General Manager/Chief Executive Officer Job Placement – Uganda Development Corporation (UDC)

Organisation: Uganda Development
Corporation (UDC)
Project Name: Soroti Fruit
factory (SOFTE)
Duty Station: Soroti, Uganda
Reports to: Board of
About Us:
Uganda Development Corporation (UDC) has been revived as an investment
arm through which Government will invest in strategic Sectors of the economy in
partnership with the private sector to trigger industrial and economic
development of the country. The mandate of UDC is to promote and facilitate the
industrial and economic development of Uganda. One of the current projects UDC
is implementing is the Soroti Fruit factory (SOFTE).
Job Summary: The General
Manager/Chief Executive Officer will provide strategic leadership through
working with the Board and staff to ensure fulfillment of Soroti Fruits
Factory’s (SOFTE’s) Vision and Business Mission
Key Duties and
  • The incumbent will ensure the maximization
    of stakeholder values and the long-term success of SOFTE.
  • Staff Management, Motivation and
    Development, providing them with leadership and motivation to fulfill the
    mission of SOFTE.
  • Actively promote and sustain business
    ethical standards and accountability
  • Provide business and financial leadership
    and ensure mobilization, optimal utilization and accountability of
    resources to foster business prosperity with SOFTE.
  • The jobholder will also authorize
    commitment of corporate resources including contracts, transactions and
    SOFTE’s strategies, corporate plans and objectives.
  • Ensure compliance Leadership, ensuring
    that all operations and activities of SOFTE are conducted in accordance
    with applicable laws, regulations, good corporate governance principles
    and practices and any other policies and practices approved by the Board.
  • Ensure coordination within the various
    departments constituting the company to foster synergy and hence business
  • Serve as an ex-officio member of the Board
    of Directors.
  • Ensure that policy decisions made by the
    Board of Directors are implemented at all levels of the company.
  • Establish structures and develop systems
    which facilitate the implementation of policy decisions made by the Board
    of Directors.
  • Establish minimum standards of performance
    to ensure that implementation of business policy decisions of the Board of
    Directors at an optimal level at any given time.
  • Through the Board Committee for Staff and
    Management, recruit competent staff for the efficient business operations
    of the company in accordance with the business strategies and objectives
    of the company as set out by the Board of Directors.
  • Establish and implement an efficient and
    effective human resource management system including provision for both
    in-service and external staff development opportunities to ensure that
    staff are motivated at all times and thus make their own  dutiful contribution towards the
    realization of the company’s business objectives through  optimal performance.
  • Provide leadership, vision and strategies
    at operational and staff level.
  • Perform any other duties within the scope
    of the position, which from time to time may be delegated by the Chairperson
    Board of Directors.
  • Institute management controls, and
    critical success factors;
  • Responsible for developing resource
    mobilization strategies and programmes for approval by the Board and in
    liaison with Uganda Development Corporation/Government for purposes of
    fostering the business prosperity of the company.
  • Perform any other official duties as may
    be reasonably assigned by the Board of Directors
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicant must hold a Master’s degree
    in one of the following fields; Business Administration, Economics, Food
    technology, Finance, Industrial Chemistry, Engineering or related course
  • Candidates with engineering degrees must
    be registered with the Engineer’s Registration Board.
  • A post graduate management qualification
    is essential for non-business graduates
  • A minimum of ten years of working
    experience, 5 of which must be at a senior management level in a foods or
    beverages organization.
  • Knowledge of the fruit processing sub-
    sector will be an added advantage.
  • Result-oriented with very good
    communication skills.
  • Excellent research and analytical skills
  • Good leadership, mentoring and coaching
  • Experience in operations and management of
    FMCG plant.
  • Age: Between 40 – 55 years
How to Apply:
All candidates are strongly encouraged to send their applications
accompanied with detailed curriculum vitae, copies of academic transcripts and
certificates, telephone contact, names and addresses of three referees should
be addressed to:
The Human Resource & Administration Manager,
Uganda Development Corporation,
Floor 5, Soliz House,
Plot 23 Lumumba Avenue,
P. O. Box 7042 Kampala, Uganda
Deadline: Friday, 7th
October, 2016
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