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Chemelil Sugar Company Limited Job Vacancies

1.    Head of Finance
2.    Quality Control Manager
3.    Shift Engineer
4.    Procurement Officer
Our Company is a leading sugar miller with a heritage spanning over forty years, situated in Western Kenya along Awasi – Nandi Hills road (about 55km from Kisumu).
Our Vision: To be the company of choice in the manufacture of sugar and related products in the region
We seek for suitably qualified and experienced Kenyan citizens who are dynamic, self motivated and results oriented candidates for the following positions
Head of Finance
Reporting to the Managing Director, the key result areas of the incumbent will include:
  • Management of the Company’s financial function

  • Maintenance of the Company’s books of accounts and implementing continued improvement of accounting systems and procedures
  • Budgeting and budgetary controls
  • Review analysis of activities, costs and operations and status of ongoing programmes to determine progress and act on deviations
  • Cash planning to ensure availability of funds to implement planned activities
  • Compliance with statutory requirements and implement Government policies related to management of funds
  • Observance of internal controls – ensuring compliance with standard operating procedures
  • Monitor financial transactions, financial reports, statements and accounting records
  • Implement computerized financial information system
  • Exercise overall responsibility for the day to day operations of the Finance department
  • Provide technical leadership to multidisciplinary teams aimed at improving performance and organizational effectiveness
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Commerce Degree (B.Com) from a recognized university
  • Professional qualifications in finance e.g. CPA(K), CIMA, ACCA
  • Over five (5) years relevant experience in a busy manufacturing concern
  • High performance leader with strong communication skills and aged between 35-50 years
  • Ability to use and interpret financial data using accounting packages
  • Strong analytical and leadership skills
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in public financial systems
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Must be a full member of ICPAK
Quality Control Manager
Reporting to the Head of Factory, the key result areas include:-
  • Implementation of cane and sugar quality monitoring programmes as per the set parameters by Kenya Bureau of Standards
  • Application of internationally approved techniques and methodologies for sugar accounting and auditing (of sugar losses) in the Quality Control Laboratory periodically.
  • Verification and approval of periodic factory performance data/reports and their transmittance internally and externally to statutory and regulatory organizations.
  • Management of weighbridge operations in regards to data processing, storage and distribution.
  • Management of unloading and feeding of cane to the milling train, while minimizing cane deterioration in the cane yard.
  • Management of the quality control laboratory.
  • Running chemical test programs to determine efficacy and other quality aspects of process and laboratory chemicals.
  • Ensuring efficient purification of factory influent and effluent water.
  • Surveillance of the entire production line to identify sugar losses and communicate to relevant personnel for remedial/corrective actions.
  • Ensuring adequate procedures and programmes for implementation of statutory requirements relating to health, safety and environment at work place in liaison with the relevant statutory and regulatory bodies
  • QMS and other related standards
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelors degree in Chemistry or equivalent
  • Trained Lead Auditor in ISO
  • Membership to a relevant professional body
  • Aged between 35 – 45 years
The following will be an added advantage:
  • An international certificate/diploma in chemical control of food manufacturing
  • Minimum ten (10) years relevant experience in processing and sugar laboratory management gained from a sugar processing industry
Shift Engineer
Two Positions
Reporting to Engineering Manager Mechanical, the key result areas:-
  • Co-ordinating engineering operations in shift between all sections in the Factory.
  • Effective supervision in all engineering operations while on shift.
  • Ensuring that all equipment, plant, machinery are in optimum operating conditions while on shift, and prompt attention on breakdowns
  • Ensuring safe working conditions and safety of personnel and on equipment
  • Ensuring smooth continuous shift operations by handing/taking over shift operations well.
  • Initiating and participate in organisational performance reviews and business process improvement programmes as well as undertake special investigations aimed at improving organisational effectiveness
Minimum Qualifications
  • Higher National Diploma (HND) Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
  • Minimum Three (3) years relevant experience gained from a large agricultural concern
  • Aged between 28 to 35 years
Procurement Officer
Reporting to the Procurement Manager, the key result areas include:-
  • Improvement of the company’s operational efficiency through timely and competitive acquisition of quality goods and services in the right quantity at the right time to enable the company maximise on its key objective of profit realisation.
  • Co-ordination of procurement activities by planning the company’s procurement needs.
  • Advertising, analysing and awarding tenders for items whose annual threshold is as per the Public Procurement Regulations.
  • Co-ordinating and participating in procurement negotiations with suppliers and vendors to consider tender applications against approved technical specifications and with due regard to market price, cost, quality and speed of delivery as well as economy of operations.
  • Co-ordinating of timely delivery of goods through order progression and liaison with clearing agents.
Minimum Qualifications and Experience
  • The ideal candidate should have a Bachelors Degree in Business, Commerce, Economics or equivalent.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of relevant experience at senior level in purchasing gained from a large organisation.
  • Professional qualifications such as IPS or equivalent qualifications and membership to the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supplies/Kenya Institute of Supplies Management.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Procurement and Stores procedures.
  • Aged between 28 – 35 years
Send your applications and a detailed Curriculum Vitae with a day-time telephone number and copies of your key certificates (and testimonials if any) to reach the undersigned not later than 22nd September 2010
Managing Director
Chemelil Sugar Company Limited
P O Box 177

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