FMCG Businesses Managing Directors & CEOs Jobs in Nairobi, Kampala and/or Addis Ababa

Managing Directors & CEOs
 
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.

Location: 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

Responsibilities
  • 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
Email: recruit@adeptsystems.co.ke

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
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