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Designation:

General Manager/ Managing Director

Reference ID: REQ 0934
Summary

Senior Management Jobs in East Africa

Our client is one of the largest manufacturers and marketers of FMCG products in Africa.

They are currently looking to fill the position of General Manager/ Managing Director who will design and execute business strategy to deliver profitable top line growth in line with the Group’s vision and stakeholder expectations.

The ideal candidate will have min. 5 years senior or general management experience in a Corporate environment with in FMCG industry.

Experience:
Min: 15 Year(s) Max: 25 Year(s)
Location:

Addis Ababa (Ehtiopia)

Education: MBA/ PGDM
Industry Type:

FMCG / Foods / Beverage

Functional Area :

Top Management

Role: CEO / MD / Director
Posted Date : 2014-07-05
Desired Candidate Profile

Qualifications & Experience

  • Post Graduate Degree in Commerce or Business Management

Desired Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years senior or general management experience in a Corporate environment
  • At least 5 years FMCG industry related experience preferable
  • Understanding of the legal and regulatory framework in Ethiopia
  • Experience in working in a multinational environment
  • Proven track record in developing and implementing business strategies

 

Job Description

BUSINESS STRATEGY

  • Lead and co-ordinate the strategic planning review process
  • Sell and communicate the strategy to stakeholders and the senior management team.
  • Coordinating the strategy implementation
  • Continuous business performance review and Review progress and take corrective action

 

FUNCTIONAL STRATEGIES & OPERATING PLANS

  • Approve business unit & functional strategies and operating plans
  • Review progress and take corrective action
  • Manage regional distributors

 

BUSINESS PROFITABILITY TARGETS

  • Measure performance
  • Review targets
  • Take corrective action
  • Continuous review of financial indicators
  • Analysis of variances
  • Ensuring adherence to sound financial practices

 

BUSINESS GROWTH TARGETS

  • Develop and execute regional acquisition strategies
  • Growth plans developed after market analysis
  • Review of plans against timeframes and adjustment as necessary
  • Management and control of expenditure against budget
  • Measure performance
  • Review targets and take corrective action when necessary

 

DEVELOP CULTURE

  • Develop programs in the business with HR support to create a culture aligned with the identified culture of the Group
  • Entrenched Group values
  • Drive change management processes to integrate employees into the Group’s way of doing things where relevant.

 

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

  • Interacting and engaging with local authorities on relevant issues
  • Understanding and working within the regional dynamics
  • Obtaining advice on applicability of relevant legislation and necessary changes to business processes
  • Ensuring required processes implemented to comply with relevant legislation 

 

Key Skills: 

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES AND ABILITIES:

  • Ability to lead a strong management team
  • Ability to work with cross cultural teams
  • Results driven
  • Strong strategic thinker
  • Solid understanding of business processes
  • Good technical and marketing abilities
  • Creative and innovative thinking
  • Strong interpersonal communication, networking and influencing skills products by imparting knowledge.
Organization : One of the largest manufacturers and marketers of FMCG products.
Company Profile

Our client is one of the largest manufacturers and marketers of FMCG products in Africa.

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