VACANCY: Country Manager in Central Africa

JobnetAfrica , Central Africa , TBA

Vacancy Summary

  • Sector: Logistics / transport
  • Field of Expertise: General Management, Operations, Transport
  • Work Experience: 11-15 years
  • Preferred Candidates: Both international and national jobseekers invited to apply
  • Posted on: Jun 06, 2022
  • Vacancy closing date: Jul 21, 2022

Job Description

For one of the fastest growing logistics service companies in Africa we are seeking a Country Manager in Central Africa.

The company is looking for a Country Manager with a commercial mindset, with an operations/ warehousing/ freight forwarding background.

Tasks and responsibilities:
• Serving as the person in charge of country's site personnel as well as office staff
• Managing the daily operations for the company
• Winning profitable business, converting, and prospecting both in-country as well as outside
• Develop processes and drive expansion plans for the country
• Being the face of the company for both clients and government in country
• Making sure that management systems in the country are effective in order to meet the objectives of the organization and to make sure the staff can carry out their work efficiently and effectively
• Making sure that the staff understand their roles and responsibilities and that they are held directly accountable for their work, achieve the highest possible standards and are appraised regularly
• The Country Lead is responsible for all aspects of the operations in the country including the implementation and evaluation of campaigns, policies, marketing, financial, logistics, administrative programs and communications
• Make a contribution to developing a long-term strategy and making plans for the organization regarding the core values and objectives
• Making sure that the organization fulfils all its regulatory responsibilities and legal statutory in country
• Making sure the offices in country are financially healthy and also implement the right auditing and financial systems

What we are looking for:
• Minimum 10 years related working experience (operations/ warehousing/ transport/ freight forwarding), of which 3 should be at management level. Central African work experience is an advantage
• Strong organizational and management skills, including being comfortable in delegating responsibility
• Solid financial background with full understanding of P&L management and budgeting
• Excellent negotiation and interpersonal skills, including ability to successfully build and lead a team, make the proper decisions, communicate the vision of the organisation, manage conflicts, and solve problems
• A strong track record of developing people and proven people management skills in a multi-cultural environment
• Management skills that motivate staff and support team building, demonstrated leadership
• Experience with working in fast changing environments, hands-on
• Problem solving and decision-making skills, entrepreneurial mindset

Are you interested in becoming a Country Manager in Central Africa? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.