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Kenya Airways, the Pride of Africa

Kenya Airways opens a world of opportunity across the continent, creating sustainable development by connecting its people and businesses within Africa and around the world.
 

At Kenya Airways we believe our greatest asset is our people. When you join Kenya Airways we provide you with training and all the systems and tools you require to perform.

And best of all, we provide an environment that enables each and every one of our employees to achieve their full potential. 
Kenya Airways is seeking to hire:
 
Position Ref No: 35380
 
Position Title: Manager Financial Control and Reporting
 
Brief Posting Description
  • To provide the Group with accurate, meaningful and timely reporting of monthly and periodic financial reports.
  • To prepare Group’s Annual statutory Financial Statements that comply with the relevant statutory requirements, the IFRS and relevant stock exchanges and capital market authorities,
  • To ensure Subsidiaries’ and Associates’ Financial Reports are provided to KQ management in time, review these statements for correctness and accuracy, before consolidating them into the Group accounts, Monitor Technical stocks from purchase to obsolescence to avoid exposure as well as support Technical department on financial related activities.
Detailed Description
  • Produce Group Annual Report and Financial statements that meet statutory requirements and management reporting standards (IFRS, IAS, Companies Act, etc) as well as Maintain sound, accurate, reconciled and up to date financial records
  • Maintain proper Balance sheet accounts ensuring adequacy of provisions to avoid large adjustments and surprises arising out of past events
  • Review General Ledger account reconciliations for accuracy and timeliness in their preparation  as well as absence of long outstanding reconciling items
  • Prepare monthly as well as periodic management reports (Accounts and Capex reports) including commentaries on the variances from plan
  • Coordinate and guide the business in regard to Capex budgeting  ensuring items of expense nature are not budgeted under Capex and vice versa and that only viable Capex is budgeted for
  • Prepare Statement of Financial Position and Cash flow for budgets and strategy to aid management in decision making
  • Liaise between management and the external auditors to ensure smooth audit process
  • Coordinate the audit process and resolve audit issues within three months after the completion of the audit to ensure controls effectiveness of controls
  • Present annual financial statements for Financial Reporting (Fire) Award to demonstrate excellence in financial reporting
  • Obtain variance analysis for departmental capex reports between actual capex and budgets to determine if expenditure is within budget
  • Ensure the Group’s fixed assets are properly managed
  • Prepare / evaluate Capex justifications (CBAs) before committing company funds to ensure investment is done in viable projects
  • To ensure overall Technical maintenance and DOC’s budget is properly prepared and controlled in order to ensure that expenditure is in line with business plans
  • To formulate, maintain, enforce and control financial policies, procedures and internal controls within the section and Subsidiaries to ensure compliance with all reporting requirements as well as safeguard assets of the company
  • Review Subsidiaries’ financial reports for correctness and accuracy, before consolidating them into the Group accounts
  • Monitor Technical stocks from purchase to obsolescence
  • To develop, train, motivate and coach staff to enhance performance for increased productivity
  • Ensure leave is taken by all to at least the stipulated levels to reduce the KQ financial exposure at year-end
  • Inculcate safety procedures at the  workplace for good working environment for the team
Minimum requirement
  • Degree in Business related field
  • Full accounting Qualification - CPA
  • MBA is desirable
  • IFRS / IAS training
  • Taxation rules and laws
  • Advanced Analytical skills
  • Integrity, Assertiveness, Proactive, Team player, Interpersonal skills, Motivator and self starter.
  • 7 years in senior Finance and Accounting role in a busy commercial undertaking or external audit or consultancy firm


Position Ref No: IRC38643
 
Position Title: Sales Manager Ghana
 
Brief Posting Description: To sell the Kenya Airways product and network to achieve the set sales target within the country.
 
Detailed Description
  • To drive the sales and marketing plan for the country to deliver the budgeted objectives.
  • To monitor and recommend pricing levels in the country to maximize yield and revenue.
  • To identify new sales opportunities and take steps to implement them for new revenue streams.
  • Develop and service trade partners to maximise loyalty and revenue generation.
  • To be the principal administrator for Kenya Airways in the country while safeguarding KQ interest.
Minimum Requirement
  • University graduate with at least 3 years airline experience in sales and marketing of which 2 must be at a senior sales level
  • Computer literate with valid driving licence
  • Ability to lead and motivate a team
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Good negotiator and ability to influence


Position Ref No: IRC39023
 
Position Title: Regional General Manager Central Region
 
Brief Posting Description: To manage the sales and services establishment in accordance with the Company Strategy and respective Region’s Commercial targets, in order to optimize Market share, Turnover and Cost Margin 
 
Detailed Description
 
External Relationship Management 
 
Manages and safe guards external relationships of the Company:
  • Officially represents Kenya Airways
  • Safeguards all legal obligations of the Region
  • Facilitates air political discussions, where applicable.
  • Ensures effective relations with stakeholders: staff representatives, local authorities, embassies etc.
  • Builds and maintains relationships with key clients.
  • Organizes client events in order to motivate, network and provide product familiarization.
  • Ensures optimum and effective steering of suppliers.
Steering Team
 
Leads & manages the Region within the local HR policies - in order to enhance performance and to increase staff satisfaction:
  • Ensures parity with regard to HR-management and conditions of employment within the Region for Commercial Sales, Airport Services, Maintenance and Cargo.
  • Selects and appraises staff in line with HR Policies and Procedures.
  • Steers and motivates all teams to maximum levels of quality and productivity.
  • Leads staff through target setting, guidelines and coaching.
  • Safeguards staff development by adequate training & guidance.
  • Monitors staff satisfaction and develops and executes improvement action plans.
  • Ensures swift and effective interaction with all departments.
Internal Processes
 
Manages and safe guards internal processes of the Company:
  • Ensures effective and accurate administration  (social, legal and fiscal).
  • Ensures that an up to date Emergency Response Plan is in place and that the Region staff are trained accordingly.
  • Ensures good relations with various Business Units, namely, Airport Services, Marketing & Cargo etc.
Business Plan & Management Information 
 
Defines, develops, coordinates and steers implementation of the Commercial Sales Business Plan:
  • Sets out Commercial vision and strategy, and tactics (including setting Key Result Regions) for all commercial sales activities in the Region resulting in a 1 to 3 yrs Commercial Sales Business Plan.
  • Implements the Commercial Sales Business Plan.
  • Defines corresponding Key Performance Indicators & provides timely and relevant information supporting the monitoring and steering.
  • Ensures reliable and timely forecast of passengers, yield and cost (prognosis) drawing on reliable, accurate Management Information.
  • Develops and implements new structures and key processes within the Region
  • Ensures transparency, flexibility and control of the Region cost items.
  • Guides and steers quality of business analysis.
Commercial Activities
 
Leads the Region to contribute to the commercial sales targets: e.g. revenues and margin maximization, profitable market share growth
  • Defines sales strategy (all channels) and targets in coordination with Head of Sales and Marketing in line with the Company strategy.
  • Manages Commercial sales communication plan based on available marketing budget.
  • Analyses product and recommends improvements / adjustments on schedules, service on board and on the ground (passenger handling).
  • Evaluates business potential of existing and new markets.
  • Monitors changing market needs and steers, adapts commercial policies accordingly.
  • Contracts top agents and Corporate accounts and closely manages those contracts.
  • Ensures margin optimization of product developments.
  • Monitors and reports on competitors activities.
Initiates pricing and capacity strategies based on revenue forecast, commercial sales objectives and central revenue management steering:
  • In liaison with Revenue Management, manages the revenue management process and defines for the Region the overall pricing policy and structure in accordance with central guidelines and requirements.
  • Monitors results, execution and steers revenue management policies.
Communication
 
Leads & manages the Region in order to enhance performance, increase customer satisfaction and to increase staff satisfaction:
  • Ensures good communication/co-operation with Kenya Airways partners.
  • Steers and motivates all teams to maximum levels of quality and productivity.
  • Communicates effectively with customers and staff
Minimum requirement
  • University graduate
  • 8 years of work experience in Sales/Marketing/Revenue Management, of which 4 years are at a management level within the airline industry


Position Ref No: IRC37300
 
Position Title: Sales and Ticketing Agent Mumbai and Delhi
 
Brief Posting Description: To provide excellent service to customer in terms of ticketing reservations and KQ product to generate sales and ensure customers satisfaction.
 
Detailed Description
  • To do Reservations and ticketing for all KQ clients to generate sales.
  • Fare quotes to all KQ clients to provide the best applicable fares and generate sales
  • To recruit and handle existing and prospective frequent fliers to win and retain loyalty.
  • Printing and reconciling of sales returns to account for daily sales.
  • To promote all KQ products to create awareness and generate sales
  • To promote direct telephone sales so as to reduce distribution costs and generate sales
Minimum requirement
  • O’ level Division III or C+
  • IATA/UFTAA  diploma/basic airline fares and ticketing

Position Title: Sales Manager Ethiopia
 
Brief Posting Description: To sell the Kenya Airways product and network to achieve the set sales target within the country.
 
Detailed Description
  • To drive the sales and marketing plan for the country to deliver the budgeted objectives.
  • To monitor and recommend pricing levels in the country to maximize yield and revenue.
  • To identify new sales opportunities and take steps to implement them for new revenue streams.
  • Develop and service trade partners to maximise loyalty and revenue generation.
  • To be the principal administrator for Kenya Airways in the country while safeguarding KQ interest.
Minimum requirement
  • University graduate with at least 3 years airline experience in sales and marketing of which 2 must be at a senior sales level
  • Computer literate with valid driving licence
  • Ability to lead and motivate a team
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Good negotiator and ability to influence
If you meet the above requirements, please apply through our website via  


Deadline for application is 3rd June 2016

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