VACANCY: General Manager in Tanzania

African Vegetables Company , Tanzania , Moshi

Vacancy Summary

  • Sector: Agriculture, Food processing
  • Field of Expertise: General Management, Operations, Purchasing / Quality
  • Work Experience: 6-10 years
  • Preferred Candidates: Both international and national jobseekers invited to apply
  • Posted on: Jun 02, 2021
  • Vacancy closing date: Jul 17, 2021

Job Description

We are looking for a General Manager with the experience and ability to set up and run the operations of the business and ensure the company achieves our mission.

Role description
The overarching role of the General Manager (GM) is realizing the AVL company mission & strategy as set by the Board through the company’s operations, and reporting results back to the board. You will be responsible for translating the company mission into operational goals, working closely together with, as well as mentoring, middle management. The performance of all operational business units falls under the responsibility of the GM.

Responsibilities

• Develop operational plan according to AVL strategy together with middle management including KPIs, ensure implementation (after BOD approval), and monitor and report on results on a standard basis. This leads to a cost-conscious, quality-driven, sustainable production system, including
o Production schedule that meets all requirements
o Conscientious company-wide financial management, incl. budget, cash flow & forecasting
o Streamlined farm & factory operations
o Strategic & effective procurement
o Environmental & social sustainability plan & targets
o A supportive and effective HR strategy
o Total resource management (assets, farms)
o The set-up of new product lines where required
• Create a culture of continuous improvement and optimization across all areas of the organization, by
o Setting up systems to gather and analyze data consistently and correctly
o Ensuring transparent, consistent availability and appropriate accessibility of relevant company information
o Creating a data-supported culture by driving management on data-backed results
o Improving & optimizing processes through results-oriented thinking, initiating improvement where necessary

• Lead, motivate & coach middle management, enabling them to function optimally and take ownership of their part in the success of AVL, through
o Enabling people, assets, and capital
o Ensuring cooperation & communication across relevant areas (e.g. farm & factory)
o Removing obstacles using communication, knowledge and experience
o Ensuring & facilitating effective communication channels across the organization

• Represent and lead AVL operations with respect to internal and external stakeholders, by
o Informing Board on matters that directly influence company strategy & policy, reporting on company performance regularly and taking ownership of operational performance
o Identifying, exploring and trialing opportunities for new business, understanding the market and its requirements, and understanding AVL wider business environment
o Sustaining contacts with governmental bodies where related to operational matters and maintain knowledge of latest policy & legislation on this

Who we are looking for

Education & experience

• Minimum college degree level education in a relevant field
• Minimum 5 years management experience in a food processing environment, experience in canning an advantage
• Working knowledge of food safety, quality, and processing
• Experience in commercial agriculture, horticulture experience an advantage
• Demonstrable experience in finance management, improvement processes, and data-driven decision making
• Experience in digital analysis & admin tools (e.g. advanced Excel, ERP software)
• Languages: fluent English (written & spoken), Swahili an advantage

You are
• Able to see the big picture as well as how its components relate to it
• Conscientious, but able to take decisions and follow through
• Able to translate vision & high-level goals to daily activities
• A team player who can enthusiastically motivate, engage and connect others
• Comfortable in an office as well as a production floor and farm
• Committed to sustainability and have thoughts on what that means in our context
• Able to work well in different cultural contexts, and happy to travel when necessary
• Excited about leading a diverse team in developing a company to improve & grow
We provide
• A young, growing, and unique business environment committed to quality and sustainability, where you can make a big difference
• A diverse and international team committed to the business
• Competitive salary and appropriate benefits package

How to apply
Send your resume and references, as well as a short motivation letter (max 750 words), to HR@africanvegetables.co.tz. We will send you a confirmation email and inform you of subsequent steps.
Application ends when the position is filled.

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