As a Country Manager your job involves working to manage operations, develop business and increase profitability for a company in a specific region or country.
This position would suit someone who enjoys a client facing role and the challenge of growing the business.
A Country Manager will be responsible for managing all operations within a country. This involves taking responsibility for profit, revenue, cash and quality targets.
Agreeing annual budgets and producing a detailed annual business operating plan are tasks a Country Manager may have to deliver as well as monthly, quarterly or annual targets for revenue, profits and cash.
A key part of the role will be to produce business performance reports, which could be on a monthly or quarterly basis.
You will be expected to recruit and manage staff, including performance monitoring, and possibly mentoring and training.
Must be educated to degree level - B.Com, preferably with some financial qualifications or training – a solid understanding of budgeting and financial planning is essential as this role involves agreeing annual budgets as well as producing financial reports.
This Job requires a strong understanding of how a business operates and successful candidates will have a proven track record demonstrating their understanding and business acumen.
General management experience is essential
Excellent networking skills.
Able to deliver the highest standards of customer service.
The ability to recruit staff and monitor performance.
Excellent interpersonal skills at all levels, including people-management, leadership and both written and verbal communication skills in Afrikaans
To effectively manage operations, a Country Manager needs to have knowledge and experience of the technical, tracker sector that the company operates within.
The successful contender will be based overseas, so experience of living abroad is desirable. They will also need to be sensitive to cultural differences.
Mature and proven records of tenure within past companies
Analytical and good with setting and monitoring systems and implementing checks and balances
Able to command respect
Highest integrity and work ethic
Able to facilitate partnerships with various vendors on senior level
Extensive management experience which will include the operational, financial and technical interface of the business
Proven record of building a team and growing the business