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  • Regional Operations Manager at Farsight Africa Group

  • Posted on: 9 October, 2019 Deadline: 18 October, 2019
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  • Farsight Africa Group is a leading full-service Pan-African communications company that delivers impactful solutions to companies, governments, development organizations’ and individuals across East Africa.
    Farsight Africa Group has established a reputation in the marketplace for working in complex and challenging environments that demand a comprehensive understanding of local cultures, indigenous communication practices and relationships with stakeholders, at both the grassroots and national level.

    Regional Operations Manager



    Do you love challenges, think-out-the-box in a strategic approach with relevant experiences and skills? Can you provide leadership by example with hands-on-attitude, able to formulatesolutions for everyday problems with cool head and get the jobs done approach?

    Our Client SOMPRINT, a printing and branding company with operations in Somalia,is recruiting a Regional Operations Manager,who will be located in Mogadishu,Somalia.

    Key roles and task:

    • At Management level
      • Hold regular meetings with Executive Director around fiscal planning and initiative geared toward operational excellence, new products, services and market development.
      • Identify organisation gaps, (knowledge, market, resources etc.), pioneer solutions,implement outcome, monitor and evaluate impact.
      • Improve the operational systems, processes and policies in support of organization’s mission - specifically, better management reporting, information flow and management,business process and organizational planning.
      • Manage and increase the effectiveness and efficiency of departmental collaboration through development of each department’s functions as well as coordination and communication procedures between departments.
    • Marketing and Sales
      • Develop and monitor marketing and sales objectives, targets and strategies with the Executive Director and Head of the Department.
      • Ensure the achievement of marketing and sales objectives by recruiting, selecting,orienting, training, assigning, scheduling, coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees.
      • Work with and support the marketing and sales team to achieve financial objectives by forecasting requirements, preparing an annual budget, scheduling expenditures,analyzing variances, initiating corrective actions.
    • Production
      • Determine production (graphic design and printing) priorities by reviewing customer order requirements and production schedules; analysing equipment, materials, and employee availability; coordinating schedules with sales and delivery date.
      • Synchronize all production departments’ functions and collaborations and overseeing quality of work.
      • Review, improve and enforce departmental work policies and procedure as well as production and scheduling efficiency.
      • Implement production, productivity, quality, and customer service standards.
      • Manage supply and materials inventory.
    • Human Resources
      • Review, develop and enforce work ethics, policies and procedure.
      • Select, train, schedule and manage employee performance.
      • Communicate job expectations and targets; plan, monitor, appraise, and review performance.
      • Responsible for problem solving, conflict resolution, and multi-tasking project management.
      • Oversee, payroll, manage staff benefits and disciplinary actions.
    • Finance:
      • Develop and monitor annual budget in coordination with the Executive Director.
      • Oversee overall financial management, planning, systems and controls.
      • Develop and monitor departmental budgets in coordination with the head of departments.
      • Payroll management, including arrangement of accrued employee benefits.

    Knowledge, Experiences and Skills

    • Relevant MA or MBA degree from reputable university
    • Minimum ten years of work experiences including a minimum of 5 years of experience in a similar managerial role – essential
    • Strong managerial track record with the potential to grow within the organization,particularly, people management, sound financial management knowledge and reporting skills – essential
    • Strong analytical and technical skills – essential
    • Solid exposure to the printing press industry, book binding, and graphic design – desirable
    • Experienced in managing workers in large production/manufacturing environments
    • Pre-press knowledge (Software and Hardware) – desirable
    • Exposure to Somalia market – desirable
    • Good oral and written communication skills both in English and Somali language
    • Strong PC/Computer Skills – essential

    Method of Application

    Interested applicants are requested to send the following to jobs@farsightafrica.com and reference “Regional Operations Manager” in the subject line of the email on or before 18th October 2019 . Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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