COUNTRY MANAGER – PARMALAT BOTSWANA
Reporting To: General Manager – Parmalat Africa (based in the Regional Africa Office in Cape Town)
The purpose of the job is to manage the business through maintaining a strong commercial focus and steering of the team in an integrative manner, demonstrating sound general management and leadership skills. Key accountabilities include:
Strategy development and operational implementation: Develop and strengthen strategies and operational plans to ensure the commercial success and sustainable business growth;
Implement and monitor the strategy and operational plans towards achieving stated business goals and financial targets;
Focus should be on optimizing marketing and sales investments and managing the costs in an effective way;
Governance: Ensure that the company complies with all appropriate and applicable local and international legislation, governance and good practices of a general and company nature as well as to ensure compliance to internal processes, procedures and monitoring of key controls;
Stakeholder management: Actively and successfully represent the company in its dealings with internal and external stakeholders including clients, customers and Government Institutions;
Human Capital Management: Provide leadership and guidance to subordinates and the business as a whole. Ensure adequate skills availability for the sustainability of the business through effective succession planning and skills development.
Appropriate tertiary qualification
Professional training in Leadership is an added advantage
Experience and Knowledge Requirements:
At least 8 years Executive or Senior Management experience within the FMCG or Agricultural Manufacturing sector, ideally Dairy;
Experience in Botswana trade and retail businesses – preference will be given to Botswana Nationals;
General management experience in a manufacturing and logistics environment;
Proven track record in building strong business relationships; leading a team and demonstrating entrepreneurial spirit;
Strong commercial and financial acumen with a general management background;
High level of corporate governance;
Must embrace diversity and demonstrate understanding of an appreciation of local culture and traditions;
Must be able to develop talent within the country;
Have in-depth understanding of and assume accountability for steering the main KPI’s in each function.
Parmalat Africa is part of the French international dairy company, Lactalis and is one of the major players in the Southern African dairy industry. It has operations in South Africa, Zambia, Botswana, Swaziland and Mozambique. Parmalat aims to continue building this market leadership for its value-added and branded dairy products and fruit-based beverages. This exciting career opportunity will enable you to apply your business acumen to ensure that the company achieves its challenging objectives during the next phase of its growth in Southern Africa.
Closing date and application instructions
Should you be interested in this role, kindly forward your CV to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org before 15 December 2017.
Note: Preference will be given to Botswana Nationals who are passionate about our company succeeding and to have the right skills and competencies. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.