General Manager - Mozambique
- Harare, Zimbabwe
|Company Type||Retail, Wholesale, Transport, Automotive Parts|
|Job Role||General Manager|
|Employment Type||Full Time|
|Monthly Salary||Basic Negotiable - with performance based earnings|
|Career Level||Senior Management|
|Years of Experience||10|
|Nationality||Any nationality but must be able to communicate in Portuguese|
|Degree||Degree in Management, Commerce, or similar would be preferable|
The General Manager has the primary purpose of managing the operations in Mozambique, according to company strategy, and in line with the growth of profits targets of the business.
The role entails:
Overseeing all staff and operations to ensure the company profit goals are achieved through a variety of measures;
Managing the operations with excellent and ethical client service;
Ensuring that there are sufficient skilled staff working efficiently to achieve the company strategy and goals;
Implementing the short, medium and long-term goals of the company as articulated by the Board.
The General Manager reports directly to the Group Managing Director.
Duties & Responsibilities:
The scope of responsibilities of the General Manager covers the strategic, operational and administrative areas of the Company in Mozambique.
Implement the company’s strategy in Mozambique;
Implement the business development plan that optimises current markets and drives growth into new local markets at acceptable levels of profitability;
Take overall responsibility for maximising identified business opportunities;
Manage key customer relationships;
Maintain sound corporate governance within the company by reporting regularly to the Group Managing Director;
Lead Mozambique’s team, maintaining good relations with team members and driving team cohesion;
Drives team effectiveness and performance;
Ensure that the right people are employed to implement the company strategy;
Has overall responsibility for Mozambique’s revenue generation and profitability;
Has overall responsibility for Mozambique’s fixed and variable monthly costs;
Ensure timeous and cost-effective delivery of stock;
Oversee the implementation of the warehouse policy for efficient storage, handling and management of stock;
Formulate and implement strategies to achieve sales/growth targets;
Oversee the Finance department’s management of the accounts and finances according to company policy and strategy;
Ensure that the Human Resources policies are adhered to in compliance with Internal Regulation Document, the company Internal Policies and the Labour law;
Identify suitable talent that will ensure effective succession management across key positions in Mozambique;
Undertake regular branch visits to strengthen key relationships;
Continually implement company policies and procedures and make suggestions for what needs to be changed to make the company more profitable and productive;
Efficiently manage people across various locations;
Networks effectively in order to focus resources on implementing strategic opportunities;
Operates in Mozambique business environment;
Perform other tasks as may be required by the Group Managing Director and/or the Board of Directors.
From Monday to Friday:
07h30 – 12h30
14h00 – 17h30
08h00 – 12h30
Good communication skills;
High level of ethics and confidentiality;
Empathy and teamwork skills;
Good judgment and strong people and commercial orientation;
Hard worker, with high levels of energy and dedication;
Results orientated with delivery capabilities and good time management skills;
Planning and organization skills;
Able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, senior managers, and the Board;
Conflict resolution - management abilities;
Excellent project management skills;
Proactive management style with initiative, dynamism and assertiveness;
Ability to coach and develop the management team;
Decision making skills particularly under pressure;
Available to pursue personal development of skills and knowledge necessary for the effective performance of the role.
Experience (minimum / maximum): 5 – 10 years operational experience in a senior managerial role, ideally within IT knowledge: excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office products (Word; Excel; PowerPoint);
Insight into the dynamics of the retail market place (African and local markets);
Up-to-date with industry trends, developments and initiatives;
In depth understanding of sales processes within a retail environment;
English – full command of the English language, both written and spoken;
Portuguese – highly advantageous;
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