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Summary: Our client, a leading East Africa focused private equity firm seeks to recruit senior professionals across three dynamic FMCG businesses based in Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia, respectively.  

Each of the businesses produce a subset of FMCG products including bottled water, juices, carbonated soft drinks, biscuits, cereals and other snacks.  

Ideal candidates will be at Managing Director or Country / Regional Director level with the skills and ability to drive the businesses forward through rapid expansion as well as drive internal change management processes to professionalize the respective businesses.

 Will vary across Nairobi, Kampala and/or Addis Ababa. 
Start Date: Will vary with respective companies with earliest start date of 1 May 2016
Reporting Structure: Successful candidate will report directly to the Board of Directors of each respective company where the private equity firm will have significant influence;

As the General Manager or MD, all other senior managers within the respective companies will report directly to the Candidate

  • Implement and drive execution of 5-year strategic investment plan including:
  • Responsible for overall marketing and distribution operations of the Company by defining strategies and implementing processes to drive growth of brands within local and export markets;
  • Define marketing strategies to address gaps left by key competitors in the market;
  • Supervise and oversight on inventory procurement/ supply chain management to ensure production meets local market demand and is reactive to market and competitor trends;
  • Design distribution structure and channel partners to ensure adequate coverage of urban and rural markets.
Experience/ Qualifications
  • Significant experience in food or beverage production with significant experience in manufacturing.
  • Functional knowledge of production, sales and marketing, supply chain management and business financials with experience in either water, juice, carbonated drinks, biscuits and cereals.
  • Ability to work independently with no supervision reporting into the respective Board of Directors.
  • Strong leadership skills, well organized, flexible and able to embrace the challenge of being an agent of change within a business;
  • Previous experience of working in Africa is essential and/or knowledge and experience in working in multicultural environments
Compensation: Competitive compensation package including (salary + housing allowance + other benefits) depending on experience;

Back-ended equity participation based on vesting schedule and on achievement of investment plan milestones.

How to apply
Send your application including a cover letter demonstrating why you are the most suited for this role, a detailed CV highlighting relevant experience, details of current and expected salary, a daytime phone contact, email address, and the names of three professional referees by close of business Friday 3rd June 2016

Adept Systems
Management Consultants
P O Box 6416, Nairobi, GPO 00100

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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