EXECUTIVE SEARCH STATUS:

Completed

POSITION:

NATURE OF BUSINESS:

Managing Director, Global FMCG Company

FMCG

JOB LOCATION: Johannesburg

 

REPORTS TO: Regional CEO

 

TOTAL STAFF RESPONSIBILITY: 800+ employees

 

SUMMARY OF EXECUTIVE OPPORTUNITY:

Responsibility and authority for directing the short and long term objectives, policies, budgets and operating plans for the company.

 

GROUP BACKGROUND:

South African subsidiary of Global Fast Moving Consumer Goods Group

KEY EXECUTIVE ATTRIBUTES REQUIRED:

  • A Post Graduate qualification
  • At least 10 years senior management experience in a top-tier multinational FMCG food company
  • Strong relationship building skills
  • Excellent business acumen
  • Deep acquired knowledge of politics, cultural fabric, social practices, preferences of people and the competition

KEY JOB PERFORMANCE AREAS:

  • Collaborate with the board to define and articulate the company's vision and develop strategies for achieving that vision
  • Create annual operating plans that support the strategic direction set by the incumbent and   the Board and correlate with annual operating budgets
  • Develop and monitor strategies for ensuring the long-term profitable growth and viability of the company
  • Develop future leadership within the company
  • Provide strategic direction and accountability for the entire South African organisation
  • Organisation mission development
  • Ensure compliance with corporate governance principles
  • Stakeholder stewardship, including evaluation, negotiations, strategy, performance delivery and development of strategy and policy for the organisation
  • Collaborate with the Board in the development of the company's overall strategic plan
  • Organisational-wide Policy Approval
  • Promote a culture that reflects the company's values, encourage good performance and reward productivity
  • Ensure that staff of the company have sufficient and up-to-date information
  • Evaluate the company's and the staff's performance on a regular basis
  • Oversee the staff in developing annual budgets that support annual operating plans and submit budgets to the local Board for support and Senior Leadership Team (SLT) for approval
  • Prudently manage the company's resources within budgetary guidelines and constraints
  • Identify which mergers and acquisitions make the most sense for the company and motivate accordingly