Friday, February 14, 2014

General Manager – Health and Safety / Cleaning Industry

General Manager – Health and Safety / Cleaning Industry job in kenya

Overall Objective of this Position: 

The General Manager is responsible for effectively managing the operations so as to ensure the set performance goals are met.

The GM is expected to build market position by locating, developing, defining, negotiating, and closing business relationships to ensure operating and revenue targets are met, ensuring company profitability and the attainment of product quality and service standards. 

A successful candidate must have a background in selling hygiene or safety equipment.


The general manager will report to the Group Chief executive Officer.

Key Responsibilities

1.    Business Development & Customer Relationship
  • Develop in-depth market understanding and use this knowledge to support new product development so as to enable the company to attain an edge against competitors.
  • Identify and execute potential business deals by contacting potential partners; discovering and exploring opportunities.
  • Closes new business deals by coordinating requirements; developing and negotiating contracts; integrating contract requirements with business operations.
  • Work closely with the business development team to ensure that the company is well positioned to compete effectively in respect to its product range, quality and service standards.
  • Build and maintain strong business relationships with clients and monitor their needs and those of the market to identify growth opportunities.
2.    Leadership & Strategic Planning
  • Provide strategic leadership to company operations, working with the stakeholders and employees to deliver excellent value to clients and enable the company to maximize its revenue and market share.
  • Develop a dynamic business strategy that is able to deliver sustained growth in respect to both turnover and profitability as envisioned in the strategic plan.
  • In liaison with your team develop the company budget with the approval of the Board and continuously monitor discipline in adhering to the budget.
3.    Human Resources Management
  • Recruitment of requisite employees, managing the employees in compliance of the company policies ensuring productivity.
4.    Financial Management
  • Ensure effective and efficient management of company resources including finances, assets etc.
  • Set, manage and monitor the operational budget in consultation with the Group CEO.
5.    Procurement systems
  • Develop and implement sound procurement systems that ensure transparency and competitive procurement of quality goods.
  •  This will be coordinated in liaison with the Group head of procurement.   
  • A Bachelor’s degree in business related field from a recognized institution.
  • A master’s degree in any related field will be an added advantage.
  • Excellent Interpersonal skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proven good leadership skills and business growth abilities
  • Proven negotiating skills
  • Excellent computer skills including power point presentation.
Work Experience:
  • A minimum of 4 years in a relevant experience two of which should be in a senior position.
  • A person having worked in a related field in a supply chain of hygiene and safety equipment and items is a must.
Person Specification:
  • Strong business acumen
  • Customer centric
  • High integrity
Email CV and salary requirements to with “General Manager – Health and Safety / Cleaning Industry” in the subject line