Sunday, August 9, 2020

Job Opportunity at Pyxus Agriculture Tanzania Limited,Logistics & Marketing Coordinator

Pyxus Agriculture Tanzania Limited

Logistics & Marketing Coordinator

Company:
Pyxus International, of which Pyxus Agriculture Tanzania Limited (PAT) is a subsidiary, is a global agricultural company united behind a common purpose – to transform people’s lives so that together we can grow a better world.
With 145 years’ experience delivering value-added products and services to businesses and customers, we are a trusted provider of responsibly-sourced, independently-verified, sustainable and traceable products and ingredients.

Job Summary:

  • To nationally coordinate the upcountry market preparation and procedures including the collection and delivery of tobacco to and from Market Centres and railheads to factory in compliance with Pyxus International, Inc
  • Market Procedures and Pyxus Agriculture Tanzania Limited Agronomy SOPs.

What you will do:

  • Coordinate the upcountry market preparation and procedures including the collection and delivery of tobacco to and from Market Centres and railheads to factory in compliance with Pyxus International, Inc. Market Procedures

TOBACCO LOGISTICS

  • Controls and coordinates tobacco collection logistics, tracks timely truck movements in all Areas of tobacco movement in compliance with Pyxus Agriculture Tanzania Limited Logistics Procedures
  • Controls and coordinates all tobacco collections logistics, liaises with Shipping Officers and transporters to ensure correct and accountable dispatch, collection and clearing of market are done within stipulated times for each Area;
  • Ensures that Shipping officers liaises constantly with field staff, transporters and Railhead Supervisors for correct timing of truck dispatch, arrival at market centre (MC), loading at MC, arrival at railheads and offloading so that it can immediately reassigned for another trip without delay;
  • Tracks timely truck movements in all areas of tobacco movements (MC to RH’s, RH’s to Factory) and controls truck backlogs at railheads and reviews backlog at factory;

MARKET OPERATIONS AND PROCEDURES

  • Coordinating market preparation including procedure training ensuring compliance and reports to the Upcountry Logistics Manager daily on tobacco purchase, shipments and stock available at railheads and market centres in compliance with Pyxus Agriculture Tanzania Limited Marketing and Buying Procedures;
  • Conduct continuous national and area training for all staff involved on market operations including field staff prior to market commencement and ensures that they abide with market procedures set up;
  • Ensures pre-market audit checklists are assigned, checked and all the requirements are corrected and completed on time for all market centres before buying season;
  • Coordinates Railheads operations and all market centre stocks during market time to ensure correct weights , bale counts and no pilferage;
  • Ensures that Railheads and market centres are secured and safe from fire, pests, theft and free from NTRM;
  • With Shipping Officers reviews staffing levels to ensure right size and efficient staffing levels based on proper work and time study or evaluation (draw up a staffing lists and clear responsibilities
  • Reports to Logistics and Leaf Sales daily tobacco purchases, shipments and stocks available at railheads and market centres in line with Pyxus Agriculture Tanzania Limited markets reporting procedure;
  • Monitors and reports Area targeted buying progress in line with the agreed buying schedule or volume per day or period for each region;
  • Ensures that all staff involved in marketing operations are well communicable via mobile phones or emails for easy receiving directives and feedback on challenge they faced without delay;
  • Plans and ensures that Shipping Officers and NTRM Supervisors receives proper NTRM trainings annually;
  • Supervises the subordinates, prepares and checks the weekly action plan, monitors performance, identifies strengths and weaknesses, and takes appropriate action;
  • Supervises the subordinate’s, prepares and checks weekly action plan, monitors performance, identifies strengths and weaknesses, and takes appropriate action; critically reviews expenditure versus. budget plan;
  • Ensures that the STP and SHE Policies and Procedures are implemented and adhered to throughout IFAS operations in compliance with Pyxus International, Inc. STP and SHE Policies
  • Ensures that the STP and SHE Policies and Procedures are implemented and adhered to throughout the relevant operations in compliance with Pyxus Agriculture Tanzania Limited STP and SHE Policies;
  • Ensure all market centre staff including porters have adequate PPE for their defined job or task

Who you are and what you’ve done:

  • Degree in Logistics and Planning, Agriculture or similar Essential
  • Post graduate Degree in Logistics and Planning, Agriculture or similar Desirable

Experience

  • Agricultural products Markets 4 to 6 years Essential
  • Knowledge Areas
  • Agricultural products production Essential
  • Computer knowledge Essential
  • Agricultural products Market procedures Essential
  • Report preparations Essential
  • Knowledge and understanding of relevant Tanzanian Government Departments Desirable

Skills

  • Ability to plan and coordinate Projects Essential
  • Analytical and problem solving Essential
  • Leadership and team management Essential
  • Written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills Essential
  • Technical understanding of machinery and equipment Essential
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili Essential

The Human Resources Director
Pyxus Agriculture Tanzania Limited
P.O. Box 843
Tabora
Tanzania

NB: All applications should be sent to the HRD’s office/PYXUS Agriculture – Tabora office before 14 August,
2020.

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