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Massive Recruitment in New KCC, Kenya (Over 50 Vacancies)

Join the largest dairy processor and be a part of a dynamic team delivering life’s goodness everyday

New Kenya Co-operative Creameries Limited is the leading Dairy Company in the Country re-known for its world class brands that include KCC Butter, Ghee, Gold Crown, Safariland and Mala among others. 

We are seeking to recruit dynamic and result driven persons to fill the following vacant positions:

Drivers (Pool Drivers)


Ref:  HR/D/532/2017
 
Reports to: Transport Officer
 
Primary Responsibilities
  • Ensuring the safe transportation of company personnel and/or company goods from source to destination as per instructions
  • Maintaining the company vehicle and ensuring it’s in good working condition
  • Keeping a record of the vehicle’s movement through the “Work Ticket’.
  • Any other duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor
Academic Qualifications
  • Certificate level training such as government motor vehicle mechanic (Grade II or III)
Experience
  • Minimum 3 years’ driving experience (Class B,C,E)
Essential Skills
  • Clean driving record
  • Good interpersonal & communication skills
  • Team playing skills
  • Ability to follow through on defined tasks


Security Guards


Ref: HR/SG/604/2017
 
Reports to: - Security Manager
 
Primary Responsibilities
  • Protect company’s property and staff by maintaining a safe and secure environment
  • Observe for signs of crime or disorder and investigate disturbances
  • Act lawfully in direct defense of life or property
  • Apprehend criminals and evict violators
  • Take accurate notes of unusual occurrences
  • Report in detail any suspicious incidents
  • Patrol randomly or regularly building and perimeter
  • Monitor and control access at building entrances and vehicle gates
  • Watch alarm systems or video cameras and operate detecting/emergency equipment
  • Any other duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor
Academic Qualifications
  • KCSE Certificate
Experience
  • Proven work experience as a security guard or relevant position
Essential Skills
  • Ability to operate detecting systems and emergency equipment
  • Excellent knowledge of public safety and security procedures/protocols
  • Surveillance skills and detail orientation
  • Integrity and professionalism


Stores Clerk


Ref: HR/SC/585/2017
 
Reports to:
  • Stores Manager (functionally)
  • Depot Manager (administratively)
Primary Responsibilities
  • Tallying stock balances in the store and ensuring minimum/optimum stock levels
  • Receiving products from locations and overseeing the loading for dispatch to the market
  • Completing issue forms and forwarding the same to the reconciliation office
  • Compiling monthly stock returns
  • Mandatory SAP knowledge /Working experience
Academic Qualifications
  • Diploma level training in a specialization such as book keeping/stock keeping or any other relevant area
Experience
  • 2 to 3 years’ experience
Essential Skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Team playing skills
  • Ability to follow through on defined tasks


Depot Cashier


Ref: HR/DC/609/2017
 
Job Purpose: The Depot Cashier will be Reporting to the Depot Accountant. 

He/ She will ensure accurate and timely receiving and recording payments and payables
 
Key Responsibilities
  • Receiving and posting bank slips
  • Disbursement of petty cash expenses
  • Receiving petty cash receipts
  • Updating Occurrence Book (OB)
  • Payment of wages to Casuals
  • Depositing cheques collected from customers
  • Any other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor
The Candidate Specifications:
 
The candidate must possess the following qualifications:-
  • CPA PART 1
  • At least 3 years’ experience
Essential Skills
  • Must be proficient with SAP and Accounting packages
  • Attention to detail
  • Good organization and communication skills


Depot Supervisor


Ref: HR/DS/610/2017
 
Job Purpose: The Depot Supervisor will be Reporting to the Depot Manager. 

He/ She will be responsible for ensuring timely distribution of product to the sales staff based on order requirements. 

To deputize the Depot Manager at larger factory operations and be overall responsible for the stock in the Stores at Sub – Depots.
 
Key Responsibilities
  • Ensuring products are received and dispatched to the market in good time
  • Determining the allocation of products to the salesman to ensure daily target is achieved
  • Generating stock order requirements
  • Reconciling stocks through comparing receipts from the factory and issues to the market
  • Any other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor
The Candidate Specifications:
 
The candidate must possess the following qualifications:-
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce, Economics, Business Administration or its equivalent from a recognized university.
  • C.P.A /C.I.P.S/Materials Management/Stores and Logistics Management or its equivalents
  • At least 4 years’ experience
Essential Skills
  • Must be proficient with SAP/ERP System
  • Prior experience supervising a unit/others doing similar work
  • Time management skills and attention to detail.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.


Fork Lift Driver


Ref: HR/FLD/586/2017
 
Reports to: - Factory Manager
 
Primary Responsibilities
  • Ensuring the safe transportation of company products from stores to destination as per instructions
  • Maintaining the company forklifts and ensuring it’s in good working condition
  • Any other duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor
Academic Qualifications.
  • Certificate level training such as government motor vehicle mechanic ( Grade II or III)
Experience
  • Minimum 2 years’ driving experience operating a forklift
Essential Skills
  • Clean driving record
  • Good interpersonal & communication skills
  • Team playing skills
  • Ability to follow through on defined tasks


Production Supervisor 


Ref: HR/PS/01/07/2017
 
Job Purpose: The Production Supervisor will be Reporting to the Factory Manager. He/She will supervise, coordinate and control milk reception, processing and packaging as well as oversee dispatch of the same to the stores department
 
Key Responsibilities
  • Supervising the production staff
  • Planning, coordinating and executing production daily activities
  • Ensuring quality standards are achieved and maintained
  • Controlling, reconciling and balancing factory/plant stocks
  • Preparation of periodic reports
  • Any other duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor
Candidate Specifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Food Science / Dairy Science & Technology or related field
  • 5 - 6 years’ experience in a similar job in a busy environment
Work Related Skills
  • Familiarity with standard office computer applications
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Good analytical skills
  • Good report writing skills
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Basic supervisory skills


Quality Assurance Officer


Job Ref: HR/QAO/01/08/2017
 
Job Purpose: The Quality Assurance Officer will be reporting to the Head of Quality Assurance (functionally) and Factory Manager (administratively). 

He/She will ensure that all products are manufactured in accordance to the set standards by overseeing and monitoring all the stages of the production process
 
Key Responsibilities
  • Acting as the organizations food-safety team leader and overseeing the laboratory activities at the factory to ensure quality at all times
  • Analyzing and interpreting the laboratory results and advising the relevant department
  • Undertaking frequent inspections of the factory and its surroundings and identifying safety hazards and informing the relevant authorities of the same
  • Conducting quality audits at the factory, depot and in the market and reporting on the same along with recommendations on improvements
  • Training employees on food safety and proper manufacturing practices
  • Reporting on quality, stock utilization and cost of quality to the head office
  • Handling customer complaints pertaining to quality matters
  • Participating in the analysis of returned products
  • Any other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor
Candidate Specifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Food Science & Technology / Dairy Technology or related field
  • Certified in Quality Management System (QMS) will be an added advantage
  • 5 - 6 years’ experience
Work Related Skills
  • Proficient with office computer applications
  • Prior experience supervising a unit / others doing similar work
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Well-developed report writing skills
  • Time management skills and attention to detail
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrated supervisory skills


Head of Security 


Ref: HR/HS/01/05/2017
 
Job Purpose: Reporting to Managing Director, Head of Security will be responsible for ensuring maximum security in the organization.
 
Key Responsibilities
  • Carry out physical checks and inspection of the entire organization to ensure maximum security.
  • Carry out conclusive investigations on incidents and accidents in order to create a safe environment and prevent recurrence.
  • Ensure effective gathering, analysis and dissemination of security related intelligence to safeguard against lapses in security
  • Conduct proactive investigations of security irregularities and suspected criminal activities and provide reports for decision making
  • Act as a link between the organization and the police in security matters.
  • Prepare and monitor section’s budget and forwards it to the Managing Director for approval.
  • Prepares weekly reports on the general security status of the organization to keep management updated on security issues.
  • Supervises the Security officers and the contracted security guards for efficient and effective service delivery.
  • Plan for and ensure consistent maintenance of all security equipment such as vehicle surveillance system, clocking in machine so that they are in good serviceable condition.
  • Review and update security policies and procedures and ensure full implementation
  • Institute security internal controls to prevent occurrence and recurrence of security threats
  • Constitute a disaster management team and offer leadership and training to the team
  • Any other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor
Candidate Specifications
  • Bachelors degree in Criminology / Security related field in a position of inspector
  • Masters degree will be an added advantage
  • 8 years’ experience (3 in police force) 5 years in a similar position
  • Capable of accurately making critically important decisions with little information and time.
  • High-level analytic and computer skills; must be able to navigate menus and perform logic-based searches of data rapidly and effectively.
  • Multitasking skills, including the ability to answer multiple phone lines, prioritize alarms, and efficiently dispatch contracted security officers while receiving visitors, issuing/altering/deactivating ID badges, responding to emails, and monitoring CCTV equipment.
  • Ability to sit for prolonged periods of time (the entire work day) without becoming distracted or complacent.
Essential Skills
  • Keen on detail with a high degree of accuracy
  • Investigation skills
  • Demonstrated leadership and managerial capabilities
  • Prior experience managing a section in a busy environment
  • Exceptional planning and organization skills
  • Excellent communication, analytical and report writing skills


Internal Auditor 


Ref: HR/IA/01/09/2017

Job Purpose: Reporting to the Chief Manager Internal Audit, Risk & Compliance, the holder is expected to ensure that internal controls are functioning as intended and evaluate the effectiveness of internal controls and operational procedures and give recommendations for their improvement.
 
Key Responsibilities
  • Receiving, checking and analyzing internal controls, operational policies and procedures
  • Identifying possible risks and making recommendations
  • Carrying out audit related investigations when called upon
  • Overseeing stock-takes and write-offs as well as conducting surprise checks
  • Monitoring implementation status of past audit recommendations
  • Any other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor
Candidate Specifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting / Finance or related field
  • Certified Information Systems Audit (CISA)/ Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
  • 5 – 6 years’ audit experience in audit function
  • Working experience in ERP environment, SAP knowledge will be an added advantage.
  • Experience in the use of CAATS/auditing software is desirable.
Essential Skills
  • Excellent in written and verbal communication, numerical, analytical and report writing skills.
  • Ability to work independently or with minimum supervision
  • Time management skills and attention to detail
  • Proficient with office computer applications
  • Prior experience supervising a unit / others doing similar work
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Well-developed report writing skills
  • Time management skills and attention to detail
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrated supervisory skills


Procurement Manager


Ref: HR/PM/01/06/2017
 
Job Purpose: Reporting to the Head of Procurement, the Procurement Manager will follow up on the procurement of quality goods and services at competitive prices.
 
Key responsibilities
  • Facilitate the procurement of goods, works and services for the company
  • Prepare requests for proposals
  • Prepare and follow up of tender documents in liaison with user department
  • Prepare letters of invitation to bidders to attend tender openings
  • Facilitate tender opening and tender evaluation sessions
  • Maintain a database of pre-qualified suppliers
  • Review contracts and liaise with the legal department on preparing service level agreements based on tender requisitions.
  • Offer Secretarial Services to Procurement Committee
The Candidates Specifications
 
The candidate must possess the following qualifications
  • Bachelors of Science in Supply Chain Management or Business Related Degree
  • Masters in degree will be an added advantage
  • C.I.P.S qualification
  • Member of Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply or relevant body
  • Must be familiar with the Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Act, 2015
  • Must have exposure / experience in clearing and forwarding
  • Have at least 5 years’ proven and significant work experience in a Procurement department in a large organization preferably in a FMCG company.
Essential Skills
  • Working experience in use of ERP system, SAP knowledge will be an added advantage
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Excellent negotiation skills a must
  • Good analytical and report writing skills
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Basic supervisory skills


Head of Business Strategy & Development


Ref: HR/HBS&D/01/02/2017
 
The Head of Business Strategy & Development will be reporting to the Managing Director.
 
Job Purpose: To manage and coordinate the strategies and business plans formulated by the Board as well as managing performance improvement
 
Key Responsibilities
  • Managing and communicating the overall strategic business planning of the company
  • Guiding and liaising with department heads towards achieving short and long term strategic goals as well as business growth
  • Proactively formulating, evaluating and implementing concepts for business development identified across the company
  • Coordinating and implementing the Boards strategic thinking and forward planning / forecast of the company
  • Preparing and producing periodic strategic management performance and forecasting reports
  • Assessing the risk at key levels of the organization and appraising projects to determine their viability
  • Facilitating the integration of risk assessment processes in the organization and liaising with the Heads of Department to determine response strategies to risk
  • Conducting competitor analysis and other studies to establish performance indicators and determine the company’s position and performance
  • Preparing periodic reviews of programs and processes
  • Updating periodic indicators of the company’s short and long term goals/objectives
  • Guiding the process of establishing strategy and performance management systems within the organization
  • Coordinating the Government performance contracting process
  • Any other duties as assigned by Immediate Supervisor
The Candidate Specifications:
  • Master’s degree in Strategic Management / Business Administration or related field
  • Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, or Business related field
  • At least 7 years’ experience in senior management with 3 years in similar position
Essential Skills
  • Exceptional planning and organization skills
  • Good communication and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated integrity and leadership qualities – Administer Psychometric Test


Head of Employee Relations


Ref: HR/HER/01/04/2017
 
The Head of Employee Relations will be reporting to the Chief Manager, Human Resource &
Administration
 
Job Purpose: To provide principle support to the Chief Manager Human Resource & Administration in implementing the disciplinary and grievance handling policies and procedures taking into account application of law, organization values, operational policies and procedures. 

Implements staff recognition programs and interventions that support delivery of business objectives in line with the organization values.
 
Key Responsibilities
  • To manage disciplinary/grievances as per policy, labor & government regulations;
  • To communicate recommendations on disciplinary action to be taken;
  • To facilitate building of managerial capacity of management staff on employee relations in conjunction with T & D
  • To liaise with legal section & company lawyers on all legal issues relating to staff;
  • To manage exits & separation process;
  • To develop & review Employee Relations policies in line with best practice & legal requirement;
  • To report on turnover analysis, disciplinary cases analysis & other employee relations trends and
  • To facilitate building of managerial capacity of management staff on employee relations and coaching of managers to handle disciplinary issues.
  • Any other duties as assigned by Immediate Supervisor
The Candidate Specifications:
  • Master’s Degree in HR with a bias in Industrial Relations
  • Bachelor’s Degree in HR related subjects/social sciences or any other related field.
  • Higher National Diploma in Human Resource Management
  • Valid professional membership from IHRM – K or other relevant institution
  • Professional practicing license from IHRM
  • A minimum of three years relevant experience is required with a particular bias on Employee Relations
  • 7 years’ experience in middle management coupled with 3 years’ experience in a similar position.
Essential Skills
  • Considerable knowledge of current trends and practices in HR
  • Prior experience supervising a unit/others doing similar work
  • Advanced presentation skills
  • Well – developed report writing skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Time management skills and attention to details
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • High standards of personal integrity
  • Ability to prioritize activities and multi-task
  • Problem solving and Analytical skills
  • Sense of initiative
  • Adaptable to change


Head of Quality Assurance 


Ref: HR/HQA/01/03/2017
 
Job Purpose: The Head of Quality Assurance will be reporting to the Chief Manager, Factory Operations.
 
He/ She will coordinate quality management systems as well as ensure implementation of food safety systems of the procurement, processing and marketing of milk.
 
Key Responsibilities
  • Reviewing of general quality performance at all locations
  • Analyzing statistical data and producing specifications to establish standards of quality
  • Developing a quality policy and formulating a sampling procedure and creating forms as well as instructions for recording and reporting on quality
  • Implementing methods and procedures for the disposal of damaged products
  • Overseeing the staff in the Quality Assurance section
  • Preparing and controlling the departmental budget
  • Overseeing and provide technical support to new product development
  • Oversee periodic Quality Audits at the processing facilities
  • Develop and maintain a working relationship with external quality and environmental governing bodies
  • Generate Quality Compliance Reports and documentation, including review and implementation of work instructions and procedures
  • Any other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor
The Candidate Specifications
  • Masters Degree in Science or related field.
  • Bachelor’s degree Food Science & Technology / Dairy Technology or related field
  • Certified in Quality Management Systems (QMS) from KEBS or related certification
  • Seven (7) years’ experience in middle level management with 3 years in similar position
Essential Skills
  • Demonstrated leadership and managerial capabilities - Administer Psychometric Test
  • Prior experience managing a section in a busy environment
  • Exceptional planning and organization skills


Chief Manager - Internal Audit, and Risk & Compliance
 

Ref:  HR/CMIA/RC/01/01/2017
 
Job Purpose: Reporting to Managing Director, Chief Manager Internal Audit, and Risk & Compliance will be responsible for developing & enforcing implementation of internal control systems and managing organizational Risks
 
Key Responsibilities
  • Planning, organizing and controlling the internal audit program as well as providing guidance and direction on the overall process
  • Reviewing and evaluating systems and standard operating procedures, including administrative controls, and identifying opportunities for improvement and recommending on the same
  • Overseeing risk management and internal controls as well as governance processes
  • Ensuring the management policies and procedures are followed
  • Managing the staff in the Audit, Risk & Compliance department as well as coordinating and allocating tasks and assignments
  • Leading risk management activities within business units, ensuing that risk management programmers are robust. In addition, lead in the identification of issues at business units and champion the closure of audit issues identified
  • Any other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor
Candidate Specifications
  • Masters Degree in Finance, Accounting / Actuariel Science, or Business related field
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting / Finance/Actuarial Science or business related field
  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or Certified Internal Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • 8 years’ experience in Senior Management preferably in an Audit firm
  • 3 years’ experience in similar position
  • Excellent risk mapping and identification skills
  • Demonstrable professional auditing capabilities
  • Excellent communication, analytical and report writing skills.
  • Experience Auditing ERP environment
  • Member of ICPAK or other relevant professional Body
Essential Skills
  • Demonstrated leadership and managerial capabilities
  • Prior experience managing a section in a busy environment
  • Exceptional planning and organization skills
  • Excellent communication, analytical and report writing skills
How to Apply

If you meet the specified requirements, send ONLY a hard copy application with a daytime telephone number and a detailed CV, copies of certificates and contacts of at least 3 referees to:

Managing Director

New Kenya Co-operative Creameries
P.O. Box 30131 – 00100 G.P.O.
Nairobi

Closing Date: Monday 12th June 2017,5 p.m.

Please note that all applications MUST be sent through the above address NOT later than date specified.

NEW KCC is an equal opportunity employer.

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