Manufacturing Managing Director Job Vacancy in Nairobi, Kenya

Position Title: Managing Director (Manufacturing)

Location: Nairobi

Reports to: Board of Directors

Our client, an ethical jewelry brand and tech-powered manufacturing platform, is recruiting a Managing Director to join their team.

Job Summary: Responsible for the management, development, and execution of strategies and policies for the company.

In this role, you will own and implement cultural values and together with the Board create metrics to measure business performance.

Key Duties and Responsibilities by Function

Strategic Management

  • Provide strategic advice to the Board of Directors so that there is an accurate view of the company’s future
  • Prepare and implement detailed business plans, facilitating achievement by planning market development activities and cost-effective operations
  • Analyze situations and provide solutions that will promote company’s growth
  • Develop and execute business strategies to achieve short and long-term goals
  • Develop and implement a commercial strategy that drives growth and profitability
  • Provide advice and guidance to the senior management team

Operational Management

  • Direct annual budgeting and planning process for the organization. Simultaneously direct long-range planning process.
  • Oversee monthly and quarterly assessments and forecasts of organization’s performance against budget, KPIs and operational goals.
  • Oversee the effectiveness and efficiency of all business functions; spearhead improvements to each function with input from employees across the company.
  • Develop and support better structural reporting, information flow and management, business processes and organizational planning in a manner consistent with the company’s core values

External Business Functions

  • Build market position by locating, developing, defining, negotiating, and closing business relationships.
  • Present to and consult with mid and senior level management on business trends with a view to developing new business approaches, products, and distribution channels.
  • Using knowledge of the market trends and competitors, identify and develop the company’s unique production propositions and differentiators.
  • Communicate and maintain long-term relationships with authorities, shareholders, and business partners

Staff Management

  • Provide effective and inspiring leadership by being actively involved in all programs and services, developing a broad and deep knowledge of all staff and development opportunities.
  • Identify opportunities to leverage employee strengths to take advantage of new opportunities and/or to address organizational challenges.
  • Lead, coach, develop, mentor, and retain employees by providing guidance and motivation to drive maximum performance

Culture Management

  • Spearhead a work environment that fosters culture that enables growth and engagement.
  • Improve the operational systems, processes and policies in support of organizations mission
  • Ensure company policies and legal guidelines are communicated and followed throughout the company
  • Maintain positive and trust-based relations with employees, business partners, stakeholders and authorities

Key Skills and Competencies:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, business administration, or related field; master’s degree and/or Ph.D.
  • Relevant experience as managing director or related title in Manufacturing or Technology
  • Knowledgeable on the latest manufacturing industry trends; able to articulate trends and potential clearly and confidently
  • Familiar with corporate law and management best practices
  • Encouraging to team and staff; able to mentor and lead
  • Able to analyze problems and strategize for better solutions
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with the company’s key stakeholders, including employees, customers, suppliers and partners

Deadline: Interested parties should send their online applications on or before 15th February 2023

Correspondence: Detailed CV to be submitted online at

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position; however, only suitable candidates will be contacted to continue the recruitment process.