Wednesday, April 16, 2014

General Manager - Zimbabwe, Zambia and Malawi

General Manager - Zimbabwe, Zambia and Malawi

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

Must be able to speak and write French.

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 whileensuring 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 recruitment@odumont.com with “ GM” in the subject line.