General Manager job at Uganda Tea Development Agency


Uganda Tea Development Agency

General Manager job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2022 - 2023


Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 13 May 2022

Hiring Organization: Uganda Tea Development Agency

Job Details:

Uganda Tea Development Agency is an equal opportunity employer and responsible for the management of the small holder tea factories of Igara Kayonza, Buhweju and Mpungu (nearing completion).
In a bid to achieve its goals and objectives, the company wishes to strengthen its management functions at the factories by recruiting dynamic and self-motivated individuals and accordingly invites applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill the following positions;
General Manager
Reporting to: The Chief Executive Officer, Uganda Tea Development Agency Ltd.
Location: Buhweju Tea Factory, Buhweju District.

Purpose of the Position:
The purpose of the General Manager position is to provide overall oversight to Buhweju tea factory and supervise all operations of the factory company in the different departments and ensure optimum utilization of company resources and maximization of outputs and profits for the benefit of all stakeholders. This is a Senior Management position.


Qualifications and Experience:
• Bachelors degree in Agriculture, Engineering, Food Science and Technology, Business Administration, Management and Economics.
• Advanced degrees in the mentioned areas above plus additional qualifications in Project Planning and Management, Accounting and Finance and or any relevant areas will be an added advantage.
• At least 7 years' experience managing and supervising in the tea industry or agricultural/ manufacturing unit.

Key Responsibilities will include:
• Participates, facilitates and supports the Board in the formulation and development of policies for the company.
• Interprets and facilitates the implementation of Board policies by all employees and HODs.
• Leading in setting targets and coordinate the work of different departments to ensure achievements of those targets.
• Leading the management team in developing corporate plans, annual operating plans and budgets as well as developing various strategies that enable achievements of targets.
• Supervising HOD's at the tea factory and rating their performance.
• Receiving and analyzing departmental reports for any necessary follow up actions/ issues and provides appropriate feedback to the respective heads.
• Ensure good custody of the company assets.
• Ensure and foster good public relations with all stakeholders of the company.
• Facilitating the preparations and organising of shareholders annual or special general meetings.
• Prepares management and financial reports and submits them to the board or the management agency as may be required.
• Participating where necessary in negotiating the terms of agreements on behalf of the Tea Factory.
• Oversees and approves procurements for the company in accordance with set down policies and procedures.
• Carryout any other responsibilities as may be assigned to him/her by the Chief Executive Officer.

Skills, knowledge and Competences:
• Ability to motivate the workforce to attain maximum productivity
• Ability to work with minimum supervision
• Good industrial and public relations.
• Stress tolerance.
• Ability to make decisions under pressure
• Good leadership skills
• Good research skills
• Adequate knowledge of project planning
• Ability to put in extra hours of work.
• Good communication skills.
• Must be ready and willing to work upcountry.

Application procedure

All interested applicants should send in a letter of interest, detailed curriculum vitae with contacts of three referees and certified copies of supporting academic and other documents by 5.00pm on the 13th of May 2022.
All applications should be addressed and emailed to:
The Company Secretary,
Uganda Tea Development Agency Ltd,
Plot 821 Rubaga Road, Kampala Uganda.
Email addresses: cs@ugatea.com / admin@ugatea.com.
Please note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Date Posted: 2022-04-27

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