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Recruitment at Sameer Kenya

Sameer Agriculture and Livestock Limited is currently in the process of recruiting Sales Promoters as part of the Sales & Marketing Team. 

We are looking for young ladies aged between 18 years to 25 years who are well groomed , energetic and very presentable.

The core purpose of this position is to create products awareness and to promote the company’s range of products to regular and potential customers.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Demonstrate the company’s range of product to customers at the assigned store.
  • Promote and Market the company’s range of product on behalf of the company.
  • Show how products are best-served and the nutritional values.
  • Show how product should be properly stored.
  • Answer questions about products.
  • Discuss pricing tiers with customers.
  • Give product samples.
  • Serve products to customers.
  • Tell customers why our products are better than competitors.
  • Suggest specific product purchases.
  • Recommend product improvements to the company as per the request / comments of the customers.
  • Walk around store offering samples to customers.
  • Clean up area after demonstration.
  • Create a positive image and lead consumers to use our products.
  • Distribute product samples, brochures, flyers etc. to source new sales opportunities
  • Identify interest and understand customer needs and requirements
  • Report on demonstration related information (interest level, questions asked, number of samples/flyers distributed etc).
  • Influencing customers to buy products by following a prepared sales talk to give product information and price quotations.
  • Ensuring all marketing opportunities are effectively translated into sales.
  • Acting as a direct contact between the company and its existing and potential markets.
  • Gaining clear understanding of the customer’s requirements.
  • Contributing to team effort by accomplishing related results according to the company policies.
  • Developing  and maintaining marketing strategies to meet the agreed company  objectives.
  •  Identifying target markets and developing strategies to communicate with them.
The successful candidate should have the following qualifications and competencies:-
  • Sales and Marketing  Certificate with two years experience in promoting FMCGs and those with knowledge of foreign languages like French , German and others will have an added advantage.
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation and communication skills
  • Ability to sell and meet sales targets
  • Strong selling and negotiating skills
  • Strong interpersonal, oral and written skill
  • Strong time management skills and ability to work for long and odd hours.

Dairy Farm Managers

Duties and Responsibilities

Production & Management
  • Meet the defined production and performance targets for the farm
  • Organize all aspects of the management of the farm operation – to include seasonal, weekly and daily operations.
  • Promote herd health and prevent health problems (e.g. mastitis, bloat, milk fever, grass staggers)
  • Ensure that the breeding programme is implemented effectively
  • Maintain timeliness with all farm operations, thus keeping the farm running smoothly and up to date
Milking and Quality


  • Oversee the operation of cowshed to ensure first grade supply of milk Shed & plant hygiene
Pasture & Feeding Management:
  • Pasture and supplementary feed allocation to ensure adequate cost-effective feeding of stock
  • To ensure enough fodder is established and conserved to run the farm for at least 3 months
  • Be able to identify a looming feed deficit or surplus and take appropriate steps to maximize feed utilization and profit
  • Understand how to accurately time supplement use in a grazing system to increase cow days in milk and high milk solids response for every kg fed
Personnel Management
  • Organize, implement and monitor the staff roster , Hiring and allocation of casual laborers
Asset Management
  • Effective and efficient use of farm machinery
  • Maintenance of the business assets
Compliance
  • Operate the farm to satisfy all Compliance requirements
Qualifications Required:
  • Field experience as a dairy farm Manager in a reputable farm.
  • Knowledge of Animal Husbandry and Agri business / dairy farm management.
  • Proven record in communication skills and report writing
  • Degree in Dairy Technology, Veterinary Medicine, Animal Husbandry, Agricultural Education and Extension (Animal), Agri-business management, Agricultural economics or a related field is required.
  • Minimum of 5 (Five) years field experience in dairy farm management , agribusiness management, entrepreneurship and/or a business related field in the dairy sector.
  • Proficient knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, presentation tools, electronic mail (Microsoft Office preferred) and Internet.
  • Fluency in both oral and written English and Kiswahili. Knowledge of local dialects will be an added advantage

Field Milk Graders

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Reporting all the activities that have occurred during the field work. Must ensure satisfaction with the quality of milk delivered at the company from the field. Reporting has to be clear, comprehensive and accurate to ensure continuity of operations and no ambiguity.
  • Commitment to ensuring that discipline, honesty and integrity is maintained in the course of duty and duly executing his/ her tasks in a professional manner. Shall not be associated or be participative in any acts that are illegal by law or against company policy.
  • Preparation and standardization of laboratory chemical and reagents for use in the milk grading process.
  • Reporting all the incidences however minor with that have involved you with the regulatory bodies/arms of the government in your course of duty.
  • Charged with ensuring the safety of company equipment and resources entrusted to your use at all times. You will be fully responsible for all activities taking place in your work area/location.
  • Ensuring that the company quality clause on the milk transportation process is duly adhered to including ascertaining the quantity of milk procured, quality of the milk, use of security seals and the locking of the transportation truck/tanker.
  • Sampling, analysis and testing of raw milk in the field, ensuring that it complies with the highest quality standards as designed by the company.
  • Ensuring hygiene is held top on the agenda in the process of milk grading, collection and transportation.
  • Duly and adequately communicate all occurrences to the Quality assurance Officer from time to time to facilitate quick decision making and to taking of corrective actions.
  • Responsibility over the handling and operation of all laboratory resources under your care. All malfunctions, breakages or shortages should be promptly reported for remedial action.
  • Application and upholding the use of the company certified test methods and procedures during the course of duty. Expected to fully understand the principle behind every test method used in Dairy Quality Assurance.
  • Report any anomalies immediately to the process owners, for corrective action and follow up and ensure the corrective action taken is effective and sustainable
  • Troubleshooting all process anomalies as and when they occur followed by all documentation that related to the concerned product or process.
  • Carry out any other duties as may be directed from time to time.
Qualifications Required
  • Be a certificate / Diploma holder in Dairy Technology, Food Science, Microbiology, and Analytical Science and have at least 3 years relevant experience.
  • Be innovative, enthusiastic and energetic, able to work with minimum supervision and possess excellent organizational skills including the ability to multitask under pressure. 
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills, a pleasant and outgoing personality
  • Be self-motivated and team orientated and work to a high level of integrity and accountability, with keen attention to details.
  • Have good communication, interpersonal and report in skills.
  • Be Computer literate with hands on working experience in operating Microsoft Office suite specially MS Word and MS Excel.
  • Fluency in both oral and written English and Kiswahili. Knowledge of local dialects will be an added advantage.

Field Milk Graders

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Reporting all the activities that have occurred during the field work. Must ensure satisfaction with the quality of milk delivered at the company from the field. Reporting has to be clear, comprehensive and accurate to ensure continuity of operations and no ambiguity.
  • Commitment to ensuring that discipline, honesty and integrity is maintained in the course of duty and duly executing his/ her tasks in a professional manner. Shall not be associated or be participative in any acts that are illegal by law or against company policy.
  • Preparation and standardization of laboratory chemical and reagents for use in the milk grading process.
  • Reporting all the incidences however minor with that have involved you with the regulatory bodies/arms of the government in your course of duty.
  • Charged with ensuring the safety of company equipment and resources entrusted to your use at all times. You will be fully responsible for all activities taking place in your work area/location.
  • Ensuring that the company quality clause on the milk transportation process is duly adhered to including ascertaining the quantity of milk procured, quality of the milk, use of security seals and the locking of the transportation truck/tanker.
  • Sampling, analysis and testing of raw milk in the field, ensuring that it complies with the highest quality standards as designed by the company.
  • Ensuring hygiene is held top on the agenda in the process of milk grading, collection and transportation.
  • Duly and adequately communicate all occurrences to the Quality assurance Officer from time to time to facilitate quick decision making and to taking of corrective actions.
  • Responsibility over the handling and operation of all laboratory resources under your care. All malfunctions, breakages or shortages should be promptly reported for remedial action.
  • Application and upholding the use of the company certified test methods and procedures during the course of duty. Expected to fully understand the principle behind every test method used in Dairy Quality Assurance.
  • Report any anomalies immediately to the process owners, for corrective action and follow up and ensure the corrective action taken is effective and sustainable
  • Troubleshooting all process anomalies as and when they occur followed by all documentation that related to the concerned product or process.
  • Carry out any other duties as may be directed from time to time.
Qualifications Required
  • Be a certificate / Diploma holder in Dairy Technology, Food Science, Microbiology, and Analytical Science and have at least 3 years relevant experience.
  • Be innovative, enthusiastic and energetic, able to work with minimum supervision and possess excellent organizational skills including the ability to multitask under pressure. 
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills, a pleasant and outgoing personality
  • Be self-motivated and team orientated and work to a high level of integrity and accountability, with keen attention to details.
  • Have good communication, interpersonal and report in skills.
  • Be Computer literate with hands on working experience in operating Microsoft Office suite specially MS Word and MS Excel.
  • Fluency in both oral and written English and Kiswahili. Knowledge of local dialects will be an added advantage.

Dairy Field Extension Officers
 
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • To observe, improve and report the raw milk supply chain from the dairy farmers, milk graders, cooling station up to the processor.
  • This improvement should be towards KEBS standards of raw milk.
  • To train farmers on quality of raw milk and good husbandry to increase income.
  • To train milk-graders, milk-transporters and dairy technicians in the supply chain.
  • To guide and train the management of Dairy Cooperative Societies on milk quality and traceability.
  • To link-up the farmers, the Cooperatives and the Processor.
  • Provide dairy value chain development and commercialization support to smallholder farmers and co-operatives in the assigned county.
  • The position holder will coordinate raw milk supply chain activities under the supervision of the Milk Procurement Manager and will be responsible for the effective and timely execution of planned activities within north rift region.
  • Mobilize farmers into dairy groups and thus facilitate them to form a legally registered Cooperative society.
  • Coordinate and conduct all key trainings for dairy groups in group dynamics, cornerstones and animal health management.
  • Design training materials and other promotional methods and materials to promote farmer coordination, mobilization as they relate to improved livestock management and animal well-being.
  • Develop robust production monitoring indicators including a strong database for all production and productivity parameters.
  • Responsible for monitoring and reporting on key trends in production and productivity. Including: collect, analyze and validate relevant data and produce technical reports as key input in designing strategies to increase production and productivity as well as supporting capacity building efforts for farmers.
  • Monitor production and productivity related indicators at producer organization level and provide timely advise to enable attainment of key productivity targets;
  • Provide technical support to farmers and cooperative societies to setup robust extension systems that effectively serve smallholder farmers to increase production and productivity.
  • Provide technical support to farmers to prepare and implement efficient feeding, extension and breeding plans;.
  • Work with input service providers including Artificial Insemination services, to ensure that they deliver training and quality services to farmers - feeds, animal  drugs, equipment, breeding services among others;
  • Submit timely weekly, monthly and quarterly reports indicating progress for each of the targeted farmers or cooperative societies.
Qualifications Required:
  • Field experience with dairy farmers with emphasis on training
  • Knowledge of common raw milk tests and readiness to learn advance testing practices
  • Proven record in communication skills and report writing
  • Degree in Dairy Technology, Veterinary Medicine, Animal Husbandry, Agricultural Education and Extension, Agri-business management, Agricultural economics or a related field is required.
  • Minimum of 5 (Five) years field/technical experience with agribusiness development, farmer cooperatives, entrepreneurship and/or a business related field in the dairy sector.
  • Proficient knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, presentation tools, electronic mail (Microsoft Office preferred) and Internet.
  • Fluency in both oral and written English and Kiswahili. Knowledge of local dialects will be an added advantage
How to Apply

If you meet the above requirements for the above positions, kindly send your detailed CV and application letter to Jackson.ouma@sall.co.ke on or  before 13th March, 2015.

Kindly indicate the current salary and expected salary in your application letter. 


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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