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Massive Recruitment at Anchor Group Kenya

Our client, Anchor Group of Companies is a leading integrated services Company headquartered in Nyeri Town, Nyeri County and with operations in many parts of the country. 

The group comprises several companies which include GM Kariuki hardware, Anchor flour Millers Ltd, Anchor feeds Ltd, Giraffe Ark Lodge and New Age Developers and construction Company Ltd (NADCC). 

As part of continuing expansion, the company seeks to recruit qualified, experienced, energetic, enthusiastic, self-driven, honest and trust worthy professionals to join its dynamic team.
The positions include:
1. Accountant – New Age Developers and Construction Company Ltd (NADCC)- Nyeri & Karatina
Number of Positions: 1
Job Description: Provide financial information to management of NADCC by researching and analyzing accounting data; preparing reports.

  • Prepare, examine, and analyze accounting records, financial statements, and other financial reports to assess accuracy, completeness, and conformance to reporting and procedural standards.
  • Compute taxes owed and prepare tax returns ensuring compliance with payment, reporting and other tax requirements.
  • Analyze business operations, trends, costs, revenues, financial commitments, and obligations, to project future revenues and expenses or to provide advice.
  • Establish tables of accounts, and assign entries to proper accounts.
  • Develop, maintain, and analyze budgets, preparing periodic reports that compare budgeted costs to actual costs.
  • Develop, implement, modify, and document recordkeeping and accounting systems, making use of current computer technology.
  • Prepare forms and manuals for accounting and bookkeeping personnel, and direct their work activities.
  • Advise management about issues such as resource utilization, tax strategies, and the assumptions underlying budget forecasts.
  • Liaise with internal and external auditors for Anchor Group of Companies.
Person specifications
  • Must be a holder of a minimum of CPA section III
  • 2-5 years’ experience handling accounts at a busy setting
  • Experience in accounting software’s like Pastel is a definite advantage
  • Must be a honest an trust worthy person
  • Must be aged between 25 - 35 years.
  • Must have good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Have Proficiency in basic and specialized accounting computer software applications.
  • Able to work independently with minimum supervision.
2. Construction Site Manager - New Age Developers and Construction Company (NADCC) - Nyeri and Karatina
No of Positions: 2
Job Description: 

To Plan, direct, coordinate, and budget activities concerned with the construction and maintenance of structures, facilities, and systems undertaken by NADCC and participate in the conceptual development of construction projects and oversee their organization, scheduling, and implementation.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Schedule the project in logical steps and budget time required to meet deadlines.
  • Determine labor requirements and dispatch workers to construction sites.
  • Inspect and review projects to monitor compliance with building and safety codes, and other regulations.
  • Interpret and explain plans and contract terms to administrative staff, workers, and clients, representing the owner or developer.
  • Prepare contracts and negotiate revisions, changes and additions to contractual agreements with architects, consultants, clients, suppliers and subcontractors.
  • Obtain all necessary permits and licenses
  • Direct and supervise workers.
  • Study job specifications to determine appropriate construction methods.
  • Select, contract, and oversee workers who complete specific pieces of the project, such as painting or plumbing.
  • Requisition supplies and materials to complete construction projects.
  • Prepare and submit budget estimates and progress and cost tracking reports.
  • Develop and implement quality control programs.
  • Take action to deal with the results of delays, bad weather, or emergencies at construction sites.
  • Confer with supervisory personnel, owners, contractors, and design professionals to discuss and resolve matters such as work procedures, complaints, and construction problems.
  • Plan, organize and direct activities concerned with the construction and maintenance of structures, facilities, and systems.
  • Investigate damage, accidents, or delays at construction sites, to ensure that proper procedures are being carried out.
  • Evaluate construction methods and determine cost-effectiveness of plans.
Person specifications
  • Must be a holder of a diploma in building and construction, civil engineering or other relevant diploma form a recognized Polytechnic/Technical Institute,
  • At least 2-5 years’ experience in busy construction company
  • Experience in design software like archiCad
  • Experience in tendering and preparation of proposals
  • Must be a honest an trust worthy person
  • Must be aged between 25 - 35 years.
  • Must have good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Have Proficiency in basic computer software applications.
  • Able to work independently with minimum supervision.
3. Production Manager - Anchor Flour Millers Ltd - Nyeri
Number of Positions: 1
Job Description: To plan, organise, coordinate and control production Anchor Millers and ensure that milling products and bottled water are produced efficiently and that the correct amount is produced at the right cost and level of quality.
  • Overseeing the production process, drawing up a production schedule;
  • Ensuring that production activities are cost effective;
  • Making sure that products are produced on time and are of good quality;
  • Working out the human and material resources needed;
  • Drafting a timescale/ schedule for the job- materials requirements planning
  • Estimating costs and setting the quality standards;
  • Monitoring the production processes and adjusting schedules as needed;
  • Monitoring product standards and implementing quality-control programmes;
  • Liaising with different stakeholders like suppliers, marketers, mill workers, packers etc. to ensure seamless operations
  • Continually improve safety record by addressing both physical safety issues and employee safety attitudes.
  • Supervising and motivating a team of workers;
  • Reviewing worker performance and setting production targets;
  • Maintaining and improve housekeeping in all areas of the mill.
Person specifications
  • Must be a holder of a diploma in food production or related qualification
  • Min 2-5 years’ experience in a human food production facility
  • Experience managing a team or working as part of a team
  • Must be a honest an trust worthy person
  • Must be aged between 25 - 40 years.
  • Must have good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Have Proficiency in basic computer software applications.
  • Able to work independently with minimum supervision.
 4. Merchandisers – Anchor Flour Millers, Dabo and Nyumbani Maize Meal
No of Positions: 30 - Preferably Ladies
  • 20 for Nairobi Supermarkets and retail outlets
  • 10 for upcountry Supermarkets and retail outlets
Job Description: Promote supermarket sales by providing point-of-purchase advise to customers and shelf management services.
  • Determine call schedule by reviewing priorities with supervisor; discussing special instructions, product promotions, new products, and price changes.
  • Maintain customer relationships by visiting store managers and customers; answering their questions; responding to special requests; describing product features.
  • Maintain store shelves by observing displays of company products; removing damaged or expired products; tidying store shelves; providing optimum display of products.
  • Maintain inventory by restocking shelves with product from inventory; observing inventory levels; prompting store management to reorder when levels appear low; arranging for return and credit for damaged products.
  • Complete call report by observing display and pricing of competitors' products.
  • Help field sales representatives with special promotions by setting-up displays at aisle ends; checking daily on special promotions; observing customer reaction to special promotions; forwarding observations to management; removing promotions at end of special promotion period.
  • Provide information by reporting growth, expansion, or closing of supermarkets in assigned territory.
  • Enhance merchandising and organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job assignments.
Person specifications
  • A minimum KCSE or certificate in sales and marketing
  • 1-5 years’ experience merchandising Fast moving Consumer Goods (FCMCG)
  • Pleasant, outgoing and friendly personality
  • Must be a honest an trust worthy person
  • Must be aged between of 20 - 35 years.
  • Must have good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Have ability to demonstrate and use other means to present the products.
  • Ability to meet stipulated targets as allocated
  • Able to work independently with minimum supervision.
5. Lodge Manager – Giraffe Ark Lodge Ltd - Solio Ranch- Nyeri
No of Positions: 1
Job Description: 

Overseeing all lodge operations to ensure safe and sound service delivery, making sure the clients get value for their money. 

Ensuring all the clients are attended to and coordinating the operations to meet daily customer expectations and standards and acquiring and maintaining of new accounts to meet financial obligations.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Developing and implementing SOPS and monitor to ensure proper standards of service adhered to at all times
  • Check weekly and daily forecast, and supervise table and room allocation to guests
  • Welcome and seat guests in the restaurant, supervise order taking and service and control meals for staying and walk in guests
  • In liaison with the Head Chef brief staff on the day’s menu and coordinate service
  • Monitor restaurant opening and closing duties including staff grooming and hygiene, restaurant setting and cleanliness for service
  • Authorize purchase of stores requirements in liaison with the F & B Manager and Housekeeping manager
  • Conduct a monthly stock take of operating equipment and maintain and update of all lodge records
  • Continually monitor and control the usage of equipment and supplies
  • Gather feedback and comments/complaints from guests and communicate to all concerned parties for action
  • Plan, organize, allocate and co-ordinate the work of the team & provide leadership to the team including preparing duty rosters, off and leave schedules.
  • Leading, motivating and developing and controlling lodge staff
  • Dealing with staff matters and welfare issues
  • Conducting marketing and business development for lodge products
  • Dealing with credit facilities for the hotel
  • Dealing with customer care and training of staff in customer services and related field
  • • And any other duties that may be assigned from time to time
If you meet the said requirements and are passionate enough to be part of a dynamic, fired up team, send your application by in confidence by email attaching your detailed CV with at least two (2) reliable referees to
NB: Clearly state the position you are applying for in the subject line of the email
Deadline for applications is Friday 19th July 2013. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

Anchor Group of Companies is an equal opportunity employer.

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