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General Manager - Vipingo Development Limited

  • Bachelor's degree
  • General management, leadership
  • Manager (team leader)
  • Full Time
  • Permanent

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Job Summary

About Vipingo

Vipingo Development is a mixed use industrial, commercial, residential, hospitality and educational development spread over 10,254 acres and designed as a model city offering 21st century infrastructure and world class facilities.

The Development, which will be implemented in a phased approach is anchored by an industrial park set on 1,151 acres. The execution approach two-fold; land development which includes infrastructural developments to service a bankable project and the creation of commercially viable vertical infill developments. Phase one (1) of the industrial park is set on 250 acres; providing fully serviced industrial plots within an integrated master plan development.

Vipingo Development enjoys an outstanding location acting as a business gateway to Kenya, the Eastern Africa region and the world. The Development, which is adjacent to Vipingo airstrip enjoys excellent highway access with quick connection to Mombasa port and Mombasa International Airport . The vision of Vipingo Development is to set up the lowest cost strategic location for Business set- up and operations.

Vipingo Development Limited is a subsidiary of Centum Investment Company PLC.

Job Summary
The General Manager shall be responsible for the conversion of the Development into an investment grade Real Estate asset through positioning it as the top of mind investment destination in Africa in regard to industrial, commercial, residential, hospitality and educational facilities.
The role holder shall drive sales across the Development to ensure profitability whilst maximizing the shareholders’ return.
The General Manager will also be responsible for the implementation of the master plan and creation of demand for future projects within the Development.
This role reports to the Group Chief Executive Officer of Centum Investment Company PLC and works closely with the Board of Directors of Vipingo Development Limited

  1. The role holder must possess a track record of successful execution of large scale mixed use Developments across the Globe with tangible results and a realized return of shareholders’ investment;
  2. The role holder must have a proven track record of successful commercial Real Estate sales in the Mombasa Coastal region or a similar set up; with a demonstrated ability to position and create demand for Real Estate products;
  3. The role holder must have a sound understanding of the commercial drivers of real estate and the ability to engage with sophisticated investors and developers both locally and globally;
  4. A good understanding of industrial parks, as well as the ability to engage and connect with the best in class business partners from across the Globe;
  5. The role holder must be an innovative and creative leader with the ability to think ‘outside the box’ and achieve exceptional tangible outcomes;
  6. Highly networked and excellent communicator with the ability to develop and manage lasting relationships with a diverse array of stakeholders;
  7. An effective and ethical leader with sound people skills and proven ability to build, retain and lead successful teams.

To apply, send ONLY your CV. The subject of your email should be General Manager, Vipingo Development Limited.


  1. Global positioning: Position Vipingo as a top Real Estate vehicle in Africa with regard to Industrial, Commercial, Residential, Hospitality and Educational facilities through attracting and collaborating with global investors/partners.
  2. Strategic planning: Create demand for current and future projects within the Development and drive the process of ensuring that the design and development of products meets and exceeds the expectations of the market;
  3. Masterplan Execution:  Oversee successful execution of the works of the Project Managers and Development Managers in alignment with the approved masterplan of the Development;
  4. Commercialization of the Development: Drive sales of the serviced plots, convert the bare land into viable projects and create new infill projects that will act as alternative revenue generating opportunities within the Development;
  5. Infrastructure Development: Oversee the design and implementation of infrastructural services which include the road network, power, water, ICT, security and waste management;
  6. Leadership: Develop a cohesive team and build internal capability that will drive the operational and strategic initiatives of Vipingo Development;
  7. Strategic Relationships: Forge strategic relationships with potential partners, both local and global for new developments in the destination;
  8. Shareholders’ return: Drive the projects within the Development to realize a 35% annual return on the shareholders’ investment;
  9. Stakeholder Management: Manage stakeholder relations which include but are not limited to relationships with the; Vipingo Board of Directors, Government of Kenya, County governments, Local community, Regulatory agencies such as NEMA, WRMA, Ministry of Public Health, Kenya Police and Kenya Revenue Authority and obtain all the necessary approvals for project delivery;

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Permanent
Job type: Full Time
Location: Nairobi
Area of work: General management, leadership
Seniority: Manager (team leader)

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required skills: Project management; Human resource and personnel development; Business management; Business strategy; Operative management
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

Centum Investments Co. Ltd.

Real estate

Centum is East Africa's leading investment company listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange and Uganda Securities Exchange. It aims at providing investors with access to a portfolio of inaccessible, quality, diversified investments.