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Exciting Opportunities in the Lucrative Soft Drinks Market in Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania

1.     General Manager
2.     Sales & Marketing Manager
3.     Mechanical Engineer
We are a group of companies headquartered in Kampala but with operations in various industry sectors the East African region.
We have recently made a significant investment in Dar es Salaam Tanzania where we are venturing into the highly lucrative soft drinks market through fresh fruit juices, that is only enhanced by the East Africa Community common market.
General Manager
We are looking for a General Manager to take charge of this Tanzania based operation. Reporting to a Board of Directors, you will be responsible for developing and implementing the business strategy for this operation. The highly competitive nature of this business will call for operational efficiency and you will be responsible for overall profitability. Managing the performance of your team and the company resources will also be your responsibility.
Requirements: We want to discuss this position with food production experts (graduate level or above) with at least 10 years experience in the food processing industry; experience in fresh fruit juice processing in a modern/automated environment would be a definite advantage. Experience of working in Tanzania and of working in a start-up operation is highly desirable. Proven leadership and people management skills are essential as are business building skills and budgeting and budgetary control.
Sales & Marketing Manager

This position gives you a clean slate on which to draw a sales and marketing strategy for the East African region. Your core deliverables will be brand awareness levels, increased volumes and ultimately, increased sales. We will be expecting you to develop a distribution model that optimizes route to market and to develop and implement an appropriate marketing and communication strategy that builds the company and the brands profiles.
Requirements: We are looking for graduates of business with a marketing and or sales professional qualification. You will also have five years experience in the FMCG sector; experience in the highly competitive soft drinks industry and exposure to the East African market is highly desirable. You will also have managed a team of sales and marketing staff for at least two years with proven positive results. We will be interested to see how your strategies in the past have paid off, so please include your achievements in your application.
Mechanical Engineer
You will have full responsibility for the maintenance of two plants; one tetrapak line and a glass and PET bottles line. Taking over from the installation engineers, we will be expecting you to develop and implement an appropriate maintenance plan in close liaison with the production unit, that ensures machine availability within the uptime targets. Other core deliverables will include capacity maximization, continuous improvement and energy management.
Requirements: A degree in mechanical engineering and training or experience of PLC is a primary requirement. Experience of working in food processing, preferably soft drinks manufacturing in an automated environment is critical. Understanding of international quality management systems such as ISO and HACCP is essential. We will also be looking for proven people management experience and budgeting and budgetary control experience.
How to apply:
Send your application including a cover letter highlighting your suitability for the position you are applying for, a detailed CV, details of current and expected salary, a daytime phone contact, email address, and the names of three professional referees by close of business Friday 30th July 2010.
Adept Systems
Management Consultants
P O Box 6416, Nairobi, GPO 00100

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
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