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General Manager

Closing Date : 2024-06-18
Closed : Yes
The Waitrose Foundation (SA), based in Stellenbosch, seeks to appoint a General Manager. The Foundation aims to improve the living standards of agri-workers employed by Fresh Produce Growers supplying Waitrose UK from the Southern African regions.

The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of the agricultural sector and the socio-economic dynamics of Southern Africa, coupled with a strong commitment to enhancing people's well-being in this sector. Essential skills include facilitation, liaison, and relationship management. The candidate should demonstrate high emotional intelligence, integrity, professionalism, a strong work ethic, and an outcome-driven approach.

Reporting directly to the Board of Directors, the General Manager will focus on ensuring the Foundation's sustainability and continuous improvement. Key duties include: *Providing strategic leadership *Managing stakeholder relationships with partners *Identifying and managing operational risks *Developing and maintaining systems to improve processes *Organising and managing the Foundation’s resources and funds *Developing and managing business and financial plans *Leading and motivating a results-driven team *Implementing effective management and communication practices *Creating and maintaining a comprehensive beneficiary management strategy *Integrating information and reporting as per the agreement between Waitrose (PTY) Ltd and the Waitrose Foundation (SA) *Performing all other duties necessary for the overall management of the Foundation.

Essential qualifications, skills, and experience:
• Relevant degree, with a post graduate qualification being highly beneficial;
• Minimum of 10 years’ of general management experience, including human resources, project, and financial management;
• Minimum of 5 years’ of experience in socio-economic and socio-political development in South Africa (knowledge of rural development in agriculture is advantageous);
• Exceptional written and verbal communication skills in Afrikaans and English (understanding an indigenous language is advantageous);
• Driver’s license and own reliable transport;
• Willingness to travel regularly to regions in South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, and Zambia.

The Waitrose Foundation-SA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and applicants from the designated groups are encouraged to apply. The Waitrose Foundation-SA reserves the right not to make an appointment.

Please apply online at before 09:00 on 18 June 2024.

For general enquiries, contact our team at M3 Human Capital Management on 021 863 1444.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates are contacted. If you don’t hear from us within two weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application was unsuccessful.
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