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General Manager Job in Kenya - The Language Solutions & Business Communication Limited

We are the premier language solutions provider in the East African region offering Language Training, Translation, Voice overs, Scribing, Rapporteuring and Interpretation Services to various industries and stakeholders in over 12 international languages.

We assist our clients through the design and development of services that require multilingual solutions. We strive to offer superior cross-cultural consulting services.

Our vision is, ‘To be the leading Communication and Language School in the Region’ and our mission is, ‘To break communication barriers, enhance career opportunities and cultural relations as we boost global business interactions’.

Our Core Values include Integrity, Honesty, Commitment, Determination, Understanding and Consideration.

Our language expertise includes Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, Chinese (Mandarin), Japanese, Swedish, Arabic, Indonesian, Afghan, Russian, Swahili, Luo, Luhya, Kikuyu, Kamba, Maasai, Xhosa, Zulu, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, Ndebele, Shona, Amharic and Somali just to mention a few.

L5BC’s head office is at Pamstech House, 3rd Floor, Woodvale Grove in Westlands, Nairobi and we have a Language Centre in Hurlingham Shopping Centre along Argwings Kodhek Road.

The General Manager position

We are seeking to fill the position with an experienced leader who has an entrepreneurial mind, is a strategic thinker and an excellent communicator able to operate in a diverse multi-cultural and dynamic private and public sector environment.

Reporting to the Chairperson of the Board of Directors, and based in our Nairobi Office, the General Manager will be responsible for the growth and development of the Company and will be expected to among other things:

  • Develop and recommend for approval business proposals, plans, budgets, guidelines and ensure effective and efficient implementation of the agreed decisions.
  • Set up the business cycle and ensuring that operations are being executed in accordance with the approved policies and procedures.
  • Establish internal monitoring and control systems, processes and procedures for the Company.
  • Plan, coordinate and control daily operations of the organisation.
  • Review operations results of the Company against established objectives and targets and taking remedial action on unsatisfactory results.
  • Establish and maintain an effective system of communication throughout the organisation.
  • Effectively manage the staff of the organisation, set performance standards, monitor, guide, train, develop and discipline.
Key Qualifications

The ideal candidate will be a holder of a University Degree in Education, Commerce, Social Sciences or Languages and Linguistics with leadership experience in the service and hospitality industry or the private education sector.

He/she should be a self-confident, pragmatic, innovative, visionary and transformative leader with exceptional communication skills, interpersonal skills, an analytical mind, problem solving skills and the ability to anticipate future client needs.

They should be very knowledgeable in the service and hospitality industry with a personal entrepreneurial drive, a calculated risk taker with a win-win-win approach to business and stakeholder management.

International exposure and experience in dealing with multi-cultural and multi-racial teams will be an added advantage.

The position is on a three (3) year renewable contract based on annual performance reviews.

Applications demonstrating how your profile and experience matches our requirements, including an up to date C.V., names and addresses of three referees, current remuneration package, valid email address and daytime contact telephone number, should be sent to the address below so as to reach on or before 4th February, 2011.

Language Solutions & Business Communication Ltd
Woodvale Groove, Pamstech Hse, 3rd Flr
P.O Box 14384 00800 Westlands Nairobi.

Tel: 020 4454135/6

Cell: 0713 462 306


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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