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Our Client: A FMCG start-up in the bottled and drinking-water segment in Tanzania.
Job Title: CEO
Overseeing: Finance, Logistics, Sales, Marketing
Reporting To: Board of Directors
Job Purpose: To give overall direction and leadership toward the achievement of the company’s vision, mission, and annual goals and objectives.

Job Location: Bunena, Bukoba Municipality, Tanzania (Open to EAC Nationals)

  • Develop and implement an annual business plan that successfully delivers results and meets strategic objectives of the company
  • Ensure the company consistently presents a credible and positive image to its stakeholders and the general public
  • Manage and hold responsibility for business decisions
  • Manage investment and business risks
  • Collaborate with the Board to define and articulate the company’s vision and to develop strategies for achieving that vision;
  • Lead the implementation of the organization’s Strategy with the Board and proactively provide insights and direction to the implementation of committed and planned projects on time and budget;
  • Develop organizational key performance indicators that support the strategic direction set by the Board and correlate with annual operating budgets;
  • Oversee the complete operations of the organization in accordance with the direction established in the strategic plans;
  • Establish effective internal monitoring and control systems in executing the Strategy;
  • Inform the Board and about trends, issues, problems and activities in order to facilitate policy-making;
  • Direct the organization’s business growth as well as increase the company’s market share and revenue;
  • Keep the Board fully informed on the financial health of the organization and all the critical factors influencing the company;
  • Oversee implementation of standards and controls, systems and procedures, and regular evaluations across all business units within the organization;
  • Provide general oversight of all organizational operations in order to ensure a smoothly functioning and efficient organization;
  • Evaluate the company and Executive staff’s performance on a quarterly basis;
  • Manage good relations with external stakeholders in order to build a strong corporate image;
  • Inculcate a result-based management culture as well as a robust and conducive work environment to improve performance and accountability for all staff.
Board member duties:
  • Contribute to the development of the Strategic Plan by determining strategic options, selecting those to be pursued, and deciding the means to implement and support them;
  • Contribute to the development of the mission and vision of the organization and assuring that all actions are related to and adhere to that mission;
  • Set overall corporate policies in line with the organization’s vision, mission and strategic plan;
  • Attend, contribute and deliberate on issues presented at Board meetings;
  • Recommend policy positions to the Board.
Qualifications and Skills:
  • A minimum of a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Commerce, Management or other related field
  • Fluent in both written and spoken English and Kiswahili
  • Demonstrated distinguished leadership with a track record of achievements in the private sector backed with a minimum ten (5) years in senior management / executive level roles.
  • Experience in nurturing corporate business relationships and establishment of long-term symbiotic partnerships with external stakeholders;
  • Demonstrated results in growing a business or expanding a market;
  • Proven track record of meeting and exceeding sales or other equally challenging business objectives.
  • Strong product solution selling skills, including extensive experience calling on key executives.
  • Profound understanding of business dynamics within area of control, as a basis for informed business decision-making.
  • Competitive intelligence in account planning and sales activities to develop counter strategies that will neutralize competitive influence on the customer's buying decisions.
  • Ability to make decisions
  • Ability to think and act strategically
  • Analytical skills
  • Ability to delegate
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Ability to take initiative
  • Planning and coordinating skills
  • Ability to network, build and maintain relationships
  • High level of integrity and dependability
  • Salary negotiable depending on experience and qualifications
  • Employment available under a two years’ contract renewable on merit
Send your CV (in Word format) titled with your Name via email with the Subject Line as “CEO
Tanzania” to not later than 4 April 2016. 

No phone calls please.

In your application, please specify:
1.    Current Gross Salary with Benefits;
2.    Expected Gross Salary with Benefits; and
3.    Experience in FMCG Sector.

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