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Zambia Sugar

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Zambia Sugar Plc. is a subsidiary of Illovo Sugar Africa (Pty) Ltd Group and is the leading sugar producer in Zambia.  Its main activities are the growing of sugar cane, the production and marketing of sugar and other sugar downstream products.

The company invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced persons to fill the following positions in the Business Improvement Department to be based at Nakambala.

1. POSITION: CAPITAL PROGRAMME MANAGER x1 – PERMANENT

This position reports to the Business Improvement Director. The successful candidate will be responsible for project management and ensuring that functional investments scopes are included in the Capital Programme at the right in full.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS

  • To develop and maintain a centre of excellence in alignment with PMI guidelines, quality standards and company requirements.
  • Develop and govern project management policies, templates, tools to ensure best practice.
  • Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation and presentations to various audiences, including project Team, sponsors, and key stakeholders.
  • Develop cross functional project execution capability in the business to ensure Zambia Sugar has sustained ability to execute core and large capex projects. Recruit and manage project staffing and requirements in line with project objectives.
  • Coach and mentor project management practitioners and share knowledge of best practices
  • Coordinate project deliverables with Project Managers, Functional Directors, and support contractors in a direct and indirect reporting structure.
  •  Managing the Capital Stage and Gate process, ensuring close integration of Functional Leads and Specialists to ensure clarity of quality specifications to deliver expected value and benefits.
  • Stress tests all technical specifications of all applications with functional specialists.
  • Support the scope of investment required by each of the functions, including challenge on the right projects to deliver value intent of the BU
  • Agree the sequencing of Capital projects execution aligned to value realisation. Ensure that Capital is aligned to the Results Delivery Office for tracking and benefits governance.
  • Manage the Interface with Finance department to manage budget requirements, cashflow forecasting and reporting
  • Manage procurement of services and products, ensuring LLI management
  • Ensure that all contractors meet the agreed SLA’s and Zambia Sugar standards for all assigned projects.
  • Manage handover aligned to commission specifications- Project Integration activities to deliver the handover process from completing commission to BAU.
  •  Provide executive leaders with the information needed to assess and decide which proposals have the highest potential value, impact, and strategic alignment.
  • Interface with executives to define project priorities, implementation opportunities, challenges and communicate project risks and opportunities.
  • Support the drive for the inclusion of the ESG/CSR strategy within the capital programme.
  • Create and communicate a clear 5-10 project plan enabling the business to make decision on options to deliver the strategic objectives.

Key Requirements Qualifications / Requirements areas

  • Qualification: Degree in Civil/ Chemical / Mechanical / Electrical / C&I Engineering/ Project Management
  • PMP or PgMP desired
  • Experience: 12 years’ experience in engineering project management with at least 4 years running a PMO.
  • Budget, cost, and profitability management skills.
  • Knowledge of resource management tools
  • Ability to influence without authority.
  • Flexible, adaptable, and resourceful when managing changing timelines and multiple deliverables.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability to establish and manage a high‐performance team.

2. POSITION: SNR PROJECT ENGINEER/MANAGER x 2 – PERMANENT

This position reports to Capital Projects Coordinator. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing and control all assigned projects to the agreed BOQ’s standards and contract.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS

  • Ensure integrity of strategic intent of Major Capex projects is maintained throughout implementation, trade-offs are managed, and changes in thinking are documented.
  • Ensure major capex projects are on track and designed for success, remove any obstacles the project teams need assistance
  • Own the project(s) business case and ensure that the associated financial integrity is robust and aligned with the business strategic plan.
  • Submit finance approval applications with the required project sequence documentation in line with the annual capital cycle for capital projects
  • Explore that all possible options for the project are rigorously analysed, such that the alternatives are well understood.
  • Manage contract development and execution to ensure that agreed SLA’s and Zambia Sugar standards are met for all projects.
  • Support development of FEPs for major capex projects, ensure Procurement processes are followed and engineering principles are adhered too.
  • Define project scope, goals, and deliverables- monitoring process weekly and attend project meetings.
  • Develop and maintain major capex project plans, incl. milestones and control expenditure to agreed expenditure.
  • Develop Major Capex project budget(s) and conduct scope change control of strategic project cashflow (if required)
  • Ensure project activities owned and resourced.
  • Ensure effective governance mechanisms within project teams to support delivery (on time, in full, within agreed specification and on budget)
  • Planning – alignment with the PMO office and the associated plans, collate all projects to a 10 Strategic plan and outcomes.
  • Manage the adherence to corporate project governance procedures and processes to ensure that the appropriate management controls are in place and that projects are delivered according to plan.
  • Ensure that an appropriate risk management process is applied to ensure that foreseeable significant risks are identified and managed.
  • Implementation of an appropriate quality management system to ensure that all project outputs meet the key stakeholder requirements.
  • Provide health and safety (H&S) leadership for the project team(s) and assume responsibility for all aspects of H&S associated with the project(s).
  • The scope of the project delivery role is variable depending on the nature and size of the project. The role also has responsibility for the management of external contractors engaged to support project delivery.

Minimum Qualifications / Requirements areas

  • Degree or equivalent in Civil /Chemical / Mechanical / Electrical / C&I Engineering/ Civil relevant professional registration & certification in Project Management
  • Experience: 5+ years’ experience in manufacturing or industrial project management,
  • Specific skills: industrial engineering experience, project management of medium to large projects.
  • 8+ years’ direct work experience in PMO; knowledge of project management techniques and tools
  • PMP highly advantageous

3. POSITION: PROJECTS MANAGER /ENGINEER x 2 – PERMANENT

This position reports to Capital Programme Manager. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing assigned projects from requirements definition until fully operational and handed over to the customer. Ensure all assigned projects are completed to the agreed BOQ’s standards and contract. In addition, contactors to meet SLA requirements including safety, quality and works within the agreed timelines.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS

  • Deliver projects to schedule and within the project timeline and budget
  • Enforce SHERQ compliance, ensuring project safety files are in place and in line with Zambia Sugar SHE guidelines.
  • Scope projects to inform the contractor procurement process.
  • Support line functions to develop projects to agreed budget and/or agreed cost flows.
  • Submit finance approval applications with the required project sequence documentation in line with the annual capital cycle for capital projects.
  • Complete monthly inputs for each active assigned project ensuring that the financial, risk and planned steps are highlighted along with the actual and revised timeline and cash flows as prescribed in the monthly input.
  • Manage contractors to ensure that agreed SLA’s and Zambia Sugar standards are met for all projects.
  • Evaluate and sign off the implementation of the BOQ and work standards of all assigned projects as per the defined scopes and contracts.
  • Manage the adherence to corporate project governance procedures and processes to ensure that the appropriate management controls are in place and that projects are delivered to plan.
  • Ensure that an appropriate risk management process is applied to ensure that foreseeable significant risks are identified and managed.
  • Implementation of an appropriate quality management system to ensure that all projects’ outputs meet the key stakeholder requirements.
  • Provide health and safety (H&S) leadership for the project team(s) and assume responsibility for all aspects of H&S associated with the project(s).
  • Manage projects according to the PMBOK knowledge areas.
  • Promote and adhere to Illovo’s procedures, policies, and guidelines, including, without limitation, those relating to SHERQ, Competition Law and Anti-Bribery and Corruption (ABC)
  • The scope of the project delivery role is variable depending on the nature and size of the project. The role also has responsibility for the management of external contractors engaged to support project delivery.

Minimum Qualifications / Requirements areas

  • Degree or equivalent in Civil/ Chemical / Mechanical / Electrical / C&I Engineering; relevant professional registration.
  • Experience: 5+ years’ experience in manufacturing or industrial project management,
  • Specific skills: industrial engineering experience, project management of medium to large projects.

PMP highly advantageous

Should you be interested in applying for this role, please submit your detailed CV, copies of relevant qualifications, registrations, and ID/Passport for the attention of HR Business Partner

Method of Application

Email:  careers@zamsugar.zm indicating “Application – (Position Title)” in the subject line.

All internal employees are required to complete the Internal Application Form and obtain relevant signatures when applying for vacancies.

Closing date for applications is 7 February 2024

Applicants may be required to complete pre-employment checks (qualification, credit, security, background, and medical assessments) as part of the recruitment process where applicable.

Should you not hear from us within 4 weeks after the closing date, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.