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The Wrigley Company East Africa, a local Subsidiary of Mars Incorporated, a leader in the global confectionery industry and the world’s largest manufacturer of chewing and bubble gum seeks to recruit individuals in the following position.

IT Support Specialist

Reporting to:
 MEA IT Manager

Key responsibilities

Site Support
  • Managing & Co-ordinating with IT vendors to ensure that local infrastructure is updated, maintained & run as its optimum level. Ensuring that infrastructure is being run as per the global standards.

  • Ensuring that LAN / WAN / IPT are running with expected service levels of business.
  • Perform various administrative tasks like procuring local IT assets, make & maintain budgets in accordance withbusiness.
Business Solutions / Relationship Management
  • Working with business leaders to identify business priorities and aligning IT investment to deliver business value.
  • Prepare, maintain & execute the IT Roadmap for East Africa
  • Perform special projects at the request of the Regional IT Director or other members of senior management.
Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology.
  • Working knowledge of wireless and IP Telephony networks
  • At least 2 year’s relevant working experience.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of information.
  • Customer focused with demonstrated ability to form productive relationship with business partners, IT personnel and project leaders
Functional Area: IT

Logistics Manager

Reporting to:
 Factory Manager

Job Purpose Statement
  • Provide Logistic support in line with the Corporate Mission.
  • Maximise the efficiency of the Supply Chain activities as to achieve the highest level of customer service at minimum operating cost.
  • Plan for the most efficient raw material management, production planning, spare parts acquisition non MRP procurement and
  • Export Administration, besides any other logistical support for the Nairobi Facility.
  • Link with the Regional activities to harmonize goals.
  • Ensure timely and accurate reports.
Principal Accountabilities

The Logistics Manager plays a key role on communicating and working with the Factory Manager on:
  • Setting co-operation lines with the commercial and supply chain teams and regional procurement to ensure value added activities are achieved.
  • Setting up inventory levels.
  • Implementing, production planning activities, effective negotiation of key projects and timely delivery of capital on site.
  • Working with customer service to satisfy requirements as per the agreed upon SLA´s.
  • Implementing and optimizing all assets, resources and administration related to the receipt, storage, issue and despatch of all stores items and finished goods.
  • The Logistic Manager is responsible to develop annual plans & budgets affecting and related to capital, purchasing, procurement, transportation, storage, and Import/Export. Plans should be inline with both Factory and Regional strategy goals
  • Monitoring first and second level KPI´s as well as ensuring timely and accurate reporting.
  • Managing the team of logistics department; ensure timely hiring, training, coaching and development of department’s personnel; provide regular assessment of personnel performance.
  • Keep the high level of motivation within the team; ensure proper working conditions and good atmosphere within the team.
  • Plan development of Department’s headcount and structure to reflect the Strategic Business plan of the Company.
  • Managing warehousing, storage, shipping and trucking to achieve optimal efficiency in the receipt, storage, issue and despatch of all stores items and finished goods.
  • Managing all inventories (raw materials, finished goods and customer inventories as appropriate) to agreed levels.
  • Managing the indirect procurement function to ensure that the optimum value of spares etc is stored on site.
  • Ensure effective negotiation of key projects and timely delivery of capital on site.
  • Managing the Export Administration responsibility to ensure proper nominations of vessels and routings meet the desired cost targets.
  • Ensuring timely and effective call-off, transportation, customs clearance and warehousing of raw materials;
  • purchasing of equipment, spare parts, consumables, and also services, to provide continuous operations of the Factory and maintain optimum stock levels of raw materials, spare parts and consumables.
  • Drive Associate engagement through a foundation of team work by ensuring that all team leaders are engaging their teams in appropriate dialogue, action planning and follow
  • Exhibit and champion the rollout of Mars Leadership capabilities, five principles of Mars within the team members.
Incumbent Requirements
  • He/she must be an energetic and inspiring leader with a track record of proven success in a leadership role.
  • He/she must have had considerable people management responsibility and operated at a level with significant responsibility and decision making.
  • Be able to place the necessary emphasis on personal development and professional knowledge and committed to continuous development.
  • Must possess first class logistics and supply chain knowledge coupled with considerable experience within the FMCG industry.
  • Must have excellent communication skills, first class leadership skills, and a positive can-do approach essential for such a central role where customer service is of paramount importance.
  • Degree holder – Masters Level will be an added advantage.
  • Be proactive and with strategic approach.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office and SAP experience is an added advantage
Functional Area: Logistics

If you believe you fit into the above profile, please send your full curriculum vitae with details of your qualifications, experience, present position, day and evening telephone numbers, e-mail address and names and addresses of three referees to E-mail: hr.ke@wrigley.com to reach us not later than Friday 17th June, 2011.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.


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