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Job Title: General Manager

Company: Our client is a regional provider of hygiene, and energy technologies and services to the food, healthcare, industrial and hospitality markets.

Span of Authority: Accountant, procurement assistant, Business development Executives, administrative assistant, messenger

Overall Objective of This Position: The General Manager is responsible for effectively managing company operations so as to ensure the set performance goals are met.

The GM is expected to put in place operational plans that reflect the strategic objectives of the company; ensure operating and revenue targets are met, ensuring company profitability and the attainment of product quality and service standards.

Key Responsibilities

1. Leadership & Strategic Planning
  • Provide strategic leadership to company operations, working with the stakeholders and employees to deliver excellent value to clients and enable the company to maximize its revenue and market share.
  • Being instrumental in directing the company towards the company vision and mission and developing a company culture grounded on the preset company core values.
  • Develop a dynamic business strategy that is able to deliver sustained growth in respect to both turnover and profitability as envisioned in the strategic plan.
  • Play a leading role in the development of a business plan that is aligned to the strategy and market requirements, set targets for team members, continually monitor performance against that plan and take action to remedy under performance.
  • In liaison with your team develop the company budget with the approval of the Board and continuously monitor discipline in adhering to the budget.
  • Be a change companion for major organizational change initiatives, especially in relation to operational processes, procedures, technologies, methodologies and associated cultural considerations.
  • Report on the implementation of the strategic plan on a quarterly basis to the Board

2. Human Resources Management
  • Manage the entire recruitment process ensuring objectivity and acquisition of highly performing talent
  • Ensure that team members have the requisite skills to execute assigned tasks effectively and are performing to set standards and take action to remedy under-performance through implementation of performance management and training & development programs.
  • Ensure total compliance with the current labour laws and implementation of HR best practices in managing talent.
  • Develop and implement HR policies with the approval of the Board

3. Financial Management
  • Ensure effective and efficient management of company resources including finances, assets etc.
  • In liaison with the Board, develop and institutionalize effective financial controls as well as cost reduction strategies.
  • Set, manage and monitor the operational budget in consultation with the executive chairman and other function heads.
  • Ensure effective monthly financial reporting to the Board

4. Operations
  • Ensure that there are appropriate systems, processes and tools to support the effective execution of the company’s business operations and ensure that these are applied consistently.

5. Business Development & Customer Relationship
  • Develop in-depth market understanding and use this knowledge to support new product development so as to enable the company to attain an edge against competitors.
  • Work closely with the Business development team to ensure that the company is well positioned to compete effectively in respect to its product range, quality and service standards.
  • Develop a keen understanding of the target market and make sure that the strategy, business plan and marketing and promotion activities address that market.
  • Build and maintain strong business relationships with clients and monitor their needs and those of the market to identify growth opportunities.
  • Actively promote the company’s business, identifying and pursuing new business opportunities and negotiating contracts.
  • 6. Procurement systems
  • Develop and implement sound procurement systems that ensure transparency and competitive procurement of quality goods and services.       
  • Key Performance Indicators (KPI’S)
  • Sound leadership in; delivery of set revenue and profitability targets, institutionalization  of organizational culture based on company core values, 100% strategic plan implementation and budgeting and budget monitoring to achieve 100% compliance with the budget provisions.
  • Effective management of talent; highly performing and motivated workforce, 100% compliance with labour laws, a maximum of one labour dispute annually, optimization of the entire workforce and development and implementation of company HR policies.
  • Institutionalized effective financial management that include; implementation of best practice financial policies, updated asset register, timely and efficient financial reporting, ensure company profitability and financial stability.
  • Institutionalized systems, processes and tools that support business strategy implementation.
  • Developed company brand; product development to gain competitive edge, market share growth, strong customer relationships and customer focused culture within the organization and overall delivery of set sales targets.
  • Institutionalized efficient procurement process that; is transparent, inculcates the culture of cost reduction and ensures competitive bids and quality goods and services.
  • Timely and effective reporting as communicated from time to time by the Executive Chairman and or the Board.

Education:
  • A Bachelor’s degree in business related field from a recognized institution, a masters in Business administration is preferred.

Skills:
  • Excellent Interpersonal skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proven good leadership skills and business growth abilities
  • Proven negotiating skills
  • Excellent computer skills including power point presentation.

Work Experience:
  • A minimum of 10 years in a relevant industry five of which should be in a senior position.

Person Specification:
  • High integrity
  • Strong commitment to team work and self-motivation to consistently provide high quality results
  • Customer focused


Qualifying candidates should send their application letter together with detailed Curriculum Vitae to recruitment@odumont.com before COB 30th July2013.

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