VACANCY: General Manager in Ethiopia

Vacancy Summary

  • Sector: Agronomy, Aquaculture
  • Field of Expertise: General Management, Operations
  • Work Experience: 6-10 years
  • Preferred Candidates: Both international and national jobseekers invited to apply
  • Posted on: Feb 06, 2020
  • Vacancy closing date: Mar 22, 2020

Job Description

Overall focus:
 This person should have proven management experience in the agribusiness, technical knowledge, result-­‐driven leadership, (local and international) sales experience
 Lead a customer focused team that can deliver quality sales for the company with a strong emphasis on getting the production and sales operations right.
 Manage all supporting functions such as marketing, HR, technical support and finance).
 This person will play a critical role in the success of the current business,
 Organize the main functions in line with the strategy of the company: Sales operations, Technical operations, Marketing and HR

Key Responsibilities

 Lead the production team to maintain timely, safe and efficient operations
 Optimize the farm operations, process efficiencies and technology
 Work closely with farm management to ensure effective organizational design and output
 Optimizing production flow, from inbound to final products
 Further developing the operational management team and workforce
 Full planning and budget responsibilities
 Responsible for supply chain, logistics, quality, production, safety and administration of the company in Ethiopia
 Ensuring cost control and increasing productivity and sales
 Understanding of what makes or breaks sales for local market (and export) and hands on direct support to sales when needed
 Determine and prioritize the company’s strategic direction and operational activities to serve their customers.
 Measure and report performance according KPI’s
 Further developing the operational management team and workforce
 Development of the operations towards sustainable production
 Ensure alignment with our customers' needs


 Education Bachelor level in production and/or agriculture is required
 Min 5-­‐10 years of (leadership) experience in agribusiness in an international setting.
 Strong commercial drive
 Significant experience of managing staff and operations
 Competitive
 Experience in Africa or another developing country
 Proven track record of developing and refining operational processes
 Proven understanding of sustainable production.
 Entrepreneurially minded and highly driven
 Strong interpersonal and communication skills
 Ability to solve challenging problems, prioritizing, meeting deadlines
 Experience in working with minimal direction, strong ‘self-­‐starter’
 Able to switch between ‘workfloor’ and management level.
 Willingness and the ability to live and stay during this assignment in Ethiopia.

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