Agriculture, Food and Life Business Manager / (AFL Business Manager)


Company Description

SGS Moçambique, Lda affiliate of SGS (Société Générale de Surveillance, SA), World’s Leading Testing, Inspection and Certification company, recognized as the global benchmark for sustainability, quality and integrity. With more than 98.000 employees and 2.650 offices and laboratories around the world. Operate in all Mozambique provinces, since 1962, with 3 regional offices in Maputo, Beira and Nacala is looking for a Business Manager for Department of Agriculture, Food and Life - (AFL), based in Beira city, with country responsibilities, reporting to SGS Moçambique Managing Director, under the below terms of reference.

Job Description

  • Administrative and financial management of the Department, its customers, partners and staff members.
  • Accountable for financial performance and governance in Agriculture, Food and Life business segment (AFL), including top line growth, profitability, margin improvement, efficiency and productivity.
  • Promotion of the company brand and integrity in the market.
  • Analysis of market potential, development of competitive and operational positioning strategies.
  • Development of new service and product concepts.
  • Translation of business strategy into pragmatic action plans and their execution.
  • Negotiation, drafting and management of contracts with local and international clients.
  • Provision of consulting and customer assistance services, including monitoring and management of customer satisfaction.
  • Ensuring integrity and continuous improvement in inspection, testing and certification services.
  • Leadership and training of the work team, at national level.


  • Degree in Agronomic Engineering, Business Management, Chemistry or other related qualification.
  • 10 years of experience in leadership and business management positions at national.
  • Goals and results orientated.
  • Solid knowledge of financial management.
  • Excellent public relations and negotiation.
  • Experience in project design and business plans.
  • Experience in team leading, partnership and change management.
  • Exposure in laboratories and technical inspections of agriculture products.
  • Familiar with ISO's 9001, 14001, 45001 and 17025.
  • Proficiency in Portuguese and English.
  • Practical computer knowledge from the user's point of view of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, CRM System programs (is an advantage).

Additional Information

  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent communication and written skills.
  • Effective conflict resolution skills.
  • Sympathetic and a good listener.

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