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Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Adexen

Ethiopia

Job description

Job Introduction

    Adexen was mandated by a multinational corporation to recruit an experienced Chief Executive Officer for its operations. The position is based in Ethiopia.

Responsibilities

    • Reporting to the Head of PanAfrica Operations, the CEO is responsible for coordinating the day to day activities of the Country and provide leadership to direct reports and the entire staff of the Company It is his duty to develop, supervise and drive the implementation of strategic and operational plans of the company including production and sales targets adapted to local conditions and environment and ensure dominance of the Group Brand in the country
    • He is the the “ of all Production, Maintenance, Human Resources, Logistics and Financial issues in the Country, providing overall strategic leadership, direction and guidance for all country operations and ensuring the continuous growth and profitability of the company’s business
    • Champion the execution of the corporate strategy at the country level
    • Demonstrate ownership for the definition of the country’s strategy and ensure alignment with the corporate strategy.
    • Prepare the annual budgets and prudently monitor and manage the country’s resources within the budgetary provision
    • Ensure sufficient growth in sales and customers for the Country in line with Budget
    • Ensure viable growth in Market share
    • Oversee the conduct of in depth research, assessment and analysis and benchmark the management strategies against other major players in view of industry and economic realities in order to ensure maintenance and improvement of production standards.
    • Monitor production performance including cost & volumes of raw materials, energy & fuels, effective utilisation of equipment / machines and ensure alignment with planned production targets, delivery targets, profitability targets and other key performance measures.
    • Implement appropriate strategies, plans and programmes for producing quality products and achieving set levels of Plant capacity utilisation and efficiency.
    • Oversee the execution of all necessary systems, controls, policies and procedures to ensure a rigorous financial framework for the Country.
    • Authorize expenses in line with the Country objectives and budget provisions.
    • Product Quality and Customer Satisfaction
    • Develop a customer oriented culture in alignment with the Company’s values ensuring prompt feedback in addressing customer complaints issues
    • Identify the right mix of people, innovation and management to propel the Country’s operations
    • Monitor overall manpower and material resource requirements to meet with Country budgets
    • Ensure the execution of succession plan and training plan for all staff in the Country in order to preserve and develop key competencies.
    • Demonstrate ownership for compensation of staff in the Country.

Desired Skills and Experience

    • Bachelors’ Degree in Engineering, Business Management or in any relevant field of study
    • MBA is a plus
    • Minimum of 20 years’ experience, with at least 10 years in a managerial role within an international company operating plants in Africa
    • Previous experience in an industrial environment such as building materials industry, chemicals or FMCG sector
    • Previous experience in Emerging Markets/Africa is a plus
    • Experience in the following domains: process management, product quality, HSE, HR Management, Logistics & Supply Chain
    • Strategic planning and financial management knowledge
    • Strong communication, Leadership, Customer relationship skills
    • Ability to manage a multi-national and cross-cultural team
We thank all applicants however only those selected will be contacted.

Industry

Industry & Manufacturing

Job Seniority

Director

Job Category

General Business

Employment Type

Full time

Experience

15 - 20 years

Skills

Production Management, Cost Planning, Cost Management, Customer Relations, Process Improvement, Supply Chain Optimization, Workforce Planning, Marketing Strategy, Financial Analysis, Financial Reporting, Business Development, Leadership, Business Strategy, Team Management, EHS / HSE, Quality Auditing

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