General Manager

Job Overview

The General Manager will be responsible for overseeing the strategic direction, operational management, and overall success of the company’s sustainability and environmental projects. This role requires a visionary leader with a deep understanding of sustainability practices, strong business acumen, and the ability to forge meaningful partnerships with stakeholders. The post holder is also responsible for improving efficiency and increasing departmental profits while managing the company’s overall operations. They oversee several elements in a business, including hiring staff, operating budgets, and launching price promotions that could attract more customers.

Job Description

1.      Strategic Leadership
  • Develop and implement the company’s strategic vision and goals for sustainability and environmental initiatives.
  • Lead the formulation of long-term plans and objectives in alignment with the company’s mission and values.
  • Stay informed about industry trends, regulatory changes, and emerging technologies to drive innovation and maintain the company’s competitive edge.
2.      Marketing & Engagement
  • Develop and execute comprehensive marketing strategies to promote the company’s services and projects.
  • Oversee the creation of marketing materials, digital content, and communication campaigns.
  • Engage with stakeholders, including government agencies, non-profits, private sector partners, and local communities, to build strong relationships and foster collaboration.
3.      Business Development
  • Identify and pursue new business opportunities, partnerships, and revenue streams.
  • Develop and maintain a pipeline of potential clients and partners.
  • Negotiate contracts, partnerships, and agreements to support the company’s growth and sustainability goals.
4.      Project Management
  • Oversee the planning, execution, and completion of sustainability and environmental projects.
  • Ensure projects are delivered on time, within budget, and to the highest quality standards.
  • Coordinate with internal teams and external partners to manage resources, timelines, and deliverables.
5.      Operational Management
  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the company, ensuring efficiency and effectiveness in all activities.
  • Lead and mentor a diverse team, fostering a collaborative and inclusive work environment.
  • Implement best practices and continuous improvement processes to enhance operational performance.
6.      Financial Management
  • Develop and manage the annual budget, ensuring financial sustainability and accountability.
  • Oversee fundraising efforts, grant applications, and other revenue-generating activities.
  • Monitor financial performance, prepare reports for the Board of Directors, and implement corrective actions as needed.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, Sustainability, Business Administration, Project Management, or a related field (master’s degree preferred).
  • Minimum of 7-10 years of experience in a leadership role within the sustainability or environmental sector, with a focus on Business Development, engagement, and business development.
  • Proven track record of successful project management and strategic planning.
  • Strong understanding of environmental regulations, sustainability practices, and industry standards.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to inspire and lead a diverse team towards common goals.
  • Financial acumen and experience with budget management and fundraising.
  • Passion for sustainability and commitment to driving positive environmental change.
  • Entrepreneurial mindset with the ability to thrive in a startup environment.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit their resume, a cover letter detailing their relevant experience, and any other supporting documents to [email protected] by 17 July 2024.

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