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Sovereign Group Head of Livestock Unit and Unit Manager Jobs in Kenya

Sovereign Group Limited is a leading Kenyan investment company with investments in various sectors of the economy such as manufacturing, agriculture, hospitality, real estate, transport, security, banking, print and electronic media.

We have exciting career opportunities in two of our business units:

1. Head of Livestock Unit

To consolidate our fast growth, we seek to recruit a highly qualified, self-driven, energized, highly motivated, dynamic and result-oriented Head of Livestock Unit at our large scale, mixed farm in Nakuru County.

Overall Purpose:

Reporting to the General Manager, the ideal candidate will ensure the effective and smooth day-today operations of the Unit.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Ensure the achievement of departmental targets as to realize profitability.
  • Ensure the highest general hygiene measures in the Unit
  • Ensure effective, and year round planning of animal feed
  • Ensure efficient management of animal health programme
  • Ensure total compliance with legislative and industry standards
  • Institute a rigorous repair and maintenance plan for equipment in the unit
  • Proper supervision and optimization of labour
  • Ensure compliance with health, safety & environmental standards.
  • Prepare timely reports as required
Key Skills, Knowledge & Attributes:
  • A degree in Animal Health/Animal Production or Dairy Science from a recognized institution with at least three years hands-on experience in a busy dairy unit.
  • A Diploma in Animal Health/Animal Production or Dairy Science from a recognized institution with at least five years hands-on experience in a busy dairy unit.
  • Training in artificial insemination
  • Demonstrable knowledge of dairy nutrition, feed formulation & conservation
  • Knowledgeable in disease diagnosis and injury treatment
  • Knowledge of milking procedures
  • Good communication skills, resilience and demonstrated ability to work in a multicultural team
  • Ability to motivate staff
  • A disciplined, innovative and focused team player with an entrepreneurial acumen.
2. Unit Manager

We seek to recruit a highly qualified, enterprising, self-driven, highly motivated, dynamic and result oriented professional with integrity to manage one of our busy and luxurious resorts.

Overall Purpose:

Reporting to the General Manager, the ideal candidate will offer effective leadership to ensure the efficient, smooth and profitable day-to-day operation of the Unit.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Plan, organize, direct, control and coordinate all the resort’s operations as per the laid down operating procedures and policies
  • Develop and implement quality guest service standards and feedback systems
  • Promote good public relations with the resort guests, prospective clients, the community etc in order to maintain a strong positive image of the Company
  • Ensure adequate systems and controls are in place to safeguard the safety and security of guests, staff and company property
  • Ensure achievement of the company’s financial and operating goals and objectives.
  • Foster a conducive corporate culture that promotes strong ethical practices and good governance.
  • Ensure proper utilization, management and maintenance of the resort’s equipment, facilities and other resources
  • Develop and manage the Unit’s budget
  • Effective supervision and motivation of staff.
  • Prepare timely reports as required
Key Skills, Knowledge & Attributes:
  • A degree in hospitality management from a recognized institution with at least three years hands-on experience in a busy resort/lodge/hotel.
  • A Diploma in Hotel Management from a recognized institution with at least five years hands-on experience in a busy resort/lodge/hotel.
  • Training in industry specific courses and knowledge of basic accounting will be an added advantage
  • Demonstrated experience in change management
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work in a multicultural team
  • Proficiency in hotel software is critical
  • Strong leadership, organization and coordination skills.
  • Ability to motivate and inspire staff for high performance
  • A disciplined, innovative and ardent team player with an entrepreneurial acumen.
  • A strong passion to deliver excellent business performance.
Terms:

A competitive remuneration package commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered to the successful candidates.

If you can clearly demonstrate the ability to meet the above criteria, please submit your application along with detailed CV stating your current position, remuneration level, e-mail address and telephone contacts to reach us on or before 10th Dec. 2010 addressed to:

hr@sovereignkenya.com

P.O.Box 45675 – 00100
Nairobi, Kenya

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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