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Alive and Kicking Kenya Exciting Career Opportunities

Alive and Kicking Kenya is a "not for profit" social enterprise using sport to address social issues whilst at the same time making large numbers of good quality, affordable, durable, repairable leather footballs & netballs here in Kenya.

We are looking for highly motivated individuals to fill in the following key positions in our Kenyan operation.

There are currently two exciting opportunities available with Alive & Kicking in Kenya:
  1. Production Manager
  2. Commercial Manager
Note: Both of these are based in our stitching centre in Nairobi.


Full job descriptions can be viewed below.

Job Description: Production Manager

1. Design document and implement a production Process that covers

  • Interpretation of clients requirements
  • Panel manufacture
  • Ball printing
  • Ball manufacture
  • Finishing & packaging
  • Storage & dispatch
  • Stock control
2. In conjunction with the Finance & Admin Manager ensure sufficiency of raw materials

3. In conjunction with the Finance & Admin Manager ensure sufficiency and capability of production personnel

4. Daily Monitoring, Evaluation & Reporting

5. Meeting agreed Production Targets

Requirements

Candidates must be self starters with excellent interpersonal skills. They should ideally be University graduates in Engineering, of the 28-35 years age group, & with 4 - 5 years experience at Production Supervisor or Production Manager level in a well established manufacturing company. Previous experience in the leather industry preferred but not essential. Valid driving license will be an added advantage.

Job Description: 
Commercial Manager
  • Liaises with clients to ensure effective customer service and to market company products.
  • Initiate meetings with clients with an aim to introduce to Alive and Kicking and its mission and objectives.
  • Effectively market the informative footballs to clients with an aim of closing down on a sale.
  • Respond to client queries in regard to company products.
  • Ensure timely communication of all orders received to the production unit to ensure timely preparation of the same.
  • In liaison with the production unit, ensure all footballs are made to client specifications where custom made footballs have been ordered.
  • Maintain effective communication channels with all clients as required.
  • Monitor sales objectives to ensure they are geared towards meeting the set sales targets.
  • Report all discrepancies noted in the day to day work to the Managing Director
Requirements

Candidates must be self starters with excellent interpersonal skills. They should ideally be University graduates in Marketing or Business Administration, of the 28-35 years age group, & with 4 - 5 years experience at Corporate Social Responsibility role or Head of Marketing Department level. Previous experience in the creative advertising, public relation preferred but not essential. Valid driving license will be an added advantage.

Applications must be received before 23rd April 2010.

Please send your CV and a covering letter to the postal address below:

Administration Manager
PO Box 27641
Nyayo Stadium
00506 Nairobi

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