Managing Executive Biscuits

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Managing Executive Biscuits :


  • Harare
  • Full Time

Job Summary

Here at National Foods, business growth is key to our ambition as we follow our purpose which is to work together to feed and nourish the nation!

As a leading and well-respected food manufacturer, our people are hardworking, results driven and innovative, always seeking to be at the forefront of innovations in food manufacturing. In line with this ambition, we have invested in and are commissioning a new state of the art biscuit line and will be setting up a new Business Unit focused solely on biscuit manufacturing. An exciting opportunity has therefore arisen because of this growth.

We are looking for a self-motivated, results oriented professional with a proven track record of success in a senior managerial role preferably within a manufacturing environment to fill the role of Managing Executive Biscuits. The Managing Executive will have full end to end responsibility for the financial and operating performance of the unit.

Duties and Responsibilities

The key objectives are:

Achieving the agreed profitability and return targets for the BU
Driving the growth of the biscuit category and the consequential long term financial performance of the Biscuit unit
As Managing Executive Biscuits, your key responsibility areas are:

Strategy: Developing the BU strategy and overseeing the execution of the agreed action plans which flow from the strategy.
Business Performance: Overall “ownership” and responsibility for the profitability and growth of the business unit.
Financial Performance: Setting budgets and ensuring financial targets are met as per budget. Emphasis will be on profitability, deployment of capital and cash generation targets as well as any other metrics as agreed with the NF Board.
People: Determining the BU’s organisational structure and building a high performing team which can deliver on the unit’s objectives at optimal cost.

Qualifications and Experience

To qualify for this role, you will require the following credentials:

Exceptional commercial awareness and business acumen
Ability to understand the needs of the market, and to grow our Biscuit portfolio into a broad set of offerings which meet these needs
Capability to lead the operations and procurement teams to competitively supply the market
Ability to lead a small expert team with empathy and passion
A passion to drive the long term growth of the Biscuits category as part of National Foods’ product portfolio

How to Apply

National Foods Ltd is a leading food manufacturer, offering on-going opportunities to progress, both personally and professionally, whilst constantly recognising and rewarding individual and team performance. If you are a hardworking, results driven, innovative commercially astute professional and you have interest in this role, then please email [email protected] by latest Friday 10 June 2022

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