Specific responsibilities of the Project Manager
The project manager, operating within agreed reporting structures, is responsible for:
Producing implementation plans and timelines covering all aspects of the commodity season cycle (activity/resource planning and sequencing, including charts and schedules)
Designing and applying appropriate project management standards for incorporation in the warehouse and field operations Process
Managing and Supervising
Managing project risks, including the development of contingency plans
Maintaining and fostering established relationships with customers, clients, suppliers, and other business partners, such as off-takers, insurance companies, Local Buying agents, warehouse operators, trucking companies, farmers, Community leaders e.t.c.
Ensuring effective communication of all change, ensuring that the relevant management, operations staff, and stakeholders are engaged, and all issues and risk are flagged and escalated accordingly
Monitoring overall progress and use of resources, initiating corrective action where necessary
Managing staff and overseeing the day-to-day activities related to the management and implementation of the commodity trading operations (warehouse, communal drying facilities, and field operations).
Ensuring compliance with all required regulations
Collaborating with farmers and Local Buying Agents and Quality control team on improving quality of commodities received.
liaison with Executive (CEO & Director of Operations) to assure the overall direction and integrity of the operations
Inculcating extensive knowledge on agro-commodities and their sales and purchase.
Employing various initiatives to coach employees to optimize their capabilities.
Monitoring market price of commodities on a regular basis
Building a strong and self-sufficient commodity supply base and participate in expansion activities for commodity sourcing
Performing any other function as required by Director of Operations and CEO
Working with Director of Operations to prepare timely and accurate budgets and financial performance reports
Preparation and submission of relevant reports to the Director of Operations and CEO
Document List include:
Action and issue tracker
Market research and feasibility
Updated Human Resource register
Ability to demonstrate both traditional and agile based Project Management skills and tailor expert knowledge to meet specific circumstances
Attention to detail and investigative skills
Proactive mind-set with good problem-solving abilities
Excellent written, verbal and presentation communication skills including extensive experience of interaction with senior management and clients
Ability to clearly define and articulate business requirements
Confidence in communicating internally at all levels; candidate will be dealing with front office, middle office and technology teams on a daily basis who are both business and technically sophisticated
Independent, proactive, self-motivated, and flexible with a positive attitude
Works well with others and is a good team player
Strong time management skills: efficient at multi-tasking and able to work under pressure to deliver multiple business demands on-time, to a high-level standard (Note working hours is not defined due to the complexities associated with the trade season)
Experience in working with technology development teams during build and implementation phases of requirements
understand and apply business case and risk management processes
Able to build relationships and influence others
Ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects while continuing to deliver on daily requirements
Certified Project Management Professional
Advanced MS Excel
Experience in agro commodities