Retail Company Country General Manager Vacancy in Kenya (550K)

Our client, a leading Retail Company that provides lifestyle solutions through various brands to its customers in East Africa is looking for a Country General Manager.

The ideal candidate must have Regional Manager experience in a large Retail (FMCG).

Key Responsibilities;

  • Provide input into the strategy and operating plans.
  • Deliver against all set targets on the scorecard
  • Ensure stores adherence to brand standards, product and store operational requirements.
  • Influence and integrate with key business unit stakeholders locally and internationally
  • Build relationships with government and suppliers and ensure delivery of the strategy and plans.
  • Ensure all operating processes are effectively implemented and maintained.
  • Sustain profitability, protect the brand values, and deliver effective service levels.
  • Build deep retail knowledge in Kenya through coaching and training programmes.
  • Facilitate development and implementation of marketing plans.
  • Build an understanding of the financial model and the levers needed to drive further profitability.
  • Constantly seek opportunities in stores to increase sales and maximize returns on space and stock.
  • Provide leadership and ensure that there is an effective loss protection plan.


  • At least a bachelor’s degree in BA, FMCG, Commerce, Economics or related.
  • 6-10 years’ experience of either operating a large Retail (FMCG).
  • Regional Manager experience would be advantageous.
  • Detailed understanding of corporate selling processes.
  • Good understanding of sales management and visual requirements.
  • Financial acumen & business report writing skills.
  • Driving a performance motivated culture and development of people.
  • Ability to coach and develop.
  • Demonstrates passion and commitment for the brand and customers.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to high performance.
  • Role models the brand values.

Monthly gross salary: Ksh. 550,000/= (Approx. 5,500 USD)

Deadline: 15th March 2017


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