• General Manager Job at Aon Hewitt

  • Posted on: 20 January, 2017 Deadline: 27 January, 2017
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    Aon Kenya is a leading provider of risk management, insurance brokerage, and human capital resourses. We are part of Aon plc (NYSE: AON), a leading global provider or risk management, insurance brokerage and reinsurance brokerage, and human resources solutions and outsourcing services. Through its more than 72,000 colleagues worldwide, Aon unites to empower results for clients in over 120 countries via innovative risk and people solutions. We stand ready to draw on our international network and the knowledge of our local experts to give you the best advice, proven solutions and attentive service.

    General Manager


    Job Purpose:
    The GM will organize, direct and manage KISCOL operations; prepare, monitor and ensure efficient utilisation of capital expenditure budget; Promote team work in a multicultural and diverse working environment.

    Minimum Job Requirement:

    1. Educational Background
        Masters degree in Management, Finance.

    2. Experience
        15 Years of senior management, out of which four years as General Manager/ Chief Executive Officer in a Manufacturing set up.

    Experience in industrial and agricultural sector in a multinational will be an added advantage.

    3. Knowledge & Skill
       • An excellent knowledge with the regional business environment / markets including experience with contracts and negotiations
       • Strategy design and implementation
       • Board level engagement
       • Financial skills
       • Leadership skills
       • Communication skills
       • Management skills
       • Computer Literacy

    Detailed Duties and Responsibilities:

    Strategic plan

       • Identify the strategic issues, challenges and choices for the organization as a whole, and provide high level strategic, planning and policy advice to the Managing Director,             Executive Management Team and Board on all matters affecting the current and future business operations.
       • Maintain and enhance relationships with government agencies, regulators, major commercial clients and the community with the aim of enhancing the Company’s corporate           image
       • Develop, direct and control the strategic and operational planning frameworks and planning outcomes for the organization in the short, medium and long term; and assist the       Board execute approved strategies.
       • As a member of the Executive Management Team, be responsible for robust governance and strategic direction of the organization.
       • Evaluating and advising the Executive Management of long term planning, introduction of new programs/ strategies and regulatory action.


       • Lead the Executive team in formulating the annual budget and plans
       • Ensuring proper utilization of allocated budget and fostering the best use of facilities in the interest of the organization.
       • Providing recommendations to Board on the operational areas that need improvement
       • Ensure proper use and maintenance of the plant in line with best operation practices.
       • Leading the site operations team in execution of their business.

    Human Resources

       • Monitoring the organization’s goals and objectives by administering the policies and work-related procedures for their operational areas.
       • Subject to the approval of the Board, employing, assigning and dismissing the officers of the enterprise and designing their functions.
       • Employing, assigning and dismissing other employees of the enterprise in accordance with legal requiremets and internal polices.
       • Assessing on regular basis performance of key personnel and report to EC.

    Financial Management

       • Ensure annual budget have been prepared on time and the organization operates within its financial budget.
       • Maintaining and sustaining relationships with the Syndicate Lenders for effective operation of the business.
       • Minimize cost and also advocate for new services, products or other functions at site to obtain executive support required to improve productivity and profitability.
       • Lead the CFO in ensuring delivery of the financing strategy within the overall corporate strategy to deliver sustained growth and share holder value.
       • Effectively managing the cost of production
       • Providing leadership in the development of short and long-term strategic financial objectives.


       • Design, implement, and facilitate annual marketing plan for the company on all by-products of sugarcane during season and off-season.
       • Support and facilitate development and implementation of marketing plans.
       • Plan and administer the company’s marketing budget and keep cost in control.
       • Customize materials according to specific market or customer requirements.
       • Establishing & maintaining good relationship with both external & Internal customers

    Method of Application

    Interested candidates who meet the above qualifications to send their applications to HRConsulting@aon.co.ke by 27th January 2017. Please indicate the job title as the subject.

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