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Country Manager needed for Michael Page

Build, manage and maintain a fully functioning organization and operational office.
Michael Page | 21.10.2013

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About our client

Our client, one of the world's leading system suppliers of carton packaging, is currently looking for a country Manager in Egypt, to drive the company's business.
Job description

The main purpose of this role is to lead, manage and grow the Egyptian operations of the client. The position is based in Cairo.

Key responsibilities are:

-Build, manage and maintain fully functioning organization and operational office, this includes evaluating current staff skill level and taking necessary HR actions to raise the standard.
-Establish and oversee implementation of key account plans.
-Chair monthly meetings with the service, production, quality personnel to ensure programs are in place on time.
-Develop long-term strategic plan with the Cluster Head.
-Visit customers regularly to ensure their needs are being met. Resolve outstanding commercial and technical issues
- Ensure company's financial risks are minimized by ensuring customers payment are consistently on time and take the necessary actions required (with the support of the Finance department) to reduce the risks.
- Collect of Accounts Receivables.
- Establish monthly sales forecasts on customer sleeve orders and ensure these are accurate
- Conduct customer satisfaction program and determine our performance level against customer expectations.
- Develop plans and take the necessary action with the support of the other team members to ensure customer satisfaction levels are achieved.
- Arrange for periodic technical and commercial updates to the customer on industry developments with the aim of ensuring better fill performance and cost savings.
-Seek out new market opportunities and develop them against competitors.

Who we are looking for

This is a true entrepreneur position, as you will be working closely with the Head of Cluster.

The ideal candidate will have a university degree and a minimum of 7 years experience in the Sales Department of a Multinational Organization.

You should have a sound and proven commercial experience in Egypt,

You should have an entrepreneur mindset and proven sales track records.

Customer orientated, with excellent interpersonal skills, you have the ability to work on your own initiative.

You should have a natural leadership and good ability to work with people at all levels.

You should have a Financial vision, you are able to understand customer's industry.

Languages: Arabic and English.