Career Opportunities at JTI Leaf Malawi Limited



JTI (Japan Tobacco International) is a leading global tobacco company operating in over 120 countries worldwide, As one of the fastest growing international industry players over a ton year period, we manufacture world- renowned brands such as Benson & Hedges, Winston, Camel, Mevius, LD, Sobranie and Glamour.

Operating in Malawi since 1999, JTI Leaf Malawi Limited (JTILM) is part of JTI’s tobacco leaf buying business and is one of the leading tobacco companies in Malawi. An opportunity is currently available for suitably qualified candidates to fill the following vacant position:

Agronomy Technical Specialist.
Position Purpose
The role is responsible for supporting and coordinating JTI and Agronomy Technical programs, International Organization for Standardization (ISO) programs and internal audits to ensure that JTI conducts its operations in a manner that adheres to international standards to produce tobacco of high integrity. The position reports to the Agronomy Technical Manager.
Responsibilities
You will be responsible for but not limited to the following:
  • Coordinating live barn projects to ensure that all targets are achieved with great quality and low mortality rates.
  • Coordinating all trainings related to agronomy and leaf production.
  • Coordinating all internal and third party agroforestry and agronomy audits, assessing the impact of the audits and validating the data and findings.
  • Ensuring minimum quality ISO standards and Sustainable Tobacco Production (STP) requirements are met.
  • Submitting monthly reports to the line manager on data for crop throw, crop estimates, bill of inputs, forestry and agronomy input purchases.
  • Coordinating final field crop estimates and crop throw results.
Key qualifications and skills required
  • A minimum of Bachelor of Science Degree in Forestry/ Agriculture
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in Agroforestry, Socio Forestry and general Agronomy.
Skills, Competencies and Languages
  • Excellent written and spoken English and the ability to communicate in vernacular language.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office packages and internet.
  • Good communication and team work skills.
  • Excellent supervisory and planning skills.
Seasoned Marketing Co-ordinators (2 Posts)
Position purpose
The role is responsible for working with the grower associations to ensure the supply of tobacco from the growers to the auction floors as well as coordinating the sales of all JTI malawi contracted tobacco that has been presented at auction floors.
The position reports to the District Manager.
Responsibilities
You will be responsible for but not limited to the following:
  • Assisting in the implementation of the marketing plan for all the districts based on the Grower Association’s delivery quotas for smooth sales.
  • Liaising with the Leaf Quality and Factory Operations personnel on sales levels, transport requirements and buyer requirements for each sale.
  • Preparing reports on monthly, weekly and daily sales plans to aid effective implementation of sales and delivery.
  • To report any marketing inconstancies and inefficiencies to the district manager.
  • Pre-booking auction floors for bale offloading in liaison with the grower associations.
  • Monitoring and following up on bale off loading, receiving and laying to ensure that all contracted tobacco is duly stocked and laid without diversion.
  • Representing the company during delivery meetings, sales meetings, and internal association meetings.
Qualifications and Experience
  • A minimum of a Diploma in Business Administration or any other related field from a recognized institution.
  • Experience in a sirnof role within the tobacco sector will be an added advantage
Skills, Competencies and Experience
  • Excellent written and spoken English and the ability to communicate in vernacular languages
  • Knowledge of the rules and regulations governing contract farming of tobacco and the contracted tobacco marketing system.
  • Proficiency in Miscrosoft Office packages and internet
  • Good communication and team work skills
  • Excellent leadership and planning skills
  • Good at decision making
Dry and Shipping Specialist
Position Purpose
The role is responsible for accounting for JTI’s packed products, planning their warehousing and handling shipping with related 3rd party service providers by maintaining accurate inventory counts, and keeping warehouses organized and well stocked and hygienic to ensure product credibility is maintained in line with JTI standards. The position reports to the Logistics and Inventory Manager.
Responsibilities
You will be responsible for but not limited to the following:
  • Ensuring effective preparation and reconciliation of JTI Malawi products for shipping, including correct packing, loading, labelling and associated paperwork to fulfill plans with 3rd party service provider(s).
  • Performing regular checks of shipped cases against the invoiced cases for accuracy and completeness and regularly monitoring of information systems.
  • Planning, monitoring and reporting on warehouse space utilisation and ensure timely dispatch of all shipments.
  • Managing a team and 3rd party service providers and ensuring that JTILM warehousing, infestation and shipping objectives and KPI’s are achieved.
  • Ensuring regular export reconciliations for customs documentation versus invoice/shipping documentation are done with clearing agent(s).
  • Overseeing completeness of shipping/export sales documentation and ensuring compliance with export regulations, tax and Reserve Bank of Malawi regulations and sales acquittal procedure
  • Ensuring correct, accurate and complete shipping documentation with 3rd party service providers to ensure an efficient and on time shipping process.
  • Performing spot checks of physical and system stock balances and ensuring weekly reconciliation of dispatched cases and receipts at warehouses, physically and in the information system
Qualifications and Experience
  • A minimum of Diploma in Shipping and/or Logistics and an Accounting, Taxation or Business Administration related field from a recognised institution. Degree holders will have an added advantage.
  • A minimum of 3 working experience in warehousing and shipping with demonstrable knowledge of ERP or a similar system used for green tobacco accountability.
Agronomy Administrator
Position Purpose
The role is responsible for the administration and co-ordination of departmental operations for Leaf Production Department i and developing effective strategies to achieve efficiencies in the business operations. The position reports to the Agronomy Technical Manager.
Responsibilities
You will be responsible for but not be limited to the following:
  • Coordinating and monitoring the usage of tool of trade vehicles.
  • Planning and coordinating tool of trade vehicle servicing to ensure smooth departmental operations.
  • Assisting the Agronomy Technical Manager in developing, executing and monitoring effective operational strategies.
  • Documenting, summarizing and submitting program status reports.
  • Supporting Corporate Affairs & Communications Department on Grower support programs in liaison with District Managers.
  • Participating in the implementation and operation of the ERP system enhancements.
Key qualifications and skills required
  • A minimum of a Diploma in Agriculture or business related field. However, degree holders will have an added advantage.
  • A minimum of 3 years work experience in the Malawian tobacco sector.
Skills, Competencies and Languages
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills.
  • Fluent in English, Local language is an added advantage
  • Competence in Microsoft Office packages.
  • Ability to work well with minimum supervision
  • A proactive self-starter
To apply, please send your clearly marked application letters and CV to the following by Wednesday 12th April, 2017:

E-mail: Send to
Postal address:
Human Resources Director,
JTI Leaf Malawi Limited,
P.O. Box 40012,
Kanengo,
Lilongwe 4,
Malawi.

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