Our client is a company dealing with Agrochemicals, Veterinary Medicine, Seedlings, Equipment, Fertilizers and Agriculture in rural Tanzania.
We are looking for an experienced Chief Executive Officer or CEO to supervise and control all strategic and business aspects of the company dealing with Agrochemicals, veterinary Medicine, Seedlings, Equipment, Fertilizer and many other agriculture essential growth inputs. You will be the first in command in the company and responsible for giving the proper strategic direction as well as creating a vision for success.
To thrive as a CEO you must be a prudent manager and an inspiring leader in Agriculture inputs supportive materials. The ideal candidate will have a business mindset and will be able to see the “big picture” in a variety of settings. They will take actions to enhance the company’s cash flow while keeping the human factor in perspective.
The Agrovert business distributes insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, fertilizer, and many other agriculture inputs where they markets these products in many regions of Tanzania. The crops fertilizer, Agrovert business is one of the fastest growing segments with over 90% of its turnover generated from selling within Tanzania.
The goal is to drive the company development and guide it towards long-term success.
CEO Duties and Responsibilities:
v The CEO will have the overall responsibility for the management of the Company and its human resource base on a day-to-day basis. The CEO shall ensure that activities follow the business plan and procedures, and that milestone and budgets are achieved.
v The CEO is responsible for the preparation of The Company’s business plan/strategic plan including operational budgets.
v The CEO is expected to act as the front figure of The Company and, as such, represent the directors and owners in the day-to-day running of the Company and shall therefore take the lead in profiling and selling The Company’s products, its concept and Mission & Vision in a professional way.
v The CEO reports to the Board at scheduled Board meetings and to the Chairman of the Board, or a person appointed by the chairman, as necessary.
v Develop high quality business strategies and plans ensuring their alignment with short-term and long-term objectives
v Lead and motivate subordinates to advance employee engagement develop a high performing managerial team
v Oversee all operations and business activities to ensure they produce the desired results and are consistent with the overall strategy and mission
v Make high-quality investing decisions to advance the business and increase profits
v Enforce adherence to legal guidelines and in-house policies to maintain the company’s legality and business ethics
v Review financial and non-financial reports to devise solutions or improvements
v Build trust relations with key partners and stakeholders and act as a point of contact for important shareholders
v Analyze problematic situations and occurrences and provide solutions to ensure company survival and growth
v Maintain a deep knowledge of the markets and industry of the company
General Operations & Personnel/Human Resources including the following specific responsibilities:
v Recruitment of the management team, procurement and financial control in consultation with the Board.
v Conduct formal appraisal minimum once a year on the performance of the core management team.
v Ensuring that a Human Resource policy is in place with Codes of Conduct in line with Tanzania labour laws. The Codes of Conduct shall be approved by the Board and shared with the staff.
v Development of Operational Manuals for the Company.
v Implementing cost efficient procurement in all aspects of the Company – including written agreements.
v Compliance with all public authorities’ regulations and licensing of The Company.
v All legal requirements of The Company and resolving eventual legal disputes as directed by the Board.
Sales & Marketing including the following specific responsibilities:
v Organizing and training of the local sales & maintenance teams to enable them meet the company expectation.
v Ensure there is development of the promotion sales material, such as brochures -banners – DVDs etc. Organise national campaigns as appropriate
Financial management including the following specific responsibilities:
v Approval of monthly financial reports showing total sales value, major cost components and net results per Solar Service Centre.
v Maintaining overall control of cash flow/financial transactions to secure maximum control in The Company.
v Develop annual operational and investment budgets as well as quarterly/monthly sales targets.
v Delivery of annual audit reports for The Company.
Requirements and skills
v Proven experience as CEO or in other managerial position
v Experience in developing profitable strategies and implementing vision
v Strong understanding of corporate finance and performance management principles
v Familiarity with diverse business functions such as marketing, PR, finance etc.
v In-depth knowledge of corporate governance and general management best practices
v An entrepreneurial mindset with outstanding organizational and leadership skills
v Analytical abilities and problem-solving skills
v Excellent communication and public speaking skills
v MSc/MA in business administration or relevant field
We encourage Expatriate to apply for this role.
The successful candidate will be based in Arusha town.
Qualified candidates are invited to share Cover letter, CV and Academic Certificates not later than 30th April, 2023 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Please note ONLY shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.