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British American Tobacco

Job Title:
 Administrative Assistant
We have an exciting opportunity for a Leaf Administrative Assistant, working with the Green Leaf Threshing (GLT) team based in Thika.
Purpose Statement: The role of the GLT Administrative Assistant is key to the Successful attainment of the GLT objectives, and to the engagement and relationship between GLT and other stakeholders, both internal and external.

The role supports the GLT team to manage the supply of product and other services to the commercial arm of the business. 

This is achieved by providing comprehensive and pro active administrative support services to the Head of Leaf and the Leaf department (GLT & Leaf growing) so as to ensure an effective and efficient running office.

Key Accountabilities
·                     Develop & implement records schedules in line with company guidelines to ensure that Company records management policies are followed by all in the Leaf department.
·                     Raising of leaf purchase requisitions and liaise with relevant functions to ensure timely payments of the departments suppliers
·                     Compilation of leaf operational monthly reports.
·                     Administration of global travel arrangements in transportation and airport transfers, hotel booking, visa applications and conference arrangements, workshops and team building events for the Functions, top team and other employees of the Leaf department.
·                     Identify and utilize the best ideas to ensure effective and costs effective upkeep of the site and staff welfare issues.
·                     Coordinate the GLT information cascades and general communications to departments’ staff and as an information link to outside parties.
Skills and Experience
·                     A Bachelors degree in a business course/Diploma in social sciences
·                     Excellent interpersonal and communication in both verbal and written form
·                     At least two years’ experience in an administrative role.
·                     Excellent organization skills and ability to establish priorities, maintain confidentiality and work under pressure.
·                     Confidence to use own initiative, keen and ability to anticipate requirements and plan ahead.
·                     Ability to work without supervision.

Job Title:Environmental Health & Safety Executive
Reporting to:Environmental Health & Safety Manager
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Purpose Statement: The incumbent is responsible for implementation and maintenance of the best practices of environment, health and safety standards within the Nairobi factory in line with legal and corporate requirements.

Key Accountabilities
·                     Inspection of the premises for identification and elimination of activities/situations that may be regarded as potential hazards
·                     Monitoring of contractors’ activities for compliance to the EHS guidelines and Permit To Work process
·                     Inducting all new employees and contractor on the EHS guideline.
·                     Review and update of risk assessments for the site operations.
·                     Prepare and plan for EHS in-house trainings
·                     Participate in incident accident investigations
·                     Monitor waste management/segregation process
·                     Management of the fumigation and pest control programme
·                     Ensure availability of adequate number of trained first aiders, fire fighters and ambulance drivers.
·                     Ensure on time in full implementation of the fire protection contracts, fumigation contract and effluent treatment contracts.
·                     Ensure availability of adequate and quality personal protective equipment.
·                     Coordinate internal EHS reviews and audits for factory operations and 3rd party contractor services
·                     Preparation and management of all EHS records and documentation
·                     Coordinate the various statutory/corporate medical checkups for staff and contractors onsite.
·                     Liaise with external auditors for statutory audits, Government inspectors for facilitation of inspections and other external stakeholders on EHS issues.
·                     Develop and implement ideas that will enhance EHS awareness across the business.
·                     Ensure compliance of EHS requirements for key site projects
Skills and Experience
·                     2-3 years working in a FMCG factory in a similar position.
·                     Degree in Engineering
·                     Qualification in EHS will be an added advantage
·                     Interpersonal skills: Effective communication and influencing skills
·                     Sound understanding of risk management principles and their application in business

Job Title: Brand Executive
Purpose Statement: Assist the Brand Manager in the development and implementation of brand marketing strategies in order to maximize brand potential through developing, communicating, implementing and evaluating brand operational plans and guidelines covering packaging, product, consumer engagement and pricing in line with brand objectives.

Key Accountabilities
·                     Development and management of research methodologies in consultation with Market Research & Insights (MR&I) team.
·                     Development and management of packaging and product initiatives and all elements relating to the brands Consumer Engagement platform in accordance with the budget, timing and overall Company objectives.
·                     Contribute to formulation of East & Central Africa Area (ECAA) brand objectives and strategies in agreement with the Regional Brand Guidelines and in consultation with the Brand Management team.
·                     Provide recommendations based on the research findings to optimize brand performance in line with company marketing objectives
·                     Manage development of programmes/communication to manage price relativities of the brand across all channels in line with the brand’s role in the portfolio and Operating company’s requirements.
·                     Based on Area brand strategies and plans, and following end market specific requirements, manage product & packaging developments briefs in accordance with international guidelines.
Skills and Experience
·                     Degree in Marketing or a business related field.
·                     Professional qualification in Marketing is an added advantage.
·                     3 years’ experience in Brand Marketing at other FMCG companies or world class communication agency or experience in Trade Marketing role, demonstrating a thorough understanding and knowledge of Consumer and Trade marketing functional competencies.
Desirable Experience
·                     Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.
·                     Excellent planning and organizational skills.
·                     Must be fluent in English. Ability to speak French is an added advantage.
·                     Be self-motivated and have the ability to work independently.
·                     Computer literacy & Strong analytical skills as well as strategic thinking abilities

Job Title: Area Manager
Purpose Statement: The Area Sales Manager’s responsibility will be to provide Leadership through Planning, Implementation, Evaluation, Management of relationship with both Internal and external stakeholders, coaching of team and development, ownership of infrastructure & processes aimed at Trade Marketing and Distribution (TM&D) excellence.

Key Accountabilities
·                     Manage BAT’s appointed distributor to deliver the volume objectives, grow & defend market share & grow value with Profit & Loss accountability.
·                     Defend market share through winning portfolio strategy and successful implementation of key brand initiatives in a highly regulated environment.
·                     Accountable for Performance Management, Learning & Development and Talent Management of BAT Trade Marketing Team and Distributor staff (including Distributor senior management team).
·                     Deliver area financial objectives by forecasting business requirements; Implementation of pricing strategy, management of annual budget with corrective actions to deliver value
·                     Effective management of Point of Purchase (POP) activities to reflect cycle planning and brand portfolio strategy
·                     Management of Key accounts, planning & implementation of short & long term strategies in line with overall business objectives
·                     Thorough knowledge and understanding of the entire supply chain for effective secondary chain management, to meet the strategic business objectives; optimization of stocks levels through proper forecasting & re-distribution schedules to heighten working capital and improve efficiency.
·                     Ensure the BAT & Distributor team in the area operates as per regulatory framework.
·                     Drive unnecessary costs out of the business and mirror the same for the distributor through business reviews by identifying specific areas of cost reduction.
·                     Build and maintain a control environment in line with control guidelines and ensure that all audit action points are addressed
Skills and Experience
·                     A Bachelor’s degree, preferably a Business degree in Business Administration / Marketing;
·                     At least 4 years' experience in an FMCG category. Should have held position of Area Manager or similar;
·                     Minimum 4 years TM&D Management with good knowledge of TM&D best practice and demand forecasting;
·                     Proven people leadership skills with ability to motivate and energise field force team.

Job Title: Senior Leaf Technician
Reporting to: Area Leaf Manager
Location: Malakisi Leaf Centre
Purpose Statement: To supervise leaf extension services to achieve agreed quantity quality and cost objectives.
Key Accountabilities
·                     To supervise extension services to achieve agreed company quantity, quality and cost objectives
·                     Timely prepare, obtain approval from the Area Leaf Manager, implement and continuously monitor a crop action plan for the production of the agreed quality, quantity and cost of tobacco leaf.
·                     Timely evaluate and communicate to the Area Leaf Manager progress on the approved action plan and leaf centre objectives to enable timely, effective and efficient decision making.
·                     Provide professional technical guidance and assistance to the extension contractors and farmers to enable them grow high quality and quantity of tobacco for maximum returns to the farmers
·                     Continuously evaluate competitor activity and put in place proactive mitigating measures to maintain competitive advantage.
·                     Disseminate as appropriate company policy on growing tobacco to farmers and the community.
·                     Implement, supervise and ensure compliance by all direct and indirect reports on all company guidelines and policies
·                     Effectively supervise loans issued to farmers to ensure crop quality and quantity objectives are met while minimising the risk of loan defaulting
·                     Identify, evaluate and manage business risks within the supervision units’ environment, implementing short and long term management measures while obtaining necessary approvals from the Area Leaf Manager.
·                     Train, develop and motivate all staff to ensure optimal individual output.
·                     Identify community development projects in the area in liaison with the local leadership, communicate the same and supervise the implementation of those approved.
·                     On a continuous basis manage employee welfare in the supervision unit.
·                     Continuously evaluate current practices in supervision unit in order to identify and recommend possible areas of improvement.
Skills and Experience
·                     Bachelor of Science in Agronomy, Horticulture, Agroforestry or related field
·                     Minimum 2 years’ related experience
·                     Proven ability to disseminate information, engage and train farmers.
·                     Excellent interpersonal and communication skills in both verbal and written form
·                     Ability to work under minimum supervision.
Equity Statement: British American Tobacco is an equal opportunity employer
General: The company reserves the right not to make any appointments as a result of the selection process.

An attractive remuneration package commensurate with the role will be offered to the successful candidate

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