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General Manager Job in Kenya

Pharmaceuticals Company
General Manager 
Broader role
To lead the efficient and effective delivery of the goals and objectives of the company within the approved annual budget by utilizing the solid demonstrable financial expertise and business development acumen. 

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the General Manager will be responsible for ensuring that the business strategy is executed and objectives met efficiently, effectively and sustainably. 

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Establishing the goals and objectives of the company and ensuring their delivery according to the business plan.
  • Achieving financial sustainability during the development of latest business opportunities.
  • Contributing to the effective delivery of high-range commercialization services for esteemed clients.
  • Managing the performance of the company’s staff and senior management through effective key performance indicators, targets, and goal settings, targets as appropriate.
  • Analyzing and assessing continually the company’s performance against the stated objectives.
  • Developing and finalizing a business plan and developing and managing budget of the division and achieving stand-alone productivity for business.
  • Developing an operational plan such as procurement, assembly, service support, and contract manufacturing, for the growth and launch of the company’s products.
  • Defining the product sales & marketing plan, and supervising sales and distribution of a product.
  • Identifying, evaluating and selecting optimal contract manufacturing, services and assembly partners.
  • Developing a market client and entry acquisition strategy, designing, and building a service and sales capability.
  • Recruiting and training key hires to implement business plan.
Skills and Specifications
  • Sound and demonstrable experience in managing or overseeing  operations in a busy organization selling fast moving goods in a heavily regulated market;
  • Marketing experience with up to date business development  and market growth focus;
  • Natural ability to lead and inspire the team for greater success;
  • Experience and competence in Financial management;
  • Ability to leverage on IT and technology to deliver business goals;
  • Strong people management and team leadership skills;
  • Ability to manage the value chain from inbound logistics to outbound logistics;
  • Good communicator, active listener, and possess strong decision-making skills;
  • Knowledge of the pharmaceutical distribution industry is a definite advantage;
  • Good team player.
Education and Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in management, commerce, administration or economics
  • A professional qualification in marketing or operations management;
  • An MBA will be an added advantage
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