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  • Posted: May 31, 2023
    Deadline: Jun 13, 2023
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    Crystal Recruit is a boutique recruitment firm that specializes in matching the right talent to the right job opportunities across Africa. We go out of our way to find that missing person for your business puzzle. We are the partner that understands your needs, recruits 'best-in-class’ talent and counsel you towards a successful conclusion to the searc...
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    Finance Manager


    • Manage the finance function and team, ensuring the timely and accurate production of financial information, reporting, and analysis.
    • Develop and maintain financial policies and procedures that ensure compliance with relevant regulations and laws.
    • Prepare and present financial reports to the CEO, Board of Directors, and other stakeholders, providing insights into the company's financial performance and areas for improvement.
    • Lead the development and implementation of the company's financial strategy, working closely with the CEO and other key stakeholders to ensure alignment with the company's goals and objectives.
    • Prepare and oversee the annual budgeting process, ensuring that budgets are accurate, realistic, and aligned with the company's strategic objectives.
    • Develop and maintain strong relationships with external stakeholders, including banks, auditors, and investors.
    • Monitor financial performance against key performance indicators and identify areas for improvement, making recommendations for action where necessary.
    • Ensure compliance with relevant tax and regulatory requirements.
    • Manage cash flow and treasury operations, including monitoring of bank accounts, cash management, and foreign exchange management.
    • Participate in the recruitment, training, and development of finance staff.
    • Develop and implement financial systems and processes that improve efficiency and accuracy.


    • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field.
    • Professional accounting qualification (e.g. ACCA, CPA) is required.
    • Minimum of 7 years experience in a finance leadership role, ideally within an agricultural or manufacturing business.
    • Strong understanding of financial reporting and analysis, budgeting, forecasting, and financial modeling.
    • Experience in establishing financial processes and software procurement
    • Experience managing and developing finance teams.
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate complex financial information to non-financial stakeholders.
    • Ability to develop and implement financial strategies that support the company's goals and objectives.
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to identify and resolve issues quickly and effectively.
    • Proven ability to work collaboratively with other functional areas within the organization.
    • Knowledge of relevant tax and regulatory requirements.
    • Experience working with ERP and financial management systems.
    • Fluent in English, with excellent written and verbal communication skills.

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    Production Lead/Head of Engineering


    • Oversee and supervise the transformation and production of agricultural waste into biochar compost
    • Manage the project by setting requirements, goals, and timelines
    • Operate a fully automated production line, while, maintaining and commissioning various types of automated compost production machinery
    • Coordinate with all compost plant in-charges for requisition making, equipment receiving, storing, troubleshooting, rectifying, regular maintenance, and repairing of automated composting machinery
    • Exceed expectations for quality, cost, and delivery, maximizing efficiency, optimizing and driving engineering excellence
    • Drive key performance indicators across all areas of the Engineering function to ensure that the project is delivered on cost and on time to the highest quality standards
    • Partake in the recruitment of agricultural engineers and staff and coordinate their training
    • Implement innovative technologies
    • Coordinate with partners for new integrations and tools
    • Ensure compliance with security regulations
    • Prepare and manage the finance and budget of the engineering department
    • Routinely check all risky points/control boards/controlling devices/defective parts and take immediate action to resolve
    • Ensuring preventive and downtime maintenance within the scheduled time


    • A Bachelor's / Master's degree in a relevant engineering discipline, preferably, agricultural engineering or similar
    • Conversational Mandarin speaking ability (preferred but not required!)
    • At least 4 years of leadership experience in a factory or Agri-processing facility
    • A minimum of 7 years of professional experience and a 2:1 or above in a relevant form of engineering
    • Demonstrable experience in leading an engineering function with a proven track record in strategic engineering leadership delivering effective engineering strategies, policies, processes, and systems
    • Ability to add value, reduce costs and make business improvements
    • Proven project management and supplier experience
    • Experience in operating and influencing at a strategic level
    • Knowledge and technical understanding of automotive bio-engineering processes, components, and design techniques
    • Knowledge of composting and a passion to create environmental change
    • Proven leadership and management skills with the ability to optimize team performance and development
    • Excellent relationship management skills with the ability to engage, negotiate and manage key stakeholders, partners, and suppliers
    • A strong and confident negotiator with the ability to negotiate at all levels
    • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and influencing skills
    • Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities
    • Results-orientated with the ability to plan and deliver against project deadlines

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    General Manager


    • Oversee operations, and ensure processes, practices, and output are constantly reviewed and improved
    • Ensure long-term capital development and expansion goals, work to ensure adequate revenue growth and finance
    • Employ, manage, and guide workers, including training and coaching, performance reviews, and disciplinary actions
    • Implement administrative and operational policies
    • Oversee the administration of customer accounts and sales, along with, logistics and transportation
    • Create and maintain budgets, keep an eye on monthly financials, and ensure that financial policies are being applied correctly
    • To improve and foster new and existing connections with other possible Agribusiness partner groups, regulators, suppliers, etc.
    • Uphold a high standard of customer service quality
    • Represent the organization as a spokesman and engage in media appearances


    • A Bachelor's / Master's degree in business or environmental studies, or a combination of education and experience
    • An overall 10 years of professional experience, in a managerial position or similar
    • 2+ years of management experience in a similar industry/plant, particularly, waste-management, with responsibility for financial results and customer satisfaction
    • Experience managing fleet vehicles and transportation and planning logistics
    • Knowledge of composting and a passion to create environmental change
    • Knowledge of best practices in human resources; experience leading and developing staff for success, and building a cohesive team
    • Strong organizational management with high attention to detail and the ability to prioritize in a fast-paced environment
    • Adaptability and proven ability to problem-solve
    • Highly effective written and verbal communicator with the ability to create and maintain a customer-focused culture
    • Advanced financial management skills and proven ability to develop and manage organizational budgets
    • Collaborative working style with good interpersonal skills and enthusiasm for creating partnerships
    • Strong logistical planning acumen
    • Proven track record of revenue development success through various revenue streams

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