General Manager

Deadline - October 16th 2017

Olkalou Dairy Ltd is an established farmer owned dairy company with a membership of over 14,000 shareholders spread all over Nyandarua County. It is a vibrant enterprise currently handling over 60,000 liters of milk per day. The company Headquarters are in Olkalou Town which is the headquarters of Nyandarua County.

It’s business revolves around milk collection, cooling and distribution, financial services, petrol station and agro vet shops and services. The short term and medium term strategy of the company is to diversify into processing and value addition

General Manager  

Department: Office of General Manager

Reports to: The Board of Directors

Supervises: Departmental Managers

Hours of Work: The job holder is required to work beyond normal working hours with no overtime payment. In addition, the job involves a lot of official travelling locally.

Job Overview:

The General Managers main responsibilities are to provide sound leadership towards the achievement of the Company’s philosophy, mission strategy and its annual goals and objectives in order to contribute to the overall performance of the company within the authority delegated by The Board.

The job holder will be expected to demonstrate commitment and loyalty and perform all duties in accordance with the organisation’s office routines and procedures, keeping in mind the overall business objectives.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Oversee overall consolidation and growth of the Company`s business as per the company`s Strategic plan;
  • Provide leadership to the management team and ensure prudent management of the Company`s resources including human resources;
  • Develop overall communication and engagement programs for stakeholders;
  • Develop and grow stakeholders relationships -advising and informing the board and interfacing between board and staff;
  • Ensure the company maintains high product quality, services and standards;
  • Formulating and/or ensuring compliance with company policies and procedures;
  • Provide effective mobilization and utilization of resources by overseeing management of the financial, tax risk and facilities;
  • Prepare and recommend yearly budget for Board approval and prudently manage resources within those budget guidelines according to current policies and regulations.
  • Strategy formulation, implementation and evaluation;
  • Perform any other duties as allocated by the Board from time to time.

Core Competences and Skills:

General Manager is expected to display engaging leadership, strategic thinking, all round Communication Skills, decisiveness, Initiative focus, Confidence, Team builder and dairy Sector understanding.

Qualifications/Experience

  • Holder of a Bachelor’s Degree in (Agribusiness/Business/Economics related);
  • At least 10 years experience in agri-business sector;
  • Possession of an MBA would be desirable;
  • Experience working with small scale producers;
  • Good business acumen and entrepreneurial spirit;

Method of Application

Applicants should send CV to placement.esquire@gmail.com by16 October, 2017  indicating current and expected salary. You can also drop your application to Ol-Kalou Dairy Limited offices in Olkalou town.

Send your application to : placement.esquire@gmail.com

Application deadline : October 16th 2017

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