General Manager Job Vacancy at Orkila

Orkila is the largest distributor of specialty chemical products in the
Middle East and Africa. A privately held group of companies, Orkila was
created in 2005 as a result of a Management Buy Out of the companies
making up Rhodia’s (now Solvay) Middle East and Africa commercial

Headquartered in Beirut, the group operates a distribution network
selling in more than 35 countries and employing over than 250 people
located in 17 countries across the region. Orkila serves multiple market
segments including Pharmaceutical, Food, Agrochemical, Animal
Nutrition, Personal Care, Paints & Construction, Oilfield, Plastics,
Home Care, Water Treatment and others; and sources products from a
solid base of over 150 major chemical manufacturers worldwide.

Orkila is recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: General Manager
Start Date: Immediately
Job Responsibilities

  • Commercially supervise the different sales departments of the company
  • Personally manage the key accounts
  • Organize the orders management and the stock
  • Provide a regular financial and commercial reporting to the regional supervisor and the COO of the company
  • Supervise the suppliers’ visits, local exhibitions and technical trainings
  • Set specific targets to the sales team and organize the follow-up
  • Carry out demos and technical follow-up along with the teams


  • MA degree in Management/ Marketing/ Finance/ Sales
  • Degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Bio-Chemistry or a related field is a plus
  • Strong MS Office skills, including Excel, PowerPoint and Word
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills: French and English are mandatory
  • Ability to prioritize work and manage multiple, concurrent projects and activities
  • A minimum of 7 years of work experience in team management
  • Experience in the sales of chemical products to industries is a plus
  • Strong commercial sense and motivation, coupled with a creative mind
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Other Requirements:

  • Valid driving license

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV’s with Cover letter to:

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