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At Ongresso we are always happy to get to know talented people interested in working with us. If you are one of them, tell us a bit about yourself, why you would like to work for Ongresso and how you think you would add value to our team.

Please send us your resume and describe your suitability and motivation for this position.

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Our current job offers
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS - Medellín

This local startup exists to empower consumers and producers to build a more ethical supply chain. For the past 40 years, coffee farmers have been in the supply chain but not participating. On the company’s platform, farmers’ stories are shared and real-time pricing data is provided to bring transparency to customers. That’s why the app was created to allow consumers to buy coffee from a company whose values align with theirs.

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

Our client is looking for an experienced Director of Operations to organize and oversee the daily operations of our company. You will be the one to ensure that our business is well-coordinated and productive by managing its procedures and coaching its people.

The area of responsibility for this role is very wide and requires thorough knowledge of various company processes. The ideal candidate must be able to plan many different kinds of operational activities, and He/She must be an excellent leader who can discover the most efficient ways to run the business.

The goal is to safeguard and augment the efficiency of the company’s operations to facilitate accelerating development and long-term success.

Responsibilities for Director of Operations

  • Liaise with COO to make decisions for operational activities and set strategic goals
  • Plan and monitor the day-to-day running of business to ensure smooth progress
  • Supervise staff from different departments and provide constructive feedback
  • Evaluate regularly the efficiency of business procedures according to organizational objectives and apply improvements
  • Oversee customer support processes and organize them to enhance customer satisfaction
  • Review financial information and adjust operational budgets to promote profitability
  • Revise and/or formulate policies and promote their implementation
  • Manage relationships/agreements with external partners/vendors
  • Evaluate overall performance by gathering, analyzing and interpreting data and metrics
  • Ensure that the company runs with legality and conformity to established regulations

Qualifications for Project Manager

  • Bachelor’s degree in, business, or a related field
  • Proven experience as Director of Operations or equivalent position
  • Excellent organizational and leadership abilities
  • Outstanding communication and people skills
  • Knowledge of the coffee industry and coffee supply chains
  • In depth knowledge of diverse business functions and principles (e.g. supply chain, finance,
  • customer service etc.)
  • Working knowledge of data analysis and performance/operation metrics
  • Familiarity with MS Office and various business software
  • Proficiency in English
Managing Director Subsidiary / Regional Function - Peru

Our client is a German technology leader in process equipment. Their products have a reputation for extremely high performance and reliability, and handle key functions in many industries like for example biofuels, beverages, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, food, mineral oils, mining and others.

Targets:

  • Fulfill regional targets (sales and profit) according to planning and strategy of the subsidiary
  • Develop and optimize all regional business activities with coverage of entire sales and service portfolio
  • Strengthen subsidiary’s competitive positioning within the region and increase market success, by e.g. optimizing market approach and operations with regards to regional requirements

Requirements:

  • Over 10 years of experience in leading sales of capital goods.
  • Tracking record of leadership in sales group.
  • Bachelor degree and/or master degree in business administration or engineering.
  • Deep understanding of the North European / North American mentality.
  • Fluency in Spanish and English (spoken and written).
  • Experience in following up the growth of the subsidiary’s sales.
  • Efficient management of corporate organizations.
  • Strategic thinking and capacity for long-term vision.
  • Ability to solve problems, make decisions and analyze improvement potentials.
  • Knowledge in business administration.
  • Excellent marketing skills and business sense to achieve results.
  • Strong negotiation skills and knowledge in contract management.
  • Ability to work independently and goal-oriented.
  • Strong personality and soft skills.
  • Starting date: 01.08.2020

Task and responsabilities:

Development and implementation of market strategy

  • Development of strategies and concepts according to the corporate strategy to increase market success in the respective region for sales and service
  • Implementation of the strategic roadmaps and participation in shaping the roadmaps by introducing regional objectives
  • Budget and medium-term planning for the company.
  • Discussion and coordination of budget planning with the business unit & global management
  • Definition of necessary framework conditions including resources for the successful implementation of the strategies

Tasks of market development

  • Achieving the agreed sales targets and results
  • Developing new or slightly tapped markets
  • Consolidation and expansion of existing core markets and customer relationships
  • Management of the subsidiary
  • Establishing, maintaining and further developing a potential-oriented business plan for the respective region
  • Participation in important customer meetings (e.g. contract negotiations with major customers)
  • Review of offers, contract documents and granting or coordination of approvals
  • Planning and coordination of regionally significant sales activities (trade fairs, conferences, etc.)

Organization development 

  • Personnel development & organizational: management, control and development of the staff
  • Coordination and optimization of internal processes according to given standards for operational efficiency
  • Conducting target agreement discussions, controlling and ensuring that employees achieve their goals
  • Controlling & quality management: planning and control of operational key figures
  • Delivery of relevant reports to business unit & global management

Organization development

  • Personnel development & organizational: management, control and development of the staff
  • Coordination and optimization of internal processes according to given standards for operational efficiency
  • Conducting target agreement discussions, controlling and ensuring that employees achieve their goals
  • Controlling & quality management: planning and control of operational key figures
  • Delivery of relevant reports to business unit & global management

Output & Deliverables:

  • Operative achievements for objectives (orders, turnover, growth), market share and financial figures (EBIT, cash flow etc.) which are defined by headquarter/business unit
  • Optimal customer handling of all business processes
  • Compliance with corporate rules and standards

Main Interfaces with:

  • Head of Business Unit
  • BU function heads
  • Staff
  • Global function heads

If you’re interested, please send your cv to Jobs@ongresso.com

REMOTE INTERNSHIP: MARKETING/CONTENT CREATION - Worldwide

REMOTE INTERNSHIP: MARKETING/CONTENT CREATION

Ongresso is currently looking for an intern to help with remote content creation.

Are you interested in researching and writing informative articles about international business topics and current events? Do you see the great potential of Latin America and have a special interest in learning more about international expansion?

This is your opportunity to build your resume working for an international company headquartered in Medellín, Colombia. You will gain work experience while learning more about business in Latin America from the comfort of your home (or the library).

Ongresso is a multinational company with offices in Colombia and Peru. We assist companies with successful entry and long-term growth in Latin America. Our daily challenges include overcoming cultural barriers and providing high-quality market entry consulting services based on our 10 years of experience.

Our communications team is looking for a motivated working student who will support us in documenting important economic and political developments in Latin America in addition to blogging about what it takes to successfully open and/or operate a business in the region.

YOUR TASKS

You will support our digital marketing team in content creation by researching jointly defined topics and writing short blogs to be shared on our website (approx. 1-2 blogs/week). Topics range from current events in economics and politics to FAQ’s for market entry and business operation in Latam to industry specific analyses (Mining, Cleantech, Orange Economy, etc.) in the Pacific Alliance countries: Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Currently enrolled at a university studying international business (preferably with a focus on Latin American studies)
  • Good analytical and editorial skills; Spanish skills are a plus as they open you to a wider range of sources for research, especially local primary sources
  • Independent and detail-oriented way of working
  • Curious and proactive

WHAT ONGRESSO OFFERS YOU

  • Internship credit from a foreign, multinational company
  • Your contributions will be published under your name on our website which can serve as official references of your work samples to share on LinkedIn or in future job interviews. This is an opportunity to build your own personal network by benefitting from the reach of ours
  • We offer you flexibility in terms of time and workload
  • A remote intern will have the opportunity to be selected for a future on-site internship at Ongresso headquarters in Colombia
  • Professional references and letter of recommendation

Application deadline: 10 April 2020    Your contact: interns@ongresso.com

Our Offices

Ongresso Colombia
Medellin
Cra 41 # 9 - 60 Oficina 202 
Phone: +57 4 501 73 78

Bogotá
Cra 7#116-50
Phone: +57 315 542 30 68

colombia@ongresso.com 

Ongresso Perú
Lima
Jr. Monte rosa nro. 256 dpto. 502 Urb. Chacarilla del estanque - Santiago de Surco

Phone: +51 962 206 868

peru@ongresso.com

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