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General Manager At A Leading Nigerian Food Service Company

Date Posted: 28/Jun/2014
Deadline: Not Specified
  • Specialization Admin / Finance
  • Industry
  • Experience 0 year(s)
  • Location Nigeria

Job Objectives:
The individual will be charged with the full responsibility of growing the Baked Goods Business division. And to ensure that the businesses being managed are profitable ventures and that the owned brand(s) is more efficient and adequately focused on customer satisfaction and quality products.

Key Responsibilities:

1) Strategy
- Develop strategic directions for the Client businesses in your division
- Develop and manage operational matrix for monitoring the success of your division’s businesses
- Align to the client strategic objectives and short, medium and long term goals
- Align and ensure adaptation to clients’ management style, culture and core values
- Be aware of market trends regarding competition, products and customer requirements – action as require

2) Operations
- Expand the business frontiers in all countries the business is present
- Develop new countries and locations or sites as revenue streams towards the business coverage
- Ensure that the business operates at the strategically accepted Gross Profit % level
- Control average operating costs across the division’s businesses such that the business operates effectively, whilst complying with quality and service levels required by our client.
- Determine the strategic direction for operations through the development and regular monitoring of a strategic plan

3) Finance and Administration
- “Own” the data in the financial statements completely.
- Monitor and investigate significant variances (both to budget as well as historically) in the profit & loss account, the balance sheet and the cash flow statement.
- Ensure that the financial department is properly structured and effective and produces the following reports on the required dates.
- Ensure that the reporting deadlines are met
- Ensure that all internal controls are applied by examining the Company and Internal Audit Compliance Reports, following up on any recommendations as well as by your own observations.

4) Compliance
- Ensure adherence to brand standards as established by Client in respect of product, processes, décor, signage and cleanliness
- Ensure compliance to local or territorial government minimum expectations and regulations 

5) People
- Ensure that a proper organizational structure is in place for operations, management and finance as laid out in the Business process Manual or approved Business Plan/Strategy.
- Ensure that employees are suitably motivated by providing them with: 
o a sense of achievement, 
o responsibility for decision making and
o recognition of achievement
- Ensure that the Balanced Scorecard methodology is implemented at all levels 

6) Asset Management
- Review historic and projected cash flows from an operational and capex point of view
- Communicate projected capital funding requirements to the business on a quarterly basis
- Determine the ongoing requirements regarding the repair and replacement of fixed assets

• Minimum of university degree or equivalent
• Minimum of 15 years working experience in the food Industry
• Experienced in managing a profitable and mass market, bakery or consumer brand
• Familiar with the Food Industry Trends
• Cost Management Skills
• Fundamentals of Accounting/Fixed Asset Management
• Process Management, Knowledge and Application
• Problem Solving & Analysis
• Inventory management
• Performance Management
• Strong understanding of the several country’s specific business related laws, regulations and policies


To Apply: Please forward a copy of your resume to [email protected] . PLEASE TELL A FRIEND!



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