Adept Management Consultants Vacancies: Country Manager
LG seeks an energetic and resourceful Country Manager to help navigate the organizations’ rapid growth in Uganda. We are a fast-paced, mission-driven organization with operations in East Africa and ambitions beyond. We are currently building a world-class team committed to achieving our goal of building a sustainable system to defeat the diseases of poverty.
The Country Manager will manage a team that oversees a large franchised sales force, a nationwide inventory and logistics system, and that creates strategic work plans for the entire country office. The ideal candidate will be comfortable in a dynamic, start-up environment.
Living Goods believes the poor deserve better healthcare, a better deal, and a chance at a better life. We operate networks of franchised Health Entrepreneurs in sub Saharan Africa who go door-to-door teaching families how to improve their health and wealth, and selling low-cost, life-saving and life-changing products like bed nets, simple treatments for malaria and diarrhea, fortified foods, water filters, clean cook stoves, and solar lights. LG combines best practices from the worlds of micro-enterprise, franchising and public health to create a fully sustainable system for defeating diseases of poverty. Future expansion includes extending the brand across Africa and Asia, and into micro franchise businesses in energy, water, and agriculture.
The Country Manager will build and lead a growing management team and will significantly expand the network of franchised entrepreneurs, drive marketing and sales efforts, maximize health impacts, oversee merchandising, inventory and procurement, build vital management systems and deliver insightful analyses and reporting.
Reporting to the Vice President, Operations; the Country Manager Uganda will be the key member of the Uganda team.
Ideal candidates must have a minimum of 8 to 10 years of private sector experience in marketing and/or sales management overseeing teams of 10 or more, with a proven track record of exceeding targets; preference to managers with experience at a nationally-recognized consumer brands or direct selling company.
Strong financial management and analytical skills. Highly proficient in spreadsheets.
Experience in sourcing/procurement and inventory management preferred.
Ability to manage multiple initiatives within a dynamic environment, prioritizing both the urgent and important, without compromising productivity.
Practical experience managing and optimizing performance of front line sales staff.
Ability to build and maintain excellent working relationships with the local and international team, facilitate feedback and optimize implementation.
Demonstrated leadership, networking and negotiation skills.
Strong proficiency using all Microsoft Applications.
Includes a competitive base salary, bonus, and health insurance.
Send your application including a cover letter indicating your desire to work with our client; a detailed CV highlighting relevant experience, details of current and expected salary, a daytime phone contact, email address, and the names of three professional referees by close of business Monday 8th August 2011 to:
Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Please note that we do not charge fees for receiving or processing job applications. Visit our website for more vacancies.