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Sodeico: Country Manager - Zambia

Mbote Jobs   (Zambie)

Posted : 16 December, 2016
Category : Administration    Location : Zambie
Job type : Full Time

NUMBER OF POSITION AVAIBLE                                : 1


The post is as Country Manager for the ZAMBIA business of the society
The Country Managerwill manage, grow and take accountability for the Society ZAMBIA business and implement product and market strategies that meet global and regional business strategic objectives.  Primarily responsible for financial and customer metrics for the ZAMBIA business entity and region.

The society attracts and retains the best people and offers :
-    The opportunities, facilities and environment associated with working in an international organisation
-    Career paths that allow you to specialise or become a generalist
-    A diverse workplace where your unique abilities and talents will be recognised and encouraged
-    Training programs, opportunities and initiatives to ensure your continued growth


The Country Manager will be in charge of/or will participate in the following duties:

-    Ensuring business plan are in place and communicated to all employees
-    Coordinate internal & external activities to optimise resources, products and services provided
-    Ensure all projects are clearly specified and meet agreed financial objectives prior to commencement of supply
-    Plan and implement major financial performance
-    Ensure system are in place to monitor and evaluate performance against plan budgets or objectives and that corrective action is taken as necessary
-    Maintain and build on customer relationships and lead major negotiations
-    Systematic capturing of current and future market information (socio-economic and political profile of country market segments products etc)
-    Identifying opportunities and developing strategies and implement plans to succeed
-    Continuously develop, maintain and update business plan as and when required in order to remain market leader
-    Apply customer focus to end users of our products, distributors, explosive licensees local business partners and other stakeholders
-    Develop performance measures and survey customers for satisfaction and needs
-    Ensure financial stewardship of the business is consistent with the company policy and audit requirement
-    Taking an objective, informed and balanced view of the current and potential stand of customers.
-    Seek ways to add additional value to existing customers
-    Successfully manage the contract with all existing customers and new business contracts.
-    Continuous improvement of administrative systems to advantage customer and OMS
-    Direct government agency liaison to facilitate ease of customer and company operations
-    Business needs are identified to allow timely resource planning
-    Ensure that the matrix structure in the company is observed, adds value and is effective across the ZAMBIA business.

2.    General competences:
-    General management experience essential
-    Expatriate experience in Africa essential
-    Sales, due diligence and new contract management experience is essential
-    Fluent English speaker
-    Open, positive, cooperative, efficient and flexible.
-    Professional and knowledgeable, with sound judgement.
-    Good analytical and writing-skills.
-    Able to take initiatives, work efficiently with multiple tasks and manage own workload.
-    Positive to new challenges and willing to adapt to new systems and demands.

-    Engineering Degree
-    MBA or business degree
-    5 years experience in blasting (advantage)
-    5 years experience in the explosives industry
-    10 years experience in engineering manufacturing operations (essential)
-    General management experience essential
-    Expatriate experience in Africa essential
-    Proficient in PC software including: Word, Excel, Notes & Power point.
-    Strong business acumen
-    Advanced Negotiating Skills
-    Contract Management

-    English very good command.
- We invite you to post your CV in Microsoft Word format in English(compulsory mention of the position title in subject of your application): "Country Manager" and your application letter (in English) via mail directly to our website www.sodeico.org (complete the application form) before "21 December  2016”
- Provide us with three references in connection with your previous employments.

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