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General Manager Job in Kenya


Our client a Design Institution offering training in clothing construction, fashion and textile as well as interior design courses is seeking to fill the position of a General Manager reporting to the Managing Director

Main Responsibilities

1. Planning

  • Provide leadership and vision to the organization by coordinating the Board and staff in the development of one and three year strategies and plans, and with the evaluation and reporting of progress on plans and needed follow up actions.
  • Oversee preparation of quarterly and annual reports, summarizing progress against plans.
  • Research and write discussion papers, analysis documents and proposals as needed to assist the organization in determining and meeting its long and short term goals, including with innovation, diversification and above all capacity utilization.
2. HR management
  • Recruitment and contracting of company staff;
  • Build staff motivation, engagement and productivity
  • Employee development, including training;
  • Policy development and documentation;
  • Employee relations; disciplinary issues
  • Performance management and improvement systems;
  • Employment and compliance to regulatory concerns and reporting;
  • Company-wide committee facilitation including planning, production, staff and ??
  • Board of Directors, including arranging meetings and agendas, attending and minuting meetings;
3. Business development:
  • Build on the strong ECD brand
  • Manage advertising/promotion opportunities in the media and at venues.
  • Organize the availability of company members for media/PR events as necessary.
  • Oversee content, production and distribution of all marketing and publicity materials (website, social marketing, posters, program, flyers, mail outs, brochures etc) with director, designer and sales manager.
  • Oversee site embellishment to reflect a design institution
  • Seek and manage partnerships and sponsorships with employers, financial institutions, fabric suppliers etc.
  • Capitalize on alumni community (see below)
  • Market the institution to other countries
  • New product development; brand diversification
5. Financial management 
  • Provide recommendations regarding investments and cash management.
  • Oversee preparation of annual budget, regular variance statements and annual audit.
  • Provide leadership regarding overall financial health of the company.
  • Provide leadership to ensure the long-term financial sustainability of the company.
  • Provide recommendations regarding effective utilization of long and short term debt, including refinancing and purchasing/sales.
  • Provide guidelines on the pricing and costing of courses.
6. Administration management
  • Ensure client and students file integrity (record keeping, document management, analytical information where required, communication notations, etc.).
  • Maintain general oversight and insure accuracy of records.
  • Assist in development of means to increase efficiency and productivity and manage risk.
  • Oversee the cost-effective use of IT systems to support college operations.
  • Oversee the ongoing development of a rich school curriculum that makes full use of available staff, premise and other resources.
Qualifications, experience and personal strengths
  • Degree in Fashion Design, Textiles
  • Diploma in Business Administration
  • 3 years’ successful experience in a management role. Proof of building and executing strategies; innovation and entrepreneurship; motivating high performance teams
  • An interest in the development of young people
If you are qualified and up to the challenge, please send your resume and day time contact together with your salary details to recruitment@xantiaconsulting.com by 21st March 2012. 

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