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General Manager Job in Embu Kenya

Our client, a nut processing and packaging plant based in Embu, seeks to fill the position of a General Manager.

The organization is committed to sustainable and profitable growth through their market expertise, financial strength and international contacts.

Due to re-organisation in the business and the continued growth, they now require a dynamic focused self starter to act as General Manager to lead the existing team in order that we further develop an integrated and sustainable strategy for their nut processing business.

Responsibilities include:
  • To plan, develop and implement a lean strategy aligned to the company’s business plan which delivers best practice within the processing operation and therefore long term sustainable competitive advantage, growth and profitability;
  • Through effective communication and mentoring, lead, manage and develop individuals and the team.
  • Contribute to the management of the company, promoting a culture that enables people to think, be stimulated, enjoy what they do and have the perception that being a member of the team and business is of value to them.
  • Ten years demonstrable senior operational & managerial experience, devising and implementing business relevant strategy within a large company preferably in the horticultural sector.
  • Depth of skill and experience should ensure that sound people, line management and functional competence cannot be taken for granted;
  • Have a good working knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling horticultural products both locally and in the export markets. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems;
  • Understanding and experience working with European markets;
  • Self driven, reliant and motivated, being energetic and positive in outlook with hands on approach to see things through to completion;
  • Experience working with and liaising with farmers to ensure a constant supply of raw materials;
  • Experience in handling and planning across a multi-site operation with good project management and preferably lean manufacturing knowledge;
  • Able to structure a plan, marshal resources, work as a team and deliver on commitments;
  • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills: persuasive and with the gravitas to gain senior management confidence; and
  • Should be a graduate with experience of agricultural, horticultural (or related) sector(s) being an advantage;
  • Sound knowledge of marketing;
  • Knowledge of French will be an added advantage
If you are qualified and up to the challenge, please send your resume and day time contact to by 1st December 2011.

Please note that only qualified candidates will be contacted.

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