mathematics, Economics, Research, Business or other related discipline from a reputable university.
An MBA degree will be an added advantage.
Minimum of 5 years Relevant Experience in Strategy Development
Experience in FMCG will be an added advantage.
Age: 30- 35


The Marketing Manager’s role is designed to deliver the above top objectives with a strategic emphasis fashioned to deliver an enhance relationships with refreshed approach and management models.
The role will assume a strong?leadership?role with multi-functional teams including direct reports.

Provide information about the products (4Ps).
Gather and analyse market information.
Conduct market research.
Develop product plan and marketing strategy
Defines and creates added value for the organisation.
Coordinate project development.
Good at portfolio management
Extension and content building.
Lead all areas of content generation and production across all media platforms.
Innovation in service and products
Ensure brand messages are consistent.
Nurture and enrich all external perceptions of the company and growth of market share.
Engage consumers on social media.
Collaborate with the sales and technical team to develop strategic partnership activities and implement the execution framework and strategic plan on identified opportunities.
Develop and lead a marketing team that will develop and execute new concepts, business models, channels and partners to position business as innovator and leader.
Communicate with various media buyers, advertising agencies, printers and other services to help marketing projects come to fruition.
Planning and implementing promotional campaigns.

Our Ideal Candidate:
FMCG marketing background or from the technical industry.
Understanding of agriculture will be an added advantage.
Should be open-minded.
Should have high analytical skills.
Should have the ability to project into the future.
Passionate and Result oriented.
Very articulate.
Understand the data, and how to present it.
Flexible and adaptable.
Must be a trend-setter: must keep up to date and have the desire to know more.
Must be a team player.
Must be a vision creator.
Must be able to multi task
Must have experience creating marketing plans from scratch.
Must have extensive experience of experiential strategy development and implementation working with 3rd party agencies.
Must be proven in a multi-channel marketing campaign role.
Extensive customer and field experience.
Ability to communicate effectively to both technical and business level audiences in a compelling manner.

Minimum of a Second-Class Upper in University degree in any one of the Social Sciences and other related discipline.
Minimum of 7 years work experience
Required Age: 29 – 36 years


DUE DATE:?30 September, 2018


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