Great Britain’s Ryan Storrie wins McDan ITF World Tour

Britain’s Ryan James Storrie stunned No.1 seed Benjamin Lock of Zimbabwe to claim the McDan ITF World Tour title at the Accra Sports Stadium Tennis Court, Ghana on Sunday.

He won the final 6-4, 6-4.

 

Storrie had a smooth ride to the finals as he defeated Ivorian Abdoulaziz Bationo 6-1,6-2 in the round 32 and continue his fine form beating Netherland’s Len Schouten 6-1,6-4.

Without dropping a set since day one Storrie overcame Portuguese Andre Gaspar Murta 6-1,6-1 and set up a clash against No.4 seed Mehluli Don Ayanda Sibanda Of Zimbabwe, beating him 6-2,6-0.

 

First set

After each player took their serves to 2-2, Storrie brilliantly forehand winner was followed by an equally breathtaking backhand to earn three break points, and the first was converted as Storrie moved forward and hammered a short ball. The crowd at Frank Ofori centre court roared as Storrie hit an outrageous winner around the net post on his way to securing the first set 6-4.

 

In the second set

At 4-4 Games all Storrie steered another of those trademark backhands down the line and raised his arms in triumph to win his first ITF Futures.

 

 

Executive chairman, McDan Group, Dr Daniel McKorley said: “l promised Ghana two things- bringing the ITF tournament to Ghana and moving Ghana tennis from  Zone III to Zone II.”

Deputy Youth and Sports Minister Perry Okudzeto commended the ITF and McDan for bringing the tournament to Ghana.

 

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Lock Brothers, Benjamin and Courtney John won the doubles Trophy.

 

The McDan ITF World Tour was sponsored by Twellium Company Limited producers of Rush Energy Drink and Verna Mineral Water, Interplast, Hollard, FOX Cooling with supports from Tennis Foundation Ghana.

The winners received cash prizes and trophies.

 

Source: Ghana/Joy Sports

Job Vacancy for a Business Head

We are looking for a High-Performing Business Head. The successful candidate will meet our customer acquisition and revenue growth objectives.

Business Head responsibilities include developing key growth sales strategies, tactics and action plans. Successful execution of these strategies is required to achieve your financial targets. Business Head duties will include hitting annual targets, building relationships and understanding customer trends.

Responsibilities

  • Own and hit/exceed annual sales targets within assigned territory and accounts
  • Develop and execute strategic plan to achieve sales targets and expand our customer base
  • Build and maintain strong, long-lasting customer relationships
  • Partner with customers to understand their business needs and objectives
  • Effectively communicate the value proposition through proposals and presentations
  • Understand category-specific landscapes and trends
  • Reporting on forces that shift tactical budgets and strategic direction of accounts

 

Requirements

  • Proven sales executive experience, meeting or exceeding targets
  • Previous experience as a sales executive, sales manager or sales and marketing Manager.
  • Ability to communicate, present and influence all levels of the organization, including executive and C-level
  • Proven ability to drive the sales process from plan to close
  • Proven ability to articulate the distinct aspects of products and services
  • Proven ability to position products against competitors
  • Demonstrable experience as head of Sales, developing client – focused, differentiated

and achievable solutions

  • Excellent listening, negotiation and presentation skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • 10-15 years of relevant industry experience
  • Graduate (1st Degree in Port & Shipping Administration or any other discipline). Preferably an MBA.

Location: Accra, Ghana

Closing Date: 26th April, 2019.

Job Vacancy for a Transport Manager

McDan Shipping  seeks to recruit a committed and hardworking individual for the position of a Transport Manager

Responsibilities

  • Manage the day-to-day running of the transport Unit
  • Develop systems and procedures for efficient and cost-effective delivery of transport services
  • Ensuring company compliance of all transport policies, legislation, and procedures
  • Prepare the annual budget and action plan for the management of transport services
  • Proactively advise management on the implementation of policies for acquisition, usage, and disposal of a vehicle
  • Design and implement vehicle maintenance programs
  • Proactively prepare and submit the monthly repairs and running cost of each vehicle to user departments
  • Prepare staff fuel cost for the attention of Line Managers
  • Ensure the availability of an adequate supply of spare parts/fuel/ lubricants
  • Efficiently managing and monitoring the transport team (which includes drivers), Fuel and the fleet of vehicles

Qualification Required & Experience

  • A Bachelor’s Degree or Diploma in Transport Management
  • At least five (5) years working in fleet and workshop management
  • Knowledge of the management of vehicles
  • Strong interpersonal and networking skills

 

Technical & Technology competencies

  Good analytical and deductive skills

  • Good negotiation skills
  • Good report writing skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Good presentation skills
  • Networking skills
  • Must be computer literate-conversant with basic word processing and spreadsheets

Location: Accra

 

How To Apply For The Job

 

Interested Applicants should fill the form below and attached their CV

Closing Date: 26th April, 2019.

Job Vacancy for Sales Executive

McDan Shipping Company Limited is looking for a proactive and aggressive Sales Executive for an exciting opportunity:

 

Job Brief

Sales Executive responsibilities include discovering and pursuing new sales prospects, negotiating deals and maintaining customer satisfaction. If you have excellent communication skills and feel comfortable reaching out to potential customers to demonstrate our services and products through cold calling, email and phone, we’d like to meet you.

 

Responsibilities

 To prospect for new clients to always meet & exceed monthly/yearly sales targets

  • You must plan persuasive approaches and pitches that will convince potential clients to do business with the company.
  • Actively seek out new sales opportunities through cold calling, networking, and social media
  • Strategic planning is a key part of this job description since it will be your responsibility to develop the pipeline of new business coming into the company.
  • This requires a thorough knowledge of the market, the solutions/services the company can provide, and of the company’s competitors.

 

Qualification Required & Experience

Minimum of HND or 1st Degree in Sales and Marketing required

  • 3-5 years’ post qualification experience in the Shipping & Logistics Industry

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

Interested applicants should fill the form below and attach their CV

Closing Date: 26th April  2019.

Job Vacancy for Sales Manager

McDan Shipping is looking for highly qualified and motivated persons for the position of Sales Manager (Logistics).

Job Brief

To develop and lead strategy and drive sales for profitability. Our ideal sales manager has in-depth knowledge of and experience with the sales process, excelling at lead generation, relationship building, and closing deals. We’re seeking a quick learner with strong negotiating skills, and someone with a track record of success who can inspire the same in others.

Key Responsibilities

 

  • Own and hit/exceed annual sales targets within assigned territory and accounts
  • Develop and execute strategic plan to achieve sales targets and expand our customer base
  • Build and maintain strong, long-lasting customer relationships
  • Partner with customers to understand their business needs and objectives
  • Effectively communicate the value proposition through proposals and presentations
  • Listen to customer requirements and present appropriate solutions to make a sale
  • Arrange meetings with potential customers to prospect for new business
  • Act as a contact between the company and its existing and potential markets
  • Negotiate the terms of an agreement and closing sales
  • Gather market and customer information
  • Review sales performance, aiming to meet or exceed targets
  • Gain a clear understanding of customers businesses and requirements
  • Make accurate, rapid cost calculations and provide customers with quotations
  • Feed future buying trends back to the employee
  • Attend team/group meetings and share best practices with colleagues

Requirements

  • 8+ years of post-qualification and industrial experience with 3 years in a senior sales/marketing (in the Shipping and Logistics industry) role with proven track record.
  • Professional certification (CIM Level 2 or better) or equivalent
  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Marketing; an MBA degree would be an added advantage.

 

Knowledge and Skills Required

• In-depth knowledge in the shipping and logistics market
• Considerable knowledge/understanding of market segmentation, value propositions and customer profiles
• Excellent knowledge of marketing and branding activities
• Good managerial, coaching and interpersonal skills in a “team” setting

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

Interested applicants should fill the form below and attach their CV

Closing Date: 26th April, 2019.

Yaa-Naa extolls McDan Group CEO

The Dagbang King, Yaa-Naa Abukari Mahama II has extolled the McDan group of companies Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for investing in the Northern Region.

The Yaa-Naa posited that Gubgbaa-Naa Daniel McKorley’s interventions would help reduce the unemployment rate in the area.

Yaa-Naa Abukari Mahama II was full of love and hugs when the McDan group of companies CEO paid the Dagbang King a surprised visit at his private residence in Tamale.

Chief Daniel McKorley went there after participating in Ghana’s 62nd Independence Anniversary held at the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium in Tamale.

Yaa-Naa Abukari Mahama II invited Chief Daniel McKorley to the Gbewaa Palace in Yendi.

The Dagbang King gave Gubgbaa-Naa Daniel McKorley a big Ram and uncountable tubers of yam.

The McDan group of companies CEO promised the Yaa-Naa a modern school complex.

He pledged to improve the well-being of the people through viable economic activities.

Gubgbaa-Naa Daniel McKorley is on a three-day visit to the north.

As part of his visit, he inaugurated a befitting school block built by the McDan Foundation at Teong, a deprived community in the Tempane district of the Upper East Region.

He also launched the McDan Endowment Fund to help government achieve its dream of eliminating schools under trees.

He further launched a tree planting and clean up projects to promote good sanitary practices.

Source: Ghanaweb

Ghana is fast losing the battle for quality and relevant Education – Dr. Daniel McKorley

Group Chairman of the McDan Group, Dr. Daniel McKorley has said Ghana is fast losing the battle for quality and relevant Education.

Dr. McKorley who was a guest speaker at the 2018 edition of the SME and Young CEO’s Summit explained that our ability to become competitive and stay at the upper levels of global business depends on our ability to produce and retain skilled and competent labor. That means that Ghana’s education must be world class in the caliber of people trained for the job market. Yet, as we are all aware, this is one area we may not be doing too well. From content to focus and philosophy, our graduates have consistently exhibited shortcomings once they are absorbed into business.

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The reigning Marketing Man of the year observed further that “Our universities have been criticized for failing to craft subjects and syllabi that reflect the needs of industry and the complexities of modern business. But who is listening? Not much seem to be change in the midst of this complaint.

 

“I need to stress that Industry itself has been accused of being aloof and detached and not investing in the development of education and academic research. Wherever the blame lies, one thing is clear; Ghana is fast losing the battle for quality and relevant education and the earlier something is done about this the better it is to avoid the necessity of having to import skilled labor in the future Dr. McKorley opined.

GRA revokes licenses of some freight forwarders for under declaration

The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has revoked the licenses of some freight forwarders for falsifying the port of loading from India to other countries.

According to the Customs Division of the GRA, the companies under declared the values presented to Customs for duty and tax purposes.

The actions of the companies are said to have resulted in Ghana losing millions of cedis.

A publication in the dailies assured that “Efforts are underway to retrieve all revenue undeclared”.

“GRA wishes to advise the importers, freight forwarders and the trading public to desist from falsifying their import document submitted to GRA,” a statement from the authority added.

Below is a list of the companies

  1. Nasowah Enterprise
  2. Abacus Digital Media Limited
  3. Wayglow Ent
  4. Fantega Company Limited
  5. Too Smart Enterprise
  6. Dovis Clearing House Limited
  7. Africdream Limited
  8. Blessed Yako Company
  9. SDF Import and Export
  10. Danaya Transit Limited
  11. Hangola Ghana
  12. Ssttles Village
  13. Baat Company
  14. Soka Shipping
  15. 2cs Shipping
  16. FEHX Water

By: citibusinessnews.com/Ghana

McDan 2018 Entrepreneurship challenge; 600 applicants shortlisted

Some 600 applicants have been shortlisted countrywide for the semi-finals of the maiden edition of the McDan 2018 Entrepreneurship challenge.

The successful applicants were screened from the total of 5,556 who initially applied.

The 13 week TV reality show will offer participants the opportunity to pitch their business ideas to a four-member jury throughout the period. The competition will also afford the contestants the chance to benefit from a mentoring and a coaching program under the auspices of the McDan Group of Companies.

At the end of the McDan Challenge competition, one of the participants will walk away with 100,000 dollars to start or hold up his or her dream business plus a fully paid trip to the United States. Both the first and second runner-ups will also win 4,000 dollars each to invest it into their businesses.

Source: myjoyonline.com

McDan grabs two top awards in 2017

The McDan Group has picked two high profile mementos in separate Awards ceremonies recently.

Last Thursday, McDan Shipping, a subsidiary of the McDan Group emerged as Ghana Club 100, Number 36 company; the only shipping firm in the prestigious Awards ceremony.

The renowned company’s works attracted the attention of the United Kingdom Ghana Chamber of Commerce (UKGCC) maiden Business Excellence Awards as logistics company of the year; shrugging off stiff opposition from giants in the industry.

Mrs Abigail McKorley(L) receiving the Ghana club 100, 36th company award from Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta

Group chairman, Dr Daniel Mckorley described the feats as recognition of some investments and sacrifices the company has made.

Dr Mckorley mentioned “The company has made great strides over the years. We would continue to work towards meeting our clients and stakeholders requirements and needs in a timely and competitive manner.”

SOURCE: Myjoyonline.com