Kumaun Grameen Udyog is looking for an Assistant General Manager (AGM)
Responsibility and duties:
The AGM is expected to serve as a bridge between the operational and strategic functions of the organisation. S/he will be fully responsible for operational oversight of KGU that will involve:
a) Strategic Function: The AGM is expected to assist the General Manager in developing and implementing a strategic vision for the organisation. This will involve, inter alia, exploring new product lines, markets, buyers, and suppliers.
b) Financial Oversight – The AGM will be responsible for financial issues such as payments, receivables, working capital management, tax etc. The AGM will also be required to develop and prepare reports for tracking financial and operational parameters and also help in preparation of the balance sheet.
c) Personnel Management – Currently, KGU has a full-time staff complement of 16, apart from 25 full-time weavers and around 150 part-time knitters who are paid on a piece-rate basis. Apart from this, there is one part-time marketing consultant (based in Delhi) and one part-time Design Consultant. In conjunction with the General Manager, the AGM is expected to oversee management of the staff – this will involve salary structures, bonuses, personnel related issues etc.
d) Planning and Management – In conjunction with the part-time Design and Marketing consultants, the AGM will be responsible for controlling production and managing inventory for meeting the requirements of KGU’s sales channels. Besides, the AGM will also be expected to introduce efficiencies in the functioning of the organisation.
e) Marketing and Sales: Along with the Marketing Consultant and the General Manager, the AGM will be expected to develop marketing intelligence – this will involve developing and maintaining relationships with buyers and potential clients. The AGM will be responsible for the sales channels of the organisation, namely Kilmora retail shops, institution buyers such as FabIndia, Anokhi, Himjoli etc., and retail exhibitions.
f) Stand-in for the General Manager in his/her absence.
This position is a key element in succession planning for the organisation.
The Assistant General Manager will report to the General Manager
The candidate should be willing to relocate to Simayal or Sitla (near Mukteshwar, District Nainital, Uttarakhand).
Educational Qualifications: Post Graduate qualification.
Work experience: 5+ years of post-qualification experience, preferably in the commercial sector.
Personal Qualities: Ability to work in a small team, leadership, and well-honed analytical skills. Excellent communication skills in English and Hindi are a pre-requisite. Most importantly, the candidate should be willing to engage with a cross-section of people from varied social and economic backgrounds.
KGU encourages persons from the commercial sector, looking for change, to apply. In addition to a congenial work environment, the position offers excellent professional and intellectual growth opportunities. While KGU will provide housing, the compensation levels will reflect the non-profit and social sector status of the organization.
The post is ideal for those who are looking to work for a social enterprise. The organisation is on the cusp of the next level of growth that will bring with it tremendous opportunities for those associated with the company.
The candidate should have an entrepreneurial bent of mind and must be willing to take on the challenge of shaping the growth trajectory of the organisation and, in the process, help change the lives of more and more people.
Last Date: 15th December, 2013
Interested candidates should write to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org