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Nzoia Sugar Company Jobs in Kenya

Nzoia Sugar Company Limited, a sugar manufacturing company situated in Western Kenya invites suitable candidates to fill the following position:
The successful applicant for the position will report to the Managing Director.

Strategy & Planning Manager
Reports to: Managing Director
Job Role: To monitor Company’s performance trend and implementation of the strategic plan.

He/She will be responsible for the following key objectives;-
1.          To review and advise relevance of various aspects of the company strategic plan to company’s current needs and aspirations.
2.          To collect, collate and analyse company statistical data,
3.          To regularly advise executive on the company’s performance trend.
Key tasks and Responsibilities
·                     To analyse company key performance areas against targets.
·                     To facilitate establishment, analysis, storage, and reporting of relevant statistics e.g. correlation cane received vs sugar production, fertilizer issue vs extension activities, cane received vs harvesting and transport activities etc.
·                     To analyse mobile plant and pool transport utilization. This will entail analysis of plant hours and distances vs fuels etc.
·                     To develop plans for strategy implementation.
·                     To ensure formulation and review of relevant departmental plans and policy documents are well aligned to the corporate strategic plan.
·                     To monitor, review and report progress of strategic plan implementation on a regular basis and co-ordinate strategy formulation and review.
·                     To coordinate development, negotiation and implementation of performance contracting activities.
·                     To develop, implement and review Business processes.
·                     To ensure identification, execution and reporting of corporate research activities to guide effective strategic planning.
·                     To coordinate formulation and implementation of annual work plans.
Qualifications and Experience
·                     Bachelor’s Degree in either Economics, Agricultural Economics, Business Management (Finance Option).
·                     MBA or Post graduate Diploma in Strategic Management.
·                     Innovative, visionary and team player
·                     Relevant experience in sugar industry will be an added advantage
·                     7 years’ work experience of which 2 years must be in Strategic Planning, Performance Management, and research services environment.
Skills, Competence
·                     Computer literate
·                     Good communication skills
·                     Good negotiation skills.
·                     Team Player
·                     Report writing skills
·                     Analytical skills
·                     Knowledge of SPSS or other data analysis
·                     Ability to work under pressure.
·                     Proven experience in change management
·                     Age: Below 50 years.

Head of ICT
Reports To: Managing Director
Job Role: To develop Nzoia Sugar Company ICT Strategy, implement the strategy and ensure the design and selection of ICT applications and infrastructure support capacity and to drive the strategic business objectives of Nzoia Sugar Company.
Key Tasks and Responsibilities
·                     To participate in Nzoia Sugar Company’s strategic planning process by developing and implementing Nzoia Sugar Company’s ICT strategy in consultation with the ICT Steering Committee
·                     To initiate IT-related budgeting and planning and ensure its alignment to Nzoia Sugar Company’s goals and objectives.
·                     To Control and manage all operational and capital ICT expenditures and ensure that it is carried out within the approved budget
·                     To plan for additions and major modifications to the Nzoia Sugar Company’s applications and infrastructure in liaison with the ICT Steering Committee
·                     To ensure that design and selection of ICT applications and infrastructure support the strategic objectives of NSC
·                     To champion the ICT change and provide leadership to the Applications, Database and Networks & Infrastructure teams.
·                     To manage Nzoia Sugar Company’s website.
·                     To ensure ICT facilities meet the needs of individuals and projects.
·                     To offer overall responsibility for protection of Nzoia Sugar Company’s information assets including overseeing development and maintenance of systems security, access controls and disaster recover management
·                     To ensure all ICT projects, policies and procedures meet Nzoia Sugar Company’s quality objectives
·                     To Liaise with all departments and outreach offices to continuously identify new ICT requirements.
·                     To develop service level agreements between ICT and the business and ensure that these are achieved.
·                     To Lead and drive a culture of innovation and creativity in seeking ICT solutions to organizational challenges.
Qualifications and Experience
·                     A first degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or equivalent from a recognized institution.
·                     Masters’ degree in IT will be an added advantage.
·                     Certification from relevant recognized professional bodies.
·                     At least 7 years of progressive experience in ICT at least 2 of which should be at the Senior Management level.
·                     Below 50 years.
Skills and Competencies
·                     Excellent interpersonal relations and communication skills at various levels of management and the Board
·                     Ability to conceptualize and convert ideas into solutions
·                     Understanding of the business environment and developments in ICT which impact the business
·                     Exposure to the sugar or agriculture industry will be an added advantage
·                     Relevant professional certifications from recognized professional bodies will be an added advantage
·                     Proven experience in fibre optic and wireless networks

Human Resource Manager

The key objective of the job is to formulate and promote HR Policies and Procedures which enable employees to willingly give their best services in realising company objectives and aspirations. 

The successful applicant for the position will report to the Managing Director. 

This is a senior and critical position in the company and therefore the successful candidate must demonstrate leadership qualities, reliability, maturity, assertiveness, analytical and interpersonal relationship skills, and result oriented. 

He/She should poses patience traits and conversant with labour laws, and have ability to work under pressure. 

We are looking for a Kenyan aged between 30-50 years to fill the position.

Duties & Responsibilities
·                     Plan, review, formulate, co-ordinate HR policies, strategies, staff training, welfare, health and development of human resources.
·                     Advise management on optimum HR establishment levels, succession plans and utility of Human Resources.
·                     Develop and maintain Industrial harmony and provide expert advise to line Management.
·                     Develop and retain optimum and quality human resources including the contracted/casual employees.
·                     Develop and administer effective performance Management Systems, Competitive Compensation Packages and Staff Benefit Schemes.
·                     Facilitate and provide technical support to Management in formulating and updating Human Resource Development Plans, Organization Growth, Productivity and Quality Improvement and Cost Effectiveness.
·                     Manage and improve staff resourcing function.
·                     Development of HR-Goals aligned with business strategy.
·                     Promote positive corporate culture and adherence to core values.
Qualifications, Competencies and Experience
·                     University Degree in Human Resource Management/Social Sciences/Administration or equivalent.
·                     Post graduate/Diploma in Human Resources Management.
·                     Counseling and Negotiation skills.
·                     Computer Literate.
·                     Broad knowledge in Human Resources organization, development, management and conversant with Labour laws.
·                     8 years in a large manufacturing establishment, of which 5 years must be at a Senior Management Level.
·                     Team player, good communicator and strategic thinker.
·                     High integrity, self-discipline, customer focus.
How to Apply
Applicants interested in the above position should send their curriculum vitae, 2 passport size photographs, academic and professional qualifications, copy of the identification card together with the mobile/day time telephone contacts so as to reach the under mentioned on or before 30th April 2015.

Managing Director
Nzoia Sugar Company Limited
P.O. Box 285-50200,

Off Webuye-Malaba Road


Tel: 055 – 30500, 

Fax: 055 – 30001

Cell: 0727477777/0733800500

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