10 Jun 2016

Chief Operations Officer Job : Uchumi Supermarket

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Chief Operations Officer Job At Uchumi Supermarkets Limited, Kenya

In keeping with our current business needs, the Office of the Chief Executive Officer has a vacancy for the position of Chief Operations Officer reporting to the Chief Executive Officer.

Chief Operations Officer Job Purpose

The role will have overall responsibility of managing the value chain of core activities of the retail chain of supermarkets including inbound operations and outbound activities at a group level.

Chief Operations Officer Job Responsibilities

  • Working in collaboration with the CEO to plan and formulate strategies in collaboration with the leadership team and the Board of Directors
  • Managing operations and overseeing the general performance of all retail chains while ensuring all legal, corporate governance and regulatory requirements are complied with
  • Coordinating and driving the annual operations plan and annual budget to support the strategic direction set by the Board
  • Providing leadership in managing the business operations, product and business development
  • Ensuring operating procedures and controls are established and communicated to solidify management control and direction of the organization
  • Supporting the supply chain and manage logistics back bone to support the growth of the company
  • Overseeing the overall operations of the business including store planning and design, distribution and logistics
  • Identifying, researching and exploiting of potential growth and expansion opportunities including mergers, acquisitions, potential investors both local and overseas
  • Developing and implementing regular reporting (to be shared with the Board) on key metrics and success factors to determine the effectiveness and efficiency of operating conditions
  • Motivating and leading a high performance leadership team to consistently achieve sales, profitability, cash flow targets and all business objectives

Qualifications For Chief Operations Officer Job

  • A Masters degree in a Business related field with at least 8 years’ experience , five (5) years of which must be in a leadership level in a retail supermarket industry or any other relevant field
  • Proven track record of  having successfully facilitated progressive organizational change and development within a growing organization
  • Experience in value chain management will be an added advantage
  • Excellent judgment and creative problem solving skills including negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • Strong mentoring, coaching experience to a team with diverse levels of expertise
  • Clean record from Police (preferable CID or NIS)

How to Apply

  • If you can clearly demonstrate your ability to deliver the role requirements, please submit your application and detailed CV indicating: your current and expected remuneration three (3) referees, two of which should be former supervisors/employers Kindly forward your application to [email protected] indicating the position of interest as the subject by 17th June 2016.

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