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  • Posted on: 20 October, 2014 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • The Bravo Group is the largest furniture manufacturing company in South Africa.  Focusing on lounge, cabinetry and bedding, the Group operates a number of specialist factories around South Africa.

    With brands such as Sealy, Edblo and Slumberland dominating our Sleep Products division, the Group occupies the market as a leading supplier to large chains as well as independent retailers.

    Our lounge division with such well-known brands as Grafton Everest, Gommagomma, Milano and Alpine supplies top quality lounges suites across the spectrum.

    Finally, our case goods division consisting of Pat Cornick, High Point, Valenti and Victoria Lewis manufactures TV units, kitchen cabinets, bedroom suites, robes and similar products for the various market segments around the Country.

    The business is also expanding into the African market with a focus to strengthen our foothold in specific regions.

    General Manager

     

    The Bravo Group Sleep Products division is embarking on a major project in Nigeria (Lagos) that requires the skills of a seasoned General Manager (GM) to manage the local business on behalf of the Group and in conjunction with a local partner.  The incumbent will report to the Managing Executive of Sleep Products based in South Africa.

    The role of the incumbent will be to grow the brand in the region, develop key relationships with stakeholders, maintain financial controls and grow the business unit revenue stream.  The Company is looking for a strong generalist manager who can work independently, use initiative, manage and resolve conflict and implement strategic processes and plans in order to achieve goals.

    Key Performance Focus Areas

    •     Securing and maintaining revenue stream
    •     Monitoring and reviewing financial performance
    •     Implementation of risk mitigation protocols
    •     Budget and forecasting management
    •     New business development Nigeria
    •     New business development Africa
    •     Development and maintenance of strong customer relationships
    •     Integration of market intelligence into business practice
    •     General management

    Key Roles

    •     Financial Control
    •     Lean Manufacturing
    •     Customer Centricity
    •     People Centricity

    Desired Skills and Experience

    •     Min. 3 year tertiary qualification (post-graduate qualification advantageous)
    •     8-10 years general management
    •     8-10 years new business development
    •     10+ years financial controls, budgets, monitoring and reporting
    •     10+ years people management
    •     At least 5+ years general business experience at a management level  in Africa (Nigerian exposure a significant advantage)
    •     Experience in manufacturing industry preferred (furniture manufacturing would be a significant advantage)
    •     Experience in implementation of lean manufacturing a significant advantage
    •     MS Office Suite (including advanced Excel)

    Method of Application

    Interested and suitably qualified candidjates should click here to apply online. 

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