General Manager - Cape Town, South Africa
- Harare, Zimbabwe
|Job Location||Cape Town, South Africa|
|Job Role||General Manager|
|Employment Type||Mornings Only|
|Career Level||Middle Management|
|Years of Experience||5|
|Residence Location||Cape Town, South Africa|
|Degree||Degree in business management or a master's in business administration|
Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide leadership and vision by assisting the board and staff with the development of long range and annual plans, and with the evaluation and reporting of progress on strategies.
Formulate and execute company’s strategic plan;
Establish and lead execution of operation strategy;
Set and achieve key performance targets for: sales, delivery, cost, expenses and other measurements of operational performance;
Identify, create, and develop new market opportunities, taking the lead on constructing a robust and successful business proposal that secure new deals, contracts and long term relationships;
Support and lead company products sales, growth and continuous cost & quality improvements in the business;
Manage all sales related activities covering setting and strictly monitoring of sales targets and ensures accurate delivery of products in all sales channels;
Ensure timely collection of company’s money from the market. Develop plan to minimize expiry products from the market;
Minimizes sales returns/damaged goods and short expiry goods by monitoring returns, developing a depletion plan and avoiding overstocking the points of sales;
Able to devise and implement plans to mitigate the risk for smooth process;
Timely update and present competitors’ activities and provides market feed-back on new products, prices changes, new launches, etc to the top management;
Communicate operational/sales results, activities, etc. to Executive Management and provide recommendations and plans for ongoing improvement.
Ensure areas of responsibility are delivered in a way that are consistent with the company’s goals and financial-cost improvement plans;
Monitor industry legislative developments, develop and implement strategic changes in order to maintain compliance and maximize business performance;
Develop and maintain an excellent rapport with key stakeholders such as clients, suppliers, community organisations, regulatory bodies etc;
Representing the organization at trade exhibitions, events, demonstrations and other related activities;
Responsible for the warehousing operations including its personnel;
To formulate performance measures, parameters and targets, in line with the business objectives and agreed every year on performance review, with targets set for the subsequent year.
Maintain a high level of confidentiality throughout: on current business activities, short-long term plans, proposals under scrutiny and any other activity related to the business;
Other duties as shall be required
* Good knowledge of different business functions.
* Strong leadership qualities.
* Excellent communication skills.
* Highly organized.
* Strong work ethic.
* Good interpersonal skills.
* Meticulous attention to detail.
* Computer literate.
* Proactive nature.
* FMCG experience is needed.
* 4-5 Years experience
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