General Manager Career Placement – Profiles International

Job Title:    General Manager
Organisation: Profiles
Duty Station: Kyenjojo,
Reports to: Board of
About US:
Profiles International is an HR
Consultancy and recruitment firm which would like to recruit for its valuable
client, a tea growing, processing and marketing company with a vision of being
the most profitable smallholder tea factory in Uganda that leads to improved
standards of living for its shareholders. Our client, an equal opportunity
employer, is among Uganda’s top leading employers, hence joining the entity is
an opportunity to use your skills and experience in tackling real world
Job Summary: The General
Manager will be responsible for overseeing the overall administrative functions
of the organisation to enable it achieve its mission and objectives as outlined
in the strategic plan. The incumbent will be responsible for managing and
controlling the day to day operations of the organisation.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Plan,
    develop and disseminate strategies, annual action plans and contingencies
    basing on the strategic business plans; ensuring that the organisation is
    steered to achieve the targets defined.
  • Actively
    coordinate, monitor and evaluate the performances and activities of the
    organisation and departments, making sure that they are in line with the
    strategic plan and targets defined.
  • Intuitively
    review and recommend changes in policies as required, taking into account
    the primary interest of the organisation.
  • Actively
    coordinate and oversee the development and maintenance of a comprehensive
    set of operational procedures and guidelines as part of quality assurance.
  • Coordinate,
    liaise and provide timely plans and reports to the Board.
  • Oversee
    the day to day operations of the organisation ensuring optimal use of the
    available resources, through clear leadership, coaching, mentoring and
    developing strong management team to drive the business of the
  • Ensure
    the operation of organisation complies with the statutory requirements of
  • Organize
    and chair meetings of the Management Team of organisation and participate
    in other support Board and Board Committee meetings and Annual General
  • Implement
    an organisation structure which enables organisation to be the preferred
    supplier for customers and number one choice for business collaboration
    with other players.
  • Serve
    as a link between the Board of Directors and Management of the Tea Factory
    Company and implementation of Board policies.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    candidate should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in either of the following:  Business Administration, Agricultural
    Economics, Science in Agriculture, Food Science, Marketing, Economics,
    Logistics and similar or related fields. Possession of a Master’s Degree
    in the above highlighted fields will be an added advantage.
  • At
    least ten years’ management experience in a commercial or programme
    management environment.
  • Possess
    a high level of integrity, able to promote team spirit and an organisation
    culture consistent with the organisation’s vision, mission and values.
  • Outstanding
    leadership, analytical and business development skills.
  • Excellent
    track record in managing targets in a demanding environment and experience
    in leading change management initiatives.
  • Public
    relations, interpersonal and networking skills and ability to work
    successfully with the public and private sector.
  • Ability
    to translate strategic options into operational activities efficiently and
  • Able
    to apply sound business and private sector principles to drive the
    organisational growth while remaining faithful to the organisation’s
    nature and business.
  • Ability
    to take a long term view and harness available opportunities for both
    short and long terms benefits.
How to Apply: 
All applicants are encouraged
to send an application and attach a detailed CV, copies of academic and
professional certificates/ testimonials, postal address, a daytime telephone
contact and names of three referees to the National Director using the address
Apply to: The National
Director, Profiles International Uganda Limited, P.O. Box 3024, Kampala Uganda
or send via email to Please clearly mark the
envelope of your application as “Application for… (the position you are
applying for”)
Deadline: 27th January, 2015
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