FPEAK General Manager career Vacancy in Kenya Nov 2015 

Job Title: FPEAK General Manager
Fresh Produce Exporters Association of Kenya
Deadline for Application: By close of business on 20th Nov 2015
 
FPEAK Background: The Fresh Produce Exporters Association of Kenya (FPEAK) is Kenya’s premier trade Association representing growers, exporters and service providers in the horticulture industry.
Formed in 1975, when export horticulture was in its infancy, the Association has grown to become Kenya’s foremost sectoral trade association. Members of the Association are involved in growing and/or exporting fresh Cutflowers, fruits, and vegetables.

FPEAK supports growers and exporters by providing technical and marketing information and training, acts as an information centre, and runs active lobbying and advocacy programs to enhance the sector’s competiveness.
Job Purpose: The purpose of the position is to improve service delivery to members through provision of quality services to members thus enhancing value for money.
Specific Tasks:
The key roles and tasks for the general manager are:
  • Enhance management’s  efficiency and effectiveness by recruiting, selecting, orienting, training, coaching, counseling, and disciplining managers; communicating values, strategies, and objectives; assigning accountabilities; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results; developing incentives; developing a climate for offering information and opinions; providing educational opportunities.
  • Develop strategic plan by studying technological and financial opportunities; presenting assumptions; recommending objectives.
  • Achieve objectives by establishing plans, budgets, and results measurements; allocating resources; reviewing progress; making mid-course corrections.
  • Coordinates efforts by establishing procurement, production, marketing, field, and technical services policies and practices; coordinating actions with corporate staff.
  • Build company image by collaborating with customers, government, community organizations, and employees; enforcing ethical business practices.
  • Maintain quality service by establishing and enforcing organization standards.
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; benchmarking state-of-the-art practices; participating in professional societies.
Skills:
  • People Management, Performance Management, Staffing, Management Proficiency, Coordination, Coaching, Developing Standards, Financial Planning and Strategy, Process Improvement, Decision Making, Strategic Planning, Quality Management
  • Ability to work in a multicultural setting
  • Ability to multitask
Training & Experience:
  • Experience: A minimum of 10 years post graduate experience in the field of management Industry.
  • 3 years experience at senior management levels in the horticulture industry
  • Education and training courses: Must at least have a degree in Business Administration, Bachelor of Commerce or related disciplines. A Masters degree is highly desirable.
  • Must have Computer knowledge and experience in MS Office
  • Language and communication: Must have excellent oral and written communication skills in English as well as understand and speak Kiswahili.
Other attributes: 
  • Embrace honesty, integrity and transparency
  • Results oriented.
  • Must be capable of working without supervision.
  • Must be capable of working and delivering under pressure.
Interested applicants should send their applications to the attention of Recruitment officer Email: jobs@careerdirections.co.ke