Paints Company General Manager Job Vacancy in Nairobi, Kenya

Position Title: General Manager

Industry: Construction

Location: Nairobi

Gross Salary: Kes 100,000-150,000

Our client is a Kenyan owned paints manufacturing company that manufactures and sell all sorts of paints in addition other hardware products such as thinner, sanding sealer, nitrocellulose clear, wood glue etc.

They are looking to hire a General Manager who will oversee the day-to-day operations, while developing ways to help the company grow.

Key Responsibilities

  • Directing and controlling the resources This include overseeing hiring processes and implementing policies to effectively recruit, train and retain employees to ensure that the company functions as efficiently as possible.
  • Preparing business plans, budgets and reports. He/she will be expected to work with other senior management team members to prepare business plans and monitor progress against them to ensure that the company is operating as cost-effectively as possible.
  • Preparation of the annual budget, and close monitoring throughout the year to ensure that targets are met and costs are kept as low as possible.
  • He/she will also be responsible for presenting the company’s annual reports and accounts to the board and making sure they are approved.
  • Representing the company in negotiations with customers and suppliers. He/she will act as the face of the company in important negotiations with customers and suppliers, in order to keep clients happy and costs low for the company.
  • Developing and maintaining professional relationships with new customers. He/she will have a responsibility of developing crucial professional relationships with large clients, suppliers, local government and other organizations.
  • Providing strategic advice to the chair of the board and other members. He/she will need to stay up to speed on the latest developments needed in the industry in order to provide the board with accurate advice and ensure that the company implements policies to meet their targets while complying with local or national regulations.
  • The general manager will be expected to keep at the forefront of the painting industry by conducting research and product development. He/she will be expected to provide exemplary products or services to customers.
  • Developing and maintaining appropriate policies and procedures. He/she will be ensuring that the company is abiding by equal opportunities employment laws, or legal health and safety practices.

Requirement and Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in a business related field
  • Degree in finance or a business related field
  • Membership of a professional body such as CPA(K), ICPAK, CIMA, ACCA or similar bodies
  • 10+ years of work experience, including 5+ years in a management level.
  • Thorough understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Analytical thinker with strong conceptual and problem-solving skills.
  • Meticulous attention to detail with superb organizational skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent report-writing and communication skills.
  • Solid proficiency in accounting and financial planning software.
  • Excellent excel skills are essential

How to Apply

If you are up to the challenge, possess the necessary qualification and experience; please send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject (General Manager-Construction) to before 26th September 2022