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Massive Recruitment in a Premium Dairy Company in Kenya

Uplands Premium & Foods Limited is a leading Premium Dairy Company located in Kiambu County. 

It is re known for its high quality dairy products with its flagship brand Pascha captivating the market. 
 
We urgently wish to recruit dynamic and result driven personnel to join a dedicated team of highly motivated staff.

Forklift Operator – 1 Position


Nature of Job: In this job you’ll need good physical coordination. You’ll also need to be able to follow written instructions and keep records.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities will include,
  • Positioning forks, lifting platform or other lifting device under, over, or around loaded pallets, skids, boxes, products, or materials.
  • Unloads and stacks material by raising and lowering lifting device.
  • Loads or unloads materials onto or off of pallets skids or lifting device.
  • Recharges forklift batteries, as required.
  • Inspect product load for accuracy and safely move it around the warehouse or facility to ensure timely and complete delivery.
  • Perform variety of routine tasks to assist in production activities.
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory, company policies and procedures especially on safety.
  • Loading and offloading goods from vehicles such as trucks and trailers
  • Load and offload goods delivered, and move them to and from storage areas
  • Moving goods packed in crates and pallets around the storage facility
  • Stacking goods in the correct storage areas, following stock control instructions
  • Checking loads are secure
  • Performing daily equipment checks, for example recharging the forklift’s  battery, fueling and maintenance
  • Helping to load and unload trucks by hand where necessary
  • General housekeeping and maintenance of equipment.
Other requirements for the job
  • Clean and valid Driving License (stamped forklift)
  • 3 years driving experience in Class C & E
  • Previous experience in forklift operation and basic motor vehicle Mechanics would be an added advantage
  • Experience in operating Forklifts from 3 ton to 11 ton for more than 3 years
  • Possession of Government Occupational Trade Test will be of an added advantage
  • Certificate of good conduct
  • Operators license from ministry of labor will be of an added advantage.
  • 3 years driving experience in Class C & E
  • Good command of English and Kiswahili language
  • Minimum age of 25 years
  • Ability to trouble shoot common forklift problems
  • Certified/knowledge of driving a forklift and aware of Forklift safety standards
  • Knowledge of spare parts
  • Reference from previous employers
  • Must be willing to work in shifts and occasionally long hours.
Maintenance Technicians – 1 Position
 
Primary Duties and Responsibilities will include, 
 
Reporting to the Chief Technician. The main the purpose of this role is:
  • Reading and Interpretation of Drawings  – Creating equipment technical drawings in 2D and 3D using CAD; Checking the plant status of the refrigeration plant, compressors, backup generator and refrigeration containers; Maintaining processing equipment ranging from separators, homogenizers, UHT milk processing and packing machines and; Scheduling, servicing with contractors and attending to boilers and Maintaining the compressed air system equipment.
  • Repair, maintenance, servicing, troubleshooting and changing of conveyor belts, production machinery, Electro-Mechanical packing machinery, gearboxes, pumps, Air Compressors and forklifts; Interpreting spare part technical drawings with the technicians in the workshop for Machining; Service, repair and changing of hydraulic, pneumatic, mechanical and electric actuators for valves, pumps and other electro-mechanical machinery.
  • Workshop work including Electric arc & TIG welding, grinding, turning and machining on lathe machines, milling, sand blasting, mold engraving, powder metallurgy and fabrication and; checking mechanical systems such as elevators, mechanisms, drive systems for condition of working and carrying out routine, continuous and preventive maintenance procedures.
  • Examine work orders and work with equipment operators to detect equipment problems
  • Inspect components of industrial equipment for accurate assembly and installation.
  • Maintain equipment logs that record performance problems, repairs, calibrations, or tests.
  • Keep record documents for equipment replaced or repaired.
  • Calibrate testing instruments and installed or repaired equipment to prescribed specifications.
  • Coordinate efforts with other staff involved in installing or maintaining equipment.
  • Update equipment spare parts list whenever needed.
  • Adhere to clean and hygienic standards by keeping work stations clean.
  • Test faulty equipment to diagnose malfunctions
Desired Education Background, Experience, Competencies and Skills;
  • Degree / Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
  • Must be 30 years old and above
  • Must have technical and design background.
  • Minimum 3 years experience in the manufacturing industry especially Milk factories
  • Basic computer skills and internet access
  • Must have strong CAD ability
  • Strong and effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Well-developed technical communication skills
  • Ability to maintain detailed, accurate records, and prepare necessary reports
Regional Sales Representatives – 5 Positions
 
We seek to hire 5 mature and dedicated individuals who will contribute effectively to the Company success. 

They will be posted to Eastern, Western, Nyanza, South Rift and Mount Kenya region respectively.
 
He / she will be reporting to the Sales Manager-UHT.    
 
The Purpose of the Job:
  • Meet monthly, quarterly and annual revenue targets and grow sales month by month.
  • Ensure customer complaints and enquiries are responded to in a timely manner.
  • Maintain the highest level of ethical standards in line with the company culture.
  • Implementing General Trade channel strategies, terms and conditions and other best practice in the identified area of operation, ensuring the best advantage for the brand / category is achieved profitably;
  • Developing and maintaining a clear understanding of developments in the accounts and exploiting all the opportunities;
  • Taking ownership for maximizing business volume through successful implementation, execution and evaluation of key sales functions to enhance sustainable growth and profitability for the company.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities will include,
  • Successful execution of the business and route plans;
  • Servicing (including selling, merchandising, accounts growth , planning and implementation, relations building, promotion & activations);
  • Ensuring continuous improvement in distribution, merchandising, route coverage, efficient resource utilization ;
  • Visiting all trade levels (On-trade, stockiest and Key Distributors) to ensure the brands are listed, visible and activated according to the plan;
  • Implementing Class of trade strategies for the brand to the best advantage for each brand in the account;
  • Scheduling weekly business review meetings with the Sales Manager to discuss sales targets, marketing ideas and problem areas, etc;
  • Providing daily and weekly activity report;
  • Recording daily sales activity on daily dashboard with a weekly summary for the Sales Manager;
  • Preparing ad hoc reports where requested by the Management regarding sales, displays, promotions etc;
  • Liaising with respective Sales Manager regularly to identify monthly and quarterly promotional cycles and appraising their success;
  • Identifying key competitor activity and strategy such as new product launches, activations and promotions in the area for sharing with the sales manager;
  • Proposing ideas and opportunities that could be available to challenge the competitors’ activities with consideration to the financial implications and reputation of the Company;
The successful candidates should have the following qualifications:
  • A Degree / Diploma – preferably in Sales or Marketing;
  • Must have a successful track record as a Sales Representative for at least five to seven years;
  • Sales experience from a reputable FMCG company will be an  added advantage;
  • Knowledge and experience in food Industry will be added advantage;
  • Should be a passionate, self-confident individual that is professional and result driven;
  • Strong integrity and ability to work within a team;
  • Able to work independently within set parameters;
  • Good negotiation and customer relationship management skills;
  • Good interpersonal skills both with internal and external relationships;
  • Great oral and written communication skills;
  • Good at planning and organizing to ensure priority task management.
Micro-Biologist – 1 Position
 
Primary Duties and Responsibilities will include,
  • Observing, monitoring and identifying microorganisms;
  • Tracking of microorganisms in a range of environments;
  • Monitoring and assessing samples from a range of sources;
  • Using a variety of identification methods, including molecular techniques, to test samples;
  • Developing and planning methods to prevent the spread of disease;
  • Developing and registering new dairy products;
  • Planning, implementing and evaluating new products in laboratory trials;
  • Developing products, such as enzymes, vitamins, and antimicrobials;
  • Growing microbial cultures, e.g. for use in the food and beverage industry.
  • Working with specialist computer software to undertake studies and research;
  • Managing and overseeing laboratory work.
  • Sample preparation
  • Media Preparation
  • Conduct Environmental swab
  • Conduct air Monitoring
  • Online Microbiological validation
  • Micro Testing of Incoming Raw Materials
  • Micro Testing for water & Finished Dairy Products.
  • Understanding and implementing the application of Rapid test kits in microbiology
  • Hand swab
  • Operation and Calibration of equipment such as Autoclave, Laminar Air Flow, pH meter, Water Bath, Incubators etc
  • Maintain Documents as per Quality Management System and ISO requirements
  • Milk and Water Microbiology
  • Conduct training to employees on awareness of microbiology and good hygienic practices.
  • Fully aware of plating procedures for the enumeration of TPC, Yeast & Mould, coliforms, E.coli, Listeria spp, Salmonella etc.
  • Fully adept to root cause analysis and corrective action plans for issues arising due to biological contamination
  • Should have exposure of Rapid Testing.
  • Must have knowledge of categories of hazards related to food and how to prevent them.
Qualification and Experience
  • Degree in Bsc – Microbiology, Dairy Technology, Analytical Sciences or equivalent qualifications.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft office suite
  • Strong team player and leader with the ability to work across multiple functions and discipline.
  • 5 years experience working in a laboratory for a milk processing company will be an added advantage.
Dispatch Supervisor – 1 Position
 
Purpose: Assures the proper scheduling and dispatch of delivery associates within the Shipping and Distribution Department. 
 
Primary Duties and Responsibilities will include,
  • Coordinates with drivers and dispatch clerk to ensure on time dispatches.
  • Provides effective feedback to associates and management using detailed written and oral communications.
  • Maintains a good relationship with sales force, customers, Cold Room and Drivers.
  • Analyze route efficiencies. Develop and realign as business needs dictates.
  • Analyze dispatch procedures and processes. Develop and realign as business needs dictates.
  • Assures compliance with all safety procedures, company policies and local Authority laws and communicates issues.
  • Provides coverage as needed for Dispatchers scheduled and unscheduled time off.
  • Tracks and reports daily equipment assignments and rotates equipment as necessary for mileage and route type
  • Schedule daily routes and update customer information in system.
  • Maintain routes, equipment and drivers.
  • Build maintain and monitor weekly driver schedules including time off and seasonal route coverage
  • Provide new customer routing including delivery days, order cutoff and delivery times.
  • Tests, inspects, and operates telephone, computer, and other equipment as needed.
  • Directly supervise dispatchers and will indirectly supervise sales assistants and drivers in conjunction with other supervisors.
  • Managing the warehouse storage’s and ensuring that it’s clean and tidy at all times.
  • Organizing the storage in the warehouse to enable easy access to find the right products.
  • Other duties that may be assigned.
Qualification and Experience
  • Degree in Procurement and Supplies Management or equivalent qualifications.
  • Minimum 3 years experience in the manufacturing industry especially Milk processing factory.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft office suite
  • Strong team player and leader with the ability to work across multiple functions and discipline.
  • Experience in working in a busy FMCG company or a milk processing company will be an added advantage.
Dispatch Clerk – 1 Position
 
Position Objective
  • Ensure effective and efficient dispatching of finished goods to customers while maintaining product quality.
  • Primary Duties and Responsibilities will include,
  • Ensuring that dispatch is done as per request and standard operating procedures
  • Preparing work plans and scheduling activities in the dispatch section
  • Proper handling of goods and Verifying each dispatch (type, quality and quantity)
  • Following the FIFO method in dispatching products
  • Timely availability of quality and accurate data
  • Prompt and excellent customer care and service
  • Receive, process and prepare sales orders, ensure perfect orders are delivered
  • Liaise with the transporter in effecting orders
  • Arrangement of consignments in the delivery area
  • Follow loading checklist while dispatching
  • Ensuring maintenance and filing of updated dispatch data lists and reports.
  • Ensuring that the company vehicles are loaded on time for the day’s deliveries.
  • Prepare necessary documents for dispatch
  • Daily physical counting of movement of stock
  • Managing operations in the dispatch area
  • Supervising dispatch casuals and ensuring they follow company procedure
  • Recording all dispatches to customers (customers name, vehicle no, and type of goods)
  • Ensuring that customers are served with good quality and well packed goods
  • End of day duties for the dispatch section
  • Performing any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
Qualification and Experience
  • Diploma in Procurement and Supplies Management or equivalent qualifications.
  • Minimum 3 years experience in the manufacturing industry especially Milk processing factory.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft office suite
  • Strong team player and leader with the ability to work across multiple functions and discipline.
  • Experience in working in a busy FMCG company or a milk processing company will be an added advantage.
Production Supervisor – 3 Positions

Overall Purpose of Job:


The Production Supervisor holds overall responsibility for the correct and efficient operation of his production line during his shift. 

His main function is to meet set production targets with the highest quality and the highest practicable efficiencies as per the Company specifications.

Role Dimensions:
  • Organize the efficient processing of dairy products from raw materials through to the finished product ready for dispatch.
  • Coordinate and liaise with all service departments to ensure that all relevant information is communicated.
  • Monitor and control all efficiencies associated with production.
  • Control and motivate personnel to operate within defined safety and quality standards.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities will include,
  • Obtain an intimate knowledge of all operations to be carried out during the shift.
  • Design and implement production schedule in order to achieve daily sales allocation from production plan to coincide with product dispatch deadlines. Continuous review throughout shift.
  • Control and minimize wastage of raw materials throughout production process pertaining to all used commodities.
  • Supervise efficient and hygienic acceptance of raw materials.
  • Supervise production line operation with high efficiency and labour control.
  • Responsible for silo management including standardization, stock, rotation, CIP and identification of milk for specific product usage.
  • Monitor machine efficiencies and promote ways to improve them.
  • Report any machinery malfunction to the Maintenance Engineer.
  • Observe and liaise to ensure that finished products meet all Company specifications. Provide workable solutions to associated problems.
  • Ensure that all aspects of good manufacturing practice are adhered to, so that personal hygiene and safety requirements within Company are complied with.
  • Control the efficient use of manpower and overtime. Organize personnel shifts to achieve maximum efficiencies of labour to coordinate rest days, sick leave, training requirements and holiday entitlement.
  • Provide guidance and assistance to a team of production machine operators and assistants.
  • Ability to train personnel and provide direction.
  • R&D methods for improving performance and minimizing costs.
  • Ensure that all scheduled operations; preventative maintenance is completed according to procedures within determined time frames.
  • Collate and supply data to facilitate preparation of daily/monthly production and productivity reports.
  • Compile shift production log.
  • Provide accurate and timely information to Management.
  • Operate as part of the plant team to ensure the meeting of set production targets.
  • Maintain required standard of housekeeping in designated area.
  • Maintain personal hygiene standards.
  • He/she accepts responsibilities and agrees to work extended hours if required, which includes rest days and public holidays.
  • Any other duties assigned to him.
Qualification and Experience
  • Degree in Bsc – Food Science, Dairy Technology or equivalent qualifications.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft office suite
  • Strong team player and leader with the ability to work across multiple functions and discipline.
  • 5 years experience working in a milk processing company will be an added advantage.
Technical Machine Operators – 3 Positions
 
Primary Duties and Responsibilities will include,
  • Must be able to work in and promote a team oriented and "Safety First" environment.
  • Must observe and practice all Department Procedures. Including; wearing proper PPE,      including respirators and all safety and sanitation.
  • Follow all GMP guidelines.
  • Safety and efficiently operate Packaging Department equipment/machinery as assigned to meet department goals. Including but not limited to; Filler, Labeler etc.
  • Must be receptive to working in a team environment and maintain positive working relationships with others.
  • Participate in continuous improvement initiatives and make recommendations to process.
  • Conduct proper sanitation duties. 
  • Perform work and cleaning in confined space areas such as the Pasteurizer.
  • Perform Quality checks, testing, and complete paperwork as required.
  • Conduct equipment and product changeovers, using tools as needed.
  • Assist with supporting overtime as needed to cover varying production needs. May include weekends and/or holidays.
  • Able to react to change productively and handle other essential tasks as assigned
  • Perform machine setups (calibration, cleaning etc.) to start a production cycle
  • Control and adjust the functions and settings of machines (e.g. speed)
  • Feed the necessary raw material or parts to semi-automated machines
  • Test the operation of machines periodically to guarantee their smooth running
  • Check output to discover any machine-related mistakes or flaws
  • Keep records of approved and defective units or final products
  • Create and maintain activity logs
  • Set up machines at the beginning of shift to ensure proper working order
  • Perform testing procedures to ensure that machines work optimally during the production procedure
  •  Maintain and clean machines before and after each shift
  • Monitor machines during every procedure to ensure optimum running
  • Troubleshoot problems during machine operation
  • Ensure that regular and preventative maintenance procedures are carried out
  • Ensure that machines are producing quality products by managing periodic checks on output
  • Ensure stocks of needed materials are ready and available at all times
  • Provide relevant information regarding progress to supervisors
Desired Education Background, Experience, Competencies and Skills;
  • Degree / Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
  • Must be 25 years old and above
  • Must have technical and design background.
  • Minimum 3 years experience in the manufacturing industry especially Milk factories
  • Basic computer skills and internet access
  • Strong and effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Well-developed technical communication skills
  • Ability to maintain detailed, accurate records, and prepare necessary reports
Quality Control Technician – 2 Positions
 
Primary Objective:
 
Responsible for establishing the handling & testing requirements for Dairy based products. 

Will also be responsible for establishing the GMP and GHP requirements for the milk handling facility and will supervise and assist with necessary Quality Control testing to ensure that highest quality standards are maintained and adhered at all times.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities will include,
  • Responsible for quality activities related to milk processing unit
  • Responsible for assisting in all quality activities.
  • Direct reporting to Quality manager.
  • Development of systems in dept. and ensuring the smooth run of plant as per
  • production planning.
  • Responsible for assisting in delivering quality as per the production plan.
  • Direct responsibility to ensure quality of all products within specifications as per company requirements
  • Direct responsibility for achieving the targeted yields, losses and usage factors for ingredients and utilities.
  • Direct responsibility for achieving performance indicators.
  • Direct responsibility for handling process and line operations.
  • Direct responsibility for the GMP and GHP score for the processing and packaging area.
  • Responsible for assisting in implementation of food safety management system
Qualification and Experience
  • Diploma / Degree in Bsc – Microbiology, Food Science , Dairy Technology, Analytical Sciences or equivalent qualifications.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft office suite
  • Strong team player and leader with the ability to work across multiple functions and discipline.
  • 3 years experience working in a quality control laboratory for a milk processing company will be an added advantage.
Laboratory Technician – 1 Position
 
Primary Duties and Responsibilities will include,
  • Reporting all the activities that have occurred during the process operations with all the due documentation. Handover /Take over of tasks should be clear, comprehensive and accurate to ensure continuity of operations.
  • Preparation and standardization of laboratory chemical and reagents for use in the laboratory.
  • Sampling, analysis and testing of incoming raw materials, work in progress (WIP) and all finished products while ensuring a high level of accuracy in all the tests carried out. Retests in duplicates may be done as may be necessary and feasible. All the test results obtained must be reliable.
  • Ensuring Good Laboratory Practices (GLPs) are upheld and that the work environment is clean and tidy.
  • 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.
  • Recording and interpretation of data to the concerned departments (Production and Maintenance) for purposes of decision-making during process operations. All records should be simple to understand and well legible.
  • Report any anomalies immediately to the process owners, for corrective action and follow up and ensure the corrective action taken is effective and sustainable
  • Sample and test milk and milk products in accordance to the documented company’s sampling procedures.
  • Ensure the processes are well managed in order to guarantee the desired output from the processes and in order to achieve the set objectives and targets.
  • Troubleshooting all process anomalies as and when they occur followed by all documentation that related to the concerned product or process.
  • Ensure all the finished products meet the desired quality and safety standards.
  • Carry out any other duties as may be directed from time to time.
Qualification and Experience
  • Diploma in Laboratory Technology, Food Science, Dairy Technology or equivalent qualifications.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft office suite
  • Strong team player and leader with the ability to work across multiple functions and discipline.
  • 2 years experience working in a quality control laboratory for a milk processing company will be an added advantage.
Production Clerk
 
Under the supervision of the Production Manager, the Production Clerk is responsible for carrying out various administrative tasks in support of production operations.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities will include,
  • Verification , documentation and receiving of raw materials milk from the field
  • Maintain , update and tracks the different production related documents (Milk received , Goods produced , raw material records , employee list, overtime list, various reports, etc.);
  • Follows up on documents and compiles data pertaining to production , work related accidents and non-occupational work stoppages;
  • Compiles the information collected, production data, drafts charts and tables, interprets results, and drafts reports on a weekly or ad  hoc basis, etc.;
  • Ensure administration of completed job cards is done accurately and correctly
  • Ensure excess raw materials are returned and accurately recorded against jobs
  • Assist in daily job allocations and sticker creations for job card
  • Capture stock take count
  • Reconcile job cards to ensure accurate recording of material usage
  • Ensure correct labeling of bulk to SWI’s.
  • Report consistent changes to BOM’s that are different to SYSPRO
Desired Education Background, Experience, Competencies and Skills;
  • Diploma in Business Administration , CPA 1 or equivalent qualifications
  • Must be 25 years old and above
  • Minimum 3 years experience in the manufacturing industry especially Milk factories
  • Basic computer skills and internet access
  • Strong and effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Well-developed communication skills
  • Ability to maintain detailed, accurate records, and prepare necessary reports
Sales Manager - UHT 
 
Primary Duties and Responsibilities will include,
  • Overseeing the Selling of UHT product in all regions in Kenya.
  • Responsible for overseeing the Sales Reps, Van Sales team & Merchandisers in the regions.
  • Recruiting new distributors.
  • Developing Sales Agreements & documentation.
  • Reviewing sales performance of the entire team and ensuring that targets are met.
  • Organizing sales meetings and briefing.
  • Maintaining and developing relationship with the new and existing customers.
  • Market intelligence and strategies.
  • Participating in marketing activities including promotions, road shows and activations.
  • Coming up and offering after sales service.
  • Responsible for revenue generation across products and regions and ensure yields across products through Sales Reps and Van Sales team.
  • Ensure quality of distributor activities across regions
  • Implementation of Forecasted sales targets.
  • Responsible for interacting with customers on sales support and commercial/pricing matters
  • Keep a tab on market trends , pricing structures, gross margin and profitability
  • Responsible for Marketing and Sales and works through Commercial Manager and Brand  Manager to achieve top line market share and achieve revenue and brand objective
  • Prepare Business Plan on business design, structure, process and operating plan and financial model
  • Strategize and plan the sales process management, forecasting, pricing, key account and General Trade management, expenses, profitability, new product development, market research and brand strategy
  • Periodically review distributor performance through Area Sales Managers and check on gaps in performance and seek reasons and actionable steps to close the gaps
  • Conduct effective and accurate market research and apply this information to increase market share
  • Conduct regular meeting with distributors and sales team to discuss target status, product training and sales strategy.
  • Conduct customer or training seminars as per the requirement of regions
  • Monitor and analyze all marketing and sales reports received from regional offices and also distributor feedback.
  • Coordinate, prepare and launch new products for the assigned market(s) with cooperation of the respective sales department in the respective regions.
  • Ensure the confidentiality of the customer list, mailing lists and other sensitive company information
  • Motivate and monitor Area sales Manager , Sales Supervisor and Sales Representatives in all regions , branch offices and distributors on marketing and sales activities
  • Coordinate with administration, commercial and factory departments to ensure timely orders, and smooth function of action in the system.
  • Update management on business process and operating plan and financial model and profitability.
Knowledge and Qualifications
  • Degree in sales and Marketing.
  • Relevant professional body post graduate qualifications like CIM or MSK accreditations a strong advantage.
  • Experience in selling dairy products in a fast paced environment a distinct advantage.
  • 5 years progressive experience in selling FMCG / Dairy products in Kenya.
  • Computer literate, good grooming and excellent presentation skills.
  • Supervisory , leadership and organizational skills
  • Hands on individual able to handle pressure.
Dairy Route Supervisor – 3 Positions

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 Dairy farmers / 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 region.
  • 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 region.
  • 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
  • Diploma / 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
  • A rider’s license is a requirement for this position with a rider’s driving experience of 2 years.
How to Apply

If qualified, kindly send your CV to hr@uplandspremiumdairies.co.ke by 23th August, 2016 clearly indicating the position applied for in the subject line. 

Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted. 

Kindly indicate your current / past in your application. 

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