Food Tech General Manager Job in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Job Title: General Manager – Food Tech

Industry: Food-Tech

Department: Operations

Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Gross Salary: USD 2000 – 2500

Our client is a food-tech company focusing on the efficient distribution of foods from farm to market.

They have an extensive operations and logistics team that works around the clock to achieve the highest distribution efficiency in the industry.

They seek to recruit a General Manager who will direct, administer, and coordinate the internal operational activities of the organization by policies, goals, and objectives established by the Chief Executive Officer and the Board of Directors.

He or she will lead and direct the Sales & Marketing, operations (warehouse and field), and logistics and have oversight on other departments.

Additionally, he or she will assist the CEO in the development of organization policies and goals that cover operations, personnel, financial performance, and growth of the functions and/or business units.


  • Directs all the physical operations of the company. These activities include but are not limited to; trucks and logistics follow-up, pick-up, and delivery of produce from farmers lead distribution team to the market as directed by sales, time management on handling the product, and all related works.
  • Participates in the development and preparation of short-term and long-range plans and budgets based upon broad organization goals and objectives. Recommends their adoption to the Chief Executive Officer.
  • Directs the development and installation of procedures and controls (SOPs), to promote communication and adequate information flow, and thereby solidify management control and direction of the enterprise.
  • Develops and establishes operating policies consistent with the CEO’s broad policies and objectives and insures their adequate execution. Appraises and evaluates the results of overall operations regularly and systematically, and reports these results to the CEO
  • Directs the development and establishment of adequate and equitable personnel policies throughout the organization, including compensation policies and employee benefit plans. Ensures that the interests and welfare of employees as individuals are preserved and protected.
  • Oversee, direct, and organize the work of the operations teams.
  • Oversee the creation and implementation of occupational health and safety standards within the workplace.
  • Promote a culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning and a commitment to quality.
  • Ensure staff members receive timely and appropriate training and development.
  • Lead employees to encourage maximum performance and dedication
  • Design and implement business strategies, plans, and procedures
  • Assist CEO in fundraising ventures.
  • Write and submit reports to the CEO on all matters of importance.
  • Participate in expansion activities (investments, acquisitions, corporate alliances, etc.)
  • Manage relationships with suppliers mainly smallholder farmers.

Qualifications & Experience

  • At least 10 years of experience in managing a team, managing multiple operational functions, and at least 10 direct reports.
  • More than 5 years’ progressive experience in a fast-paced, high-volume distribution operation including automation.
  • Management experience; demonstrated leadership skills and ability to manage staff.
  • Advanced organizational leadership skills; create new systems and strengthen new ones
  • Fundraising skills; support CEO with current raise.
  • Startup experience; experience growing a company from startup level to big business.
  • Business acumen; experience with cost management.
  • Strategic mindset and vision.
  • Technology background is an added advantage.
  • Exposure to warehousing equipment, hazards, and varying temperatures in collection/fulfillment centers.
  • Flexibility to travel to various collection/fulfillment centers, farmers/vendors locations, and corporate offices.
  • Regularly required to stand, sit, talk, hear, and use hands and fingers while performing the duties of this job.
  • Light to moderate lifting required.
  • Leadership; business acumen, supervising a multi-disciplinary team, and excellent leadership.
  • Analytical; strong with numbers, analysis & metrics, and attention to detail.
  • Charismatic; people management, communication, and motivation
  • Intuitive; decision making, change initiator, and taking calculated risks
  • Strategy; strategic thinking, creative & innovative, and visionary
  • Leadership; business acumen, supervising a multi-disciplinary team, and excellent leadership.
  • Charismatic; people management, communication, and motivation.
  • Integrity; honesty and trustworthiness.

How to Apply

If you are up to the challenge and possess the necessary qualification and experience; please send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject (General Manager – Food Tech) to on or before Monday, 11th April 2022.

NB: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform essential functions.

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Updated: April 7, 2022 — 3:52 pm