General Manager

at Felege Ghion Agricultural Inputs and Out Puts Import and Export Share Company /FGAIPIE Sc
Location Bahir Dar, Amhara, Ethiopia
Date Posted August 5, 2021
Category Business Administration
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB



Felege-Ghion Agricultural Inputs and Products Import Export Sc is a share company and the first agricultural inputs importer established in Amhara region. The primary goal of the company is to import high quality agricultural inputs and supply the inputs to the local farmers in sustainable manner, thereby enhance the accessibility of the inputs to the farmers and promote knowledge-based utilization and handling of agricultural inputs by providing technical training and advisory services. The company main objectives are to import all the acceptable agricultural inputs and exports the agricultural products there-by doing so play its role in enhancing agricultural production and productivity of the region and maximize profit.

Position Summary:         

The company is looking for an experienced and knowledgeable General manager to run the overall import export operations of a company. The General Manager is responsible for the overall business management of the organization to ensure profitability year-round. The role focused on the strategic business opportunities such as importation of agricultural inputs and exportation of agricultural products as well as controlling the organization financial position. Moreover, Manages and coordinates the business operations of a major unit, satellite location, or branch with responsibility for multiple fiscal sub-units and functions. Follow up activities such as strategic business plan, budget preparation and control, human resources administration, financial inspection such as accounts payable, accounts receivable, contract and grant accounting, business resources. The General manager reports directly to the chairperson of the business company, and closely monitors the profitability, efficiency and effectiveness of business operations cashiering, physical plant operations, and/or auxiliary enterprises. The employee is responsible for overseeing the work assignments or have regular assignments which have been recognized by president of a company.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The company is looking for an experienced and knowledgeable manager to run the overall import export operations of a company with the following duties and responsibilities: -

  • Search a market and crate a strong market linkage with potential agricultural inputs producers, importers, and agricultural products international buyers.
  • The Manager should manage the import as well as exports along with the general duties at the office.
  • It is also essential to keep in touch with freight forwarders professionals from logistics companies’ retailer units and manufacturers.
  • The general manager ensure that the employees comply with the rules and regulations of the country as well as the exporting country.
  • He/ She must monitor the arrangements that the employees make for forwarding the freight at the desired time in a cost-effective way.
  • Keeping good relationships with the government agencies, clients and vendors are essential for the Import-Export manager to be successful in his position.
  • He/ She should arrange meetings with the clients regularly for keeping the good relationships.
  • Evaluate and/or negotiate, sign, renew, and terminate contracts with the clients and vendors for the purchase and/or sales of goods in coordination with Board Members.
  • Play a key managerial role in the preparation of Business plan, marketing strategy organizational structure, different guidelines, and procedures of the company.
  • Coordinate the daily financial activities of the company, which include budget and procurement planning and implement internal financial reporting systems, control accounting and purchasing,
  • Oversees the supervision of personnel, which includes work allocation, training, promotion, enforcement of internal procedures and controls, and problem resolution; evaluates performance and makes recommendations for personnel actions.
  • Oversees cash, cash-related receipts, accounts receivable, credit and collection functions, as well as shareholder contributions ensuring timely processing of billings, payments, and collection of program revenue.
  • Participate on board members meeting, act as a secretary, follow up the implementation of the directions and decisions.
  • Develops or assists with the development and implementation of policies and procedures consistent with those of the organization to ensure efficient and safe operation of the unit.
  • Represents the organization at various community and/or business meetings, committees, and task forces; promotes existing and new programs and/or policies.
  • Preparation of annual Business plan, annual Business report, and strategic plan of the company.
  • Lead and coordinate technical staffs for the certification of agricultural inputs.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned by a company chairperson.

Report to: - Chairperson of a Share Company. 

Term of Employment: - One year with possible extension.

Job Requirements

Required Qualifications:

  • MSc/MA/BSc/BA degree in Marketing Management, Supply Management, Business Administration, Economics/Agricultural economics, Management, and other related fields.
  • At least 8 years for MA/MSC and 10 years for BA/BSC experience in business management, Logistics, and input supply management, import export management and administration.
  • Proven experience with business and strategy development processes and Strong knowledge and understanding of profit-making business.
  • Knowledge of cash management principles and/or procedures.
  • Knowledge of contracting process and associated local, state, federal, and other regulations.
  • Experience in input and output marketing, Import and Export lines of business is mandatory.
  • Proven knowledge of Exportable Agricultural local market price and Supplier networks
  • Good knowledge of Ethiopian import and export working system.
  • Proven knowledge of exporting companies which are familiar in the Ethiopian market.
  • Must be excellent at designing and implementing business strategies to achieve desired results.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Ability to develop and maintain recordkeeping systems and procedures.
  • Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
  • Ability to develop, plan, and implement short- and long-range goals.
  • Knowledge of marketing strategies, processes, and available resources.
  • Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control procedures.


Applying Instructions

We invite all candidates meeting the required qualifications to submit (i) a cover letter and (ii) a CV (maximum 5 pages) to or

 It is mandatory to mention the position title in the subject line of your application email.

Please DO NOT submit scans of educational and experience certificates with your application.

 Women are highly encouraged to apply.

 Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


You can register physically here:

In front of Commercial Bank of Ethiopia Bahir Dar District, Kebele 04, Arusil Bahir Dar Barket Center Building, 1rst floor office No. 1FB-15

Tel: 0582208000

Mobile +251 94398 6940

Bahir Dar-Ethiopia.

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