Deputy General Manager

May 22, 2024
Application deadline closed.

Job Description

Ethio Impact Consulting Plc is looking for a Deputy General Manager on behalf of our client.

The Deputy general Manager is the company’s strategic leader together with the General manager, He/she provides support and leadership across all aspects of the business units.

This position acts as a strategic partner, assisting with planning, execution, and problem-solving across various departments. The Deputy General Manager may oversee specific areas assigned by the General Manager and deputizes for them during absences.


  • Participate in developing and implementing the business unit strategic vision and annual business plans.
  •  Lead the development of annual business plans and budgets, setting clear goals and objectives for all departments.
  •  Lead and manage specific departments or functions within the organization, depending on the company structure.
  • Conduct market research and analysis to identify business opportunities and industry trends.
  • Prepare presentations and reports to communicate and shows the business unit progress to the General Manager and CEO.
  • Work closely with department heads to identify operational challenges and develop solutions to improve efficiency and effectiveness.
  •  Oversee key departmental initiatives assigned by the General Manager.
  •  Conduct regular performance reviews to evaluate departmental achievements by Monitoring performance metrics and report progress towards departmental and business unit goals.
  • Foster strong relationships and collaboration across all departments to ensure seamless business operations.
  •  Provide direction and coaching to departmental managers, fostering a positive and productive work environment.
  •  Work with the GM and finance department to develop and manage budgets, monitor financial performance, and identify areas for cost-saving or revenue growth.
  •  Oversee or participate in key projects, ensuring they are completed on time and within budget.
  •  Analyze market data and identify potential risks and opportunities for the company.
  • Develop and implement contingency plans to mitigate potential risks.
  •  Oversee special projects or initiatives assigned by the General Manager.
  •  Oversee daily operations, stepping in to manage the organization in the GM’s absence.
  •  Collaborate with the GM to address complex issues and make critical decisions.
  •  Perform other duties assigned by the General Manager.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, management or a related field
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in management role preferably.
  •  Ability to analyze market trends, identify opportunities, and develop strategic plans aligned with the company’s vision.
  • Knowledge of best practices in efficiency, productivity, and process improvement across different departments.
  • Strong understanding of financial management, marketing, operations, and human resources.
  • Ability to make sound financial decisions and manage budgets effectively.
  • Ability to gather information, analyze data, and make timely, well-informed decisions.
  •  Ability to motivate and inspire others.
  • Excellent and strong communication, leadership, problem-solving skills, analytical, and reporting skills to effectively lead their team in accordance with the company’s strategic plan.
  • Understanding of financial statements, budgeting, forecasting, and cost control principles.
  • Familiarity with the furniture manufacturing industry, its trends, competitors, and challenges are a plus.

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