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Executive General Manager - Snack Foods

  • Location: Port Harcourt, Rivers, Nigeria
  • Date Posted: 10-Jun-2019


Our client is an indigenous owned hospitality & entertainment conglomerate with business interest in hotels, restaurants, property development, food production, etc. In line with the company's decision to attract and retain the best in-class talent and skills to drive the business forward, they seek an Executive General Manager- Snack Foods who will be responsible for:

  • Overseeing and strengthening the Food & Beverage Division of the organization through effective management of the entire division, product/packaging re-development, quality assurance, sales/business development and efficient work process that will enhance better margins on SKU offerings.
  • Deliver on new product portfolio(s) that will impact positively to the Food & Beverage category and to the organization.
  • Adherence to standards, guidelines, legislation and procedures set to ensure product quality and consistency as well as the safety and well-being of all employees.

Detailed Job Description:

  • To oversee the overall successful management of F& B Division of the organization.
  • Drive profitable sales and distribution of existing product lines through personal initiative and direct engagement with the market/s.
  • Drive marketing and promotion innovation with minimal use of discounts and rebates; and work on product/packaging redevelopment that will lead to higher profit margins on the existing offerings.
  • Support colleagues in human capacity development through coaching in the area of sales and distribution, best manufacturing practices and techniques.
  • Drive continuous improvement of processes, productivity and efficiency of all Division’s departments as well as Direct Sales Agents and third party sellers.
  • Ensure effective factory operations and support activities related to production, logistics, product development, quality control and assurance, maintenance and HSE.
  • Any other task as may be assigned by the Executive Management.
Required Skills 
Functional Requirements/Skills:
  • Good sales and distribution management skills in food and beverage industry
  • Effective project and operations management skills
  • Strong commercial acumen
  • Good knowledge of product/packaging development and marketing
  • Effective and efficient cost control & revenue management.
  • Executive decision making skills
  • Business process improvement skills
  • Excellent organization and leadership skills
General Requirements/Skills:
  • Good knowledge of Food & Beverage Industry
  • Awareness and familiarity with regulatory bodies’ requirements (NAFDAC, SON, NESREA, ML&E, etc.)
  • Excellent networks and relationships in the F& B industry
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Entrepreneurial drive
  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others, within and external
Desired Personal Attributes:
  • Drive for results
  • Speed of execution
  • Good understanding of numbers
  • Good team player and leader
  • Flexibility to adapt and respond to change
  • Highly organized and significant ability to multi-task
  • Ability to cope with pressure and setbacks
  • Ability to manage and motivate a team

Educational Qualification

  • Minimum of University degree biochemistry, food science & technology or any of the natural/social sciences
  • Minimum of 20 years post qualification experience in FMCG or related industry.
  • Work experience to span through key functional department in Manufacturing

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