Sacco Chief Executive Officer (REF: CEO/08/2023) – Job Opportunity

Full Time

Co-operative Bank of Kenya

Application Deadline: September 1, 2023

Our esteemed client, a dynamic County-based Coffee Farmers’ Co-operative Union, is eagerly seeking an exceptional individual to take up the pivotal role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO). This is an unparalleled opportunity for an accomplished professional to steer the Union towards unparalleled success.

Key Roles & Responsibilities

As the Chief Executive Officer of the Union and the secretary to the Board, you will play a pivotal role in driving the organization’s growth and excellence. Your responsibilities will encompass:

Leadership & Management

  • Spearheading the implementation of Union policies directed by the Board of Directors.
  • Overseeing all subsidiaries, departments, and functional units for effective administration.
  • Providing visionary leadership to internal management teams.
  • Furnishing technical insights to the Board and sub-committees to shape policies and reviews.
  • Establishing robust plans, procedures, systems, and controls for seamless operations and Union objectives’ achievement.

Optimal Resource Utilization

  • Crafting organizational structures to maximize resource utilization.
  • Ensuring optimal staff supervision for institutional effectiveness.
  • Upholding staff administration in line with HR policies and employment laws.
  • Advising the Board on staff recruitment and deployment strategies.

Cultivating a Productive Culture

  • Cultivating a results-driven culture within the Union.
  • Instilling an environment of productivity and accomplishment.

Strategic Oversight

  • Developing frameworks to analyze business results for strategy refinement.
  • Staying informed about Union undertakings and influential factors.
  • Enabling informed decision-making by ensuring comprehensive information flow.

Stakeholder Engagement & Reporting

  • Establishing effective communication channels with stakeholders.
  • Guiding the preparation and execution of annual work plans, budgets, and procurement plans.
  • Presenting management reports to the Union Board.

Annual Delegates Meeting

  • Collaborating with the Board Chairman to organize the annual delegates meeting.
  • Crafting meeting agendas and schedules.

Adaptive Duties

  • Responding to additional assignments delegated by the Board of Directors.

Skills, Competencies, and Experience

To flourish in this role, the incumbent should possess the following attributes:

Educational Background & Expertise

  • Bachelor’s degree in a business-related field from a recognized university.
  • Preferably in Co-operatives management, agribusiness, accounting/finance, Economics, or Business administration.
  • A minimum of 10 years’ senior management experience in a bustling agribusiness, preferably in the coffee sub-sector.
  • Membership in Professional Organizations will be an added advantage.

Analytical & Problem-Solving Skills

  • Profound analytical ability to synthesize complex information.
  • Skillful data collection and research capabilities.
  • Intuitive decision-making complemented by data interpretation.
  • Proficiency in designing workflows and procedures.

Project Management & Leadership

  • Proficiency in project planning and coordination.
  • Effective communication of project progress and changes.
  • Team management acumen.
  • Adept at steering projects to on-time, on-budget completion.

Strategic & Technological Proficiency

  • Strong strategic management skills.
  • Astute implementation capabilities.
  • Proficiency in ICT (Information and Communication Technology).

Collaboration & Teamwork

  • A true team player fostering collaboration.

How to Apply

If you’re ready to embrace this remarkable opportunity and meet the criteria, we invite you to submit your application before September 1, 2023 through our online Application form. Please note that applications received after the closing date will not be considered.

Apply Now

Only shortlisted candidates will receive communication. Should you not hear from us by September 30, 2023, kindly consider your application unsuccessful.

EXPERT Tips To Be A Successful Applicant

We understand that applying for such a pivotal role requires careful consideration. Here are some expert tips to stand out:

  1. Tailor Your Application: Customize your application to highlight relevant skills and experiences.
  2. Showcase Achievements: Emphasize past accomplishments that align with the role’s demands.
  3. Research the Union: Familiarize yourself with the Union’s goals, values, and industry trends.
  4. Craft a Clear Cover Letter: Accompany your application with a concise cover letter that summarizes your suitability.
  5. Demonstrate Leadership: Highlight instances where you’ve led teams or initiated successful projects.
  6. Quantify Your Impact: Whenever possible, use quantifiable results to demonstrate your contributions.
  7. Highlight Soft Skills: Soft skills like communication, adaptability, and problem-solving are vital.
  8. Follow Instructions: Adhere to the application guidelines to exhibit attention to detail.
  9. Professional Online Presence: Ensure your online profiles align with your application.
  10. Prepare for Interviews: Anticipate questions and prepare thoughtful responses.

Join us on this exciting journey of driving innovation and growth as the Sacco Chief Executive Officer. Your potential is limitless, and your impact can be monumental!

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