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Jun 30, 2017

Information Technology Company Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Job in Kenya

Exciting Career Opportunities in a leading Information Technology Company
Location: East Africa
Industry: Computing & Information Technology
Function: Senior Management / Executive
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Our client is a well-established and respected computing and technology oriented business.  

The company is certified reseller and partner for leading global computer and information technology brands like Oracle, Microsoft, and Dell among others. 

They are currently looking for an experienced and self-driven individual to join the team as the Chief Executive Officer.

Job Overview: Reporting to the Board of Directors, this role will see you lead the highly skilled and passionate team, driving the business forward in the growing African ICT market. 

You will be responsible for controlling all strategic and business aspects of the organisation, with a key focus on business development, marketing, identifying and creating new commercial partnerships, financial management, strategic planning and staff management. 

Utilising your experience and ability to see the big picture, you will create a long-term vision for the organisation and inspire the team towards these goals.

What you will need to succeed

The ideal applicant will be an inspiring leader with strong business acumen and experience in a high-level management role. 

Strategically minded, you will have the ability to identify and analyse commercial opportunities and work collaboratively with other organisations to develop mutually beneficial partnerships. 

You will have a people focused approach to your work, be able to lead a highly skilled technical team and have the ability to analyse information to make informed commercial decisions.

Experience within the ICT sector is not essential but would be highly regarded.

Job Description
  • Ability to define, in conjunction with the Board, the strategy for the company and updates thereof, taking cognisance of the wider Group strategy;
  • Formulation of proposed investment plans to support and implement the strategy in conjunction with the CFO;
  • Formulation of budgets and operational tactics to execute the strategy and investment plans in conjunction with the CFO;
  • Be continuously aware of market and wider environment circumstances and developments which inform the definition of the strategy, investment plans, budgets and tactics and keep the board updated on such developments;
  • Effectively communicate the strategy and tactics to the Board of Directors and wider staff to attain alignment and execution
  • Select and appoint (in consultation with the board), lead and manage, encourage and retain the senior executive team of the company;
  • Be responsible for the overall profitability of the business in conformity with defined and agreed budgets.
  • Ensure the company conducts its business and the CEO conducts himself/ herself in a most ethical manner at all times
  • Manage the relationships of the company with important stakeholders, including the Regulator, Government and shareholders;
  • Be the primary spokesperson for the Company in all interactions with the press, the financial community and the public markets;
  • Develop performance measurements and ensure these metrics are achieved;
Client Management
  • Ability to work closely with the Business Development Officers and other senior executives to spearhead continued and meaningful sales growth within the business (existing and new clients and existing and new products) and ensure appropriate visibility and control of churn
  • Participate in the acquisition and retention of strategic and large clients of the business and promote “solution selling” by the company
  • Build personal relationships with key customers and ensure a suitably diverse relationship web exists with the client across the company commensurate with client size and importance.
  • The ability to network at senior levels to both promote the business and generate high value opportunities
  • The ability to define and communicate an appropriate strategy for the business
  • Demonstrate leadership to drive the implementation of the strategy
Attributes/ Skills
  • Significant international business network
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to engage with people
  • Held similar senior role for at least 8 years
  • Creative and imaginative with strong ability to envision how the business could be changed to effect continuous improvement
  • Results focused and motivated to achieve objectives
  • Makes balanced decisions quickly and intelligently
  • Pro-active problem solving style
  • Provides leadership
  • Assertive
  • Good communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage an implement a broad strategic agenda simultaneously
  • Flexibility in a fast changing environment and willing to “roll up his/ her sleeves” when required.
  • Financial knowledge sufficient to interpret monthly management account results and financial trends and implications
  • Advanced business qualification desirable
  • Reasonable industry relevant technical understanding helpful but not essential
Qualifications / Skills / Experience
  • A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
  • Preferably a Master’s degree in MBA or other related field will be an added advantage.
  • Experience in Leadership role, managing a high performing team.
  • Ability to provide strategy direction with all round people skills
  • A minimum of 8 years working experience preferably, 5 years of which must be in a senior management position.
How to Apply

If you meet the said requirements and are passionate enough to be part of a great team, send your application in confidence by email attaching your latest CV to: 
The Recruiter, 
[email protected]
NB: Clearly state the position you are applying for in the subject line of the email and indicate your current and expected salary.

Closing date for applications is Friday 14th July 2017. 

Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.                   

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