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Recruitment at a Soft Drinks Company in Kenya

Job Title: Quality Controller

Job Code:QC/H/140904
 
Number of Positions Open: 1

Reports To: QAM
 
Location: Central, Kenya

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Summary:
 Our client is one of the pioneers of the soft drinks industry in Kenya with a reputation of high quality soft drinks spanning over half a century, they offer drinks in line with current trends and updated in keeping with the spirit of times. 
They operate through Distributors in Kenya and East African region and expand their market share continuously with commitment to quality and the infinite loyalty of their customers.

Job Objectives: To ensure that the bottling process meets the product and packaging quality requirements as well as assure quality of blown bottles and Incoming inspection

Primary Responsibilities:

Conduct Calibrations
  • Calibrate measuring equipment as in master list.
  • Report on measuring equipment and submit error report.
Assured Production of Quality Product
  • Follow SOP for monitoring quality on the production line and syrup room.
  • Ensures implementation of steps to deal with non-conforming product, and take immediate action.
  • Run SPC programme on respective lines.
  • Collect and test retention samples.
  • Sign off simple syrup and final syrup for production.
  • Participate in quality improvement projects.
  • Participate in root cause analyses to resolve quality issues.
Perform Housekeeping
  • Ensure all lab equipment is cleaned after use.
  • Monitor GMP on lines and in syrup room.
  • Maintain lab housekeeping standards.
  • Maintain 5S standards in lab and support teams on line with 5S.  
Experience:
  • 2 years’ of relevant experience
Skills and Certification:
  • Minimum of a Diploma in Food Technology (Bachelor of Sciences degree would be ideal)
  • Administration
  • Assertiveness
  • Compliance, Governance and Ethics
  • Detail Focused
  • Problem Solving & Analysis
  • Routine / Discipline
  • Self-motivation
  • Team Player
How to Apply:

Interested candidates holding the necessary requirements, good performance and / or references are encouraged to apply with detailed CV’s, inclusive of names and contacts of 3 referees, current telephone number and email address by clicking on:
 Quality Controller

Kindly include your current and expected remuneration in your resume.

Job Title:Procurement Assistant

Job Code:PA/H/140903
 
Number of Positions Open: 1

Reports To: Supply Chain Manager 
 
Location: Central, Kenya

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Summary:
 Our client is one of the pioneers of the soft drinks industry in Kenya with a reputation of high quality soft drinks spanning over half a century, they offer drinks in line with current trends and updated in keeping with the spirit of times. 
They operate through Distributors in Kenya and East African region and expand their market share continuously with commitment to quality and the infinite loyalty of their customers.

Job Objectives: To optimize the total cost of ownership, reliability and security of supply and quality of various commodities through strategic sourcing, supply chain management and supplier relationship and performance management.

Primary Responsibilities:

Source Commodities


  • Identify reputable suppliers based on supply capacity, service and quality offering
Supplier Contract Negotiations
  • Request, consolidate and analyze supplier proposals for optimal cost, quality and value
  • Ensure best fit for business need contracts are negotiated
  • Conclude the contract
Manage the Performance of KPI's
  • Determine the commodity savings and the delivery thereof - declare savings target
  • Manage supplier evaluations by consolidating the company results and providing support where necessary
Procurement Finance Management and Administration
  • Track trends in terms of commodities, prices and inflation
  • Ensure actual costs incurred are in line with approved budget
  • Delivery SLA requirements in terms of support.
  • Provide ad hoc support and assistance as required
Experience:
  • 5 Years business experience of which 3 years are in commercial procurement. 
  • At least 2 years in purchasing of Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) supplies and services. 
  • SAP experience preferred.
Skills and Certification:
  • Minimum of a Diploma in Purchasing
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field would be ideal
  • Accountability
  • Action Oriented
  • Attention to Detail
  • Compliance and Governance
  • Customer Focus
  • Quick Learner
  • Negotiator
  • Project Management Skills
  • Verbal Communication
  • Written Communication
How to Apply:

Interested candidates holding the necessary requirements, good performance and / or references are encouraged to apply with detailed CV’s, inclusive of names and contacts of 3 referees, current telephone number and email address by clicking on:Procurement Assistant 

Please include your current and expected remuneration in your resume.

Job Title:Manufacturing Manager

Job Code:MM/H/140904
 
Number of Positions Open: 1

Reports To: Head of Supply Chain 
 
Location: Central, Kenya

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Summary:
 Our client is one of the pioneers of the soft drinks industry in Kenya with a reputation of high quality soft drinks spanning over half a century, they offer drinks in line with current trends and updated in keeping with the spirit of times.
They operate through Distributors in Kenya and East African region and expand their market share continuously with commitment to quality and the infinite loyalty of their customers.

Job Objectives: To ensure quality products are efficiently produced per plan with optimal utilization of assets and human resources.

Primary Responsibilities:


Manufactured quality product through production teams


  • Maximize efficiencies
  • Maximized yields
  • Executed production plan
  • Ensured quality product
Manage & Develop Staff
  • Staff performance managed
  • Develop people through programs such as:
  1. Skills development
  2. Technical training
  3. People Plan
  4. Coaching & Mentoring
  • Recruit, select and retain staff
  • Develop and retain talent
Strategy formulated and managed through continuous improvement initiatives
  • Identify most value-adding opportunities.
  • Implement applicable continuous improvement programmes i.e. TPM, OE, etc.
  • Identify benchmarks and best practices.
  • Set goals and targets for improvement.
  • Ensure sustainability of all initiatives.
Complied to SHEQ requirements

Maintained KORE System i.t.o:
  • Safety
  • Food safety (PAS 220)
  • Quality
  • Health
  • Environment
  • Source water protection plan
  • Source vulnerability assessment
Managing Costs
  • Formulate budget
  • Manage budget through RE process
  • Monitor & manage:
  1. Production Variances
  2. Production Overheads
  3. COE (budget control)
  • Manage working capital
  • Manage capex
Managing Assets
  • All Machines and equipment in production are maintained.
  • Ensure maintenance plan is executed as per plan
Experience:
  • Minimum 5 years in a manufacturing management role, with minimum 3 years in a bottling or food processing plant.
Skills and Certification:
  • Minimum of a 4 year tertiary qualification in Food Science & Technology or Engineering degree
  • MBA would be ideal
  • Accountability
  • Assertiveness
  • Entrepreneurial
  • High drive / self-motivation
  • Initiative
  • Leadership
  • Managing People
  • Networking, Influencing and Communication Skills
  • Problem Solving & Analysis (conceptualizing)
  • Written Communication
How to Apply:

Interested candidates holding the necessary requirements, good performance and / or references are encouraged to apply with detailed CV’s, inclusive of names and contacts of 3 referees, current telephone number and email address by clicking on:Manufacturing Manager
 

Please include your current and expected remuneration in your resume.

Job Title:Production Supervisor

Job Code:PS/H/140904
 
Number of Positions Open: 1

Reports To:Production Unit Leader 
 
Location: Central, Kenya

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Summary:
 Our client is one of the pioneers of the soft drinks industry in Kenya with a reputation of high quality soft drinks spanning over half a century, they offer drinks in line with current trends and updated in keeping with the spirit of times.
They operate through Distributors in Kenya and East African region and expand their market share continuously with commitment to quality and the infinite loyalty of their customers.

Job Objectives:
 To ensure optimum performance of production line in a safe working environment, manufacturing high quality product according to agreed production plan and standard procedures

Primary Responsibilities:


Produced to Plan through the Production Team

People


  • Manage people to operate production line i.e. Sighter rotation
  • On-going, informal performance monitoring, feedback and coaching provided daily or as required.
  • Coach line staff
  • Manage time & attendance of team
  • As part of a selection panel, select team members
  • Handle discipline/IR issues.
  • Retain staff
  • Validate Skill Development documents for staff development
  • Lead daily mini-business meetings
Process
  • Done start-up and shut-downs.
  • Do size changes
  • Do required adjustments and/or interventions
  • Impermanent quality process:
  • Manage quality.
  • Record/File all relevant production documentation /records.
  • Control line performance.
  • Complete line reconciliations.
Driven OEE & LU
  • Manage out short stops
  • Do time studies (Operator interventions) and analyze line losses.
  • Reduce size change times
  • Draft and update SOP's
  • Detected problems with equipment
  • Understood structure and function of machinery in order to detect abnormalities.
  • Coordinate and follow up with Asset care team, Line technicians and Operator for Line maintenance.
  • Ensure that all machine components are inspected to ensure that standards of workmanship are maintained.
  • Make sound judgments about whether or not to stop a machine when problems are identified.
  • Oversees first line repairs on line
Done Focused Improvements
  • Maximized yields and with high quality product
  • Avoid waste (material and time)  
  • Make the link between machinery and quality characteristics
  • Check the range within which the static and dynamic precision of machinery must be maintained, and check these
  • Understand the root causes of quality defects
  • Assist with shut-downs and planned maintenance
  • Detect abnormalities and minor stops and carry out improvements to reduce these
  • Carry out improvements to extend the life of machine parts.
  • Carry out improvements to reduce speed losses
  • Carry out improvements to reduce quality defects
  • Carry out improvements to reduce startup losses
  • Constantly improve methods and procedures
  • Improve safety of work and machinery.
Maintain SHEQ
  • Comply with all relevant Health & Safety legislation & procedures.
  • Identify unsafe conditions & work practices and action
  • Enforce use of relevant safety equipment and protective clothing
  • Report on and action Health & Safety incidents.
  • Enforce adherence to all housekeeping standards.
  • Enforce cleaning after work.
  • Do and review risk assessments
  • Close out corrective actions
  • Do food safety studies
  • Initiate solid waste reduction initiatives
Experience:
  • Two years experience, preferably with FMCG, at the same level, or 4 years as an Operator.
  • Experience of leading a team (informally) plus some basic trouble shooting.
Skills and Certification:
  • Minimum of a Production/Manufacturing Diploma
  • Degree or B-Tech in Food Technology or Engineering would be ideal
  • Accountability
  • Advanced Computer Skills
  • Assertiveness
  • Compliance, Governance and Ethics
  • Detail Focused
  • Drive/ Perseverance
  • Flexibility
  • Innovative
  • Lead and Manage the Team and Individual Contributors
  • Problem Solving & Analysis
  • Written Communication

How to Apply:

Interested candidates holding the necessary requirements, good performance and / or references are encouraged to apply with detailed CV’s, inclusive of names and contacts of 3 referees, current telephone number and email address by clicking on:Production Supervisor

Please include your current and expected remuneration in your resume.

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