General Manager Job in Kenya

Job Title: General Manager

Hiring Organization: Corporate Staffing
Location – Locality: Nairobi
Location – Region: Kenya
Industry: Agriculture
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: KES
Date Posted: 05/16/2024

Gross Salary: 230-250k,
Reports To: C.E.O,

Location: Nanyuki,

Our client is an exporter and distributor of fresh vegetables, fruits and horticultural crops from Kenya. They are looking to hire a General Manager who will direct, administer, and coordinate the internal operational activities of the organization by policies, goals, and objectives established by the Chief Executive Officer and the Board of Directors. He or she will lead and direct the Sales & Marketing, Operations (warehouse and field), and Logistics and have oversight on other departments. Additionally, he or she will assist the CEO in the development of organization policies and goals that cover operations, personnel, financial performance, and growth of the functions and/or business units.

Duties and Responsibilities

Directs all the physical operations of the company. These activities include but are not limited to; trucks and logistics follow-up, pick-up, and delivery of produce from farmers lead distribution team to the market as directed by sales, time management on handling the product, and all related works.

Participates in the development and preparation of short-term and long-range plans and budgets based upon broad organization goals and objectives. Recommends their adoption to the Chief Executive Officer.

Directs the development and installation of procedures and controls (SOPs), to promote communication and adequate information flow, and thereby solidify management control and direction of the enterprise.

Develops and establishes operating policies consistent with the CEO’s broad policies and objectives and insures their adequate execution. Appraises and evaluates the results of overall operations regularly and systematically, and reports these results to the CEO

Directs the development and establishment of adequate and equitable personnel policies throughout the organization, including compensation policies and employee benefit plans.

Ensures that the interests and welfare of employees as individuals are preserved and protected.

Oversee, direct, and organize the work of the operations teams.

Oversee the creation and implementation of occupational health and safety standards within the workplace.

Promote a culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning and a commitment to quality.

Ensure staff members receive timely and appropriate training and development.

Lead employees to encourage maximum performance and dedication

Design and implement business strategies, plans, and procedures

Assist CEO in fundraising ventures.

Write and submit reports to the CEO on all matters of importance.

Participate in expansion activities (investments, acquisitions, corporate alliances, etc.)

Implement changes and proposed plans.

Engage in media obligations and public relations.

Setting precedence for the working culture and environment

Ensure their employees complete all their assignments efficiently;

Hiring staff, sticking to a budget

Following marketing strategies

Oversee day-to-day operations

Design strategy and set goals for growth

Maintain budgets and optimize expenses

Ensure employees work productively and develop professionally

Oversee recruitment and training of new employees

Evaluate and improve operations and financial performance

Provide solutions to issues (e.g. profit decline, employee conflicts, loss of business to competitors), etc.

Requirement and Qualifications

Degree in Business or relevant field (MSc/MA is a plus)

At least 7 years of experience in managing a team, managing multiple operational functions.

Experience in horticulture or agribusiness will be an added advantage

Experience in planning and budgeting;

Knowledge of business process and functions (finance, HR, procurement, operations etc.);

Excellent communication skills;

Outstanding organizational and leadership skills;

Problem-solving aptitude;

Industry knowledge.

Business planning, Integrity, People-Orientated & Financial Administration;

General Management Stakeholder Engagement & Analytical Skills;

Strategic Leadership; Team Player; Detailed Orientated;

Good decision maker; Emotional and Cultural Intelligence;

Deductive and Interpretive Reasoning;

Able to travel

Clean disciplinary and no criminal record.

Valid Driving License

The candidate must be willing to travel

How to Apply

If you are up to the challenge, possess the necessary qualification and experience; please send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject (General Manager-Horticulture) to by 20th May 2024.