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Watervale Investments Ltd

Job Vacancy: Maintenance Officer
Job Location: Mombasa Rd. Mlolongo
About Watervale Investments: Watervale Investments is a young and quickly-growing company serving Kenya’s furniture industry. Backed by European and American investment, our mission is to make quality furniture more available and affordable to millions of Kenyans.
We believe in being a fair and honest employer and providing our employees with opportunity based on performance and merit.
About the Position: We are seeking a Maintenance Officer to help with maintenance needs. This is a key role which will ensure that our equipment in the factory is well serviced and we are doing both preventive and corrective maintenance on time and correctly.
The ideal maintenance officer understands best practice when it comes to maintenance is able to recommend and implement policies and procedures that will guide maintenance of machines.
Responsibilities:
·         Ensures operation of machinery and mechanical equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements on motors, compressors, pneumatic tools and production machines; following diagrams, sketches, operations manuals, manufacturer’s instructions, and engineering specifications; troubleshooting malfunctions.
·         Controls downtime by informing production workers of routine preventive maintenance techniques; monitoring compliance.
·         Maintains equipment, parts, and supplies inventories by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed equipment, parts, and supplies; placing and expediting orders; verifying receipt.
·         Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
·         Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
·         Prepares mechanical maintenance reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.
Qualifications
At Watervale Investments, we seek new team members who are first and foremost eager to learn and grow in their roles.
We put less of an emphasis on formal qualifications and look carefully at candidates’ abilities, experience and character.
Any candidate who feels they can undertake the responsibilities above to a high standard is welcome to apply.
Candidates should demonstrate the following in their application materials:
·         Preference for a diploma in electrical engineering. Experience will be considered in lieu of educational background.
·         3-5 years’ experience working in a maintenance position in an established company.
·         Ability to prepare and implement preventive maintenance plans.
·         Eagerness to join a young, quickly-growing organization and team
·         Experience managing other maintenance staff preferred.
·         Experience maintaining PLCs, motors and other factory equipment
Competitive salary for junior management position, participation in a private pension scheme, opportunity for advancement and coaching by the company’s senior management.
CLICK HERE to apply online


About the Position: We are seeking a Production Officer to work in mattress production. This is a key role that ensures that all the goods that are manufactured meet specifications. The ideal production officer has in manufacturing and has some experience in the furniture industry
Key Responsibilities:
Deliver products to the logistics and distribution team on time
·         Monitor production and adjust schedules to ensure our clients’ needs are met
·         Liaise with other departments (e.g. distribution and logistics, management, administration)
·         Set production targets and ensure they are met
·         Ensure efficient management of raw material inventory and determine optimum stock and re-order levels
·         Identify the resources needed in production and advise management.
Manage the production team
·         Draw the work schedule for the production team
·         Evaluate the performance of production staff
·         Assist in the hiring and training of production staff
·         Ensure health and safety guidelines are followed
·         Ensure enforcement of all organizational SOP’s as relates to production is done.
·         Make sure all personnel on the floor are trained
·         Together with maintenance ensure all the equipment on the floor is serviced regularly and is in working condition.
·         Ensure good are produced efficiently at an optimum cost, striving towards continuous improvement.
Quality assurance
·         Implement quality-control programs
·         Monitor product standards at various levels of production and at the point of release
·         Troubleshoot on any quality issues that arise
·         Ensure proper maintenance of equipment and machines
·         Conduct regular quality training for the production team
Qualifications
At Watervale Investments, we seek new team members who are first and foremost eager to learn and grow in their roles.
We put less of an emphasis on formal qualifications and look carefully at candidates’ abilities, experience and character.
Any candidate who feels they can undertake the responsibilities above to a high standard is welcome to apply.
Candidates should demonstrate the following in their application materials:
·         Strong organizational and record keeping skills, including the ability to develop operational tools in Microsoft Excel
·         Strong attention to details and ability to deliver on assigned tasks with independence and little supervision
·         Strong management and leadership skills, including the ability to relate well with direct reports, customers and colleagues. Candidates with at least 2 years management experience managing a team of at least 10 preferable.
·         Strong professional references demonstrating professional accomplishment and trustworthiness
·         Eagerness to join a young, quickly-growing organization and team
·         Knowledge of good manufacturing practices and and lean manufacturing policies and procedures.
·         Technical background (process, chemical, mechanical or production engineering have an advantage) with 3-5 years experience.
·         Experience in the furniture experience preferred but not required.
Competitive salary for junior management position, participation in a private pension scheme, opportunity for advancement and coaching by the company’s senior management.
CLICK HERE to apply online


About the Position: We are seeking an HR Officer help with our HR needs. This is a key role which will ensure that we are compliant with HR policy within the company and we are planning ahead when it comes to our staffing needs.
The ideal HR Officer understands HR policy in Kenya and is able to implement policies and procedures that will guide adherence to best practice.
Responsibilities:
·         Conducting job evaluations; preparing pay budgets; monitoring and scheduling individual pay actions; recommending, planning, and implementing pay structure revisions.
·         Hearing and resolving employee grievances; counseling employees and supervisors.
·         Maintains employee benefits programs and informs employees of benefits by studying and assessing benefit needs and trends; recommending benefit programs to management; directing the processing of benefit claims; obtaining and evaluating benefit contract bids; awarding benefit contracts; designing and conducting educational programs on benefit programs.
·         Ensures legal compliance by monitoring and implementing applicable human resource requirements; conducting investigations; maintaining records; representing the organization at hearings.
·         Maintains management guidelines by preparing, updating, and recommending human resource policies and procedures.

·         Maintains human resource staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees.
·         Maintains human resource staff job results by counseling and disciplining employees; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results.
·         Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
Qualifications
At Watervale Investments, we seek new team members who are first and foremost eager to learn and grow in their roles. We put less of an emphasis on formal qualifications and look carefully at candidates’ abilities, experience and character.
Any candidate who feels they can undertake the responsibilities above to a high standard is welcome to apply.
Candidates should demonstrate the following in their application materials:
·         Strong organizational and recordkeeping skills, including the ability to develop operational tools in Microsoft Excel and Word ability to learn new software as needed.
·         Knowledge of Kenya employment laws
·         Strong attention to details and ability to deliver on assigned tasks with independence and little supervision
·         Strong management and leadership skills, including the ability to relate well with customers and colleagues. Candidates with at least 2 years’ experience will have an advantage.
·         Strong professional references demonstrating professional accomplishment and trustworthiness
·         Eagerness to join a young, quickly-growing organization and team
Benefits: Competitive salary, participation in a private pension scheme, opportunity for advancement and coaching by the company’s senior management.
CLICK HERE to apply online


Job Vacancy: Operation Manager
Location: Mombasa Rd
About Watervale Investments: Watervale Investments is a young and quickly-growing company serving Kenya’s furniture industry. Backed by European and American investment, our mission is to make quality furniture more available and affordable to millions of Kenyans.
We believe in being a fair and honest employer and providing our employees with opportunity based on performance and merit.
About the Position: Our company has quickly grown from its founding in 2014 to serving hundreds of furniture material retailers across Kenya. The Operations Manager is a new position which will oversee the company’s core warehousing, logistics, quality assurance and planning functions. The position is critical to ensuring that operations within the company are running smoothly as we grow.
The ideal candidate will be a strong multi-tasker, able to work well under pressure and on tight timelines, and an experienced manager eager to support the development of their team.
Responsibilities:
·         Ensure that communication between departments is ongoing and utilised to maintain an environment of continuous improvement.
·         Manage a team of employees and ensure that they are working in a safe and happy environment.
·         Work with the team and management to ensure that the vision of the company is being implemented
·         Manages the stock control, and checks that inventory records are accurate.
·         Ensure the company is up to date when it comes to regulatory; we are in compliance with all government regulations. This includes audits, county licenses, fire & safety, NEMA.
·         Coordinate and monitor the work of various departments involved in production, warehousing, pricing and distribution of goods.
·         Responsible for ensuring that all goods that leave the warehouse are of good quality and meet customer expectations.
·         Acting as a liaison to senior management and directors to keep them up to date with operations matters.
·         Capacity planning. Plan for future expansion of company. Taking into considerations the expansion and how the company can adapt current policies and procedures to accommodate any future plans
·         Coordinating with procurement and suppliers to ensure all goods that are needed in the warehouse are available and are being procured at best possible prices.
Qualifications
At Watervale Investments, we seek new team members who are first and foremost eager to learn and grow in their roles.
We put less of an emphasis on formal qualifications and look carefully at candidates’ abilities, experience and character.
Any candidate who feels they can undertake the responsibilities above to a high standard is welcome to apply.
Candidates should demonstrate the following in their application materials:
·         Preference for someone who has worked in operations/warehousing in a manufacturing company
·         At least 3 years management experience managing a team of at least 10 individuals.
·         Experience working with/around quality control.
·         Eagerness to join a young, quickly-growing organization and team
·         Understanding of Stock Management Systems;
·         Ability to manage time and workload effectively.
·         Excellent communication skills; both written and verbal
·         Experience in negotiating and working with suppliers.
·         Ability to work in a team environment and motivate others.
·         Keen attention to detail.
·         Out of the box thinker.
·         Multi-tasker who can think on their feet and work under pressure.
Competitive salary for management position, participation in a private pension scheme, opportunity for advancement and coaching by the company’s senior management.
CLICK HERE to apply online


Job Vacancy: Customer Engagement Officer
Job Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Watervale Investments is a young and quickly-growing company serving Kenya’s furniture industry. Backed by European and American investment, our mission is to make quality furniture more available and affordable to millions of Kenyans. We offer an exciting, dynamic working environment with opportunity for growth for our employees.
The Customer Engagement Officer role will focus on developing and managing relationships with our customers. The officer will be responsible for all aspects of our customer relationships – from customer acquisition to marketing new product lines to account management.
This is an excellent opportunity for an early-career professional with strong customer relations and analytical skills to take up a business-to-business engagement role.
The Customer Engagement Officer will be based from our office on Mombasa Road (near Cabanas), but will travel regularly within and outside Nairobi. Regular visitation to customer shops will be an important part of the role. Candidates should therefore be comfortable with significant travel and field work.
This is a long-term, salaried position with the added opportunity of earning commissions from sales. Our company is growing quickly and there are ample opportunities for professional development and career growth for exceptional candidates.
Responsibilities
Account Management
·         Take responsibility for placing orders according to credit rules and credit limit established by your supervisor
·         Manage customers’ payment schedule and ensure that customers adhere to credit limits
·         Build long-term relationships with clients and service recurring order needs
·         Provide all customer support required by the clients in your portfolio
Network Within the Industry and Identify New Clients
·         Build and grow relationships within the furniture manufacture industry
·         Use industry networks and other means to generate new leads on an on-going basis
·         Develop a strong understanding of competitors and competing products on the market
Present Products to Prospective Customers
·         Pursue leads, research prospects and make initial introductory calls
·         Make product presentations which show an in-depth understanding of our products and the client’s needs
·         Offer recommendations to your supervisor about creditworthiness of new customers
·         Close relationships and coordinate orders with our warehouse
Qualifications, Experience and Skills
·         A preference for 1-2 years’ experience in a role with sales or customer relations responsibilities
·         Furniture industry knowledge or experience is a plus, but not a requirement
·         Extremely strong interpersonal skills and success developing productive professional relationships
·         A mature professional who can comfortably relate with business owners and senior purchasing managers
·         Strong analytical skills and attention to detail—ability to analyze customer statements and proactively identify and address issues with customer accounts
·         Proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel
·         Eager to join a young, quickly-growing organization and team
CLICK HERE to apply online

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