Job Title: Country Manager

Job ID: 75574

Location: Cote d’Ivoire

Age: 35 – 42 Years

Language: English and French

Job Type: Full Time

Company Description

Our client a leading FMCG Company, is looking to hire a country manager to oversee overall operations, develop new opportunities and ensure the profitability of their business in Cote D’Ivoire. He/she will build, lead and direct multi-functional teams to expand sales volume, revenue generation and profitability. The successful candidate will be responsible for the following:

Job Responsibilities

Strategic planning and decision making at management level
Responsible for managing all aspects of the business in-country by securing the existing business and also driving new market entry and increased profitability
Implement functional plans using strategy and structure to out-perform competitors and exceed financial and market share objectives
Collaborate with operations and distribution management teams to develop or revise plans targeted at optimal performance with consideration of time, cost and customer expectations
Analyse financial reports and interpret financial information to managerial staff while recommending further courses of action
Oversee the recruitment and management of staff to ensure that the company’s business strategy is implemented effectively, consistently and according to established guidelines and budget
Establish strategic alliances with dependable channel partners to maximize sales and create deep market penetration
Maintain functional governance and ensure legal compliance across teams
Lead periodic local workshops on working capital/balance sheet items
Identify and disseminate best practices, policies and procedures in-country
Implement business plans and strategy that align with the overall vision and long-term business objectives of the company

Educational Requirements & Experience

Must have a bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, finance or related field
Masters Degree/MBA or other relevant fields can be a plus
Not less than 15 years of solid experience in Sales and Marketing Management with reputable FMCG companies of which 5 must be at managerial level
Must have experience in distribution and supply chain management
Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
Working knowledge of statutory regulations in Cote d’Ivoire
Must be fluent in English and French
Should be between 35 and 42 years