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Chief Executive Officer (CEO), International FMCG Company


POSITION: Chief Executive Officer

NATURE OF BUSINESS: South African Subsidiary of an International FMCG Company

JOB LOCATION: Johannesburg

TOTAL STAFF RESPONSIBILITY: In excess of 250 staff

SUMMARY OF EXECUTIVE OPPORTUNITY: Responsible for the overall direction of the South African business and for achieving maximum return on investment. Oversee the local operation, driving the continued success and future growth of the business with a focus on diversification of customer base and distribution models; establishing greater market share; and creating an ethos of excellence and desire for continuous improvement.


  • Strong engaging leader with the ability to inspire, motivate and grow the business
  • Bi-focal leadership skills – excellent execution and strategic ability to lead the business successfully
  • Should ideally have held at least 10-15 years’ experience in general management and commercial roles in the FMCG sector and marketing environments
  • Functional experience in areas such as Sales and Marketing, Branding; Business Development; and Business-to-Business Sales/Marketing
  • Proven capabilities in enhancing operational profitability; streamlining brands; looking at new and novel sales and distribution methods; and taking the business to the “next level”
  • A track record of success in continuing the existing growth and momentum of a businesses to over achievement and building the next growth phase
  • Individual of unquestionable integrity and ethics with a positive disposition
  • Innovative thinker and analytical problem-solver across a range of industries and knowledge domains to outsmart the competition in a highly competitive market.