Multiple positions – Seba Foods (Z)

Seba Foods (Zambia) Limited

Seba Foods Zambia Limited is a Zambian registered company incorporated in 1997 and a renowned producer of maize and soya based consumer food products.

Seba Foods (Z) Ltd seeks to recruit suitably qualified individuals for the following positions:

Position: Extension Officers (SMEO001)

Business: Seba Foods Zambia Limited

Work-level: Junior Management

Location: Lusaka, Zambia

Reports to:  Regional Manager

Job purpose

The Extension Officer will report directly to the Regional Manager and will be responsible for supporting with several large scale projects promoting small holder organic agriculture in the Northern and Lusaka provinces of Zambia in partnership with Seba Foods Zambia Ltd., a consumer food manufacturer which processes, markets and distributes soya and maize-based consumer food products. Seba Foods aims to partner with thousands of small holder farmers in organic soya production through farmer recruitment, training in organic farming, organic inputs financing, follow up farmer training support, digital farmer record keeping, aggregation and guaranteed off-take of organic soya at a premium price.

The roles are based in various locations including Kasama, Northern Province and Chongwe or Rufunsa, Lusaka province and other locations to be determined.

Key responsibilities

1. Recruitment of small holder farmers based on various requirements set by Regional managers including ability of small holder farmer to carry out organic farming
2. Carry out relevant community meetings to inform the small holder farming community of relevant updates, spread awareness of 260 Brands’ procurement activities and sensitize small holder farmers on various matters
3. Distribute inputs (organic seed, inoculant etc) to small holder farmers
Lead and facilitate training with small holder farmers on organic farming methods and climate smart agriculture
4. Closely monitor farmer fields (making numerous visits each season), provide follow up training support to farmers and develop relationships with lead farmers and farmer groups
5. Create farmer profiles via use of a Digital App and enter farmer info as required
6. Report on farmer field practices via use of a Digital App and support farmers with organic certification
7. Conduct procurement of crops from small holder farmers in organic soya, among others, during harvest season; and carry out data entry of relevant info into Digital App
8. Monitor and gather impact data in the field to ensure donor reporting requirements are met
Provide project updates on a consistent basis to Regional Managers

9. Monitor and gather impact data in the field to ensure donor reporting requirements are met
10. Provide project updates on a consistent basis to Regional Managers

Key Qualifications

1. Diploma in Agriculture or equivalent
2. Language: Fluent in English, Bemba and Nyanja
3. 1-2 years relevant work experience in the agricultural sector as an extension officer
4. Extensive knowledge of organic farming and organic certification requirements
5. Extensive knowledge of small-scale agribusiness and farming
Skills: Excellent coordination, training and communication skills
6. Be willing to relocate in Kasama, Northern Province or Chongwe or Rufunsa, Lusaka Province
7. Familiarity with Automated Out grower management systems (AOMS) in the form of digital apps, for creating farmer profiles, inputting farmer info and streamlining procurement operations
8. Demonstrates a positive and resilient attitude towards challenges

9. High level of computer literacy with a strong command of Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).


Position:  Sales Executive (SMSE001)

Business: Seba Foods Zambia Limited

Work-level: Junior Management (J4)

Location: Copperbelt, Zambia

Reports to: Country Sales Manager

Job purpose

The Sales Executive will report directly to the Country Sales Manager and will be responsible for strengthening current client relationships, building new relations and closing sales deals for all 260 Brands’ products (particular emphasis on HEPS porridge and bulk orders of all 260 Brands products) with clients originating from Alternative Channels countrywide, including but not limited to: hospitals/clinics, NGOs, schools/institutions, corporates, commercial farms and HoReCa (hotels, restaurants, cafes).

Key responsibilities

1. Developing a client database of current and potential clients, including but not limited to: hospitals/clinics, NGOs, schools/institutions, corporate, commercial farms and HoReCa (hotels, restaurants, cafes).
2. Conduct lead generation activities to create numerous leads for clients from alternative channels, including but not limited to emails, cold calling, attending events, setting up client meetings, following up with clients, etc.
3. Travel country wide to identify new client opportunities and understand the market in that province.
4. Generate quotations for potential client opportunities and supporting with writing tender, where necessary.
5. Ensure all orders made by clients are fulfilled and received accurately and on time.
6. Nurture current client relationships and resolve client complaints/problems to ensure client retention.
7. Support with the development and implementation of a marketing plan and strategy to reach clients from alternative channels.
8. Participate in all sales activities as required by management, i.e. sampling activities promotions, and use of IT (information technology) to carry out sales
9. Prepare regular sales reports and reconciliations
10.Prepare market reports and other reports management may require
11. Ensure targets set by management are met at all times and without fail

Key Qualifications.

1. 3-4 years experience working in the field of B2B sales, preferably in FMCG (fast moving consumer goods) industry

2. Experience in client-facing roles that interacted with senior and executive level staff in the past, is desired.

3. Must have a manual driver license (class B) or motorbike license (class A).

4. A relevant four year Bachelor’s degree required

5. Strong existing network of business relationships with companies falling under the alternative channels category preferred.

6. Thrives working within strict timelines and in ‘high pressure environments’ and demonstrates excellent time management skills

7. Strong communication skills (both oral and written) required

8. Good command of English, Nyanja and Bemba

9. Demonstrates a positive and resilient attitude towards challenges

10. Enjoys engaging with a host of different people and strong potential to develop business relationships and generate new client opportunities.

11. High level of computer literacy with a strong command of Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).


Position: Assistant Manager – Marketing – (SMAS008)

Business: Seba Foods Zambia Limited

Work-level: Junior Management (J4)

Location: Lusaka, Zambia

Reports to: Marketing Manager

Key responsibilities

1. Proven ability to identify opportunities and deliver effective strategies to generate results. Experienced in marketing planning, branding, and campaign development.

2. Adept in online and traditional marketing, and highly skilled in visual communications.

3.  Build and execute ATL campaigns to support specific marketing objectives across different segments to bolster Product awareness, consideration & differentiation in support of our overall strategic marketing plan.

3. Maintains knowledge of trends and developments in the market. Devising and presenting ideas and strategies.

4. Lead the execution of marketing programs from start to finish, driving collaboration with the stakeholders and leveraging the right internal processes.

5. Oversees the production of all promotional materials and marketing campaigns.

6. Produce valuable and engaging content for our website and social handles that attracts and converts our target groups

7. Partner with creative teams, other internal stakeholders, and external agencies and vendors

8. Tracking and analysing the performance of advertising campaigns, managing the marketing budget and ensuring that all marketing material is in line with our brand identity.

Key Qualifications

1) For entry level positions, a Bachelor’s degree is the minimum requirement

2) Associate degree in art, design or advertising is an added advantage.

3) An elaborate work portfolio for reference is a must in case of long years of experience with no certified course or degree in Marketing.

4) At least 3 years of experience in marketing.

5) Candidates should have experience working with ATL/BTL portfolios


Position:  Graphic Designer (SMGD007)

Business: Seba Foods Zambia Limited

Work-level: Junior Management (J4)

Location: Lusaka, Zambia

Reports to: Marketing Manager

Key responsibilities

1) To understand the design needs and Concepts.

2) Prepare and produce proposals and presentations for clients.

3) Develop design based on requirements.

4) Work in tandem with Input providers on designs based on requirements, modifications and feedbacks.

5) Identify and utilize appropriate software.

6) Update clients on progress, changes and adjustments.

7) Handle confidential documents carefully.

8) Collaborate with team for successful completion, especially in case of complex projects.

9) Ensure the final project is proof read for accuracy and quality.

Graphic Designer Knowledge and Skills

1) Ability to communicate concepts and design rationale to Manager.

2) Knowledge of design, typography and production of printing and web products.

3) Expertise in graphics, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Flash, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe, Microsoft Excel, Word, power point, etc

4) Knowledge of HTML, XHTML and CSS.

5) Knowledge of Different IOS

6) Good writing skills, knowledge composition for editing and knowledge of grammar for proofreading.

7) Typing skills with at least 55 wpm with high accuracy.

Key Qualifications

1) For entry level positions, a Bachelor’s degree is the minimum requirement

2) Associate degree in art, design or advertising is an added advantage.

3) An elaborate work portfolio for reference is a must in case of long years of experience with no certified course or degree in graphic designing.

4) At least 3 years of experience in design both in print and web is required.

5) Candidates should have experience working with e-files.


Position: Sales Executive (SMSE001)

Business: Seba Foods Zambia Limited

Work-level: Junior Management (J4)

Location:  Kabwe, Kapiri, Zambia

Reports to: Country Sales Manager

Key responsibilities

1. Developing a client database of current and potential clients, including but not limited to: hospitals/clinics, NGOs, schools/institutions, corporate, commercial farms and HoReCa (hotels, restaurants, cafes).
2. Conduct lead generation activities to create numerous leads for clients from alternative channels, including but not limited to emails, cold calling, attending events, setting up client meetings, following up with clients, etc.
3. Travel country wide to identify new client opportunities and understand the market in that province.
4. Generate quotations for potential client opportunities and supporting with writing tender, where necessary.
5. Ensure all orders made by clients are fulfilled and received accurately and on time.
6. Nurture current client relationships and resolve client complaints/problems to ensure client retention.
7. Support with the development and implementation of a marketing plan and strategy to reach clients from alternative channels.
8. Participate in all sales activities as required by management, i.e. sampling activities promotions, and use of IT (information technology) to carry out sales
9. Prepare regular sales reports and reconciliations
10. Prepare market reports and other reports management may require
11. Ensure targets set by management are met at all times and without fail

Key Qualifications

1. 3-4 years experience working in the field of B2B sales, preferably in FMCG (fast moving consumer goods) industry

2. Experience in client-facing roles that interacted with senior and executive level staff in the past, is desired.

3. Must have a manual driver license (class B) or motorbike license (class A).

4. A relevant four year Bachelor’s degree required

5. Strong existing network of business relationships with companies falling under the alternative channels category preferred.

6. Thrives working within strict timelines and in ‘high pressure environments’ and demonstrates excellent time management skills

7. Strong communication skills (both oral and written) required

8. Good command of English, Nyanja and Bemba

9. Demonstrates a positive and resilient attitude towards challenges

10. Enjoys engaging with a host of different people and strong potential to develop business relationships and generate new client opportunities.

11. High level of computer literacy with a strong command of Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).

Note: All candidates for above positions should be willing and able to work Saturdays.

To apply, send updated curriculum Vitae and qualifications to [email protected] 

or

Plot 20524, Mwembeshi Road Extension,

Chinika Industrial Area,

Lusaka West.

AREA, LUSAKA WEST

All applications to be received not later than 30th November 2022.

To apply for this job email your details to careers@260.com


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