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Recruitment at SonySugar Kenya (A few vacancies)

South Nyanza Sugar Company Limited (SonySugar), a key player in the sugar industry in Kenya, wishes to enhance its human capital base by filling the following senior management position with a talented and qualified Kenyan citizen:-

Sales Operations Manager

Reporting to Head of Head of Marketing and Business Development, Sales Operations Manager will be responsible for;
  • Developing and managing the company sales strategies, sales services and sales resources to maximize product sales.
  • Developing the company sales and distribution strategies in liaison with the Head of Marketing & Business Development.
  • Developing and communicating sales targets by category of trade and monitoring achievements.
  • Maintaining up-to-date sales system to facilitate selling i.e. sales ledger, daybooks, dispatch, stock availability and sales reconciliations.
  • Setting and updating product pricing in liaison with the Head of Marketing & Business Development.
  • Coordinating product dispatch and distribution logistics.
  • Maintaining a daily/weekly/monthly sales performance reporting against targets.
  • Mobilizing sales resources to ensure effective sales promotion campaigns.
  • Preparing and submitting daily/weekly/monthly sales reports and trend analysis
  • Building and maintaining a healthy relationship with customers.
  • Providing sales support to regional sales staff, motivating and developing the sales team.

Job Specification
  • Bachelor of Commerce-Marketing Option graduate or equivalent from a recognized university.
  • Master’s degree in relevant field from a recognized institution (an added advantage)
  • Must be registered by relevant professional body.
  • Professional qualification in sales management and customer service.
  • Minimum three years proven track record in sales and distribution management in the fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) industry.
  • Experience in brand management and advertising agency liaison will be an added advantage.
  • Computer literate.
  • Good negotiation, communication and presentation skills.

Outgrowers Cane Development Manager

Reporting to Head of Agriculture, Outgrowers Cane Development Manager will be responsible for;
  • Planning and co-coordinating all primary cane development activities to enable achievement of set productivity and performance targets.
  • Ensure that all set land development targets are achieved.
  • Responsible for ensuring that lead times between various operations are strictly adhered to.
  • Responsible for timely harvesting and distribution of seed cane to all furrowed land in the sugarcane growing zones.
  • Ensures timely distribution of fertilizer to all contracted and developed land in the sugarcane growing zones and issuance of herbicides as per requests.
  • Recruits and maintain adequate number of land development and seed cane transport contractors.
  • Ensures strict adherence to set quality standards in cane development.
  • Responsible for accurate maintenance of all operational data regarding land development, seed cane supply, fertilizer distribution, herbicides and vehicle /machine utilization.
  • Responsible for the formulation of the divisions’ budget and ensuring operations within the budget.
  • Timely compilation and submission of billing inputs to Outgrowers accounts.
  • Harmonious implementation of program through liaison with extension services.
  • Ensure harmonious working relationship with all the staff and customers.

Job Specification
  • B.Sc. Agriculture or Agriculture Engineering.
  • At least 5 years relevant experience in extension or production.
  • Post graduate qualifications in the relevant field an added advantage.
  • Ability to work under extreme pressure
  • Computer proficiency.
  • Person of integrity and self-drive.
  • Valid driving license.

Head Teacher – Sony Complex School

Reporting to Human Resource Development Manager, Head Teacher Sony Complex will be responsible for:
  • Co-ordinating planning, execution, monitoring and evaluation of all School programs and activities
  • Monitoring teachers Schemes of work, lesson preparations/plans.
  • Ensuring School fees are paid.
  • Managing School expenditure.
  • Ensuring effective teaching of all subjects.
  • Preparing operational and capital budgets
  • Ensuring availability of adequate learning resources
  • Serve as Secretary to the School Management Board and PTA Committee
  • Linking the School with key stakeholders in education.
  • Involved in actual teaching.
  • Managing staff performance.

Person Specification
  • Minimum P1 Certificate.
  • Bachelor of Education (Primary option) will be added advantage
  • 2 years experience as Head teacher or Three (3) years experience as Deputy Head Teacher in a reputable school.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Computer literate

Head of Finance

Reporting to the Managing Director, the Head of Finance will be responsible for:
  • Formulating and coordinating the implementation of effective financial management and policies.
  • Ensuring formulation and implementation of effective and efficient financial management systems.
  • Develop and oversee the implementation of departmental strategic plans.
  • Ensure preparation of corporate financial reports and statutory returns to strict deadlines.
  • Developing corporate business plans.
  • Plan, organizes, administers, reviews and evaluates the work of professional and office support staff.
  • Put in place methods and procedures for proper maintenance of accounting and financial records.
  • Performs advisory role in sourcing and application of funds. Budgetary control

Job Specification
  • Masters Degree in Business Administration
  • Relevant B.Com / BBA degree from a recognized institution and CPA(K)/ACCA
  • 5 years’ experience in financial management reporting at a senior level.
  • Sound knowledge of corporate financial management and control.
  • Person of high integrity.
  • Member of relevant professional body.
  • Self-motivated with good interpersonal skills.
  • Strong analytical, negotiation and leadership skills.
  • Computer proficiency with strong ability to work with computerized accounting systems.
  • Knowledge of treasury operations.

Electrical Engineering Manager

Reporting to Head of Manufacturing, Electrical Engineering Manager will be responsible for:
  • Ensuring efficient and effective provision and co-ordination of electrical/Instrumentation services for manufacturing and other user departments/offices/schools and domestic use.
  • Plan and prepare equipment specifications and oversee the execution of electrical and instrument engineering projects.
  • Planning and ensuring implementation of preventive maintenance of electrical and instrument equipment/machines and systems.
  • Ensure periodic testing and calibration of electrical and instrumentation systems in compliance with professional standards.
  • Advice management on new market equipment/systems technological changes.
  • Responsible for budget (operational/capital) planning, preparation, execution and cost controls.
  • Develop a procurement plan and initiate procurement processes of electrical equipment and spares.

Job Specification
  • B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering or Instrumentation Engineering.
  • 7 years relevant work experience gained in maintenance management in a process manufacturing environment preferably sugar industry.
  • Proven track record in successful management of plant operations and maintenance.
  • Have wide knowledge in installations, trouble shooting and programming of PLCs and VSDS.
  • Be conversant with electrical/electronic machines and equipment of up to 11KV.
  • Computer proficiency
  • Person of outstanding integrity and honesty.
  • A registered member of a relevant professional body.

Application Details

Please send us your cover letter and detailed CV, including your qualifications, experience, present position, current and expected remuneration.

Your application should also include names and addresses of three referees, a working e-mail address and daytime telephone contacts.

Send your application to the address below not later than November 29, 2013.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Managing Director
South Nyanza Sugar Company Limited
P.O.Box 107, 40405
Sare - Awendo

SonySugar is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to open and transparent recruitment process, ladies are encouraged to apply

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