Managing Director Employment Opportunity – Uganda Printing and Publishing Corporation (UPPC)

Organisation: Uganda Printing and Publishing Corporation (UPPC)
Duty Station: Entebbe, Uganda
Reports to: Board of Directors
Uganda Printing and Publishing Corporation (UPPC) is a body corporate established by the UPPC Act 1992 Cap.30 as a leading Government printer mandated to provide printing and publishing facilities to the government ministries, departments, and parastatal bodies .private companies, individuals and organizations. The corporation prints and publishes all government legislation and documents and undertakes security printing works.
Job Summary: The Managing Director will provide the overall strategic direction of the Corporation with the aim of improving its effectiveness, efficiency and profitability as guided by the UPPC Act Cap. 330.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Manage the operations of the corporation in the formulation and implementation of business strategy and business plans;
  • Work closely with the heads of departments in developing an annual operational plan to guide in achieving its set objectives and ensure business growth;
  • Lead, integrate and motivate senior Management team to ensure the delivery of high quality services, take responsibility and be accountable for all internal aspects of business, overseeing, forecasting and managing all capacity and resources issues to ensure that the Corporation achieves its targets for quality and financial success;
  • Liaise with all departments to ensure that all departments have resources and policies needed to deliver their business objectives;
  • Provide regular updates to Board of Directors and relevant stakeholders on Corporation’s operations and progress;
  • Provide overall direction, development and growth of the Corporation as a member of the Board taking lead in devising and writing the Corporation’s strategic plan;
  • Monitor delivery, continuously evaluate and endeavor to improve the Corporation’s performance in all aspects;
  • Provide regular, high quality, accurate and timely management information, reports and analysis;
  • Oversee the Corporation’s capitalization strategy and ensure that hardware and software requirements are met and maintained in a timely and proper manner;
  • Coordinate, monitor and supervise all activities in the UPPC and ensure performance management, evaluation and control;
  • Liaise with the Ministry of Finance, Planning and economic development (Privatization Unit), Office of the President, Insurers, Auditors and tax Authorities to ensure that the Corporation meets it’s corporate, statutory and fiscal obligations;
  • Ensure that financial and management accounting reports are submitted on a quarterly basis;
  • Undertakes other such reasonable duties as required by the Board of Directors and Stakeholders.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should preferably hold a Master’s Degree in Business Administration or Finance or Marketing or Economics or International Trade.
  • Membership of any Professional body
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following disciplines: Commerce, Marketing, Economics, IT, Business Administration, Printing and Design
  • Eight years of working experience in a senior management position in a reputable Organization with excellent people management skills.
  • Familiar with the printing industry
  • A mature self-starter, a good communicator with excellent English language skills and team builder with ability to manage and motivate staff as well as resolve management conflicts.
  • Integrity and high standards of personal conduct
  • Previous experience of managing, training and supporting staff and handing over responsibilities
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their applications and updated CVs with CERTIFIED copies of academic transcripts and certificates, postal, telephone, and Email address to:
Chairman, Board of Directors,
Uganda Printing and Publishing Corporation
P.O. Box 33, Entebbe, Uganda.
NB: Please mark the envelope with the job applied for in CAPITAL LETTERS and include applicant names and three professional referees. 
Deadline: 29th January 2018 by 5:00pm

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