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Recruitment at Capwell Industries Kenya

Capwell Industries Ltd, a leading food processing industry with the flagship brand of Pearl rice, CIL Rice, Ranee Basmati / premium rice and SOKO sifted maize flour and Pearl Pulses among many other brands seeks to recruit, a
Transport and Logistics Officer.

In this position, you will be in charge of the overall function of the company transport system. 

You will develop and implement effective transport systems within the company ensuring a safe and efficient logistics and transport operations and thorough planning so that resources are utilized in the most efficient manner.

Key Responsibilities
  • Scheduling of dispatch vehicles route plans ensuring shortest turn round time in liaison with the dispatch department.
  • Supervising all drivers, training them and conducting appraisal as required by the management.
  • Tracking vehicles using online tracking system and acting on any violations for action.
  • Preparation of timely monthly and periodic reports on all aspects of fleet management to the management for decision making.
  • Development and implementation of a tyre management system, checking and confirming all works carried out by the contracted parties.
  • Management of outsourced transport.
  • Scheduling repairs and maintenance of the company fleet.
  • Liaising with the garage to ensure that all repairs have been carried out properly and in the most economical way.
  • Carrying out preliminary investigation on transport related incidents and accidents in view of managing risk and exposure.
  • Maintaining schedule for insurance renewals, inspections and other related vehicle license ensuring renewal on time to avoid any delays and penalties.
Qualification and experience
  • Bsc. Mechanical engineering, background training in logistics management an added advantage.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in a comparable position or
  • Diploma holder in mechanical Engineering / logistics with 5  years’ experience in transport  management.
  • Excellent communication skills, report writing skills and  analytical skills

Quality and Safety Assurance Manager.

The Quality Assurance and Food Safety Manager will be responsible for developing Quality Assurance Programs, provide day to day support to the operations team in management of product quality and ensuring Food Safety across the product portfolio manufactured. 

You will be in charge of the quality operating team at the company.

Reporting to the director-Quality Assurance, You will;

Key Responsibilities
  • Ensure full compliance of all products with all government food safety regulations, and maintain highest level of food safety through daily monitoring programs, team supervision, and on-going verification of internal and external laboratory or industry benchmarking
  • Ensure that all facilities are in compliance with all GMP, HACCP.
  • Interact effectively with KEBS and other regulatory bodies, food safety auditors, and customers to maintain positive & responsive relationships and assure rapid corrective actions through dynamic leadership and timely documentation.
  • Develop, schedule, and direct GMP, Food Safety, and Quality Management System audits and monitor corrective actions to deficient findings for completion and effectiveness, providing gap closure assistance to the manufacturing facilities.
  • Lead Capwell HACCP and Food Safety team for product designs, manufacturing processes, Food Safety plans, finished product testing programs, and sanitation programs.
  • Proactively identify potential and emerging food safety issues and develop strategies to effectively investigate and advise management on quality improvement
  • Conduct quality training programs to all employees with emphasis on continuous improvement through identification and analysis of customer complaints and legal requirements.
  • Lead the QA and Food Safety team in undertaking Root Causes & Corrective actions from customer complaints and implement the corrective actions with the plant operations team.
  • Overseeing all laboratory tests and analysis.
  • Coordinate and spearhead the company on relevant food safety certification like ISO 22000
Qualification and experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science or related discipline
  • Minimum 5 years leadership experience in food processing, preferably in the flour and/or rice milling industry.
  • Extensive technical knowledge and experience in Food chemistry & Microbiology, Food safety, preferably in grain processing.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills with a demonstrated ability to effectively work with all managerial levels, customers, regulatory, and other professional contacts
  • Strong analytical problem solving skills with and ability to understand the key requirements in the Quality Systems and continuous improvement programs
  • Certification on Any quality management system and formal audit training will be an added advantage.

Head of Sales and Distribution.

Reporting to the Director-Sales, you will be in charge of overall sales and distribution function of Capwell industries ensuring sustained revenue growth of company products through effective management of local sales force and distribution systems. 

You will also develop plans and strategies with regard to sales targets, new business opportunities, and the maintenance of customer satisfaction.

Key Responsibilities
Your key responsibilities will include:
  • Managing company sales staff and coordinating the overall sales functions of the organization
  • Setting up of the sales targets for company sales staff and evaluating their performance through well-defined Key Performance Indicators
  • Analyze effectiveness of company distribution systems and recommending to management on best systems that enhance better coverage and presence of company products
  • Draw up and implement a detailed direct and systematic area coverage plan consisting of a number of towns, channel partners, hubs and field force
  • Periodically appraise the level of business through the distributors/wholesalers and retailers and recommending to management the strategies and support required to each with the aim of improving sales volumes
  • Monitor, analyze, evaluate and advice on competitor activities, giving recommendations so as to sustain market of Capwell products
  • Forecasting monthly and periodic sales targets and facilitating the achievement of the same
  • Play a lead role in the formulation of the sales and marketing strategies guiding and communicating company policies, guidelines and regulations to the sales regions
  • Develop and implement customer satisfaction and retention strategies
  • Managing all accounts and ensuring delay in payments are minimized as well as evaluating credit worthiness of all customers
  • Advising the management on opening new customer accounts based on the assessment and evaluation of their credit worthiness
Qualification and experience
  • Business degree in sales and marketing
  • Professional training in Sales and/or membership of a professional body
  • At least 5 proven successful years in Sales & Distribution in an FMCG Environment or comparable industry
  • Customer focused
  • People management skills including target setting and performance monitoring
  • Proven ability to develop and maintain effective work relationships with distributers and other external strategic partners
How to apply:
Send your application including a cover letter indicating your desire to work with our client a detailed CV highlighting relevant experience, details of current and expected salary, a daytime phone contact, email address, and the names of three professional referees by close of business Wednesday 5th June 2013
Adept Systems
Management Consultants
P O Box 6416, 
Nairobi, GPO 00100
Only short listed candidates will be contacted. 

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