Our client is an investment holding company focused on acquiring interests in distribution businesses in southern and eastern Africa with a particular interest in the healthcare, chemicals and agricultural sectors. The company is seeking to recruit a Managing Director who will report to the Directors.
The candidate would have three related sets of responsibilities
Manage the healthcare activities of the company and work closely with SLC ventures (the group's advisers) in identifying and securing distribution partners in southern and eastern Africa.
Represent the company on the boards of healthcare distributors in which the company has invested. This would involve providing oversight of the activities of the distributors in terms of their healthcare business, assisting the businesses in developing strategies for expanding their activities and introducing new products to the distributor.
Responsible for developing and maintaining supplier relationships in the healthcare space. This would include, but not be limited to identifying new suppliers, managing the relationships with existing suppliers, and negotiating and securing terms.
what you need to know
A Degree in a healthcare discipline (such as having qualified as a pharmacist) would be an advantage.
Minimum of 10 to 15 years of experience in the healthcare sector and 15 to 20 years total experience.
Experience in pharmaceuticals sales and distribution would be preferable.
The candidate will have commercial management experience and ideally have worked in Africa.
Blue-chip corporate experience preferred.
Ability and willingness to work in a multi-cultural, multi-national team is essential.
Must be fluent in English.
Basic IT skills including MS Office.