VACANCY: Chief Executive Officer in Tanzania

Vacancy Summary

  • Sector: Agriculture, Horticulture
  • Field of Expertise: Finance / Accounting, General Management
  • Work Experience: 6-10 years
  • Preferred Candidates: Both international and national jobseekers invited to apply
  • Posted on: Apr 08, 2020
  • Vacancy closing date: May 23, 2020

Job Description

Our client is a European company active in the horticulture sector in Tanzania.

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is end-responsible for the results of the company. On a regular base, the CEO reports to The Board of Directors of the company. At this start-up stage of the business, the CEO also fulfills all CFO tasks and responsibilities for the company. The CEO forms, together with Chief Operations Officer (COO) and the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) the Management Team of the company. The CEO will work from our Headquarter in Moshi.

Key activities & responsibilities

Below are described the main activities and responsibilities for the CEO position:
 Develop high quality business strategies and plans ensuring their alignment with short-term and long-term objectives as set in the Business Plan, including possible adjustments to the Business Plan as a result of the Corona pandemic. Provide solutions to ensure company survival and growth.
 Oversee all operations and business activities to ensure they produce the desired results and are consistent with the overall strategy and mission.
 Report together with COO to the Board of Directors about the realized performance and the forecast for the coming period, every 2 months. Analyze problematic situations and occurrences and inform the Board as soon as possible.
 Lead, guide and develop the Management Team to a high performing managerial team.
 Create, together with the Management Team, a company culture that promotes great performance and high employee engagement.
 Enforce and monitor adherence to legal guidelines and in-house policies to maintain the company’s legality and business ethics in line with the local and (international) standards and codes as required by Tanzanian law.
 Enforce and oversee the company’s budgeting, reporting, fiscal activity and auditing.
 End-responsible for the financial and non-financial administration and reporting to all stakeholders.
 Build and maintain trust relations with other (partner)organizations, authorities and other stakeholders and represent the company on external events.
 Develop and maintain a deep knowledge of the markets and industry of the company.

Required qualifications & skills

The ideal candidate for the CEO position has:
 A master degree in Business Administration or other relevant discipline.
 A working experience of 5-10 yrs within a medium size-large agricultural business in Tanzania or on the African continent.
 Experience (min 2 yrs) in a senior management position.
 Experience and general knowledge of business finance (budgeting and reporting).
 Is able to build, inspire, motivate and train his team; is a strong team player and leader.
 Is able to build consensus and relationships and has proven negotiation skills.
 Is able to understand new issues quickly, makes wise decisions and is adaptive to new impulses and circumstances.
 Is strict regarding the application of ethical business standards, in word and deed.
 Is fluent in English and preferably Swahili, both in written and in verbal form, and has excellent communication and presentation skills.
 Is highly proficient in MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
 And last but not least: the preferred candidate has an entrepreneurial mindset and is always “ready to go for the extra mile”.

What is offered
A challenging job and great working environment with a competitive Compensation & Benefits package that matches with the sector and start-up companies in the market.

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