Hapag-Lloyd Senior Manager (Business Administration) Job Vacancy in Mombasa, Kenya


Job Title: Senior Manager – Business Administration

Reports To: Country Manager

Contract Type: Permanent

Work Location: Mombasa

Role Summary: We are seeking a skilled, reliable, efficient, and experienced Senior Manager Business Administration.

He /She will manage all Finance and Accounting, legal and Compliance responsibility for Hapag-Lloyd Kenya Limited.

Key Functions / Accountabilities

  • Budgeting (Budget adjustment and quarterly Forecasts) of Overhead Costs and Operational Expenses
  • Produce monthly trend analysis and maintenance of costs standards
  • Manage the Business Administration and Controlling function of Kenya
  • Assist with Performance Management of the various business units in Kenya (presentation of KPI’s and support with alignment)
  • Manage Finance Closure Administration (Month/Quarter/Year End) within the company guidelines
  • Manage and oversee external and internal audits and ensure unqualified reports received.
  • Manage the Balance Sheet and Income Statement Accounts and reconciliation thereof.
  • Manage Accounts Receivables and Payables within the company guidelines
  • Review and develop business processes in line with Hapag Lloyd guidelines, maintaining process excellence and digitization/automation
  • Responsible for cost saving initiatives and procurement (Operational and Overhead costs) and provide feedback and proposals to the procurement committee
  • Responsible for the Risk management of the Kenya office.
  • Responsible for credit policy to minimize the risk of bad debt loss
  • Manage the Cash Flow of the Country within the company guidelines
  • Supervision of Country level Business Systems group
  • Management of Country ITC Support and Facilities functions
  • Management of Country HR and Payroll functions
  • Maintain a feedback channel to Area Africa BU heads, ensuring alignment with strategic objectives and goals of the Kenya office.
  • Management of Country Statutory Records and Reporting.
  • Ensure total Compliance to Hapag Lloyd global standards and policies as well as local regulatory laws.
  • Support the Kenya Managing Director in the implementation of policies and day to day activities
  • Provide reports and analyze key data to drive improvements
  • Responsible for setting targets and goals for individual departments within Business Administration and supporting with appropriate training and development.
  • Resolution of high level concerns
  • Create and maintain an open communication channel within Department, Area and Region
  • Work closely with other area Directors on process improvement and communication flow
  • Liaise with Area Africa Office for all Controlling related matters

Qualifications for this Position are;

  • University degree or equivalent with at least 8 years of experience in Finance or Accounting or the equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Shipping and Logistics background is required.
  • SAP experience will be advantageous.
  • Strong communications and organization skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and stay organized
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Organization Awareness/Commercial acumen
  • Relevant working experience will be an added advantage
  • MS Office Proficient

Core Competencies


  • Financial Foresight
  • Excellent Communication Skills
  • Confidence
  • Vision and Foresight
  • Accounting & Financial Competence
  • Deep Understanding of Business
  • Integrity and Ethical Standards
  • Perspective on Risk
  • Result Oriented Nature
  • Leadership skills

Application Process

Interested candidates should send their cover letter and CV to hrkenya@hlag.com not later than 18th July

Please indicate “BA Manager” as the subject line of your email.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.