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Poultry, Feed and Milling Executive

We have a current opportunity for a Poultry, Feed and Milling Executive on a Permanent basis. The position will be based in Chisamba, Zambia. For further information about this position please apply.

The Role

The Group is principally involved in the production, processing, distribution and retailing of beef, chicken, pork, milk, dairy products, eggs, stock feed and flour. The Group also has large row cropping operations (principally maize, soya beans and wheat), with approximately 7,787 hectares of row crops under irrigation which are planted twice a year, and a further 8,694 hectares of rainfed/dryland crops available for planting each year. Our vision is to be one of the most accessible and affordable quality protein providers in the Southern Africa region, delivered through the Group’s extensive retail and distribution network. The Poultry, Feed and Milling Executive will be a key driver in Zambeef. It will be vital in setting direction and strategy and champion ongoing system and performance modernization and highly involved in attracting and building a talent pipeline.

  • Develop the medium and long term Poultry & Milling Strategy 
  • Ensure required quantity, productivity and quality of output is achieved at optimal cost
  • Oversee, set and assure group-wide internal and external minimum standards and processes for Production, Engineering, Systems and Innovation
  • Ensure best practices and minimum standards/ processes are easily accessible and regularly updated on Zambeef platforms (catering for HO and divisions operations)
  • Oversee and sign off on regular internal / external benchmarking required to support continuous improvement
  • Build local Poultry & Milling expertise to reduce reliance on and assistance from the Group Head Office by overseeing the creation and distribution of training and learning materials
  • Oversee provision of technical expertise to the Divisions
  • Provide input into key decisions and reports around Zambeef that require Poultry & Milling expertise (e.g., capex policies / prioritization, procurement, insurance, technology, process standardization, ecological resilience)
  • Aim to place the best talent in critical Poultry & Milling roles across the organization  
  • Provide world class learning, coaching, support and development to Poultry & Milling Management 
  • Promote and adhere to Zambeef SHERQ procedure, policy and guidelines
  • Promote and adhere to Zambeef food safety procedure, policy and guidelines
  • People Management, accountable for performance management, formal informal development and succession planning  
Technical Competencies 
  • Driving Divisional Strategy: Developing, overseeing delivery, and monitoring strategy at divisional level
  • Optimizing Divisional Performance: Ensuring required quantity, productivity and quality of output is achieved at optimal cost
  • Setting Operational Standards: Overseeing, setting and assuring group-wide internal and external standards and processes for production, engineering, systems and innovation
  • Supporting Continuous Improvements: Overseeing and signing off on regular internal / external benchmarking on standards
  • Providing specialist expertise: Input into key decisions and reports requiring divisional expertise, e.g. capex policies and prioritization, procurement, insurance, technology, process standardization, ecological resilience
  • MBA or equivalent
  • 10 years’ senior management experience (min. 5 years managing an FMCG operation)
  • Skilled in setting strategic direction and creating alignment amongst multiple stakeholders
  • P&L Management Exposure 
  • Project Development 
  • Continuous Process Management 
  • Operating in best in class environment 

Since 2007 Millar Cameron has specialised in sourcing leadership and keyperson talent across a number of industries, including agribusiness, international development, industrial, consumer, financial and professional services, private equity, and technology, media and telecommunications. Our mission and purpose is to positively contribute to the development of Africa, and other emerging markets, through the provision of people.

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