General Manager - Tanzania - Tanzania
- Harare, Zimbabwe
|Company Type||Agriculture / Food and Beverage|
|Job Role||General Manager - Tanzania|
|Employment Type||Full Time|
|Career Level||Senior Management|
|Years of Experience||5|
It will be your responsibility to realize the company's mission & strategy through operations, and reporting results back to the board.
You will work closely together with, as well as mentoring, middle management.
The performance of all operational business units falls under the responsibility of the GM.
Develop operational plan according to the strategy together with middle management including KPIs, ensure implementation (after approval), and monitor and report on results on a standard basis. This leads to a cost-conscious, quality-driven, sustainable production system, including:
Production schedule that meets all requirements;
Conscientious company-wide financial management, incl. budget, cash flow & forecasting;
Streamlined farm & factory operations;
Strategic & effective procurement;
Environmental & social sustainability plan & targets;
A supportive and effective HR strategy;
Total resource management (assets, farms);
The set-up of new product lines where required;
Create a culture of continuous improvement and optimization across all areas of the organization, by:
Setting up systems to gather and analyze data consistently and correctly;
Ensuring transparent, consistent availability and appropriate accessibility of relevant company information;
Creating a data-supported culture by driving management on data-backed results;
Improving & optimizing processes through results-oriented thinking, initiating improvement where necessary;
Lead, motivate & coach middle management, enabling them to function optimally and take ownership of their part in the success of the company, through:
Enabling people, assets, and capital;
Ensuring cooperation & communication across relevant areas (e.g. farm & factory);
Removing obstacles using communication, knowledge and experience;
Ensuring & facilitating effective communication channels across the organization;
Represent and lead operations with respect to internal and external stakeholders, by: Informing Board on matters that directly influence company strategy & policy, reporting on company performance regularly and taking ownership of operational performance;
Identifying, exploring and trialing opportunities for new business, understanding the market and its requirements, and understanding wider business environment;
Sustaining contacts with governmental bodies where related to operational matters and maintain knowledge of latest policy & legislation on this.
Minimum 5 years management experience in a food processing environment, experience in canning an advantage;
Working knowledge of food safety, quality, and processing;
Experience in commercial agriculture, horticulture experience an advantage;
Demonstrable experience in finance management, improvement processes, and data-driven decision making;
Experience in digital analysis & admin tools (e.g. advanced Excel, ERP software);
Languages: fluent English (written & spoken), Swahili an advantage.
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