Commercial Manager in the Trade Facilitation Department

Do you want to put your know-how and skills to use where they are needed? Do you want to work abroad and experience different cultures? Then the Centre for International Migration and Development (CIM) is your ideal partner for finding a responsible position in the field of development policy. We place highly qualified staff with employers in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe.
Support the Agricultural Commodity Exchange for Africa in Lilongwe, Malawi, as a
Commercial Manager (m/f) in the Trade Facilitation Department
We are looking for you:
The Agricultural Commodity Exchange for Africa (ACE) needs your expertise to develop its operational business division. ACE was founded 10 years ago with the aim of enabling smallholder farmers and agricultural producers in rural areas to participate in the economic development of the country. The Trade Facilitation Department has 30 employees working on warehouse management, logistics and the processing of trading activities and the management of financing facilities, and reports directly to the ACE management. In this context, it has already been possible to establish services such as a Warehouse Receipt System, ACE Trade Platform and Market Information System. The aim is to continue to develop ACE revenue streams and grow the trade volume currently at about USD 20 million by commercialising the provision of trade and financial services and to make ACE independent of financial resources from development cooperation.
Your tasks will involve:
  • Responsibility for management of the Trade Facilitation Department, including developing a business model and medium-term strategy for the department
  • Implementing strategic planning in the department, in particular in the field of trade facilitation, by bringing a commercial angle to a development-oriented organisation  
  • Improving cooperation within the organisation and building capacity within the department
  • Developing trade facilitation and commodity finance management structures and services
Your profile:
  • University degree in Business Administration or Economics with the focus on trade or a comparable subject that enables you to perform the tasks
  • Several years of experience in international trade, specifically in relation to commodity exchanges and commodity or agricultural trade/finance
  • Several years of management experience with power of attorney or proxy
  • Experience in organisational development and in the further development of service portfolios
  • Fluent business English
What we offer:
  • A varied and interesting job with a high level of responsibility in an international environment
  • The opportunity to work with other organisations in the field of development cooperation
  • A preparatory course ahead of your assignment abroad
  • A local employment contract as an integrated expert for an initial period of two years, with an option to extend
  • Attractive monthly subsidies and social security benefits in addition to your local salary
One person can make a difference

Please submit your application using our online portal athttp://www.cimonline.de/de/bewerber/1732.asp?ac=jobad&id=25261. Here you will find more information on what we do and what we have to offer. If you have any questions, you can contact:
Dominik Schell
Telefon: ++49-(0)6196-7935-70
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