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Recruitment in a Retail Chain Superstore

Our client, a retail chain superstore, opening up in Addis Ababa Ethiopia seeks to hire the following immediately.

Applications are open to Kenyan nationals as well with Experience in chain stores as Uchumi, Nakumatt and related with the pre-requisite experience as indicated per job profile.

Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

Please do not apply if you do not meet the set minimum requirements.

Qualified Candidates will receive commensurate and attractive remuneration.

Those who speak Amharic are preferred though not necessary

1. Finance Director

Requirements
  • Master degree in the field of economics/business administration
  • 10-15 years of professional work experience, thereof 5 -7 years in corporate finance with strong past exposure to finance & accounting, HR, legal, IT and if possible to quality assurance
  • Exceptional expertise in corporate finance, Ethiopian accounting and legal standards
  • Strong analytical and communications skill-set
  • Determination, decisiveness, accountability as well as self-confidence
  • Previous work experience in Ethiopia is a plus
  • Native speaker in Amharic(not neccessary) and fluent in English

Organizational Role and Reporting Lines

Reports to: General manager

Supervises: All support function heads (HR, IT, Legal, Finance & Controlling, Quality Assurance)

External Relations: Banks, auditors, ERCA

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Is responsible for the budget setting process and follows up on actual financial performance versus budget
  • Coordinates the preparation of financial statements, financial reports, financial model, special analysis and information reports
  • Performs financial analysis to support financial investments • Manages the development and implementation of finance, accounting, billing, and auditing procedures
  • Analyzes cash flow, cost controls, and expenses to guide departments and oversees cash management across the stores
  • Oversees support functions, responsible for team building and support function delivery

Performance Measures
  • Total revenue, ETB
  • Total net profit after tax, ETB
  • Net cash position, ETB
  • Working capital, days
  • Number of inventory days, #
  • Number of AR1 and AP2 days, #
  • Capital costs, % of total debt
  • Actual vs. budget cost of support functions (HR, IT, Legal, Finance & Controlling, Quality Assurance)

2. Head of IT

Requirements
  • Bachelors degree or higher in computer engineering or computer science or equivalent is required
  • >10 years of experience, with at least 5 years in an IT management position within a large local or multinational company
  • Experience in wholesale/retail/distribution industries
  • Strong experience in IT planning and project management
  • Strong dedication and service orientation, as well as ability to develop simple yet impactful IT solutions
  • Previous work experience in Ethiopia is a plus
  • Fluent in English, proficiency in Amharic preferred though not necessary

Organizational Role and Reporting Lines

Reports to: Finance director

Supervises: IT department

External Relations: IT suppliers (hardware, software) and service providers

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Manages the development and implementation of an IT strategy that supports the financial and business goals
  • Prepares, secures and manages annual IT budget
  • Identifies, recommends and sources IT architecture, infrastructure and applications to meet business needs
  • Ensures continuous monitoring, troubleshooting, maintenance and enhancement of whole IT equipment
  • Ensures required external technical support when issues cannot be resolved in-house

Performance Measures
  • Timeliness and quality of implementation of IT projects, rating
  • IT opex actual vs. budget, %
  • IT capex actual vs. budget, %
  • IT skills/capabilities development, # of trainings hours
  • Staff turnover, %
  • User satisfaction, %

3. Store Operations Head

Requirements
  • At least BS degree preferably in the field of economics/business administration or engineering
  • At least 5-10 years of professional work experience, thereof minimum 3-5 years at senior level in retail/distribution/wholesale/FMCG industry
  • Experience in the management, coordination and execution of operational activities in retail/wholesale/distribution/FMCG
  • Ability to build strong relationships, strong communication skills, entrepreneurial and hands-on attitude
  • Previous work experience in Ethiopia is a plus
  • Native speaker in Amharic and fluent in English

Organizational Role and Reporting Lines

Reports to: General manager

Supervises: Store operations managers (Regional managers at a later stage)

External relations: Suppliers/Service providers of stores (e.g. in-store equipment / maintenance / service suppliers, construction company)

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Develops, secures and manages budget for operations function
  • Monitors, manages and reports financial and operational performance of all ETE stores
  • Defines in-store policies and procedures, and monitors their effective implementation
  • Plans and initiates required actions for in-store improvements
  • Leads the operations function and ensures staff are provided with adequate training and development to ensure offering quality
  • Ensures availability of in-store staff and equipment through hiring and sourcing

Performance Measures
  • Total store revenues and total store profit, vs. budget ETB
  • Total store operations costs actual vs. budget, %
  • OPEX per m2 sales area, ETB/sqm operational
  • Training hours per employee (in-store level), #
  • Wastage & shrinkage, % of sales
  • Labor productivity, ETB per store operations FTE

4. Supply Chain (SC) Head

Requirements
  • BS degree or higher in the field of engineering or any related
  • 10-15 years of professional work experience thereof minimum3-5 years at senior level in retail/wholesale/distribution/ warehouse/FMCG
  • In-depth knowledge of supply chain processes and procedures for food categories, development & maintenance of SC infrastructure, and inventory management
  • High attention to detail, ability to solve complex problems and to rigorously execute SC development projects
  • Previous work experience in Ethiopia is a plus
  • Native speaker in Amharic –not necessarily and fluent in English
Organizational Role and Reporting Lines

Reports to: General manager

Supervises
  1. Logistics
  2. Development & Maintenance
  3. Inventory Management
  4. Custom clearance
  5. External relations
  6. Key logistic partners

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Develops, secures and manages budget for SC function
  • Directs and oversees the strategic planning process, including SC network design and implementation for new store locations
  • Manages all logistics activities across the country, including inbound & outbound traffic activities (e.g. custom clearance), warehousing activities (e.g. stock keeping), inventory levels
  • Oversees execution of development & maintenance activities
  • Facilitates interaction with key organizational functions (Merchandise, Store Operations) to optimize the supply chain and minimize inventory
  • Identifies and implements SC improvement measures

Performance Measures
  • Total SC costs actual vs. budget, %
  • OPEX per m2 warehouse area vs. budget, ETB/sqm operational
  • CAPEX m2 warehouse area vs. budget, SAR/sqm developed
  • Logistics lead time for clearance, receiving, delivery etc., days vs. targets
  • Inventory levels vs. targets
  • Out of stock ratio, % of SKUs available/ SKUs listed
  • Delivery accuracy, % of delivery orders
  • Warehouse wastage & shrinkage, % of total inventory value

5. Head of Stores

Requirements
  • BS degree or higher in the field of engineering or any related
  • 10-15 years of professional work experience thereof minimum 3-5 years at senior level in retail/wholesale/distribution/warehouse/FMCG
  • Demonstrated planning and execution expertise given complex environments for store/warehouse/production facility expansion and/or development projects
  • Strong project management skills and results orientation;
  • Ability to plan, supervise and deliver multiple construction/refurbishment projects
  • Previous work experience in Ethiopia is a plus
  • Native speaker in Amharic and fluent in English
Organizational Role and Reporting Lines

Reports to: General manager

Supervises
  1. Expansion manager(s)
  2. Project manager(s)
  3. External relations
  4. Building companies, city/governmental administration

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Develops, secures and manages budget for SD function
  • Leads the execution of the short-to-medium term expansion plans and timeline based on the defined network roll-out strategy
  • Conducts field trips to roll-out cities to gather required local knowledge for project execution purposes (e.g. identify sites, get all the required permissions, …)
  • Plans, supervises and executes construction/refurbishment of new store development projects
  • Manages tenders for store building, refurbishments and instore equipment (e.g. shelves)
  • Collaborates on a frequent basis with store operations team to smoothly handover development projects upon finalization

Performance Measures
  • Total number of stores opened vs. plan, #
  • Timeliness & quality of implementation of SD projects, rating
  • Total store development costs actual vs. budget, %
  • OPEX per m2 store area vs. budget, ETB/sqm operational
  • CAPEX m2 store area vs. budget, SAR/sqm developed
  • Customer, Merchandising & Sourcing (CMS) Head


Requirements
  • BS degree or higher in the field of economics/business administration or engineering
  • 10-15 years of professional work experience thereof minimum 3-5 years at senior level in retail/wholesale/distribution/FMCG
  • Experience in retail/HoReCa/wholesale business dynamics, supply markets, competitive situation and consumer trends
  • Strong methodological capabilities in category management
  • Exceptional business acumen, leadership and negotiations skills
  • Previous work experience in Ethiopia is a plus
  • Native speaker in Amharic and fluent in English
Organizational Role and Reporting Lines

Reports to:- General manager

Supervises
  1. Customer management
  2. Marketing & Promotion
  3. Sourcing/Merchandising
  4. External relations


Key customers, Suppliers, Marketing & promotion agencies

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Develops, secures and manages budget for CMS function
  • Responsible for development and execution of commercial strategy as defined per business plan
  • Supervises Customer Management, Sourcing/Merchandising and Marketing & Promotion functions
  • Ensures definition and refinement of Sourcing/Merchandising strategy incl. range, sourcing, space planning and pricing
  • Ensures planning and execution of promotional activities, customer acquisition and retention to increase sales
  • Ensures close collaboration with other key functions, such as store operations , store development and supply chain

Performance Measures
  • Like for like growth in revenues and sales vs. budget, % and ETB
  • Total CMS costs actual vs. budget, %
  • Value of supplier contributions (e.g. discounts, promotion support, new store opening contribution, listing fees) vs. budget, ETB
  • Number of SKUs sourced, #
  • Out-of-stock ratio, % of SKUs listed
  • Number of new customers registered, #
  • Average customer basket size, ETB

All applications to reach hiring manager

Careers in Afrika
P.O Box 75559-00200
Nairobi


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