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Job Title: General Manager
 
Location: Mombasa Rd. (Embakasi Area)
 
Start: October 2015 (flexible)

About Watervale Investments:
 Watervale Investments is a young and quickly-growing company serving Kenya’s furniture industry.  

Our mission is to make quality furniture more available and affordable to millions of Kenyans.  We offer an exciting, dynamic working environment with opportunity for growth for our employees.

About the Position: As our company approaches the 100 million turnover mark, we are seeking a General Manager to lead the company into its next phase of growth while overseeing all day-to-day activities.  



 
This is a senior management role which will have profit and loss responsibility over the company’s core business.  

The ideal General Manager will execute strategy as agreed with the company’s directors, continue driving aggressive growth, and take ultimate responsibility for all sales, operations and finance functions within the company.

Continue to aggressively drive the company’s expansion and growth
  • Diversify the company’s customer base and expand its sales network
  • Identify and exploit market opportunities for new product lines and investments; conduct return on investment analyses on different opportunities for consultation with directors
Build and maintain a high-performance organization
  • Oversee and coordinate all sales, operations and finance functions within the company
  • Create effective management and support structure for all individuals and teams; define performance targets and develop performance review and reward systems
  • Manage cash flow and ensure strong systems for controlling the company’s finances
Effectively represent the company to key external players
  • Lead efforts to win major supply contracts with high-profile customers and manage key accounts
  • Represent the company in dealing with government agencies
Qualifications
  • You are a strong leader, and you have been exposed to management across different functional areas.  You have a proven track proven track record of motivating and developing your direct reports.
  • You have an entrepreneurial streak and have drawn energy from working in a young company, startup environment or other environment of rapid growth and change.  You enjoy working on multiple diverse projects and tasks simultaneously.
  • You are confident in your own ability to perform and inspire others to perform, and you are eager to take on responsibility for an entire business unit.  You find the prospect of being rewarded according to your ability to grow a business extremely motivating.
  • You have experience developing and implementing management systems within an organization, and value the structure and predictability they bring.
  • You possess a strong analytical toolkit, and you frequently apply financial analysis to decision-making.
  • You have managed key external relationships in another organization and are effective and building and maintaining such relationships independently.
Apply using this link: http://goo.gl/forms/n43Ppg4sUc.  Alternatively, this link:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1TcPuO2XcOoUHbS3QPr9omBGMpUA0cVz6_iKEpX3P9yg/viewform?usp=send_form.  Email watervale.recruiting@gmail.com for help, but please do not apply by email.

Job Title: Operations Officer
 
Location: Mombasa Rd. (Embakasi Area)
 
Start: October 2015 (flexible)
 
About Watervale Investments: Watervale Investments is a young and quickly-growing company serving Kenya’s furniture industry. 

Our mission is to make quality furniture more available and affordable to millions of Kenyans. We offer an exciting, dynamic working environment with opportunity for growth for our employees.

About the Position:
 As our company approaches the 100 million turnover mark, we are seeking an Operations Officer to take the reins of our increasingly complex operations. 


This is a key management and leadership role which will oversee our company’s most critical functions and advance them to the next level.  

The ideal Workshop Officer will master logistics, procurement, production and inventory management to efficiently and reliably deliver quality products to our customers.

Deliver our products when they are needed, anywhere in Kenya
  • Satisfy our customers by filling all orders correctly and on-time
  • Plan deliveries within Nairobi and across Kenya
  • Manage relationships with contracted transporters
Lead our production team to create quality products, efficiently
  • Manage all production staff
  • Ensure consistent quality control to high standards
  • Plan and track all production
Ensure everything we need is in stock and ready for use
  • Manage purchases from local suppliers
  • Ensure efficient management of inventory and determine optimum stock and re-order levels
  • Oversee stock tracking and management
  • Take ultimate responsibility for all stock inflows and outflows
  • Coordinate stock with distributors and retail outlets
Qualifications

At Watervale Investments, we seek new team members who are first and foremost eager to learn and grow in their roles.

We put less of an emphasis on formal qualifications and look carefully at candidates’ abilities, experience and character.

Any candidate who feels they can undertake the responsibilities above to a high standard is welcome to apply.

Candidates should demonstrate the following in their application materials:
  • Strong organizational and recordkeeping skills, including the ability to develop operational tools in Microsoft Excel and learn new inventory software
  • Strong attention to details and ability to deliver on assigned tasks with independence and little supervision
  • Strong management and leadership skills, including the ability to relate well with direct reports, customers and colleagues.  Candidates with at least 2 years management experience will have an advantage.
  • Strong professional references demonstrating professional accomplishment and trustworthiness
  • Eagerness to join a young, quickly-growing organization and team

Apply using this link:  http://goo.gl/forms/GEvh1NhYBC.  Alternatively, this link:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1WCM5g9JtAvtK34ruMjHV5WznaD8fZu8mil4fbQN_1DM/viewform?usp=send_form.  Email watervale.recruiting@gmail.com for help, but please do not apply by email.

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