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Massive Recruitment by Mumias Sugar Kenya

Summary: Mumias Sugar Company is Kenya’s leading producer of sugar and diversified products which include Ethanol and Bottled Water. The Company also generates significant quantities of electricity which is exported to the National Grid. 

Our vision is to be a world class integrated producer of Sugar and green energy & related products.  

Our mission is to consistently satisfy our customer needs through efficient, innovative and ethical practices while meeting the diverse expectations of other stakeholders.

As part of the Company’s restructuring process, a refreshed organization structure has been developed that will focus on new challenges presented by the changing dynamics of the Sugar sector in our region.

Strategies are being developed that will quickly position the Company to its former glory as a profitable business that serves the needs of all its stakeholders. 

As a result of this process, the Company is seeking highly motivated, results oriented, self-driven, experienced and qualified individuals who will drive the business of the Company to the next level.

Job Title: Manager Security 

Job Code: MS/MS/150129
 
Number of Positions Open: 1

Reports To: Chief Executive Officer
 
Location: Mumias, Kenya    

Job Purpose:
 Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the job holder will be responsible for developing proactive security strategies to protect company employees, assets and brand by identifying, developing, implementing and maintaining Security Processes, Protocols and Programs to reduce risk, respond to incidents, and limit exposure. 

The scope of this role includes overseeing the physical security and safety of employees, facilities and biological assets in the sugar cane out growers’ zones

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Coordination of Security Services within and in MSC’s environment including overall management of security operations on a day to day basis. This includes giving direction to the team, assignment of guards, supervision of work and managing security response as and when required;
  • Budgeting for the function and control of expenditure within the function to be within acceptable limits
  • Investigations and establishment of root causes of all security incidents/breaches and implementing long term measures to avoid recurrence
  • Ensuring the security of biological assets including setting up necessary teams/partnerships and other measures in liaison with relevant stakeholders from the cane fields to the factory
  • Development of security systems and solutions, strategies and initiatives (personnel, physical, systems and assets)
  • Conducting risk assessment programmes and Security Audits on a regular basis to assess MSC’s security position with a view of instituting improvements where necessary
  • Managing the operations of the Contracted Security services providers at the head office and all operating sites
  • Assessing and providing support to the ICT team in ensuring Information Security including backups and business continuity
  • Managing and ensuring continued availability, reliability and effectiveness of access control systems and other employee and residents identification systems in place.
Experience and Skills:
  • Bachelor's Degree.
  • Diploma in Criminology, Security Management or a related field.
  • 8 years’ experience 4 of which must be in senior role in a similar position.
  • Membership/certification from a recognized relevant professional body is desirable.
Additional Attributes:
  • Good understanding of computer systems and information security.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to the mission of MSC.
  • Well networked in the security industry.
  • Results driven with a strong desire to succeed.
  • Excellent Communication & presentation skills.
How to Apply:

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Job Title: Manager Corperate Strategy, Planning and Communications

Job Code:MCSPC/MS/150129

Number of Positions Open: 1

Reports To: Chief Executive Officer

Location: Mumias, Kenya   

Job Purpose:
 Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the job holder will co-ordinate and support corporate planning, budget control and business performance management activities in line with MSC’s strategic objectives.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • To lead the preparation and monitoring of the delivery of MSC’s corporate strategy, business plan, working with Directors of departments to co-ordinate all inputs and ensure a cohesive and consistent approach.
  • To develop and maintain necessary arrangements for meaningful corporate performance management reporting/monitoring
  • Working closely with the  Chief of Financial services and the Chief Executive Officer , oversee the preparation and maintenance of MSC’s financial strategy and projections of income and expenditure
  • To provide advice to EXCOM and managers across the business on business planning, financial strategy, capital strategy, performance and risk management.
  • To lead on the development and implementation of policies for business planning, performance and risk management
  • To develop, implement and maintain a framework for effective business planning to reflect corporate policies, strategies, and programmes for MSC, and to integrate service, financial and performance targets
  • Monitor and evaluate for compliance actual expenditures against approved budget on a continuing basis and report to Top Management and the Board of Directors on status.
  • Monitor budget allocations, expenditures, fund balances and related financial activities for the purpose of ensuring that allocations are accurate, revenues are recorded, expenses are within budget limits and fiscal practices are followed.
  • Play key role in expenditure approval process as part of budgetary implementation and control
  • Review on a continuing basis current status and latest outlook of the Key Business Drivers – raw material inflows; brand mix; operational/manufacturing parameters; costs; revenue inflows; internal business controls and advice Top Management on viable alternatives for review and decision making.
  • Analyze a variety of financial information including revenues, expenditures, cash management and cost projections for the purpose of providing direction and support, making recommendations, maximizing use of funds, and ensuring overall operations are within approved budget.
  • Cross functionally work with directors of departments, heads of sections and all employees to ensure business goals are achieved in an expeditious manner
Experience and Skills:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Management, Bachelor of Commerce – Finance Option
  • Master of Business Administration -Strategic Management
  • 8 years’ relevant experience 4 of which must be in a senior management role.
Additional Attributes:
  • Results driven with a strong desire to succeed.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to the mission of MSC.
  • Excellent Communication & presentation skills.
  • Good negotiation skills.
  • Good communication skills, both orally and in writing.
  • Excellent numeracy and analytical skills.
How to Apply:

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Job Title: Manager Information Technology Services

Job Code:MITS/MS/150129

Number of Positions Open: 1

Reports To: Chief Executive Officer

Location: Mumias, Kenya  

Job Purpose: Reporting to the Chief Financial Services Officer, the job holder will drive MSCs ICT strategy and day to day operational ICT infrastructure, Services and Business Systems, ensuring that MSC staff, clients and relevant stakeholders have suitable technical resources, applications and support to achieve the objectives of the organization effectively, securely, and with a competitive and innovative edge

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Develop a comprehensive ICT strategy to support defined organizational needs and objectives;
  • Promote best practice in the development of information systems;
  • Supporting the Chief Financial Services Officer in the establishment, development and communication of the organization’s ICT and Business Systems strategies
  • Deliver an effective, resilient and responsive ICT support service to a wide range of MSC users and stakeholders;
  • Lead, manage, motivate and develop ICT team
  • Schedule, control, and manage delivery of ICT provision, support, hardware, and developments in a timely, cost effective, and efficient way, balancing the use of in- house and external resources appropriately
  • Ensure ICT developments and new software/hardware are fit for purpose and deliver the intended benefits
  • Ensure that ICT systems and procedures promote data and information security and business continuity, in line with best practice and relevant external standard
  • Champion the effective use of ICT throughout the business to enhance individual and organizational performance and efficiency
  • Proactively identify, anticipate and resolve MSC’s ICT needs in a systematic, planned and timely manner to ensure availability and reliability
  • Work with the supply chain management to procure a wide range of ICTs and related services and manage suppliers and third party service providers to ensure the highest levels of quality and customer service; budgeting & monitoring expenditure of the same
  • Direct, support and develop all ICT staff and provide advice to Director of HR on general ICT training and development requirements for the wider organization with the aim of raising skills, standards and awareness in the use of ICT applications
  • Working with “super users” in all departments to ensure the use of consistent, high standards in the management of information;
  • Providing support to all users, listening to concerns and identifying issues, finding and implementing solutions;  Providing “business analyst” skills to all user departments       
Experience and Skills:
  • Bachelor's Degree in IT from a recognized institution
  • A recognized professional ICT qualification preferably Microsoft Certification.
  • Experience in deployment & management of ERP Systems.
  • Excellent working knowledge with Microsoft SQL database or its equivalent.
  • Project Management skills
  • Knowledge of business processes
  • Knowledge of SAP is an added advantage
  • 8 years relevant experience 4 of which will be Senior ICT leadership in a commercial environment.
Additional Attributes:
  • Energy, drive, enthusiasm and ideas for improving business results.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to the mission of MSC.
  • A record of success in a project driven environment.
  • Excellent Communication skills.
  • Good presentation Skills.
  • Good communication skills, both orally and in writing.
  • Excellent numeracy and analytical skills.
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 scrolling down and clicking on: Manager Information Technology Services

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Job Title: Manager Risk and Compliance

Job Code:
MRC/MS/150129
 
Number of Positions Open: 1

Reports To: Board of Directors
 
Location: Mumias, Kenya    

Job Purpose: Reporting to the Board of Directors with a dotted line to the Chief Executive Officer, the job holder will provide objective assurance to management and the board on the effectiveness of MSC’s risk management activities to help ensure key business risks are being managed appropriately and that the systems of internal control are operating effectively to minimize all financial and information technology risks across the business

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Planning of financial, regulatory, compliance and/or operational audits for MSC;
  • Coordinate work with Legal, Security Services, SHE, Quality Assurance and other control-related activities/functions;
  • Conduct risk assessments and identify controls in place to mitigate identified risks.
  • Perform audit procedures to verify that controls are operating through adequate testing and interviewing techniques.
  • Analyze and conclude on effectiveness and efficiency of the control environment.
  • Identify control gaps and opportunities for improvement.
  • Document the results of audit work in accordance with company policies and other relevant international standards
  • Prepare timely audit reports for executive management, the Board Audit Committee and the entire Board of Directors.
  • Assess, evaluate and promote compliance to internal MSC policies.
  • Contribute, as appropriate, in the year-end financial audit with the external auditor.
  • Provide advice on internal control and participate in enhancing internal audit standards and practices within MSC
  • Provide feedback on performance of Internal Auditors, on audit assignments, as applicable.
  • Carry out periodic risk assessment on information systems, identify information security risks and exposures, and develop risk assessment strategies in order to determine information systems security needs
  • Develop, revise, manage and enforce the necessary information systems (IS) security policies, standards and controls and regulatory controls across multiple platforms; evaluate roles and access levels, carry out Information Security Incident management.
  • Deliver computer forensic services as required and carry out periodic vulnerability and penetration tests in order to conform to audit standards and requirements.
  • Carry out periodic business impact assessments; manage Business Continuity Planning, implementation and review and co-ordinate ICT disaster recovery planning and testing activities
  • Develop and carry out Information Systems user privacy and security training and awareness programs in order to increase and enhance user information security literacy levels   
Experience and Skills:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Management, Bachelor of Commerce – Finance Option.
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) or Certified Information Systems Security Manager (CISM) is desirable and a definite advantage.
  • Master of Business Administration -Strategic Management an added advantage.
  • A plus is a qualified Certified Information Systems Auditor.
  • 8 years’ experience 4 of which must be in senior similar role.
Additional Attributes:
  • Results driven with a strong desire to succeed.
  • Good negotiation skills.
  • Good communication skills, both orally and in writing.
  • Excellent numeracy and analytical skills.
  • Self-empowerment to enable development of open communication, teamwork and trust that are needed to support true performance.
  • High degree of integrity, dependability and confidentiality.
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 scrolling down and clicking on:
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Job Title: Chief Financial Services Officer

Job Code:CFSO1/MS/150129
 
Number of Positions Open: 1

Reports To: Chief Executive Officer
 
Location: Mumias, Kenya   

Job Purpose: Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Chief Financial Services Officer will be a strategic thought-partner, a hands-on and participative person who will lead and develop an internal team to support the following areas: finance, business planning budgeting and IT.

She/he will ensure internal controls, accounting standards across the core business cycles-treasury, revenue, financial reporting, expenditure, information security & control and production cycle.

She/he will play a critical role in partnering with the senior leadership team in strategic decision making and operations as MSC continues to enhance its internal capacity.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Analyze and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate periodic, monthly and annual financial statements; collate financial reporting materials/data.
  • Coordinate and lead the annual audit process, liaise with external auditors and the finance committee of the board of directors; assess any changes necessary.
  • Oversee and lead annual budgeting and planning process in conjunction with other Chief Officers, administer and review all financial plans and budgets; monitor progress and changes and keep senior leadership team abreast of the organization’s financial status.
  • Manage organizational cash flow and forecasting.
  • Update and implement all necessary business policies and accounting practices; improve the finance department’s overall policy and procedure manual.
  • Effectively communicate and present the critical financial matters to the Executive Committee & board of directors.
  • Manage company policies regarding capital requirements, debt , taxation, equity  and as appropriate prepare annual accounts
  • Ensuring that the regulatory requirements of all statutory bodies are met regarding all the company’s financial affairs
  • Provide strategic and quality leadership throughout the ICT department
  • Organize ,manage and motivate the available human capital within the ICT department through establishment of  suitable organization structures  and implementing development programmes  to optimize competence and productivity
  • Ensure appropriate controls and monitoring mechanism to ensure optimal efficiency, resource utilization and cost containment.
Experience and Skills:
  • Undergraduate degree in Finance related field.
  • MBA in Commerce, accounting, finance or tax or closely related fields will be an added advantage
  • Fully qualified  CPA or ACCA
  • 10 years of overall professional experience;  5 of which must be in a senior  role  with  broad financial and operations management experience
Additional Attributes:
  • The ideal candidate will have experience of taking final responsibility for the quality and content of all financial data, reporting and audit coordination.
  • Ability to translate financial concepts  and to  collaborate with other colleagues who do not necessarily have finance backgrounds
  • Fully literate and experienced in Information Technology and the use of ERP systems.
  • A successful track record in setting priorities; keen analytic, organization and problem solving skills which support and enable sound decision making
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to the mission of MSC.
  • Track record of performance and exceptional leadership capabilities
How to Apply:

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Job Title: Chief Human Resource Services Officer

Job Code:CHRSO/MS/150129

Number of Positions Open:
 1

Reports To: Chief Executive Officer
 
Location: Mumias, Kenya    

Job Purpose: Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the job holder will ensure that the business continuously acquires, develops and retains an innovative, learning and competent human capital in the value chain in order to meet organizational goals while ensuring efficiency in delivery of administrative services. 

He/she will act as a focal point of all HR activities across MSC so as to ensure a cohesive approach to best practice HR which will in turn deliver cordial employee relations and Company targets for culture change.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Developing and driving the implementation of overall Human Capital strategy for MSC
  • Act as a change agent in the organization and champion for the desired organizational culture guiding management actions through development of policies, procedures and effecting changes promptly where necessary
  • Put in place mechanisms to continuously monitor employee moods/feelings and perceptions in a timely manner and implement timely corrective measures
  • Timely implementation of emerging labor relations issues to maintain a harmonious working relationship with the trade unions and staff population in general.
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant legislation requirements in executing all employee actions from hire to retire by continuously studying existing and new legislation; anticipating legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions from time to time
  • Supports management and the Board of Directors by providing human resources advice, counsel, and guiding management decisions in line with best practices and requirements of the labor laws
  • Develop and maintain an innovative, learning, technologically savvy and high performance culture in the organization through a variety of interventions.
  • Overall responsibility of Environmental Health and Safety in the Company
  • Establish a competitive reward structure that reflects fairness and equity across the organization and positions MSC as an employer of choice.
  • Maintain a conducive working and living environment for all staff through implementation of various programmes with demonstrable benefits to the business.
  • Planning, monitoring, appraising, and reviewing staff utilization and labor productivity; maintaining compensation; determining production, productivity, quality, and customer-service strategies; designing systems; resolving problems; implementing change.
  • Manage the overall provision of Medical Services to staff and their dependents through the Medical center and the medical Insurance service providers to ensure effective and efficient delivery of curative and preventive health services to employees and dependents in a conducive environment to minimize lost man-hours
Experience and Skills:
  • Degree in Social Sciences, HR or its equivalent.
  • Master’s degree in Human Resources Management/MBA or related field will be an added advantage.
  • In-depth working Knowledge of Labor laws
  • 10 years’ Experience 5 of which must be at senior management level in a union environment.
  • Experience in general management with specific knowledge in   workplace Health & Safety management is desirable.
  • Must be a paid up  member of Institute of Human Resources Management (K)
Additional Attributes:
  • Excellent Communication /presentation skills, strong and decisive leadership ability.
  • Able to work on multiple cross functional projects under tight deadlines.
  • Tested negotiation skills with strong business acumen
  • Persuasive & analytical skills with a holistic approach to issues.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to the mission of MSC
  • Evidence of Continuous learning in the HR field.
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 scrolling down and clicking on:
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Job Title: Chief Supply Chain Officer

Job Code:CSCO/MS/150129
 
Number of Positions Open: 1

Reports To: Chief Executive Officer
 
Location: Mumias, Kenya   

Job Purpose: Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer the job holder will be responsible for materials & supply chain operations including purchasing, inventory, planning & logistics with key objective of improving and optimizing the supply chain processes, systems and infrastructure. 

He/she will work towards ensuring that the Company’s pricing and procurement strategies are aligned and transform the supply chain department into a full spectrum & strategically oriented function.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Oversee the procurement process to ensure that these are in line with MSC strategy and process and ensure that KPI’s on price, quality and time are achieved.
  • Plan & execute daily operations of the department so as to achieve set objectives.
  • Review the usage and  expenditure on large expenditure items with  a view of  identifying areas of cost reduction and/or service improvement
  • Ensure efficient and cost effective management of the inbound & outbound stores.
  • Effectively manage supplier pre-qualification and ensure that suppliers are held accountable for their deliverables through lead times and performance evaluation.
  • Co-ordinate and supervise the tendering process including participating in the evaluation of bids for goods and services.
  • Serve as a secretary to the tender committee.
  • Advice on payments due to suppliers under contract to ensure compliance
  • Prepare & submit periodic summary of procurements executed, ongoing and deferred with appropriate explanations.
  • Oversee the preparation of the Department’s annual operating and capital budgets ensuring that the budget conforms to the overall business strategy and remaining accountable for its implementation;
  • Manage staff costs and other operating expenditure on an on-going basis to significantly reduce the cost of doing business
  • Continuously develop and implement strategies that result in cost savings and at the same time conforms to customer, legal and regulatory requirements
Experience and Skills:
  • Degree in procurement / Supply Chain Management or any other business related degree
  • Diploma in Supply chain Management.
  • 10 Years’ experience working in supply chain, 5 of which must be in a senior role.
  • Demonstrated supplier negotiations & contract management.
  • Must be a  paid up member of Kenya Institute of Supply Management or (KISM) or Chartered Institute of Purchasing(CIP)
Additional Attributes:
  • Knowledge of raw materials, distribution of goods and manufacturing process
  • In-depth understanding of business & management principles , leadership strategies and strategic planning
  • Familiarity with the principles of transportation
  • Good forecasting & analytical skills.
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-passed environment
  • Attention to detail
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to the mission of MSC
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 scrolling down and clicking on:
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Job Title: Chief Commercial Services Officer

Job Code:CCSO/MS/150129
 
Number of Positions Open: 1

Reports To: Chief Executive Officer
 
Location: Mumias, Kenya    

Job Purpose: Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the job holder will be responsible for developing and implementing sales, marketing and product development programs and strategies to ensure increased market share and profitability on sustainable basis in line with the strategic plan and annual Business Plan and providing overall direction for sales & marketing operations and ensuring customer retention and satisfaction.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Direct the commercial department to achieve objectives established in MSC’s strategic plan;
  • Work with the Board of Directors and the Managing Director to set the annual income targets for MSC.
  • Analysis of sales statistics to determine business growth potential;
  • Initiate action plans to approach and secure new businesses for MSC
  • Develop and implement strategic sales plans and forecasts to achieve corporate objectives for all product lines
  • Achieve satisfactory profit/loss ratio and market share in relation to pre-set standards and industry and economic trends.
  • Seek out and target new customers and new sales opportunities based on the marketing plan.
  • Recommend product positioning, packaging, and pricing strategy to produce the highest possible long-term market share and meet set revenue targets
  • Direct market channel development activities and coordinate sales & distribution by establishing sales territories, quotas, and goals for sales force
  • Establish sales objectives by forecasting and developing annual sales quotas for regions and territories; projecting expected sales volume and profit for all products.
  • Prepare periodic sales report showing sales volume, potential sales, and areas of proposed client base expansion
  • Review and analyze sales performance against programs, quotas and plans to determine effectiveness of the sales force and recommendation of remedial actions
  •  Develop and implement strategic marketing plans to achieve corporate objectives.
  • Plan and oversees advertising and promotion activities including print, online, electronic media, and direct mail
  • Develop and recommend product positioning, packaging, to produce the highest possible long-term market share.
  • Ensures effective control of marketing results, and take corrective action to guarantee that achievement of marketing objectives falls within designated budgets.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with industry influencers and key strategic partners.
  • Develop and lead the implementation of activities aimed at growing and sustaining farmer loyalty through cooperation with key stakeholders internally and externally
  • Develop and execute a proactive media engagement strategy to raise the Company’s profile and corporate reputation through relevant activities
  • Ensure effective control of marketing results, and take corrective actions to guarantee that achievement of marketing objectives falls within approved budgets
Experience and Skills:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business related field
  • Master Degree in Business Administration – Marketing/Strategic Management is an added advantage.
  • 10 Years’ experience in sales and distribution or marketing, 5 of which must be in senior management
Additional Attributes:
  • Results drive with a strong desire to succeed
  • Excellent Communication skills
  • Strong business acumen
  • Good Financial management skills
  • Good knowledge of Sales & Operations Planning
  • Result Driven with Customer/client focus
  • Strategic Thinker
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to the mission of MSC
  • Excellent  negotiation &  presentation Skills
  • Track record of performance and exceptional leadership capabilities
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 scrolling down and clicking on:
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Job Title: Chief Factory Services Officer

Job Code:CFSO/MS/150129
 
Number of Positions Open: 1

Reports To: Chief Executive Officer
 
Location: Mumias, Kenya

Job Purpose: Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer the job holder will oversee all aspects of manufacturing and engineering to schedule, cost and quality commitments, for all product lines based on set business plans through competent leadership for the production teams and all relevant functions within the organization. 

He/she will have the overall responsibility of managing the Sugar Factory, Cogen, ethanol & water plants respectively.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Ensure increased realization of products in quantities and quality that meets established customer, regulatory and statutory quality requirements so as to build and sustain customer satisfaction.
  • Ensure efficient utilization of available plant infrastructure & resources.
  • Ensure adequate plant availability to ensure that production targets are met at the least cost
  • Develop efficiency strategies to ensure the plant meets production goals and standards at minimal manufacturing costs;
  • To optimize plant capacity utilization and efficiencies to meet the targets through the development and implementation of various improvement initiatives including Energy balance, TPM, Kaizen and related workplace enhancement initiatives
  • Optimize on benefits from outsourced  operations
  • Engineer relevant plant optimization initiatives to ensure continuous improvement is embedded in day to day plant operations activities
  • Create and maintain a high sense of urgency in both understanding customer needs and meeting those needs.
  • Reduce  in-process resource wastages i.e. water, electricity, juice and other materials through clearly laid down proactive measures
  • Establish a culture of first-time quality across the entire process of manufacturing
  • Embed safety culture in all activities at the plant and take overall responsibility for management of SHE at the plant
  • Act as the last line of defense for quality control before finished products leave the production lines
  • Determine priority of projects to be completed and the material required, schedule time, equipment, budget and manpower accordingly.
  • Provide project management expertise and ensure that all factory projects are delivered on target and on budget
  • Determine priority of projects to be completed and the material required, schedule time, equipment, budget and manpower accordingly.
  • Ensure compliance to all Company policies and procedures and to all applicable regulatory and legal requirements.
  • Provide project management expertise and ensure that all factory projects are delivered on target and on budget
Experience and Skills:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Chemical, Electrical or Production Engineering or related field
  • Master of Business Administration – Strategic Management an added advantage.
  • Must be Registered Engineer
  • 10 years’ experience, 5 of which must have been at senior management level.
Additional Attributes:
  • Proven leader in leading change management, driving Lean and efficiency initiatives.
  • Ability to motivate, prioritize and plan to meet business objectives.
  • Ability to comprehend and apply process improvement principles.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret common technical and project reports, financial reports and legal documents.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to the mission of MSC
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 scrolling down and clicking on:
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Job Title: Chief Agriculture Services Officer

Job Code:CASO/MS/150129
 
Number of Positions Open: 1

Reports To: Chief Executive Officer
 
Location: Mumias, Kenya

Job Purpose: Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the job holder will be responsible for developing and implementing strategies to ensure sustainable production of sugar cane in the Nucleus Estates & the 

Out growers zones to meet factory capacity demands in terms of quality and quantities delivered. 

He/she will be accountable for policy development and enforcement, key process management supervision, timely direction on Agriculture business emerging challenges such as; fertilizer sourcing, external cane sourcing, weed management options, timely sourcing of support services ( land preparation & transport units)

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Take full responsibility on cane development, maintenance, harvesting and cane loss management during harvesting and transport. Take full control on field staff performance management.
  • Ensure the timely supply of the right quality and quantity of sugar cane to the factory to meet the organization’s targets as set out in the strategic plan.
  • Working hand in hand with relevant functions, put in place measures to assure continued positive sugar cane supplier relations within the out growers zones.
  • Develop strategic alliances and working relationships with stakeholders to ensure continued availability of quality sugar cane at low costs and of the highest quality to meet the annual factory demands
  • To provide technical expertise in sugar cane farming-extension services, soil fertility management and other related operations.
  • Lead the formulation and implementation of strategic and operational plans for the department that are in line with MSC business goals.
  • Lead the department in technical direction and timely cost effective innovations
  • On an ongoing basis, lead agricultural research on seed cane, fertilizer and soil fertility, improve production per unit area of land.
  • Avail latest research findings to production efforts ensuring strategic implementation of on-going improvements.
  • Offer timely support to all Agric functions in terms of cane development (survey & roads), vehicle maintenance, and farm inputs & cane transport unit availability & management.
  • Put in place measures to ensure logistical efficiencies are maintained in sugar cane harvesting handling and transportation to the factory and planting sites;
  • Maximize use of available ICT business systems to ensure they provide an edge in delivering best practice.
  • Oversee the preparation of the Department’s annual operating and capital budgets ensuring that the budget conforms to the overall business strategy and remaining accountable for its implementation;
  • Manage staff costs and other operating expenditure on an on-going basis to significantly reduce the cost per ton of Cane produced
Experience and Skills:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Agriculture Engineering or  related field
  • Master of Business Administration – Strategic Management or Masters of Science in Agriculture or related field an added advantage.
  • 10 Years’ experience in Management of Agricultural services in a similar environment, 5 of which must be in senior management
Additional Attributes:
  • Results driven talented grower with a strong desire to succeed.
  • Excellent Communication skills
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to the mission of MSC
  • Good stakeholder management skills
  • Good Financial management skills
  • Good knowledge of Operations Planning
  • Good negotiation & leadership  skills
  • Good presentation Skills
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 scrolling down and clicking on:
 Chief Agriculture Services Officer

Kindly include your current and expected remuneration in your resume


Closing Date: 13th February, 2015

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