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Massive Recruitment at SonySugar Ltd Kenya

South Nyanza Sugar Company Limited a State Corporation under the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries,has a primary mandate to increase National sugar production, reduce dependence on sugar imports, create employment opportunities and enhance regional and national development in line with national development goals articulated in the Vision 2030.

The Board and Management of SonySugar plans to recruit qualified, dynamic, visionary and dedicated persons of high integrity to fill vacant positions so as to realize the vision “To be the leading manufacturer of sugar and associated products in Africa”:

Sales Representative
Reporting to the Sales Operations Manager, the incumbent will be responsible for selling the company’s products and services in allocated territories with the aim of achieving the annual sales target.
Specific responsibilities will include:
  • Achieve the weekly, monthly and annual sales target.
  • Visit customers regularly, to negotiate for orders, maximize stocking and ensure prompt delivery of orders.
  • Maintain and update sales records for the territory.
  • Monitor sales performance for assigned territory on a daily/weekly and monthly basis and explain variances.
  • Create and build a strong and positive relationship with customers.
  • Provide support for product and brand promotional initiatives.
  • Implement merchandising standards.
  • Prompt resolutions of customer queries and complaints as per laid down procedures and standards.
  • Collect and channel competitive information from the market to management.
Key qualifications, knowledge and experience required:
  • University graduate with a bias in Business Administration.
  • Professional qualification in Sales and/or Marketing.
  • At least 2 years’ experience in selling first moving consumer goods.
  • Computer literate.
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills.
  • Good communication, numerical and customer care skills.
  • Holder of a valid driving license

Sales Operations Manager
Reporting to the Head of Marketing and Business Development, the incumbent will develop and manage the Company’s sales strategies, sales services and sales resources to maximize product sales.

Specific responsibilities will include:
  • Develop the company sales and distribution strategies in liaison with the Head of Marketing & Business Development.
  • Generate and control the overall department annual budget in liaison with the Head of Marketing & Business Development.
  • Develop and communicate sales targets by category of trade and monitor achievement.
  • Maintain up to date sales system to facilitate selling i.e sales ledger, day books, dispatch, stock availability and sales reconciliations.
  • Update product pricing in liaison with the Head of Marketing & Business Development.
  • Maintain a daily/weekly/monthly sales performance against targets.
  • Mobilize sales resources to ensure effective sales promotions.
  • Prepare and submit daily/weekly/monthly sales reports and trend analysis.
  • Build and maintain a healthy relationship with customers.
  • Provide support on all sales issues to regional sales staff.
  • Motivate and develop the assigned sales team.
  • Coordinate product dispatch and distribution logistics.
Key qualifications, knowledge and experience required:
  • Bachelor of Commerce Marketing Option graduate or equivalent from a recognized university.
  • MBA will be an added advantage.
  • Professional qualification in sales management and customer service.
  • Minimum five 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.
  • Member of a professional body (MSK,CIM,KIM)
  • Computer literate.
  • Good negotiation skills.
  • Good communication, customer care and presentation skills.
  • Holder of a valid driving license.

Electrical Engineering Manager
Reporting to the Head of Manufacturing, the EEM will ensure efficient provision of electrical engineering services for factory and the estate facilities.

Specific responsibilities will include:
  • Planning and implementing preventive maintenance of all electrical systems.
  • Ensuring periodic testing/ certification of electrical protection and instrumentation systems in compliance with professional standards.
  • Strategizing, planning and overseeing the execution of electrical engineering projects.
  • Identifying staff training and development needs in liaison with human resource department for implementation.
  • Formulation and implementation of the Electrical Engineering budget.
  • Enforcement of health and safety policy.
  • Preparing periodic reports.
  • Compliance with statutory provisions within functional roles.
Key qualifications, knowledge and experience required:
  • B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering (Power Option) from a recognized institution.
  • Possess registration/ membership of Professional body (ERB/IFK).
  • Have extensive working knowledge and qualification in PLC’s and VSD’s including installations, trouble shooting and programming.
  • Seven (7) years’ experience in maintenance management in a processing manufacturing environment.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Good interpersonal skills.

Audit Manager
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the position is charged with ensuring that the company’s business is being conducted in accordance with the laid down procedures and instructions and that the procedures and instructions employed by the company are efficient and cost effective. 

He/she will ensure the Company’s internal control systems, risk management and governance policies are adhered to at all times.

He/she will be responsible for facilitating the Company’s Enterprise Risk Management system and lead the formulation of its risk strategy.

Specific responsibilities will include:
  • Suggesting improvements to policies and procedures to ensure value for money.
  • Checking that the accounting procedures are being followed correctly.
  • Preparing and maintaining the annual audit plan and monitor and report performance against the targets.
  • Supervising the maintenance of comprehensive systems flow charts and procedural instructions in support of any accounting manuals.
  • Coordinate the implementation of the recommendations made by the external Auditors.
  • Taking lead in the Company’s Enterprise Risk Management strategy.
  • Providing advice on risk issues and provide timely advice to the Board and Management.
Key qualifications, knowledge and experience required:
  • A degree in Business Administration, Finance or Economics.
  • A Master’s Degree will be an added advantage.
  • Possess professional qualifications like ACCA, CPA (K), CISA and a registered member of ICPAK.
  • Certified risk and risk compliance qualification will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum six (6) years’ work experience in audit and or risk management at a senior management level.
  • Knowledge of corporate Enterprise Risk Management.
  • Self-starter, hardworking individual with good leadership and strong report writing skills.
  • Excellent communication skills and experience in audit in computerized accounting systems and computer interrogation techniques.
  • Demonstrate ability of conducting audit reviews and policy development.

Head of Agriculture
Reporting to the Managing Director, the incumbent will be responsible for planning and coordinating all agriculture activities so as to maximize cane yields and tonnage of cane delivered to the factory at budgeted costs and to maintain good company/outgrowers relationship.

Specific responsibilities will include:
  • Ensuring the department has a current strategic and operating plan.
  • Ensuring that the agreed strategic and operating plans are achieved on time by regular review.
  • Maintaining and improving standards of cane husbandry and cultivation in Nucleus states and Outgrowers zones.
  • Ensuring adequate supply of seedcane to the Nucleus Estate/Outgrowers farmers and milling cane to the factory.
  • Conducting regular and accurate assessment of cane fields.
  • Preparing and subsequently controlling realistic capital and operational budgets/targets.
  • Maintaining sound out growers relations through regular meetings with the farmers and their representatives.
  • Promptly submitting accurate departmental monthly reports.
  • Overseeing computerization of outgrowers’ fields and farmers recording systems.
  • Liaising and communicating effectively with other heads of department and the Company’s key stakeholders.
  • Preparing training and development needs of departmental staff members and farmers.
  • Maintaining staff discipline and welfare according to company policies.
  • Preparing, organizing and analyzing cane census data for Nucleus Estate & Outgrowers.
Key qualifications, knowledge and experience required:
  • B.Sc. in Agriculture General / Agriculture Economics/ Agriculture Engineering/Farm Management from a recognized institution.
  • At least eight (8) years line management experience in large-scale farm operation.
  • Post graduate training in Sugarcane Agronomy and sugarcane production.
  • Knowledge of budgeting.
  • Computer Literate.
  • Must exhibit strong leadership qualities.
  • Strong interpersonal, leadership and communication skills.
  • Possess Driving license Class BCE.

Head of Marketing and Business Development

Reporting to the Managing Director, the position is charged with development and implementation of Sales & Marketing strategies geared towards growing and sustaining the market for the company’s products.

Specific responsibilities will include:
  • Formulate and update the company’s sales and marketing policies
  • Generate the annual sales forecast and monthly demand schedules to guide production.
  • Generate, the annual company sales and marketing plan.
  • Generate, control and evaluate the sales and marketing budget.
  • Build a strong customer base and promote customer service culture within the organization.
  • Develop an optimum distribution structure for company’s products.
  • Develop and implement products and brand profit objectives.
  • Generate and implement new product development plan.
  • Develop a strong positive corporate image for the company.
  • Develop, train and motivate the sales and marketing team.
  • Conduct regular marketing research to sharpen company’s competitive edge.
  • Periodically report performance and trends for company and industry.
Key qualifications, knowledge and experience required:
  • Bachelor of Commerce degree (Marketing option) or equivalent from a recognized university.
  • Masters’ in Business Administration or equivalent from a recognized university.
  • Professional qualification in Strategic Marketing Management.
  • Professional qualification in sales management.
  • Over five years’ experience in a similar senior position (preferably in marketing and sales of Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG).
  • Extensive experience in working with advertising agencies and marketing research firms in brand/product development.
  • Member of a professional body for marketers (MSK,CIM).
  • Computer literate.
  • Sound management skills and sense of organization.
  • Good interpersonal skills and result oriented.
  • Holder of a valid driving license.
How to Apply

If you believe you are a dynamic, creative and self-driven individual who has the requisite skills, competencies and qualities of the above, do send a copy of your CV and copies of certificates to the address below on or before December 23, 2014.

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

SonySugar is an equal opportunity employer. 

Qualified persons irrespective of their gender, age, race, culture, religion or disability are encouraged to apply. 

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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