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General Manager Ground Handling

Millar Cameron is working with a company focused on ground handling, cargo management, and aviation security in East Africa. They evolved into one of the most prominent ground handling firms in the country. Their service portfolio encompasses a variety of offerings for airlines, spanning passenger and baggage handling, cargo handling, ramp services, aircraft cleaning, and catering. Additionally, they provide aviation security services, encompassing passenger screening and cargo security.

Nairobi, Kenya
The Role

The role of the General Manager for Ground Handling entails overseeing and managing all facets of business operations, personnel, and ventures. The individual in this position holds the accountability for fostering the overall success and well-being of the company. Furthermore, this role is expected to assume the dual responsibilities of a strategist and a leader, steering the organization towards its most profitable trajectory and actively implementing its vision, mission, and long-term goals.

The Responsibilities include, but not limited to:
  • Overseeing business operations with a focus on ensuring a profitable bottom line.
  • Owning strategic direction, formulating cost-effective business strategies, and generating innovative concepts grounded in market and industry analysis.
  • Leading and preserving the company's performance.
  • Create reporting instruments to track and assess the continual performance of the company.
  • Conveying company reports and accomplishments to the Leadership team & shareholders.
  • Sustaining and overseeing budgets to ensure the efficient financial operation of the business.
  • Fostering connections with industry and marketing experts, demonstrating thought leadership through publications, and enhancing the company's public image via networking, conferences, and speaking engagements.
  • Collaborating with directors to ensure a uniform approach to managing the organization.​​​​​​
Desired skills and qualifications include:
  • A relevant degree, along with other industry-related qualifications.
  • A track record of showcasing effective leadership skills.
  • Industry-specific experience may be required for certain positions.
  • Exceptionally well-developed organizational abilities.
  • Strong analytical capabilities that are valuable in critical decision-making.
  • A substantial and verified expertise in project management.
  • Proficiency in critical thinking.
  • A comprehensive comprehension of productivity management and the capacity to institute changes to enhance productivity levels.
  • A well-established aptitude for strategic thinking, validated in a business setting.
  • Extensive experience working in a senior management capacity
Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of colour are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Millar Cameron, we are dedicated to supporting our Clients in building and supporting diverse and inclusive workplaces and culture, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Since 2007 Millar Cameron has specialised in sourcing leadership and keyperson talent across a number of industries, including agribusiness, international development, industrial, consumer, financial and professional services, private equity, and technology, media and telecommunications. Our mission and purpose is to positively contribute to the development of Africa, and other emerging markets, through the provision of people.

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