General Manager

Short Job Description: 

A consulting firm is looking for a General Manager who will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the business, staff development as well as reaching overall business objectives.

Where will the person be based? (Town/Suburb/work-from-home/remote): 
Tokai, office and remote
Select which one of these best describes the role: 
Full time - with flexibility
Main area of expertise required: 
Business Consultant
Executive Level Management - Business/Commerce (general)
Executive Management
Project Manager
Required Qualification: 
BCom Business, Project Manager, MBA or similar
List of required computer software skills: 
MS Office
Estimated hours: 
Remuneration in ZAR: 
R35 000 - R40 000 neg
Remuneration term: 
Job posting date: 
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Full Job Description: 

General Manager / Operations Job, Tokai, Cape Town


  • Actively suggest and implement new ideas for the company to improve business operations and efficiencies.
  • Track resources and capacity across the team and oversee resource allocation.
  •  Manage project bidding processes, including curating relevant company documents, coordinating technical inputs from relevant staff, compiling and tracking bids, liaising with potential clients, and tracking proposed resource allocations for bids.
  • Develop new company policies and protocols to improve efficiency both in project development and company management.
  • Effectively coordinate the implementation of project management processes, ensure compliance with company protocols, and manage the effective delivery of project documents.
  • Maintain clear communication between senior management and staff.
  • Track company contracts and ensure all new contracts are captured in the relevant systems.
  • Monitor invoicing for project contracts and travel expenses.
  • Implement an expense checking system for the company.
  • Manage the procurement of office equipment.
  • Source and manage service providers, including IT.
  • Line management of the HR manager as well as office administration and maintenance staff.
  • Oversee performance management processes across the company. Train/mentor lower-level managers on effective management.
  • Generate reports on company operations and projects and present them to the COO and CEO.
  • Refine the use of productivity tools such as Microsoft Teams and SharePoint for effective collaboration and sharing of information/resources.


  • A degree in Business Management, Project Management, Masters in Business Administration or similar.
  • 5-10 years of management experience, preferably including medium-sized private companies.
  • Strong understanding of business functions, particularly in small businesses.
  • Natural leadership qualities and a willingness to learn from the team.
  •  Adaptive and flexible.
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills.
  •  Detail-oriented and highly organised.
  • Strong work ethic.
  • Computer literate.
  • This is role is flexible with remote work from time to time, however, due to the nature of the role it requires the majority of time in the office. 


Application process:
Before applying check that your CV is comprehensive and that the roles and responsibilities demonstrate your capabilities and experience rather than a list of tasks. Always write in full sentences. You have up to 12 places of previous employment to demonstrate your skills, use as many as you feel are required but always include more than one. Write a motivational email explaining why you should be considered for the role. The motivational email will be seen before the CV and is submitted to the client with the CV. If you have not heard back within 14-21 days please assume the application was not successful.

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