Marketing Manager, Production Manager, Tea Factory Manager, Chief Accountant and Farm Manager Latest Vacancies

Our client, a diversified group with interest in Agriculture (dairy, tea & Crop farming, tea factory), Construction Materials (manufacturing and selling of paving blocks and concrete roofing tiles) & Real Estate, wishes to recruit suitable persons to fill the following positions:

Sales and Marketing Manager

Based in Nairobi
Job Ref: MN 5936
Overall responsible for meeting the sales target as per the budget of the Construction Materials

Job Profile

  • Promoting and selling the company’s products, paving blocks, roofing tiles and other concrete building products to prospective customers.
  • Identifying opportunities to develop the business via new customers, products, government and private sector tenders ways of working etc.
  • Formulate, direct and coordinate marketing activities and policies to promote products and services and determine price schedules and discount rates.
  • Identify, develop, or evaluate sales strategy, based on knowledge of establishment objectives, market characteristics, and cost and markup factors.
Person Profile
  • Bachelors Degree preferably with a MBA/PGDM in Marketing/International Trade.
  • 7+ years of sales experience, including 5+ years managing a team towards sales goals, preferably in the building products or related industry.
  • Detailed understanding and expertise with CRM.
  • Superior cold calling, networking, and business development skills.
  • Strong analytical & computer skills with Microsoft Office, especially MS Excel.
Production Manager
Based in Nairobi
Job Ref: MN 5937
Responsible for day to day production of the Construction Materials company.
Job Profile
  • Overseeing the production process and drawing up a production schedule.
  • Coordinate and recommend procedures for facility or equipment maintenance or modification, including the replacement of machines.
  • Meet all customer commitments through production of timely, efficient and high quality products and services.
  • Review processing schedules and production orders to make decisions concerning inventory requirements, staffing requirements, work procedures, or duty assignments, considering budgetary limitations and time constraints.
  • Monitor and enforce manufactunng, quality, HSE standards in their area, Implement and monitor KPIs for production, quality, and HSE Reports to the Directors.
  • Coordinate, setup, implement and review standard operating procedure for all production operations, so as to ensure optimum efficiency and utilization.
  • Ensure reduction in re-works, re-processing and unplanned downtime.
Person Profile
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Production, Operations, Manufacturing Management, Engineering or other related fields.
  • 5 years’ progressive leadership experience of production and/or operations including experience in improving plant performance and developing organizations and people.
  • Preferably in the building materials manufacturing industry or other related fields.
  • Prior experience in a technical role preferably in the manufacturing & or building industry.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Competent in use of MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel), and ERP, SAP software.
Tea Factory Manager
Based in Eldoret
Job Ref: MN 5938
The Factory Manager reports to the Managing Director and will work closely with appointed agents at
the Mombasa Tea Auction, hundreds of tea out growers & the local government of Elgeyo-Marakwet

Job Profile

  • Production, HR, Material Supply, Cost Control, Asset Maintenance.
  • Organize & optimize human resource & production capacities.
  • Achieving production targets, yields, avoid unjustified losses, compliance with labour regulations, Industrial best practice, food & safety laws.
  • Create and maintain high quality products.
  • Be involved in the installation/commissioning of the production line & factory.
  • Advise management on improved process, product quality, cost control & profitability.
Person Profile
  • Degree in Manufacturing, Production, Engineering or similar.
  • 7+ years experience in a CTC tea factory, at least 3 years in a managerial capacity.
  • Computer literate.
  • Can work under pressure. Forward Planning/Priority Setting ability.
Chief Accountant
Based in Eldoret 
Job Ref: MN 5939
The Chief Accountant reports to the Group Head Office in Nairobi, while working closely day to day with various divisional managers at the operational level.
Job Profile
  • Routine accounting& record keeping, data processin9, reporting, cashflow, budgetary controls, forecasting, financial analysis, payroll, taxes, IT, banking, procurement & admin.
Person Profile
  • A sense of urgency, a strong desire to achieve and excel.
  • One who will not rest until the job is done, who understands duties and responsibilities without having to be reminded.
  • 7+ years experience in Finance/Accounting function; at least 3 years in a similar capacity in an organization with an annual turnover of not less than KSh100 million.
  • A professional accountancy qualification: CPA(K); ACCA; ICMA; ACA; CA or equivalent.
  • Proven ability to lead, design and set up new systems.
  • Computer literate.
  • Rational thinking.
  • Attention to details.
  • High integrity.
  • Independent.
  • Not afraid to ask relevant questions & pursue answers.
  • Able to distinguish & enquire into irregular transactions.
  • Time conscious.
  • Able to work under pressure & adhere to deadlines.
  • Familiar with manufacturing, agriculture and property sectors; and a mid-size accounting package.
Farm Manager – Crops / Animals
Based in Eldoret
Job Ref: MN 5940
The Farm Manager shall be responsible for all recruiting and supervising all staff in the Farm, supervising aspects of the crops/animals production to ensure high quality products.
Job Profile
  • Direct and coordinate workers and farm activities, such as planting, irrigation, chemical application, harvesting, grading, payroll, and record keeping.
  • Hire, train, or supervise workers engaged in planting, cultivating, irrigating, harvesting, or marketing crops, or in raising livestock.
  • Inspect farm structures, such as buildings, fences, or roads, ordering repair or maintenance activities.
  • Monitor pasture or grazing land use to ensure that livestock are properly fed or that conservation methods, such as rotational grazing, are used. Green Task Statement.
Person Profile
  • The Farm Manager should possess an MSc. in Agriculture, Agricultural Animal Breeding, Agronomy or Crop Science; Animal Sciences; Dairy Science or related fields.
  • BSc. Animal Nutrition / Crop Science or equivalent.
  • Minimum 5 years farm management work experience in crop and grain.
  • At least ten years of work experience in related field operations.
  • Outreach on seed/animal production and highly skilled on seed/animal production in the farm.
  • Significant experience in creation of farm plan and whole farm budget.
Send your application with a detailed CV and a daytime telephone contact, and disclose current or past gross monthly salary.
Apply via email only to so as to reach us before 12 noon 5th March 2014.
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