A tour company based in Arusha and established in 1986 is looking to recruit a Managing Director. The company activity is tourism mainly in the Northern Circuit and is largely dominated by clients from Scandinavian countries.

Department: Tour Operator
Project Location(s): Arusha, Tanzania
Education: Masters Degree
Compensation: Negotiable


  • To be overall responsible for running of the company and reaching set targets
  • Control the direction of the company as agreed with the board
  • Be responsible for reaching set targets and KPI’s as defined in company goals
Business Development
  • Develop and execute company strategies as per set vision and plans,
  • Generate new business from existing and new clients,
  • Initiate changes to improve the business,
  • Drive growth and profitability of the company.
  • Analyze and interpret trends to facilitate planning,
  • Update board on business performance, new initiatives and other relevant issues,
  • Maintaining awareness of market trends in the tourism industry, understand forthcoming user/ customer initiatives and monitor what competitors are doing,
  • Plan and supervise regional expansion to new markets
Legal Issues
  • Ensure that all company documents are updated and in order such as business licenses, employee contracts, contracts with advertisers and other business partners
  • Oversee employment and ensure there are enough staff and the right people,
  • To recruit temporary staff when required for various tasks,
  • To consult with the board on the recruitment of permanent staff,
  • Ensure all workers contracts are up to date.
  • Decide budgets for each area of the company,
  • Have complete overview of the company incomes and expenditures,
  • Together with accountant keep track of and manage company account and books,
  • Oversee closing of yearly accounts,
  • Be responsible for setting staff salaries,
  • Evaluate pros and cons of current auditor and recommend action.
  • Set marketing strategies and budgets to reach set KPI’s,
  • Engage with agents to source clients.
Platforms and website functions
  • Oversee website and digital communication,
  • Suggest and oversee implementation of updates, improvements, changes to various digital platforms.
  • Suggest improvements of premises to help generate income,
  • Ensure compliance with OSHA and other regulations,
  • Report expenses and earnings of the Garage.
Vehicles & Fuel
  • Ensure all vehicles are kept in a “ready to go” status (cleaned, fueled & repaired),
  • Oversee fuel usage of individual vehicles.
  • Set systems to monitor fuel consumption of vehicles.

Minimum Qualifications

  • English language proficiency foreign language is plus
  • A masters in Business Administration or relevant field
  • Hands on experience in developing strategic and business plans
  • Minimum 10 years in the tourism industry
  • In depth knowledge of market changes and forces that influence the company
  • Knowledge of East Africa Travel and tourism trends
  • Contract duration: Minimum 5 Years

Preferred Qualities

  • Proven experience as  a leader no less than 5 years,
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills,
  • Outstanding communication, presentation and leadership skills,
  • Superior quantitative and qualitative analytical skills,
  • Problem solver able to keep calm and efficient under pressure and in crisis.

Application Deadline: 26th August 2019

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