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Business Manager - Agricultural Products


Dubai, UAE

Ref: GP186-4772

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Business Manager East Africa - Agricultural Products

Charterhouse is working with a leading agricultural products company who is looking to hire a Business Manager to join their team.

As Business Manager East Africa you will report directly to the Global Managing Director and oversee the full business function across East Africa, specialising in pesticides and feed additives.

Your main responsibilities will be to oversee the full business across the market with three distribution facilities in East Africa as well as oversee the sales teams and liaise with the procurement team in the head office. In addition you will manage the budgeting and purchasing forecasts, along with managing and monitoring the projected P&L across the three entities.


The successful candidate should have extensive experience in the African or East African market, having either lived there or traveled extensively. This role requires experience in FMCG, preferably in similar agricultural products such as pesticides and feed additives but other food experience could be considered. It is essential that you have experience across all channels. The ideal candidate has developed a career through sales and commercial roles and is now working as a Business Manager or Commercial Manager with full view across the business, you must have operational experience. This role requires a strong and patient leader, someone who is commercially minded with great strategic vision. Extensive travel and spending long periods in East Africa will be required in this role.

About the Company

The Charterhouse brand and business was launched in Dubai and the Middle East in April 2004 by a team of international recruiters and management consultants, after its inception in Sydney, Australia in September 2003. Charterhouse Middle East is now positioned as the leading regional recruiter within its area of disciplines and functional markets.

Charterhouse offers professional and bespoke contingency and retained search services to all sectors of the market. Service quality is guaranteed, thanks to a particular focus on flexibility. Charterhouse was the first international search and selection business to establish Dubai as its base. The growth in the Middle East region has been mirrored by Charterhouse globally, with offices now in Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Hong Kong, Singapore, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.

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