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Chief Executive Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya

Chief Executive Officer
Reports to: Board of Directors

Job Summary
To lead and manage the profitable development of an organization’s Business to ensure it achieves its objectives and capture all opportunities for profitable growth; develop an effective working relationship with all stakeholders 

To provide the vision, leadership and strategic direction that the organization needs to achieve its goals, and collaborate with the management team to execute the goals and achieve the mission and vision of the organization. 

The CEO has leadership accountability for all plans (both strategic and tactical) that ultimately result in growing share, volume, profit to meet and exceed set goals

In addition to the operational aspects of the business the CEO is responsible for the building a strong winning culture, leading change and building capability in the organization; as well as, managing relationships with key stakeholders (The Coca-Cola Company, Government officials, NGOs, Board of Directors, etc.). 

The CEO is responsible for all operational activities, organization and market growth. 

The scope of the role encompasses supply chain forecasting to selling and distribution, finance P&L, infrastructure development, integration of businesses and organization development.  

The CEO will make recommendations on long term strategies for business growth.  

The CEO plans, directs and control activities of the business to accomplish budgeted financial objectives in terms of cash, operating profit, economic profit, ROIC and volume targets. 

All of which has been established and agreed upon by the board.

Key Responsibilities
A. Leadership & Development
  • Creates and clearly communicates organization strategy and vision
  • Evaluates existing strategies and plan against changing competitive and market landscape; evolves plans as appropriate and leads change efforts required to deliver evolved plans
  • Drives and supports a culture of innovation and idea generation that creates winning ideas – sets example for associates to “act as an owner” of business
  • Ensures organizational structure is aligned to needs to the business
  • Creates a culture of high performing teams grounded in the core values that lead to high employee engagement
People Development
  • Build people capability. Assess competencies and create development programs to develop employees across the organization (both white and blue collar).  Allocate resources (human, financial etc.) in a manner which maximizes returns across the Company and develops the organizational capabilities, through building the knowledge, skills, work process and human capital. Conducts hiring and terminations, performance and development plans, salary and other compensation programs as necessary.
  • Motivates, develops, and coaches leaders and holds them accountable for doing the same with their people
  • Places high priority on capability development to ensure strong succession pipeline.
  • Forecasts future organization capability and executes necessary plans ahead of need
  • Provides holistic employee value proposition programs that attract and retain talent
  • Builds a diverse workforce and leverages the different talents to deliver differentiated results.
B. Business Fundamentals
Business planning, performance and development
  • Has full responsibility in directing the strategy, development and preparation of short and long term plans and budgets based upon broad corporate goals and growth objectives
  • Prepares strategies and action plans for business growth in agreement with superior and take measures to ensure implementation.
  • Endorse policies in relation to the manufacturing operations ensuring adherence to quality, environmental and safety standards.
  • Oversee quality of product, cost of production, warehousing and maintenance of building, equipment, plant security and protection.
  • Market/plant operations & asset management including:
a) Ensure proper tracking and management of company assets through effectively and efficiently using the available resources
b) Responsible for management of the plant operations including manufacturing, logistics & distribution
  • Responsible for leading corporate social responsibility
  • Guiding and directing the management team in development, distribution, promotion and sales of the company’s products throughout the region.
  • Ensure achievement of sales budget for all brands and packs in both physical and unit cases as per plant by timely preparation and implementation of execution plan.
  • Ensure product and package availability through properly utilizing and monitoring the sales force and company resources to develop, maintain and increase the outlet base.
Financial performance
  • General Management accountability including profit & loss and balance sheet accountability and employing revenue management. Responsible for total supply chain cost, DME, opex including sales opex and sales discounts.  Responsible from cash flow and cash considerations (ROI, bank loans etc.)
  • Responsible for the profitability of the business
  • Responsible for decision making on important financial matters.
  • Ensure proper DME spending as per plan and frequent reviews.
  • Achievement of financial targets as set in the business plan
  • Protects the Quality integrity and reputation of the company as an obsession
  • Creates a culture where Quality is a consistent agenda point with associates, customer, key stake holders
  • Implements routines with all teams to ensure the quality agenda in a balanced way (not just focused on volume, costs, etc)
  • Ensures that products, programs, communication and operations conform with governmental and other relevant authority regulations as well as the TCCC requirements such as the WPR.
C. Stakeholder Management
  • Builds strong relationships with key customers/suppliers that result in understanding of each other’s business strategies
  • Role models behaviors that are indicative of an aligned system with Business Unit/Group colleagues
  • Proactive in management of relationships with unions/works councils that result in acceptance of business decisions without disruption to day to day plans and long term strategies
Required Qualifications / Experience
  • Minimum bachelor’s degree and preferably an MBA from a recognized business school.
  • Over 10 years work experience working in senior executive positions in the FMCG manufacturing industry with:
  1. At least  5 years as the head of the organization or business unit
  2. At least 5 years working in Emerging Markets.
  • Experience leading an organization with a turnover in excess of USD 60M with multiple manufacturing sites
  • Experience leading and implementing large plant capacity expansion projects
  • Experience leading or overseeing post-merger implementation plans with a focus on change management and realizing cost and revenues synergies
  • Experience leading the identification and driving the execution of acquisitions
  • Experience leading business expansion in to new geographies, markets or adjacent industries
Required Competencies
  • Experience in merger
  • Experience in capital / fund raising
  • Experience in multi-location / operations management
  • Previous experience in rolling out new structures
  • Experience in capacity expansion projects
  • A good manager of stakeholders
  • Revenue and volumes growth
How to apply
Applicants should email their applications attaching a detailed curriculum vitae and a letter indicating why they are interested in and qualified for the position and the names of three referees who can provide confidential assessment of their capabilities to a Search Committee. 

All communications relating to applications for this position should be addressed to:
Applications should be received by 10th May 2013. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

On the subject matter of the email please indicate the position you are applying for.

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