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General Manager at Wells Oil Limited

We are a locally owned company with a distinguished record of business success in fuel distribution and retail outlets with the Head Office in Kisumu – Nyamasaria along Nairobi road. The company started its operations as a petrol station outlet in 2011 trading as a small business venture. Today Wells Oils proudly run a number of outlets in Kisumu and Siaya counties. As a brand we already made a mark in the local market due to competitive prices and quality services to our clients

We seek to recruit a hands-on and result-oriented individual for the above position.


1. Supervision

  • Oversee daily operations of the key business units i.e Finance, Audit, HC, Operations and Projects.
  • Ensure the implementation of strategies designed to grow the business in line with the company’s Strategic Plan and report results to the Directors and Advisory Board.
  • Spearhead the development and implementation of business plans for profitability.
  • Coordinate the development of key performance goals; guide, mentor and motivate reportees in their assigned job duties.
  • Continuously evaluate/periodically appraise reportees in liaison with the HCM and recommend appropriate action.

2. Finance Department Oversight:

  • Provide insights on the financial health of the organization and measure returns on investments.
  • Analyze and calculate the risks involved in financial activities of the company.
  • Develop relationships with external contacts such as auditors, financial institutions and KRA.
  • Review financial reports, analyze and prepare monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports and present the same to Advisory Board members, Directors and Management team during formal meetings.

3. Internal Audit Department Oversight:

  • Oversee and ensure implementation of the audit plan to attain internal audit goals.
  • Constant monitoring and evaluation on the control systems to ensure that the same are effective and advise/recommend changes for improvement.
  • Ensure the business meets all its statutory and compliance obligations, including statutory accounting and tax issues.

4. Human Capital Department Oversight:

  • Oversee HR planning and execution of recruitment plans to ensure compliance to company policy.
  • Ensure Legal compliance as per stipulated labour laws and fair/transparent grievance/disciplinary management to enhance good industrial relations.

5. Operations Department Oversight:

  • Oversee the departments operations bordering transport, procurement, IT, sales and marketing.
  • Review current processes/SOPs and make recommendations where appropriate.
  • Engage in key/targeted customer activities whenever necessary.
  • Build strategic relationships and partner with key industry players, agencies and suppliers.

6. Projects Department Oversight:

  • Oversee and participate in consent of 3rd party contracts/agreements for major service providers in liaison with CPM and company advocate.
  • Oversee all projects operations carried out by the CPM from planning, implementation, to completion stage and ensure progress reports are sent as required.

Required Qualifications and Attributes:

  • Bachelor of Commerce with a bias in Finance; (CPA II shall be an added advantage).
  • 8 to 10 years’ proven experience in a similar position.
  • Strategic and Financial planning skills, Excellent Planning, Organization and Communication Skills-both written and verbal, Leadership Skills, Good negotiator, Team player; Strong
  • Problem-Solving Skills; Reporting Skills, Analytical and Attention to Detail;

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