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Senior Manager Job in Kenya


Our client is a leader in FMCG / Liquor Industry; owning and operating duty free travel retail shops at airports and seaports worldwide, as well as involving in brand development, marketing, and sales. 

The company is headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, operating through a network of offices and warehouses in Africa, Asia, and Europe.

Senior Manager (Retail) — Africa Region
Reporting to: Head of Retail - Africa Region
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Type of Hire: Local

Salary: Gross package of USD 2,000 — USD 2,500 — negotiable, depending on experience and skills

Duties & Responsibilities:
A. Supply Chain & Management
  • Control stocks at location in line with company’s policy;
  • Ensure that SCM team delivers as per the requirement and on a timely basis;
  • Monitor logistics for Africa locations.
  • Minimize costs to ensure best prices;
  • Order tracking, to ensure lead times are met and adhered to;
  • Coordinate with all relevant departments to ensure optimum productivity and manage lead times to location.
B. Stock Management
  • Costing, pricing and controls.
C. Retailing
  • Sales forecast for financial year for all Africa locations;
  • Day to day operations management and improvement is affected;
  • Floor and space planning is affected and well managed at locations;
  • Professional maintain merchandizing and display;
  • Branding;
  • Enhance location layouts and monitor on regular basis;
  • Ensure regular maintenance is carried out at location and visibility and appearance of all shops are in sync with the vision and master plan;
D. Projects
  • Feasibility Planning for new stores;
  • Market visits for understanding new store potential;
E. Controls
  • Generate MIS to control operations from Africa HQ
  • Pricing of products and periodical review with regional and local price points;
  • Analyze data sent by locations and authentication of sales declared by them at POS and back office;
  • Generate new MRM reports and present to Management; query locations on any anomalies and institute relevant mitigation on monthly basis;
  • Regular monitoring of the GP at locations;
  • Monitor Grid Sales report on daily basis. Mid-month report to be generated location wise to understand adherence to budgets.
  • GAP analysis to be conducted in case of deviation at respective locations.
F. Human Resources
  • Coordinate with HR and Operations Manager for recruitment or interviews;
  • Ensure implementation of induction programme and training schedules for new managers at locations;
  • Handing of any relevant HR issues of Operations Team and Managers.
Qualifications and Skills
  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification; MBA preferred;
  • Minimum of 7-15 years work related experience;
  • Strong background in FMCG / Commercial Department an added advantage;
  • Proven experience in a similar role;
  • Project Management skills an added advantage;
  • Demonstrated exceptional people management and leadership capabilities;
  • Interest to work in a diverse environment with different cultures;
  • Results-oriented senior professional requiring minimal supervision;
  • Excellent analytical, logical reasoning and creative problem solving skills;
  • Strong organizational, documentation & planning skills;
  • Customer Service focus with ability to create impact and influence;
  • Excellent communication, conflict resolution, negotiation skills;
  • Comprehension and development of complex business issues, topics, and plans;
  • Passion For quality and an eye for strategic insight.
To apply:

Candidates should only apply if they meet the above criteria.

Applications for the above positions should be sent to no later than Monday 17th September 2012.

The CV should include contacts of three referees. 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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