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Tata Chemicals Jobs in Kenya (4 Positions)

Tata Chemicals Magadi (TCML) occupies a significant place in the African economy. It is Africa’s largest soda ash manufacturer and one of Kenya’s leading exporters. TCML wishes to recruit the following positions based at our sites in Magadi and Kajiado:

Continuous Improvement Engineers (2 posts)

Rolling Stock & Kajiado Operations Manager
 (1 post)

Senior Financial Analyst
 (1 post)

Senior Financial Analyst

Category:
 Management

Department:
 Finance

Section:
 Financial accounting

Responsible to the director of finance for preparing analyses, written justifications, written and oral presentations, reconciling accounts, preparing adjustment entries, responding to queries, ensuring compliance to accounting standards and working with both internal and external stakeholders.

Areas of principal accountability will include:

  • Preparation of annual budget and strategic plans.
  • DCF analysis and financial justification of CAPEX and major maintenance projects.
  • Analysis and reconciliation of general ledger account balances.
  • Researching and resolving audit issues.
Minimum requirements:
  • The candidate must possess a CPA and a bachelor's degree in accounting or related field and excellent computer skills especially with Microsoft Excel.
  • Seven years experience in public accounting will be a plus.
Person specifications:

In addition, the candidate should:
  • Possess and demonstrate excellent communication skills both interpersonally as well as through oral and written presentation.
  • Demonstrate initiative and well-developed team lead skills.
  • Be able to work effectively under the pressures of time, setbacks or resistance.
  • Possess a can-do attitude.
  • Demonstrate ability to multi-task effectively.
  • Have an understanding of IGAAP standards.
  • SAP experience would be a plus.
How to apply:

Applications are strictly online; paper applications will not be considered.

To apply click here

For any clarifications on online applications, please contact the Human Resources office.

Application MUST be submitted on the prescribed application form through the above link so as to reach us on or before 6th January 2012.

Rolling Stock and Kajiado Operations Manager

Category:
 Management

Department:
 Supply chain

Section:
 Kajiado operations and rolling stock

Reporting to the director of supply chain, the rolling stock and Kajiado operations manager will be responsible for leading a team charged with the responsibility to deliver effective maintenance of rolling stock and efficient operation of the Kajiado facility to ensure the company's objectives are met.

Areas of principal accountability will include:
  • Management and maintenance of rolling stock (locomotives, wagons and motor trolleys) to meet operational and customer service requirements.
  • Ensuring safety standards are adhered to in rail operations by investigating safety incidences as well as initiating and tracking closure of corrective actions.
  • Logistic management of the bulk wagon to bulk road transshipment facility and to all Kajiado site installations.
  • Monitoring and control of fixed costs and capital expenditure.
  • Maintenance of train operations radio communication repeater station at Olemelepo Hill in Kajiado.
  • Coaching and mentoring the rolling stock and Kajiado teams and conducting regular appraisals to ensure set objectives are met.
  • Liaison with external stakeholders to ensure cordial relations and smooth operations
Minimum requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in mechanical or electrical / electronics engineering from a recognised university.
  • Minimum of seven years rolling stock maintenance experience.
  • Excellent leadership, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Registration with the Engineers Registration Board, training in safety and / or membership of a professional body will be an added advantage.
Person specifications:

The ideal candidate should:
  • Demonstrate initiative and well-developed team leadership skills.
  • Champion continuous improvement / business excellence initiatives.
  • Be a team player of unquestionable integrity.
  • Have high energy levels and be passionate about the success of the organisation.
  • Possess well-developed IT skills and working knowledge of an ERP system.
How to apply:

Applications are strictly online; paper applications will not be considered.

To apply click here

For any clarifications on online applications, please contact the Human Resources office.

Application MUST be submitted on the prescribed application form through the above link so as to reach us on or before 6th January 2012.

Plant Improvement Engineers 

2 Posts

Category:
 SS

Department:
 Manufacturing

Section:
 Maintenance

The plant improvement engineer will report to the maintenance manager and will provide the necessary leadership to a team for promoting and implementing change as well as for fostering an environment of continuous improvement (CI) to achieve the organisation's business vision, utilising proven processes, methods and tools like Six Sigma, lean manufacturing and change management.

Areas of principal accountability will include:
  • Leading cross-functional top-priority project teams to develop and implement effective processes and tools to deliver on key business objectives.
  • To lead, facilitate and direct CI activities such as quality and productivity improvement, asset health care, cost reduction, lean management systems, 5S - Visual Factory.
  • Involvement in facility capacity expansion projects in and during the definition and commissioning phases.
  • Teaching, mentoring and deploying teams to develop CI / Six Sigma / Lean capability.
  • Acting as a liaison to leverage operational excellence/ best practices within the organisation.
  • Implementing Six Sigma/Lean methodologies and tools such as:
  1. TOC (Theory of constraints).
  2. Lean management.
  3. Change management.
  4. DMAIC: Define Measure Analyse Improve Control (Process improvement).
  5. DFSS: Design for Six Sigma and IDOV: Identify Design Optimise Validate (Design excellence).
  • Working with business leadership to develop a CI strategy that aligns with achieving the business objectives.
  • Acting as a resource to champions in identifying and prioritising strategic improvement opportunities, planning, and implementing CI projects.
  • Identifying and working to remove the barriers that slow or prevent successful CI initiatives.
  • Ensuring the proven DMAIC and DFSS/IDOV processes are followed and projects are delivering committed results.
Person specifications:

The candidate should hold a bachelor's degree in any one of the common engineering disciplines, with at least five years experience in a manufacturing environment, out of which two years specifically include leading, mentoring and developing projects and people.

In addition, the candidate should:
  • Be result-oriented, self-directed and motivated.
  • Have a strong customer and continuous improvement mindset.
  • Have strong interpersonal and change management skills with the ability to lead, facilitate, motivate cross-functional teams and resolve resistance to change.
  • Have an established track record of delivering results within a large manufacturing organisation.
  • Have solid statistical, analytical, and structured problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrate success in working on both manufacturing and transactional Six Sigma DMAIC and DFSS/IDOV projects.
  • Demonstrate effective training and facilitation skills with experience in providing Six Sigma / Lean training.
  • Have the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Demonstrate strong computer skills, especially familiarity with statistical analysis and other decision-support software.
How to apply:

Applications are strictly online; paper applications will not be considered.

To apply click here

For any clarifications on online applications, please contact the Human Resources office.

Application MUST be submitted on the prescribed application form through the above link so as to reach us on or before 6th January 2012.

Maintenance Planner (Internal)

Category:
 SS

Department:
 Manufacturing

Section:
 Maintenance

Reporting to the planning superintendant, the successful candidate will be responsible for efficient planning and coordination of asset health care activities.

He has to be able to break down technical jobs into logical tasks, put the tasks in sequential order, and assess the materials and tools needed, and be able at all other factors that play a role in proper execution of a technical job.

Areas of principal accountability will include:
  • Correct planning and scheduling of the preventive maintenance programme related to production equipment.
  • Optimisation of productivity of the maintenance workforce through efficient planning and scheduling.
  • To ensure all work is performed and completed in conformance with any related codes, guidelines or standards established by a manufacturer or regulating body.
  • To plan and organise the selection, purchase, stocking, and issue of all materials, parts and components required for work order completion.
  • Acting as a liaison to leverage operational excellence/ best practices within the organisation.
  • To plan and organise the selection, purchase and time elements of external services required for work completion.
  • To ensure appropriate feedback of data and information is maintained to accommodate root-cause analyses and other improvement efforts related to technical and managerial processes.
  • To demonstrate highly refined organisational skills. To have the capability to assess priorities in an effective way and to determine what actions are necessary to achieve a certain goal.
  • To demonstrate initiative and well-developed team lead skills.
  • To be able to work effectively under the pressures of time, setbacks or resistance.
  • To be a good listener, with well-developed interrogation skills.
  • To have good presentation skills. He should be capable of presenting ideas and facts clearly and transparently using appropriate means.
  • To demonstrate attention to detail. He should be capable of effectively working with detailed information for a long time.
Person specifications:

The ideal candidate should be a university graduate with at least three years of experience in the field of operations, maintenance and / or engineering in the manufacturing or process industry.
 

In the case of a diploma holder, an experience of five years is required the same fields.

How to apply:

Applications are strictly online; paper applications will not be considered.

To apply click here

For any clarifications on online applications, please contact the Human Resources office.

Application MUST be submitted on the prescribed application form through the above link so as to reach us on or before 6th January 2012.
 


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