JOB TITLE: General Manager JOB LOCATION: Njombe, Tanzania RELOCATION TERMS: Open to all nationalities
Business Context Unilever Tea East Africa is one of the leading producers of tea products across East Africa. With more than 20,000 employees both Kenya and Tanzania, Unilever Tea is one of the largest private employers in Kenya.

Unilever Tea Kenya was the first company worldwide to achieve the Sustainable Agriculture Network (SAN) farm standards and gain Rain Forest Alliance Certification, in 2007. Since then it has continued to achieve this certification. Unilever Tea Tanzania (UTT) followed suit soon thereafter.

Unilever’s global ambition is to double the size of its business, whilst reducing the overall environmental footprint (including sourcing, consumer use and disposal) and increasing the positive social impact. Unilever is committed to helping more than a billion people take action to improve their health and well-being, sourcing all its agricultural raw materials sustainably by 2020, and decoupling its growth from its environmental impact. Supporting its three big goals, Unilever has defined seven pillars, underpinned by targets encompassing social, environmental and economic areas.

Unilever aims at winning with people, brands, and in the marketplace.

Unilever Tea Tanzania has started the development of a new tea estate in Tanzania and will aim to construct a new tea factory in 2016/7. The estate is in the Njombe region, 150 kms south-west of the existing Unilever estates in Mufindi.

Unilever Tea Tanzania is looking for potential candidates, fulfilling the technical requirements and having a proven experience to be considered for the position of General Manager, Njombe.
Position Overview
Reporting to the Managing Director of UTT, the general manager will be responsible for overseeing the construction and then managing a tea factory and core estate, with an expectation to generate and deliver a successful and profitable business through supply of tea for the Company's brands.

Success of this role will largely depend on the ability to effectively work with and manage key Government and Non-Governmental Organisation stakeholders.

This position calls for the ability to leverage the Company's size and experience to operate in a competitive environment with the highest level of integrity.

Job Requirements
  • Proven (7+years) previous experience at General Manager level in world-class food/beverage, consumer/FMCG manufacturing business.
  • Ability to manage a large organisation in a complex and competitive environment
  • Ability to develop strong relations internally and externally
  • Some farming knowledge, preferably Tea plantation experience
  • Good business acumen and ability to run a profitable business
  • Experience of delivering a significant change agenda.
  • A track record of driving compliance to high standards.
  • Must possess Stakeholder management skills
  • Excellent communication and listening skills
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