General Manager / Chief Executive Officer Job Placement – Uganda Development Corporation (UDC)

Organisation: Uganda Development Corporation (UDC)
Project Name: Soroti Fruit factory (SOFTE)
Duty Station: Soroti, Uganda
Reports to: SOFTE Board of Directors
About Us:
Uganda Development Corporation (UDC) has been revived as an investment
arm through which Government will invest in strategic Sectors of the economy in
partnership with the private sector to trigger industrial and economic
development of the country. The mandate of UDC is to promote and facilitate the
industrial and economic development of Uganda. The Government of Uganda
received a grant from The Korean Government through Korea International Cooperation
Agency (KOICA) to facilitate construction of a Fruit Processing factory. The
factory is to be run under UDC as a subsidiary- Soroti Fruits Limited.(SOFTE).
The company will produce ready to drink juice and concentrates from Ugandan
produced fruits notably Oranges and Mangoes.
Job Summary: The General
Manager/Chief Executive Officer will provide strategic leadership through
working with the Board and staff to ensure fulfillment of Soroti Fruits
Factory’s (SOFTE’s) Vision and Business Mission
Key Duties and
  • Ensure the maximization of stakeholder
    values and the long-term success of SOFTE.
  • Staff Management, Motivation and
    Development, providing them with leadership and motivation to fulfill the
    mission of SOFTE.
  • Promote and sustain business ethical
    standards and accountability
  • Provide business and financial leadership
    and ensure mobilization, optimal utilization and accountability of
    resources to foster business prosperity with SOFTE.
  • Authorize commitment of corporate resources
    including contracts, transactions and SOFTE’s strategies, corporate plans
    and objectives.
  • Compliance Leadership, ensuring that all
    operations and activities of SOFTE are conducted in accordance with
    applicable laws, regulations, good corporate governance principles and
    practices and any other policies and practices approved by the Board.
  • Ensure coordination within the various
    departments constituting the company to foster synergy and hence business
  • Ex-officio member of the Board of
  • Ensure that policy decisions made by the
    Board of Directors are implemented at all levels of the company.
  • Establish structures and develop systems
    which facilitate the implementation of policy decisions made by the Board
    of Directors.
  • Establish minimum standards of performance
    to ensure that implementation of business policy decisions of the Board of
    Directors at an optimal level at any given time.
  • Through the Board Committee for Staff and
    Management, recruit competent staff for the efficient business operations
    of the company in accordance with the business strategies and objectives
    of the company as set out by the Board of Directors.
  • Establish and implement an efficient and
    effective human resource management system including provision for both
    in-service and external staff development opportunities to ensure that
    staff are motivated at all times and thus make their own  dutiful contribution towards the
    realization of the company’s business objectives through  optimal performance.
  • Provide leadership, vision and strategies
    at operational and staff level.
  • Perform any other duties within the scope
    of the position, which from time to time may be delegated by the
    Chairperson Board of Directors.
  • Institute management controls, and
    critical success factors;
  • Responsible for developing resource
    mobilization strategies and programmes for approval by the Board and in
    liaison with Uganda Development Corporation/Government for purposes of
    fostering the business prosperity of the company.
  • Any other official duties as may be
    reasonably assigned by the Board of Directors

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicant must hold a Master’s degree
    in one of the following fields; 
    Business Administration, Economics, Social Sciences, Management,
    Food Technology, Finance, Industrial Chemistry or related fields
  • A post graduate management qualification
    is essential for non-business graduates
  • A minimum of ten years of working
    experience, 5 of which must be at a senior management level preferably in
    the FMCG sector.
  • Knowledge of the manufacturing, agro-
    processing or private  sector will
    be an added advantage.
  • Should be result oriented with very good
    communication skills.
  • Should have good research & analytical
  • Should have leadership, mentoring and
    coaching skills
  • Experience in operations and management of
    FMCG plant.
  • Age: Below 55 years of age.
How to Apply:
All candidates are strongly encouraged to send their applications
accompanied with detailed curriculum vitae, copies of academic transcripts and
certificates, telephone contact, names and addresses of three referees should be
addressed to:
The Executive Director,
Uganda Development Corporation,
Floor 5, Soliz House,
Plot 23 Lumumba Avenue,
P. O. Box 7042 Kampala, Uganda
Email to:
Deadline: 4th April 2018
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