An internationally respected agricultural supply chain consulting company currently has a position available for an Operations Specialist. The position will be based at the company`s head offices in Pietermaritzburg.
This role is in support to an already existing and very experienced team so significant on the job support to the individual will be provided. The role will have 2 areas of responsibility:
1) Agri Supply Chain, Financial and Productivity Benchmarking: Data gathering, information and report production, business analysis, data quality control, client engagement and ongoing product improvement.
2) Agri Supply Chain Systems Support: General support of logistics systems (bespoke supply chain scheduling software) including the handling, analysing and visualisation of data in order to maximise operational efficiencies when projects are implemented in the bulk supply chain sector.
Furthermore the successful candidate will play a vital role to provide system and software support, problem solve and train users how to utilize systems.
A relevant tertiary qualification is required, preferably at degree level. Experience in the supply chain, financial, agricultural, analytical or logistics sectors will be important. Demonstrable knowledge of finance, agriculture, supply chain or logistics practices as well as data processing and analytical abilities will be important.
The individual will need strong communication skills in English, a sound working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite of software and other business intelligence / reporting systems.
The position includes international travel within Southern Africa (Swaziland, Mozambique, Malawi etc) and will require short periods on site.