University graduate; preferably holder of a Bachelor degree in Business Administration or Engineering + MBA or similar from well-reputed universities.
Around 15-20 years of experience in senior management and/or commercial/business development and/or operations director role with min. of 3-5 years in senior managerial roles such as General Manager or Deputy General Manager or COO or Country Manager or Regional Manager within major local, regional or multinational distribution or FMCG or other commercial environment companies companies, ideally with wholesale and retail network, in Lebanon, in the Gulf or in North Africa.
Previous P&L responsibility is required.
Agriculture and chemicals products sector experience or exposure is a major plus but not required.
Will have to launch the operation almost from scratch, build it up and put the right structure and development plan in place, manage and oversee the country’s operations, monitor sales performance, credit systems, P&L and budget; work towards developing the business through sustainable growth and strong financial performance. Will support and coach the team; monitor risk exposure keeping it within set parameters; ensure geographical expansion through the right channels, identifying new business opportunities, and maintaining great relations with the key customers/accounts, government bodies, community and concerned parties directly affecting the business. Will ensure respect of Group’s policies and procedures.
Business Acumen. Strong Commercial, Operations and Business Development experience. Strong understanding of customer and market dynamics and requirements. Strategic vision, and developed understanding of Finance, marketing and business development strategy implementation. Strong Leadership and ability to drive teams. Decision maker. Excellent interpersonal skills. Problem solver. Risk sensitive. Excellent communicator and negotiator. Computer literate including knowledge of MS Office & ERP applications.
Preferably trilingual with French as a major asset.
Based in Cairo - Egypt.
Interested candidates to email their CVs in Strict Confidentiality to Mr. Robert: email@example.com