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Operations Officer, Property & Facilities Department Job Vacancy

Deacons Kenya Limited, the leading fashion retailer in East Africa over the last fifty years, is seeking to recruit a focused, self-driven professional of high integrity in the position specified below.

Deacons operates nine exciting brands namely, Woolworths, Truworths, Identity, Mr. Price Home, Mr. Price Clothing, 4u2, Angelo, Adidas and Lifefitness; through twenty seven retail outlets in Kenya , Uganda and Tanzania.

The business has a central Head office and warehousing operation located in Kenya.

Deacons is continually sourcing brands to address lifestyle needs in the markets it operates in, and will soon be launching the new Baby shop brand in Nairobi.

Plans to establish business presence in Kigali, Rwanda are at an advanced stage with operations expected to commence in the fourth quarter of the year.

Reporting to the Operations Director, the Operations Officer will be responsible for:
  • Maintain records, reports and files as pertains to all Deacons stores lease agreements and arrange for insurance in liaison with the Finance department;
  • Analyze property market conditions, property licensing and local council taxes;
  • Supervise progress of construction or maintenance works to completion and ensure property is left in a state that would be ready for use;
  • Advise Finance on projects commencement dates and progress for insurance purposes;
  • Ensure general maintenance of stores, company vehicles including inspection for valuation as advised;
  • Supervise contracted services including mail courier service;
  • In liaison with Finance, maintain fixed asset registers, store equipment ledgers and signage;
  • Compile data for financial reports including annual stores maintenance budgets;
  • Carry out an annual prequalification of suppliers of goods and services;
  • Maintain contractors and suppliers data base and evaluate their ability to undertake work as tendered;
  • Analyse quotations received and present findings to the tender committee for selection;
  • Obtain quotations and issue LPO’s to selected Suppliers for delivery of goods as approved by the Operations Director;
  • Verify invoices related to contractors and non trade stock for payment as required;
  • Maintain records and accountable documents as required;
  • Any other duties as delegated.
The person:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Land Economics or Diploma in Property or Construction management from a recognized institution. Experience in building maintenance will be an added advantage;
  • 2-3 years Project management and procurement experience;
  • Good knowledge of MS Office suite
  • Ability to understand the design requirements and follow through architectural drawings and plans;
  • Working knowledge of Purchasing , procurement and an understanding of basic accounting;
  • Good organizational skills, ability to build work relationships, maintain high accountability levels;
  • A flexible disposition
Interested candidates holding the necessary requirements, good performance and / or references are encouraged to send their applications with detailed CV, current telephone number and email address, on or before 29 July 2011 to the address indicated below.

The Human Resource Manager,
Deacons Kenya Limited,
P.O. Box 30087-00100,


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