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General Manager Job Vacancy

Our client, a leading perishable handler and logistics company that provides quality, affordable and timely logistic solutions to horticultural industry across Tanzania is looking for a dynamic and experienced candidate to take up the position of General Manager in Arusha, Tanzania

Duties and Responsibilities

Company Management

  • Accountable for the overall performance of the company and for the day-to-day running and management of the company’s operations
  • Leading the team in the development and implementation of the company policies and strategies under the guidance of the Board of Directors.
  • Lead in the establishment and enforcement of company’s core values, vision, mission and strategic objectives.
  • Ensure the company complies with statutory and other legal requirements locally and internationally.
  • Ensure progress reports are timely prepared and present to the Board for recommendations and advice.
  • Develop and maintain strategic relationships with partners including media, government and other private sector partners on behalf of the company (Company’s spokesperson)
  • Liaise with other stakeholders in advocating for issues concerning logistics business environment in Tanzania
  • Identify and innovate new business ideas for the company viability and sustainability
  • A Secretary and an Ex-Officio to the Board
Business Operations Management
  • Responsible for the development and timely implementation of the company’s strategic roadmap such as the business plan, action plans, marketing plan, operations plan, etc.
  • Mobilize resources for the implementation of the company’s strategies.
Financial, Human and Other Resource Management
  • Effective and efficient mobilization and management of company resources i.e human, financial, and other resources
  • Ensure availability and compliance with control and management tools i.e manuals, policies, guidelines.
  • Maintain good relationship with the suppliers and negotiate terms of contract in favor of the company with a view of reducing costs and maximizing quality
  • Lead, motivate and manage human resource to deliver quality services to customers and achieve set targets
  • Develop, implement and improve the company’s succession plan
Qualifications and Experience
  • Master’s Degree in Business Management /Logistics Management/ Clearing and Forwarding or any other related fields.
  • At least 5 years working experience in private sector leadership preferably in Logistics - Air Freight/ Sea Freight or any related fields
  • Good knowledge of customs tariff and taxation system in the logistic industry
  • Good command of English and Swahili language.
  • Advance skills in computer application are a MUST.
  • Good presentation, negotiation and analytical skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and with minimum supervision.
Preferred age 35-50, female candidates are highly encouraged to apply 

Application Procedure

Only email application with the position title placed in the subject line is accepted. 

Your application should be sent to 

The application deadline is 28th October, 2016 .

Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

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