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Massive Recruitment in Mumias Sugar Company, Kenya

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.

In line with our vision of being a world class integrated producer of sugar, green energy and related products, we seek to recruit highly motivated, result oriented, self-driven, experienced and qualified individuals who will drive the business of the company to the next level.

The company is inviting applications for the following position that have fallen vacant:

Job Title: Business Systems Innovations Analyst
 

Reports To: Business Systems Manager
 
Department: ICT
 
Location: Mumias
 
Job Purpose: Analyze and understand business processes and technology needs; and identify, implement and support ICT solutions in order to deliver appropriate business benefits within agreed schedule and budgets.
 
1. Principal Accountabilities
 
Execution of the ICT department strategy
  • Develop and maintain an in-depth understanding of business processes by analyzing, reviewing and continuously providing consultancy to users in business systems and business processes in order to:-
  1. Track business process benefits realized and identify system and process gaps.
  2. Advise on business process and technology
  3. Identify opportunities for application of ICT solutions to solve business problems
  • Design, develop and document new systems needs requirements & benefits and implement systems projects in order to fully align systems to business processes within scheduled time and budget
  • Define, assign and review user roles and access rights for the assigned business system in order to ensure system security and segregation of roles as per company policy and audit compliance.
Relationship with other departments
  • Work with business process owners to understand and implement ICT-enabled change in business processes in order to achieve continuous business process improvement.
  • Conduct training needs analysis, organize and train system users in order to achieve full utilisation of systems.
  • Provide application support to users in the business processes in order to achieve agreed service levels
Budgetary Control & Cost leadership
  • Participate in the preparation of the section’s budget both the annual operating and capital budgets ensuring that the budget conforms to the overall department and business strategy and remain accountable for its implementation within the areas of jurisdiction;
Human Capital Management 
  • Ensure all other HR practices i.e performance appraisals, annual leave, training & development are done as per the staff manual
2. Knowledge and Experience
 
Minimum Qualifications (Academic & Professional)
  • Undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Commerce, Business, Engineering, or any other business related discipline
Minimum years of Experience
  • 2 years’ experience in analysis, design, implementation, maintenance and support of relevant ICT business applications and thorough practical working experience with Oracle database and SQL query language
Additional Desirable Qualifications
  • Certification in SAP MM, PP, FI/CO, QM or PM is an added advantage
  • Web design specialist
  • Deep Working knowledge of Oracle relational database and application development tools is a must
3. Person Specifications
  • Results driven with a strong desire to succeed
  • Excellent Communication skills
  • Proactive, self-confidence and with high energy level
  • Presentation skills
  • Track record of performance and exceptional leadership capabilities
  • innovative
  • People management
  • Customer care

Job Title: Systems Developer
 

Reports To: Business Systems Manager
 
Department: ICT
 
Location: Mumias
 
Job Purpose: Responsible for producing, installing and implementing new and modified computer systems, networks and related operating software
 
1. Principal Accountabilities
 
Execution of the ICT department strategy
  • researching and examining current systems and consulting users
  • liaising with colleagues such as systems analysts and designers
  • writing software, documentation and operating manuals
  • writing mainframe computer job control systems
  • testing and modifying systems to ensure that that they operate reliably
  • fault finding, diagnosing and fixing lines
Relationship with other departments
  • Participate on IT project steering committees and be involved in the design phase of any new IT software development projects.
  • Assist in the creation of the system design and functional specifications for all new development projects.
  • Serve as a liaison and facilitator between all business units to assist in addressing and resolving IT software issues.
  • Analysing user requirements;
Budgetary Control
  • Participate in the preparation of the section’s budget both the annual operating and capital budgets ensuring that the budget conforms to the overall department and business strategy and remain accountable for its implementation within the areas of jurisdiction;
Human Capital Management
  • Ensure all other HR practices i.e performance appraisals. annual leave, training & development are done as per the staff manual
Minimum Qualifications (Academic & Professional)
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science; computer software/computer systems engineering; electronics; information systems; or mathematics
Minimum years of Experience
  • 5 Years’ experience in developing systems, three of which must be in similar roles
Additional Desirable Qualifications
  • knowledge of computer systems and technologies;
  • technical competency;
  • the ability to communicate with clients, colleagues and management to explain complex issues clearly and concisely;
  • a meticulous and organized approach to work;
  • a logical, analytical and creative approach to problems;
3. Person Specifications
  • Patience
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Logical mind
  • Good analytical skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Technical skills
  • Team player
  • Quick learner and able to grasp new skills & technologies

Job Title: System Administrator Support Assistant
 

Reports To: Systems Administrator
 
Department: ICT
 
Location: Mumias
 
Job Purpose: Support, maintain and monitor the organisation’s server and systems and provide user support on installed technologies in order to achieve system performance of 98%, availability of 98% and user satisfaction levels of 99.9% and to achieve and exceed agreed service performance levels hence ensuring business continuity.
 
1. Principal Accountabilities
 
Execution of the ICT department strategy
  • Monitor server performance, domain PCs and other peripherals, analyze and identify possible problems, diagnose and resolve problems, perform preventive maintenance and liaise and work with the system administrator and external service providers in resolving server and application issues in order to consistently and continuously achieve network and voice availability of 98% and to achieve agreed service levels.
  • Delivery of weekly backup media to offsite storage location and maintenance of backup facility.
  • User administration: Setting up users and maintaining their accounts..
  • Continuously monitor and report on server and application availability, generate analytical reports on service levels and key performance indicators, generate analytical reports on assets and movements in order to provide management and performance reports to an agreed schedule.
  • Use and update the service desk knowledge management tools and practices, research on systems troubleshooting solutions using available information resources; conduct user training needs analysis and train users on basic ICT skills in order to ensure that the team has the requisite knowledge to process user incidents effectively and that users ICT skill level is increased
  • Daily meetings to review system performance reports, progress on reported incidents and any escalated calls
Relationship with other departments
  • Work with Corporate Strategy, Planning and Communications on content management both on our intranet dashboard and website.
  • Provide 1st and 2nd level support to requests for ICT technical assistance on system issues, diagnose and resolve problems, document resolution in order to achieve and exceed user SLA targets and to conform to quality standards.
  • Working with 3rd Party service providers during problem resolution.
  • Interact with peers in other organizations to review and keep abreast of upcoming technologies and their performance.
  • Provide standby support to ensure service delivery to users.
  • Deal and relate with different users at all levels and across functions
Budgetary Control
  • Participate in the preparation of the section’s budget both the annual operating and capital budgets ensuring that the budget conforms to the overall department and business strategy and remain accountable for its implementation within the areas of jurisdiction;
Human Capital Management
  • Ensure all other HR practices i.e performance appraisals, annual leave, training & development are done as per the staff manual
2. Knowledge and Experience
 
Minimum Qualifications (Academic & Professional)
  • Bachelor's University Degree in ICT, Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent
  • Professional qualifications such as Microsoft Information Technology Professional (MCITP), Microsoft Certified Solution Expert (MCSE) are desirable and an added advantage
Minimum years of Experience
  • • Two years working experience in systems administration and user support
Additional Desirable Qualifications
  • Expert knowledge in systems administration, operating systems and systems security in both Unix and Windows environment. Good knowledge in ICT networking technologies.
  • Expert knowledge in storage, virtualization, data management technologies and backup and restore tools. Good knowledge in server hardware technologies
  • Certification in ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) is an added advantage
3. Person Specifications
  • Customer satisfaction skills
  • Excellent Communication skills
  • Systems Administration Knowledge
  • Research skills
  • Analytical, problem solving and trouble shooting skills
  • Good negotiation and presentation skills
  • Innovation skills

Job Title: Supply Chain Manager - Logistics
 

Reports To: Chief Supply Chain Officer
 
Department: Supply Chain
 
Location: Mumias
 
Job Purpose: Lead the implementation of sound stores, logistics and distribution strategies, capabilities and initiatives to support supply chain performance that meets MSC short and long term goals.

The role is responsible for putting in place adequate logistics and distribution processes, infrastructure, and enablers that ensures proper warehousing of inbound and outbound goods, transportation, stock control and monitoring the flow of goods.
 
1. Principal Accountabilities
 
Warehousing & Logistics management
  • Maintains receiving, warehousing, and distribution operations by initiating, coordinating, and enforcing program, operational, and Staff policies and procedures
  • Ensure efficient and cost effective management of the inbound & outbound warehouses
  • Champion the use available IT systems to manage stock levels, delivery times and transport costs;
  • Ensure cycle counts are carried out and timely reconciliation on any stocks difference
  • Evaluate performance and quality and to plan improvements
  • Analyze all logistical problems and produce new solutions through systematic documentation of process issues;
  • Materials management and manufacturing monitoring to ensure that re-order levels are maintained
  • Resolve any arising problems or complaints
  • Maintain metrics and analyze data to assess performance and implement improvements
  • Ensure housekeeping is maintained in all the warehouses for both finished goods and the raw materials
  • Manage the warehouse contracted services to maximize on value for money
  • Ensure optimized loading turnaround of trucks in the finished goods warehouse
Cost leadership, Budgetary control
  • Prepare section’s annual budgets ensuring that the budget conforms to the overall departmental and business strategy and remaining accountable for its implementation;
  • Analyse and control expenditures of the section to conform to budgetary requirements
  • Continuously develop and implement strategies that result in cost savings and at the same time conforms to customer, legal and regulatory requirements
  • Ensure optimum utilisation of staff, equipment and all resources within the section.
Human Capital Management
  • Manage staff costs and other operating expenditure on an on-going basis to significantly reduce the cost of doing business
  • Assign roles based on staff competencies within the function, ensuring that role responsibilities and performance objectives are explicitly communicated and documented for staff at ALL levels
  • Conduct continuous performance reviews/appraisal for staff within the section and institute corrective actions where staff performance does not meet requirements
  • Coach, mentor and motivate staff to perform to expected standards
2. Knowledge and Experience
 
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, Engineering, Commerce or related field Master degree – An advantage Postgraduate qualification in Supply Chain Management
Additional Qualifications
  • Proven working experience as a logistics manager Must have working knowledge of SAP or a similar ERP system
Minimum years of Experience
  • 8 Years’ experience in Supply Chain Management in a similar environment, five of which must be in management and in a manufacturing environment
  • Demonstrate a minimum of 3 years of over Kshs 600M inventory management experience
Professional memberships
  • Must be Full member of KISM, membership to of any professional association relevant to the role is an advantage
3. Person Specifications
  • Track record of performance and exceptional capabilities
  • Good grasp of MS Office applications
  • Analytical
  • Good presentation Skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Attention to detail

Job Title: Supply Chain Manager - Procurement
 

Reports To: Chief Supply Chain Officer
 
Department: Supply Chain
 
Location: Mumias
 
Job Purpose: Responsible for the supply of products and services that are necessary for all business operations through the development and implementation of relevant strategies aimed at finding the most cost-effective deals and suppliers and coming up with sustainable methods to minimize our procurement expenses.

1. Principal Accountabilities
 
Procurement management
  • Control spend and build a culture of long-term saving on procurement costs within the team
  • Anticipate unfavorable events through analysis of relevant market data and prepare control strategies
  • Work closely with user departments to ensure that specifications and expectations are well considered in all procurement activities
  • Track and report on key functional metrics to reduce expenses and improve effectiveness
  • Negotiate with external vendors to secure the most advantageous terms
Contract Management
  • Perform risk management regarding supply contracts and agreements ensuring that all contractors are in compliance with the legal and regulatory requirements
  • Track performance of outsourced services providers and ensure that they are in conformance with agreed Service levels
Cost leadership, Budgetary control
  • Prepare the section’s annual operating and capital budgets ensuring that the budget conforms to the overall business strategy and remaining accountable for its implementation;
  • Analyse and control expenditures of the section to conform to budgetary requirements
  • Continuously develop and implement strategies that result in cost savings and at the same time conforms to customer, legal and regulatory requirements
  • Ensure optimum utilisation of staff, equipment and all resources within the function
Human Capital Management
  • Manage staff costs and other operating expenditure on an on-going basis to significantly reduce the cost of doing business
  • Assign roles based on staff competencies within the function, ensuring that role responsibilities and performance objectives are explicitly communicated and documented for staff at ALL levels
  • Conduct continuous performance reviews/appraisal for staff within the department and institute corrective actions where staff performance does not meet requirements
  • Coach, mentor and motivate staff to perform to expected standards
2. Knowledge and Experience
 
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, Engineering, Commerce or related field Master degree is an advantage Postgraduate qualification in Supply Chain Management
Additional Qualifications
  • Working knowledge of SAP or similar ERP is a Must
Minimum years of Experience
  • 7 Years’ experience in Supply Chain Management in a similar environment, five of which must be in a management role
Professional memberships
  • Must be Full member of KISM, membership to CIPS is an advantage
3. Person Specifications
  • Excellent Negotiation skills
  • Track record of performance and exceptional leadership capabilities
  • Good grasp of IT as a strategic tool
  • Agile, flexible and adaptable
  • Analytical and innovative
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Good presentation Skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Ability to create partnerships and strong relationships

Job Title: National Sales Manager
 

Reports To: Chief Commercial Officer
 
Department: Commercial
 
Location: Mumias / Nairobi
 
Job Purpose: Responsible for developing and implementing sales strategies to ensure increased revenue and profitability on sustainable basis in line with MSC annual Business Plan and providing leadership to sales team.

1. Principal Accountabilities
 
Execution of the Commercial department strategy
  • Direct team to achieve objectives established in the department’s plans;
  • Set team targets based on cascaded business and departmental income targets.
  • Regular analysis of sales statistics to determine growth potential and reporting on the same;
  • Continuously scout for new businesses within approved guidelines
  • Prepare weekly and monthly sales forecasts to achieve departmental and corporate objectives for all product lines
Customer Relationship Management
  • Maintain and continuously improve business relations with all customers;
  • Seek out and target new customers and new sales opportunities based on the plan
Management of Sales force and Revenue generation
  • Develop and manage sales operating and capital budgets for the assigned areas
  • Establishing sales territories, quotas, and goals for sales force
  • Prepares monthly sales reports showing sales volume, potential sales, and areas of proposed customer base expansion
  • Review and analyse sales performance against cascaded targets and plans to determine effectiveness of the sales force and implement approved of remedial actions
Budgetary Control & Cost leadership
  • Prepare the section’s budget and feed into the Department’s annual operating and capital budgets ensuring that the budget conforms to the overall department and business strategy and remaining accountable for its implementation within the areas of jurisdiction;
  • Analyse and control sales expenditures of the section to conform to budgetary requirements
  • 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
  • Ensure optimum utilisation of staff, equipment and all assigned resources
Human Capital Management
  • Assign roles based on staff competencies within the function, ensuring that role responsibilities and performance objectives are explicitly communicated and documented for staff at ALL levels
  • Conduct continuous performance reviews/appraisal for staff within the section and institute corrective actions where staff performance does not meet requirements
  • Propose appropriate incentive schemes to reward and reinforce good performance among sales staff
  • Coach, mentor and motivate staff to perform to expected standards
2. Knowledge and Experience
 
Minimum Qualifications (Academic & Professional)
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business related field
Minimum years of Experience
  • 8 Years’ experience in sales and distribution or marketing, three of which must be in similar roles
Additional Desirable Qualifications
  • Postgraduate qualification in Marketing Master of Business Administration – Marketing/Strategic Management
3. Person Specifications
  • Results driven with a strong desire to succeed
  • Excellent Communication skills
  • Strong business acumen and good Financial management skills
  • Good knowledge of Sales & Operations Planning
  • Good negotiation and presentation skills
  • Track record of performance and exceptional leadership capabilities

Job Title: Procurement Officer
 

Reports To: Supply Chain Manager-Procurement
 
Department: Supply Chain
 
Location: Mumias
 
Job Purpose: Responsible for the timely procurement and delivery of high quality, low-cost products and the proper processing of assigned customer orders.
 
1. Principal Accountabilities
 
Organizing
  • Set the order and priority of job tasks according to deadlines.
  • Allocate specific work activities to self and employees they supervise
Customer Relationship Management
  • Maintain and continuously improve business relations with all Suppliers;
  • Interact with management, staff, customers, and/or suppliers to obtain information, get direction, and to problem solve
  • Interact with other staff regarding orders and scheduling
  • May instruct other employees to complete tasks
  • Participate in staff meetings
Communication
  • Write communications to co-workers, management, suppliers, and both internal and external customers
  • Write notes to senior management regarding supply / service requirements and comparative assessments of supplies and / or services to be purchased, etc.
  • Write tenders and procurement contracts
  • Write purchase requisitions / orders
Problem Solving
  • May receive materials, equipment, supplies, services, and/or products that do not conform with the required terms and specifications of the tender and procurement contract
  • May be informed that the arrival of ordered materials, equipment, supplies, and/or products will be delayed
  • May receive an urgent request for a purchase outside of purchase authority at a time when the correct authority is absent and unable to give approval
  • Effectively respond to vendor enquiries
  • May have to adapt negotiation strategies to cope with new circumstances or issues that arise
Finding Information
  • Search inventory databases to find quantities in stock, parts numbers, pigment numbers and product specifications
  • Obtain information about goods and services by speaking with suppliers, making phone calls and reading brochures and trade publications
  • Obtain information on regulations and standards
  • Find information for budgeting purposes
  • Obtain information about suppliers
2. Knowledge and Experience
 
Minimum Qualifications (Academic & Professional)
  • Bachelor’s degree in Procurement / Supply Chain Management or engineering or Law will be an advantage
Minimum years of Experience
  • 4 Years’ experience in Purchasing/Procurement & Supplies, two years of which must be in a manufacturing environment
Additional Desirable Qualifications
  • Postgraduate qualification in Purchasing & supplies, Law, or Master of Business Administration an advantage Knowledge of international procurement, shipping, clearing and forwarding is an advantage
Professional Membership
  • Must be a member of KISM
3. Person Specifications
  • Results driven with a strong desire to succeed
  • Excellent Communication skills
  • Strong business acumen and good Financial management skills
  • Good knowledge of Sales & Operations Planning
  • Good negotiation and presentation skills
  • Track record of performance and exceptional leadership capabilities

Job Title: Raw Material Officer
 

Reports To: Supply Chain manager - Logistics
 
Department: Supply Chain
 
Location: Mumias
 
Job Purpose: The Raw Material Officer ensures the store operates smoothly, effectively and efficiently with respect to binning, maintaining, picking, dispatch, receiving and general inventory management. 

The Raw Material Officer must follow all the stores guidelines, policies and procedures while carrying out these responsibilities.

1. Principal Accountabilities
 
Raw Material Resourcing
  • To undertake the day to day supervision of the stores staff to deliver a customer focused service in accordance with agreed procedures
  • Ensure the integrity of the stores area is maintained at all times
  • To ensure accurate accountability of all transactions to and from the stores
  • To facilitate cycle count st of the quantities of materials held in stock,
  • Ensure the stores area is kept clean and tidy and free from hazards
  • Promote good safety practices in accordance with the stores housekeeping, Health & Safety Policy at all times
Administration & Management
  • Monitor supplier quality and performance.
  • To manage and assist in the site factory testing, including the management of Raw Materials Audit.
  • Work with the site materials and compliance team to ensure robust specifications are created and agreed and assume responsibility for the quality assurance of all new materials/suppliers by defining the required intake parameters.
  • To drive supplier continuous improvement and problem prevention by monitoring supplier root cause analysis and corrective actions to ensure appropriate closure of all issues to prevent a future reoccurrence of the same nature.
Human Capital Management
  • Assign roles based on staff competencies within the function, ensuring that role responsibilities and performance objectives are explicitly communicated and documented for staff at ALL levels
  • Conduct continuous performance reviews/appraisal for staff within the section and institute corrective actions where staff performance does not meet requirements
  • Propose appropriate incentive schemes to reward and reinforce good performance among sales staff
  • Coach, mentor and motivate staff to perform to expected standards
  • Performing any other duties as assigned so as to ensure the attainment of sales and profit goals of the company.
Budgetary Control & Cost leadership
  • Define raw material resource requirements and ensure proper allocation across the supply chain mix elements and priorities
  • Analyse and control raw materials sourcing expenditures to conform to budgetary requirements
  • 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
  • Ensure optimum utilisation of staff, equipment and all assigned resources
2. Knowledge and Experience
 
Minimum Qualifications (Academic & Professional)
  • Bachelor’s degree in supply chain or related field
  • Engineering degree is an advantage
Minimum years of Experience
  • 4 years of raw material stores management experience within a fast paced manufacturing industry.
Additional Desirable Qualifications
  • SAP working knowledge or a similar ERP system
Professional Membership
  • Must be a member of KISM,
3. Person Specifications
  • Strong contract negotiation experience.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with proven ability to lead meetings in person or remotely.
  • Business minded with the ability to understand business strategies in alignment of procurement strategies.
  • Proven success working cross-functionally with teams.
  • Results drive with a strong desire to succeed
  • Excellent Communication skills
  • Strong business acumen
  • Visionary but also pragmatic
  • Good Financial management skills
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Good presentation Skills
  • Track record of performance and exceptional leadership capabilities

Job Title: Insurance and Warranty Officer

Location: Mumias

Job Purpose:
 The jobholder will oversee the Underwriting and Risk Management roles in insurance function and manage the warranty of equipment and spares.

1. Principal Accountabilities
 
Insurance
  • Management of all insurance underwriting function
  • Management and maintenance of the underwriting register, records and files
  • Facilitate risk survey with the lead insurers
  • Review of terms and conditions of insurance policies from time to time
  • Identifying risk exposures to the Mumias Sugar property and taking appropriate insurance
  • Management and maintenance of the insurance Policy documents
  • Maintenance of the Claims and Underwriting Exchange (CUE) data
  • Organising for insurance awareness workshops and training /inducting new staff
  • Organizing for quarterly meetings with Insurance Brokers and Underwriters to review the underwriting Position
Warranty
  • Monitor the supplier’s warranty of equipment and spares.
  • Assess equipment and spares failure if complies with the rules of the warranty
  • Administer and organise papers for Warranty claims and follow with the suppliers for replacement
  • Assessing and then organising and filling out paperwork pertaining to claims
  • Being in contact with any engineering or technical teams to schedule work carried out as part of a claim
  • Arranging for delivery of parts or replacement items if a claim requires i
  • Scheduling servicing or repair appointments
Human Capital Management
  • Assign roles based on staff competencies within the function, ensuring that role responsibilities and performance objectives are explicitly communicated and documented for staff at ALL levels
  • Conduct continuous performance reviews/appraisal for staff within the function and institute corrective actions where staff performance does not meet requirements
  • Propose appropriate incentive schemes to reward and reinforce good performance among staff
  • Coach, mentor and motivate staff to perform to expected standards
  • Performing any other duties as assigned so as to ensure the attainment of sales and profit goals of the company.
Budgetary Control & Cost leadership
  • Define Insurance requirements and manage the insurance portfolio
  • Ensure all the parts and equipment under warranty have zero replacement costs.
  • Continuously develop and implement strategies that result in cost savings and at the same time conforms to customer, legal and regulatory requirements
  • Timely processing of insurance and warranty claims
2. Knowledge and Experience
 
Minimum Qualifications (Academic & Professional)
  • Bachelor’s degree in Commerce (Insurance Option)
  • ACII or IIK or Diploma
Minimum years of Experience
  • At least Five years previous experience in a supervisory position in insurance
Additional Desirable Qualifications
  • Previous working in a Manufacturing / engineering environment is a Must
Professional Membership
  • Professional membership to ACII or IIK
3. Person Specifications
  • Computer Literate
  • Good communication skills
  • Good Negotiations skills
  • Customer care Skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Report writing skills

Job Title: Marketing Manager
 

Reports To: Chief Commercial Officer
 
Department: Commercial
 
Location: Mumias
 
Job Purpose: Provide Marketing leadership by identifying, creating and prioritizing profitable business opportunities. 

Develop and execute integrated marketing strategies and programs that maximize profitable, volume growth and increase the long-term value of MSC brand
 
1. Principal Accountabilities

Marketing strategy and Business Development
  • Develop and drive a marketing strategy for the Company through challenging all aspects of the marketing mix in terms of understanding and awareness of trends and their impact to our brands and plans
  • Align marketing strategy with all key stakeholders to ensure value for the Company and achievement of set business plans
  • Anticipate opportunities and develop marketing approaches that maximise business opportunities
Advertising and Promotions
  • Plan and oversee advertising and promotion activities including print, online, electronic media, and direct mail
  • Establish and maintain a consistent corporate image throughout all product lines, promotional materials, and events
  • Integrate all marketing efforts (advertising, promotions, experiential, marketing assets, etc) within a consistent overall brand/Marketing plan
Market Intelligence/Research
  • Monitor competitor products, sales and marketing activities and recommend adjustments in the route to market;
  • Using available resources, build an accurate picture of our customers and stakeholders
  • Oversee and evaluate market research and adjust marketing strategy to meet changing market and competitive conditions
  • Lead product research and development.
Brand Management
  • Prepare the operating and capital budgets for planned marketing activities
  • Recommend product positioning, packaging, and pricing strategy to produce the highest possible long-term market share and meet set revenue targets
  • Work with the sales team to consistently develop the market channels
  • Prepare periodic marketing activity reports showing performance and potential areas of market expansion, market share figures, customer satisfactory reports, market trend analysis, portfolio contribution, etc.
  • Develop strategies to maintain and continuously improve business relations with all customers;
Budgetary Control & Cost leadership
  • Define marketing resource requirements and ensure proper allocation across the marketing mix elements and priorities
  • Prepare the section’s budget and feed into the Department’s annual operating and capital budgets ensuring that the budget conforms to the overall department and business strategy and remaining accountable for its implementation within the areas of jurisdiction;
  • Analyse and control marketing expenditures to conform to budgetary requirements
  • 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
  • Ensure optimum utilisation of staff, equipment and all assigned resources
Human Capital Management
  • Assign roles based on staff competencies within the function, ensuring that role responsibilities and performance objectives are explicitly communicated and documented for staff at ALL levels
  • Conduct continuous performance reviews/appraisal for staff within the section and institute corrective actions where staff performance does not meet requirements
  • Propose appropriate incentive schemes to reward and reinforce good performance among sales staff
  • Coach, mentor and motivate staff to perform to expected standards
  • Performing any other duties as assigned so as to ensure the attainment of sales and profit goals of the company
2. Knowledge and Experience
 
Minimum Qualifications (Academic & Professional)
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business related field Postgraduate qualification in Marketing
Minimum years of Experience
  • 8 Years’ experience in sales and distribution or marketing, three of which must be in similar roles
Additional Desirable Qualifications
  • Master of Business Administration – Marketing/Strategic Management
3. Person Specifications
  • Strategic thinking
  • Highly developed Research skills
  • Excellent Communication skills
  • Strong business acumen and good Financial management skills
  • Good knowledge of Sales & Operations Planning
  • Good negotiation and presentation skills
  • Track record of performance and exceptional leadership capabilities
How to Apply

Applications should be addressed to:

Chief Human Resource Services Officer
Mumias Sugar Company Ltd,
P.O Private Bag,
Mumias
 

On the basis of the attached role profiles, applications should include: a brief summary of why you consider yourself the best fit for this role, detailed CV indicating your email and phone contacts and copies of certificates and testimonials. 


Email subject line should indicate the job being applied for and email maximum size should not be larger than 10 Mbs.

All applications to be emailed to: jobs@mumias-sugar.com and should be received not later than 29th January, 2016.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted!

N.B:
 Mumias Sugar Company Limited encourages teamwork and positive contribution from its employees and is an equal opportunity employer guided by local laws and International Labour Organization conventions.

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