Retail General Manager Job in Kenya (450K)

General Manager – Retail

Our client is an award winning company conducting sustainable energy and retail business in developing countries. It is based in Berlin (Germany) and currently has six subsidiaries in Africa and projects in ten countries in Africa / Asia / America.

To improve on strategy, management and increase profit margins of the E- HUBBS, they are looking to hire a General Manager who will have the overall responsibility of the Kenyan subsidiary, including all human resources, working capital and assets. He will be responsible to maximize and grow the profit of the company in the region.

Location: Nairobi (with regular travel to rural areas within the country)

Salary: 400K – 450K

Roles and Responsibilities


  • Report regularly to the Board of Directors; immediately to the CEO of the holding in case of critical and urgent strategic issues
  • Report to third parties (such as strategic investors, joint venture partners or other) after general approval from the CEO of holding.
  • Report weekly and monthly about sales and profit performance, E-HUBB implementation update and general activities; report ad hoc as needed


  • Represent the company and the holding in the country, in close coordination with the CEO of the holding
  • Establish and maintain positive strategic relationships with authorities and business partners, in particular to relevant government bodies on national and county level

Leadership / Strategy

  • Successfully implementing company policy
  • Assuming full accountability to the board for all company operations
  • Direct the activities and productivity of the company
  • Provide training and guidance to staff
  • Ensure smooth and efficient operations of the company
  • Assume full responsibility for budgets and tracking expenditures
  • Develop, establish and regularly adapt the company’s strategy and business plan in coordination with the department heads and in accordance with the holding

Strategies and directives

  • Lead the further development of the company’s business model and ensure to sustainability and growth of programs and service
  • Take responsibility of the company’s strategic alliances and partnerships
  • Building and maintaining an effective management team

Skills and Qualifications

  • A Degree in Business Administration, Economics or similar subjects, an MBA will be an added advantage.
  • At least 7- 10 years’ work experience, preferably in a renown wholesale/retail company
  • Outstanding management skills; ideally proven track record in achieving goals through delegation
  • Experience in developing/emerging markets; preferable a high level of intercultural competence
  • Highly independent working style; ability to set priorities and highly self-organized; a structured working style
  • Dynamic, take initiative to make a difference, outgoing character who is eager to achieve high targets and be rewarded for that
  • Hands-on management style and willingness to spend time outside the office, at times in very remote locations, which may involve long trips on rough roads and basic accommodation conditions
  • Strong ability to identify yourself with what you do.

How to Apply

If you are up to the challenge, possess the necessary qualifications and experience, please send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject (General Manager –Retail) before Friday 21st September 2018

Kindly indicate current/last salary on your CV

Only candidates short-listed for interview will be contacted.

N.B: We do not charge any fee for receiving your CV or for interviewing

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Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi County

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Updated: September 13, 2018 — 2:36 pm