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Nov 27, 2017

General Manager Job Opportunity in Kenya

Job Vacancy: General Manager
Duty Station: Mombasa Road with frequent field visits
Salary: KShs. 80K - 100K gross monthly with bonuses and commissions based on performance

This role requires a candidate with heavier Operational (70%) than Finance Experience (30%- ability to review, advise and suggest recommendations to business operations based on Financial reports), although both are necessary. 

Please do NOT apply if you are not qualified. Your CV will be ejected from our system.

Our client a producer, packer and exporter  /importer of only the best fine quality fruits and vegetables is seeking to hire a high performing General Manager with at least 5 years' managerial experience in the retail, supply chain, fresh produce, FMMCG or related industries. 

The General Manager will deputize the CEO, oversee operations and handle duties delegated by the CEO. 

Flexibility is key as the person may be required to work some weekends.
Job Description
Manage the company’s portfolio and advance the company’s expansion strategy
  • Oversee and coordinate all the prospecting and customer management functions ensuring that they are performed with the highest efficiency and that customers are happy
  • Ensuring smooth collaboration with the stores teams and improve processes based on customers’ feedback
  • Work with the CEO to design and implement ideas and strategies to introduce new products, services, acquire new customers and break into new markets
  • Directly manage the relationship with key accounts in the portfolio guaranteeing a high level of customer satisfaction
Develop and lead a high performing operations team
  • Invest in coaching and development of your team, taking advantage of opportunities to grow team members’ responsibilities
  • Maintain a high-performance culture, designing a motivating compensation policy and rewarding outstanding accomplishment
  • Hire and coach new talents into the team as dictated by the expansion strategy
Implement and manage the ERP system to effectively track activities and sales
  • Effectively utilize the Enterprise Resource Planning system (ERP) ensuring that all teams input the right data to get the right set of reports
  • Track sales to ensure that accuracy in reports
  • Manage all revenue targets ensuring that they are met
  • Find opportunities to develop and improve systems, delegate responsibilities to enable the team to handle more work with increasing complexity
  • Introduce key control points, allowing you to maintain quality and accuracy of the growing activities within your area of responsibility
  • Be a holder of Bachelor’s degree in Business related field;
  • Knowledge of operations, policies, procedures and legalities relevant to operations of a fresh produce business will be an added advantage
  • A strong leader with at least 5 years' managerial experience in the retail, supply chain, fresh produce or related industries;
  • Proven track record of motivating and developing your direct reports.
  • Ability to manage key customers’ relationships in another organization and are effective at building, maintaining and growing such relationships independently.
  • You have an entrepreneurial streak and have drawn energy from working in a young company, start-up environment or other environment of rapid growth and change.
  • You thrive when you are able to take initiative, you are considered very self-managing and do best in an environment where you are given high-level goals and take initiative to achieve them.
  • You are confident in your own ability to perform and inspire others to perform, and you are eager to take on responsibility for a key team within our company. You find the prospect of being rewarded according to your ability to grow a team extremely motivating.
  • You have experience developing and implementing management systems within an organization, and value the structure and predictability they bring.
To apply, send your CV ONLY to [email protected]
Please note you are encouraged to attach your resume in Microsoft Word® formatting. 

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the right candidate is identified. 

Only qualified candidates will be invited for interviews.

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