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Recruitment at Anchor Group of Companies Kenya

Our Client, Anchor Group of Companies is a leading integrated products and services Company headquartered in Nyeri Town, Nyeri County and with operations across the country.

The group comprises several subsidiary companies which include GM Kariuki Hardware Ltd, Anchor flour Millers Ltd, Anchor feeds Ltd, Fountain Water Ltd, Giraffe Ark Lodge and New Age Developers Company Ltd (NADC).

It’s the proud home of Dabo and Nyumbani Maize Meal, Good Mother Wheat Flour, Anchor Feeds and Fountain Sparkling Water.

Due to market growth and desire to increase and support its brand presence, the company is seeking for qualified, self-driven, innovative, energetic and go getter professionals to be part of its great team. The positions up for grabs include:

Accountant –Anchor Millers and GM Kariuki Hardware.   

Location: Nyeri and Karatina respectively
(Please indicate your preferred location in the application)
Number of positions: 2

Role Overview:

This holder of this position will carry out accounting duties under the supervision and direction of the Chief Financial Controller

Responsibilities
  • 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 or ERP system;
  • Liaise with internal and external auditors for Anchor Group of Companies.
  • Reconcile processed work by verifying entries and comparing system reports to balances;
  • Charge expenses to accounts and cost centers by analyzing invoice/expense reports and  recording entries;
  • Maintain accounting ledgers by verifying and posting account transactions;
  • Verify vendor accounts by reconciling monthly statements and related transactions;
  • Disburse petty cash by recording entry and  verifying documentation;
  • Report sales taxes by calculating requirements on paid invoices;
  • Perform any other accounts receivables or payable duties as requested by management from time to time.

Person specifications
  • At least CPA II with over 3 years’ experience in a similar position;
  • A degree or diploma in  management will be an added advantage;
  • A mature person aged above 25 years with a self-driven disposition and high levels of responsibility;
  • Ability to establish and maintain good client relationships, both internally and externally at all levels;
  • Ability to reconcile complex accounts and have excellent attention to detail;
  • Competence in Microsoft Office products, XL and accounting software programmes;
  • Good analytical skills and the ability to interpret complex data
  • Good  team player skills as well as the ability to communicate clearly and courteously to all internal and external stakeholders;
  • Ability to multi task and handle several issues simultaneously;
  • Must have good communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to handle high level pressure and still remain calm and focused on the goal;
  • Self-driven and able to work independently with minimum supervision;  

Sales and Marketing Executives – Anchor Depot Nairobi (Anchor Millers & New Age Developers Limited)

Number of Positions: 3
Job Location: Nairobi region
Job role/overview: 

To carry out continuous prospecting and sales to ensure uptake, revenue growth and increased market share for the brands stocked at the Nairobi Anchor group depots. Of importance is meeting and exceeding set sales targets in their territory.

Duties and responsibilities
  • Conducting sales and prospecting activities to prospective and existing customers;
  • Preparing, maintaining and updating a database of clients for continuous sales engagement;
  • Introducing and explaining the products  to clients wholesale and retail  outlets;
  • Preparing and presenting daily, weekly and monthly sales reports for the territory under their control;
  • Implementing the sales and marketing plan for the brands under the depot in consultation with the depot manager;
  • Seeking for and implementing new sales and marketing strategies to increase sales volumes;
  • Taking and translating customer orders for requisitions in the depot;
  • liaising with store owners to ensure regular feedback and continuous updates on the market requirements and trends;
  • Prospecting for bulk and resale Customers (Wholesalers, Distributors and large retail outlets);
  • Initiating and following up on orders and keeping records on the product performance  in the market;                                                                                           
  • Liaising with accounts department to invoice  sales and collect payments; 
  • Record and Resolve Customer feedback and complaints on issues like delivery times, order correctness and other issues;
  • Any other sales and marketing duties as may be assigned by the depot sales manager from time to time.

Person specifications
  • Must be a holder of at least a Certificate in Sales and Marketing or any other relevant course;
  • Good sales  skills and ability to communicate clearly and courteously;
  • Ability to handle sales related pressure;
  • Sales and marketing experience in FMCG of at least 1 year;
  • Outgoing, pleasant and easy to get along with person;                                
  • Aged above 20  years;
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Have proficiency in basic computer software applications;
  • Self-driven and able to work independently with minimum supervision;  
  • Dynamic, innovative and creative person who is solution oriented;
  • Any other sales and marketing duties as may be assigned by the Depot Manager from time to time.

Field Sales and Marketing Executives – GM Kariuki Hardware.

Number of Positions: 3
Location: Mobile across major towns in the Mount Kenya Region

Job Role: 

To carry out continuous prospecting and sales to ensure uptake, revenue growth and increased market share for GM Kariuki Hardware products.

They will anticipate competitor tactics and generate leads for bulk orders from small hardware’s, contractors, institutions and developers. They will be expected to meet and exceed set sales targets in their territory.

Responsibilities
  • Conducting sales and prospecting activities to prospective and existing customers;
  • Preparing, maintaining and updating a database of clients for continuous sales engagement;
  • Introducing and explaining the products  to clients for wholesale and retail  hardware outlets;
  • Preparing and presenting daily, weekly and monthly sales reports for the territory under their control;
  • Implementing the sales and marketing plan for the brands under the Hardware;
  • Seeking for and implementing new sales and marketing strategies to increase sales volumes;
  • Taking and translating customer orders for requisitions in the depot;
  • liaising with store owners to ensure regular feedback and continuous updates on the market requirements and trends;
  • Prospecting for bulk and resale Customers (Wholesalers, Distributors and retail hardware outlets);
  • Initiating and following up on orders and keeping records on the product performance  in the market;                                                                                           
  • Liaising with accounts department to invoice  sales and collect payments; 
  • Record and Resolve Customer feedback and complaints on issues like delivery times, order correctness and other issues;
  • Any other sales and marketing duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Person specifications
  • Must be a holder of at least a Certificate in Sales and Marketing or any other relevant course;
  • Good sales  skills and ability to communicate clearly and courteously;
  • Ability to handle sales related pressure and discipline to work alone for long periods;
  • Sales and marketing experience in hardware or technical field  of at least 1 year;
  • Outgoing, pleasant and easy to get along with person;                                
  • Mature person aged 25  years and above;
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Have proficiency in basic computer software applications;
  • Self-driven and able to work independently with minimum supervision;  
  • Dynamic, innovative and creative person who is solution oriented;

Tele-Marketing Sales Executives – GM Kariuki Hardware, Karatina

Number of positions: 2
Location: GM Kariuki hardware, Karatina
Job Description:

Role overview: 

To carry out continuous telemarketing and online prospecting to ensure uptake, revenue growth and increased market share for the Hardware Products;

Responsibilities
  • Conducting telesales and prospecting to prospective and existing customers;
  • Preparing, maintaining and updating a database of clients for continuous engagement;
  • Introducing and explaining new and existing hardware products to clients;
  • Implementing the Sales and marketing plan for GM Kariuki hardware brand;
  • Seeking for and implementing new  tele-sales and marketing strategies to increase sales volumes;
  • Taking and translating customer orders for requisitions in the store;
  • liaising with store owners to ensure regular feedback and continuous updates on the market trends;
  • Prospecting for bulk and resale Customers (Wholesalers, Distributors and large hardware retailers);
  • Initiating and following up on orders and keeping records on the products performance  in the market;                                                                                             
  • Liaising with the accounts department to invoice  sales and collect payments;
  • Record and resolve customer feedback and complaints on issues like delivery times, order correctness and other issues;
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by management from time to time;

Person specifications
  • Must be a holder of at least a Certificate in Sales and Marketing or any other relevant course;
  • Good telephone skills and ability to communicate clearly and courteously in English Kiswahili and Kikuyu languages;
  • Ability to Multi task and handle several calls simultaneously;
  • Tele-Marketing and Sales experience in a busy environment of at least 1 year;
  • Outgoing, pleasant and easy to get along with person;                                  
  • Aged between the aged of 20 - 35 years;
  • Must have good communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Have proficiency in basic computer software applications;
  • Self-driven and able to work independently with minimum supervision;  
  • Dynamic, Innovative and Creative person who is solution oriented;
  • Up to date with developments and trends in the building and construction industry/sector;

Sales and Accounts Officer – New Age Developers Company Ltd (NADC)

Location: Juba Depot, South Sudan
Number of Positions – 1
Role overview: 

The role has a dual sales and accounting role. The role of the holder will be to carry out continuous prospecting and business development to ensure uptake, revenue growth and increased market share for the company’s range of product offerings in the whole of South Sudan and carry out basic accounting and book keeping duties for the depot operations.

Responsibilities
  • Preparing and implementing the Sales and Marketing plan for NADC South Sudan depot;
  • Developing and implementing new sales and marketing strategies to increase sales in the vast market;
  • Initiating and overseeing special promotions to push the brand  in the market;
  • Negotiating for new contracts with developers and construction companies for the supply of materials;
  • Seeking new opportunities in the booming construction sector and netting in new clients with good offers;
  • Liaising with the Head Office in Kenya to raise orders for the South Sudan Depot;
  • Making sales presentations to prospective clients in the public, private and NGO sector;                  
  • Initiating and following up on orders and keeping records on the product performance  in the market;                                                                                            
  • Liaising with Accounts department to invoice  sales and collect payments from clients;
  • Record customer feedback and complaints and  resolve customer complaints;
  • Seek new business opportunities for the company through strategic alliances;
  • Conduct Market Intelligence to monitor competitor actions;                                     
  • Carry out market research on new consumer trends in the South Sudan Market                                                                                                 
  • Oversee and coordinate distribution Channel activities;
  • Manage the relationships with distributors and channel members;
  • Prepare and send sales reports to the head office;
  • Perform any other duties as allocated by management from time to time;

Person specifications
  • Must be a holder of at least a Diploma in Sales and Marketing and a KATC level I or  CPA section I qualification;
  • Sales and Marketing experience in building construction, hardware products business or any other merchandise sector  of at least 1 year;
  • Outgoing, pleasant and easy to get along with personality;
  • Willingness to relocate to South Sudan a requirement;                              
  • Resilient person aged between the aged of 25 - 40 years;
  • Must have good communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Have Proficiency in basic computer software applications;
  • Self-driven and able to work independently with minimum supervision;
  • Dynamic, Innovative and Creative person who is solution oriented;
  • Up to date with developments and trends in the building and construction industry/sector.

If you meet the said requirements for any of the openings and are passionate enough to be part of a great team, send your application in confidence by email attaching your detailed latest CV to:

The Recruiter,

NB: Clearly state the position you are applying for in the subject line of the email and indicate your current and expected salary. Closing date for applications is 16th May 2014.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview to be held on Saturday 17th May 2014.     
                          

Anchor Groupof Companies is an equal opportunity employer.

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