General Manager Career Placement – Radar Education Ltd

Job Title:   General Manager
Organisation: Radar
Education Ltd
Duty Station: Kampala,
About Pearson:
Pearson is the world’s leading learning company, with 40,000 employees
in more than 80 countries helping people of all ages to make measurable
progress in their lives. Pearson provides a range of education products and
services to institutions, governments and direct to individual learners, that
help people everywhere aim higher and fulfill their true potential.
About Radar Education:
Radar Education Ltd was appointed and registered in July 2005 as the
sole Tanzanian distributor for Pearson Education Ltd. In November 2013 Radar
Education took its first step towards a regional reach and was appointed
distributor for Uganda and South Sudan. The Radar Education office is located
in Old Kampala, Kampala, Uganda.
Job Summary:  The General Manager will play a vital role in
ensuring the smooth, efficient and effective running of the Radar Education
Uganda office and team. The incumbent will support the sales and operations
teams, driving forward sales whilst maintaining good customer relationships.
Key Duties and
1. Management:
  • Work closely with the Regional Manager to
    create annual operational, marketing, and sales plans. Report to the
    Regional Manager on a monthly basis
  • Technically support the Regional Manager
    in implementing the annual strategy and lead the Radar Education Uganda
    team to achieve their targets
  • Prepare monthly management reports with
    the Finance Manager
  • Manage and lead the Radar Education Uganda
    team, support junior staff members and identify training and development
2. General Office Operations, Finance and HR
  • Ensure key policies and procedures are
    followed within the team including financial, HR, accounting and sales
  • Ensure HR files are up to date
  • Manage key office relationships and ensure
    a positive office environment is maintained
  • Maintain oversight of all office finances,
    working closely with the Finance Manager to report on, and monitor, income
    and expenditure
3. Sales and Products; Customer Relationship Management
  • Ensure the team maintain accurate and up
    to date records of sales and products using Account Edge software
  • Manage key customer relationships and
    monitor day to day sales
  • Secure product pricing and, using margin
    analyses, propose RRP and discount structures
  • Ensure the team are proactive in their
    approach to sales and strengthening customer relationships
4. Stock Control: Manage all stock management processes
  • Placing orders for new stock with Pearson
  • Annual stock forecasting
  • Pricing and availability
  • Stock counts and checks
5. Representing Radar Education:
  • Build and strengthen working relationships
    with key stakeholders in the education sector including the Ministry of
    Education and Sports, the National Curriculum Development Centre, and the
    Ugandan Publishing Association
  • Steer the identifying and pursuing of new
    opportunities within Uganda
  • Work with the Regional Manager to expand
    Radar Education’s reach in the region; including opportunities linked to,
    or based in, South Sudan.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate should possess
    relevant qualifications to perform the aforementioned duties
  • Communicate with clarity and confidence to
    staff, stakeholders and customers
  • Demonstrate excellent management and
    leadership skills
  • Work with initiative and encourage others
    in your team to do so
  • Ability to manage your time effectively to
    meet deadlines and work with efficiency
  • Think creatively about creating highly
    efficient team operations
  • Ability to identify new growth and
    development opportunities for the company
How to Apply: 
All candidates are encouraged to send an updated CV and a covering
letter to:
NB: Early applications
are encouraged. Interviews are scheduled w/c 15th June. All enquiries should be
directed to the email address above.
Deadline: 8th June 2015 by 5PM

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