Managing Director Job in Kenya

Job Title: Managing Director

Grade 01

Ref: EHC/1770/2023

Our client is a commercial enterprise whose primary
mandate is to conduct research, produce, market and distribute certified
quality products to the agricultural sector for both local and international

The enterprise seeks to recruit highly motivated,
visionary, result oriented and dynamic team players to fill the following
vacant position.

Reporting to the Board of
Directors, the successful candidate will oversee enterprise business operations
and provide strategic leadership. The Managing Directors’ responsibilities
include developing and implementing strategic plans and enterprise policies,
maintaining open dialogue with stakeholders and driving organizational success.

He/she will be required to advance the enterprise
business strategic objectives.


In addition to the above, the Managing Director will
work under the direct supervision of the Board and will be responsible for the

Will be the Chief Executive and the accounting officer of the

Will be responsible for the day-to-day management and
operations of the Enterprise and shall have control over all personnel and
activities of the Enterprise;

To provide coherent leadership of the enterprise, conveying
and executing the vision, mission and strategic intent of the enterprise;

To oversee the preparation and implementation of the
Enterprise’s strategic and annual work plans;

To oversee the development and implementation of the
Enterprise’s policies in liaison with the Board and other relevant

To ensure compliance to all constitutional provisions, Acts
of Parliament, statutory provisions, local and applicable international

To develop and recommend to the Board the enterprise’s annual
operating budgets;

To monitor and control the enterprise’s performance and
finances in accordance with the budgets approved by the Board of

To oversee the acquisition, maintenance and efficient
utilization of the enterprise’s physical assets;

To coordinate the preparation of the business proposals and
reports for the Board’s consideration and implement the decisions of the

To champion innovation in product development and delivery;
To foster corporate culture that promotes ethical practices
and good governance in line with the Constitution of Kenya 2010;

To maintain a conducive work environment for attracting,
retaining and motivating employees;

To direct the execution of risk management policy and frame
work that ensures the enterprise has adequate systems and processes of
accountability, risk management, internal controls and business

To represent the enterprise in national and international
forums and act as the enterprise’s principle spokesperson; and

To build a strong external relationships with other agencies
supporting the enterprise’s business and the wider stakeholders,
developing partnerships as appropriate to support effective service
delivery and resource management.


The successful candidate must have the following
minimum qualifications:

A Master’s degree in Business Administration, Finance,
Marketing, Engineering, Law, Agriculture, Horticulture or equivalent from
a recognized institution;

A Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance,
Marketing, Engineering, Law, Agriculture, Horticulture or equivalent from
a recognized institution;

A professional qualification in a relevant field where

Be a member to a relevant professional body and in good
standing where applicable;

Possess a leadership/strategic management course lasting not
less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;

At least fifteen (15) years’ relevant work experience, five
(5) of which must have been at a Senior Management position in a
comparable public or private sector institution.


Analytical skills;
Excellent communication skills;
Strategic and innovative thinking;
Ability to work in a multicultural environment and comprehend
to equal opportunities and diversity;

Ability to drive change and transformation;
Strong managerial skills and ability to lead teams;
Negotiation skills;
Problem solving skills; and
Decision making skills.

compliance requirements

Successful candidates will be expected to comply
with Chapter six of Constitution of Kenya, 2010 by presenting valid clearance
certificates or proof of having initiated Certification of the following:

Certificate of good conduct from the Directorate of Criminal
Investigations (DCI);

Certificate from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB);
Tax compliance certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority

Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission
(EACC); and

Report from the approved Credit Reference Bureau (CRB).

Terms of

Appointment to this position will be a contract term of three
(3) years renewable once based on performance.

How to

Applicants should email their duly signed
application letters, a detailed curriculum vitae indicating names of at least
three (3) professional referees, certified copies of academic and

professional certificates, and a copy of the
national identification card or passport all in PDF format to email: with job title and reference as the subject matter on
or before Tuesday, 9th January 2024 at mid-night. HARD COPY APPLICATIONS WILL

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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with utmost confidentiality.

Our client is an equal opportunity employer

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