Charterhouse is working with a leading agricultural products company, specialising in pesticides, herbicides and feed additives who are looking to hire a Business Head to see oversee there business in Africa.
About the role
As Business Head you will report directly to the Global Managing Director and oversee the full business function across areas of Africa, specialising in pesticides and feed additives or similar, with experience in traditional trade, modern trade and key accounts.
Your main responsibility will be overseeing the full business function across the market, including three or more distribution facilities. You will manage the sales team and liaise with the procurement team in the head office. In addition, you will manage the budgeting and purchasing forecasts, along with managing and monitoring the projected P&L across the business. This is a full scope role with responsibilities in all areas of the business.
The successful candidate must have extensive experience in the African market and have lived there or travelled extensively. This role requires experience in FMCG, preferably in similar agricultural products such as pesticides and feed additives but other food experience could be considered. It is essential that you have experience across all channels – key accounts, modern and traditional.
The ideal candidate has developed a career through sales and commercial roles and is now working as a CEO, Business Manager or Commercial Manager with full view across the business, you must have operational experience. This role requires a strong and patient leader, someone who is commercially minded with great strategic vision. This role will either be based in Dubai with extensive travel or can be based in Africa.