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Deacons Kenya Limited Jobs: Group Operations Director

Group Operations Director
Ref: 01/6/2010
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, this role is responsible for all Business Support functions, namely Finance, Human Resource, Information Technology, Property & Procurement, Warehousing and Distribution.
Specific responsibilities include:
  • Lead strategic long-term initiatives for operational excellence;
  • Manage the effectiveness and efficiency of Business Support Services;
  • Coordinate workflow between support and front facing business retail operations;
  • Ensure deployment of appropriate operational systems, processes and policies;
  • Streamline and review requisite management reporting, for productivity;
  • Determine areas needing cost reduction and optimization;
  • Direct and coordinate procurement of non trade merchandise, and shipping, storage  and distribution of trade merchandise ;
  • Direct and coordinate property refurbishment to international franchisor standards;
  • Ensure a deep talent pipeline and an employee value proposition that engages;
  • Champion legal compliance and best practice Human Resource standards across all countries of operation;
  • Any other duties as delegated.
The successful candidate is likely to have:

  • A minimum of 10 years working experience majorly in Finance, the last 5 of which should be at a senior managerial level overseeing human resource, information technology among other administrative support roles
  • Clear strategic thinker with experience in formulating business strategies and plans and reporting at Board level;
  • Demonstrated leadership and vision managing across different staff groups, projects and initiatives;
  • Knowledge and experience in creating organizational effectiveness, managing change and implementing best practices;
  • Demonstrable experience in financial planning and analysis;
  • Good working knowledge of Regional markets and legislation;
  • Exemplify executive gravitas, leadership and solid negotiation skills;
  • Possess a Masters degree in Business Administration and be a fully qualified Certified Public Accountant;
If you believe that you can rise to a new challenge with flair and success, please submit your detailed CV with cover letter, copies of certificates and testimonials, current telephone number and email address to the address indicated below.
The Recruitment Manager,
Human Performance Dynamics Africa,
Po Box 1516-00621, Village Market
Nairobi, Kenya.
Applications should be sent directly to the above address to be received on or before July 23, 2010.
Deacons Kenya Limited has contracted Human Performance Dynamics Africa to carry out this recruitment.

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