General Manager at a Fast-Growing Beauty and Cosmetics Company – Owens & Xley Consults


General Manager at a Fast-Growing Beauty and Cosmetics Company – Owens & Xley Consults
Owens & Xley Consults – Our client, a Fast-Growing Beauty and Cosmetics Company, is recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: General Manager

Location: Ikeja, Lagos
Employment Type: Full-time

Job Summary

  • Our client is seeking to hire the services of a competent and experienced General Manager that will be responsible for managing the company’s operations, setting sales goals and managing employees.
  • Applicants must have detailed knowledge of the cosmetics industry and must be able to offer advice about the use of cosmetics.


  • Develop and execute the company’s business strategies to attain the goals of the board and shareholders
  • Responsible for the achievement of operational and financial results – both top (revenue) and bottom (profitability) lines
  • Develop systems, policies and procedures to enhance productivity, cost-effectiveness and efficiency
  • Provide strategic advice to the Managing Director so that they will have an accurate view of the market and the company’s future
  • Prepare and implement comprehensive business plans to facilitate achievement by planning cost-effective operations and market development activities
  • Ensure company policies and legal guidelines are communicated all the way from the top down in the company and that they are followed at all times
  • Communicate and maintain trust relationships with shareholders, business partners and authorities
  • Oversee the company’s financial performance, investments and other business ventures
  • Manage various departments such as R&D / Product Development, Production and Logistics, as well as Sales and Marketing
  • Good understanding of the different government regulations and industry practices in terms of product certifications, imports and exports, tariffs and taxes
  • Delegate responsibilities and supervise the work of executives providing guidance and motivation to drive maximum performance
  • Read all submitted reports by lower rank managers to reward performance, prevent issues and resolve problems
  • Act as the public speaker and public relations representative of the company in ways that strengthen its profile
  • Analyze problematic situations and occurrences and provide solutions to ensure company survival and growth
  • Preparation of annual budgets relating to the brand, including sales, margin, volume, retail & wholesales channels, e-commerce etc.
  • Managing the sales channel process and ultimately responsible for logistics, ordering, and returns through your team
  • Take an active role in daily business driving activities, with a consistent presence in the retail stores. Effectively manage operations costs related to labour, supplies & inventory and all other expenses
  • Facilitate proper execution of marketing plans, promotional programs and visual merchandising standards


  • BSc / BA in Business Administration or relevant field; MSc/MA will be preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years of recent senior experience in General Management of a Retail and wholesale distribution channel of consumer goods.
  • Proven experience as Managing Director or other managerial position, strong financial management experience with an ability to develop and achieve budgets & targets
  • Preferably with a track record of developing new markets and building up a brand from scratch
  • Demonstrable experience in developing strategic and business plans
  • Thorough knowledge of market changes and forces that influence the company
  • Strong understanding of corporate finance and measures of performance
  • Familiarity with corporate law and management best practices
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Outstanding analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Strong business acumen
  • Mature and proactive, hands-on personality with strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent leadership, negotiation and problem-solving skill
  • Strong relationship building skills with customers & suppliers
  • A good understanding of the retail or wholesale distribution channel is essential.
Application Closing Date
2nd June, 2022.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their updated CV to: [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.

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