Wednesday, April 16, 2014

General Manager, Kampala Uganda

General Manager - Uganda

The jobholder has the responsibility of identifying, developing and directing the implementation of the business strategy of the countries. 

Key Responsibilities:
  • Plan and direct the organization's activities to achieve stated / agreed targets and standards for business performance, quality and legislative compliance
  • Direct functions and performance to ensure achievement of strategic objectives
  • Develop and maintain relationships with international business partners
  • Ensure strong brand recognitions of the company and its products and services by working closely with the marketing manager
  • Be responsible for risk and change management
  • Ensure that international standards as well as ISO standards are adhered to by the company
  • Implement and monitor annual budget to achieve and exceed the objectives set there in while ensuring ROI and sound state of the business.
  • Report to Shareholders/Board of Directors on business plans and performance.
  • P&L and Balance Sheet responsibility
  • Identify opportunities to grow profitable revenue streams and increase market share and maintain/improve profitability and liquidity of the business
  • Work with the Business Development team to establish and develop relationships with key accounts to identify and secure additional profitable sales opportunities
  • Continue to develop the processes and procedures of the operations to ensure the highest possible standards of customer service are maintained
  • Drive the continued implementation of operational processes and procedures within the business
  • Coach functional area staff on their timeliness and project time frames. 
  • Prioritizes projects and initiatives in alignment with organizational goals. 
  • Ensure projects are completed on time and within budget.
  • Conducts activities for office including hiring, discipline and evaluating performance of team and labor scheduling; identifies areas for development as well as future competencies.
  • Works with sales, finance and functional area managers on an ongoing basis to forecast future workloads, resources, staff levels and needs of the department. 
  • Provides input from functional areas to the Senior Management team.  
  • Provides reports to the Strategic Leadership team to evaluate lessons learned of strategic initiatives.  
  • Provides feedback and input on strategic decisions.
Education, experience and skills required:
  • Experience of 5 years in a Senior Leadership position
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience as Branch or Country Manager in a multinational organization on top of at least 10+ years hands-on experience
  • A degree holder with a professional qualification (Engineering, Supply Chain, Business Development or Finance). MBA qualification will be an added advantage.
  • International experience in Europe, North America or Asia is an added advantage
  • Strong Strategic Management skills
  • Good communication, interpersonal, leadership and management skills
  • Good understanding of profitability and cost management
  • Minimum 7 years’ experience of P&L responsibility.
  • Minimum 8 years’ experience managing teams including engineering, administration, business development, etc.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, systematic, proven planning and operational execution skills
Communication and working relationship:
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Directors
  • Senior Leadership
  • Various Regulatory Bodies and government representatives
  • Key clients
  • Stakeholders in the industry
Email CV and salary requirements to with “ GM-Uganda” in the subject line.