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Operations Manager

Date: 13-May-2019

Location: KW

Company: Alghanim Industries

Washingtonia Agricultural Co. W.L.L., is an affiliate of Alghanim Industries, Kuwait. Specializing in landscaping, landscape design, plant propagation and sales. Washingtonia provides expert services to commercial and private projects 

 

Responsibilities: 

  • Preparing annual budget and presenting to higher management, setting up objectives and targets for different division and individuals 
  • Management of Residential and Commercial contracts including tender bidding, execution and maintenance 
  • Nursery management for plant propagation, quality control and inventory control 
  • Management of retail outlets in Wafra, Abdally and Kuwait city for the sale of horticultural and irrigation products 
  • Management of procurement, sales and marketing 
  • Cost control and profitability in all operations 
  • Build long term, trust based relationships with customers. Anticipate customer requirements and concerns. Deliver value in a manner that meets both customer and company goals 
  • Team retention and team development for new business 
  • Fiscal growth and business expansion 

 

Minimum Candidate Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science in Horticulture or equal
  • 10 years relevant experience, of which 5 years in GCC preferably Kuwait with landscape or infrastructure or environmental projects, plant production and sales of agricultural products 
  • Proven ability to bid, plan, supervise, execute and maintain landscaping projects 
  • Good knowledge of the plants most suitable for arid climate of the region 
  • Product knowledge on different type of pavers, interlocks, water features and all hardscapes materials 
  • Demonstrated ability to build trusting relationship with customer and ability to provide practical and cost effective solutions 
  • Fluent in spoken and written English and ability to communicate in Arabic 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with individuals of varied backgrounds 
  • Ability as a representative of a leading Landscape Services Company to project a consistently positive, professional and competent image in all dealings with the public 
  • Strategic thinker and visionary with leadership qualities 
  • Self-motivated, disciplined and interpersonal skills

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