General Manager Job in Kenya

Our client is a leading FMCG manufacturer and distributor.

They are seeking to recruit a motivated and self-driven professional to fill in the following position;

General Manager

The General Manager will be responsible for providing effective strategic leadership and direction to the management team with a view to effectively realizing the mandate of the organization.

Principal Accountabilities:


Strategic Business Leadership:


  • Providing leadership and vision to the organization through the development of long term and annual plans
  • Overseeing the formulation and evaluation of the long range and annual business plans to ensure they are effective in enabling the organization achieve its business objectives.
  • Providing mentorship, coaching and strategic guidance to members of the Key Management Team
  • Advising the Board on various matters affecting the organization and proposing solutions


Business Development:


  • Engaging in activities that strengthen ties and contact with existing and future stakeholders and potential business leads
  • Providing strategic guidance in the sourcing, negotiating and structuring of new deals
  • Approving new deals proposed by the Business Development Team
  • Propose the development of new services/products or the improvement of the existing ones in relation with market and results analysis


Human Resource Management:


  • Ensuring that the organizational structure and culture promotes achievement of the mission
  • Maintaining a conducive work environment, suitable for attracting, developing and retaining a dynamic and competent workforce


Stakeholder Management:


  • Optimizing returns to shareholders through operational growth and effective capital management
  • Undertaking regular and appropriate Financial/Investment management and reporting to the board of directors on the performance of the Company


Financial and Business Health:


  • Overseeing preparations and approval of budgets
  • Ensuring the business meets the set profitability and growth targets
  • To ensure prudent management of resources for the achievement of the Company’s mandate and strategic objectives

Key Skills and Qualifications:

  • At least 10 years’ experience at executive management level within the FMCG industry in a large and complex organization;
  • Good financial management and reporting experience;
  • Demonstrated record of revenue and profit growth and new business development experience;
  • Strong commercial attitude with the ability to think strategically
  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Proven capability to provide useful insights and pragmatic solutions to business challenges

Interested candidates are requested to forward their updated CVs to by 28th June 2018 clearly stating the subject heading “GENERAL MANAGER”.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Business Administration
Updated: June 14, 2018 — 10:32 pm