General Manager Job Opportunity - BRAC Social Business Enterprise Uganda Limited

Job Title:       General Manager  
Organisation: BRAC Social Business Enterprise Uganda Limited
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About US:
BRAC International is one of the world’s largest Non-Governmental Development Organizations, working in a number of countries in Africa and Asia on poverty alleviation Programs, is registered in Uganda as BRAC Uganda. The organization implements integrated development approach combining Education, Health, Agriculture, Livestock, Adolescent Empowerment and Microfinance.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Manage, develop and expand portfolios of BRAC Uganda social enterprises (current portfolio includes seed production centre and tissue culture lab);
  • Build and strengthen trusted relationships with clients by delivering engagements that exceed expectations, demonstrating a strong ROI and leveraging thought leadership;
  • Identify opportunities to expand and deepen client relationships, increase revenue, and ensure client retention;
  • Plan and implement the yearly strategic, operational and people objectives in accordance with the mission and goals of the organization;
  • Define and deliver on value propositions for new and existing clients;
  • Oversee strategic planning, quarterly business reviews and client planning;
  • Recruit qualified staff to grow and expand the enterprise;
  • Lead, manage and mentor a team of talented marketing professionals;
  • Generate strategic marketing program ideas, marketing plans, and oversee the implementation of marketing initiatives;
  • Work closely with all levels of intra manager, related government officials, all stakeholders to ensure all activities in effective and efficient way;
  • Creating promotional material, particularly for the seed enterprise;
  • Carry out research and closely monitor intelligence about clients, client industries and/or markets and competitors, upcoming contracts and procurement;
  • Work closely with research organisations for improved seed production;
  • Explore new collaboration opportunities with international research institutes who have research expertise as well as a global marketing network;
  • Serve as the highest escalation point on major account roadblocks or risk factors and work collaboratively to resolve issues quickly.
  • Learning and knowledge management on best practices to achieve the overall as well as the specific goal.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Advertising, Marketing or similar field is required. MBA/M.S in Agriculture Economics (Marketing) shall be preferable
  • At least eight years of senior-level experience in consulting, marketing services and/or corporate marketing
  • Proven track record of driving sales and building client relationships
  • Strong management experience providing guidance to a diverse, multicultural team and ability to manage at all levels of an organization
  • Corporate and/or agency-side marketing experience with an emphasis on seed marketing demand generation and marketing strategy will be given preference
  • Excellent organizational skills – must be able to manage multiple, competing priorities with cross-functional teams in a fast-paced dynamic environment
  • Exceptional communication skills – create open and ongoing dialogue with clients and internal team members; extensive presentation experience a must
  • Business strategy, communication, presentation and networking skills sufficient for C-level client contact and relationships
  • Proficient user of MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, and general computer and web technologies

How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested external candidates need to apply online by emailing their CV with a letter of interest mentioning educational grades, years of experience, current and expected salary to Please mention the name of the position and AD# BI 27/16 in the subject bar.

Deadline: 13th July 2016

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