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CEO/Managing Director Job Vacancy in Kenya

Our client, a medium sized local oil company is seeking a vibrant and energetic Chief Executive Officer/Managing Director with strong values, who can manage change, to lead and manage its growing business.

This is a high profile, challenging position in a highly competitive sector requiring strong marketing, financial and interpersonal skills. The company is ISO certified and is currently undertaking a review of its strategic plan.
Job Objective
  • The purpose of this position is to steer the company to realise its vision and strategic intent as defined by the Board and implement the company’s strategic plan while maintaining a compliant, ethical and safe environment.
Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop the company’s strategic plan and ensure its timely implementation;
  • Formulate and oversee the implementation of major corporate policies;
  • Manage an efficient and profitable operation ensuring adequate return on investment to shareholders;
  • Direct and coordinate the company’s operations and overall administration so as to ensure that the various units of the company operate in conformity with overall performance targets and ensure compliance with sector regulations;
  • Develop and maintain a robust and conducive work environment for attracting retaining and motivating employees;
  • Provide technical support and advice on strategic directions to the company and inspirational leadership to the staff for increased profitability;
  • Ensure the protection and growth of the company’s assets;
  • Effective supervision of day to day operations of the company.
Qualifications, Experience and other Requirements
  • While practical, relevant and adequate knowledge of the downstream marketing & distribution industry is essential, candidates must have worked in supply and trading in an oil company and also satisfy the following:
  • Masters degree, preferably in Business Management and Administration, Finance or Engineering; a PhD will be an added advantage;
  • 10 years experience at senior management level in commercial business environment of which at least 6 years should be in the petroleum sector;
  • Candidates should show an excellent track record of inspirational leadership and ability to put together, motivate and develop a cohesive management team and an efficient workforce;
  • High proficiency in ICT is mandatory, with a passion for using ICT in improving business operations;
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills;
  • Be an energetic, self driven person of impeccable integrity and honesty;
  • Should be result oriented and energetic, able to lead a dynamic team;
  • International business exposure/experience would be an added advantage.
  • Experience in ISO certified environment is also an added advantage
  • Good knowledge of ethics, governance and operation of boards and management teams will be an added advantage.
A competitive package and great opportunities forgrowth in an excellent open environment
will be offered.
Ref No:112/CS/FN

Send your application and detailed CV with a daytime telephone number and copies of your key certificates and testimonials by hand, email (CV only), courier or post so as to reach us by 9th August 2010. Give 3 business related referees.

Hawkins Associates Ltd.
Human, Resources consultants
215, Muthangari Rd, Lavingtcn
P.O.Box 30684, 00100 Nairobi, Kenya
E-Mail: hawkins.associates@khigroup.com


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